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Slayer Commemorate 50th Birthday of Late Guitarist Jeff Hanneman

Slayer
Photo by Mark Seliger

Today (Jan. 31) would have been Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman's 50th birthday, and metalheads worldwide have been paying tribute to the fallen shredder. Slayer themselves added to the mass of memorials, paying their respects to Hanneman in a heartfelt post that every fan should read.

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Lionfight – Exclusive EP Stream

Lionfight
Impulse Artists

Chicago upstarts Lionfight are ready to rock you with their brand new self-titled EP. The disc doesn't drop until Feb. 4, but we've got the exclusive stream here at Loudwire to give you a taste of what this band's all about (listen below).

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Every Time I Die’s Keith Buckley Discusses Touring, 2014 Album Plans, Love of Converge + More

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Buffalo metal band Every Time I Die have been racking up the miles on the road, and during a recently stop at the St. Vitus bar in New York City, we had the chance to chat with frontman Keith Buckley. The singer talked about life on the road, his first time seeing tour mates Letlive live and also his admiration and obsession with Converge. He also reveals that 2014 will be dedicated to working on a brand new album. Check out our interview with Every Time I Die's Keith Buckley below:

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Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Answers Fan Questions During Reddit ‘Ask Me Anything’ Session

Lars Ulrich
Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich just participated in one of Reddit's 'Ask Me Anything' Q&A sessions yesterday (Jan. 30). The site's AMA sessions are well-known to extract new and fascinating information from the subject themselves, and this instance is no different. During the AMA session, Ulrich responded to fan questions about criticism aimed at Metallica, progress on the band's next album, the drummer's current thoughts on longtime friend / rival Dave Mustaine + much more.

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Black Flag Apologize for Last Album, Name Manager Mike Vallely New Frontman

Mike Vallely
Jason Merritt, Getty Images

Legendary hardcore punk band Black Flag will continue to create music, but with a new frontman leading the band. Mike Vallely, who has fronted Revolution Mother and joined Black Flag's Greg Ginn in Good for You, will be taking over as vocalist for the exiting Ron Reyes.

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Folk Rocker Writes Song About Megadeth Frontman Dave Mustaine

Megadeth Dave Mustaine
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Back in the '90s, Robert Rolfe Feddersen was the singer of a band called Loudmouth. These days, he's a folk rock singer who will be releasing the album 'American Loser' on Feb. 25. One of the songs on the album is 'Dave's Lament,' a track Feddersen wrote about .

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Demon Hunter To Release New Album ‘Extremist’ in March

Demon Hunter

Demon Hunter have revealed some key details about their next album. Their seventh studio effort is titled 'Extremist,' and will be released March 18 via Solid State Records.

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Bring Me the Horizon + Asking Alexandria Lead 2014 Never Say Never Festival

Bring Me the Horizon Asking Alexandria
Liz Ramanand / Charles Epting, Loudwire

If you're a metalcore fan, drop everything and start making travel plans for Mission, Texas, as the Never Say Never Fest is packed with some of the top bands in the genre. This year's event is scheduled for March 12 at the Las Palmas Race Park in Mission, with Bring Me the Horizon and Asking Alexandria topping the bill.

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Nine Inch Nails Spoofed in New Parody Track, ‘This Is a Trent Reznor Song’

Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

There's no doubt that Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor is a musical innovator -- and they say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. But that all said, a new parody tune called 'This Is a Trent Reznor Song' is just plain hilarious!

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Avenged Sevenfold, Megadeth, Slayer Members and More Appear at 2014 NAMM Convention [Photos]

Synyster Gates appears at NAMM
Synyster Gates appears at NAMM

The 2014 NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) convention just wrapped up in Anaheim, Calif., but no doubt its effects will be ringing in the ears of many for weeks.

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