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Author Archives: Bram Teitelman

Vinnie Paul among those snubbed at Grammys ‘In Memoriam’ segment

Posted by on February 11, 2019

Like birds flying south for the winter or stores putting out their holiday decorations in mid-September, there are some yearly traditions that will continue on long after we’re gone. Bitching about the Grammy awards, specifically who was left off the ‘In Memoriam’ segment is one of them. And while every genre has its share of […]

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Film review: Lords of Chaos

Posted by on February 7, 2019

  By the very nature of its subject, Jonas Akerlund’s Lords of Chaos isn’t for everybody. Specifically, the black metal subculture by nature, is exclusionary and underground, so trve kvlt grim metalheads (including those that the film was based on) wrote it off as blasphemy before filming even began. Likewise, many mainstream cinema fans may not be […]

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Brian Johnson reportedly back in AC/DC

Posted by on January 30, 2019

While the future of AC/DC has been up in the air since September of 2016, it looks like there’s a possibility of not only the band continuing on, but with vocalist Brian Johnson back in the fold. The unlikely source of this still unconfirmed reunion comes from grindcore band Terrorizer, who posted the following on […]

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Ace Frehley unloads on Gene Simmons after interview

Posted by on January 30, 2019

KISS recently announced their final tour, which is something that they haven’t done since, well, 2000 (literally!). And with it kicking off in just two days, Gene Simmons spoke to Guitar World magazine, who are apparently not internet-savvy enough to link it on their own site (Blabbermouth is getting the glory and the clicks). Now […]

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Ozzy postpones remainder of European tour due to illness

Posted by on January 29, 2019

This week got off to a bad start for European ozzy Osbourne fans when the singer postponed the first four shows of his European tour due to illness. Today, the other shoe dropped, as the rest of the tour was postponed due to a severe upper respiratory infection. A remorseful Ozzy apologized via a press […]

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Deafheaven bassist launches crowdfunding for teeth after accident

Posted by on January 29, 2019

Life as a musician is basically a gamble. Making money from music isn’t guaranteed, and even if you’re in a successful band that tours, you’re still not guaranteed things many of us take for granted, like medical insurance. Deafheaven bassist Chris Johnson found out the hard way after suffering a bicycle accident, and has launched […]

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Vans Warped Tour’s 25th anniversary includes shows in Mountain View, Atlantic City and Cleveland

Posted by on January 28, 2019

There were a lot of tears shed, memories shared and “end of an era” stories written when the Vans Warped Tour wrapped up its final run after 24 years. However, just because something’s over doesn’t mean it’s the end (just ask Ozzy!). To coincide with its 25th anniversary, at the end of last year, Kevin […]

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Ozzy bursts blood vessel in eye

Posted by on January 25, 2019

Its not easy being Ozzy. The iconic vocalist has been battling his demons since before many of us were even born, but the Prince of Darkness was recently felled by something else entirely – a cough. Ozzy, who’ll be kicking off another leg of his “No More Tours 2” tour at the end of the […]

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Holy Shit – Mike Patton is singing the National Anthem tomorrow at the Rams/Cowboys game!

Posted by on January 11, 2019

We were just closing down shop for the weekend at Metal Insider when we got some late breaking news that is a phenomenal way to kick off your Friday afternoon/night – Mike Patton will be singing the National Anthem at tomorrow’s Rams/Cowboys NFC finals game! The Faith No More/Dead Cross/Tomahawk/everything-else-cool vocalist has one of the […]

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Wendys savagely flame broils metalcore bands on social media

Posted by on January 5, 2019

Giving an identity to a corporate brand can be a risky venture. What a marketing intern thinks is a brilliant idea while scheduling posts could be an ill-advised fail all around. However, Wendys has pretty much owned the space, trolling other fast food rivals and with one notable exception, doing it well. That’s why when […]

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