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Monthly Archives: August 2014

So Jake from Periphery really likes ‘GTA’

Posted by on August 27, 2014

Grand Theft Auto is one of the most successful franchises in video game history. Thankfully, it’s one of the  best, and it’s continually kept metal in its DNA. Driving around fake Miami while Slayer’s “Raining Blood” blasts is something no metal fan that ever played Grand Theft Auto: Vice City will forget. And Max Cavalera and Axl […]

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Have you picked up your Metal Insider shirt yet?

Posted by on August 27, 2014

If you were in Richmond, VA earlier this month for the GWAR-B-Q, or have been out an about in New York at shows, you might have seen something you haven’t seen before – Metal Insider t-shirts. Enough bands and fans of the site have asked us if and when we’ll be making Metal Insider merch, and […]

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Baroness’ Peter Adams talks about fly fishing

Posted by on August 27, 2014

There’s a podcast for almost everything right now, and while we tend to listen to more of the comedy and/or metal ones out there, there are podcasts dedicated to fly fishing. While that’s not all that surprising, as city dwellers, we probably wouldn’t have known about it if it wasn’t for Baroness’ Facebook page telling […]

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Darkest Hour’s Mike Schleibaum: “If It’s Not Dangerous And It’s Not Crazy, Then It’s Not F**king Interesting”

Posted by on August 27, 2014

Darkest Hour has never been one to repeat itself. Yet with its self-titled eighth album, the Washington D.C. band may have outdone itself. While it still captures Darkest Hour’s massive heavy riffs, the album is by far its most melodic and assessable release to date. Yet as guitarist Mike Schleibaum put it when speaking to […]

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Metal By Numbers 8/27: Space Ace invades the top 10

Posted by on August 27, 2014

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Yeah, we know Ace Frehley isn’t technically the Spaceman anymore; we’ve written enough stories about that to know, trust us. But you have to admit that the man still has a strong, uh, affinity […]

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Today in crowdfunding: Help ‘Metal Maniacs’ co-founder beat cancer

Posted by on August 27, 2014

Much like journalism as a whole, metal journalism has changed drastically in the last decade. Today, people get their metal news from reading web sites like this one, picking up Decibel or Revolver on newsstands, and occasionally seeing the likes of Rolling Stone throw metal fans a bone. There used to be plenty more places to read about metal […]

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Body Count’s Vincent Price talks new album, touring, GWAR

Posted by on August 27, 2014

Just before the release of their fifth album, Manslaughter, we had a chance to catch up with Body Count frontman and actor/rapper Ice-T. While he told us a lot about the album, the  band and the backlash the band’s gotten over the years, we also had the opportunity to catch up with Body Count’s bassist, […]

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Obituary share ‘Visions in My Head’

Posted by on August 27, 2014

Tampa, FL death metal pioneers Obituary present their first full song from their upcoming album, Inked In Blood. The song, “Visions in My Head”  was featured in part on last weeks sampler, along with “Violence,” and “Inked In Blood.” Kickstarter backers, who helped raise over $60,000 for the recording process, got the song last night. The album, Inked […]

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Interview: Biblical talk stoner rock at Heavy Montreal

Posted by on August 27, 2014

I caught up with Toronto hard rock outfit Biblical after their set amidst the trees on Heavy Montreal’s Forest Stage. Their debut album Monsoon Season dropped in March and they’ve been touring with a variety of heavy bands, grabbing attention from both critics and fans with their personal take on the old-school Southern groove. I […]

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We Came As Romans cover The Wanted; here’s why it kinda makes sense

Posted by on August 27, 2014

Are you familiar with “Glad You Came,” by UK boy band, The Wanted? If not, then you don’t have a kid sister and probably didn’t listen to the radio two years ago. The song was pretty inescapable at top 40 radio, and now We Came as Romans have re-appropriated it in a live and heavier version […]

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