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Author Archives: Cara Scalcione-Hahn

Megadeth And Anthrax Bassists Join Forces For EP

Posted by on December 12, 2013

Bassists of The Big 4 have joined forces for a unique project. Anthrax’s Frank Bello and Megadeth’s David Ellefson announced that they’ve teamed up to record an EP under the name Altitudes & Attitude. The EP came as a result of the two writing together while traveling for the Metal Masters clinics. The resulting material […]

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Oderus Urungus gets weird (Al) in New GWARtoon

Posted by on November 14, 2013

Leave it to GWAR to come up with a NSFW animated short featuring rectal exams, fights with a thawed T-Rex and the maiming of Weird Al Yankovic. After two years of collaboration between animators Myke Chillian, Tommy Meehan and GWAR, Funny Or Die has finally premiered “The Animated Tales Of GWAR.” In the “GWARtoon,” lead […]

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From First to Last reunite, crowdfunding new EP

Posted by on November 14, 2013

From First to Last have reunited without vocalist Sonny Moore, AKA Skrillex, to record a crowdfunded EP. Vocalist and guitarist Matt Good has been using social media to tease the band’s return since last week. The band is hoping to raise $25,000 through Kickstarter, and have already raised more than $8,500 in just one day with […]

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Lamb of God’s John Campbell Leaves Tour

Posted by on November 14, 2013

The fans at Lamb of God’s Oakland, California show on November 9th might be the last crowd to see the band perform as a whole for a while. A family emergency has forced the band’s bassist, John Campbell, to leave the tour. As a result of the emergency, Lamb of God had to cancel this […]

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Rob Zombie and Korn take Diamond Head’s “Am I Evil?” Head On

Posted by on November 14, 2013

We’ve all heard Metallica’s version of Diamond Head’s “Am I Evil?” Finally, now we get to hear a fresh take on the classic. This past Sunday, Korn guitarists James “Munky” Shaffer and Brian “Head” Welch joined Rob Zombie on stage to surprise the South Dakota crowd with their version of the song. Rob Zombie and Korn […]

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Unsigned & Streamed: Endvade

Posted by on November 12, 2013

Why should major label bands be the only ones who get love? Unsigned & Streamed is a column where we stream a song from an unsigned band we at Metal Insider really dig. This week, we introduce you to Canadian five-piece Endvade. Hailing from Montreal, the band formed in 2012 and just released their debut album on […]

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Iced Earth, Bleeding Through to play New England Metal and Hardcore Fest?

Posted by on November 12, 2013

Is the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival starting to unveil the bands playing next year’s fest via their Facebook page? Earlier today, their page had a post that simply said “ICED EARTH.” Yesterday, “BLEEDING THROUGH” was another, with no other information provided. The announcement of dates for next year’s NEMHF, April 17-19 was announced less […]

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Kerry King: No Hanneman on Slayer album unless it’s ‘awesome’

Posted by on November 5, 2013

Whether or not you think Slayer is really Slayer without the late Jeff Hanneman, founding guitarist Kerry King told Revolver that he is moving forward with recording a forthcoming album with new drummer Paul Bostaph and Gary Holt. King says that he, Bostaph and vocalist Tom Araya have plenty of songs written and demoed, and […]

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Black Sabbath release ‘Black Sabbath Live… Gathered in Their Masses’

Posted by on October 3, 2013

It’s not every year that Black Sabbath release their first album with Ozzy in 35 years. That’s perhaps why the band are commemorating Ozzy’s return and this year’s 13 with a live album. Black Sabbath Live… Gathered in Their Masses will be released on November 26th. This new recording captures their set from this past April 29th and […]

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CMJ Metal Insider Showcase Spotlight: Ramming Speed

Posted by on September 27, 2013

Metal Insider’s CMJ Showcase, which will take place on October 16 at Club Europa, will feature Nachtmystium, Byzantine, Black Anvil, Ramming Speed and Vattnet Viskar. Ramming Speed will be appearing second on the bill, and we caught up with the Boston thrash band ‘s drummer Jonah Livingston to talk about the cassette revival, signing with Prosthetic, and […]

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