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Black Label Society, ‘Catacombs of the Black Vatican’ – Album Review

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Black Label Society released the live album ‘Unblackened’ last year, but their last proper studio release was back in 2010.

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Machine Head Unveil ‘Killers & Kings’ 2014 Tour

Machine Head Robb Flynn
Charles Epting, Loudwire

Machine Head are inching closer to a new record, and we just got another indication of that as the band has booked an 11-date trek for this summer. In a new posting, the group states that the 'Killers & Kings Tour' will serve as a "primer" for a larger trek to follow.

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Best College Student Ever Creates Death Metal Video For Project on Heart Disease + Stroke

Metal Project
YouTube: VeinRelapse

This video doesn't just deserve an A+, it deserves a diploma straight into the hands of its creator. Screw the rest of this dude's curriculum -- this wins college.

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Category: Funny, Metal, News, Videos

As I Lay Dying Members Reveal More New Audio Snippets + Mysterious Logo

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

The members of As I Lay Dying are continuing to move forward even after vocalist Tim Lambesis pled guilty to murder-for-hire charges. Right before the weekend, the instrumental section of AILD posted new audio snippets in videos revealed on the Instagram pages of each member. Now, more audio has been posted along with a new, mysterious logo.

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Megadeth’s David Ellefson Speaks to High School Students About Drug Addiction + Recovery

David Ellefson
Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Students at an Arizona high school were given a massive treat when Megadeth's David Ellefson dropped by for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. With the goal in mind of positively impacting the young minds, Ellefson shared stories of his past drug and alcohol abuse along with his continuous path of recovery.

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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Discusses San Diego Symphony, Motorboat Cruise + More

Megadeth
Charles Epting for Loudwire

Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine was the guest on Full Metal Jackie’s radio show this past weekend. Mustaine spoke about the wealth of things on his immediate horizon, including his appearance with the San Diego Symphony, Megadeth's inclusion in Motorhead's Motorboad Cruise and the early stages of the band's next record. If you missed Jackie’s show, here’s her full interview with Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine.

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Tool’s ‘Lateralus’ Wins March Metal Madness 2014

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Tool Dissectional

March Metal Madness 2014 has come to an end and the winner has been revealed. In our quest to find the greatest metal album released so far in the 21st century, fans from all over the world made their voices heard, electing Tool's 'Lateralus' as our March Metal Madness 2014 champion!

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Ozzy Osbourne on Tony Iommi’s Cancer Diagnosis: ‘I Always Think Cancer Means Death’

Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi
Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

For over two years, Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has battled cancer. Through songwriting, massive touring and all the work that comes with releasing a new album, Iommi has risen to the occasion, giving all he has to millions of Sabbath fans worldwide. Despite Iommi's incredible efforts, Black Sabbath vocalist Ozzy Osbourne admitted that he initially thought Iommi was handed a death sentence by doctors.

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Lacuna Coil’s Cristina Scabbia Talks ‘Broken Crown Halo,’ Band Member Exits + Women in Rock

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

These are interesting times for Lacuna Coil, as the band has just released 'Broken Crown Halo,' but done so as two of the group's longtime members have decided to retire from the band. However, the transition appears to be going well, as the group just took part in the 'Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock' tour leading into the release of their album.

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As I Lay Dying Members Individually Post Audio Snippets of New Music

As I Lay Dying Question Mark
Metal Blade

Things have been understandably quiet for As I Lay Dying since the arrest and court drama of the band's frontman Tim Lambesis on murder-for-hire charges. But it looks like the group is about to finally put the events of the past year behind them and move forward.

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