Twelve Foot Ninja wins Golden Gods Award

Twelve Foot Ninja has received the Best New Talent award at this year’s Revolver Golden Gods Awards, America’s only hard rock and heavy metal awards show. With the winners determined by the fans, the Australian group beat out fellow nominees Deafheaven, Scar The Martyr, ††† (Crosses), Heaven’s Basement and Issues for the award. The Syndicate’s […]

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Metal Insider launches new site design

Today the Syndicate’s hard rock and metal-oriented consumer website, Metal Insider, has launched a brand new website design. The site’s redesign comes as MI approaches its fifth anniversary, and is the first major overhaul since it began. Since it was launched in April of 2009, Metal Insider has become a leading source for in-depth reporting, […]

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We joined Twelve Foot Ninja on the road

This past weekend, The Syndicate’s Zach Shaw hopped aboard Twelve Foot Ninja’s tour bus to join them for their shows at the Wisconsin and Ohio Metalfests. The sets were a part of the Australian band’s first ever North American tour, finding them playing with Periphery, Born Of Osiris, and Dead Letter Circus in front of […]

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Metal Insider Announces 2013 CMJ Showcase

The Syndicate is excited to announce Metal Insider’s 2013 CMJ showcase at Club Europa in Brooklyn, New York, on Wednesday, October 16. The exclusive showcase will feature a headlining performance by Chicago’s Nachtmystium and Byzantine’s first New York City-area appearance in six years, as well as performances from Black Anvil, Ramming Speed and Vattnet Viskar. CMJ badges […]

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SYN 15 Flashback Friday: The Metal Insider Summit

In April of 2009, The Syndicate launched MetalInsider.net, a site that today serves as a leading source for metal and music business news. To celebrate this new endeavor into the metal world, The Syndicate held the Metal Insider Summit at the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival in Worcester, Massachusetts. The summit brought together big […]

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We Butter The Bread With Butter Announces First Ever North American Tour

The Syndicate has been working with Germany’s We Butter The Bread With Butter in support of its new album Goldkinder, to be released in the U.S. on August 13. Despite having a sizable U.S. fanbase from previous releases (even cracking the iTunes Top 50 with 2010’s Der Tag an dem die Welt unterging), the group […]

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Metal Insider Caps Off 2012 With Best Month Yet

We’re not ones to brag here at the Syndicate – what are we talking about? Sure we are! As some of you know, Metal Insider is one of two blogs run by the Syndicate, the other being comedy site The Laugh Button. We’ll pause here for a few seconds while you bookmark those two pages… […]

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Goodbye CMJ 2011

Saying goodbye to the 2011 CMJ Music Marathon isn’t an easy thing to do. With over 1,300 artist performances throughout New York City, CMJ offered music junkies many ways to alleviate their cravings. The atmosphere created in each venue with overflowing vocal and instrumental sounds was magical.  Yes, there are complaints about people’s nature to […]

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