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Author Archives: Jeff Podoshen

Gaahl’s Wyrd explores consciousness and reflection with ‘The Humming Mountain’

Posted by on October 22, 2021

  Gaahl is mostly known for his groundbreaking work as vocalist for classic Norwegian black metal bands Trelldom and Gorgoroth, which feature a wide array of cold and abrasive sounds mixed with lots of speed. In more recent times though, Gaahl demonstrated a much wider range of musical interest with his debut of GastiR – […]

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Audio Interview: KK Downing talks new KK’s Priest album ‘Sermons of the Sinner’

Posted by on October 11, 2021

  As you already know, KK’s Priest has released their incredible debut record, Sermons of the Sinner. We have already reviewed it here. We are obviously quite fond of it. Metal Insider’s Jeff Podoshen was able to sit down with KK Downing himself to talk about this new record and the band as a whole. […]

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Norway’s Helheim ushers in fall with ‘WoduridaR’

Posted by on October 11, 2021

  If you’ve been reading the pages here at Metal Insider for the past number of years you know that we’re particular fans of Norway’s Helheim. Now on their 11th record, these black metal masters from Bergen always impress no matter they tend they do. And while their sound has evolved over time from their […]

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Necrofier’s ‘Prophecies of Eternal Darkness’ is 2021’s Strongest Black Metal Debut

Posted by on October 4, 2021

  2021 has been a year where I’ve received, literally, hundreds of new black metal records in my inbox from all across the globe.  Many of these are debuts and of those debuts, none of them – absolutely none of them – have impressed me as much as Necrofier’s Prophecies of Eternal Darkness. What makes […]

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‘Sermons of the Sinner’ by KK’s Priest Exceeds Expectations

Posted by on September 20, 2021

  You’ve read all the stories and comments online and you’ve likely heard the first few songs released from the debut from KK’s Priest, the new band formed by longtime Judas Priest guitarist KK Downing. And you might be wondering about the rest of the new record that’s releasing mere days from now. So if […]

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Ministry’s new LP ‘Moral Hygiene’ is one of their best

Posted by on September 20, 2021

  Moral Hygiene has quickly become one of my favorite records of 2021 and I’m rather surprised at the reason why. Perhaps it’s the rather upbeat sonics, or maybe the lyrics that take a slightly less abrasive and more optimistic tone than much the band’s previous record. But really, what I think it comes down […]

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Judas Priest celebrate ’50 Metal Years’ in Reading, Pennsylvania

Posted by on September 13, 2021

  The Metal Gods are back!!! Metal Insider was thrilled to be at the first stop of the ’50 Metal Years’ tour by living legends Judas Priest this past Wednesday, September 8, 2021. The show kicked off in Reading, PA, a region still reeling from the massive floods and storm devastation that landed in the […]

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Sabaton rolls into Reading, Pennsylvania to kick-off North American tour

Posted by on September 13, 2021

  Sweden’s Sabaton, “weapons” in tow, rolled into Reading’s Santander Arena in Eastern Pennsylvania this past September 8, 2021 as the opener for Judas Priest. This was the band’s first North American show in a long time and it was clear they were really stoked to be in front a live audience again. While there […]

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Mayhem’s meshes the very old with the very recent in their ‘Atavistic Black Disorder/Kommando’ EP

Posted by on June 28, 2021

  So you ever wonder what it would be like if, Mayhem – yes THAT Mayhem – covered classic punk bands like The Ramones, Discharge and Dead Kennedys? Well, guess what… wonder no more. Norway’s black metal legends, Mayhem. deliver a crushing EP just in time to cool off the summer swelter. How did this […]

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Jeff Podoshen’s Best Songs of 2021 So Far

Posted by on June 28, 2021

  We’re just about halfway through 2021 and I know we’re all still eagerly awaiting the return to live concerts. It’s happening soon! Some of these new releases in 2021 have got me really excited to hear some this new music live.  Here are my favorite songs of 2021 so far in no particular order. […]

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