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Demons & Wizards brought ‘a Magical Encounter’ to NYC w/ Lizzy Borden and Tyr

Posted by on September 30, 2019

Demons & Wizards, the band featuring Iced Earth frontman Jon Schaffer and Blind Guardian vocalist Hansi Kürsch surprised us all when they announced working on album number three. The follow-up to 2005’s Touched by the Crimson King will arrive sometime early next year. Considering the super duo were set for this year’s ProgPower, these legends […]

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Metal By Numbers 4/3: Someone got dirt on the charts

Posted by on April 3, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Honestly? Never got into Mötley Crüe. I don’t think they’re bad or anything, I just wasn’t exposed to them as much as other metal bands that were killing it in the 80’s. So […]

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Metal By Numbers 3/27: Fallujah light the way

Posted by on March 27, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   So you couldn’t get Metallica tickets, huh? Yeah, me neither. Not because of bots but because I don’t have the time or money to fly my ass across the country to see this […]

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Metal By Numbers 3/20: Tesla make a shocking debut

Posted by on March 20, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Man, I remember a mere a few weeks ago I was breezing through this column. Now so many albums have been added. Either that or I’m just slow and haven’t had enough caffeine. […]

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New & Noteworthy: March 8th, 2019: New Releases of Bodom

Posted by on March 8, 2019

New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. This week brings new music from Children of Bodom, Tyr, Tesla, and more. You can check out the last New & Noteworthy here, and the latest sales numbers in Metal By Numbers. […]

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Tyr release music video for “Sunset Shore”

Posted by on February 7, 2019

Faroese folk metal band Tyr have released a video for their new single “Sunset Shore,” which marks the band’s first video in nearly five years. Vocalist Heri Joensen commented: “In early January, immediately after spending our holidays in the Faroes, Gunnar and I traveled to Hungary to our bandmates, Tadeusz and Attila, in Budapest. Finally, […]

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Longtime Týr guitarist Terji Skibenæs quits, band reveals replacement

Posted by on August 3, 2018

After seventeen years, longtime Týr guitarist Terji Skibenæs has decided to quit the band. Based on his statement, it was an amicable split as he revealed he lost the desire to play in the group. Additionally, it looks like we will see more of him as he promises to release details about his future projects. […]

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UK study finds folk metal to be racist/sexist

Posted by on October 5, 2015

Be prepared to check your privilege, folk metal fans, we’ve got some bad news. A new study out of UK’s Leeds Beckett University published in the journal Metal Music Studies has determined that at it’s core, European folk metal is full of racist and sexist undertones. Published by Professor Karl Spracklen, a professor of leisure […]

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CMJ 2014: The week in metal

Posted by on October 13, 2014

Next week, New York will be overtaken by hundreds of  bands from around the world, even more college students from the United States and Canada and countless music industry executives for the annual CMJ Music Marathon. If you’ve looked at Metal Insider in the last week or so, you know that we have a pair of events happening […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Eric the Red’ by Týr turns 11 years old

Posted by on June 27, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. 11 years ago today, progressive folk metal innovators Týr released their second full length album, Eric the Red. First, I must point out that Týr was inspired by the Tony Martin-era Black Sabbath album cover of […]

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