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Author Archives: Jeff Podoshen

We got our hands on Lorna Shore’s ‘Immortal;’ it’s relentlessness grabs you and doesn’t let go

Posted by on January 15, 2020

Review:  Lorna Shore – Immortal  (Century Media) Yes – we have THAT record in hand. And we’ve heard all the songs… the one the internet is squawking about. And let me say this from the beginning – from a musical standpoint, Century Media and Lorna Shore was right to release this record as it was recorded. […]

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Review: Greta Van Fleet rocks the Met in Philadelphia

Posted by on January 2, 2020

Greta Van Fleet Philadelphia, PA @ The Met – 12/30/2019 So I know some of you loyal readers are already saying, “Not metal!” with foam coming out of your mouth. And maybe you’re right, they’re not metal. But then there’s also this: Greta Van Fleet are really, really good and there’s an awful lot for […]

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Metal Insider’s Jeff Podoshen presents his Top 5 Black Metal Albums of the Decade (2010-2019)

Posted by on December 26, 2019

  2010-2019 was an amazing decade for black metal. Tons of great records by some incredible bands. And while black metal has become a bit commoditized as of late, here’s a nod to the five best records of the decade who are keeping the tradition alive: 05)  Shining, Redefining Darkness (Spinefarm – 2012) You’re probably scared of […]

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Morbid Angel flies into Pennsylvania on 12/15/19

Posted by on December 24, 2019

Morbid Angel continues their flight of extremity, in conjunction with their amazing 2017 release, Kingdoms Disdained. The tour stopped in Reading, Pennsylvania this past December 15, 2019 and we were there to cover it. Ok – because I keep seeing this question come up over and over again – the current version of Morbid Angel […]

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Watain totes their menagerie of traveling death to Central Pennsylvania

Posted by on December 17, 2019

While Greta Thunberg rides first class rail through Europe, Sweden’s more honest emissaries, Watain made their way across the US and landed in Reading, Pennsylvania this past Sunday night, December 15, 2019. There were obvious controversies and problems with immigration at the beginning of this tour, with guitarist, Pelle Forsberg being banned from entering the […]

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Metal Insider’s Jeff Podoshen’s Top 10 Metal Albums of 2019

Posted by on December 17, 2019

Well, it’s that time of year – when we all write our “best of” lists and you all complain about them. But in reality, 2019 was an amazing year for metal. I mean, downright amazing. And Season of Mist struck gold time and time again. Now that Slayer took their last bow, check out these […]

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Immortal Bird flies into Philly

Posted by on December 13, 2019

  Chicago’s Immortal Bird flew east into Philadelphia’s famed Kung Fu Necktie this past December 12, 2019 and Metal Insider was there! I really am digging their 2019 record Thrive on Neglect which we reviewed here, so I went out on a cold night to Philadelphia’s Fishtown section, grabbed an amazing parking spot right in […]

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New Taake/Whoredom Rife split arriving this spring!

Posted by on December 9, 2019

Norwegian black metal legends Taake, announce a split with buzzworthy Bergenites Whoredom Rife. From the Taake camp in Bergen Norway: “Little do most people know that Hoest and V. Einride have worked together for nearly a decade, and are still, to this day, bonded by blood and chained through their hearts. It was natural to […]

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Cattle Decapitation, Atheist and Vitriol invade Philadelphia

Posted by on December 9, 2019

This past December 3, 2019, Cattle Decapitation, Atheist and Vitriol made their way to Philadelphia’s Foundry at the Fillmore and we were there for the explosive action! Vitriol These Portland death metallers warmed the crowd up on a cold, windy night with their pulsating enthusiasm. Bassist/vocalist Adam Roethlisberger worked the crowd into a frenzy as they […]

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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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