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Tag Archives: Jeff Loomis

Rob Scallon invites Jeff Loomis, Ola Englund and more to shred in new video

Posted by on September 12, 2017

Corey Taylor recently made a cameo appearance on Rob Scallon’s video covering Slipknot’s “Psychosocial.” The internet guitarist has upped his game by inviting four shredders for his next video. Jeff Loomis (Arch Enemy), Ola Englund (The Haunted), Leah Woodward (Aliases), and Garrett Peters make a guest solo appearance as Scallon’s 9 string guitar drop tuned […]

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Rob Scallon to release original album

Posted by on January 3, 2017

We’ve written about Rob Scallon quite a bit here at Metal Insider. That’s because instead of releasing an album every few years like most artists, or every 20 years like Tool does, his main medium of choice is YouTube and he releases songs at a furious clip. Granted, many of them are covers, like Job For […]

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Marty Friedman’s b-sides are better than your band’s a-sides

Posted by on September 1, 2015

Onetime Megadeth guitarist and incredibly successful solo artist Marty Friedman is mounting a solo tour next week, his first North American tour since 2003. Tying in with that, perhaps, is the fact that a deluxe edition of his Prosthetic debut, Inferno, will be released this coming Friday (4). Among the “deluxe” part of the reissue is […]

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Review and Photos: The Summer Slaughter Tour, Webster Hall, NYC, 8/12/15

Posted by on August 18, 2015

On August 12, 2015 Summer Slaughter, in partnership with the All-Stars Tour, took over all three floors of Webster Hall for a crushing night of metal. With old-school death metal legends including Arch Enemy, and Cattle Decapitation sharing the venue with more modern progressive acts such as Born of Osiris, the diversity of the audience […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 10: shocking moments of 2014

Posted by on December 22, 2014

2014 was filled with lots of great new albums (as you likely noticed from our Top 10 list). Yet like every year, 2014 had plenty of shocking moments; incidents and events that took the metal community by complete surprise. With that in mind, the Metal Insider crew continues the tradition of listing the top ten […]

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Holy crap, Jeff Loomis is in Arch Enemy now!

Posted by on November 17, 2014

It’s been a completely insane year of lineup changes for Arch Enemy, what with Angela Gossow stepping aside for Alissa White-Gluz, but they’ve just upped the ante, because now Nevermore guitarist Jeff Loomis is in the band! He replaces Nick Cordle, who understandably, has stepped aside. And while Loomis won’t start until the European tour, […]

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Interview: Cannibal Corpse discuss death metal’s legacy, staying fresh 26 years in

Posted by on July 10, 2014

A death metal band of 26 years like Cannibal Corpse is used to causing uproar when they tour and release new music. On the cusp of releasing their 13th studio album A Skeletal Domain, fans will receive a dual strike as Cannibal Corpse promotes the album, coming via Metal Blade Records in September, on the […]

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Which of the following metal rumors are true?

Posted by on April 1, 2014

Chances are, you spent the better part of the day wondering whether something unbelievable was true or if it was part of an April Fool’s prank (yeah, sorry about that). With that in mind, we decided to play a little game. We’ve compiled eleven “rumors” that have made their way around the metal community over […]

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Intervals add vocalist, unveil new track

Posted by on January 2, 2014

It’s not that unusual to have a band add another musician, but it’s not really that often that it’s an instrumental band adding a vocalist. That’s what Canadian/American prog band Intervals have done, as they announced at the end of last year that former Haarp Machine vocalist Mike Semesky, who’d been playing bass in the […]

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Eyal Levi on what all recording musicians should know

Posted by on November 6, 2013

If there’s anyone who can give advice on making it into the music business, it’s Eyal Levi. Known by many as the creative mastermind of Daath, Levi has also made a name for himself as part of the Audiohammer Studios family. He’s been behind the mixing board for the past decade’s best albums in extreme […]

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