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Act of Defiance drop from tour with Overkill and Death Angel

Posted by on April 8, 2019

Act of Defiance have announced that they will not be touring with Overkill and Death Angel. In an Instagram post guitarist Chris Broderick made the announcement citing his commitment to tour with In Flames filling in for Niclas Engelin for their upcoming European tour. Read Broderick’s statement below: “Unfortunately @actofdefiance is not going on tour this April […]

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Overkill announce ‘The Wings Over USA’ Tour w/ Death Angel & Act of Defiance

Posted by on January 28, 2019

Overkill have announced a North American trek in support of their new album The Wings of War, which will be released on February 22nd via Nuclear Blast (pre-order here). The Wings Over USA tour is scheduled to kick off on April 25th in Baltimore, MD and will run through May 11th in Boston, MA. Joining […]

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Watch Corey Taylor, Rex Brown, Scott Ian, and more perform Pantera’s “Walk” at Dimebash

Posted by on January 25, 2019

Last night (24th), was the 2019 Dimebash, the annual event remembering Dimebag Darrell Abbott’s legacy. The tribute was held at the Observatory in Santa Ana, CA as over 50 rock and metal artists participated in the jam. One of the highlighted moments from last night was the all-star-jam to Pantera’s “Walk,” which was performed by […]

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Act of Defiance hits the road with Shattered Sun

Posted by on February 2, 2018

Act of Defiance dropped Old Scars, New Wounds back in September and have now announced a tour in support of the album. The band will spend the majority of March hitting up the west coast with thrashers Shattered Sun. Guitarist, Chris Broderick expressed his excitement for the tour: “Act of Defiance is extremely excited to be […]

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Metal By Numbers 11/1: Robert Plant’s got the fire

Posted by on November 1, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Unfortunately, I didn’t receive the chart information necessary to complete MBN last week, so I’m a week behind over here. Hope you all had a happy and metal Halloween.   Notable Debuts:  Robert Plant, […]

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Metal By Numbers 10/8: Marilyn Manson has a heavenly debut

Posted by on October 18, 2017

Sometimes it’s awkward to write about album sales in 2017, specifically when it comes to bands and artists with longstanding careers. You have to put out qualifiers like “it’s a good debut but it’s nowhere near their best.” Take Marilyn Manson for example: he’s our to debut this week with 32,000 copies sold. Now, that’s […]

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Metal by Numbers 10/11: Primus are Primed

Posted by on October 11, 2017

Hello, Matt Brown here returning to bring you the charts once again. Well, mostly. It’s another week where we’ve only got sales numbers to display. But good lord do we have along list of debuts, fifteen to be exact. I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you that with less than three months to […]

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New & Noteworthy, September 29th, 2017: Old Scars, New Music

Posted by on September 29, 2017

New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. This week we have releases from Primus, Act of Defiance and more. If you would like to check out last week’s New & Noteworthy, you can do so here. If you want to […]

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Anthrax, Mayhem, Khemmis, Richard Christy & more reflect on Pantera’s ‘Vulgar Display of Power’ at 25

Posted by on February 24, 2017

On February 25th, 1992, Pantera released their fifth album, Vulgar Display of Power. From it’s album cover of an unfortunate dude getting clocked in the face to the eleven tracks on the album, it was instantly an iconic album. In addition to arguably being the high point of the band’s career, it was influential to countless metal […]

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Remember When: Megadeth made a Christmas album for Jimmy Kimmel? Chris Broderick and Shawn Drover do! [Exclusive]

Posted by on July 12, 2016

It’s not that often when metal creeps its way into mainstream pop culture. So when metal/hard rock acts do actually pop up in beloved sitcoms, dramatic films, cartoons or even reality series, it’s kind of awesome. So in the weekly column Remember When, Metal Insider recalls the most random instances of metal’s elite appearing in front […]

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