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Monthly Archives: June 2016

Metal Insider’s Top 5: Metalhead soccer players

Posted by on June 28, 2016

If you’re American, chances are you don’t know or care much about the UEFA Euro, the most important European soccer tournament after the World Cup, or the Copa America, which recently ended the past weekend. All this soccer fever going on made us wonder, are there any heavy metal loving soccer players? After some research, we got our […]

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Tired of MP3 quality? Degrade your streaming even more with vinyl hiss

Posted by on June 28, 2016

One of the joys of owning vinyl is the ritual that goes with playing it. Opening the record, taking it out, reading the liner notes, putting it on a turntable and dropping the needle. The vinyl hiss caused by the needle hitting the groove of the record is another part of the ritual some might […]

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My First Metal Shirt: Riley McShane of Allegaeon reps Emperor

Posted by on June 28, 2016

  My First Metal Shirt is a regularly-occurring feature on Metal Insider where we talk to people involved in metal about the first-ever metal T-shirt they owned, their memories about it,  and hopefully, a picture of them in it. This week’s installment comes from Allegaeon vocalist Riley McShane. “The first metal shirt I got was an Emperor shirt with […]

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Headbangers Brawl: What metal band could surprise-release an album?

Posted by on June 28, 2016

This year has been a busy one for surprise releases. Radiohead released A Moon Shaped Pool with one day’s notice, Beyonce’s Lemonade was released following the airing of a special on HBO, Drake’s Views, which has been #1 for eight weeks in a row, was released exclusively to iTunes initially. Kanye West also rush released The Life of […]

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Firing members, eating right and taking insults with Whitechapel

Posted by on June 28, 2016

  Metal Blade records just released Whitechapel’s latest album Mark Of The Blade this past Friday, June 24th. As luck would have it, the band are routed all cross the United States as one of the main acts on the Warped Tour. And while many don’t like festivals of that ilk which rely heavily on corporate […]

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Icelandic soccer commentator gets black metal remix

Posted by on June 28, 2016

  While much of America doesn’t pay attention to soccer (or football as the rest of the world calls it) unless it’s the World Cup, the European championship is happening right now. Just yesterday, the Icelandic team beat England to move on to the quarter finals. However, last Wednesday, when they defeated Austria to move on, […]

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Album Anniversary: HammerFall’s debut album turns 19

Posted by on June 27, 2016

Sweden is known for their extreme metal, particularly their death metal from the early 90’s, but they also have calmer styles, like power and heavy metal. A good example of that is HammerFall, whose debut album Glory To The Brave is turning 19 years old today. HammerFall started as an idea from guitarist Oscar Dronjak after departing […]

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In Hearts Wake singer intervenes after security manhandles fan at Warped Tour

Posted by on June 27, 2016

It didn’t take long for there to be drama on this Summer’s Vans Warped Tour. In fact, at the first show in Dallas (24), Australian metalcore band In Heart’s Wake stopped their set when singer Jake Taylor noticed a would-be stage diver being restrained by security. He had the concertgoer in a headlock, and the […]

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25 Ta Life show that hardcore without drums isn’t very hardcore

Posted by on June 27, 2016

Is there anything that sounds less appetizing than the term “acoustic hardcore?” The only time it’s been even kind of been pulled off is when Henry Rollins does spoken word. However, that didn’t stop 25 Ta Life from playing at least one song without a drummer recently. And instead of it being all acoustic, it’s the band […]

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Pierce the Veil to play ‘Conan’ tonight

Posted by on June 27, 2016

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Pierce the Veil will be appearing on Conan tonight (27), playing “Circles.” The show airs on TBS at 11PM (10pm Central).

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