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Interview: Dir En Grey on their return to North America in four years

Posted by on December 9, 2019

Written by Metal Insider guest contributor Austin Rowey   Japan’s avant-garde metal phenomenon, Dir En Grey, masters of the bizarre, uncommon and uncanny, have returned to North America for the first time since 2015. With a headlining tour, TOUR19 This Way to Self-Destruction, consisting of eight dates in the U.S. and one in Mexico throughout December. […]

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Metal By Numbers 10/3: Slash’s new album is Myles ahead on the charts

Posted by on October 3, 2018

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. This week boasts another list of debuts that is robust both in size and pedigree from the return of Slash’s solo albums to Voivod’s first album in five years to another slab of post […]

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Metal by Numbers: This week was just ‘grate

Posted by on December 17, 2014

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. The holiday shopping season is in full effect, as many of the artists on the chart have a nice uptick in sales. Whether it’s online shopping or people actually doing it the old fashioned […]

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Five Finger Death Punch have more songs with guest vocalists

Posted by on November 25, 2013

Five Finger Death Punch, just released their second album this year, The Wrong Side of Heaven And the Righteous Side of Hell, Vol. 2. And while the first of the two albums had several guest vocalists, including Rob Halford, Maria Brink and Tech N9ne, Vol. 2 doesn’t have any guests. It turns out that there’s […]

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Trivium Celebrates Passover With Motionless In White By Playing Metallica’s “Creeping Death”

Posted by on April 9, 2012

Trivium have been on the road with Asking Alexandria, Dir En Grey, I See Stars, Motionless In White and The Amity Affliction for the past month. And during the tour’s  stop in Louisville, KY last Saturday night (April 7), Trivium performed a cover of Metallica’s “Creeping Death.” Though Trivium have covered Metallica before, this particular […]

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Metal By Numbers 8/24: Welcome To ‘Hell’

Posted by on August 24, 2011

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.  While Breaking Up Benjamin have the top rock debut (no, we’re not counting Blue October, who debuted in the top ten), the top metal debut belongs to Chimaira, who sold a respectable 7,400 of […]

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Metal By Numbers 8/17: Sales Are Jumping In Waves

Posted by on August 17, 2011

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. This week’s top metal debut comes from Florida’s very own Trivium, who have reason to celebrate. Their fifth studio album In Waves sells just under 21,000 copies, cracking the top 20. While it may […]

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Metal By Numbers 8/10: A Grey Area In Album Sales

Posted by on August 10, 2011

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. This week’s top heavy metal/hard rock debut came from Japan’s very own Dir En Grey. The experimental metal group’s eighth studio album Dum Spiro Spero cracks the top 120, selling over 3,900 copies. As […]

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Wacken Fest 2011 Final Wrap Up

Posted by on August 9, 2011

Another  Wacken Open Air Festival has come and gone.  We’ve been fortunate that our publicist buddy Jon Freeman from Freeman Promotions has been guest blogging for us from the festival. We’ve enjoyed his beer fueled coverage of Day 1 and Day 2. Now, without further ado, here’s Jon’s final wrap up of the 2011 Wacken Festival. They say […]

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New & Noteworthy, August 2nd – Fever Dream

Posted by on August 2, 2011

It’s been a week full of excitement here at Metal Insider. We’ve gotten to hear a new song from Mastodon and a new song from Opeth on the same day, and we managed to fit in a rousing debate on the two as well. On top of that, we also got the cover art and […]

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