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Author Archives: Kodi McKinney

Jason Newsted Knocked Offstage by Fan in New York City

Posted by on May 22, 2013

A headlining show at New York City’s Highline Ballroom by ex-Metallica bassist Jason Newsted’s new solo project (Newsted) turned tense for a moment Tuesday evening. Newsted’s band was halfway through a rendition of Metallica’s “Whiplash” when a fan leapt onstage, appeared to attempt a stage dive into the middle of the audience and instead ran […]

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Photos: Highlights From New England Metal & Hardcore Fest 2013 (April 19-21)

Posted by on April 26, 2013

Last weekend marked the 15th installment of New England Metal & Hardcore Fest in Worcester, MA, and as expected, it was nothing short of barely-controlled mayhem.  This year felt especially topical, with the manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects coming to a head just hours before Friday’s kickoff.  The outlet that heavy music provides […]

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Unsigned & Streamed: Deathening

Posted by on April 26, 2013

Why should major label bands be the only ones who get love? Unsigned & Streamed is a column where we stream a song from an unsigned band we at Metal Insider really dig. This week, we’re kicking the door down to bring you Swedish death metal act Deathening. Based in Gothenburg and Malmö, Deathening came together in 2007 as […]

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Every Time I Die, The Acacia Strain Added to New England Metal & Hardcore Fest

Posted by on March 18, 2013

The New England Metal & Hardcore Fest just keeps getting more and more stacked-out with reasons to go.  As if Opeth, Hatebreed, the entire Metal Alliance Tour (including Anthrax!), The Dillinger Escape Plan and Suicidal Tendencies weren’t occasion enough to start getting train tickets to Worcester at the ready, the organizers lifted the curtain on […]

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Unsigned & Streamed: Killjoy

Posted by on February 28, 2013

Why should major label bands be the only ones who get love? Unsigned & Streamed is a column where we stream a song from an unsigned band we at Metal Insider really dig. This week on Unsigned & Streamed, we’re spotlighting the Long Island, NY-based death/doom/thrash melting pot that is Killjoy.  Over the course of six years of existence, […]

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The Faceless Unleash First-Ever Video for “Deconsecrate”

Posted by on February 19, 2013

It’s hard to believe after the considerable success of last year’s Metal Insider favorite Autotheism, but The Faceless has never recorded an official music video…that is, until now.  “Deconsecrate” from Autotheism has been released in music video form, and in keeping with the album’s theme of self-worship, it features the band taking over a church by force. […]

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Photos: Turisas, Firewind, And Stolen Babies Live At Gramercy Theatre, NYC 2/6/13

Posted by on February 8, 2013

It’s been a minute since Firewind went on tour Stateside, but the long-lived Greek power-metal phenoms are back and making their mark as direct support for the Finnish Viking crazies in Turisas.  We were there for their New York stop at Gramercy Theatre on Wednesday, and between those two and the bill’s cool avant-garde curveball […]

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Unsigned & Streamed: Palaces

Posted by on December 19, 2012

Why should major label bands be the only ones who get love? Unsigned & Streamed is a column where we stream a song from an unsigned band we at Metal Insider really dig. This week on Unsigned & Streamed, we’re losing our minds over the riff-driven hell Atlanta’s Palaces has given us. The trio’s debut, Tarnish, is out now on […]

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Kvelertak Announces Release Date and Track Listing For New Album

Posted by on December 18, 2012

For those somehow still unfamiliar with Kvelertak (if that’s you, what’s wrong with you?), now is the perfect time to get acquainted.  The Norwegian six-piece’s unmistakable blend of black/stoner/punk/rock/generally badass metal is coming back with a bullet in March, as they announced on their Facebook page today, complete with a title (Meir) and a full […]

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Taxi Cab And (Possibly) All That Remains Offer New Obstacles For Machine Head (UPDATE)

Posted by on December 17, 2012

This past weekend was a big one for metal in New York City.  It all started on Friday night, when Dethklok came to town with Machine Head, All That Remains and the Black Dahlia Murder on the last date of their tour together.  And while Machine Head had switched set order to let All That […]

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