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Author Archives: Bram Teitelman

R.I.P. Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali

Posted by on August 21, 2020

  After a battle with pancreatic cancer, Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali died yesterday evening (20). He was 68. Last April, the drummer was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer and given six months to live. Not only did he live for sixteen months, he was able to join Quiet Riot onstage last October at […]

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Round Hill Music Partners With Songwriting/Production Team 4 Horsemen

Posted by on August 21, 2020

This probably won’t come as a surprise to you, but a lot of songs you’re hearing aren’t all written by the artists. Take, for example, this week’s #1 song at rock radio, Shinedown’s “Atlas Falls.” It was co-written by Zac Maloy, who some 90’s rock fans may remember as the frontman of The Nixons. He’s […]

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Everything Dies: On The Tenth Anniversary of Peter Steele’s Death

Posted by on April 14, 2020

  The first time I saw Type O Negative, they weren’t even Type O Negative yet. Visiting NYC for, I believe, the second time without my parents for the CMJ Music Marathon in 1990, I wasn’t (technically) old enough to drink, but that didn’t stop me from doing so while taking in as much live […]

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Video premiere: You’ll be “Fixated” on Demise of the Crown

Posted by on February 21, 2020

Montreal’s Demise of the Crown have a lot to offer metal fans, and it’s on all display on “Fixated,” which we’re premiering today. The second video from their forthcoming album, Life in the City. Kicking off with a rager of a riff, the song segues into the Warrel Dane-esque vocals of frontman Darren Beadman before exploding […]

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Metal Insider’s Bram Teitelman’s Top 10 Metal Albums of 2019

Posted by on December 20, 2019

  Wait, it’s the end of the year already? Wait it’s the end of the DECADE already? It’s been a crazy year that seems like a manic two months, and along the way, some pretty solid music came out. This list is in no order, mainly because I can’t say that there’s one album on […]

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Ozzy Osbourne postpones European tour, North America dates still on

Posted by on October 9, 2019

Mama he’s staying home. Earlier this year, Ozzy Osbourne scrapped his touring plans for the rest of 2019 following a fall in which he needed surgery. Earlier today, he gave an update regarding his touring plans. The good news is that the North American tour dates, which will now start in May of next year, […]

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Tool selling additional deluxe CD packages (until Midnight only!)

Posted by on September 5, 2019

  If you didn’t preorder Tool’s Fear Inoculum or rush out to a record store purveyor on it’s release date last Friday to pick up the $40 limited edition deluxe version of the CD, you pretty much found yourself out of luck – until NOW. Through 11:59pm tonight (5), the band have found an additional allotment […]

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Report: Steven Adler rushed to hospital after stabbing himself

Posted by on June 28, 2019

Last night, Steven Adler was admitted to a hospital for what TMZ is calling a suicide attempt after being found with a stab wound to his stomach. The former Guns n’ Roses drummer was found at his Los Angeles home after someone called 911 to report that someone had stabbed themselves. Upon arrival, police and […]

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Petition launched to name black hole after Chris Cornell

Posted by on April 13, 2019

If you’re a fan of science, progress, or overall really cool things happening, you were probably delighted the other day along with the rest of the world when the first actual photograph of a black hole was made public. After getting over the initial thrill of seeing an image of something with a mass of […]

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Requiem for the Trocadero

Posted by on March 29, 2019

It’s old news by now – Philly concert venue The Trocadero is closing for good in May. The Chinatown venue will fade into the annals of Philly history, like other venues have done and will continue to do around the country. And sure, since companies like AEG and Live Nation have expanded into Philly with […]

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