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New & Noteworthy: February 3rd

Posted by on February 3, 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 features new music from Soen and Black Star Riders, a 30th Anniversary Edition of Judas Priest’s Turbo, a Gene Hoglan instructional DVD and more. If you want to check out […]

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Mikkey Dee drops out of Thin Lizzy, Aerosmith’s Tom Hamilton and Judas Priest’s Scott Travis jump in

Posted by on April 19, 2016

Alright, first the bad news. At the beginning of the year, Thin Lizzy announced they were regrouping for a handful of shows this and next year, tapping former Motorhead drummer Mikkey Dee. However, now it’s been confirmed that Dee will no longer be playing with Thin Lizzy. An exact reason behind the sudden drop out […]

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Thin Lizzy recruits Motorhead’s Mikkey Dee for Anniversary tour

Posted by on January 19, 2016

After touring many years under the moniker Thin Lizzy, the reactivated lineup opted to record new music under the new moniker Black Star Riders back in 2012. However, 2016 and 2017 will find Thin Lizzy back on the road celebrating the 40th anniversary of their landmark album Jailbreak, as well as honor the late frontman […]

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Metal By Numbers 5/7: Meanwhile on the charts…

Posted by on May 7, 2015

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. We like to think we know our audience here at Metal Insider. As such, I expect we’ll get more than a few cries of disdain and objection when the masses discover that we have, […]

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Metal By Numbers 4/30: Buried by sales

Posted by on April 30, 2015

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Oddly, we have more debuts this week than last week’s post-Record Store Day charts. Granted, not all of these releases were as  highly anticipated as a Metallica demo, but still a good week for […]

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Metal By Numbers 4/22: Halestorm go wild

Posted by on April 22, 2015

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. It’s the post Record Store Day edition of Metal By Numbers, so you know what that means! Showing you numbers for random releases that you won’t be able to easily acquire, mostly because they’re […]

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Metal By Numbers 4/17: Swear on the charts

Posted by on April 17, 2015

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. People often talk about how bad thing come in threes, but this week it seems good things come in twos: two newer bands putting out their respective sophomore albums, two bands with decade long […]

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Metal By Numbers 4/8: Say goodbye to Hollywood

Posted by on April 8, 2015

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. I really thought we were going to see Nightwish take the top spot this week but apparently Hollywood Undead made an album too. I attribute my lack of foresight to not thinking about Hollywood […]

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Metal By Numbers 4/1: These charts are no joke

Posted by on April 1, 2015

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. I debated doing some April Fool’s prank for the charts today like making metal bands take over the top 10 or featuring One Direction as the top debut for the week. But I didn’t. […]

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Metal By Numbers 3/25: This is madness

Posted by on March 25, 2015

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. About two weeks ago I mentioned how inclusive we are on this column. I bring this up again because I went to listen to a sample of Sleeping With Sirens’s new album out of curiosity […]

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