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Photos: Behemoth and Cannibal Corpse, 2/27, House of Blues Boston

Posted by on March 3, 2015

When the Behemoth and Cannibal Corpse tour wraps up later this week, it’ll conclude one of the best death metal tours that’s happened in a while. Cannibal Corpse have stayed true to their gore-flecked brand of heavy music since 1988, like the AC/DC of extreme music. Behemoth’s take on death finds them evolving with each […]

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The most kvlt vocal audition for Northlane that we’ve seen

Posted by on September 17, 2014

You may recall seeing news of the departure of former Northlane vocalist, Adrian Fitipaldes  earlier this week. In the announcement, the band had invited those interested in becoming their new vocalist to submit an audition video.  We’re pretty sure the band wasn’t expecting to get an audition like the one that John Galloway recorded for […]

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Photos and Recap: Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest in Memphis

Posted by on August 15, 2014

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival has been going for 7 years now, but this is the first year it has come to Tennessee.  For reasons I’ll get to shortly, it’s probably the last time too.  The touring festival rolled into Millington, TN (just north of Memphis) on what could only be described is the most […]

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Metal Insider gets Warped, pt. 2: Every Time I Die, Chelsea Grin, The Ghost Inside, and more!

Posted by on July 11, 2014

Picking up where I left off on Thursday’s Part I of our coverage of the Vans Warped Tour, there was still half of the day left, and many awesome bands still to see.  Having just watched Parkway Drive finish on the mainstage, I headed back over to the Monster Energy stage to catch Chelsea Grin. […]

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Metal Insider gets Warped: Recap/photos from Noblesville IN pt. 1: Parkway Drive, Born of Osiris, Vanna, Attila, and more!

Posted by on July 10, 2014

Note: For part II, click here. Now celebrating it’s 20th anniversary, the Vans Warped Tour is the longest-running touring festival in North America and probably one of the largest too.  In fact for fans of punk, metal, hardcore, ska and the other genres that pepper the lineup each year, the tour has become almost synonymous […]

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Metal Insider gets Warped: Your guide to the most headbang-worthy bands on the biggest touring festival of the summer

Posted by on June 12, 2014

Well it’s summer and you know what that means, it’s time for the Vans Warped Tour to begin its 2-month journey across America.This year’s incarnation of the festival boasts 50+ bands, and like the past several years, there is an impressive contingent of heavier bands from across the spectrum of metal sub-genres.  With so many […]

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Review and Photos: Failure, Tree of Stars Tour at Exit/In, 6/8 in Nashville

Posted by on June 11, 2014

Chances are, if you remember Failure from their heyday in the mid ’90s, you’re probably much older than I am.  In fact I only recently found out about the band, who recently reunited this year–putting out a new song–and are currently in the midst of their first tour in 16 years.  While this probably makes […]

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Red Jumpsuit Apparatus get schooled in copyright by the internet

Posted by on April 22, 2014

Here at Metal Insider, we try to keep our focus on all things metal, however, every once in a while, there is a story so ridiculous that it just needs to be shared.  Such is the case with the recent debacle involving alternative/”post-hardcore” band, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and their blatant copyright infringement of an Australian […]

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Photos/Review: The Amity Affliction and Heartist, Nashville, TN, 4/15/14

Posted by on April 18, 2014

Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to catch two bands I’ve been meaning to check out for a while, The Amity Affliction and Heartist.  Both of these Roadrunner bands are currently on the Hollow Bodies Tour with Bless the Fall, Silverstein, and Secrets. I caught the tour in its second week as it made […]

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Despised Icon Announces Plans for Reunion Shows [Updated]

Posted by on February 4, 2014

It’s been more than 3 years since Canadian death metallers, Despised Icon, disbanded.  However, the band announced this morning that they will be reuniting for 3 festival dates in the UK and Europe, and indicated that there will be announcing some shows in the US and Canada soon.  See their announcement from Facebook below: It’s […]

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