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Monthly Archives: December 2019

Metal Insider’s Top Ten Shocking Moments of the Decade (2010-2019)

Posted by on December 31, 2019

  The metal community has been slammed with ups and downs over the last ten years. The death toll alone requires its own column. We’ve had significant losses throughout the decade, including Peter Steele, Ronnie James Dio, Wayne Static, Lemmy Kilmister, Chris Cornell, Chester Bennington, Oli Herbert, Jill Janus, and many more. We’ve seen bands […]

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Metal Insider’s Elise Yablon’s Top Ten Metal Songs of 2019

Posted by on December 31, 2019

Being mostly a punk and alternative fan, 2019 has been an exploratory year for me in music as I dove headfirst into the world of metal for the first time. Slowly I’ve been broadening my knowledge of the genre, listening to various different artists as background noise at my day job and trying to incorporate […]

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Black Breath bassist Elijah Nelson has passed away

Posted by on December 30, 2019

In some rather sad news, Black Breath bassist Elijah Nelson has passed away this weekend. The cause of death hasn’t been revealed but Nelson was only 40-years-old. The Seattle death metal group’s most recent album is 2015’s Slaves Beyond Death.  Bands and friends of his have posted tributes, which can be seen below. “We are […]

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Marduk bassist Magnus “Devo” Andersson quits band

Posted by on December 30, 2019

Marduk bassist Magnus “Devo” Andersson has decided to quit the band to focus on studio work. The bassist originally joined the Swedish black metal group in 1992 as the guitarist. He originally exited the band in 1994 just to return roughly ten years later as the bassist.  Devo issued the following statement: “After a total […]

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Metal Insider’s Chris Annunziata’s Top 10 Metal Albums of 2019

Posted by on December 30, 2019

  Getting straight to the point, here are my Top 10 Metal Albums of 2019:   10) Jasta, The Lost Chapters Vol. 2 (Perseverance Media Group) If you happen to listen to my radio show or pay any attention to my posts, having Jasta on my list should be no surprise. This stellar record features many great […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 10 Stories of 2019

Posted by on December 27, 2019

While it’s no surprise to see Tool, Metallica, and Slayer land on our top ten stories of the year, there were a few surprises, including a fast-food restaurant chain. Here are Metal Insider’s Top Ten Stories of 2019. In case you missed our previous year-end and decade-end lists, check out our Top Ten Shocking Moments […]

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Metal Insider’s Top Ten Shocking Moments of 2019

Posted by on December 27, 2019

Compared to previous years, 2019 has been relatively peaceful. Arch Enemy didn’t ban another photographer (that we know of). Despite his failed comeback attempt, there wasn’t another Threatin. However, Green Day donated $2000 to cover damages from a hardcore show at your favorite family restaurant, Denny’s, and David Lee Roth crashed a stranger’s bachelor party […]

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New & Noteworthy: December 27th – Bring Me The New Releases (in 2020)

Posted by on December 27, 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 a surprise new album from Bring Me The Horizon. For last week’s releases you can check out the last New & Noteworthy, and for the latest sales numbers Metal […]

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Metal Insider’s Top Ten cover songs of 2019

Posted by on December 26, 2019

We’ve seen quite a few “Best Songs of 2019” lists. However, we decided to do something different and highlighted ten of our favorite cover songs that were released this year. In case you missed it, as we are currently wrapping up the year and decade, check out our other lists: Best Albums of the Decade, […]

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Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” hits one billion views on YouTube

Posted by on December 26, 2019

Nirvana’s iconic video for “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” has just exceeded one billion views on YouTube. The track is taken from the group’s legendary 1991 sophomore album, Nevermind.

Watch the clip below:

 

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