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Metal Insider’s Zenae Zukowski’s Top 50 Albums of 2020

Posted by on December 24, 2020

    2020 kicked off with a bang. Beginning with another successful year at 70000tons of Metal to seeing Heilung, Vader, and Opeth live, what could go wrong? The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the music industry to the point that I don’t know where things will stand in a post-pandemic world. This year felt like […]

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Raven share “Not So Easy” video

Posted by on December 11, 2020

  Raven have released a video for the song “Not So Easy.” The track is taken from their latest effort, Metal City, which was released earlier this year via SPV/Steamhammer.   John Gallagher comments: “We actually shot this back in April 2019 in Los Angeles while we were doing some studio lunacy at Mike Heller’s […]

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Metal By Numbers 9/30: Ace Frehley flies up the charts

Posted by on September 30, 2020

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   I already made an “Aces High” pun the last time Ace Frehley put out an album, so the title took me a minute to come up with. Sixteen debuts is pretty hefty but […]

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Amahiru (ex-Dragonforce) unveil debut single “Hours,” new album arriving in November

Posted by on September 28, 2020

  Amahiru, the new project featuring Frédéric Leclercq (ex-Dragonforce, Kreator, Ssinssaenum) and Saki (Mary’s Blood), will release their debut album on November 27th via EarMusic. The group started to form in 2015 when Mary’s Blood opened for Dragonforce in Hong Kong. After working on new ideas over the years, Frédéric traveled to Japan in March […]

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Raven’s John Gallagher on new album ‘Metal City’ – “This is a great record”

Posted by on September 21, 2020

  NWOBHM legends Raven have just released their first album in five years with Metal City, which arrived on September 18th via SPV/Steamhammer (order here). We caught up with mastermind/bassist/vocalist John Gallagher to discuss their longevity, the LP and working with Mike Heller on drums.    When did you begin the writing process for Metal […]

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Raven drummer has “serious health issues,” tour to continue with fill-ins

Posted by on May 17, 2017

Original NWOBHM Raven who are in the midst of an American tour have gotten some unfortunate information regarding their drummer, Joe “The Baron” Hasselvander. While it’s not certain what’s wrong with him, a “sudden serious health issue” has left him unable to play. The drummer, who’s also logged time in Pentagram, will have some talented drummers […]

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New & Noteworthy, April 28th – Cashing Out

Posted by on April 28, 2015

More and more in the heavy music world these days, we’re seeing that “breakup” very often means “hiatus” instead. That is the case with tonight’s leading release, as one of the leading bands of last decade’s post-hardcore scene returns with a new lineup and a new album. Check it out!   From First to Last, Dead […]

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Auction Items For Old Bridge Metal Militia/Fundraiser Include Slayer Bass

Posted by on May 9, 2013

The metal community is still reeling from last week’s loss of Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman. And the general New Jersey/New York area is still feeling repercussions from superstorm Sandy six months later. This Saturday (11) is the Old Bridge Metal Militia reunion and benefit for hurricane victims presented by Jon and Marsha Zazula in Freehold, […]

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He Had A Dream: Jon Zazula Assembles All Star Lineup For Sandy Relief

Posted by on April 23, 2013

Jon Zazula, or Jonny Z, as he’s better known, is metal royalty. As the owner of East Brunswick record store Rock’n Roll Heaven in the early ’80s, he fell into tape trading and co-founded Megaforce Records with his wife Marsha to put out music by a band he’d helped discover via tape trading called Metallica. […]

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Metal Insider Top 5: Weird Concert Bills

Posted by on January 23, 2012

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. Van Halen turned a few heads earlier this year when announcing that Kool and the Gang would be opening for them on their upcoming tour. While they’re a great way to usher in the party rock vibe of classic VH, […]

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