Author Archives: Jeff Podoshen

Life of Agony Deliver the Method of Groove on Latest Fall Tour

Posted by on September 17, 2018

Recap of Life Of Agony w/Silvertomb @ TLA in Philadelphia on September 15th, 2018 I first covered Life of Agony for WVUD in Newark, DE back in 1992, so I’ve been able to watch this band closely from their early days to present and I must say, this past Saturday’s show in Philadelphia on their […]

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Interview: Glen Benton on New Deicide Record

Posted by on September 13, 2018

Deicide returns with their new LP, Overtures of Blasphemy, tomorrow (14th) and the band delivers a cache of extremely tight, bitingly thrashing tracks that are going to take you back to the glory days of the late 80’s and early 90’s.  We caught up with Glen Benton, vocalist and bassist of the band, to talk […]

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Norway’s Orkan returns triumphantly with “Element”

Posted by on September 10, 2018

Norway’s Orkan has returned with a new record, just in time for the crisp Autumn air. Element, the band’s follow up to 2015’s brilliantly ever-so-melancholy Livlaus releases this October on Dark Essence Records. You’re likely already familiar with Orkan mastermind Gjermund Fredheim via his work with the legendary Norwegian black metal band Taake. Yes, it […]

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Deep Purple’s Amazing Show in New Jersey Made Us All Feel Like Screaming

Posted by on September 7, 2018

Review of Deep Purple’s performance at PNC Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ from last night (6th). Ian Gillan is the man whose voice just does not seem to age. Going on stage after Judas Priest is no easy task, yet Gillan and Deep Purple brought the house down in Holmdel this past Thursday night and […]

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Saxon Fly in With Special Tour Edition of “Thunderbolt”

Posted by on August 22, 2018

British heavy metal legends Saxon, who released one of the top metal records of the year some months back, are set to release a refreshed version of the masterful “Thunderbolt” on September 7.  This new edition, labeled the “Special Tour Edition” gives fans some additional tracks. We first reviewed “Thunderbolt” at Metal Insider here this […]

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Alpha Tauri: Remembering Jill Janus

Posted by on August 17, 2018

It was November 24, 2013. The venue wasn’t nearly filled yet, but quickly a relatively new band hits the stage. I’d never seen them before but here they were in Philadelphia, opening for Lamb of God and Testament at the Electric Factory. While my academic life and my metal life sometimes (but not all that […]

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Metal Insider Interviews Dwid Hellion of Integrity

Posted by on July 20, 2018

Integrity, following up their incredible 2017 release “Howling, for the Nightmare Shall Consume,” release a new Split LP with Krieg in August (which I review here).  I recently caught up with Dwid Hellion of Integrity…   Can you tell us how this split with Krieg was conceived and came to fruition?   Many years ago, […]

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Integrity and Krieg Split LP is Best Split Release of the Year

Posted by on July 18, 2018

With two longstanding powerhouses like Integrity and Krieg, the expectations are going to be pretty high. I’m happy to say that my high expectations were indeed met. Actually, they were exceeded. Folks, this is one of the Top 10 records of 2018. No joke. Let’s start with the Integrity tracks. My, my, those lead guitars! […]

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Immortal Goes Back to the Beginning with “Northern Chaos Gods”

Posted by on June 18, 2018

It’s been a painfully long wait, but Norway’s grimmest and darkest have finally emerged from Blashyrkh with their newest full-length release. What this is not is All Shall Fall part two.  Not even a little.  Demonaz clearly decided to take Immortal’s sound more in line with their earlier records.  Northern Chaos Gods is lightening fast […]

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Behemoth Unleashes Wolves Ov Siberia in Reading, Pennsylvania

Posted by on June 18, 2018

Behemoth continued their domination of the global metal scene with another breathtaking performance in Reading, PA on June 4th, 2018 as part of the final Slayer tour. With an impressive lineup and a jam packed, completely sold out arena, each band was clearly bringing their A game. Though limited to six songs, Poland’s masters of […]

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