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CMJ Music Marathon 2015: The week in metal

Posted by on October 13, 2015

This week marks the annual CMJ Music Marathon, an annual convention and music festival that takes place in New York centered around college radio. While radio can get ignored by some in the face of so many other entertainment options, there are still about 200 radio stations around the United States and Canada that feature metal programming. […]

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Before our CMJ listening party, check out a new Swallow the Sun track

Posted by on October 5, 2015

[youtube]https://youtu.be/n2gDskxLLMc[/youtube] Is your calendar marked yet? October 16th (that’s next Friday!) is our CMJ Listening Party at the Acheron in Brooklyn. If you’re anywhere near there, “attend Metal Insider CMJ happy hour listening party” should be on it. If you’re not in the area, “mourn the fact that you’re not in the area for it” […]

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Announcing Metal Insider’s CMJ Happy Hour listening party with Broken Hope and Swallow the Sun!

Posted by on September 15, 2015

For the fourth year in a row, Metal Insider will be at New York’s CMJ Music Marathon. This year, we’ll be hosting a happy hour listening party at the Acheron in Brooklyn on Friday, October 16th sponsored by our friends at Century Media Records. From 6-8, we’ll be screening selections from Broken Hope’s forthcoming DVD […]

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Metal Insider’s CMJ Showcase conquers Brooklyn

Posted by on October 24, 2014

CMJ week, as loaded as it is with high-quality concerts and not-to-miss bands, very often presents its attendees with difficult choices about which shows have to be seen and which ones can be passed over. Wednesday night, however, offered only one option to the metal fans attending this year’s iteration of the music celebration. Everyone in […]

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Tomorrow at CMJ! Scott Ian screening, Incite, ’68, Black Crown Initiate, Toothgrinder showcase

Posted by on October 21, 2014

Don’t forget, tomorrow, is Metal Insider day at CMJ! Things will be starting off at 3pm at Saint Vitus Bar (1120 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn NY) with a free screening of Scott Ian’s spoken word DVD/CD, Swearing Words in Glasgow. You’ve already probably gotten to hear Ian talk about the first time he ever got drunk (at […]

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Who’s metal’s next big band? CMJ panel attempts to find out

Posted by on October 21, 2014

Pretty much every discussion about metal among those in the industry comes down to “who’s the next X?” Not the ’80s punk band X, but whoever the next arena-filling marquee act will be, be it the next Metallica, Pantera, or even Mastodon. That was the topic for the metal panel at today’s CMJ Music Marathon convention, […]

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Come to our CMJ 2014 showcase on Wednesday and get a Toothgrinder EP!

Posted by on October 20, 2014

We’re only two days away from our third annual CMJ Metal Insider showcase, taking place on Wednesday (22) at The Wick in Brooklyn. And the killer lineup of Incite, ’68, Black Crown Initiate and Toothgrinder is already enough reason to roll out if you’re in or around the New York area. But just in case you […]

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CMJ Showcase Spotlight: Incite continue their evolution

Posted by on October 17, 2014

With their third album, Up In Hell, in stores, Incite is continuing to grow. Not just growing into their sound, either. Frontman Richie Cavalera is maturing as a band leader, helping the band focus their groove metal attack. He’s also had to oversee personnel changes in the band. And while the shadow of his stepfather, Soulfly/Cavalera […]

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CMJ Showcase Spotlight: ’68’s Josh Scogin talks his post-Chariot band

Posted by on October 16, 2014

When ’68 frontman and guitarist Josh Scogin’s last  band, The Chariot, abruptly broke up last year, many wondered what would become of its members. They didn’t have to wait that long to see what Scogin did, which was strip it down to just a two piece, re-emerging as ’68 with their debut album, In Humor […]

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CMJ 2014: The week in metal

Posted by on October 13, 2014

Next week, New York will be overtaken by hundreds of  bands from around the world, even more college students from the United States and Canada and countless music industry executives for the annual CMJ Music Marathon. If you’ve looked at Metal Insider in the last week or so, you know that we have a pair of events happening […]

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