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Monthly Archives: July 2017

Corey Taylor says Chad Kroeger’s bandmates apologized following ‘Nickelback lite’ comment

Posted by on July 27, 2017

Corey Taylor has been on the road with Stone Sour, and during their trek, fans from across North America have been shouting, “fuck Nickelback.” It all started when Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger called Stone Sour, “Nickelback lite.” Taylor’s first reaction was to remind the frontman he was once considered the ugliest dude in rock followed […]

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Watch Floridian fan attempt to mosh in a garbage can

Posted by on July 27, 2017

It seems anything is possible when it comes to a mosh pit. There have been dinosaurs, aliens, chickens, superheroes, and many more packed between the moshers and headbangers. However, there’s always that one who finds a way to step their game up. Late last month on June 30th, a fan managed to walk into a […]

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Review/Photos: Ozzy Osbourne, Korn, KISS headline Second Annual Chicago Open Air Festival

Posted by on July 27, 2017

The second annual Chicago Open Air Festival took place this past July 14th-16th at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois. Metal Insider was on site to take in all the music, food, and experiences. Friday Arriving Friday afternoon, the sounds of Failure/Anthem rang out as they opened the second stage to a crowd who was still […]

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Review: Ghost scare up an Iron Maiden off date, 7/20/17, The Fillmore Philadelphia

Posted by on July 27, 2017

Ghost provides an evening immersed in the hyperreal. One can look at the Ghost stage and imagine themselves in some type of alternate reality where one comes to worship at the altar of Papa Emeritus in his infernal and nocturnal glory. Over 2,500 members of the flock attended Papa’s ritual in Philadelphia last night at […]

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Dream Theater announce third leg of their ‘Images, Words & Beyond’ tour

Posted by on July 26, 2017

Dream Theater will return for the third time, for their Images, Words & Beyond tour. Therefore, you are out of excuses for missing them for a third time and now is your chance to join the celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of their acclaimed Images and Words. The North American dates kick off on October […]

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Ne Obliviscaris unleash details on new album ‘Urn,’ debut “Intra Venus” video

Posted by on July 26, 2017

Three years ago, Ne Obliviscaris’ second studio album Citadel was released, and we continue getting lost in the “Painters of the Tempest” three part series. Since then, these Australian progressive metal masterminds found a way to travel to the other side of the world to areas including North America and Europe, along with creating their […]

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Chelsea Wolfe haunts us with a “Vex”-ing new song

Posted by on July 26, 2017

Chelsea Wolfe recently announced her new album Hiss Spun will be released on September 22nd via Sargent House. During that time, she premiered the new song “16 Psyche”, featuring Troy Van Leeuwen (Queens of the Stone Age, Failure) on lead guitar. Today, thanks to The Fader, Wolfe unveiled another new song, “Vex.” You also get to […]

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Metal by Numbers, 7/26: Linkin Park’s sad return; Silverstein’s biggest debut

Posted by on July 26, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Well, we knew this might happen. Inevitably, when an artist dies, their sales increase. Old fans that grew up on a band’s music pick up the album that meant so much to them that […]

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Opeth’s Mikael Åkerfeldt shares his top ten favorite metal albums

Posted by on July 26, 2017

It wasn’t too long ago when Gojira’s Joe Duplantier surprised us when he revealed Mastodon’s Emperor of Sand as one of his top ten favorite metal albums of all time. We were shocked when we noticed Rob Zombie’s Hellbilly Deluxe is one of Ozzy Osbourne’s. Rolling Stone revealed another selection and this time, it’s Opeth’s […]

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Ronnie James Dio hologram announces ‘Dio Returns’ World Tour

Posted by on July 26, 2017

  Earlier this year, a hologram of the late Ronnie James Dio made its US debut at the 28th annual Pollstar Awards. Since then, his widow Wendy hinted of a World Tour featuring the late icon performing hits throughout his career including songs “Holy Diver,” “Rainbow in the Dark,” Black Sabbath’s “Neon Knights,” “Heaven and […]

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