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The Winery Dogs Discuss Formation of Band, Debut Album + More

The self-titled debut Winery Dogs album (out July 23) is one of the most intriguing releases of the year. The all-star trio, which includes Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, Avenged Sevenfold, Adrenaline Mob), Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Richie Kotzen (Mr. Big, Poison), has delivered a blistering collection of soaring tunes.

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Emmure
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Emmure’s Frankie Palmeri Discusses Onstage Electrocution, His First Concert + More

New York City-based Emmure has a busy summer ahead, playing on the Rockstar Mayhem Fest and then heading off around the world on several other runs before settling back home at the end of the year to start work on a new record. Loudwire caught up with the metal outfit’s ferocious frontman, Frankie Palmeri, at Mayhem’s kickoff show recently in San Bernardino, Calif.

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Children of Bodom
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Children of Bodom’s Alexi Laiho Reflects on Early Influences, Changing Music Industry + More

Children of Bodom are currently heating up the Mayhem Festival tour. The legendary Finnish metal outfit is fronted by Alexi Laiho, who besides playing in Children of Bodom, is also part of the band Sinergy as well as Kylähullut.

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Charles Epting, Loudwire
Charles Epting, Loudwire

Mayhem Fest 2013 Kickoff: Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon + Amon Amarth [Photos]

The 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival has kicked off and the main stage provides a powerful bill that includes Amon AmarthMastodonFive Finger Death Punch and the shock-rock master Rob Zombie.

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Children of Bodom
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Mayhem Fest 2013 Kickoff: Children of Bodom, Emmure, Motionless in White + More [Photos]

The Musicians Institute Stage at the 2013 Mayhem Festival kickoff in San Bernardino, Calif. was as scorching as the 100-plus degree heat all day long. Fans gathered around to catch a mixture of veteran bands and younger metal rockers, including Children of Bodom, Emmure, Born of Osiris, Motionless in White, Attika 7 and Thrown Into Exile.

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Machine Head
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Mayhem Fest 2013 Kickoff: Machine Head, Job for a Cowboy, Butcher Babies, Huntress + More [Photos]

Located on a field adjacent to the main amphitheater, the Jägermeister Stage at Mayhem Festival's 2013 kickoff in San Bernardino, Calif., featured a mix of established acts like Machine Head and Job for a Cowboy along with up-and-comers like Butcher Babies, Battlecross and Huntress.

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Bring Me the Horizon Black Veil Brides Warped
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Warped Tour 2013 Gallery: Bring Me the Horizon, Black Veil Brides + More in Pomona, California

What would summer be without the Vans Warped Tour? The moveable city (featuring literally hundreds of band buses and vans) landed in Pomona, Calif., recently for a rare back-to-back two-day stint, and Loudwire was there to capture the 2013 edition of the iconic festival.

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