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Van Canto premiere a cappella version of AC/DC’s “Hells Bells” video

Posted by on July 11, 2019

German a cappella metallers Van Canto impressed us during this year’s 70000tons of Metal cruise as we marked the group as one of the top ten notable performances. Aside from having drummer Bastian Emig on board, there’s nothing quite like watching six singers use their vocals as key instruments. To celebrate vocalist Hagen Hirschmann’s birthday, […]

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Metal Insider’s top ten 70000tons of metal 2019 performances

Posted by on April 22, 2019

70000tons of metal is quite the experience. While being trapped on a boat for four days in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean with metal blasting nearly 24-hours-straight, it is one of the most memorable moments that will last a lifetime. Many cruisers countdown until the next voyage as once you experience “the boat,” it’s […]

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New & Noteworthy: August 10th, 2018: Play the New Music

Posted by on August 10, 2018

New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. We’re kicking off August with a pretty slow week for releases, new us new music from Primal Fear and Van Canto! Be sure to check out the last week’s New & Noteworthy, […]

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Not so Metallica – A collection of non-metal Metallica covers

Posted by on November 18, 2016

As the heavy metal and hard rock institution that they are, Metallica’s catalog has long since become a go-to song book for newer bands in the genre to cover. The thrash veterans are no strangers themselves to covering others’ work, having done an album of it. But being as big as they are (and having […]

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Here’s covers of the whole ‘Master of Puppets’ album

Posted by on March 3, 2016

Today one of the most important albums in the history of metal was released. It was the album that broke Metallica, and while it never made it higher than 29 on the charts, quietly went gold. Actually, there was nothing quiet about it. According to Billboard, Master sold 300,000 copies in it’s first three weeks. […]

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Metal By Numbers 2/19: Look Both Ways Before Crossing The Charts

Posted by on February 19, 2014

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Does Chino Moreno ever take a moment to breathe? Deftones put out Koi No Yokan (or as I sometimes like to call it “the one that sounds like a Street Fighter move”) back in 2012, then Moreno […]

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New & Noteworthy, 2/11: The Higher Flight

Posted by on February 11, 2014

On a week with a short release list such as this, the time is right for experimenting and growing one’s boundaries in metal. Take some time to listen to this week’s new releases and maybe discover something that you never knew you would like!     Van Canto, Dawn of the Brave (Napalm) The German […]

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New & Noteworthy, September 27th – The Blood, the Sweat, the Tears

Posted by on September 27, 2011

September just flew by, didn’t it? This busy month of metal is almost over, but we’re going out with a bang once again, in yet another week of double-digit releases with plenty of easily-recognizable names. This week is actually a first for New & Noteworthy, as the top of our list features both a Grammy […]

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Metal By Numbers 3/3: Matt Pike Debuts High

Posted by on March 3, 2010

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week as well as what’s getting played at metal radio courtesy of radio trade magazine FMQB, whose metal panel consists of about 80 college and commercial stations that have metal shows, as well as SiriusXM, Music Choice, […]

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