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Author Archives: Kodi McKinney

Unsigned & Streamed: Reaping Asmodeia

Posted by on November 29, 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 psyched to bring you Reaping Asmodeia as they come tearing out of Minneapolis to command attention.  The progressive/technical deathcore […]

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Vision of Disorder Picks Up Change and Kills The Crowd at Music Hall of Williamsburg

Posted by on November 26, 2012

In the wake of releasing one of this year’s strongest metal comebacks, The Cursed Remain Cursed, Vision of Disorder’s appearance at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday was certain to be triumphant.  But after Hurricane Sandy ravaged New York and New Jersey, the show was turned into a benefit for relief efforts dubbed “Picking Up […]

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In Honor of Friday, Here’s a Guy Shredding the Star Wars Soundtrack

Posted by on November 2, 2012

As we read earlier in the week, Disney bought Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion and announced a 2015 release for Star Wars: Episode 7.  While that’s both cause for celebration (the saga continues! Disney did Avengers!) and concern (cash grab risks, Darth Mickey, epic nerd rage), it also means that we have a reason to revisit a […]

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Prongboat Takes Manhattan (and CMJ): Highlights from Metal Insider’s Rocks Off! Concert Cruise

Posted by on October 24, 2012

In case you didn’t catch us hyping it over the past month or so, Prong returned to New York City after five years and played a CMJ show on a friggin’ boat!  It happened aboard the Queen of Hearts as a Rocks Off! Concert Cruise last Friday, and despite some initially foreboding rain day-of-show, a […]

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Win Tickets To Our Rocks Off! Concert Cruise With Prong, Eminence and For Sleeping or Jumping

Posted by on October 12, 2012

It’s hard to believe that we’re just one week away from seeing Prong’s first NYC show in five years during this year’s edition of the CMJ Music Marathon.  It’s even harder to believe that it’s on a boat!  But we’ve adjusted to this idea, and now that the dust has settled, we’re ready to give […]

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Maryland Deathfest XI Confirms Final Lineup – And It’s Ridiculous

Posted by on October 9, 2012

As one of the biggest metal festivals in America, Maryland Deathfest has had some ridiculously huge names on its roster over the past 10 years.  But for Maryland Deathfest XI, the awesome quotient has been upped. MDF XI’s organizers confirmed the final lineup today, spread out between Baltimore Soundstage and the former Sonar compound, and […]

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Radio Spotlight: WRAS/Atlanta GA’s Lauryn Christy

Posted by on September 14, 2012

The Syndicate, Metal Insider’s parent company, is a promotion and marketing company that has championed the metal scene for almost 15 years. In our weekly Radio Spotlight, we’ll offer a look behind the scenes of metal radio from some of the stations and outlets playing metal that the Syndicate works with to spotlight the newest underground music on […]

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Radio Spotlight: KWVA/Eugene OR’s Thor Slaughter

Posted by on August 24, 2012

The Syndicate, Metal Insider’s parent company, is a promotion and marketing company that has championed the metal scene for almost 15 years. In our weekly Radio Spotlight, we’ll offer a look behind the scenes of metal radio from some of the stations and outlets playing metal that the Syndicate works with to spotlight the newest underground music on […]

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Upon A Burning Body Discuss Sumerian Records And Their Texan Pride

Posted by on August 17, 2012

The fast-rising star of Upon a Burning Body is getting increasingly difficult to miss.  The San Antonio-based five piece is one of Sumerian’s most successful deathcore artists,  with Red, White & Green debuting in the top 100 in its first week. And all summer long, the band rocked out on Mayhem Fest’s Sumerian side stage. […]

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Dave Mustaine Clarifies Aurora and Sikh Massacre Statements, Doesn’t Apologize

Posted by on August 17, 2012

It didn’t take long for reports of Dave Mustaine’s controversial comments in Singapore a few days ago to cause a small implosion of the Intertubes.  The iconic Megadeth frontman, in a moment further suggesting that he swapped bodies at some point in the early 2000s with the Time Cube guy, had claimed in an onstage […]

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