Tag Archives: Holding Absence

SLAYER resurrected: Legends to headline 2024 Louder Than Life & Riot Fest

Posted by on February 21, 2024

  This is not a drill; Slayer are back! After wrapping up their final world tour in November 2019, these legends featuring Tom Araya (bass/vocals), Kerry King (guitar), Gary Holt (guitar), and Paul Bostaph (drums) have announced their first return to the stage. At least for two festival appearances, for now: Riot Fest in Chicago, […]

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Metal By Numbers: Thirty Seconds to Baroness in charts – 9/27/2023

Posted by on September 27, 2023

    Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Here are the charts from September 15, 2023 releases. Check out to see how Baroness, Corey Taylor, TesseracT and more debuted in charts. Remember to check out our New & Noteworthy column, sharing […]

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Metal By Numbers : Make them beg for charts – 9/20/2023

Posted by on September 20, 2023

    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 (again)! We’ve been busy following Metallica in select cities on the North American portion of their M72 World Tour, preparing for an upcoming feature at the end of the […]

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New & Noteworthy: Releases of Being – (5/5/2023 – 9/15/2023)

Posted by on September 16, 2023

    New & Noteworthy has returned! Metal Insider’s weekly column highlighting some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. For this week’s list, we’re not only bringing you the week’s must-know releases, we’re taking you back to the albums that hit shelves since May that are worth a spin. These […]

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Blue Ridge Rock Festival: Black Label Society, Shinedown, Psychostick, and more added to 2023 lineup

Posted by on January 19, 2023

  Holding Absence, Shinedown, Black Label Society, Thousand Below, Psychostick, Emmure, Biohazard and Until I Wake have been added to the 2023 edition of Blue Ridge Rock Festival. The festival will take place in Alton, VA from September 7th – 10th.   Check out the extensive lineup (so far): Pantera Parkway Drive (full Pyrotechnic Performance) […]

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Metal By Numbers 5/5: The reality of dreams (and sales)

Posted by on May 5, 2021

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. I gotta say, wasn’t expecting a box set from The Mars Volta to top our debuts for the week but here we are. The Mars Volta are one of those bands that I, unfortunately, […]

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Metal By Numbers 4/28: Greta Van Fleet battle it out on the charts

Posted by on April 28, 2021

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. This week’s a big one. Greta Van Fleet, Cannibal Corpse, and Liquid Tension Experiment lead the way on a chart chock full of debuts from acts both old and new. And it’s only gonna […]

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Metal By Numbers 3/20: Tesla make a shocking debut

Posted by on March 20, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Man, I remember a mere a few weeks ago I was breezing through this column. Now so many albums have been added. Either that or I’m just slow and haven’t had enough caffeine. […]

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