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Tag Archives: Steve Albini

Interview: KEN Mode’s Jesse Matthewson talks about their ‘Success’

Posted by on July 22, 2015

KEN Mode have always had an Amphetamine Reptile noise rock heart beating beneath their hardcore exterior. For their sixth album, Success, the Canadian band fully embraced the former sound, calling in Steve Albini to record the album. If listening expecting to hear a metal album, you might be disappointed, but it’s a rewarding album that transcends […]

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Dave Grohl, Jack Black praise Jersey band Rye Coalition in documentary clip

Posted by on December 3, 2014

Of all the bands that make it (whatever “making it” means these days, anyway), there are countless more that come really close and flame out. That’s what a new documentary, Rye Coaltition: The Story of the Hard Luck 5, examines. The New Jersey band started 20 years ago and released three albums independently before being courted […]

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Unsigned & Streamed: Surgeon

Posted by on April 19, 2013

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 shining a light on Philadelphia’s Surgeon. This prog rock/metal trio first gained critical acclaim with its 2008 debut Angry Guest, recorded […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Producers That Are Also Musicians

Posted by on April 16, 2012

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. Recently, both As I Lay Dying and Slayer revealed which producers they’ll be working in the studio soon. At first, these announcements reminded us how crucial of a role the producer can play during the recording sessions of a new album. […]

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