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Terror Universal singer fired following Otep allegation

Posted by on April 9, 2015

The whole event in recent weeks with Terror Universal, a masked band said to include members of Ill Nino, and Otep, has been pretty uncomfortable. To recap, Otep dropped off the Civil Unrest tour because she claimed that the singer of Terror Universal groped her crotch while the two bands were on tour together. While Chad […]

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Otep cancels tour plans following alleged sexual harassment

Posted by on March 23, 2015

Last year, we wrote about Terror Universal, a masked band that allegedly contains members of Ill Nino, Machine Head and Soulfly. And although it’s being vigorously disputed  by the band, Otep have pulled out of a co-headlining run with Ill Nino for the second incarnation of the Civil Unrest tour claiming the singer of Terror […]

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The metal world pays tribute to Leonard Nimoy

Posted by on February 27, 2015

Leonard Nimoy, who many knew simply as Mr. Spock from the Star Trek TV and film series died at the age of 83 earlier today (27). Nimoy announced this past year that he suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy confirmed her husband passed due to end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Last year Nimoy […]

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Video of Wayne Static Memorial Show online

Posted by on January 23, 2015

The memorial show for the late Wayne Static was held at the Whiskey A Go Go in West Hollywood, CA this past Tuesday, January 20. Several fan videos of the event have been uploaded to YouTube, one of the entire show, introduced by a Russian-speaking fan, which you can watch below. The show centered around […]

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Metal community reacts to Wayne Static’s passing

Posted by on November 2, 2014

With the sudden untimely passing of Wayne Static yesterday, the hard rock and metal community are coming to grips with the loss of the Static-X frontman, which happened just days before his 49th birthday. Information is still scarce about his cause of death, but regardless of what led to his passing, many that have known […]

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Satyricon, Napalm Death, Fear Factory among bands added to Slipknot’s Knotfest

Posted by on August 11, 2014

The second American Knotfest, which was announced earlier this year, isn’t until the end of October, but things appear to be going pretty well for it. Things have to be for them to have added a fifth stage. Fear Factory, Napalm Death, Satyricon, Amen, Otep, Prong, Immolation, Attika 7 have been added to the festival […]

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Otep backs off Mayhem Fest homophobia allegations

Posted by on April 2, 2014

On Monday, Otep frontwoman Otep Shamaya ruffled some feathers after a tweet she posted alleging that one of the reasons she might not be on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest this year was because one of the corporate sponsors was homophobic. In further conversations via Twitter, it was made apparent that it was Rockstar […]

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Otep Shamaya claims that an “openly homophobic” sponsor kept band off Mayhem Fest

Posted by on April 1, 2014

If you’re not a fan of Mayhem Fest’s lineup this year, Otep Shamaya is with you, but not for the reasons you’d think. Rather, she’s not a fan of festival sponsors Rockstar Energy Drink, who she claims kept her band  off the tour. The reason? Homophobia, according to Shamaya. Shamaya, who is a lesbian, tweeted the […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Famous Fill-Ins/Temp Members

Posted by on April 15, 2013

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. It’s been revealed that Battlecross recruited ex-Black Dahlia Murder drummer Shannon Lucas to record drums on their forthcoming new album. This comes after the group also announced that Kevin Talley (Six Feet Under and formerly of many other great bands) […]

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Unsigned & Streamed: Killjoy

Posted by on February 28, 2013

Why should major label bands be the only ones who get love? Unsigned & Streamed is a column where we stream a song from an unsigned band we at Metal Insider really dig. This week on Unsigned & Streamed, we’re spotlighting the Long Island, NY-based death/doom/thrash melting pot that is Killjoy.  Over the course of six years of existence, […]

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