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Tag Archives: Ayreon

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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New & Noteworthy: March 30th, 2018: I am New Music

Posted by on March 30, 2018

New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. This week brings new music from Escape the Fate, and a bunch of new live recordings! If you would like to check out the last New & Noteworthy, you can do so […]

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Ayreon premiere live video for “Everybody Dies”

Posted by on January 30, 2018

Last September, Ayreon performed three shows at Tilburg’s 013 venue and it was called Ayreon Universe. The event featured 18 singers and 11 musicians along with mastermind Arjen Lucassen as well as Nightwish’s Floor Jansen, Marco Hietala, Blind Guardian’s Hansi Kursch, Kamelot’s Tommy Karevik, Vuur’s Anneke van Giersbergen, and more. These performances will now be […]

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Metal Insider contributor Zach Fehl’s top 10 of 2017

Posted by on December 15, 2017

Here we are, prematurely wrapping up the dumpster fire that was 2017 and looking optimistically towards the nuclear irradiated fires of 2018. While it’s certainly been interesting in terms of world events, at least there has been a lot of good music released along the way. Having taken up writing New & Noteworthy (shameless self […]

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Metal Insider contributor Zenae Zukowski’s Top Ten of 2017

Posted by on December 7, 2017

When 2017 began, I was overly excited to hear countless new albums from artists including Ensiferum, Myrkur, Chelsea Wolfe, Dying Fetus, Cannibal Corpse Iced Earth and, many more. Unfortunately, a multitude of these new releases by talented artists felt more as a contractual obligation instead of a brilliant creative execution. The overall production quality remained […]

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