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New & Noteworthy, October 2nd – Picture Perfect

Posted by on October 2, 2015

Maybe I spoke too soon last week when I talked about the slow decline of the release calendar as we headed into October. There is quite a lot coming to us this week, coming from all across the spectrum of heavy music. Read on and find out what new music is coming your way today! […]

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Metal Insider top 12: metal albums of 1984

Posted by on July 1, 2014

And just like that, 2014 is half over. Hard to believe it’s gone this fast, right? At any rate, instead of listing our top ten records of the year so far, we thought we’d look back – 30 years back – to celebrate some of the best albums of 1984. It was a banner year […]

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King Diamond To Appear On New Volbeat Album

Posted by on March 6, 2013

While Volbeat sounds more like Social Distortion covering Misfits songs, they’ve announced that King Diamond will be making a guest appearance on their forthcoming album, Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies. The King will appear on “Room 24,” a song that was, according to the bio, inspired by a terrifying experience in a hotel room somewhere in […]

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Rob Caggiano Joins Volbeat As New Guitarist

Posted by on February 4, 2013

Shortly after departing Anthrax, Rob Caggiano revealed that he would be co-producing Volbeat’s new album Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies. Now comes word that he’ll be doing a little more than producing, as Caggiano has been announced as the Danish rockabilly metal group’s new guitarist. Volbeat frontman Michael Poulsen had the following to say about […]

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King Diamond Performs Sweden Rock Fest With Members Of Mercyful Fate, Volbeat, And Motörhead

Posted by on June 11, 2012

Technically, King Diamond made his return to the stage at the Metallica 30th anniversary shows and with a surprise three song set in Dallas. However, the metal legend performed his first full show since his triple-bypass heart surgery this past Saturday (June 9) at the Sweden Rock Festival. And fans were indeed in for something special. In addition […]

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Volbeat Tap Mercyful Fate Guitarist For Gigantour

Posted by on December 19, 2011

Last month, Volbeat announced that they had parted ways with guitarist Thomas Bredahl. At the time, it wasn’t clear whether the band would fulfill their upcoming tour commitments as a trio or with a temporary replacement. Well today, the Danish metal rockabilly band announced that they have tapped none other than Mercyful Fate guitarist Hank […]

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Mercyful Fate Manager Recaps The Band’s Performance With Metallica

Posted by on December 15, 2011

By now you know about all of the special surprise guests that appeared during Metallica’s 30th Anniversary shows. Hell, you probably could name the exact night each guest appeared on. If that’s so, then you know that one of the biggest surprises during the second night came from Mercyful Fate. Seeing Metallica perform with four […]

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Metallica Perform Another Unreleased Song, Joined Onstage By Mercyful Fate And Others During 2nd Night Of 30th Anniversary Shows

Posted by on December 8, 2011

During the second night of their intimate 30th Anniversary shows at the Filmore in San Francisco (December 7), Metallica performed yet another song that was recorded during the Death Magnetic sessions but never released. And just like with “Hate Train,” the song performed during the first night, a rough mix version of the song called “Just A Bullet […]

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