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Sebastian Bach Would Still Work With Skid Row’s Rachel Bolan for Music’s Sake

Sebastian Bach
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Relationships in bands are often tenuous things, and Sebastian Bach is of the mindset that things don't always have to be hunky-dory for the music to be great. Speaking with Rock Revolt Magazine, Bach said one of the biggest misconceptions about him is that he's difficult to work with.

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In Flames Tease New Album Through Fake Hacker

Anders Friden of In Flames
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Did In Flames get hacked? It certainly appeared so earlier this week when their website was taken over by a mysterious figure going by the moniker lOLzcH4Rm1nG. But it turns out that was just a smokescreen for what was to come.

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Best Metal Songs of 2014 (So Far)

Arch Enemy / Behemoth / Black Label Society
Century Media (2) / Ethan Miller, Getty Images

The beginning of the year is often the most exciting time for new music. With 2013 in the books, it's time for the musical landscape of 2014 to be shaped. Anticipated albums become new releases and we're all given the opportunity to bask in the greatness gifted to us by metal's greatest acts.

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Video Director Phil Mucci Discusses Working With Stone Sour, Huntress + Monster Magnet

Phil Mucci and Jill Janus
Photo courtesy of Phil Mucci

2013 was a great year for video director Phil Mucci, as his work on Stone Sour's 'Do Me a Favor' and Huntress' 'Zenith' promos landed not only on Loudwire's 10 Best Rock and Metal Videos lists, but other site's Top 10 lists as well. Beginning several years back with High on Fire's 'Fertile Green,' Opeth's 'The Devil's Orchard' and Pig Destroyer's 'The Diplomat,' Mucci's videos began to take on a more distinctive animated style.

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Joey Jordison’s Scar the Martyr Part Ways With Vocalist Henry Derek Bonner

Scar The Martyr
Roadrunner

Times are tough at the moment for drummer Joey Jordison, who not only has been ousted from Slipknot but is now facing some turmoil with his new band. Jordison's Scar the Martyr group is now without a frontman after parting ways with vocalist Henry Derek Bonner.

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Surviving GWAR Members Pay Tribute to Dave Brockie + Introduce New Foundation

GWAR
Metal Blade

The loss of GWAR frontman and mastermind Dave Brockie (aka Oderus Urungus) sent the metal world into mourning on March 24. Countless tributes have been paid by some of rock and metal's finest musicians along with fans from around the world. In memory of the late frontman, the surviving members of GWAR memorialized their friend and announced the launch of the Dave Brockie Foundation.

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The Word Alive Reveal New Album Title, Artwork, Track Listing + ‘Play the Victim’ Lyric Video

The Word Alive
Kathy Flynn, Wicked Goddess Photography

It's time to get "Real," and by that we mean that The Word Alive have revealed that their new album title is 'Real.' The disc, the band's third full-length overall, is set for release on June 10 via Fearless Records.

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Loudwire in Japan: Killswitch Engage Rock Osaka With Help From Opening Act Meaning

Killswitch Engage
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

With my brother living in Japan with his family, every few years I set out to visit him in the Land of the Rising Sun. This year it just so happened that Killswitch Engage were playing the intimate Osaka venue Club Quattro during my visit. To see the band play Japan was definitely an incredible experience, helped further by an awesome Japanese opening act called Meaning.

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Enthroned, ‘Sovereigns’ – Exclusive Album Stream

Enthroned
Agonia

Belgian black metal conquerors Enthroned are set to assault fans with their 2014 full-length, 'Sovereigns.' The much anticipated record won't hit stores until April 15, but we've got an exclusive stream of the full album right now!

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Arch Enemy vs. DevilDriver – Death Match

Arch Enemy vs. DevilDriver
Century Media / Napalm

Well done, Arch Enemy! The metal veterans, along with new vocalist Alissa White-Gluz, defeated Gojira in last week's Death Match. Celebration is deserved, but the band's new track 'War Eternal' has heavy competition to face this week.

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