Author Archives: Metal Insider

Ozzy Osbourne, the face of Metal Casino

Posted by on September 18, 2018

“Ozzy Osbourne is a legend and is now a partner of the Metal Casino company. As far as we are concerned, this is the most important sponsorship in the world and we are still amazed that our hero is part of our project.” These are the words of Clas Dahlén, head of the commercial department […]

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Metal in the mainstream

Posted by on September 10, 2018

For better or worse, metal music is no longer an exclusive club reserved for those that are actually die hard headbangers. From metal stars taking on convmentional pop culture to bringing out cross-platform merchandise allowing new fans to discover them, there are those flying the flag for the genre in an increasingly mainstream music world. […]

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Best places to listen to metal

Posted by on September 5, 2018

Another “myth” about heavy music was unexpectedly dispelled – metal music is most popular not in marginalized countries and not in poor countries, but just the opposite – “in the most advanced, most tolerant and intellectual regions of the world.” This is evidenced by the graph and map, compiled on the basis of Encyclopaedia Metallum […]

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Is TIDAL Hi Fi worth it for metal lovers?

Posted by on July 25, 2018

When I listen to music, I want to hear everything going on in a track. I want to be able to pick out each individual instrument, every layer of vocals, every note on a solo even when there’s a bass line obscuring it, and any other sounds the artist decided to add. For me, listening […]

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Candlemass Return with a Fresh EP and a New Game

Posted by on July 19, 2018

Once upon a time, bands were only able to offer their new music, tours, live shows, and merchandise as ways for fans to connect. But, thanks to the growth in all things digital, there have never been more ways for musicians to reach out to fans. Candlemass are no exception. The Swedish doom metal band […]

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Suicidal Tendencies see off Brooklyn’s House of Vans

Posted by on July 18, 2018

After eight years of free and highly-curated shows, an NYC tradition, the House of Vans, is calling it quits after this Summer. And while the shows have included bands like Quicksand, Converge, Gwar, Mutoid Man and more over the years, the last heavy show they’ll be having took place last Saturday (14) with Suicidal Tendencies […]

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Maynard James Keenan responds to rape allegations

Posted by on June 28, 2018

Maynard James Keenan has responded to serious claims against him by an anonymous Twitter account claiming that he raped a 17 year-old in 2000. Keenan responded via Twitter stating: Many thanks to those of you who saw right through this despicable false claim that only does damage to the #metoo movement. And shame on those […]

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The best-selling rock and metal of 2018 so far is…

Posted by on June 15, 2018

If you’re a regular reader of Metal Insider, you likely check out Metal by Numbers, in which we look at the week’s biggest-selling heavy titles. Of course, streaming is more or less taking over as the way many people consume music, but hard rock and metal fans tend to be more loyal. With this current […]

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Are VR and live streaming metal concerts a thing of the future?

Posted by on June 5, 2018

New technology is opening up wholly original ways to enjoy things, and it is now even bringing about a different method of experiencing music. While attending concerts is an awesome way to get a metal fix, it’s not easy to go and see every band you love on stage. And for some people, such as […]

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Review: Candlemass, ‘House of Doom’

Posted by on May 17, 2018

When it comes to doom metal, Candlemass has been a major player since the mid-1980’s. Quite simply, they make the rules and set the agenda, and the rest merely follow. Now, the band is ready to release its new four-track EP, House of Doom. At its heart, the band’s second EP is a follow-up to […]

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