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Metal Insider’s Jeff Podoshen’s Top 20 Metal Albums of 2020

Posted by on December 1, 2020

  Well, thankfully 2020 is coming to a close. Good riddance. And while the year itself was awful, the music wasn’t. Lots of great records in 2020 and I listened to a lot of them while staring into the backyard. Here are my top 20 records for 2020. Register your complaints in the comments section […]

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A conversation with Ihsahn on ‘Pharos,’ new music, Taylor Swift, 70000tons, and livestreams

Posted by on October 8, 2020

    Norwegian multi-instrumentalist Ihsahn has released two EPs this year with Telemark back in February and Pharos in September. Metal Insider contributor Jeff Podoshen called Pharos the yin to Telemark’s yang as they explore the dark and lighter side of the Emperor singer’s evolving style. We caught up with the mastermind to discuss Pharos, […]

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Metal By Numbers 9/30: Ace Frehley flies up the charts

Posted by on September 30, 2020

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   I already made an “Aces High” pun the last time Ace Frehley put out an album, so the title took me a minute to come up with. Sixteen debuts is pretty hefty but […]

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Metal By Numbers 9/23: Yes we are Marilyn Manson, yes we are

Posted by on September 23, 2020

  Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   I haven’t listened to Manson’s new album, but the statement We Are Chaos is sure as hell true this year as its ever been. I hate to keep beating the dead horse that is […]

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New & Noteworthy: September 11th, 2020 – We are New Releases

Posted by on September 11, 2020

    New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. The week features new releases from Marilyn Manson, Mastodon, Ihsahn and more! For last week’s new releases you can check out the last New & Noteworthy, and for the latest […]

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Ihsahn’s ‘Pharos’ is the ying to ‘Telemark’s’ yang

Posted by on August 31, 2020

  If you haven’t had the chance to listen to Ihsahn’s Telemark yet, you really should. In fact, it’s one of my favorite records of 2020. While Telemark was very much a cold (with the exception of those oh-so-warm horns) black metal record focused heavily on Norway and Ihsahn’s experiences in the northern Scandinavian forests, […]

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Ihsahn covers A-Ha’s “Manhattan Skyline”

Posted by on August 28, 2020

  Ihsahn has premiered a video for the cover of A-Ha’s “Manhattan Skyline,” featuring Leprous’ Einar Solberg. The track is taken from the artist’s upcoming EP, Pharos, out September 11th via Candlelight Records. Ihsahn has been a longtime fan of A-ha as he expressed: “There are some hints of A-HA even on the second Emperor […]

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Ihsahn reacts to Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’ album cover

Posted by on July 27, 2020

  Taylor Swift surprised her fans with her new album Folklore, out now via Republic Records. However, her latest offering also surprised the metal community as her artwork is similar to Ihsahn’s single “Stridig,” taken from his Telemark EP, which was released this past February. The record showcases a darker and edgier side of Swift […]

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Ihsahn unveils “Spectre At the Feast” video; new EP arriving in September

Posted by on July 20, 2020

  Ihsahn will release Pharos, the second of two companion EPs, on September 11th via Candlelight Records (pre-order here). Recorded at his home studio, Pharos is promised to be the reverse of what we heard on Telemark, the first of the two EPs, which was released earlier this year. The upcoming EP will also include […]

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Jeff Podoshen’s Top 5 Metal Releases for First Half of 2020

Posted by on June 23, 2020

  No matter how you look at it, 2020 is going to go down as one of the most dismal years in modern history. And the music industry, unfortunately, took a massive hit with the shutdown of all touring and live performances across the globe. With that being said, however, there have been some incredible […]

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