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Pig Destroyer’s ‘The Diplomat’ Provides Theme for Rat Killing Spree on ‘Workaholics’

Workaholics
Comedy Central

Modern grindcore titans Pig Destroyer got some serious exposure on the April 16 episode of Comedy Central's 'Workaholics.' The cult comedy show used Pig Destroyer's 'The Diplomat' as brutal background music while the 'Workaholics' trio annihilated a massive infestation of rats with ruthless aggression.

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The Oath Vocalist Johanna Sadonis Talks New Album, Fascination With Death + More

Photo By Joe Dilworth
Photo By Joe Dilworth

European band the Oath are putting out some of the most interesting music today as they take you back decades with their old school, raw and heavy sounds. Loudwire had the opportunity to pick the brain of vocalist Johanna Sadonis, who discussed the group's new self-titled album (available at iTunes) and some of the tracks from the disc. Sadonis also spoke about working with Watain’s Erik Danielsson, plus she offers her thoughts on death and the beyond. Check out our interview below:

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Filed Under: Category: Exclusive, Interviews, Metal, News, Rock

Drummer Daniel Liljekvist Leaves Katatonia to ‘Concentrate on Family + Get a Normal Job’

Katatonia
Peaceville

Unfortunate news from Katatonia: Longtime drummer Daniel Liljekvist has left the band. In a statement posted on Katatonia's official website earlier today, Liljekvist notes that he's no longer able to "combine job, family and commit 100% to Katatonia."

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Five Amazing Maynard James Keenan Vocal Performances

Tool's Maynard James Keenan
Gary Miller, Getty Images

Believe it or not, Maynard James Keenan is celebrating his 50th birthday today (April 17)! The frontman of ToolA Perfect Circle and Puscifer hasn't lost a step since Tool formed in 1990, and he has gone on to prove himself as one of music's most talented and dynamic vocalists.

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Win a Black Label Society ‘Catacombs of the Black Vatican’ Prize Pack!

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Black Label Society are back with new music as 'Catacombs of the Black Vatican' just arrived in early April. Not only do the band want to make sure you have a copy of the disc, they've teamed with Loudwire and Ultimate Classic Rock to provide an autographed copy and a pretty awesome set of Black Label Society merchandise to go along with it.

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Wovenwar Frontman Shane Blay Confirms He’ll Also Continue With Oh Sleeper

Wovenwar
Metal Blade

Oh Sleeper frontman Shane Blay may have just signed on as the new singer of  the new band Wovenwar featuring the recent members of As I Lay Dying, but he confirms in a new posting that he not be leaving one band for the other. He makes it clear that he'll be a big part of both acts.

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Rob Zombie Working on New Album

Rob Zombie
Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

Rob Zombie released his latest solo album 'Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor' only a year ago, but that hasn't stopped him from already working on a follow-up.

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Filed Under: Category: Metal, New Albums, News

Mastodon Unleash New Song ‘High Road’ From Upcoming Album

Mastodon
Reprise

What's the chugging noise coming from the South? It's gotta be Mastodon! Having just revealed that their next album will be titled 'Once More Around the Sun,' the band is now serving up their first music from the disc -- a single called 'High Road,' which can be heard in full in the player below.

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Filed Under: Category: Metal, News, Songs

Rob Zombie Giveaway: Win ‘The Zombie Horror Picture Show’ Autographed DVD + Book!

The Zombie Horror Picture Show
Universal Music

If you've caught Rob Zombie in concert over the years, you know that his live shows are something special. So it is with great anticipation that fans are looking forward to Zombie's first ever concert DVD release, 'The Zombie Horror Picture Show.' Luckily for you, Loudwire has teamed up with the legendary musician to provide you with the opportunity to win an autographed copy of the DVD along with a copy of the companion 'Zombie Horror Picture Show' book.

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Sevendust’s Lajon Witherspoon Discusses ‘Time Travelers & Bonfires,’ Acoustic Shows + More

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Sevendust have built a rather large fanbase over the years, and it's because of that devoted following that they are now promoting their brand-new 'Time Travelers & Bonfires' acoustic album (available at iTunes).

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