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Archspire’s Tobi Morelli’s Top Fifteen Albums of the decade (2010-2019)

Posted by on January 8, 2020

Between touring and giving “acting” lessons, Archspire were busy in 2019. Somehow, the Canadian technical death metal outfit found time to start working on the follow-up to 2017’s Relentless Mutation. For 2020, it looks like album number four will be their primary focus. We were curious about the group’s overall taste in music as guitarist […]

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Jinjer’s Eugene Abdukhanov’s Top Six Albums of the Decade (2010-2019)

Posted by on January 8, 2020

  2019 was a phenomenal year for Jinjer. Especially with their new album, Macro. You can see a massive shift in the band towards the end of the decade as they went from booking their first-ever North American tour to their first-ever headlining trek within two years. We are looking forward to seeing where they’re […]

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Sólstafir’s Aðalbjörn Tryggvason’s Top Ten albums of the decade (2010-2019)

Posted by on January 8, 2020

  Whether it was celebrating the tenth anniversary of 2009’s Köld or giving a taste of Iceland, Sólstafir had a busy 2019. They’ve also spent a decent amount of time touring all over the world in support of their sixth studio effort, 2017’s Berdreyminn. And now, the Icelandic post-metal outfit will spend 2020 working on […]

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Cloak’s Scott Taysom’s Top Ten Albums of the decade (2010-2019)

Posted by on January 7, 2020

  Cloak impressed us in 2019, and we are looking forward to seeing where 2020 and beyond will take them. The Atlanta black metal project’s new album, The Burning Dawn, has landed on a few of our year-end lists, and if you haven’t listened to it yet, read our review. While we are waiting until […]

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Sabaton’s Pär Sundström’s Top Five metal albums of the decade (2010-2019)

Posted by on January 7, 2020

Sabaton are one of the hardest working bands around, and recently, these Swedish power metal historians were featured in The Guardian. The group has been promoting their latest effort, The Great War, which was released in July 2019 via Nuclear Blast. Additionally, Sabaton had the honor to perform the last metal show at New York City’s […]

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Markus Vanhala’s (Insomnium/Omnium Gatherum) Top Ten Albums of the Decade (2010-2019)

Posted by on January 7, 2020

  Between Insomnium and Omnium Gatherum, we’ve been wondering how guitarist Markus Vanhala sleeps. Omnium Gatherum’s latest effort, The Burning Cold, landed on #1 on one of our year-end lists for 2018, and Insomnium’s Heart Like a Grave reached #1 for 2019. This spring, both groups will embark on a North American tour as Omnium […]

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Top Rated Metal Themed Online Slots

Posted by on January 3, 2020

  With an increase in the love for franchises, from superheroes to dystopian, several sectors have taken advantage of this demand to increase their business. Games, Posters, pencils, clothing, and other industries have evolved around famous characters and movies to attract clients. Themed products and services have shown success since people adore and appreciate the […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 10 Stories of 2019

Posted by on December 27, 2019

While it’s no surprise to see Tool, Metallica, and Slayer land on our top ten stories of the year, there were a few surprises, including a fast-food restaurant chain. Here are Metal Insider’s Top Ten Stories of 2019. In case you missed our previous year-end and decade-end lists, check out our Top Ten Shocking Moments […]

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Interview: Dir En Grey on their return to North America in four years

Posted by on December 9, 2019

Written by Metal Insider guest contributor Austin Rowey   Japan’s avant-garde metal phenomenon, Dir En Grey, masters of the bizarre, uncommon and uncanny, have returned to North America for the first time since 2015. With a headlining tour, TOUR19 This Way to Self-Destruction, consisting of eight dates in the U.S. and one in Mexico throughout December. […]

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Slayer’s impact on New York’s music scene explained by members of Misfits, Anthrax, Agnostic Front, and more

Posted by on November 25, 2019

Slayer said farewell to NYC at the Madison Square Garden on November 9th, 2019. For this bittersweet show, we had photographer Khadija Bhuiyan capture these thrash legends. Additionally, Spotlights/Primitive Weapons drummer Chris Enriquez asked members from Anthrax, Agnostic Front, The Misfits, and more to share their thoughts on Slayer’s impact on the New York music scene. Author: Chris Enriquez // Photographer: […]

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