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Monthly Archives: July 2016

Review and Photos: Return of the Dreads spooks the Irvine Meadows

Posted by on July 29, 2016

Recently, we’ve had a resurgence of bands who peaked their career back in the early 2000’s and that gives the opportunity to put great tour packages together to bring some of that nostalgia back and add a fresh new twist with an interesting setlist. Rob Zombie and Korn announced their so-called Return of the Dreads tour […]

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Amplified: Gus MacArthur talks about first instruments, early inspirations

Posted by on July 29, 2016

Amplified is a weekly column focusing on new and emerging artists. Got a band that fits the bill? Email [email protected] California oddballs Gus McArthur recently released their debut EP, Chapter I: Hysterics From The Book of Gus, a truly fascinating cocktail of weirdness that effortlessly blends D&D-worthy folk, Bay Area thrash, neoclassical shred and some thoroughly […]

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New & Noteworthy, July 29th – Dawn of Decay

Posted by on July 29, 2016

This heat wave makes it nearly impossible to be enthusiastic about anything. In fact, there are only two things keeping me going during this: the thought of fall weather being just over six weeks away, and the release calendar that will accompany that weather when it arrives. That’s going to be an exciting time of […]

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Video: Warped Tour’s heaviest bands talk survival kit, their first Warped

Posted by on July 29, 2016

For 22 years now, the Vans Warped Tour has been a traveling summer camp for punk, emo and metal bands. Countless bands have gotten their first big nationwide exposure thanks to Kevin Lyman’s festival, and 2016 is no exception. This year, thanks to the Monster Energy Party Zone, the majority of the heavy band playing are […]

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Happy Friday, here’s another Tool (non) update

Posted by on July 29, 2016

It’s been 3,744 days since Tool released their last album, 10,000 Days. Somehow, it feels like longer, but in the decade plus since April 28, 2006, we have gotten at least some information about the band’s sixth album. Namely that a legal issue with a former friend of the band that designed artwork dragged out for years […]

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Remember When: Korn solved the mystery behind Pirate Ghosts on ‘South Park’?

Posted by on July 29, 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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Science found the most metal word in the English language

Posted by on July 28, 2016

Manowar is one of those bands you can learn their entire lyrical history by simply learning some key words like steel, blood, fire or sword and they even has a lyric generator if you want to test this theory. But Manowar is not the only sinner doing that and in fact, most of the heavy […]

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GWAR want to get you drunk; band talks vodka, 1 1/2 years of GWARbar

Posted by on July 28, 2016

It should come as no surprise that GWAR is releasing their own spirit. In fact, a valid question might be why it took them so long to do that. However, starting next month at the GWAR B-Q, you’ll be able to pick up (and put down) GWAR’s Arctic Snow Vodka, a potato vodka distilled at […]

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Former Mushroomhead singer admits Slipknot is better

Posted by on July 28, 2016

If you remember the early 2000’s, bands like Slipknot and Mushroomhead became popular for their stage outfits, specifically the masks they’ve been known for wearing the past few years. But on top of that, they were compared musically as both came out during the time nu metal was a thing and gained popularity. And while Mushroomhead […]

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Mose Giganticus find ‘Our Machine’

Posted by on July 28, 2016

Well, that didn’t take long, or did it? After a six year wait for new material, Mose Giganticus have just released Our Machine, a remix album that was thought to be lost had been found after sitting on a hard drive for ten years. Started in 2006, the project started as a collaborative effort to […]

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