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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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Brian Posehn’s Top 5: Favorite Bands

Posted by on July 22, 2013

Comedian Brian Posehn is a well-known metalhead. Hell, if the fact he released two albums via Relapse Records wasn’t enough, he also working on a metal comedy album with Scott Ian of Anthrax! So considering how big of a presence metal has in Posehn’s life, we thought we’d ask him what five bands had the […]

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Doc Coyle’s Top 5: Covers

Posted by on July 15, 2013

God Forbid guitarist Doc Coyle has been keeping busy as of late playing most Wednesdays at NYC’s Tammany Hall with his cover project Paradise City. You can learn more about the group (also featuring Tommy Vext and his God Forbid bandmate Matt Wicklund) from our recent interview with Coyle. However, we also thought we take the […]

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Erik Danielsson Discusses Watain’s New Album And The Misconception Of Their Evil Persona During Album Listening Party

Posted by on June 11, 2013

It’s about 1pm on a sunny Saturday afternoon. It’s a time when most metal heads would probably still be passed out from the prior evening’s debauchery. Yet Erik Danielsson, the frontman for one of the most wild black metal groups Watain, is up and at Duff’s Brooklyn bar with members of metal press and friends. […]

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Huntress Singer Jill Janus’ Top 5: Vocalists

Posted by on June 3, 2013

This summer is going to be a big one for Huntress. First, the group is going to release their sophomore album Starbound Beast, which features a single co-written by Lemmy Kilmister himself, on July 2 via Napalm Records. Then they’ll spend the rest of the summer on Mayhem Fest, leading them to launch their own […]

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