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Shadows Fall to headline festival after hiatus

Posted by on June 8, 2015

Last year, Shadows Fall announced they were going to take a break from touring after their “Hell on Earth” tour in Europe, making clear that the band was not breaking up and just needed to stop for a while from their non-stop touring. That was a story from the past, because last Friday, the band […]

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Metal Power Rankings Special: New England Metal & Hardcore Fest 2015

Posted by on April 17, 2015

Welcome to Metal Power Rankings: Our weekly rankings take a number of factors into account: newsworthiness, record sales, internet buzz, word of mouth and overall importance in the genre. Ultimately, it’s subjective, but if a band generates enough buzz, they’ll wind up on the list. We’re writing this from the upstairs at the New England […]

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Brian Fair talks Overcast, Downpour, New England Metalfest

Posted by on April 15, 2015

One of the most recognizable faces of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal was Shadows Fall frontman Brian Fair, whose floor-length dreadlocks and signature vocal style put him alongside Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe and Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta as the leaders of the movement. On a hiatus of sorts, Shadows Fall isn’t playing the […]

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Flotsam and Jetsam headed to the East Coast

Posted by on March 20, 2015

Arizona thrash band Flotsam and Jetsam are in the process of recording their 12th album, and first with Shadows Fall drummer Jason Bittner. Bittner has finished tracking drums, and they’re now working on guitars for the album. The band plan on heading to Europe to play summer festivals, but on the way there, they’re going to […]

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Headbangers Brawl: The pros and cons of Century Media being acquired

Posted by on February 27, 2015

Earlier this week, it was revealed that Century Media is working on getting acquired by one of the big three major labels (Sony Music, Warner Music Group, and Universal). While he wouldn’t comment on how negotiations were going, label founder Robert Kampf did supposedly confirm his interest in an acquisition in order to “give Century […]

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Former Megadeth members commit Act of Defiance

Posted by on February 26, 2015

We’d known that former Megadeth members Chris Broderick and Shawn Drover, after leaving the band last year, had formed a new project. Then we’d learned that former Scar the Martyr singer Henry Derek and current Shadows Fall bassist Matt Bachand had joined the project. Now the band has a name, Act of Defiance, and a […]

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Is Century Media about to be acquired by a major label?

Posted by on February 25, 2015

Century Media has been an independent label since 1988, but according to some rumors, the label may soon be acquired by one of the big three major labels. Sony is believed to be in the lead, and founder Robert Kampf would continue to be responsible for the day-to-day management. Contacted by Blabbermouth, who broke the […]

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Drover and Broderick find their bass player

Posted by on January 26, 2015

Drummer Shawn Drover and guitarist Chris Broderick, both formerly of Megadeth, have finally found a bass player for their new band. It’s Matt Bachand, the founding rhythm guitarist of Shadows Fall. Said Drover, in the statement to BraveWords: “I am leaving on Saturday for Hartford, CT, to begin drum tracks on the new record I am doing with […]

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Amazon offering $5 digital metal albums

Posted by on December 25, 2014

If you got an Amazon gift card this holiday season, head over to Amazon.com for a great deal on heavy metal digital music. The Amazon MP3 store has around 500 metal albums on sale for just $5, including recent releases like The Satanist by Behemoth, Deathless by Revocation, and Siren Charms by In Flames. They’ve got plenty of oldies, too, from […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 10: shocking moments of 2014

Posted by on December 22, 2014

2014 was filled with lots of great new albums (as you likely noticed from our Top 10 list). Yet like every year, 2014 had plenty of shocking moments; incidents and events that took the metal community by complete surprise. With that in mind, the Metal Insider crew continues the tradition of listing the top ten […]

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