Author Archives: Metal Insider

Top 10 blues album recommendations for metalheads by Laura Cox

Posted by on December 28, 2022

      First, I have to say that I’ve always been inspired by artists who found their roots in the traditional blues style. My style evolves, but I’ll always find inspiration from this free, emotive style of playing. Here’s a list of some of my favorite blues/rock albums, plus a few lines about my […]

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Photos/Review: Clutch dominated the Palladium Times Square on 9/16/22 w/ JD Pinkus, Quicksand, and Helmet

Posted by on October 3, 2022

Legendary rockers Clutch brought their one-of-a-kind rock and roll goodness to Times Square in NYC at the packed Palladium on September 16th to promote their stellar, brand new album, Sunrise on Slaughter Beach… Support came from old-school heavy hitters Quicksand and Helmet.   Special guest JD Pinkus, the bassist of the Butthole Surfers, opened the night with his […]

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Photos/Review: Idles go ‘Back To Normal’ at Brooklyn’s Kings Theatre on 9/15

Posted by on September 28, 2022

  UK post-punkers Idles took over the majestic Kings Theatre in Brooklyn Thursday, September 15th, with special guests Injury Reserve, a hip hop group from Tempe, Arizona, who unfortunately I didn’t make it in time to see. Idles’ latest tour is titled “Back to Normal,” which is quite fitting considering the last time they played […]

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How To Choose The Right Equipment For A New Sound Studio?

Posted by on July 26, 2022

    When it comes to setting up a new sound studio, there are a lot of different pieces of equipment that you will need to consider. If you are not familiar with the world of audio recording, it can be difficult to know where to start when choosing the right gear for your studio. […]

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What Can Other Metal Acts Learn from Metallica?

Posted by on July 5, 2022

  Metal acts that want to make it in the cutthroat music industry need to learn from the greats and replicate what worked for them. Metallica is one of the longest-running metal bands of all time, and the band has achieved success by staying relevant throughout societal shifts over the decades. There are some key […]

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Make Your Guitar Sound Better With These Simple Tips

Posted by on May 10, 2022

  There’s nothing quite as satisfying as strumming a beautiful song on your guitar, so you might be wondering how to improve its sound when it’s not quite up to par. A guitar is among the most versatile instruments in the world. It can be used to play anything from classical to blues to heavy […]

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Become a Pro Bass Guitar Player: Here are 4 Hacks You Need To Know

Posted by on April 28, 2022

  The guitar is one of the most popular instruments in the world. It’s no wonder because it is so versatile – you can play all sorts of genres, from country to metal. However, mastering the guitar is not as easy as you may assume. It requires a lot of practice and skill. It would […]

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New & Noteworthy 3/18/22 – 4/15/22: Lost in new music

Posted by on April 18, 2022

    New & Noteworthy, Metal Insider’s weekly column highlights some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. This week, we’re catching up with April 15th through March 18th 2022’s releases, which features new music from Darkher, Animals As Leaders, Undeath, Dark Funeral, and more. For previous releases you can read […]

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Exhilarating Things Metal Enthusiasts Should Try

Posted by on April 15, 2022

  Every true metal enthusiast has one weakness: to love anything thrilling. Whether it is extreme sports or games that get your heart racing, there is a huge range of things that can make a metal enthusiast really feel the rush. For that reason, here are some things that every metal enthusiast should try.  #1 […]

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How Can Solo Artists Turn Their Passion Into A Career

Posted by on April 13, 2022

  For some people, music is just something they enjoy on their way home from work or when they hang out with friends, but for other people, it is a passion, an obsession, and a part of who they are. This could be because they have fallen in love with an instrument, because they feel […]

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