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Tag Archives: NHL

Metallica branching out into hockey with San Jose Sharks

Posted by on December 16, 2014

For the  past few years, Metallica have been branching out into the sports world. They’ve had annual nights with the past two years with the San Francisco Giants, which they’ll be doing again in 2015. They’ve also played Yankee Stadium twice – as part of the Big 4 and for Mariano Rivera’s retirement ceremony. Now they’re […]

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L.A. Kings Pay Tribute To Jeff Hanneman

Posted by on May 6, 2013

Slayer aren’t a mass-appeal, but the band have definitely made an impact on pop culture over the last 30 years. And the sad and untimely passing of Jeff Hanneman this past Thursday has resonated beyond just metal fans. Take, for example, NHL team the Los Angeles Kings. The hockey team, who are currently in the […]

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Metal Blade Founder Brian Slagel Discusses Becoming A Hockey Team Co-Owner

Posted by on February 1, 2013

Readers of Metal Insider will know that Metal Blade president Brian Slagel is an avid hockey fan. But even we were surprised when he announced earlier this week via Facebook that he had officially become part of the ownership team of minor league hockey team the Trenton Titans. We reached out to Slagel to see […]

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Predators Goalie Again Has Maiden-Insipired Mask

Posted by on August 14, 2012

He’s an iconic figure in and around the NHL, inspiring many players. Gretzky? Lemieux? No, we’re talking about Eddie. Chris Mason, now backup goalie for the Nashville Predators, has unveiled his mask for the new season. And much like his mask for last season, it features the eternally pissed off mascot of Iron Maiden, Eddie. […]

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Metal Blade’s Brian Slagel Shares His Predictions For Remaining 2012 NHL Playoffs

Posted by on April 30, 2012

You most likely know Brian Slagel as the CEO and founder of Metal Blade Records. But what you might not know about him is that he’s a diehard hockey fan as well. Slagel has given Metal Insider his NHL Playoff hockey picks before, and also helped explain to us the NHL’s realignment plan. Now with the second round […]

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Metal Blade’s Brian Slagel Weighs In On The Pros And Cons Of NHL’s Realignment Plan

Posted by on December 12, 2011

You most likely know Brian Slagel as the CEO and founder of Metal Blade Records. But what you might not know about him is that he’s a die hard hockey fan as well. He’s given Metal Insider his playoff picks many times in the past. This time, though, we asked Slagel to give us his […]

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Testament Guitarist Alex Skolnick’s Rendition Of “Auld Lang Syne” Used In Hockey Commercial

Posted by on December 7, 2011

Metal and hockey surprisingly make a great combo, as proven by both the NHL and metal’s elite. And now that relationship is taken further in a new commercial for the annual Bridgestone Winter Classic outdoor hockey game. According to The Big Lead, Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick’s rendition of the traditional New Year’s song “Auld Lang […]

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NY Islanders Offering Some Heavy Choices For Goal Song

Posted by on October 6, 2011

Need more proof that hockey is truly a heavy metal sport? Well, the NY Islanders are asking fans to help them choose the song they’ll play every time they make a goal during the NHL 2011-2012 season. Fans can choose one of the following songs: “Kickstart My Heart” by Motley Crue “Hell Yeah” by Rev […]

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Anthrax, Judas Priest Featured On EA’s ‘NHL 12’ Game

Posted by on September 19, 2011

Anthrax, Judas Priest, Blackguard, Murderdolls, and Black Tide are a few of the artists featured on the soundtrack to EA’s NHL 12 video game.

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Hockey Goalie To Wear Iron Maiden Inspired Mask This Season

Posted by on August 22, 2011

As if hockey wasn’t metal enough, Winnipeg Jets goalie Chris Mason has revealed his new Iron Maiden inspired goalie mask. The mask’s design is taken from the artwork for the “Aces High” single (the one where Eddie is flying a fighter jet). In an interview with InGoal Magazine, Mason has the following to say about […]

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