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Suffocation breathes life into Central Pennsylvania

Posted by on December 3, 2019

Suffocation @ Reverb Nightclub – Reading, Pennsylvania, November 23, 2019 Death metal veterans Suffocation rode into Reading, Pennsylvania this past month and we were on hand to check out the show. Suffocation has had a large and loyal following in this part of Pennsylvania for as long as I can remember, and many folks were […]

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Bask brings their Appalachian charm and melody to Philly

Posted by on November 27, 2019

Bask was checking into Kung Fu Necktie in Philadelphia’s Fishtown section this past November 25, 2019 and Metal Insider was there to… well… bask in this band’s goodness! The band featured songs off of their most recent III record, which is out now on Season of Mist records. If you haven’t listened to this record […]

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Jeff Podoshen speaks with Erik Danielsson of Watain

Posted by on November 27, 2019

I recently spoke with Erik Danielsson of Watain. He spoke about plans after this last part of the tour is complete as well as what happened at the airport. This was a fascinating talk with an insightful and extremely gifted and exciting artist.   You’ve mentioned this is the last part of the tour cycle […]

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Necronomicon casts a spell over Pennsylvania

Posted by on November 26, 2019

Legendary 30+ year veterans of extreme metal, Necronomicon blasphemed their way to Reading, Pennsylvania this past November 23, 2019 and Metal Insider was there! It was a dark and dreary night out in Central Pennsylvania, more than appropriate for the H.P. Lovecraft inspired masters from Quebec. Though the roads were wet and slippery, Necronomicon was […]

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Cattle Decapitation urges immediate climate action with ‘Death Atlas’

Posted by on November 18, 2019

Cattle Decapitation clearly set out to shock listeners with their newest LP, Death Atlas. Certainly the music is shockingly complex and downright insane, but that shouldn’t surprise us. The lyrics and overall theme of the record, is easily the most bleak, painful and shocking they’ve ever created. In short, Death Atlas is about the end of […]

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King Diamond still reigns in Philadelphia!

Posted by on November 11, 2019

King Diamond brought the Institute to Philadelphia this past November 11, 2019 and, of course, Metal Insider was there! Let me say this… if you still, for some crazy reason, have never seen King Diamond live, stop reading this article and go click here to get yourself some tickets. Even if you’ve never really listened […]

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A conversation with Landphil Hall on new Cannabis Corpse record ‘Nug So Vile’

Posted by on November 8, 2019

Virginia death metallers Cannabis Corpse released their latest record, Nug So Vile via Season of Mist Records on November 1, 2019.  We caught up with Phil “Landphil” Hall, vocalist/bassist to talk more about their new album.    Nug So Vile is your 6th full length record in 13 years.  When you first recorded your debut […]

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1349 and Uada bring their aural hellfire to Baltimore

Posted by on November 5, 2019

1349 and Uada Baltimore Soundstage, Baltimore, MD – October 27, 2019 Decades of failed one-party governance and corruption in Baltimore have already made the Charm City a rather desolate and dark place. With that, chaotic Norwegian black metal stalwarts 1349 rode into Baltimore Soundstage with pagan Oregonians Uada on their recent Fall Tour to made […]

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Cloak enrobes Baltimore and takes black metal fans to new venomous depths

Posted by on October 30, 2019

Cloak (opening for Uada and 1349) – Baltimore Soundstage, Baltimore, MD, October 27, 2019 If you haven’t checked out Atlanta, Georgia’s Cloak yet, you are really missing out on an amazing band. Honestly, this is one of my favorite bands these days and I’ve listened to their latest release, The Burning Dawn, nearly a hundred […]

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Abbath crab walks his way to Philadelphia to rot slowly with Obituary

Posted by on October 24, 2019

Obituary/Abbath October 21, 2019 @ Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA This fall Abbath has decided to venture out of Blashyrk and it’s long, cold winters to, ironically, team up with Floridian swamp sportsmen, Obituary. It seems to be a new trend these days; match up second wave black metal icons with those from the death metal […]

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