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Nine new songs to check out 12/03

Posted by on December 3, 2021

    From Battle Beast to Amorphis, here are nine new songs to check out.   01) Amorphis – “The Moon”     Amorphis have unveiled the first single taken from their upcoming fourteenth full-length effort, Halo, out February 11th, 2022 via Atomic Fire Records.    Lyricist Pekka Kainulainen comments:  “I have done several drawings […]

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Iced Earth & Hansi Kürsch respond to Jon Schaffer’s Capitol riot involvement; Stu Block explains deleted post

Posted by on January 11, 2021

  This past Wednesday (6) was chaotic when a day to confirm Joe Biden as the 46th President turned into a shameful disaster when pro-Trump supporters stormed into the United States Capitol building. Iced Earth and Demons & Wizards fans were enraged when guitarist Jon Schaffer was one of those involved along with his photo […]

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New & Noteworthy: December 18th & 11th, 2020 – New & Rereleasesworthy

Posted by on December 18, 2020

New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. This week features a posthumous release from Chris Cornell, and a bunch of Anniversary re-releases! For last week’s new releases you can check out the last New & Noteworthy, and for the […]

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Blind Guardian share “Merry Xmas Everybody” video

Posted by on December 18, 2020

    Blind Guardian are feeling festive this year as they shared a video for their new holiday song “Merry Xmas Everybody.”   Frontman Hansi Kürsch comments:  “In my opinion, Slade created the ultimate Christmas song with ‘Merry Xmas Everybody’, a timeless, jolly tune with the perfect dose of cheesiness and almost untouchable in its […]

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Interview: Jon & Hansi on new Demons & Wizards, plans for Iced Earth and Blind Guardian

Posted by on February 13, 2020

  Next Friday (21st), Demons & Wizards’ new album III will finally arrive via Century Media (pre-order here). This marks the first record in fifteen years from the longtime collaborative project featuring Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer and Blind Guardian’s Hansi Kürsch. The LP is the perfect collision for both Blind Guardian and Iced Earth fans […]

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Metal Insider’s Zenae Zukowski’s Top 20 Metal Albums of 2019

Posted by on December 23, 2019

  I try to follow the rules, but, once again, another year of good music has gone by, and I was able to narrow it down to 20 instead of 10. There are a bunch of variables that make me connect to a song or artist. Whether it’s the overall vibrations the sound leaves behind […]

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Metal By Numbers 12/18: A decade of album sales

Posted by on December 18, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   In two weeks, we’ll officially be in the 2020’s. I know you’re all asking the important question: where do metal music and album sales go from here? I don’t have an answer for […]

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Metal Insider’s 225 Best Metal Albums of the Decade (2010-2019)

Posted by on December 16, 2019

As each year approaches its end, we share our year-end lists highlighting the best of the best of the year. However, we were taken aback, realizing that not only will 2020 mark a new year, it also marks a brand new decade. It’s true what they say; time flies when you’re having fun, listening to […]

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Metal By Numbers 12/11: Cattle Decapitation slaughter sales

Posted by on December 11, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Compared to the last two months, this list of debuts looks rather small. But what it lacks in length it makes up for with Cattle Decapitation spearheading what will probably be the biggest […]

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Hansi Kürsch on future Blind Guardian and Demons & Wizards plans

Posted by on December 4, 2019

Between the release of Blind Guardian’s Legacy of the Dark Lands and the new Demons & Wizards album arriving in February, the wait is finally over for the German singer Hansi Kürsch. Both projects have been well over a decade in the making as Blind Guardian’s orchestral album is referred as one of the most […]

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