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Byzantine signs with Metal Blade Records

Posted by on March 31, 2016

Nobody beats the Byz! And now Byzantine has become even more indestructible, having just signed a worldwide deal with Metal Blade Records. Byzantine’s last two albums, including last year’s well received To Release is to Resolve, were self-released and crowdfunded. Now the West Virginian metal titans are preparing to release their sixth album in 2017 […]

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Metal Insider contributor Schuler Benson’s top 10 of 2015

Posted by on December 21, 2015

As 2015 continues to draw to a close, Metal Insider is continuing to look at the year in music. Nearly all of our contributors have submitted their favorites, along with everyone from Anthrax to Richard Christy, and you can read their picks here. Here we have Criminally Slept-On contributor Schuler Benson’s favorite music of the […]

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Metal Insider contributor Nick Desimone’s Top 10 of 2015

Posted by on December 16, 2015

As 2015 draws to a close, we’re letting Metal Insider’s staff pick their favorite albums of 2015, in addition to some of the musicians that helped make some of it. You can see all of our picks so far here. Now we have contributor and Amplified author Nick Desimone. In an unsigned or developing band? Submit […]

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Metal Insider contributor Chris Colgan’s top 10 of 2015

Posted by on December 10, 2015

Composing 2015’s Top 10 began with reflecting on my Top 10 of 2014 and what lessons I learned from that process. There were two that stood out: expect the unexpected, and go with my gut instinct. To that end, I’m not spending any time overthinking and re-evaluating this list. I took three days to compose this list, and […]

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Metal Insider contributor Zach Shaw’s Top 10 of 2015

Posted by on December 8, 2015

It’s that time of year again. As 2015 draws to a close, we check in with the Metal Insider staff to see what new albums got them the most excited. Ok, so this is the part of the Top 10 list where you’re supposed to say “Oh boy, what a great year for new music!” […]

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Byzantine hitting the road with Mobile Death Camp

Posted by on April 28, 2015

Byzantine is having a hell of a year. The band’s fifth album and second to be self-released, To Release is to Resolve was succesfully crowdfunded. Eagerly received by fans and critics alike, it rocketed to the top of CMJ’s Loud Rock chart, making it the most-played record at metal radio. And the good news is, if […]

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Metal Power Rankings: …And cassette tapes for all

Posted by on April 24, 2015

This is a bit of a hard reset after last week’s all-Metalfest edition of the Metal Power Rankings (spoiler alert: you missed out if you weren’t there). And what a hard reset it is when this week’s top band released a cassette. What is this, the ’80s? We live in a crazy world where a […]

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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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Byzantine premiere new video

Posted by on April 16, 2015

Byzantine just released their fifth album, To Release is To Resolve. And along with that, they’ve premiered a video from the album, “The Agonies,” on Billboard. Much like last album’s “Soul Eraser,” the song is about drugs. This time, instead of heroin, they’ve turned the focus to prescription medicine. Here’s what Chris “OJ” Ojeda told […]

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Metal Power Rankings: So far, so good, so Megadeth

Posted by on April 10, 2015

Welcome to Metal Power Rankings: Our weekly rankings take a number of factors into account: newsworthiness, record sales, internet buzz, word of mouth and overall importance in the genre. Ultimately, it’s subjective, but if a band generates enough buzz, they’ll wind up on the list. This week, Megadeth remain on top, because we found out […]

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