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Jonah from Ramming Speed finds Virginia hates Motorhead, partying

Posted by on September 30, 2016

Ramming Speed’s Jonah Livingston seems like he’d be a fun guy to party with. Not just because of the feel-good punk/thrash beats he lays down for the band, but also because of his license plate. And by that, we mean the license plate he doesn’t have, thanks to the completely unfun folks at the Virginia […]

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New & Noteworthy, September 4th – The Man Who Would Be King

Posted by on September 4, 2015

This past week has been rough for the classic metal bands. Between final tour announcements and scary health conditions, the first generation of metal is not in the greatest shape. However, we can take heart in the fact that one of those first-generation bands still appears to be operating well and showing forward progress on […]

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Ramming Speed ready to release some Choke Holds & Bullet Holes

Posted by on July 16, 2015

Having released a limited edition 7″ with the song “Don’t Let This Stay Here” from their new album last month, Ramming Speed have released the second track, along with more details on the new record. Titled No Epitaphs, the band’s second release on Prosthetic will come out worldwide on September 4th, with pre-orders available now via BandCamp. […]

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Edward Snowden inspires new Ramming Speed song

Posted by on June 26, 2015

Ramming Speed (who were part of our CMJ Showcase back in 2013) recently put out a limited edition 7″ – just 300 copies! Now  one song from this release is available to stream, “Don’t Let This Stay Here,” which will be included on a brand new album due out this fall. The band explained the inspiration […]

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Recap: GWAR-B-Q evolves, sets stage for band’s next act

Posted by on August 18, 2014

This past weekend, many of metal, hardcore and punk’s elite descended on Richmond, VA’s Hadad’s Lake not just for the 5th annual GWAR-B-Q, but also to pay tribute to fallen frontman Dave Brockie and his altar ego Oderus Urungus. And while first and foremost, the event remained a celebration of all things GWAR, there was […]

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Devildriver, Shadows Fall, Richard Christy & more detail ‘Spinal Tap’ moments

Posted by on March 2, 2014

Note: On this date in 1984, This is Spinal Tap was released. The mock documentary about a metal band on the downslope of it’s career is required viewing for any band, and still holds up today. November 11th, 2011 was “National Metal Day,” and this is a column we first ran back then. Happy 30th Annicrsary, […]

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Metal Insider Contributor Kodi McKinney’s Top 10 of 2013

Posted by on December 16, 2013

As 2013 draws to a close, we’ve been giving the site over to artists to let us know what they’ve been listening to. It’s proven to be a diverse year for artists and albums alike. You can check out part 1 here, part 2 here, part 3 here, and part 4 here, and part 5 here. However, we also want […]

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Top 10s of the year from Gypsyhawk, Skeletonwitch, Black Water Rising, Saxon & more

Posted by on December 4, 2013

It’s December, which means it’s time for that annual rite of passage where everyone attempts to summarize a year’s worth of music into a top ten list. Metal Insider and its contributors will be releasing our lists starting soon, but we’ve also gotten lists from some of the artists themselves. In the latest installment, members of Gypsyhawk, […]

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Photos: Byzantine, Black Anvil, Ramming Speed and Vattnet Viskar play Metal Insider’s CMJ Showcase, Club Europa 10/16/13

Posted by on October 22, 2013

This past Wednesday, Metal Insider was extremely proud to present our second annual CMJ showcase. While last year’s (featuring Prong, Eminence and For Sleeping or Jumping) was an excellent start, this year’s showcase was even bigger and better. Taking place at Brooklyn’s Europa, Vattnet Viskar, Ramming Speed, Black Anvil and Byzantine played to an enthusiastic crowd […]

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CMJ Metal Insider Showcase: The countdown is on!

Posted by on October 16, 2013

In just eight hours, our second annual CMJ Metal Insider showcase will have started. We’re incredibly proud of our lineup, even if it didn’t turn out like we’d originally planned. A mean, lean four-band juggernaut, Byzantine, Black Anvil, Ramming Speed and Vattnet Viskar will be leveling Brooklyn’s Europa starting tonight at 8pm. CMJ itself named two […]

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