Tag Archives: Metal Alliance Tour

Exodus Pulls Out Of Maryland Deathfest, Reassures Fans That They Are Not Disbanding

Posted by on April 4, 2013

Yesterday morning, it was revealed that Exodus were pulling out of this year’s Maryland Deathfest due to a “VARIETY of personal issues and matters with one of the members.” While guitarist Gary Holt recently stated that he wouldn’t abandon Exodus to join Slayer permanently, the festival cancellation made many speculate whether the group’s future was […]

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Shadows Fall Added To Last Leg Of Metal Alliance Tour (Anthrax, Exodus, Etc.)

Posted by on March 5, 2013

First, the sad news. High On Fire will be missing the last leg of the Metal Alliance Tour. Now here’s the good news: Shadows Fall have been tapped to replace High On Fire on said dates. “We are excited to be playing a few of these dates with Anthrax and the rest of the Metal […]

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Charlie Benante To Sit Out Of Anthrax’s Australian Tour

Posted by on February 19, 2013

Anthrax is all set to perform Among The Living during this year’s Metal Alliance Tour. However, the group will be playing it without drummer Charlie Benante when they head down to Australia. It’s been announced this morning that Benante will be sitting out of the upcoming tour down under. “Charlie is dealing with personal issues […]

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New Vans Ad Stars A Drumline And Skaters (Oh, And Municipal Waste)

Posted by on February 7, 2013

We’ve seen Vans partner up with metal bands before, but not on as cool of a scale as this. The latest commercial from the sneaker company features everything from a drumline to skaters to…Municipal Waste? Yup, it’s a big freakin’ Vans parade starring a bunch of people going crazy, but nowhere near as crazy as […]

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Exodus Latest Victim Of Disney’s Metal Ban?

Posted by on February 6, 2013

Over the past few years, Walt Disney has shown their distaste for metal by banning multiple groups from performing their House Of Blues venues in Florida. Machine Head have been the most notable metal band that Disney has banned. However, now it looks like Exodus are their latest victim. Exodus recently announced will be playing in […]

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Headbanger’s Brawl: Which Band Is Due For A Breakout In 2013?

Posted by on January 25, 2013

Headbangers’ Brawl is a weekly column where Metal Insider’s contributors take a moment to debate and analyze two opposing sides of a topical issue occurring in the world of metal and/or the music industry. Ghost is playing festivals. Kvelertak finally has an American label deal. Asking Alexandria is putting out a new album. Gojira is finally touring. The […]

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The Dillinger Escape Plan, Trapped Under Ice Among Latest Additions To NEMHF

Posted by on January 23, 2013

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival just keeps getting better. While the fest already has the Metal Alliance and Opeth/Katatonia tours involved in it, the fest keeps adding more bands for its fifteenth year. The latest additions include The Dillinger Escape Plan, Trapped Under Ice, Alleageon, Alpha & Omega, Born Low, MurderDeathKill, and Dark […]

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Fight ‘Em Til They Melt – Scott Ian Versus A Snowman

Posted by on January 21, 2013

Scott Ian from Anthrax has the life. Whether it’s playing rhythm guitar with Anthrax and The Damned Things, playing a zombie on The Walking Dead, or appearing on just about every VH1 clip show about metal or rock, Ian certainly gets around. Apparently, another perk of being a highly visible guitar player is that you’ll […]

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Headbangers’ Brawl 1/11: Dissecting The Rumors Surrounding Mayhem Fest 2013

Posted by on January 11, 2013

Headbangers’ Brawl is a weekly column where Metal Insider’s contributors take a moment to debate and analyze two opposing sides of a topical issue occurring in the world of metal and/or the music industry. It’s a safe bet that the lineup to this year’s Rockstar Energy Mayhem Fest will be officially announced in the next few weeks [Update: […]

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Anthrax Taps Shadows Fall Guitarist To Fill In On Upcoming Dates

Posted by on January 11, 2013

Just recently, Anthrax revealed to fans that they weren’t holding open auditions for Rob Caggiano’s replacement. That was a strong indicator that Anthrax likely already had a new guitarist lined up (or at least had a short list of picks). Well, now we know who indeed will be joining Anthrax on the road on a […]

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