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Metal Insider Top 10: Female musicians to watch at upcoming festivals

Posted by on April 28, 2015

There’s been a lot of talk lately about there not being enough female representation in festival booking – and for good reason. It’s surely not always an intentional exclusion of course, but is definitely worth discussing and calling attention to. Festivals like Flight of the Valkyries and Metal Female Voices Fest aim to highlight and celebrate metal […]

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Amplified: Sever the Drama

Posted by on August 7, 2014

Amplified is a weekly column focusing on new and emerging artists. Got a band that fits the bill? Email [email protected] Hailing from Hartford, Connecticut, Sever the Drama recently released their second album Chasing Shadows. The band’s sophomore album, and first in four years, draws heavily from their influences such as Pantera, Lamb of God, and Sevendust to create […]

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Headbanger’s Brawl: The Trespass America tour to return?

Posted by on October 28, 2013

In 2012, Five Finger Death Punch closed out their American Capitalist touring cycle by headlining their own tour. Trespass America had a pretty strong lineup, with Killswitch Engage playing their first tour with Jesse Leach back in the fold, Trivium, Emmure, God Forbid, Pop Evil and Battlecross also played. After taking the year off, presumably […]

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Kerry King Explains The Delay In Slayer’s New Album [Spoiler: Partly Rick Rubin’s Fault]

Posted by on February 4, 2013

For the better part of 2012, we kept hearing “updates” on Slayer’s long-awaited follow up to 2009’s World Painted Blood. But by the end of the year, nothing surfaced. Hell, even the originally planned two-song EP never came to fruition. So what’s the hold up? Well during an interview with Eddie Trunk for Samson Zoom […]

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Mayhem Fest To Announce Lineup In March

Posted by on January 15, 2013

An official announcement regarding the lineup for this year’s Mayhem Fest is now expected to be made on March 18. Guess we’ll have to wait longer than we thought to find out which rumors are true or not.

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Metal Comedians Playing NYC’s The Stand This Weekend; Get 50% Off Tix

Posted by on October 25, 2012

This past weekend, new NYC comedy club The Stand played host to two of Metal Insider’s CMJ events. First, our listening party, where Candlelight, Frostbyte, and Roadrunner supplied the music, then That Metal Show co-host Don Jamieson interviewed Vision of Disorder’s Tim Williams and Mike Kennedy for an interview that’ll run here next week. After […]

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Video: Slayer Covers Exodus’ “Strike Of The Beast” Live

Posted by on July 3, 2012

As sad as it is that Jeff Hanneman has once again been sidelined from the road, it is fortunate that Slayer were once again able to rely on Exodus’ Gary Holt to fill in. And fans at Mayhem Fest’s stop at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA Sunday night (July 1) were in for […]

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Members Of Slipknot And Anthrax To Miss Mayhem Fest Dates

Posted by on July 2, 2012

Looks like High On Fire aren’t the only ones missing Mayhem Fest this Summer. This past weekend, two bands set to appear on the bill revealed that they would be performing a handful of dates without key members. First up is Slipknot, who revealed that guitarist Jim Root will be forced to miss most of […]

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Anthrax Preparing For “Bare Bones” Set On Mayhem Fest

Posted by on May 8, 2012

As awesome as this Summer is turning out to be for metal tours, we still stand by the claim that Mayhem Fest has the strongest lineup of all the touring festivals this year. Seriously, Slipknot, Slayer, Motörhead, and Anthrax alone make this a killer package (with lots of added bonuses like High On Fire). However, […]

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Spider Still Sidelining Slayer Six Stringer

Posted by on May 1, 2012

As you all know by now, guitarist Jeff Hanneman has been absent from Slayer’s touring commitments for over a year now while recovering from an infected spider bite on his arm. While his condition has been improving, Slayer have just announced that Hanneman will continue to sit out, with Exodus’ Gary Holt filling in once […]

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