Author Archives: Jeff Podoshen

Metal Insider speaks with Icelandic black metallers Nyrst

Posted by on April 16, 2020

  Nyrst is quickly becoming one of our favorite newer black metal bands here at Metal Insider. We recently spoke with them about their new record, Orsok, which releases later this month.   Can you please tell us how you all came together as a band?  We started out in 2013 with only two members, […]

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Interview with …And Oceans on first new record in 17 years, ‘Cosmic World Mother’

Posted by on April 7, 2020

Legendary Finnish black metal band …And Oceans has returned from a 17(!) hiatus with their newest record, releasing this May on Season of Mist records.  We spoke with Timo (guitar) and Mathias (vocals) about the amazing Cosmic World Mother:   You basically took a 17 year hiatus as a band. What were you doing during these […]

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Baroness amazing ‘as-live-as-possible’ performance of ‘Tourniquet’ for fans online

Posted by on April 6, 2020

  Well, we’re all stuck in our homes because of the awful COVID-19.  Baroness, one of our favorite bands here at Metal Insider, livens up our existences a bit with this incredible recorded-by-remote video of all band members performing “Tourniquet” from their latest record Gold and Grey. Baroness commented: “Here’s an as-live-as-possible performance of Tourniquet […]

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Interview w/ Testament’s Chuck Billy on ‘Titans of Creation’ and the uncertainty of touring in 2020

Posted by on April 6, 2020

Titans of Creation, Testament’s 13th studio record released on April 3, 2020.  We spoke with frontman Chuck Billy about the new record…   An appropriate song to talk about now would be “The Healers” especially with your own experience over the past couple of weeks. Is this about your own experience dealing with natural medicine […]

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Metal Insider speaks with Teloch of Mayhem about US tour cancellation due to COVID-19

Posted by on March 30, 2020

  As we all know by now, everything is cancelled and everything sucks. Mayhem was supposed to tour this US this Spring as part of the Decibel Magazine Tour. We spoke with Teloch of Mayhem to get his thoughts on what’s been happening.   What have you all been up to since the tour has […]

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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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