Tag Archives: Metal Blade Records

Byzantine launches crowdfunding campaign for new album

Posted by on February 7, 2017

On June 2nd, Byzantine will be releasing their Metal Blade debut following two independent releases. The Cicada Tree will be their fifth album, and like their last two, the band has launched a crowd-funding campaign for the album. If you’re going to buy the album as a fan, the main benefit you’ll get from doing it […]

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Metal Blade celebrating 35th anniversary with tour

Posted by on December 13, 2016

  Metal Blade Records been a breeding ground for metal since owner Brian Slagel founded it in 1982. Almost 35 years later, it’s grown into one of the most influential labels around. In honor to commemorate its history and anniversary, the label has announced a tour package with four of the more popular bands on it’s […]

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Randy Blythe lends Oni a hand at Knotfest

Posted by on September 27, 2016

If you haven’t heard of Oni yet, that’s probably about to change. The band, most of whom hail from Canada, are the latest signing to Metal Blade’s Blacklight Media label, and their debut album, Ironshore, will be released on November 25th. They’re also going to be on tour with both Max and Iggor Cavalera and Children of […]

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Candiria release “Mereya” from forthcoming concept album

Posted by on August 25, 2016

Today’s a pretty great day if you’re not a fan of 4/4 metal. First we got a brand new Meshuggah song, and Candiria just released a song from their forthcoming album, as well as given out some information about what we can expect from it. While They Were Sleeping, which will be out on October 7th […]

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My first metal shirt – Abnormality bassist Josh Staples

Posted by on July 13, 2016

My First Metal Shirt is a regularly-occurring feature on Metal Insider where we talk to people involved in metal about the first-ever metal T-shirt they owned, their memories about it,  and hopefully, a picture of them in it. This week’s installment comes from Josh Staples, the bassist of Massachusetts death metal band Abnormality. My first Death Metal shirt […]

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Album by Album: Revocation’s David Davidson runs down discography, essential tour items

Posted by on June 23, 2016

  On July 22nd, Boston thrash/death metal mainstays Revocation will release their sixth full-length album, Great Is Our Sin. The record is their second on Metal Blade, following an independent release, a trio of albums on Relapse and an EP for Scion/AV. With the variance in labels over the past eight years and with the band’s […]

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Cattle Decapitation premiers very NSFW video for “Clandestine Ways (Krokodil Rot)”

Posted by on May 19, 2016

The San Diego based deathgrind band Cattle Decapitation have, somehow, raised the bar for disgustingly brutal videos once again with the release of the CENSORED version of “Clandestine Ways (Krokodil Rot),” from their most recent album The Anthropocene Extinction, released via Metal Blade Records. Yes, the video is censored, still NSFW, and still very disgusting. […]

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Poison Headache name mystery member, debut new song

Posted by on May 3, 2016

Last week, we wrote about Poison Headache, and while we enjoyed the band’s brand of metallic hardcore from their first song, “Sin Eater,” the band’s sound was nearly overshadowed by the fact that they had a member that they weren’t about to reveal. Given that they were on Metal Blade, and from San Diego, it didn’t […]

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Remember When: Wovenwar’s Nick Hipa “competed” on ‘Billy On The Street’? He does! [Exclusive]

Posted by on April 29, 2016

It’s not that often when metal creeps its way into mainstream pop culture. So when metal/hard rock acts do actually pop up in beloved sitcoms, dramatic films, cartoons or even reality series, it’s kind of awesome. So in the weekly column Remember When, Metal Insider recalls the most random instances of metal’s elite appearing in front […]

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Six Feet Under pay tribute to Iron Maiden, Judas Priest on new ‘Graveyard Classics’ release

Posted by on April 14, 2016

There are bands that obviously shaped the extreme metal sound we know nowadays, like Judas Priest or Iron Maiden. It’s undeniable the influence of the classic heavy metal bands in today’s music and some have set some time and effort to pay their respect to them, like death metal outfit Six Feet Under and their […]

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