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Former Forbidden and Nevermore guitarist Tim Calvert dead at 52

Posted by on May 1, 2018

It is with great sadness that we report that former Forbidden and Nevermore guitarist Tim Calvert has passed away. The 52-year-old died yesterday (30th) morning after losing a battle with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), which his sister, Vicky Calvert-Hawkins, revealed he kept his illness private. Calvert was with Forbidden from 1989-1997 and worked on 1990s’ […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: 20th anniversary albums we’d like to hear live

Posted by on September 22, 2014

Earlier today, Korn confirmed that in honor of their self-titled debut album turning 20 this year that they’d be playing it in it’s entirety. Whether you like Korn or not, this makes sense. The album essentially jump-started nu-metal, and while the band have gone on to become more poppy/electronic/what have you, their first album is […]

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“Robb Flynn & Friends” Benefit Concert Announced Featuring Members of Machine Head, Metallica, Slayer, And More

Posted by on January 8, 2014

Machine Head made a post on the band’s Facebook today announcing the “Robb Flynn & Friends” Benefit Concert set for Janurary 17 in Oakland, California at the Oakland Metro Operahouse. The show will features members of Machine Head, Metallica, Slayer, Testament, Exodus, Suicide Silence, Death Angel, Forbidden, SpiralArms, and Rubble covering Black Sabbath classics. The […]

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Don Doty of Dark Angel joins supergroup Eliminate

Posted by on October 29, 2013

When rumors of a Dark Angel reunion began circulating, the band’s management was certain to clarify that singer Don Doty would not be part of the reunited lineup. Whether ideas for forming another band or his elimination from Black Angel’s future came first, Doty will now be part of the metal supergroup Eliminate. He joins forces […]

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Craig Locicero’s Top 5: Bay Area Thrash Bands And Overall Influences

Posted by on October 1, 2013

Craig Locicero has gone from shredding in thrash legends Forbidden to riffing with stoner hard rockers SpiralArms. With that in mind, we asked the guitarist to share both his top five favorite Bay Area thrash bands, as well as his top five influences while playing in SpiralArms. Check out both lists below, and pick up […]

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Hmm…What Is Geoff Tate Trying To Say With The Cover Of His Queensryche Album?

Posted by on March 5, 2013

Shortly after one Queensryche announced they had signed to Century Media Records, Geoff Tate’s version of the prog metal group revealed more details about their forthcoming album. We knew it would feature plenty of special guests (and is supposedly “stupidly heavy”) and will be released via Cleopatra Records. Now we know that the album will […]

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One Queensryche Offers Sample Of New Song, While Tate’s Version Taps Members Of Forbidden For Album

Posted by on February 25, 2013

And now for your weekly Queensryche update. First comes a taste of new music from the rendition of Queensryche featuring remaining original members Michael Wilton, Eddie Jackson, and Scott Rockenfield. We were already impressed by what we heard in the teaser trailer released late last year. But last Friday (February 22), Rockenfield appeared on Eddie […]

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Forbidden Loses Bassist, Singer Takes A Break From The Business

Posted by on July 5, 2012

The San Francisco Bay Area-based metal band Forbidden is now two band members short. First off, Matt Camacho, the band’s bassist,  has decided to leave the band for good. Guitarist Craig Locicero comments on the departure of his fellow band mate: For those that know and love Matt, this may be a shock to you. […]

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Dallas Death To All Date Postponed (But Not Cancelled)

Posted by on June 18, 2012

It wasn’t long ago that we encouraged metal fans in Dallas and Atlanta to get off their asses and buy tickets to the Death To All Tour in those markets. While it’s not apparent whether our gambit has worked, the show has been postponed instead of outright canceled, which is at least encouraging. The tour, […]

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Members Of Testament, The Black Dahlia Murder, Chimaira And More To Make Guest Appearances During The ‘Death To All Tour’

Posted by on May 8, 2012

The Death To All Tour, a seven date trek in honor of the late Chuck Schuldiner, was already looking pretty awesome. The tour already promised appearances from former members of Death, special guest vocalists, and opening slots from Atheist and Gorguts. Now, Death To All is promising special guest appearances on select dates. Earlier today, […]

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