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Interview: Jon & Hansi on new Demons & Wizards, plans for Iced Earth and Blind Guardian

Posted by on February 13, 2020

  Next Friday (21st), Demons & Wizards’ new album III will finally arrive via Century Media (pre-order here). This marks the first record in fifteen years from the longtime collaborative project featuring Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer and Blind Guardian’s Hansi Kürsch. The LP is the perfect collision for both Blind Guardian and Iced Earth fans […]

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Metal Insider’s Zenae Zukowski’s Top 20 Metal Albums of 2019

Posted by on December 23, 2019

  I try to follow the rules, but, once again, another year of good music has gone by, and I was able to narrow it down to 20 instead of 10. There are a bunch of variables that make me connect to a song or artist. Whether it’s the overall vibrations the sound leaves behind […]

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Metal By Numbers 12/18: A decade of album sales

Posted by on December 18, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   In two weeks, we’ll officially be in the 2020’s. I know you’re all asking the important question: where do metal music and album sales go from here? I don’t have an answer for […]

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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 12/11: Cattle Decapitation slaughter sales

Posted by on December 11, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Compared to the last two months, this list of debuts looks rather small. But what it lacks in length it makes up for with Cattle Decapitation spearheading what will probably be the biggest […]

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Hansi Kürsch on future Blind Guardian and Demons & Wizards plans

Posted by on December 4, 2019

Between the release of Blind Guardian’s Legacy of the Dark Lands and the new Demons & Wizards album arriving in February, the wait is finally over for the German singer Hansi Kürsch. Both projects have been well over a decade in the making as Blind Guardian’s orchestral album is referred as one of the most […]

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Metal By Numbers 12/4: The hidden history of the charts

Posted by on December 4, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   The top 40 is a good place to be for most bands, but it’s especially killer to see a death metal band on there. Blood Incantation only have two studio albums under their […]

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Demons & Wizards announce new album “III”

Posted by on December 3, 2019

Demons & Wizards will be releasing their third studio effort, III on February 21st via Century Media. The side project of Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer and Blind Guardian Hansi Kürsch last released Touched by the Crimson King back in 2005, so this will be the first taste of new music in over a decade. Schaffer expressed his excitement: “I’m […]

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Metal By Numbers 11/27: No charts left behind

Posted by on November 27, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   It’s still kind of hard for me to believe that Thanksgiving is tomorrow. This is despite the fact that all my day job has been this past week is being surrounded by people […]

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New & Noteworthy: November 8th, 2019 – Legacy of the New Releases

Posted by on November 10, 2019

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 a new live album from Slayer, the long awaited Blind Guardian orchestral album, and more. For last week’s releases you can check out the last New & Noteworthy, and […]

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