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Liz Ramanand has been a concert junkie and metal head since the ripe age of 9 years old.  Now that passion has turned into an obsession. While working for AOL's heavy metal unit Noisecreep.com as well as Roadrunner Records, she graduated with her Bachelor's degree in Journalism and English from  Brooklyn College.  She makes it her priority to attend at least four concerts a week any less would make her a very unhappy metal head.

Within Temptation’s Sharon den Adel Talks New Album ‘Hydra,’ Musical Collaborations + More

Within Temptation

Within Temptation fans are highly anticipating the release the band’s brand new record ‘Hydra,’ which arrives in North America on Feb. 4. The disc features numerous guest vocalists including Soul Asylum’s Dave Pirner, rapper Xzibit, former Nightwish songstress Tarja Turunen and ex-Killswitch Engage singer Howard Jones, who offers vocals on the single ‘Dangerous.

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Letlive’s Jason Butler Shares Life-Changing Deftones Concert Experience

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Letlive singer Jason Butler is one of rock’s most impressive young frontmen. Known for being road warriors, Letlive have gained an even bigger cult following since the release of their latest album ‘The Blackest Beautiful.’ Their fans are die-hard and Butler’s energy will undoubtedly inspire future performers attending their shows.

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Every Time I Die’s Keith Buckley Discusses Touring, 2014 Album Plans, Love of Converge + More

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Buffalo metal band Every Time I Die have been racking up the miles on the road, and during a recently stop at the St. Vitus bar in New York City, we had the chance to chat with frontman Keith Buckley. The singer talked about life on the road, his first time seeing tour mates Letlive live and also his admiration and obsession with Converge. He also reveals that 2014 will be dedicated to working on a brand new album. Check out our interview with Every Time I Die's Keith Buckley below:

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The Devil Wears Prada Vocalist Mike Hranica Talks ‘8:18,’ Writing Literature + More

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Known for being a powerhouse onstage,  The Devil Wears Prada have been relentlessly touring in support of their latest album, '8:18.' During their headlining show at Best Buy Theater in New York City, Loudwire had a chance to speak with frontman Mike Hranica.

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Within Temptation’s Sharon den Adel Delves Into New Song ‘Dangerous’

Sharon den Adel of Within Temptation
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Within Temptation are gearing up for the release of their sixth studio album ‘Hydra,’ which drops Feb. 4 in North America via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. In the meantime, the single 'Dangerous' has been rocking the band's fans.

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Track-by-Track Preview: Black Label Society’s ‘Catacombs of the Black Vatican’

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

The Doom Crew are patiently waiting for Black Label Society’s forthcoming disc ‘Catacombs of the Black Vatican,’ which is due out on April 8 via eOne Records. Last week, a handful of die-hard fans as well as a few lucky members of the press (including us) gathered at the NYC offices of eOne Records and were privileged enough to get an early listen to the new record and it does not disappoint.

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Zakk Wylde Rocks Apple Store With Q&A Session + Acoustic Performance in NYC

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Some may go into the Apple Store to check out the latest iPad or iPhone, but Friday night (Jan. 17) metalheads gathered at the Apple Store in New York City's SoHo neighborhood for an intimate question and answer session along with an acoustic performance featuring the one and only Zakk Wylde.

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Protest the Hero Guitarist Tim Millar Talks Latest Album ‘Volition,’ 2014 Touring Plans + More

Protest The Hero
Vagrant Records

Canadian progressive metal band Protest the Hero have been making waves with their fourth studio record ‘Volition,' which featured drum work from Lamb of God stickman Chris Adler. Loudwire caught up with guitarist Tim Millar, who spoke about working with Adler and recording the new album as a whole. The axeman also discussed Protest the Hero’s 2014 touring plans, among other topics. Check out our interview with Tim Millar below:

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Tom Morello Dishes on Working With Bruce Springsteen on the Road and In the Studio

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Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello is an influential musician in his own right but in a new interview with UltimateClassicRock, he talks all about working with legendary Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Morello not only filled in for guitarist Steve Van Zandt during an Australian trek, but he also plays on eight tracks on the new Springsteen album 'High Hopes.'

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Red Fang Members Talk ‘Whales and Leeches,’ Busy 2014 Touring Schedule + More

Red Fang
MSO PR / Tim Tronckoe

The relentless road warriors of Red Fang are known for rocking eardrums from coast to coast and around the world. The band has been trekking around in promotion of their new album ‘Whales and Leeches.’ During their recent New York City stop at Bowery Ballroom, we had the chance to speak to bassist and vocalist Aaron Beam and drummer John Sherman.

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