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Monthly Archives: September 2014

Malcolm Young’s family confirms he’s suffering from dementia

Posted by on September 30, 2014

Last week, the Sydney Morning Herald tempered the excitement about AC/DC’s first album in six years, Rock or Bust, with the announcement that founding guitarist Malcolm Young was suffering from dementia. And while their report came from “a source,” the fact that the Herald was a legitimate news source lent it some credibility, even if there was nothing official. […]

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Jim Root says Stone Sour fired him over the phone

Posted by on September 30, 2014

It doesn’t seem like guitarist Jim Root got much say in his departure from Stone Sour. Much of the world found out about it via a sudden Facebook post earlier this year after Root write about it on his Instagram account. And while lineup changes in bands are a common occurrence, the fact that Root […]

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Nonpoint are “Breaking Skin” in new video

Posted by on September 30, 2014

Nonpoint just released a video from their brand new album, The Return. Vocalist Elias Soriano explained “Breaking Skin” to Revolver recently: “It’s about addiction, whether it be food, drugs, sex, lying, or anything, that tends to turn into an itch. You can’t stop scratching it so you break skin. Then, you’re bleeding. You need to get help at that […]

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Guns N’ Roses to tour in 2015; new album a possibility

Posted by on September 30, 2014

Guns N’ Roses guitarist DJ Ashba told Legendary Rock Interviews that 2015 will be a busy year for the band, with hitting the road and possibly a new album. Said Ashba: We are planning on doing quite a bit of touring this coming year. The focus is getting in a studio and putting together what we all […]

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Coliseum’s van taken for unsuccessful joyride

Posted by on September 30, 2014

Coliseum are currently recording their next album in Baltimore. That should be great for the band, but it’s not as great for their van. Unfortunately, it was stolen last night from outside the studio where they’re recording, making it a whole half block before crashing into another van (the one pictured). The band posted the […]

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Announcing Metal Insider’s 2014 CMJ Showcase with Incite, ’68, Black Crown Initiate and Toothgrinder

Posted by on September 30, 2014

Since Metal Insider began presenting showcases for the CMJ Music Marathon in 2012, we’ve had some great shows, be it Prong on a boat or Byzantine’s first New York appearance in seven years. We might have outdone ourselves this year, though. We’re happy to announce that on October 22, our third annual CMJ showcase, sponsored by […]

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Puig Destroyer full-album stream is a home run

Posted by on September 30, 2014

The debut self-titled full-length from Puig Destroyer is streaming in full, out today on No Sleep Records. The release is digital-only, and comes on the first day of the MLB playoffs, which seems fitting for a band named after LA Dodger outfielder Yasiel Puig (with a little influence from Pig Destroyer). Drum programmer Riley Breckenridge spoke about the album in […]

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Video premiere: Redemption, “Noonday Devil” live

Posted by on September 30, 2014

Los Angeles prog-metal supergroup Redemption released a live album before, 2209’s Frozen in the Moment – Live in Atlanta. That must have worked well for them, as they returned to the same place their last live album was recorded, Atlanta’s ProgPower Festival, to co-headline it in 2012. The band’s ensuing show was captured and is out […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Low’ by Testament turns 20 years old

Posted by on September 30, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. It seems Testament always has really interesting rotating lineups of great musicians. This time, James Murphy is on guitar, and John Tempesta is on drums. This album has heavy guitar playing, and a lot […]

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Did you hear this s**t about Slipknot’s Knotfest?

Posted by on September 30, 2014

If you’re heading out to Slipknot’s Knotfest next month, you’re going to be inundated with some amazing sights, some great sounds, and, well, the smell of shit. For serious. A press release about the festival states the following: “Knotfest has its own aroma that will infest your brain, body and clothes for days after the […]

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