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Monthly Archives: February 2018

Will Haven premiere new song “Winds of Change”

Posted by on February 28, 2018

Will Haven have teamed up with Metal Injection to premiere their latest track “Winds of Change.”  The song is taken from their upcoming album Muerte, which will be released on March 23rd. Guitarist Jeff Irwin commented: “This is probably my favorite song on the record. It was written somewhat early on and went through a […]

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K.K. Downing clarifies his statement on Judas Priest producer Andy Sneap

Posted by on February 28, 2018

Earlier today, we reported that Judas Priest’s Rob Halford believed K.K. Downing’s comment on producer Andy Sneap was an insinuation on covering Glenn Tipton’s parts on their new album Firepower. Despite leaving out an explanation on why they didn’t ask Downing to rejoin the group for their tour, Halford didn’t seem too thrilled with his […]

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Epica unleashes animated video for “Decoded Poetry”

Posted by on February 28, 2018

Today (28th), Epica have released the third and final video for their animated trilogy taken from their latest EP The Solace System, which was released in September 2017 via Nuclear Blast. These Dutch symphonic metal masters have previously unleashed videos for “The Solace System” and “Immortal Melancholy” and now, the final animated chapter, “Decoded Poetry” […]

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The Black Dahlia Murder and Whitechapel announce co-headlining tour w/Fleshgod Apocalypse, Aversions Crown & Shadow of Intent

Posted by on February 28, 2018

While here at Metal Insider, having a headbangers brawl about how much is too much to spend on concert tickets, it looks like the summer of 2018 is looking to be an expensive season. With that said, The Black Dahlia Murder and White Chapel have announced a co-headlining U.S tour with Fleshgod Apocalypse, Aversions Crown […]

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Metal By Numbers 2/28: The charts will find you

Posted by on February 28, 2018

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. I haven’t actually checked, but I’m pretty sure this is the largest list of debuts compiled yet for 2018. There’s a whopping 17 albums listed below, some you likely know, some you don’t know, […]

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Sevendust to release ‘All I See is War’ in May, announce North American tour

Posted by on February 28, 2018

Sevendust have finished working on their upcoming twelfth studio album and today (28th), they announced the release date. On May 11th, All I See is War will arrive via Rise Records. The follow-up to 2015’s Kill the Flaw is a first under Rise Records, which was recorded last fall with producer Michael “Elvis Baskette. Additionally, […]

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Headbangers Brawl: How much is too much to spend on concert tickets?

Posted by on February 28, 2018

The Smashing Pumpkins (semi) reunion tour might be adding dates in L.A. and Chicago, but ticket sales for the rest of the shows seem to be sluggish. Many are quick to point to bassist D’arcy Wretzky’s absence as a key reason for the initial low sales. However it’s safe to assume that another (and possibly even bigger) reason is the […]

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Rob Halford responds to K.K. Downing’s comments on Glenn Tipton’s involvement with ‘Firepower’

Posted by on February 28, 2018

Yesterday (27th), K.K. Downing expressed how he was “shocked and stunned” he wasn’t asked to rejoin Judas Priest for their tour following Glenn Tipton’s decision to retire from touring. During his statement, he also hinted that producer Andy Sneap did more than producing the band’s latest album Firepower, stating, “I have no doubt that his […]

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Check out the trailer for ‘Heavy Trip’ a Finnish comedy about a band called Impaled Rektum

Posted by on February 28, 2018

Heavy Trip, is a new comedy about a young dude trying to get an unknown band named Impaled Rektum to play the “hottest metal festival of Norway.” The film will be screened at this year’s SXSW in Austin TX, and you can check out the schedule here. Yesterday, the organizers of the film launched their […]

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Taake shares statement about the cancelled U.S tour. “Taake is not now, has never been, and never will be a Nazi band.”

Posted by on February 28, 2018

  Musicians have courted controversy for years. Hip-hop artists have previously used the Confederate flag as political art, and lets not forget the punk scene from the 70s and 80s with Sid Vicious (Sex Pistols) and Siouxsie and the Banshees who had the swastika symbol on their clothing. The offensive symbolism has been mainly used as […]

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