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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Metallica guest appearances

Posted by on June 16, 2016

Today, Heart released the title track of their forthcoming album, Beautiful Broken, via Rolling Stone. What makes it worthy of being written about here is that the upbeat, riffy rock song, originally released as a bonus track on the band’s 2012 album, features Metallica’s James Hetfield on background and occasional lead vocals. The 2:30 song is punchy enough that it […]

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New & Noteworthy, October 2nd – Picture Perfect

Posted by on October 2, 2015

Maybe I spoke too soon last week when I talked about the slow decline of the release calendar as we headed into October. There is quite a lot coming to us this week, coming from all across the spectrum of heavy music. Read on and find out what new music is coming your way today! […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Abigail’ by King Diamond turns 27 years old

Posted by on October 21, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. After the breakup of Mercyful Fate, this was King Diamond’s second album after he decided to fly solo. This album gets some of the most IMMENSE praise I have ever seen an album get […]

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King Diamond to release double-disc best-of

Posted by on October 7, 2014

Just in time for his first North American tour in years to start, King Diamond has announced that there’s going to be a two-disc compilation of his work, Dreams of Horror, being released on November 11th. The 23-song greatest hits album will consist of music from his tenures at both Roadrunner and Metal Blade, with a disc […]

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King Diamond parts ways with bassist Hal Patino, battle of words ensues

Posted by on July 21, 2014

Many musicians have come in and out of King Diamond’s band. However, bassist Hal Patino’s departure from the group has caused its fair share of drama in a rather short amount of time. Just a few months away from his long overdue return to the States, King Diamond announced Saturday that Patino was no longer […]

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Metal Insider top 12: metal albums of 1984

Posted by on July 1, 2014

And just like that, 2014 is half over. Hard to believe it’s gone this fast, right? At any rate, instead of listing our top ten records of the year so far, we thought we’d look back – 30 years back – to celebrate some of the best albums of 1984. It was a banner year […]

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King Diamond officially announces North American tour

Posted by on June 23, 2014

Well, the rumors have proven to be true: King Diamond will be touring North America this fall. Granted, his slated appearance at Fun Fun Fun Fest essentially confirmed that King Diamond would be embarking on at least a mini-trek. But now we have confirmation that he’ll be doing his first full-fledge North American tour since […]

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Reminder: King Diamond is up for a Grammy this Sunday

Posted by on January 22, 2014

Sure, it’s not technically just King Diamond, he’d be sharing the award with Volbeat, another Danish act that borrowed his trademark falsetto for “Room 24,” a song off their album Outlaw Gentlemen and Shady Ladies. And while we might not agree on just what constitutes metal, at least we can all agree that at least all […]

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Noctum’s Top 5: Swedish And Most Evil Bands

Posted by on October 21, 2013

Noctum is a prime example of just how evil the citizens of Sweden can be. Their new album Final Sacrifice (out October 29 via Metal Blade) has many under their spell, with Decibel Magazine even hailing them as the new wave of Satanic rock. So we asked vocalist/guitarist David Indelöf and bassist Tobias Rosén to […]

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Roadrunner Records to release 30th anniversary box set

Posted by on August 15, 2013

Roadrunner is celebrating more than 30 years of music with the release of a box set, XXX: Three Decades of Roadrunner Records, hitting the market October 1. The set, to be released in America and abroad, is a pretty good summation of the label’s beginnings as an underground label, their rise to one of America’s premier […]

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