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Tag Archives: Khemmis

Metal By Numbers 9/16: The devil believes Stryper’s sales

Posted by on September 16, 2020

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Have you actually looked at Stryper’s album covers in recent years? From 2013’s No More Hell To Pay and onward, they all depict biblical figures in scenarios that look deserving of their own anime intro […]

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Metal By Numbers 9/11: Metallica orchestrate the sales

Posted by on September 11, 2020

  Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   I love S&M, so the fact that there’s an S&M2 must mean the world can’t be all bad. If you, like me, didn’t get the chance to see the show last year, you can listen to […]

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Khemmis unveil cover of Alice In Chains’ “Down In A Hole”

Posted by on August 7, 2020

 

Khemmis have released a cover of Alice In Chains’ “Down In A Hole.” The track is the first single from the upcoming Alice In Chains tribute album, Dirt [Redux], which will be released on September 18th. 

 

Frontman/guitarist Ben Hutcherson comments:

“I’ve loved this band since I discovered grunge and hard rock in my early teens. When we were presented with the opportunity to cover my favorite song from one of my favorite bands, I checked a pretty big item off of my bucket list. It’s an honor to take such a powerful piece of music and reimagine it through the creative lens of this band. We knew we wanted to stay true to parts of the song, particularly the chorus, but that we also needed to make it our own.

Alice In Chains has long been one of the most important bands in my life. Though they’re (understandably) associated with the Seattle grunge scene, their music carries a visceral heft that, for me, wasn’t present for the other bands of that music world. ‘Dirt‘ was, and remains, a landmark album of bleakness paired with incredible songwriting, and ‘Down In A Hole‘ was one of the first songs I learned to play on my dad’s old Takamine acoustic guitar back in ’98 or ’99.

The fact that a song like that works as well, if not better, on an acoustic guitar as on a distorted electric guitar is a testament to the power of what those four guys created together.”

 

Check out the cover below and pre-order the album here:

 

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Metal By Numbers 5/6: Dance to dead men

Posted by on May 6, 2020

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   There’s 17 albums on the debuts list this week, and a lot of them have gotten heaps of praise. A few of our contributors have written-up some reviews as well, including the new […]

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Metal By Numbers 4/29: Victorious verminous

Posted by on April 29, 2020

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   I’ve seen some talk regarding artists delaying releases due to the current pandemic vs. releasing music anyway. Perhaps the most notable delay in the world of metal is Lamb of God’s self-titled album, […]

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Interview w/ Khemmis’ Ben on ‘Doomed Heavy Metal’ and coping with COVID-19

Posted by on April 22, 2020

  Colorado metal outfit Khemmis has written a love letter to rock n’ roll with the release of their new EP, Doomed Heavy Metal, out now via Nuclear Blast (order here). We caught up with vocalist/guitarist Ben Hutcherson to discuss the record, the overall experience having their European tour postponed, and dealing with the COVID-19 […]

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New & Noteworthy: April 17th – Doomed New Releases

Posted by on April 19, 2020

New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. This week features new music from The Black Dahlia Murder and Abysmal Dawn, a live Myrath album, and more. For last week’s new releases you can check out the last New & […]

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Danzig, Mercyful Fate and Emperor to headline 2020 Psycho Las Vegas; tickets on sale now

Posted by on January 30, 2020

The full lineup is here for 2020 Psycho Las Vegas. The three day festival will be held on August 14-16th at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. This marks the second year in a row at the resort and overall fifth consecutive year. This unique event will take over the entire resort including four stages: […]

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Metal Insider’s 225 Best Metal Albums of the Decade (2010-2019)

Posted by on December 16, 2019

As each year approaches its end, we share our year-end lists highlighting the best of the best of the year. However, we were taken aback, realizing that not only will 2020 mark a new year, it also marks a brand new decade. It’s true what they say; time flies when you’re having fun, listening to […]

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Ten Tours announced this week – 8/23/19

Posted by on August 23, 2019

  While we’ve already seen quite a few tours announced this week including Slipknot, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, King Diamond, Atreyu, Gatecreeper, The Devil Wears Prada, and Insomnium; we’ve put ten others that were revealed this week.  10) La Dispute announce US Fall Tour La Dispute will return this Fall for another set of touring dates across […]

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