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Norway’s Blastfest cancelled, company dissolving

Posted by on February 2, 2017

  Last year, Norway’s Blastfest was in the news after the metal festival canceled the appearance of French band Peste Noire after pressure from anti-fascist groups. That was after Napalm Death pulled out of the festival, presumably as a result of the Peste Noire’s appearance. Also, Finnish black metal band Horna canceled their appearance in solidarity […]

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Blastfest cancelling Peste Noire is not the problem, Antifa is

Posted by on October 21, 2016

[ed note: This is the opinion of our contributor and our contributor only. Metal Insider does not condone facism, but is for the expression of free speech] Once again, metal is the target of political agendas interfering with artistic expression and freedom of speech under the flag of violent threats, oppression and false pretenses of […]

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Blastfest cancel Peste Noire’s appearance at festival due to antifa pressure

Posted by on October 19, 2016

Do you remember when earlier this year, Phil Anselmo’s Down suffered some backlash after Anselmo’s racist display at the Dimebash event? That incident cause several promoters to drop Down from their bill, including a show in their own hometown and the Dutch festival FortaRock. Down was eventually forced to cancel all their scheduled appearances throughout Europe despite having […]

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‘Blackhearts’ documentary screening at Saint Vitus Bar

Posted by on September 13, 2016

  A few years back, Heavy Metal in Baghdad was a documentary about Acrassicauda, a band from Iraq struggling not just to make it in metal, but even just to play shows in the war-torn country, where they could be killed for their allegiance to Western music. Another doc, As the Palaces Burn, started out as a film about […]

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Run To The Grills: Behind the kitchen doors of Blastfest 2016

Posted by on August 3, 2016

Big festivals are a big task to put together and make sure things run smoothly. While most people can only imagine the work involved on the stage production, band accommodation and venue arrangements, there’s the riders that need to be addressed and that includes feeding the bands and crew. To give you a better idea […]

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Run To The Grills: Meet our new chef Heather Feher of Black Cat Culinary

Posted by on July 15, 2016

  If you’re in a touring band or have simply reached adulthood, you should have an idea or two about food and cooking in order to survive the real world. It’s often that many people suffer from a lack of skills in the kitchen and are forced to live off cups of ramen or cheap […]

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