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‘Heavy Trip’ producer speaks about Stratovarius involvement, film’s global aspirations on eve of SXSW debut

Posted by on March 7, 2018

Last week, the heavy metal blogosphere was presented with something we haven’t seen for a while in the trailer for the film Heavy Trip, which will premiere at SXSW this coming Saturday (10). A Finnish language comedy, the film is about a death metal band called Impaled Rektum on a road trip to play a metal festival […]

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Metal By Numbers 10/7: The charts drive it home

Posted by on October 7, 2015

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. The list of new debuts this week is notably shorter than previous weeks and lacking in big heavy hitters (no offense to Parkway Drive or any other bands listed here). So you may be […]

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Metal By Numbers 9/30: Fortune shines down on the charts

Posted by on September 30, 2015

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Yet another stout list of metal debuts has graces Metal By Numbers this week with a total of twenty bands. I would have definitely missed a few if I hadn’t used Chris Colgan’s handy-dandy […]

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New & Noteworthy, September 18th – Adrenaline

Posted by on September 18, 2015

The wave of excellent release weeks continues today with a jam-packed schedule that will have your ears begging for the music to never stop. Read on for what may be one of the busiest weeks of the entire year!   Shinedown, Threat to Survival (Atlantic) Album number five from the rock group was only announced about […]

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earMUSIC partners with eOne Distribution

Posted by on March 26, 2015

In a brand new deal, Europe’s earMusic record company has partnered up with eOne Distribution in an exclusive deal here in the United States. The earMusic label is the home of rock and metal acts like Deep Purple, Dragonforce, Baby Metal, Stratovarius, Gamma Ray, and more, so this move will certainly help bolster earMusic’s roster here in the US. Scott Givens, VP Metal […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Lock up the Wolves’ by Dio turns 24 years old

Posted by on May 15, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. 24 years ago today, Ronnie James Dio released Lock up the Wolves. In my opinion, this is the worst album of any of Dio’s three most successful bands (the others being Rainbow and […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Black Hand Inn’ by Running Wild turns 20 years old

Posted by on March 24, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. Today, it’s Runing Wild’s 8th album, Black Hand Inn, which was released on March 24th 1994. What a breath of fresh air this album was! Running Wild is arguably the first pirate metal band, and […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Rising Force’ by Yngwie Malmsteen was released 30 years ago

Posted by on March 5, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. Today, it’s Yngwie J. Malmsteen’s debut album, Rising Force, which was released on this day in 1984. This album is instrumental for all but two songs. It’s a pretty artistic album. It has […]

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Today in Metal: II/Twilight Time by Stratovarius was released 22 years ago

Posted by on February 20, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. Today, it’s Stratovarius’ second album, alternately titled II (in Finland) and Twilight Time (elsewhere), which was released on February 20, 1992. Most people know Stratovarius as the band that current singer Timo Koltipelto fronts. However, […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Elements, Pt. 1’ by Stratovarius turns 11

Posted by on January 27, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. Today, it’s Stratovarius’ Elements, Pt. 1. Timo Tolkki strikes again with a brilliant Stratovarius album. I don’t know why so many people give the Elements albums so much flack. They’re great additions to the Stratovarius […]

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