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Monthly Archives: May 2016

Metallica’s new album will be done this Summer

Posted by on May 31, 2016

Metallica’s last album Death Magnetic was released back in 2008 and considering their usual 5 year cycle between each of their releases, we haven’t received any new music in a while (because we refuse to acknowledge Lulu as “music), but after some time, the question now is, do we want it? Going back to all the times […]

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As Louder Than Life fest announced, rock and metal fests getting mainstream props

Posted by on May 31, 2016

Today, the lineup for the third incarnation of Kentucky’s Louder than Life Festival was announced. Like many of the other regional festivals that have been announced in the last month or so, the lineup splits the difference between metal and hard rock, with many of the biggest names in both. Slipknot, Disturbed, Korn, Slayer and Avenged […]

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Recap: Maryland Deathfest 2016 – Part 1

Posted by on May 31, 2016

Over the past weekend, the biggest annual gathering of metalheads in the US took place with the latest installment of the Maryland Deathfest. The eagerness for the “America’s biggest metal party of the year” was visible among my list of friends and foes planning to lose their necks and minds over the excellent list of […]

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Video premiere: Ghost Ship Octavius, “In Dreams”

Posted by on May 31, 2016

Seattle essentially got their own metal supergroup when Ghost Ship Octavius formed back in 2013. Featuring guitarist Matt Wicklund (God Forbid, Himsa) and former Nevermore drummer Van Williams, the band successfully crowdfunded their debut album, a progressive and heavy collection of songs ably fronted by newcomer Adon Fanion’s vocals. The band filmed a video at Seattle’s […]

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Remember When: Manowar appeared on Nickelodeon?

Posted by on May 31, 2016

It’s not that often when metal creeps its way into mainstream pop culture. So when metal/hard rock acts do actually pop up in beloved sitcoms, dramatic films, cartoons or even reality series, it’s kind of awesome. So in the weekly column Remember When, Metal Insider recalls the most random instances of metal’s elite appearing in front […]

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Review and Photos: Rock On The Range 2016

Posted by on May 31, 2016

  In 2007 Rock on the Range was brought to life, when 35,000 “Rangers” sold out Columbus Crew Stadium for its inaugural event. With just 14 bands on the original lineup, a new Rock/Metal festival was born. Fast forward to 2016, which marked the 10th anniversary for Rock on the Range, and over 120,000 people […]

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Metallica’s James Hetfield joins C.O.C. onstage in Oakland

Posted by on May 30, 2016

Corrosion of Conformity have been on a roll since reforming the Anomisity-era lineup in 2010. However, it was last year when Down’s Pepper Keenan rejoined the band that things really started taking off. The guitarist and singer, who joined the band in 1989, but took over on vocals for 1994’s’s southern rock-influenced Deliverance, had never quit the band, but […]

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Venom Inc. North American tour starts next week – win tickets!

Posted by on May 28, 2016

When your band is influential enough to have a whole genre of metal named after one of your songs (that’d be “Black Metal”), then it’s safe to say you have a legacy. And when Venom founding members Jeffrey “Mantas” Dunn and Anthony “Abbadon” Bray formed Venom Inc. last year with onetime member Tony “Demolition Man” […]

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New & Noteworthy, May 27th – Nothing Stands in Our Way

Posted by on May 27, 2016

  As we roll into summer, more and more great bands are releasing their new albums, filling the charts with heavy music. The summer touring season is always a great time for new releases, and we’re getting into that period in full swing. Just look at the list of new music coming out today – […]

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Just in time for Summer, here’s black ice cream

Posted by on May 27, 2016

  Food in and of itself isn’t particularly metal. Sure, maybe devil’s food cake, but there’s nothing particularly Satanic about it. However, you can alter the presentation of food to make it metal and/or goth, like the Slayer pizza. Or, like Burger King you can make it black. However, if you don’t want to a) go […]

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