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ProgPower USA 2018 line-up announced: James Labrie, Tarja Turunen, Angra, and Voyager to headline

Posted by on September 11, 2017

ProgPower USA is the premier U.S. festival for progressive and power metal. For 18 years they have been a paramount part in bringing some of the biggest and best names in the international progressive and power metal scenes to a country not particularly known for either. It takes place every September at the Center Stage […]

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Ayreon reveals new track from ‘The Source’

Posted by on January 26, 2017

  Arjen Lucassen’s project Ayreon is like no other. He goes beyond his imagination and musical exploration, making each album a brand new progressive exploration. It’s been going on four years since 2013’s The Theory of Everything and now, his next anticipated masterpiece, The Source will be available on April 28 via new label Mascot […]

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Interview: Dream Theater’s John Petrucci talks ‘Images and Words’ on it’s 24th anniversary

Posted by on July 7, 2016

On July 7th, 1992, Dream Theater released their sophomore album, Images and Words. Their debut for Atco Records and first album with James LaBrie on vocals, there were modest expectations for the album, even though the progressive metal band was proud of the album. However, buoyed by the success of the album’s first single “Pull Me […]

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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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Today in Metal: ‘Images and Words’ by Dream Theater turns 22 years old

Posted by on July 7, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. 22 years ago today, the progressive masters Dream Theater released their second album, and the first to feature current singer James LaBrie, and called it Images and Words. This is Dream Theater’s first album […]

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Dream Theater already at work on next album?

Posted by on January 7, 2014

Last year’s self-titled album by Dream Theater was their best in years, but it doesn’t seem like the band wants to rest on their laurels. According to guitarist John Petrucci, they’re already looking to the next album. He told Billboard that the prog-metal band are coming up with song ideas for album #13. Some initial conversations have […]

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It turns out metal artists like EDM too

Posted by on December 13, 2013

While metal artists have been experimenting with electronic music since long before Korn’s 2011 album The Path of Totality, that was definitely the largest scale collaboration between a heavy band and electronic artists. Last year’s Orion Fest had it’s own DJ tent, and somewhat surprisingly, it was packed both days of the fest. And now, […]

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Metal By Numbers 9/11: Nine Inch Nails Don’t Hesitate To Debut At Number 3

Posted by on September 12, 2013

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Trent Reznor has returned, and with that return he has unsurprisingly brought a lot of hype. And that hype translates into a lot album sales. We know that there are some people who will […]

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Metal By Numbers 9/4: Avenged Sevenfold Top The Charts Once Again

Posted by on September 4, 2013

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. You gotta hand it to Avenged Sevenfold: the band has done pretty well with staying on top of things despite the death of The Rev and having a league of haters throughout the years. […]

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Metal By Numbers 8/28: Blessthesales

Posted by on August 28, 2013

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. This week’s list of debuts is notably different from last week in that we actually have albums to list. That’s not to say there was nothing worth looking at last week, but let’s be real: some […]

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