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Red Hot Chili Peppers, Deftones, Rise Against And More To Play Metallica’s Orion 2013

Posted by on February 25, 2013

As promised last week, Metallica revealed the lineup to the second annual Orion Music + More Festival this morning. Being held at Belle Isle in Detroit on June 8 and 9, Metallica will be headlining their own festival with (drum roll please…) Red Hot Chili Peppers, Deftones, Rise Against and Bassnectar. Also slated to appear […]

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Jason Newsted Discusses New Grass Roots Project, Lessons Learned From Metallica

Posted by on January 17, 2013

After starting out in Flotsam and Jetsam, Jason Newsted was thrust into the spotlight when he was chosen to be Metallica’s bassist following the death of Cliff Burton. Since his 15 year tenure with the band ended in 2001, he’s remained active, playing with Voivod and Ozzy Osbourne, among others. Yet despite staying busy, the […]

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Metallica’s Orion Music + More To Take Place In Detroit Next Year

Posted by on December 20, 2012

As we’ve mentioned before, we had a blast attending Metallica’s Orion Music + More festival this past summer. And it didn’t take long for Metallica to confirm that the festival would return in 2013. All we didn’t really know was whether it would return to Atlantic City, NJ or not. Well today, we found out […]

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Headbangers’ Brawl 11/2: Will Ozzfest Return To America In 2013?

Posted by on November 2, 2012

Headbangers’ Brawl is a weekly column where Metal Insider’s contributors take a moment to debate and analyze opposing sides of a topical issue occurring in the world of metal and/or the music industry. On May 11 and 12, 2013, Ozzfest will make its grand return… in Japan. Ok, so this is probably a bigger deal for fans who […]

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Grace Perry Of Landmine Marathon: “Metal Has Grown Up”

Posted by on July 18, 2012

Taking the grindcore world by storm is Phoenix’s female-fronted Landmine Marathon. Heavily influenced by genre pioneers Napalm Death, they’ve toured with the likes of Warbringer, Nasum, and Prothestic Record labelmates Skeletonwitch. Personally selected by James Hetfield to play the inaugural Orion Music + More, the band is certainly headed in the right direction. Frontwoman Grace […]

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Red Fang: “Hopefully Early Next Year We’ll Have Our New Record Finished”

Posted by on July 5, 2012

Since 2009, when their first album was released on Sargent House, Portland’s Red Fang has quickly gained popularity. Now signed to Relapse Records, the quartet released Murder the Mountains in 2011 to glorifying reviews and hit the road with Mastodon and The Dillinger Escape Plan. Metallica took notice and invited them to grace the Damage […]

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Baroness On ‘Yellow And Green’: “There’s A Few New Tricks”

Posted by on June 28, 2012

As this past weekend’s Orion Music + More festival kicked off, the first band to play the main stage of  the festival was Baroness. The bigger stage was more than a little metaphorical, as their forthcoming album, Yellow and Green (due out July 17 on Relapse), should bring the Savannah, GA band to the next stage of […]

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Guess Modest Mouse Won’t Be Playing The Next Orion Fest

Posted by on June 27, 2012

One of the more left-field bands to play the Orion Music + More festival this past weekend was Modest Mouse. They weren’t touring behind a new album, they’re decidedly an indie rock band, and the only point of reference for most of the crowd was likely their eight-year old crossover hit “Float On.” Yet the […]

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Orion Music + More Fest: Day One Recap

Posted by on June 25, 2012

This past weekend, Metallica presented the inaugural Orion Music + More festival in Atlantic City, NJ. Metal Insider’s Bram Teitelman, Zach Shaw and Kodi McKinney were there, as was MI contributor Alex Rudisill. We’ll be bringing you plenty of interviews from the show, but today is the first of two recaps, covering the first day’s festivities. […]

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Headbangers Brawl 6/15: The (Half) Year In Metal

Posted by on June 15, 2012

Back in January when New & Noteworthy writer Chris Colgan wrote his list of the most anticipated albums of 2012, we only had an inkling of what to expect from the new release calendar this year. Of course there  are gems, some surprises, and some flops, but with the first half of the year all […]

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