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Monthly Archives: November 2019

A conversation with Nile’s Karl Sanders on ‘Vile Nilotic Rites’

Posted by on November 29, 2019

Nile have been on tour in support of their new album Vile Nilotic Rites, which was released on November 1st via Nuclear Blast (order here). We recently caught up with frontman/guitarist Karl Sanders to discuss their latest effort, and more. What was the creative process for the new album, Vile Nilotic Rites? Well, we wrote […]

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Alcest’s Neige on the emotional journey with ‘Spiritual Instinct’

Posted by on November 29, 2019

Alcest’s latest offering, Spiritual Instinct, is their most personal record to date as it captures the revolving emotions, many people experience. The group’s acclaimed 2016 album, Kodama, led the French duo to sign with Nuclear Blast and opened new doors for their latest effort, which was released on October 25th (order here). We caught up […]

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Novembers Doom’s Paul Kuhr: “It’s a sad world. It calls for some sad music.”

Posted by on November 29, 2019

Novembers Doom have been celebrating their thirtieth anniversary with the release of their new album, Nephilim Grove, which was released on November 1st via Prophecy Productions (order here). For those who haven’t listened to this album yet, you should as it could be one of the strongest records of 2019. With that being said, we […]

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Mark Jansen reflects on the history and future of Epica

Posted by on November 29, 2019

Mark Jansen is one of the hardest working musicians around. During Epica’s downtime, the Dutch guitarist/singer is either working with MaYaN or his new project, United Metal Minds. Therefore, there’s always something for his fans. Epica has spent a decent amount of time celebrating ten years of Design Your Universe, which includes The Gold Edition […]

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Anette Olzon on The Dark Element’s new album ‘Songs the Night Sings’

Posted by on November 29, 2019

The Dark Element, symphonic power metal outfit featuring Insomnium/former Sonata Arctica guitarist Jani Liimatainen and former Nightwish singer Anette Olzon, have released their sophomore album, Songs the Night Sings, on November 8th via Frontiers Music SRL (order here). We recently caught up with Olzon to discuss their latest effort, life after Nightwish, and more.   Forgive […]

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Interview: Kenny Hickey (Type O Negative, Seventh Void) talks Silvertomb and ‘Edge of Existence’

Posted by on November 29, 2019

Silvertomb’s debut album Edge of Existence was released today (11/29 – order here) via Long Branch Records. The project formed back in 2017 by Kenny Hickey (Type O Negative, Seventh Void) along with Johnny Kelly (Type O Negative, Danzig), Hank Hell (Seventh Void, InHuman), Joseph James (Agnostic Front, In Human), and Aaron Joos (Awaken the […]

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Dropkick Murphys week long Boston blowout for St. Patrick’s Day

Posted by on November 29, 2019

  In what has become an annual tradition, Dropkick Murphys often play a show in their hometown of Boston, Massachusetts on St. Patrick’s Day. Growing over the past few years, they have added multiple shows on consecutive days leading up to the holiday, as well as a full professional boxing match. For 2020, Dropkick Murphys […]

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New & Noteworthy: November 29th, 2019 – Turkey Decapitation Edition

Posted by on November 29, 2019

New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. This week features new music from Cattle Decapitation, Prong, and a few more. For last week’s releases you can check out the last New & Noteworthy, and for the latest sales numbers […]

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Metal By Numbers 11/27: No charts left behind

Posted by on November 27, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   It’s still kind of hard for me to believe that Thanksgiving is tomorrow. This is despite the fact that all my day job has been this past week is being surrounded by people […]

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Bask brings their Appalachian charm and melody to Philly

Posted by on November 27, 2019

Bask was checking into Kung Fu Necktie in Philadelphia’s Fishtown section this past November 25, 2019 and Metal Insider was there to… well… bask in this band’s goodness! The band featured songs off of their most recent III record, which is out now on Season of Mist records. If you haven’t listened to this record […]

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