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Festival in-depth Review: Rock Castle 2021 (CZ) – Live report by Siegfried Samer (Dragony)

Posted by on September 10, 2021

Being in a metal band (or any band, for that matter) has not been easy in 2020 and 2021. Many industries were hit hard in the past two years marred by the Covid-19 pandemic. But, I daresay few as hard as the music industry, in a time when physical and even digital sales are only […]

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Metal On The Hill – Napalm Records’ Metal Festival happening this week!

Posted by on August 9, 2021

  Since its inception in 2016, Metal On the Hill festival, organized by Austrian powerhouse metal label Napalm Records, has been a bona fide success story for the organizer. After an unfortunate cancellation in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the festival is back on schedule for its 2021 incarnation (buy tickets here). From 13th to […]

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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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Freedom Call’s Chris Bay on ‘M.E.T.A.L’ – “Just live your life with a positive meaning.”

Posted by on October 17, 2019

Freedom Call are currently touring all over Europe in support of their new album M.E.T.A.L, which was released on August 23rd via Steamhammer (order here). We caught up with the group’s mastermind Chris Bay to discuss more on their latest effort, twenty years since their debut, and to not take things too seriously.     Was […]

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Metal By Numbers 9/4: The charts get knocked about

Posted by on September 4, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Hey, it’s September. This month means different things for different people. If you’re a student, it means you’re back at school. If you’re Billy Joe Armstrong, it means it’s time to go to […]

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New & Noteworthy: August 23rd 2019 – N.E.W.M.U.S.I.C.

Posted by on August 23, 2019

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 news music from Sacred Reich, Crobot and more! For last week’s releases you can check out the last New & Noteworthy, and for the latest sales numbers Metal by […]

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Metal By Numbers 11/30: Metallica return with a number one debut (duh)

Posted by on November 30, 2016

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Before August this year, fans kept out a casual eye for news of the next Metallica album. It’s been eight years and for a while all we had to go off of was a […]

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New & Noteworthy, November 11th – Become the Sky

Posted by on November 11, 2016

The new release list is a somewhat manageable size for the first time in over two months, signaling the winding down of what has been an incredible year for new music. This is also the second week in a row headlined by a stalwart of the Gothenburg music scene, which may be a first for […]

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Review: ProgPower USA XVII Day 3 @ Center Stage Theater, Atlanta, GA 9/9/16

Posted by on September 14, 2016

ProgPower USA is the premier US festival for progressive and power metal, bringing together a dozen and from all over the world. It takes place every year on a Friday and Saturday in mid-September at the Center Stage Theater in Atlanta, Georgia. It should be noted that while the main festival is on Friday and Saturday, […]

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ProgPower USA announces 2016 festival line-up/format changes; Fates Warning & Devin Townsend to headline

Posted by on September 14, 2015

Friday night, sandwiched between the Anathema and Falconer sets, ProgPower USA XVII and it’s line-up were announced at the festival, gathering an explosion of applause and screams with every name to come up on the screen. Next year’s main festival will take place on Friday September 9th and Saturday the 10th, with the Wednesday Midweek […]

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