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Tag Archives: Riot

Moon Tooth want you to meet their Queen Wolf

Posted by on November 23, 2015

We’ve dug Long Island band Moon Tooth for a while now. Technical, melodic and shreddy without being wanky, we were more than happy to catch up with guitarist Nick Lee, who also finds time to play in Riot as their newest guitarist, as well as talk about their tour with Godmaker last month. The band’s debut full-length, […]

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Interview with Riot and Moon Tooth’s Nick Lee

Posted by on August 19, 2015

Between playing festivals in Barcelona with the legendary Riot to opening up for Dillinger Escape Plan with his band Moon Tooth, one could say Nick Lee is more than just an “up and coming” guitar player. While one would never know Lee’s talents from looking at the quiet Long Island native, there is definitely an “it […]

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Metal Insider Top 5: Karaoke performances from 70,000 Tons of Metal

Posted by on July 7, 2015

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. We are in summer now and that means a tons of news on the festival side of the metal scene, particularly in Europe who are about to go full-steam with their amazing fests all over the continent, but the US […]

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Icelandic drama ‘Metalhead’ coming to the U.S.

Posted by on June 7, 2014

Los Angeles-based production house and restoration specialist Cinelicious has launched a distribution company, Cinelicious Pics. One of the first films they picked up to distribute in the states is Metalhead, an Icelandic drama inspired in part by the Norwegian black metal church burnings in the 1990s. Actress Thora Bjorg Helga won best actress at the Icelandic Film […]

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Riot reforming with new singer

Posted by on November 22, 2013

Riot’s comeback hit a roadblock last year after guitarist/founding member Mark Reale passed away from complications of Crohn’s disease. While the group continued to perform a handful of shows shortly after the death, Riot’s future seemed unclear. Last night, though, Riot announced plans to continue on with “phase five.” While they won’t be replacing Reale […]

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Interview: The ‘Fartist’ Currently Known As Brian Posehn

Posted by on July 12, 2013

Already a successful comedian and actor before his first album was released, Brian Posehn embraced his status as a metal comedian by signing with Relapse Records, who released Live In: Nerd Rage and Fart and Weiner Jokes. While he switched to New Wave Dynamics for his current DVD, The Fartist, he’s far from renouncing metal. We caught up […]

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Dissident Aggression: Nails Are The New Weapon Of Choice

Posted by on March 29, 2013

You ever have one of those days?  The kind of days where the only color you see is red.  The kind of days where the blood is constantly boiling like some primordial stew.  The kind of days where, by the end of it all, you are ready to rip someone’s throat out with your bare […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 10: Shocking Moments Of 2012

Posted by on December 21, 2012

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been celebrating the best albums that came out in 2012. However, while the past year was packed with great music, 2012 also had its fair share of unbelievable moments. Some were joyous surprises, while others were downright horrifying. All in all, though, each moment resonated throughout the metal community. […]

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Headbangers Brawl 6/15: The (Half) Year In Metal

Posted by on June 15, 2012

Back in January when New & Noteworthy writer Chris Colgan wrote his list of the most anticipated albums of 2012, we only had an inkling of what to expect from the new release calendar this year. Of course there  are gems, some surprises, and some flops, but with the first half of the year all […]

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Riot’s Mark Reale Passes Away At 57

Posted by on January 25, 2012

While details are scarce, Riot has confirmed that guitarist Mark Reale has passed away earlier today (25) due  to complications from Crohn’s disease. The news was seconded by a post from Metal Blade’s Brian Slagel. Reale had been in a coma for the past two weeks due to a subarachnoid hemorrhage. The Gauntlet was the first […]

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