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Chuck Billy, Alexi Laiho meet Mr. Crowley on Rhoads tribute

Posted by on February 4, 2015

When you think of the relatively small body of work of late guitarist Randy Rhoads, “Mr. Crowley” stands out as one of his many shining moments. With Rhoads getting his due with a March 3 album, Immortal Randy Rhoads – The Ultimate Tribute, an impressive lineup of artists have signed on to pay homage to the […]

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Video of full Metal Allegiance concert in Anaheim online

Posted by on January 27, 2015

We’ve been telling you about the all-star Metal Allegiance show since its inception on Motörhead’s Motörboat cruise last fall. The big night was last Wednesday, January 21 in Anaheim, CA at the House of Blues. If you weren’t there, now you can watch the entire show yourself on YouTube! The lineup of participating musicians and […]

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Rex Brown, Gary Holt pledge their Metal Allegiance

Posted by on January 13, 2015

After a successful iinauguralrun on Motorhead’s Motorboat, the Metal Allegiance will be taking place next Wednesday (21) at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA. Essentially, a rebranded “Metal Masters,” its lineup has just grown by two. Pantera/Kill Devil Hill’s Rex Brown and Slayer/Exodus guitarist Gary Holt have been added to the already-stacked lineup. Here’s the […]

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Randy Rhoads tribute to feature Serj Tankian, Tom Morello, and more

Posted by on January 12, 2015

In just 25 years, on Ozzy Osbourne first two solo albums and a stint in Quiet Riot, Randy Rhoads cemented himself as one of the best and most imitated guitarists in metal. And while the guitarist’s life was tragically cut short in 1982, he’s getting his due via a tribute album (and no, we’re not […]

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Now Testament is offering fans a piece of their action

Posted by on December 2, 2014

Remember a few weeks ago when Queensryche offered fans a chance to buy a stake in the band? Testament is following suit,  but instead of owning part of the band, you’ll own part of one of their songs, and it’ll cost far less than $50,000. If you’re a fan of “Native Blood” from Dark Roots of Earth, […]

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All-star Metal Allegiance is coming to Anaheim

Posted by on October 27, 2014

It looks like one time on a boat wasn’t enough for what’s being referred to as the Metal Allegiance. After Megadeth dropped off of Motorhead’s Motorboat, an all-star band popped up to play what was presumably a one-time-only show. Not so fast. Now a landlocked version of the Metal Allegiance has been announced for January […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Low’ by Testament turns 20 years old

Posted by on September 30, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. It seems Testament always has really interesting rotating lineups of great musicians. This time, James Murphy is on guitar, and John Tempesta is on drums. This album has heavy guitar playing, and a lot […]

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Metal Insider’s top 5: Metal bands/artists that are football fans

Posted by on September 8, 2014

With week one of the NFL wrapping up with a double header tonight, the 2014 NFL football season is in full swing. We’ve already given you a look at some picks from the likes of GWAR, Exodus, Abysmal Dawn and more, but there are many that play heavy music that are huge football fans and […]

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The new Exodus album will have some crazy guest stars

Posted by on September 3, 2014

Anticipation has already been running pretty high for Exodus’ Blood In, Blood Out. First of all, singer Steve “Zetro” Souza will be back for the first time in a decade. Plus, we already know that Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett, who once logged time in Exodus, will be returning for a guitar solo on a song. But there […]

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Steve “Zetro” Souza on his return and future with Exodus

Posted by on July 29, 2014

There’s no denying that Steve “Zetro” Souza left a massive imprint in Exodus, having sung on five albums between 1987 and 1992 (as well as the thrash legend’s 2004 comeback album Tempo Of The Damned). However, Zetro’s return to Exodus last month was nonetheless a shocker. For starters, things seemed to be going swell for […]

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