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Headbangers Brawl: Ranking Slipknot albums

Posted by on August 9, 2019

Slipknot’s new album We Are Not Your Kind has finally arrived today (9th) via Roadrunner Records. This marks the group’s overall sixth studio effort as it was just twenty years ago when the band released their self-titled debut. After waiting five years for a new album, we decided to have a headbangers brawl on ranking […]

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Aerosmith at 50

Posted by on August 8, 2019

  Aerosmith at 50 362. That’s the collective age of Boston’s best-loved and most enduring hard rockers, and as Aerosmith enters its 50th year of existence, there can be few septuagenarians who could even imagine still cutting such a dash, without any hint of irony, as the bad boys of rock. Sure, the Stones have […]

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Headbangers Brawl: So what do we think of the new Tool song?

Posted by on August 7, 2019

Today (7th), Tool have released their first official song in thirteen years. While we thought Friday (2nd) was a big day when the band’s entire back catalog was released on digital streaming services, we now have a real taste with the title track “Fear Inoculum.” With that being said, we decided to have a Headbangers […]

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Headbangers’ Brawl: best Tool songs to stream

Posted by on August 2, 2019

Today is a big day for Tool fans as the group’s entire back catalog has been released overnight on various digital streaming platforms. Here are the links to direct you for each individual album: 10,000 Days, Lateralus, Ænima, Undertow, Opiate.    Maynard James Keenan commented: “Our obsession with, and dream of, a world where BetaMax and […]

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How the fans can ruin metal music to genuine listeners

Posted by on July 25, 2019

There’s a big problem in the metal industry these days, if we may put it like that. Every day new kids are discovering either old, classical bands, or brand-new bands for the first time. And that’s a fantastic thing, of course, because metal will always live on. But what can put new listeners off immediately […]

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Things You Can Do While Waiting For A Concert

Posted by on June 25, 2019

  Festival season is upon us once more and millions of people will be gearing up to attend gatherings of like-minded music fans to see their favourite acts in the flesh. Of course if you are waiting for a concert of any kind, there’s always a chance that boredom will set in. Thankfully there are lots […]

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Gaerea: a new approach to metal that already conquered China

Posted by on June 20, 2019

Author: Jorge Ramos If we talk about Black metal bands, Portugal might not be the first, second or third name in your list to look for the best ones. Sure, Moonspell have been around for a while and they are quite famous among metal fans, but that’s about it. However, there is a band from the […]

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Slot Machine Games Show Metal and Online Gambling Is A Winning Combo

Posted by on June 13, 2019

Gamblers are a very diverse bunch. You cannot ascribe any fixed musical tastes to them as a whole. Pop, rock, hip hop, classical, you name it, they all have fans among casino lovers. Metal and rock may not ever be mainstream, but that’s the way we like it, and there are surely many headbangers who […]

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Video Interview: Cloak on band’s formation, new music, Atlanta scene

Posted by on May 28, 2019

On Episode 30 of Metal Insider’s Newsroom w/ M.I Crowley, Crowley caught up with Scott Taysom, Billy Robinson, and Max Brigham of Cloak before their show in Philadelphia during Decibel Metal & Beer Festival’s pre-show. The group discussed their formation, the Atlanta, GA scene, new music, and more. Watch the discussion below: In case you […]

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Video Interview: Kalmah talk beer, new material and North American tour

Posted by on May 27, 2019

On Episode 29 of Metal Insider’s Newsroom w/ M.I Crowley, Crowley caught up with Kalmah before their first-ever NYC show at Gramercy Theatre. The swamp metallers discussed booking their North American tour, drinking American beer, and revealed they’ve been working on new music. Watch the discussion below: In case you missed it, check out Episode […]

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