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Vektor’s David DiSanto responds to allegations of domestic abuse, band’s Facebook page deactivated

Posted by on July 8, 2019

Last month, Vektor vocalist/guitarist David DiSanto was accused of domestic abuse by his wife Katy DiSanto as a short video clip of one of the incidents went public on social media showing what appeared to be David verbally and physically abusing her. Katy later thanked the metal community for the support as well as launchd […]

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Metal Insider’s response to domestic abuse in the metal community

Posted by on June 20, 2019

On Saturday (15th), while I was sitting in the airport waiting to head back to New York, I noticed MetalSucks published a rather disturbing story on Katy DiSanto, the wife of Vektor vocalist/guitarist David DiSanto, of accusing her husband of abuse. You can read Katy’s full story via Facebook as well as make a donation […]

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Metal By Numbers 1/11: Sales play it safe

Posted by on January 11, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. The debut week drought continues, but it seems we’ll be seeing more action in the weeks to come. In the meantime however, many albums have reappeared on the charts thanks to a combination of […]

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Metal By Numbers 1/4: New year, new Nine Inch

Posted by on January 4, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. It’s been two weeks, but Metal By Numbers is back with its first edition for 2017. If you’re at all familiar with how records sales and release schedules work or you just read this […]

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Vektor guitarist, bassist, drummer leave band

Posted by on December 29, 2016

  One of 2016’s most acclaimed albums was Vektor’s Terminal Redux, the third album from the Philadelphia band. And while singer/guitarist David DiSanto formed the band back in 2002, the majority of their growth has come since 2009, when their first album Black Future was released. They’d had the same lineup through Terminal Redux, their breakthrough […]

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Metal Insider contributor Zach Shaw’s Top 10 albums of 2016

Posted by on December 5, 2016

It’s December, which means that everyone’s starting to look back at the year that was, even though we’re not quite through it yet. Over the next several weeks, Metal Insider will be bringing you our picks for the best albums of the year, as well as those from some of the artists that made some […]

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Mainstream outlets single put Vektor, Deftones, Kvelertak, Cobalt as best of year so far [Updated]

Posted by on June 27, 2016

For the most part, metal can’t catch a break when it comes to mainstream media. Whether it’s indie rock purists with outdated ideas of what “metal” is, or others that just don’t take it seriously, even though it’s a banner year for metal and hard rock already, you’d be hard-pressed to find metal getting a […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: The best albums of 2016 (so far)

Posted by on June 24, 2016

One week from now, 2016 will be halfway over, and it’s already been a hell of a year for music. Regardless of what genre you like, there have already been some releases that we’ll be listening to long after the year is in the books. And while we’ve got a solid five more months of […]

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Metal By Numbers 5/25: New misadventures on the charts

Posted by on May 25, 2016

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. If last week’s charts felt a bit scarce to you, fret not: we have twelve debuts this week. A handful of these are heavy hitters too, which is saying something considering how many other […]

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