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Borknagar announce vocalist “Vintersorg” has left the band

Posted by on February 25, 2019

Borknagar will no longer be fronted by lead vocalist Andreas “Vintersorg” Hedlund. After nearly twenty years, the man known as “Vintersorg” has left the band citing personal reasons. Bassist Simen “I.C.S. Vortex” Hestnæs will take over vocal duties once again. Hestnæs recorded vocals on The Archaic Course (1998), and Quintessence (2000) before Hedlund took over on […]

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Metal By Numbers 2/24: The holy grail of album sales

Posted by on February 24, 2016

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. If you’re at all familiar with Metallica, then you know that The Black Album is one of the best-selling albums of all time. What you might not have known is that for the past couple weeks, The […]

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Metal By Numbers 2/17: The charts have a cult following

Posted by on February 17, 2016

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. So Ghost won the Grammy for Best Metal Performance, and while those little golden phonographs are among the many things metalheads like to slag on (usually for good reason), seeing Papa get up onstage […]

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Metal By Numbers 2/10: Some astonishing debuts

Posted by on February 10, 2016

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. With eleven debuts, this week is the biggest week yet for metal in 2016, spearheaded by the always dependable Dream Theater. And just looking ahead in February, it doesn’t look like we’ll be slowing […]

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Metal By Numbers 2/3: Megadeth have mega sales

Posted by on February 3, 2016

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. So Megadeth’s Dystopia is the big star this week and the first major release of 2016. It’s in the top five and it’s the second highest debut of the band’s (or Mustaine’s, I should say) […]

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New & Noteworthy, January 22nd – Don’t Turn Your Back

Posted by on January 22, 2016

This is not normal. January is supposed to be a month with few, if any, big-name releases. Yet here we are, three weeks into the release calendar, and several extremely significant albums are all hitting shelves this week. The game is changing, it would seem, since January is no longer dead time for the music industry. […]

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Borknagar release video for “Winter Thrice”

Posted by on December 23, 2015

Norway’s Borknagar have a new album coming titled Winter Thrice which will hit the shelves on January 22nd via Century Media and we can watch the first official video of the title track and looks very “winter-y” The album encompasses everything that Borknagar has put to tape over the past two decades, from their most brutal assaults to […]

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Wacken Open Air Festival already sold out for 2016

Posted by on August 4, 2015

The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival had a good, eight-year run. Meanwhile, next year’s Germany’s Wacken Open Air Festival has already sold out – for the 11th year in a row. That’s 75,000 tickets already sold. For an event without a complete line-up announced. From the official Wacken Open Air website: “You are really crazy. Thank you for your loyalty and […]

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Metal Insider headed to Norway for Inferno Fest!

Posted by on April 12, 2014

There must be something about the 20 hour days of  sunlight or its Viking heritage that makes Norway such a hotbed for extreme music. For a country of just over 5 million, a surprising amount of metal bands have made their way into the international spotlight. Since 2001, they’ve had a metal festival to call […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 10 Albums Of 2012

Posted by on December 18, 2012

With 2012 nearing its end, we had Metal Insider contributors Bram Teitelman, Zach Shaw, Kodi McKinney, Matt Brown, Chris Colgan, Chip McCabe, and Daniel Cordova list their top ten favorite albums of the year. And as we predicted, there were plenty of crossover picks amongst the seven lists. With that in mind, we thought it […]

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