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Monthly Archives: December 2018

Metal Insider’s Top 10 Shocking Moments of 2018

Posted by on December 31, 2018

2018 has been one strange year filled with conspiracies, farewell tours, and a few bold statements. While we’ve shared a few of our favorite concerts, as well as Bram’s, Zach’s, Matt’s, Jeff’s, Josh’s, Joe’s, and Zenae’s favorite metal albums of 2018; it’s now time to reveal our top ten shocking moments of the year, which […]

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Headbanger’s Brawl: Arch Enemy and the “banned” photographer

Posted by on December 31, 2018

  It’s been a while since we had a headbanger’s brawl, and figured, there’s no better way to end 2018 with an opinionated debate. While most of us spent Christmas day away from our computers, J Salmeron of Metal Blast published a lengthy editorial explaining how he was banned from shooting Arch Enemy. This has […]

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Interview: J Salmeron on being blacklisted from Arch Enemy

Posted by on December 31, 2018

On Christmas day, J Salmeron, writer/photographer/editor of Metal Blast, decided to publish an editorial on how he got banned from shooting Arch Enemy. We recently caught up with Salmeron to discuss why he went public, the overall response, and more. Did you do all of this to be paid with “exposure”? Let me give you […]

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Interview: John Garcia (ex-Kyuss) on new album, finding balance, and more

Posted by on December 31, 2018

On January 4th, 2019, John Garcia’s new album John Garcia And The Band of Gold is scheduled to arrive via Napalm Records. We spoke to the former Kyuss singer on his record, the value of family, U.S. and Europe touring comparisons, and more. How would you compare John Garcia And The Band Of Gold to […]

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Yashira drummer Seth Howard dead at 24, band issue statement

Posted by on December 31, 2018

We are saddened to hear about the passing of Yashira drummer Seth Howard. He was only 24-years-old. News4Jax reported, Howard was killed this past Saturday (29th) after driving his car into another in Bradford County. The collision took place at around 11:20 PM when Howard was driving north on SW State Road 231 and struck […]

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Angela Gossow & Thunderball Clothing issue new statements on backlash for “banning” photographer

Posted by on December 30, 2018

Two days have passed since Thunderball clothing issued an apology statement and now, due to receiving a heap of backlash, the company decided to close up shop. J Salmeron, writer/photographer, and editor of Metal Blast contacted Thunderball clothing back in June after he noticed the company shared his image of Arch Enemy’s Alissa White-Gluz on […]

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Thunderball Clothing apologizes to “banned” photographer

Posted by on December 28, 2018

Thunderball Clothing owner Marta Gabriel has issued an official apology statement to J Salmeron, writer/photographer and editor of Metal Blast. Salmeron contacted Marta back in June after he noticed the clothing company shared his image of Arch Enemy’s Alissa White-Gluz on Instagram. Instead of Marta responding directly to Salmeron, she forwarded the message to the […]

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Alissa White-Gluz and Angela Gossow respond to “banned” photographer

Posted by on December 27, 2018

  J Salmeron, writer/photographer/editor of Metal Blast, surprised Arch Enemy and their fans as he penned a lengthy piece on Christmas Day explaining how he got banned and blacklisted from taking photographs of the band. The incident took place this past June after covering FortaRock Festival in the Netherlands which also included acts such as […]

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Late All that Remains guitarist Oli Herbert’s home to be repossessed

Posted by on December 27, 2018

The Hartford Courant has reported the home where All That Remains guitarist Oli Herbert lived and near where he was found dead may soon be on the foreclosure market. The bank allegedly gave Herbert a $132,000 mortgage to buy his home and now the bank’s attorney is requesting the judge to grant a strict foreclosure […]

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Van Halen rumor alert: 2019 stadium tour with Michael Anthony?!

Posted by on December 26, 2018

    Earlier this month, Van Halen singer David Lee Roth revealed to Vulture that the group’s first show in four years could be at the Yankee Stadium. The singer also mentioned a handful of special guests would potentially be there including members of Metallica and Foo Fighters. While that information hasn’t been confirmed and […]

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