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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine blasts Metal Blade Records founder Brian Slagel over his book

Posted by on October 24, 2017

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine has slammed Metal Blade Records founder Brian Slagel via Twitter over his book For the Sake of Heaviness: The History of Metal Blade Records, which was released this past summer. Mustaine appears to heavily disagree with Slagel’s memory about how the label attempted to sign Megadeth. Slagel apologized, and Mustaine accepted his […]

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Metal Blade’s Brian Slagel recalls finding Burton, Newsted for Metallica

Posted by on August 22, 2017

Next Tuesday (29), Metal Blade Records founder Brian Slagel’s memoir, For the Sake of Heaviness: The History of Metal Blade Records will be released. It will reveal the full story on how the label was created. Slagel started his career working in a record store and eventually compiled a compilation album entitled Metal Massacre which […]

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BMG will release a book on Metal Blade Records’ history in August

Posted by on June 26, 2017

Metal Blade Records recently celebrated its thirty-five year anniversary with a North American tour including bands such as Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation, Allegaeon, and Necromancing the Stone. It wasn’t too long ago when we found out label and publishing company BMG was starting to get into the book business, and would soon release founder and CEO Brian […]

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Metal Blade’s Brian Slagel to pen a memoir

Posted by on April 6, 2017

If you could be a fly on the wall of Metal Blade founder and CEO Brian Slagel, you’d probably have seen some crazy stuff. Him as a young tape trader that decided to release a compilation of some of his favorite bands, including Slayer and Metallica. Him signing Slayer to their first record deal. Attempting […]

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Photos: The Epiphone Revolver Music Awards black carpet

Posted by on December 16, 2016

Earlier this week, New York City was the epicenter of metal, as the Epiphone Revolver Music Awards had their first east coast event at New York City’s Webster Hall. You can read about the winners here and check out photos of the performances here, but before the artists took the stage and hobnobbed with fans, they […]

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Metallica Super Bowl Watch: Metal Blade’s Brian Slagel, NFL analyst add their support

Posted by on August 14, 2015

Last week, we made a not-so-modest proposal that Metallica should play the halftime at Super Bowl 50. There are enough exhaustive reasons that they should be doing it, even if the NFL isn’t saying anything about it right now. The original petition has gained another 4,000 signatures since last week, so word is continuing to […]

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Former Megadeth members commit Act of Defiance

Posted by on February 26, 2015

We’d known that former Megadeth members Chris Broderick and Shawn Drover, after leaving the band last year, had formed a new project. Then we’d learned that former Scar the Martyr singer Henry Derek and current Shadows Fall bassist Matt Bachand had joined the project. Now the band has a name, Act of Defiance, and a […]

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David Davidson on Revocation’s fresh start with Metal Blade Records

Posted by on June 27, 2014

It’s a little after 8pm on a Thursday evening. Revocation just finished its set at the DevilDriver / Whitechapel tour’s stop in New York City, and now frontman David Davidson is standing a few blocks away from Stage 48, holding a spot on a semi-busy street for the band’s van to park in. While making […]

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YEAH! offering free rental of ‘This Is Spinal Tap’

Posted by on March 18, 2014

Earlier this month, seminal mockumentary This is Spinal Tap celebrated its 30th anniversary. YEAH! is offering a free streaming rental of the film. You can find some quotes about the film from Rob Reiner, Fred Willard, Jack Black, Brain Slagel, Dave Mustaine Maynard James Keenan and more here, and get information about streaming the film here.

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Headbangers’ Brawl 12/12 – What label will Slayer reign on next?

Posted by on December 12, 2013

Headbangers’ Brawl is a column where Metal Insider’s contributors take a moment to debate and analyze two opposing sides of a topical issue occurring in the world of metal and/or the music industry. While it’s not particularly new news that Slayer was between labels, we’d initially thought it was because American Recordings might be deciding which label group […]

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