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Hellfest Announces 2018 Lineup

Posted by on December 13, 2017

  Hellfest is back for their 13th annual heavy metal festival and has announced their final line up. Featuring over 150 bands on 6 stages, Hellfest takes place in Clisson France from June 22-24. Previously announced headliners such as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Avenged Sevenfold, Deftones, A Perfect Circle, Marilyn Manson, Megadeth, Limp Bizkit, Nightwish, […]

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New & Noteworthy, October 20th, 2017: The Sin and The New Songs

Posted by on October 20, 2017

New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. This week is a pretty big one, because we have releases from Trivium and GWAR, as well as two notable debuts with Sons of Apollo and VUUR. If you would like to […]

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1986: puppets and hairspray – the year of the metal fork

Posted by on March 7, 2016

As the worldwide metal community celebrates the 30th anniversary of Metallica’s Master Of Puppets, I’ve realized just how much in the last few weeks we’ve been inundated with news and visibility of the entire Big Four. Along with Puppets’ birthday, Slayer’s headlining tour with Testament and Carcass is in full swing, Anthrax’s glorious new platter For All Kings scored stellar first-week release numbers […]

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New & Noteworthy, March 10th – Bring it All Home

Posted by on March 10, 2015

This week’s release selection is truly a mixed bag. Ranging from a staple rock group of the ’80s to the premier avant-garde metal act of the current decade, along with everything in between, this is a week to try everything, because it’s all worth your attention! Check it out!   Europe, War of Kings (UDR) The Norwegian […]

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Europe is streaming their new album now

Posted by on March 3, 2015

If you thought Europe wasn’t more than “The Final Countdown,” you’ve mostly been right. However, their new album War of Kings, is streaming now on Yahoo Music, and it’s not awful. The album will be released on March 10th on Hell & Back Recordings. It can be preordered here.

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Slipknot join KoRn to cover Beastie Boys

Posted by on January 25, 2015

Gentlemen, start your “aged white men rapping” jokes. Friday, January 23 was the London, England date of the European leg of Slipknot’s “Prepare For Hell” Tour at the Wembley Arena. Before the show, KoRn – who is the primary opening act on the tour – teased the possibility that they might be collaborating with their headliners for a […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Bands and Songs Featuring Keyboardists

Posted by on May 21, 2013

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. With yesterday’s passing of The Doors’ keyboardist Ray Manzarek, it got us thinking about the most maligned instrument in metal: the keyboard. While synths and keyboards aren’t the core part of a stereotypical “metal” band, there are definitely a decent […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Events In 2011 That We’re Thankful For

Posted by on November 21, 2011

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. Thanksgiving is literally just around the corner. It’s a day to be thankful for all you have and to spend quality time with family. In truth, though, it’s likely that time of year when you watch football while guzzling beer […]

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Headbangers’ Brawl 5/20: Preparing For Judgment Day

Posted by on May 20, 2011

Headbanger’s Brawl is a weekly column where Metal Insider’s Bram and Zach 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. In this week’s Headbangers’ Brawl, Bram and Zach have one last chat as they prepare for a day of […]

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Monster Ballads Gets The Kidz Bop Treatment It Deserves

Posted by on April 18, 2011

Record label Razor & Tie, which counts All That Remains and Norma Jean among the artists on its roster, has made their money the old-fashioned – by direct to consumer marketing via cable TV ads. Their Monster Ballads and Buzz Ballads series have gotten people temporarily re-interested in the likes of Mr. Big and Vertical […]

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