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Slayer Axeman Kerry King on Upcoming Album and Guitarist Jeff Hanneman’s Health

Slayer guitarist Kerry King has revealed detailed plans for the band’s upcoming album. In a recent interview with Metal Hammer, King stated that Slayer’s next full-length will be finished and possibly released as early as this summer.

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Iron Maiden Singer Bruce Dickinson Goes on Submarine Voyage

By now, pretty much everybody knows that Iron Maiden‘s Bruce Dickinson moonlights as an airplane pilot when he isn’t fronting the band, but he’s never been known for his sea voyages — until recently, when a British submarine crew was surprised to learn that Dickinson had joined them for a three-day trip.

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‘Black Sabbath Day’ To Be Declared in City of Birmingham, England?

Black Sabbath, the world’s most iconic and trailblazing purveyors of heavy metal, may get a day named after them in their hometown of Birmingham, England. Birmingham City Council member Philip Parkin has basically secured every metalhead’s vote for the rest of his political career after calling to create ‘Black Sabbath Day’ to pay tribute to the band and their recent reunion.

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Opeth, Mastodon + Ghost Officially Announce 2012 North American Tour

It was recently reported that Opeth, Mastodon and Ghost intended to join forces for one of the most anticipated North American tours of 2012. After a few weeks of suspense and a ton of buzz throughout the metal populace, the official tour dates have been announced.

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Bring Me the Horizon Offer New Album Update

English metal maniacs Bring Me the Horizon have offered a fresh update about the status of their upcoming album.

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Anthrax Guitarist Fights Viral Infection and Drummer Exits Tour To Be With Ailing Mom

Earlier today, we reported that Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian missed last night’s show in Kansas City, Mo., due to an unspecified illness. Now, the band has released a statement explaining that Ian is battling a severe viral infection that caused him to be hospitalized in Los Angeles. In addition, the band also has announced that drummer Charlie Benante has left the tour to be at the bedside of his terminally ill mother in New York.

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Lacuna Coil’s Cristina Scabbia Joins Megadeth Onstage at Gigantour Kickoff

Gigantour, the mega-metal tour featuring Megadeth, Motorhead, Lacuna Coil and Volbeat, kicked off last night in Camden, N.J., and it certainly seemed to live up to its name.

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Testament Guitarists Fill in for Ailing Scott Ian at Anthrax’s Kansas City Show

Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian was forced to sit out of last night’s (Jan. 26) show in Kansas City, Mo., after taking ill. Filling in for Ian at the show were the two guitarists Alex Skolnick and Eric Peterson from co-headliners Testament, as well as musicians from Death Angel who all switched off during different songs throughout Anthrax’s set.

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Riot Guitarist Mark Reale Dies at 57

Riot guitarist Mark Reale passed away Wednesday (Jan. 25) at the age of 57 after being hospitalized for severe complications from his longtime battle with Crohn’s disease. Reale had suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage and was in a coma for the past two weeks.

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Feast Or Famine in the Hub City Concert Scene

Consider this fair warning, it looks like the shows are all going to hit really close together. In addition to X-Fest 9, there are two other possible events in April. We may get one more, we may get both and we may get none.

 

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GWAR Announce 2012 Tour With Municipal Waste and Ghoul

Outer Space’s favorite metal band GWAR have just announced an insane tour with fellow thrashers Municipal Waste and Californian monsters Ghoul. The tour will be the second leg of the ‘Return of the World Maggot Tour.’ It was the first leg of the trek that witnessed the tragic passing of GWAR guitarist Cory “Flattus Maximus” Smoot.

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Lamb of God Streaming ‘Resolution’ in Full

Lamb of God‘s highly-anticipated album ‘Resolution’ is set to hit stores tomorrow (Jan. 24). However, if your fanatic devotion to the band has left you pacing nervously in circles, you can listen to the entire album in its final and mastered form — right now.

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