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Photos: Udo Dirkschneider kicks off North American tour in NYC, 2/23

Posted by on March 1, 2018

German heavy metal legend Udo Dirkschneider came to fame in the early ’80s as the frontman of Accept, returning to the band twice. However, as a solo artist, he’s released way more solo albums, and this current tour focuses on his solo career. The 65 year-old ‘s North American tour kicked off in New York […]

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Metal By Numbers 2/1: The charts are are star-studded

Posted by on February 1, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Well, kind of. There’s certainly a lot of debuts listed here list week, though the most anticipated one for the metal scene is likely Firewind’s latest album. Starset, however, is a focus here, considering […]

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Metal By Numbers 1/25: Code Orange crush the charts

Posted by on January 25, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Strong debuts continue to pour in for the first quarter of 2017 with newer bands like Code Orange making a name for themselves followed by well-known legends from Sepultura to Accept to Grave Digger. […]

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Metal By Numbers 1/18: Debuts reanimate the charts

Posted by on January 18, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. This is more like the Metal By Numbers you’re used to seeing, now that albums are actually coming out. They’re noteworthy ones too, featuring everything from a covers EP to a album to a […]

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Saxon drummer leaves hospital, band announces fill-in

Posted by on January 5, 2015

After being rushed to the hospital to address a brain aneurysm, drummer Nigel Glockler of Saxon is making a recovery and will be leaving the hospital tomorrow. In addition, the legendary heavy metal band has announced via Facebook that Sven Dirkschneider will be filling in as their live drummer until Glockler makes a full recovery. […]

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Video: Accept stampede all over mountains

Posted by on June 27, 2014

For many, the mere mention of the band Accept calls to mind their petite but powerful former vocalist Udo Dirkschneider. However, for the last five years, Mark Tornillo has been singing for the band, who have gone through somewhat of a creative renaissance since. With their forthcoming album Blind Rage (their fourteenth!) out on August 19th, […]

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Today in Metal: ‘I’m a Rebel’ by Accept turns 34 years old

Posted by on June 2, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. Today, Accept’s sophomore album, I’m a Rebel, turns 34 years old today. This is the follow-up to Accept’s debut album. The first album had a classic rock feel, and this album is really not much […]

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Accept’s first album came out 35 years ago today

Posted by on January 16, 2014

I actually had a New Year’s resolution this year! I have been personally listening to an album since the year started that was released on each day of the year. Some of them are albums I’ve listened to before, and others are brand new ones that I’ll be listening to for the first time. Today, on […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Shortest Rock Stars

Posted by on September 16, 2013

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. Rock stars are often perceived as being larger than life. Posters, album covers, and band photos are shot from low camera angles with the band looking down at the lens. We hear the screams and conjure an image that our […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Comeback Albums Of The 2000s

Posted by on June 11, 2012

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. There’s a lot at stake for a band that’s been out of the public eye for years or simply experienced their fair share of bad luck. In some cases, those said bands have already been written off by many as hopeless […]

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