Author Archives: Jeff Podoshen

Prosanctus Inferi’s ‘Hypnotic Blood Art’ is hypnotizingly good

Posted by on August 12, 2020

  Hypnotic Blood Art is Prosanctus Inferi’s third LP. Hailing from Ohio, this band has been creating extreme black/death metal for nearly a decade and a half. Their latest record is very tight and well-crafted but without missing a beat in terms of its brutality. “Dark Scarp of Hell” is the perfect opener to this […]

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Valkyrie’s ‘Fear’ is masterfully genuine hard-edged rock and roll

Posted by on July 14, 2020

  If you read the pages here at Metal Insider you know we’re big fans of Baroness. And if you, like me, have been craving some new tunes that aren’t far off from the Baroness sound, you definitely want to check out Fear, by Valkyrie, which releases on Relapse Records. Valkyrie, as you may already […]

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Gaerea puts Portuguese Black Metal on the Map with ‘Limbo’

Posted by on July 9, 2020

  Gaerea is one of the latest gems Season of Mist has been able to find lately from the far reaches of the European continent. Their first release for the label (and second overall), Limbo, is something that fans of bands like Uada want to really check out. “Null” is the first single off the […]

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Taake and Deathcult bring us back to the 90’s with ‘Jaertegn’ 10 inch split

Posted by on July 3, 2020

  It’s a dismal summer here in America and normally about this time I’m getting ready to plan my annual trip over to Norway for August.  Unfortunately, this year I’m stuck in the nation that can’t seem to understand how to properly wear a mask or move politics outside of public health so it’s going […]

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Jeff Podoshen’s Top 5 Metal Releases for First Half of 2020

Posted by on June 23, 2020

  No matter how you look at it, 2020 is going to go down as one of the most dismal years in modern history. And the music industry, unfortunately, took a massive hit with the shutdown of all touring and live performances across the globe. With that being said, however, there have been some incredible […]

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Jeff Podoshen’s favorite quarantine metal videos thus far

Posted by on June 22, 2020

  No doubt these past few months have been a real downer for so many reasons. No live shows, limited mobility and just plain sheer boredom for so many.  Thankfully a number of musicians in the metal community have been coming together to create a myriad of really well done stay-at-home or “quarantine” videos to […]

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Editorial: Youtube’s ban of Roddy Bottum’s (Faith No More) Man on Man ‘Daddy’ video is completely misguided

Posted by on May 28, 2020

  Faith No More keyboardist and rock legend Roddy Bottum recently released the first single from his new project, Man on Man, entitled “Daddy.” This new song release came with a video that features Bottum’s boyfriend, Joey Holman. The video was made by the pair while in isolation due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “Daddy” […]

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Behemoth’s ‘A Forest’ EP is exactly the treat we all need right now

Posted by on May 18, 2020

  This pandemic has been dismal and metal fans have been hit especially hard with the lack of any actual shows or events for the foreseeable future. Thankfully, Poland’s Behemoth has crafted a short four-song EP to help get us all through. As Nergal states: “We hope this brings some respite for anyone struggling during […]

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A conversation with Tom G. Warrior on Triptykon’s ‘Requiem (Live at Roadburn 2019)’

Posted by on May 15, 2020

  Triptykon just released their live record, Requiem (Live at Roadburn 2019), and we spoke with Triptykon and Celtic Frost main man Tom G. Warrior about the new release. Requiem (Live at Roadburn 2019)(46:00 min.) is composed of three chapters: 01) “Rex Irae” (06:34 min.) (First appeared on 1987’s “Into The Pandemonium” album by Celtic Frost) 02) […]

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A conversation with Benighted’s Julien Truchan on new album ‘Obscene Repressed’

Posted by on May 11, 2020

  French extreme metallers Benighted are back with a brand new record! Obscene Repressed is a brutal, grinding album, and there’s little that is actually, well, repressed on it. We discussed this record and its rather shocking themes with Benighted’s mainman Julien Truchan.   Can you tell us about the lyrical content and themes for this […]

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