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Tag Archives: Ayreon

Metal Insider’s Zach Fehl’s Top 10 Albums of 2020

Posted by on December 21, 2020

  2020 has been a profoundly unmusical year for me as far as discovering new music goes. Between only having attended 1 live show all year, not having to commute to work since March, and starting 2020 off with the loss of Neil Peart, my time spent engaged with new releases has probably been the […]

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Metal By Numbers 10/14: DevilDriver’s devilish dealings

Posted by on October 14, 2020

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   I haven’t included Bon Jovi on here in the past because, well, do I really have to? Yeah I know, Slippery When Wet is a seminal glam metal album but the band has steered farther […]

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Metal By Numbers 10/7: Ohms my god, Deftones are #3

Posted by on October 7, 2020

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen has died. And man am I bummed about it. I spent the morning listening to Van Halen’s self-titled debut all the way through for the first time in […]

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Ayreon unveil “Daniel’s Descent Into Transitus” video featuring Simone Simons & Tommy Karevik

Posted by on October 2, 2020

  Ayreon’s next masterpiece, Transitus, has finally arrived on September 25th via Music Theories Recordings. A video, more like a short science-fiction film for the song “Daniel’s Descent Into Transitus Medley” is now available. The track features Simone Simons (Epica), Tommy Karevik (Kamelot), Marcela Bovio (MaYaN) and Caroline Westendorp (The Charm The Fury).   Mastermind […]

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New & Noteworthozoic: Septembozoic 25th, 2020 – Newmusiozoic

Posted by on September 25, 2020

    New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. The week features new releases from Deftones, Kataklysm, Ayreon, Uada, and more! For last week’s new releases you can check out the last New & Noteworthy, and for the latest […]

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Ayreon unveil ‘Transitus’ album details in new seven-minute trailer

Posted by on June 26, 2020

  When it comes to a new Ayreon masterpiece, it will most likely be an automatic year-end top ten list for every devoted Ayreon fan and those who embrace rock operas. Mastermind Arjen Lucassen continues to surprise us as each creation remains unique and he sure has raised the bar with the follow-up to 2017’s […]

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Oceans of Slumber, Toehider vocalists to feature on upcoming Ayreon album

Posted by on May 21, 2020

  Ayreon mastermind Arjen Lucassen has revealed more vocal additions to his project’s upcoming album, Transitus. In a video posted to Lucassen’s YouTube channel Tuesday (19), he teases a couple of songs with female vocals, which he soon revealed belong to Oceans of Slumber’s Cammie Gilbert. Gilbert will be singing the role of Abby on […]

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Metal By Numbers 4/22: Nature, nurture, Nightwish, numbers

Posted by on April 22, 2020

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   I don’t think I’ve ever had a bad time with a Nightwish album, so its nice to get one while the world is in such a muddied state. Their new double album is […]

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Metal Insider’s 225 Best Metal Albums of the Decade (2010-2019)

Posted by on December 16, 2019

As each year approaches its end, we share our year-end lists highlighting the best of the best of the year. However, we were taken aback, realizing that not only will 2020 mark a new year, it also marks a brand new decade. It’s true what they say; time flies when you’re having fun, listening to […]

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Metal By Numbers 4/11: Light the Torch light the way

Posted by on April 11, 2018

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. The debuts just keep on coming. This week sports thirteen new albums topped by Light The Torch, formerly known as Devil You Know. It’s odd when a band changes their name, though it’s not […]

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