Author Archives: Jeff Podoshen

Lyric Video Premiere: Acarash – ‘Satanic Obsession’

Posted by on March 25, 2020

  Formed in Olso, Norway in the Fall of 2016, occult rockers Acarash, bring us an addictive blend of traditional metal, black metal and hard rock. Their newest record Descend to Purity drops later this year on Norway’s Dark Essence Records. Metal Insider is proud to present the North American premiere of their newest single […]

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Metal Insider speaks with Martin Bush of Hyborian about new record ‘Volume II’

Posted by on March 24, 2020

  Kansas City sludge metal outfit Hyborian has a rockin’ new record that just released this past March 20, 2020 on Season of Mist records.  We review it here. Recently, we caught up with Martin Bush (vocals, guitar and synths) and spoke to him about his band’s newest release. Volume I was about interstellar travel […]

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With tours cancelled due to COVID-19 Mayhem and Taake sell would-be tour merch online

Posted by on March 23, 2020

With COVID-19 ruining everything, it came as little surprise that nearly all metal tours for this Spring were cancelled or rescheduled. We’ve recently become aware of two bands that have placed merch for their cancelled shows up for sale to the general public. You can purchase Mayhem merch (for the 2020 canceled Decibel Tour) here. […]

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Napalm Records launches COVID-19 hub for updated information about delays and related issues

Posted by on March 19, 2020

  Like many, I’m totally bummed about missing the upcoming Life of Agony tour (note:  this is rescheduled for 2021) and many of the other shows that were scheduled by the Napalm Records family of artists. COVID-19 has affected us all greatly and things are moving super fast. With this all in mind, Napalm Records […]

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Today is the Day releases video for ‘Burn in Hell’ off new record ‘No Good to Anyone’

Posted by on March 18, 2020

  Iconic noise rock/metal/grind/avante-garde band, Today is the Day has released a video for the single “Burn In Hell” off the newest record No Good to Anyone. This video was directed by famed metal visual artist David Hall, of Uneasy Sleeper productions and member of Halka, a new experiential music project featuring Ivar Bjornson of […]

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Iceland’s Nyrst releases video for the raw and dark ‘Orsok’

Posted by on March 16, 2020

Well, I’ve been stuck at home for the past number of days because I’m here living in the “coronavirus hot zone” on the east coast. Sulking because I should be in Scandinavia right now exploring the northern winter, I’ve been checking out some new music. Here’s a new Icelandic black metal band, Nyrst with their […]

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Album Review: Hyborian – ‘Vol. II’

Posted by on March 9, 2020

  Without any doubt, I feel and hear a lot of Baroness in this record, especially the opener “Driven by Hunger” and not just vocally, but in the guitar a bit as well. Not a bad thing, because Baroness is one of best bands out there in heavy music today. But it’s not anything near […]

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‘Pakt’ split MLP from Norway’s Taake and Whoredom Rife showcases Norway’s brilliant black metal scene

Posted by on February 18, 2020

Review:  Pakt MLP Split  – Taake and Whoredom Rife (Terratur Possessions) While there are many acts out there calling themselves “black metal” these days, there’s no doubt that the Norwegian bands, specifically from the Bergen scene, hold the torch for the most authentic representation of 2nd wave black metal. And Terratur Possessions, aptly based in Norway, […]

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Necrowretch provides blistering black attack on ‘The Ones from Hell’

Posted by on February 7, 2020

Album Review: Necrowretch The Ones From Hell (Season of Mist) France’s Necrowretch impresses the hell out of listeners with their latest offering on Season on Mist records. In fact, right from the opener, “Pure Hellfire,” the band makes a massive statement with punchy blackened death goodness. A rather new sound for this band, I immediately heard […]

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David Vincent’s autobiography ‘I Am Morbid’ is an informative, enjoyable read

Posted by on February 3, 2020

David Vincent, former frontman/bass player for the legendary Morbid Angel, and current lead vocalist for extreme metal supergroup VLTIMAS, is releasing his autobiography, I Am Morbid: Ten Lessons Learned From Extreme Metal, Outlaw Country, and the Power of Self-Determination on Jawbone Books this February. Being the huge fans of Evil D as we are here […]

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