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 names in the metal music industry for an interactive, educational conference that consisted of two ...
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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 has yet to step foot in the States. That all changes in September, though, as We ...
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Killswitch Engage To Hit the Road with Miss May I Tomorrow

After rejoining the band just over a year ago, Jesse Leach and Killswitch Engage will be hitting the road in support of their new album, Disarm the Descent. The album, which was released last month on Roadrunner, debuted at #7 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and topped the CMJ Loud Rock charts. With rising metalcore stars Miss May I among the artists hitting the road with them, this is shaping up to ...
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The Dillinger Escape Plan Takes “The Killer” On the Road

Fresh off of signing to Sumerian Records for its upcoming album One of Us is the Killer, the avant-garde mathcore machine known as The Dillinger Escape Plan will hit the road towards the end of the month with progressive death metal magicians The Faceless as direct support.  It's a major event for the New Jersey-based band, as the new record will be its hotly-anticipated 5th full-length and first for Sumerian.  One of ...
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Clutch Kicks Off Earth Rocker World Tour with Help from Orange Goblin and The Sword

Clutch's hotly anticipated new album Earth Rocker is set to release March 19th, and the famed road warriors are ready to tour extensively behind it with stoner metal monsters Orange Goblin as direct support. The Earth Rocker World Tour starts today in Cincinnati and includes two rare appearances by the band at SXSW; once the May leg of the tour hits, The Sword will replace Orange Goblin as support with an equally excellent display of ...
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Deftones US Tour Dates Announced

Prepare your ears to be assaulted (in the best way possible) - Deftones announced tour dates in the US all throughout the month of March! The band will come to the States after kicking off their tour in the UK, Europe, and Canada throughout February. Periphery, a prog metal band from Maryland, will be the supporting act throughout March. If you’re at a radio station, contact your Syndicate representative to get ...
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Metal Alliance Tour 2013 Dates Announced, Sponsored by Metal Insider

The Metal Alliance Tour will be the first major North American metal tour package of 2013, starting mid-March and running late into April. Metal Insider is a proud sponsor of the tour, along with our friends at Seton Hall's metal-focused campus radio station WSOU. Anthrax, High on Fire and Holy Grail are among the bands confirmed on the bill, with more to be announced. If ...
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Judgement Day Tour Dates Announced

Judgement Day has announced tour dates this month through February.  The Oakland-based instrumental "string metal" band will hit the road on the West Coast in the US, with a show in Canada as well.  Its new album, Polar Shift, is out now on Minus Head Records. If you're at a radio station, contact your Syndicate representative to get involved with a Judgement Day show! Otherwise, tickets are now on sale ...
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