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Mastodon’s Brann Dailor on ‘Bizarre’ New Album, 2014 Tour, Chaotic Drumming Style + More

Mastodon's Brann Dailor
Ethan Miller, Getty Images

The new Mastodon album is on its way! In fact, if the timeline drummer Brann Dailor gave us during this exclusive interview remains correct, Mastodon have officially finished recording their sixth studio album. Along with that bit of news, Dailor went deep into what fans can expect from the highly anticipated full-length and offered a lot more insight on both the band and himself.

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Sascha Konietzko Talks Ministry’s Al Jourgensen, the ‘Devil’s Chord’ Comic Book + 30 Years of KMFDM

SASCHA and AL Devils Chord
Illustration by Sam Shearon for 'The Devil's Chord' Comic Book

It was recently revealed that Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen was teaming up with artist Sam Shearon to create a new comic book series, 'The Devil's Chord,' due sometime in 2014. With that news came word that some of Jourgensen's fellow industrial music legends would appear as superheroes in the comic book. One of those musicians is KMFDM mastermind Sascha Konietzko.

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What If ‘The Walking Dead’ Was Recast With Rock + Metal Musicians?

Corey Taylor
AMC / Facebook: Corey Taylor

Tremendously successful zombie drama 'The Walking Dead' will return to AMC this Sunday (Feb. 9) with a new batch of blood-soaked episodes. We couldn't be more pumped to immerse ourselves into the second half of Season 4, but what if the show started back from the beginning with a cast entirely made up of your favorite rock and metal musicians?

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Why Ghost B.C. Deserve the Praise

Ghost
Loma Vista

The rise of Swedish metal act Ghost B.C. (Ghost) will forever be connected to the soundscape of 2013. From relative obscurity, Ghost experienced an unparalleled ascension last year, becoming one of metal's most popular acts thanks in part to 'Infestissumam,' the band's sophomore album. However, like any act whose rise commands universal attention, Ghost have received both immense praise and vitriolic criticism.

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Gorguts Frontman Luc Lemay on ‘Colored Sands,’ Getting the Metal Buzz Again + More

Luc Lemay, Gorguts
David Stevens, www.gravenimage.us

Just a matter of minutes before Gorguts began to dominate Brooklyn's St. Vitus bar for the last date of their 2013 touring cycle, we took a trip to the venue's beer-laden basement to speak with frontman Luc Lemay. Having already greeted Gorguts superfans with incredible kindness and enthusiasm, Lemay opened himself up for an exclusive interview.

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Motley Crue to Embark on Final Tour – Exclusive Q&A With Nikki Sixx + Vince Neil

Motley Crue Press Conference
Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

The end is nigh for Motley Crue. The band said as much during a Tuesday (Jan. 28) press conference in Los Angeles where they revealed the details of "The Final Tour" (first leg of dates below). In fact, to ensure that these next two years will mark the band's final dates, the members of Crue went through the process of collectively drawing up a 'Cessation of Touring' legal document and signing it to solidify that their upcoming dates will be the final shows and that they won't tour again beyond the year 2015.

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10 Metal Vocalists Who Can Sing You to Sleep + Scare You to Death

Maynard Keenan / Mikael Akerfeldt / Corey Taylor
Gary Miller, Getty Images / Roadrunner / Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

The world of metal is beaming with vocalists whose talent is undeniably captivating. Along with soaring and beautifully sombre styles, the family tree of metal extends to demonic gutturals and hellish shrieks. Many vocalists have impacted millions of fans by developing one style of singing, but there are very few whose material spans masterfully along the entire vocal spectrum.

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Open Letter to the Grammys: Give Metal and Hard Rock the Respect They Deserve

Ozzy Osbourne Jeff Hanneman Trent Reznor
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire (Osbourne and Reznor) / Kevin Winter, Getty Images (Hanneman)

We recently published an open letter to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, asking them to consider some of the greatest hard rock + metal acts ever for induction. But now we point our dissatisfaction at the 2014 Grammy Awards, which took place Sunday night, Jan. 26, and featured one rock and metal snub after another.

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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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David Ellefson Discusses Altitudes & Attitude, Metal Masters, Megadeth + More

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Megadeth bassist David Ellefson is a busy man. Along with holding down the low end for the thrash legends, Ellefson is currently lending his talents to Altitudes & Attitude, a project just launched with Anthrax's Frank Bello and A Perfect Circle's Jeff Friedl. The bassist is also appearing at the much-anticipated Metal Masters 5 clinic.

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