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Monthly Archives: January 2019

Swallow the Sun’s latest record shines darkly

Posted by on January 31, 2019

Finland’s Swallow the Sun brings their cold, atmospheric brand of doomy, melodic extreme metal with a hefty dose of melancholy.  When A Shadow is Forced Into the Light is a masterful foray into Northern doom.  Dark and beautiful.  Majestic yet foreboding. This the band’s shortest record I can remember.  Eight tracks at under an hour.  […]

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Top 5 records released by Revelation Records

Posted by on January 31, 2019

This coming March, Youth of Today featuring their We’re Not in This Alone lineup, plays a one-off show at the Brooklyn Bazaar. While Youth of Today had many iterations, all lineups are truly considered classic. The impact of bands like Youth of Today and other acts on Huntington Beach’s Revelation Records still resonates decades after […]

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Interview: A Pale Horse Named Death’s Sal Abruscato on new album, Life of Agony departure, and more

Posted by on January 31, 2019

On January 18th, A Pale Horse Named Death released their first album in nearly six years with When the World Becomes Undone (order here). It is the overall third record from the group featuring former Life of Agony and Type O Negative members. We spoke to the group’s mastermind Sal Abruscato a few days prior […]

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Boundaries’ Top 5 albums that got them into heavier music

Posted by on January 31, 2019

The Connecticut metal outfit Boundaries’ new album, My Body In Bloom, will be released on February 22nd via Unbeaten Records (pre-order here). As seen from the group’s latest single “Blush,” the record will consist of grooves, blasts and heavy breakdowns. Speaking of heavy, we asked the band what albums got them into heavier music as they […]

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Avantasia’s Tobias Sammet – “heavy metal and Rock n’ Roll is not about making sense”

Posted by on January 31, 2019

Tobias Sammet’s Avantasia project’s new album Moonglow will be released on February 15th via Nuclear Blast (pre-order here). The record is the follow-up to 2016’s Ghostlights, which brought the heavy metal project to North America for the first time. We spoke to Sammet on the upcoming record, touring plans, dissect a few songs, and more. […]

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Metal Insider counts down the Top 5 King Diamond records of all time

Posted by on January 31, 2019

  With the recent release of King Diamond’s Live DVD, Songs For the Dead Live (read our review), we thought it was an appropriate time to revisit some of King Diamond’s most celebrated work in his vast catalog. Though all of King’s 12 studio records are classic, we comprised this Top 5 list of what we think are […]

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Ten metal reunions we’d love to see but probably never will

Posted by on January 31, 2019

We might already be a month in to 2019, and this year has been peppered with great news on upcoming tours, but there’s still a good 10+ months to give metal fans what they’ve been salivating for. Here’s our Top 10 reunions we’d like to see: 10) Deicide – 1989-2004 lineup   Glen Benton – […]

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Kvelertak working on new album for 2019 release

Posted by on January 31, 2019

Norwegian rock band Kvelertak has announced plans to release a new album in 2019. Guitarist Vida Landa made the announcement in a recent interview with Overdrive. According to Landa, the band is still in the writing phase of the album. Talking about the album’s writing process, he said “Right now, it’s kind of hard to […]

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Video Interview: M.I Crowley caught up with Michael and Todd of Queensryche

Posted by on January 31, 2019

On Episode 14 of Metal Insider’s Newsroom With M.I Crowley, Crowley caught up with Queensrÿche’s Michael Wilton and Todd La Torre. The two discussed the group’s new album, The Verdict, which will be released on March 1st via Century Media. They also addressed topics such as La Torre recording drums on the album, an update […]

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Psycroptic announce U.S tour w/ Cannibis Corpse, Gorod, & Micawber

Posted by on January 30, 2019

New tour dates for Psycroptic have been announced as Cannibis Corpse, Gorod, and Micawber will be joining them in support for the run.  The tour is in support of the group’s latest effort, As The Kingdom Drowns.  Tour dates: 04/12 Brooklyn, NY @ Gold Sounds 04/13 Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall 04/14 Cincinnati, OH […]

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