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Author Archives: Jeff Podoshen

Goatwhore vengefully ascended into your living room with a ridiculously solid online performance

Posted by on January 11, 2021

  It’s difficult to actually count how many times I’ve seen Louisiana’s Goatwhore live. I’ve seen them in all different parts of the United States and in Norway as well. There are simply few bands that are as good at the live performance than this foursome out of New Orleans. And, of course, with all […]

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More gothic-y greatness comes with Tribulation’s ‘Where the Gloom Becomes Sound’

Posted by on January 7, 2021

  Over the past few years, Tribulation has become one of my favorite bands. I first got hooked on 2015’s Children of the Night, and then The Down Below came out in 2018, and I was even more fully immersed in this foursome from Sweden. Children of the Night marked a departure from the black-metal […]

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Gaahl featured on new dark rock track by Norway’s Chris Wicked

Posted by on December 31, 2020

    Gaahl – you know who he is – is featured on the new single “Aleine (tr. Alone)” by Norwegian rocker Chris Wicked. Great retro synth on this song and you can listen for yourself right here:     Wicked is no stranger to Norwegian black metal collaborations. Check out this song from 2018 […]

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Norway’s fabulous Vulture Industries to re-release “The Malefactor’s Bloody Register” on vinyl

Posted by on December 16, 2020

  Vulture Industries’ 2nd release, The Malefactor’s Bloody Register, was never actually released on vinyl when it came out back in 2010 and now that this band has been continuously turning heads over the past number of years, the band has decided to mark 2021 as the appropriate time to revisit these recordings. While not particularly […]

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Greg Puciato Goes Retro with Live Streaming Event and Metal Insider Was There!

Posted by on December 14, 2020

    Greg Puciato has quickly become a household name even outside the world of the Dillinger Escape Plan as he’s really come into his own as a solo artist and key member of Killer Be Killed. While normally I’d be covering Greg’s show live in his hometown of Baltimore, Maryland after a record release, […]

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New Taake/Helheim Split EP ‘Henholdsvis’ arriving in March

Posted by on December 10, 2020

  2021 is already looking up as Norwegian black metallers Taake and Helheim have just announced the release of a new split EP coming out on Norway’s Dark Essence Records. From Dark Essence Records: “The new EP will see TAAKE join forces with HELHEIM, and will be the last of the three 10″ splits.  Titled […]

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Metal Insider’s Jeff Podoshen’s Top 10 Videos of 2020

Posted by on December 7, 2020

  Yeah, we know 2020 sucks, but here are some great videos that made 2020 just a bit more bearable.  Enjoy! 01) Solstafir “Drysill”   02)  Enslaved “Urjotun”   03)  Paradise Lost  “Fall From Grace”   04)  Draconian “Sleepwalkers”   05)  Gaerea “Urge”   06)  Necrophobic “Mirror Black”   07)  Killer Be Killed “Dream Gone […]

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Metal Insider’s Jeff Podoshen’s Top 20 Metal Albums of 2020

Posted by on December 1, 2020

    Well, thankfully 2020 is coming to a close. Good riddance. And while the year itself was awful, the music wasn’t. Lots of great records in 2020 and I listened to a lot of them while staring into the backyard. Here are my top 20 records for 2020. Register your complaints in the comments […]

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TOMBS’ ‘Under Sullen Skies’ is what we need for these sullen times

Posted by on November 2, 2020

  Under Sullen Skies by Brooklyn’s TOMBS is a cold and dark record. Perfect for Halloween and, perhaps, perfect for 2020 as there hasn’t been a year this dismal in so long.  TOMBS is cut from the pre-hipster Brooklyn heydey, where the streets were seen with working class residents who weren’t afraid to put in […]

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Mr. Bungle Goes Livestream and Metal Insider was There (Kinda)

Posted by on November 2, 2020

      You all know by now that Mr. Bungle’s newest record is out and is incredible. With touring out of the question right now, the band decided to do a livestream for its adoring, tea-drinking fans.     The band started with some interesting behind the scenes/backstage footage as the lead in to […]

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