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Category Archives: White 1 – But Not After Labor Day

A conversation with Xandria’s Marco on band’s rebirth; new album ‘The Wonders Still Awaiting’

Posted by on February 3, 2023

  Xandria are back with a brand new lineup for 2023. Their next chapter is shown in the symphonic metal outfit’s new album, The Wonders Still Awaiting, available now (3) via Napalm Records. We caught up with the group’s mastermind Marco Heubaum to discuss the new record and the overall rebirth of the band.   […]

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The Czech Metal Summer 2023: Metalfest Pilsen, Masters of Rock & Rock Castle

Posted by on February 3, 2023

  Avid readers of this page will probably have noticed my live reports from last year covering the three biggest Metal festivals in Czechia, organized by promoter Pragokoncert: Metalfest Pilsen, Masters of Rock in Vizovice, and Rock Castle in Moravsky Krumlov. After a strong comeback year post-Covid-19 in 2022, all three festivals are set to return again in 2023. The […]

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Interview: Insomnium’s Niilo talks new album ‘Anno 1696;’ releasing quality over quantity – “Everything comes from the heart.”

Posted by on February 3, 2023

    Finnish melodic metal masters Insomnium’s new album, Anno 1696, is scheduled to arrive on February 24th via Century Media (pre-order here). We caught up with bassist/vocalist Niilo Sevänen to discuss the record, the band’s upcoming tour with Enslaved, and learning about his current writing project.   When we last spoke for the Argent […]

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Interview: Twilight Force’s Blackwald on new album ‘At The Heart of Wintervale’

Posted by on February 3, 2023

  On January 20th, Twilight Force’s new album, At The Heart of Wintervale, arrived via Nuclear Blast. We caught up with Blackwald (keyboards) to discuss the record.    What was the process like getting the new album, At The Heart of Wintervale, together? We started writing the album even as far back as 2019 when […]

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Paws, Pets & Metal: CRS’ furbabies enjoy Death’s “Sacred Serenity”

Posted by on February 3, 2023

  Paws, Pets & Metal is Metal Insider’s newest column on bands with pets, discovering who watches them on the road, and more. Get to know more about these metal furbabies. We caught up with Mexico’s CRS vocalist Sir Oz as he revealed his pets’ favorite track from the band is “The Daydreamers Nightmare.”    […]

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