Author Archives: Jeff Podoshen

All Hail the Yeti Demonstrate Masterful Song Construction with ‘Highway Crosses’

Posted by on November 14, 2018

All Hail the Yeti is a talented and fascinating genre-defying band from Los Angeles, CA. While it’s difficult for even the most seasoned metal critic to label this band, I can easily think of one highly appropriate label: Pretty Damn Good. The first track off their new record, “Live Everyday” is strong statement and preview […]

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Metal Insider Talks With Rob Trump About ‘The First 100 Songs’

Posted by on November 9, 2018

Anal Trump surprised us when they dropped 100 new songs for their latest effort, The First 100 Songs, earlier this week on Election Day (6th). Metal Insider contributor Jeff Podoshen reached out to Rob Crow …er… Rob Trump about the fresh tunes.    Can you tell us about your Super PAC? Not a whole lot at […]

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Unearth’s “Extinctions” Incinerates!

Posted by on November 9, 2018

It seems more than appropriate that I’m writing this review of Unearth’s Extinctions while on my way up to Boston. Unfortunately, I’m NOT headed up to see the band perform, but after listening to this amazing new record, I really, really wish I were! Let’s get right to it, the lead track on Extinctions, “Incinerate,” […]

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Photos: Behemoth at The Fillmore in Silver Spring, MD on 11/02

Posted by on November 8, 2018

Behemoth are currently touring across North America in support of their latest effort  Loved You at Your Darkest, which was released on October 5th via Metal Blade Records (North America)/ Nuclear Blast (Europe). Metal Insider’s Jeff Podoshen was there for the Polish blackened death metallers stop at the Fillmore in Silver Spring, MD on November 2nd. Check […]

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Cannibal Corpse Eviscerates Southern Pennsylvania

Posted by on November 7, 2018

Show Review: Cannibal Corpse @ The Chameleon Club, Lancaster, PA on November 5, 2018 Cannibal Corpse slaughtered the packed-to-the gills mess of humanity that converged in Lancaster, Pennsylvania’s esteemed Chameleon Club this past Monday evening. Nearly a square inch of floor space was not to be found as hundreds made their way through torrential downpours […]

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Eric Rutan and Hate Eternal Hold Nothing Back on ‘Upon Desolate Sands’

Posted by on October 19, 2018

Hate Eternal has returned with Upon Desolate Sands and the masterful Eric Rutan is poised to give fans the band’s heaviest record to date. Let there be no doubt, this record is heavy on top of heavy. Make sure your speakers are prepared for this ambitious assault. Hate Eternal is a band that isn’t out […]

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Martin Popoff Delivers With Iron Maiden: Album By Album

Posted by on October 18, 2018

  Book Review: Iron Maiden: Album by Album by Martin Popoff – Voyageur Press $30 US I’m often skeptical when I read tag lines that say, “Required reading for fans…” but I have to admit, Martin Popoff’s latest tome, Iron Maiden: Album by Album really does fit the bill for required reading for fans of […]

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Tribulation Opens Strange Gateways in DC on 10/11/2018

Posted by on October 15, 2018

Review from Tribulation’s show in Washington DC at The Rock and Roll Hotel on October 11th, 2018: Spooky Swedish metallers Tribulation were nightbound towards Washington, DC this past Thursday night and many of the area’s children of the night were in attendance as they eagerly clung to their dreams of the dead. This was an […]

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Interview: Orkan drummer Rune on new album ‘Element’

Posted by on September 27, 2018

Norway’s Orkan releases “Element” on October 5 via Dark Essence Records (which we review here). We recently had a chance to catch up with vocalist Rune: Did you approach this record differently from your previous releases? Yes and no. We recorded the same way as we did on Livlaus. The main parts were recorded live […]

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Vreid’s “Lifehunger” Will Make You Hunger For More

Posted by on September 24, 2018

Sometimes when I’m on the train heading to my office in Lancaster County in the Fall and Winter months I can look out the window and be somewhat reminded of Norway, at least for a moment or two. Lots of wet and bleak landscapes without many people. Possibly one of the reasons I always feel […]

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