Thirty-five years into their career, Anvil are still going strong, with their latest album, 'Hope in Hell,' set to arrive May 28 via The End Records. Loudwire is proud to offer an exclusive stream of the disc during the week leading up to its release.
The Word Alive have been riding high on the success of their second full-length album, 'Life Cycles,' and the Phoenix-based metalcore band is set to continue the 2012 disc's momentum with a recently shot video for the album's title track. In anticipation of the clip's release later this month, the band has teamed up with Loudwire to offer exclusive behind-the-scenes photos of the video shoot.
Following last week's tragic passing of Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman on May 2, his official cause of death has been revealed to be alcohol-related cirrhosis of the liver, according to a statement from the band. In the same press release, Slayer also announced that a public memorial will be held to honor Hanneman at a yet-to-be-revealed date.
Yesterday (May 7), the metal world was shocked at the news that As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis had been arrested on suspicion of solicitation of murder charges for allegedly trying to hire a hitman to kill his estranged wife. This evening (May 8), Lambesis' bandmates have issued a statement to their fans in regard to the arrest.
The tributes to founding Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman from the metal community continue to pour in tonight following the news he passed away earlier today at the age of 49. After such artists as Slash, Corey Taylor, Pantera and more paid respect to Hanneman earlier in the evening, several more rockers have offered their condolences via Twitter.