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Tag Archives: Yngwie Malmsteen

Metal By Numbers 4/10: Trauma prevails on the charts

Posted by on April 10, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Most reactions to the charts nowadays involves lots of tut-tutting and head shaking. Many championed bands are debuting with less than stellar sales, and that understandably bums a lot of people out. Whitechapel’s […]

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Exmortus release “For The Horde” for the Hordes

Posted by on September 18, 2015

Though they’re banned from playing the House of Blues on their current tour with legendary guitarist Marty Friedman, the fine gentlemen in Exmortus have released a new song from an upcoming 7″ release. It’s limited to just 300 copies (pre-order one here), and includes a cover of Yngwie Malmsteen’s “As Above, So Below,” so you know it’s going […]

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Metal Insider top 12: metal albums of 1984

Posted by on July 1, 2014

And just like that, 2014 is half over. Hard to believe it’s gone this fast, right? At any rate, instead of listing our top ten records of the year so far, we thought we’d look back – 30 years back – to celebrate some of the best albums of 1984. It was a banner year […]

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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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Kamchatka bassist/vocalist Per Wiberg’s Top 5 Swedish Hard Rock/Metal bands

Posted by on February 17, 2014

Many likely know Per Wiberg best for his work with Opeth and Spiritual Beggars. Lately, though, Wiberg has been providing bass and vocals to Swedish powerhouse trio Kamchatka. Their new album The Search Goes On (coming out on February 19 via Despotz Records) is pure heavy rock with a massive old-school blues kick to it. […]

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Watch a 13 year-old shred Yngwie Malmsteen

Posted by on January 8, 2014

Meet John Waldefeldt. He’s only 13 years old (maybe 14 now?), but he’s already a damn good guitar player. In fact, he’s been at it since he was 9. Gear Gods brought him to our attention, and he’s been posting YouTube clips of him playing since we was nine. You can see him progress from playing […]

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‘Louder Than Hell’ Authors Discuss Tackling Entire Metal Genre In One Book

Posted by on June 27, 2013

Both respected journalists in their own right, Jon Wiederhorn and Katherine Turman combined forces to write “The Definitive Oral History Of Metal.” Louder Than Hell was released last month, and the gargantuan book (736 pages) sums up the beginnings, past and present of an entire genre with plenty of stories, anecdotes and remembrances from the artists […]

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You Can Forget About Trying Out For Anthrax

Posted by on January 10, 2013

Live BlogSo you heard that Rob Caggiano left Anthrax lest week, right? The band has the Metal Alliance tour coming up in a few months, and they need a guitar player before then, you thought. So you probably dusted off your Among the Living CD and started learning all of Dan Spitz’s leads, imagining Joey […]

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Video: America’s Most Inescapable Song Gets A Metal Upgrade

Posted by on August 24, 2012

Metalheads tend to shun a lot of the songs played over commercial radio, and lots of times for good reason. If you sit in your car and turn the radio on, chances are you’re going to find a station or ten playing Carly Rae Jepsen’s hit “Call Me Maybe.” And even worse, the song just wrapped […]

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Rudy Sarzo: “In Order To Keep Ozzy Alive We Kept Him Occupied”

Posted by on July 19, 2012

Until this week, the only record that Ozzy Osbourne fans had of the vulnerable time in between the death of guitarist Randy Rhoads and Jake E. Lee’s time in the band that started with 1983’s Bark at the Moon was the now-out-of-print Speak of the Devil. The 1982 double-live album, which featured Night Ranger guitarist Brad Gillis, […]

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