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Monthly Archives: November 2019

Former Slipknot percussionist’s lawsuit against ex-business manager to be dismissed

Posted by on November 27, 2019

The first blow to former Slipknot percussionist Chris Fehn has been dealt. During a court appearance on Monday (11/26), Justice Melissa Anne Crane granted a motion to dismiss claims against Slipknot business manager Rob Shore on the grounds that there was not enough evidence that Shore was working in a fiduciary capacity to Fehn. Justice […]

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Jeff Podoshen speaks with Erik Danielsson of Watain

Posted by on November 27, 2019

I recently spoke with Erik Danielsson of Watain. He spoke about plans after this last part of the tour is complete as well as what happened at the airport. This was a fascinating talk with an insightful and extremely gifted and exciting artist.   You’ve mentioned this is the last part of the tour cycle […]

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Varials’ Travis Tabron talks new album ‘In Darkness’

Posted by on November 26, 2019

Varials have been busy as they just wrapped up their North American tour with Counterparts and Stray From the Path in support of their new album, In Darkness, which was released on October 11th via Fearless Records (order here). The Philadelphia metal outfit still has a few shows lined up before the year wraps up […]

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Deftones, System of a Down, Judas Priest, and more set for Hellfest 2020

Posted by on November 26, 2019

Now that Faith No More revealed their appearance at Hellfest, the lineup for next year’s festival is here. Deftones, Faith No More and System of a Down will headline Mainstage 01 as Volbeat, Deep Purple, and Judas Priest are set to lead Mainstage 02. As we’ve already seen Down reveal a few 2020 shows, the […]

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Faith No More announce first European shows in five years

Posted by on November 26, 2019

Faith No More have been teasing us all over the weekend on their return. While we hoped it meant new music, the group has announced their return to Europe for the first time in five years. Next year, Faith No More will perform at Hellfest on June 20th, Sunstoke on June 13th and Tons of […]

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Interview with Sariina Tani on Vesperith

Posted by on November 26, 2019

Vesperith, the Finnish experimental/black metal artist, has unleashed her debut self-titled album on Friday (22nd) via Svart Records (order here). According to the press, mastermind Sariina Tani expressed the record is, “a pilgrimage to the abyss. For many shadows, darkness, emptiness, or void are almost stigmatized as evil, bad, or scary, but I see almost […]

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Necronomicon casts a spell over Pennsylvania

Posted by on November 26, 2019

Legendary 30+ year veterans of extreme metal, Necronomicon blasphemed their way to Reading, Pennsylvania this past November 23, 2019 and Metal Insider was there! It was a dark and dreary night out in Central Pennsylvania, more than appropriate for the H.P. Lovecraft inspired masters from Quebec. Though the roads were wet and slippery, Necronomicon was […]

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Pollstar releases list of Top Touring Artists of the 2010s

Posted by on November 26, 2019

Music industry trade publication Pollstar has released their list of the top 20 touring artists of the 2010s. While the list includes newer pop artists like Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift, it also features established rock and metal bands who have proven to be huge draws over many decades. Topping off the list is U2, […]

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Turbokill’s Stephan Dietrich on debut album ‘Vice World’

Posted by on November 25, 2019

  Turbokill, the new German heavy metal project’s debut album Vice World was released on October 25th via Steamhammer Records (order here). The group consists of former Alpha Tiger frontman Stephan Dietrich along with Ronny Schuster (rhythm guitar), Daniel Kanzler (guitar), Marco “Fox” Grünwald (bass,) and Philipp “Nafta” Dießl (drums.) While the group are gearing […]

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Gideon guitarist Tyler Riley on ‘Out of Control’

Posted by on November 25, 2019

Gideon has evolved over the years. While each record showcases anger, their latest effort brought a new side of animosity as the Alabama metal giants have stepped away from their Christain roots, and more. Out of Control was released on October 11th via Equal Vision Records (order here), and since then, the group has been […]

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