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Author Archives: Nick DeSimone

Ridiculous show alert: Mastodon, Opeth, Gojira, Devin Townsend Project and more in Philly next summer

Posted by on December 19, 2016

If you’re in the Philly area, it might be a good idea to block off Saturday, May 6th on your calendar. The Electric Factory in Philadelphia just announced a truly absurd bill to kick off their seasonal outdoor concerts – Mastodon, Opeth, Gojira, Devin Townsend Project, Eagles of Death Metal, and Russian Circles, all on […]

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Amplified: Years End nail the classic metalcore sound

Posted by on December 16, 2016

Amplified is a column focusing on small and emerging artists. If your band fits the bill, drop us a line at [email protected] West Virginia’s Years End are doing it right. Their sound is a 2006 time capsule for sure, but it’s a style that’s tried and true, and there’s a reason it’s still so popular. […]

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“You’ve created a precarious situation:” Anthrax post open letter to Irving Azoff

Posted by on December 16, 2016

Earlier this week, legendary record executive Irving Azoff filed a lawsuit against the Radio Licensing Music Committee on behalf of his own performance rights company, Global Music Rights. The suit is in response – thought not intended to be retaliatory – to an antitrust suit filed by the RLMC earlier this month. Billboard broke the […]

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This is not a drill: Nine Inch Nails to release new EP next week

Posted by on December 16, 2016

It’s no surprise that Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor likes to take his time on new releases – most of the band’s classic era records were toiled over for at least five years each, and he doesn’t usually talk about release dates unless he’s totally sure about it. So, since Reznor teased new music […]

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Darkest Hour return to form with “Knife In The Safe Room”

Posted by on December 16, 2016

It seems like only yesterday that we learned that Darkest Hour recorded their Southern Lord debut with Converge’s Kurt Ballou…oh wait, that’s because it was only yesterday. If you had as mighty a hankering to hear what that collaboration sounds like as we did, you’re in luck – the band debuted the first new song […]

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Darkest Hour announce new album, tour, sign to Southern Lord

Posted by on December 15, 2016

2017 is shaping up to be a huge year for Darkest Hour. The band has announced that their ninth album and first since 2014’s self-titled record, Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora, will be coming into the world on March 10th. The record was the fruit of an extremely successful IndieGoGo funding campaign that far exceeded […]

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Ex-Morbid Angel members David Vincent and Tim Yeung announce new band, to play classic Morbid Angel albums

Posted by on December 15, 2016

In one of death metal’s stranger pieces of news today, former Morbid Angel members David Vincent (vocals, bass) and Tim Yeung (drums) announced their new project, I Am Morbid by way of two scheduled shows in Brazil next year: March 24 in Belo Horizonte and March 25 in São Paulo, with more supposedly to follow. The band […]

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Amplified New Music Premiere: Bottomfed/West Berlin Split EP

Posted by on December 6, 2016

Amplified is a column focusing on small and emerging artists. If your band fits the bill, drop us a line at [email protected] I’ve been a fan of Bottomfed for a while now – they’re from my relative hometown area in Massachusetts and their last EP, 2015’s Impatient Pile of Bones absolutely rips. A bit mathy, a […]

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Two Minutes To Late Night meets Every Time I Die

Posted by on December 6, 2016

YouTube comedy show Two Minutes To Late Night has totally won us over this year – so much so that, if it ever got picked up by a network as a full-time show, we think it’d be the next Metalocalypse in terms of bringing heavy music to the mainstream. (with just as many laughs!) The latest Two Minutes […]

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Metal Insider contributor Nick DeSimone’s top 10 of 2016

Posted by on December 6, 2016

It’s December, which means that everyone’s starting to look back at the year that was, even though we’re not quite through it yet. Over the next several weeks, Metal Insider will be bringing you our picks for the best albums of the year, as well as those from some of the artists that made some […]

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