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Author Archives: Bram Teitelman

System of a Down update: New album coming maybe never, says John Dolmayan

Posted by on June 11, 2018

It’s been over 12 years since System of a Down released their double album, Mezmerize/Hypnotize. Since then, the band have toured sporadically and been involved with multiple other projects, and while the flames were fanned when the band said that they had new music they were working on back in 2016, nothing’s come of it yet. […]

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Exclusive premiere: Sepultura, “Orgasmatron” live in Barcelona 1991

Posted by on June 7, 2018

On June 15th, Rhino Records will release an expanded edition of Sepultura’s fourth album, Arise. While the Brazilian thrash titans had been around since 1984, their second release for Roadrunner Records was the one that broke through in America, perhaps due to the classic “Dead Embryonic Cells.” And while a remastered version of that album alone […]

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Ghost fans raise over $7,000 for fan that died at show

Posted by on June 5, 2018

Last Thursday’s Ghost show should have been a joyous affair. On the eve of Prequelle‘s release, they were playing a sold-out show in Milwaukee to be followed by an in-store where fans could purchase the album. However, they cut the show short and cancelled the in-store after Jeffrey Fortune, a Ghost fan, died of natural causes, […]

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Headbangers Brawl: Should As I Lay Dying lay dormant?

Posted by on June 5, 2018

It’s been six years since As I Lay Dying released any new music … as a result of singer Tim Lambesis’ actions five years ago. But after posting a teaser video this past weekend, Lambesis appears to be fulfilling a promise he made shortly after his release from prison last year. It remains unclear whether Lambesis is reforming As I […]

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I peed in Korn’s food: Marilyn Manson

Posted by on May 25, 2018

Recently, Marilyn Manson sat down with Rob Zombie to chat about the duo’s upcoming summer tour. Typical promotion, right? Sure, but during an exchange about the first time they heard each other’s music, Zombie mentioned that the first time he’d heard Manson’s music was back in 1995, when an early tour found the band sandwiched […]

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What’s the fastest metal song?

Posted by on May 25, 2018

The metal scene is full of top tens. Best, heaviest, loudest – they are all subjective and set the scene for debate that can rage for hours, weeks or even years – after all, nobody is really right or wrong. Fastest, though – surely that’s a measure we can pick apart and analyze, particularly in […]

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Rush’s “2112” as set to ‘Peanuts’ characters is why the internet was invented

Posted by on May 24, 2018

There’s a lot of people with too much time on their hands, and in some cases, that’s a great thing. Sometimes, with the internet, it works against us (see 4Chan or that “cash me ousside” girl). On he other hand, sometimes you’ll get Garren Lazar, who synced the entirety of Rush’ “2112” overture to footage […]

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Ghost’s Tobias Forge is perfectly ok with lawsuit

Posted by on May 24, 2018

While we certainly weren’t the ones to break it, we’ve known since 2011 that Ghost’s mysterious leader, initially known as Papa Emeritus and now as Cardinal Copia, was Tobias Forge. That became public knowledge last year as the result of a lawsuit brought against the band by former members, which is how we also found […]

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The Syndicate is looking to expand their metal department

Posted by on May 23, 2018

It’s not a big secret that Metal Insider’s parent company is The Syndicate. As an entertainment-focused company, one of the cornerstones of the company is radio promotion, and metal radio promotion has been a big part of it since the beginning. Now we have a rare opportunity to expand the department. If you’re in the […]

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Summer Slaughter lineup, tour dates leak

Posted by on May 22, 2018

With Memorial Day Weekend just around the corner, that means it’s the official start of Summer. Well, even though Summer doesn’t reallllly start until June. However, another harbinger of the Summer is when the Summer Slaughter lineup rumors start popping up. The season’s longest-running heavy tour will begin it’s 12th incarnation this season, and according […]

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