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Philip Anselmo, Rex Brown + Other Metal Greats Make Their Super Bowl XLVIII Picks

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Charles Epting for Loudwire

Metal musicians travel the world constantly leapfrogging from continent to continent on a blur of buses, planes and trains. But no matter how busy they are and how insane the lifestyle is, of course there's always some time for a little football -- especially with Super Bowl XLVIII between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks coming up this Sunday.

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Metal Masters 5 Thrills Fans and Legends Alike – Recap, Photo Gallery and Video

Photo courtesy of Paris Visone
Photo courtesy of Paris Visone

What do you get when members of Pantera, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax, Testament and a slew of other metal bands share the stage? Metal Masters 5!

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The Devil Wears Prada’s Mike Hranica Talks Latest Album ’8:18′ and the Holidays

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Charles Epting for Loudwire

The Devil Wears Prada are one of the most intense and dynamic bands in modern American metal. Their new album ‘8:18’ was executive produced by Killswitch Engage’s Adam Dutkiewicz and takes the listener on a dark and compelling journey. We had the chance to sit down with frontman Mike Hranica when the band recently visited Los Angeles. Check out our interview with the lead vocalist below:

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Mike Portnoy Preps for Progressive Nation at Sea

Adrenaline Mob Mike Portnoy
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

World-class drummer Mike Portnoy has never been busier. Following a quarter century in Dream Theater, he has played in Avenged Sevenfold, formed the bands Adrenaline Mob and Flying Colors, and is currently rocking out with his new group the Winery Dogs and getting set to release a new album with his band Transatlantic, among other musical efforts.

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Frankie Banali Discusses Quiet Riot’s New Lead Singer + More [Exclusive]

Photo by Chris Swanger
Photo by Chris Swanger

Ever since lead singer Kevin DuBrow's tragic death six years ago, longtime Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali has worked tirelessly to keep a version of the band on the road that can play true to the spirit of being heavy metal's first group to have a No. 1 album. Along with his musical soulmate DuBrow, Banali has helped guide the band since their famed album 'Metal Health' erupted on the scene back in 1983.

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Dream Theater Guitarist John Petrucci Discusses ‘Live at Luna Park’ DVD and Upcoming Tour

John-Petrucci
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Dream Theater's new DVD ‘Live at Luna Park’ recently entered at No. 1 on the Soundscan music DVD chart. Filmed in Argentina during the final leg of their A Dramatic Tour of Events in 2011, the DVD / Blu-Ray release comes in a variety of editions including a deluxe set that features a 60-page hardback photo book. Loudwire recently had the chance to speak with the band's guitarist John Petrucci about the new release, as well as their plans for their 2014 tour.

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Avenged Sevenfold Rock Intimate L.A. Gig

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Charles Epting for Loudwire

For two years now, the Red Bull Sound Space at KROQ in Los Angeles has become one of the hottest venues in the city, regularly hosting big-name bands in a pint-sized club setting. Avenged Sevenfold paid a visit on Friday (Nov. 1) to the venue, located right where KROQ-FM is located, and delivered a loose and wild 45-minute set that was broadcast live over the Internet.

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Slayer Rock ‘Old-School’ Set in Los Angeles – Review + Photo Gallery

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Charles Epting for Loudwire.

A lot has changed since 1988 when Slayer last laid waste at the historic Hollywood Palladium, playing with Danzig (on a night when a riot broke out, resulting in a ban from playing from the venue). Musical trends have shifted dozens of times since then but Slayer have never veered off course, continuing to plow a path of metal that's as pure, dark and compelling as any other band in the genre.

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Rob Zombie Talks ‘Great American Nightmare,’ Fascination With Charles Manson + More

Rob Zombie
Rick Fagan

Rob Zombie has been a busy guy these days, planning his upcoming 'Night of the Living Dreads' tour with Korn and designing and building his Halloween spectacular, Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare, which is currently taking place at the FEARplex in Pomona, Calif. The gory and graphic attraction, which also features lots of music, will culminate on Nov. 1 and 2, when Zombie himself takes over as the headlining act. Loudwire was there to experience the show on opening night and as we wrote, it’s dazzling and mind-bending experience.

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Rob Zombie Launches ‘Great American Nightmare’ Festival [Exclusive Photos]

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Charles Epting for Loudwire

Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare is now open, and for fans of bloodcurdling horror, it is like a dream come true. Loudwire was on hand at the Fairplex (dubbed the “Fearplex” for this event) in Pomona, Calif. for the opening night of Zombie’s latest venture, which is bound to succeed on frightening levels.

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