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Author Archives: Jeff Podoshen

Ghost ups their game at Philadelphia’s Tower Theatre

Posted by on January 2, 2019

“An Evening With Ghost” – December  11, 2018.  Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, Pennsylvania Metal Insider’s Jeff Podoshen was there… With the demise of arena rock bands over the past number of years, there has been left a clear void.  Not all that long ago one could see many arena or “evening with” shows in large […]

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Circuitry is ready to blow your motherboard with “Untouched by Human Hands”

Posted by on December 20, 2018

Circuitry is a band that hails from Long Branch, NJ.  I recently took a listen to their latest release, Untouched by Human Hands and I was rather surprised with what I heard.  It’s hard to categorize Circuitry as they pull from a wealth of influences and create a sound that is particularly unique.  If you […]

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Metal Insider’s Jeff Podoshen’s Top 10 metal albums of 2018

Posted by on December 17, 2018

Needing no introduction, Metal Insider’s Jeff Podoshen reveals his top ten metal albums of 2018. 10) Horrendous, Idol (Season of Mist) Innovative, heavy and progressive masterpiece from Philadelphia.  Catch this band live now before they get HUGE!  Key Track:  “Golgothan Tongues”       09) Watain, Trident Wolf Eclipse (Century Media) More raw, louder and grittier than […]

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Canada’s Grimposium launches new podcast series featuring Enslaved, Agoraphobic Nosebleed and Ihsahn

Posted by on December 12, 2018

Canada’s Grimposium, in conjunction with the SOMEONE project, has launched a new series of podcasts that feature conversations and discussions with some of extreme metal’s current icons. This new four-episode podcast series brings frank discussion and thoughts on many of today’s hot topics in the metal world.  Topics include censorship, the re-appropriation of runic symbols, hate, and […]

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Jeff Podoshen’s Top 5 Concerts of 2018

Posted by on December 11, 2018

2018 was an intense year for metal on the road.  While the year started off terribly with Taake having their US tour cancelled because of terroristic threats made by Antifa, we were still able to take in some great shows this side of the Atlantic.  Here are my Top 5: 5)  Obituary w/ Pallbearer & Skeletonwitch […]

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King Diamond shines so brilliantly on new ‘Songs for the Dead Live’ release

Posted by on December 10, 2018

If you missed King Diamond on their 2015 Abigail tour, you missed metal history.  But, I’ve got some good news!  King Diamond is releasing an epic live set that features a whopping 36 tracks from their Philadelphia, PA tour stop at the Fillmore and their 2016 show from the Grasspop festival.  As an avid King […]

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Krisiun Forges Reading, Pennsylvania in Fury!

Posted by on November 26, 2018

Metal Insider’s Jeff Podoshen recently caught up with death metal legends Krisiun as they completed support for the Suffocation Farewell to Frank Fall Tour on November 17, 2018 and took these photos for your enjoyment. Setlist:   Kings of Killing Combustion Inferno Scourge of the Enthroned Blood of Lions Vengeance’s Revelation Ravager Ominous

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Photos: Cattle Decapitation slaughters Pennsylvania

Posted by on November 23, 2018

Cattle Decapitation eviscerated Reverb in Reading, PA on November 17, 2018 while on tour with Suffocation.  Metal Insider’s Jeff Podoshen was on hand to take these shots. Setlist: The Carbon Stampede Dead Set on Suicide The Prophets of Loss Clandestine Ways (Krokodil Rot) Circo Inhumanitas Not Suitable For Life Forced Gender Reassignment Manufactured Extinct Pacific […]

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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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