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Tag Archives: Scar Symmetry

Release date and cover art for new Scar Symmetry album unveiled

Posted by on July 29, 2014

It’s been awhile since we heard news from Swedish melodic metallers Scar Symmetry. The group has taken their time writing the follow-up to 2011’s The Unseen Empire, all while dealing with external complications, including a cancelled North American tour in 2012 due to visa issues, and the departure of guitarist Jonas Kjellgren last year due to scheduling conflicts. […]

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Owner of Vik Guitars posts homophobic comments about Cynic, gets condemned by Periphery and Scar Symmetry

Posted by on May 13, 2014

Last week, Paul Masvidal and Sean Reinert of Cynic publicly came out as gay and the majority of the metal world’s reaction was basically “That’s cool man, now come play (insert name of city here).” Of course, you knew that someone was going to make some kind of stupid comment about it, and that comment comes […]

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Unsigned & Streamed: Sight Of Emptiness

Posted by on July 20, 2012

Why should major label bands be the only ones who get love? Unsigned & Streamed is a column where we stream a song from an unsigned band we at Metal Insider really dig. This week, we’re proud to present Costa Rica’s Sight Of Emptiness. Despite being unsigned, this six-piece outfit has accomplished quite a lot since forming in […]

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(Not That) New & Noteworthy: Chris Colgan’s Top 10 Albums Of 2011

Posted by on December 20, 2011

Here we are again, at the end of another year, and a list has to be made. And what do I do? I spend so much time deliberating and being indecisive that I’m late sending it in. Apologies to my MetalInsider colleagues for my lack of expediency. That said, this year was a great year […]

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Metal By Numbers 6/15: Still Causing Hysteria All These Years

Posted by on June 15, 2011

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. This week sees nine new metal/hard rock related releases debuting on the charts (four of them appearing in the top 200). But it’s just our luck that out of the nine, the top debut […]

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Metal By Numbers 6/8: Black Stone Cherry Must’ve Sold Their Souls To The Devil

Posted by on June 8, 2011

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Out of the four metal/hard rock related albums to debut on the charts this week, only one made it into the top 200. Debuting in the top 30 are Southern rockers Black Stone Cherry […]

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Metal By Numbers 5/25: You Can’t Fight The Seether

Posted by on May 25, 2011

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. This week’s top hard rock/metal debut comes from Seether with Holding Onto Strings Better Left To Fray. The post-grunge/radio rock band’s sixth album is also their highest ranking and best-selling album to date, coming […]

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New & Noteworthy, May 17th – Reborn

Posted by on May 17, 2011

A major lineup change, especially a vocalist change, earns most bands a one-album grace period to get themselves functioning normally. Some bands survive with the new lineup, and occasionally do better than they used to. Others are incapable of maintaining their past successes, and fade into the silence of obscurity. The real catch is for […]

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Hypocrisy, Scar Symmetry, Hate, Blackguard, Swashbuckle Concert Broadcasting Live

Posted by on May 6, 2010

The upcoming Hypocrisy, Scar Symmetry, Hate, Blackguard, and Swashbuckle 5/24 concert in Milwaukee will be broadcast live online at 9:00 EST on TheRaveLive.com.

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Metal By Numbers 11/11: Slaying The Competition

Posted by on November 11, 2009

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week as well as what’s getting played at metal radio courtesy of radio trade magazine FMQB, whose metal panel consists of about 80 college and commercial stations that have metal shows, as well as SiriusXM, […]

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