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Daily lineup for 2022 Blue Ridge Rock Festival revealed; more TBA

Posted by on June 13, 2022

  Virginia’s Blue Ridge Rock Festival’s journey this year has been exciting. The festival revealed its change in management after last year’s show. Soon after came the announcement of an upgrade in the venue, moving to the Virginia International Raceway, which are very familiar with dealing with the high volume of fans expected for a […]

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Metal By Numbers 5/4: The Impact of Record Store Day

Posted by on May 10, 2022

  Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Here are the numbers for the April 22nd releases. A lot of bands fell off the charts, including some big names such as Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, Iron Maiden, and more. The biggest drop […]

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2022 heavy music Grammy award winners

Posted by on April 4, 2022

  April 3, the rescheduled Grammy Awards ceremony took place after being delayed again due to Covid concerns. Some awards were given in the rock and metal categories in an afternoon awards ceremony. We have a list of notables below. The more mainstream-oriented awards and live musical performances were reserved for the evening awards show […]

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Metal By Numbers 1/26: A New Chart Under the Topsy

Posted by on February 21, 2022

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.     Notable Debuts: Underoath, Voyeurist (Fearless) Debut #8 7,100 sold Underoath is back and Spencer Chamberlain learned how to swear!           Fit For An Autopsy, Oh What The Future Holds(Nuclear Blast) […]

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Metal By Numbers 1/19: The revenge of the charts!

Posted by on February 21, 2022

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Another chart! We are slowly getting Metal By Numbers back on track here at Metal Insider. Unfortunately, our notable debuts are lacking and the highest charting metal/rock debut was Skillet at only 700. Hopefully, next […]

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Metal By Numbers 1/12: The return of the charts!

Posted by on February 21, 2022

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Metal By Numbers is back! First entry of 2022 and we only have one notable debut. Sales weren’t really strong this week but that was to be expected. Get ready for the next several weeks! […]

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Kirk Hammett, Foo Fighters, Judas Priest, Gojira, among artists releasing Record Store Day exclusives

Posted by on February 17, 2022

  The full list of Record Store Day 2022 releases is out.  Hard rock and metal is well-represented on the list, with the likes of Foo Fighters, Judas Priest, Gojira, Sepultura, Alice In Chains, Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, Black Label Society, Def Leppard, L.A. Guns, Kittie, Opeth, Pearl Jam and ex-Queensryche’s Geoff Tate among those with […]

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Gojira postpone opening leg of European tour

Posted by on January 13, 2022

  Gojira have no choice but to postpone the first leg of their European tour “due to the current Covid restrictions” across the continent. With the Omicron variant sweeping the world, France’s heaviest export was scheduled to kick off the first leg of its European tour January 17 in Finland and close in France on […]

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Metal Insider’s Combined Top 15 Albums of 2021

Posted by on December 30, 2021

  The 2021 entries are in for team Metal Insider’s best albums of 2021. In case you missed it, you can check out lists from Chris, Smitty, Kyle, Zenae, Bram, Matt, and Siegfried. While all lists are relatively different, we took an additional step to combine everyone’s picks based on comparison to make an ultimate […]

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Metal Insider’s Chris Annunziata’s Top 10 Albums of 2021

Posted by on December 30, 2021

  2021 had an abundance of great albums to listen to, which made deciding this year’s Top 10 Albums a struggle. Fortunately, I dug through and found the albums that really jumped out and made an impact. I also added an honorable mention section at the end of my Top 10 list, as there were […]

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