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Daily Reload: Opeth, Metallica + More

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On today’s Daily Reload, Opeth’s Mikael Akerfeldt broke his arm in a car crash, oh wait, no he didn’t; Mikael Akerfeldt hit his head on his tour bus and needed stitches; no wait, uhhhh, Mikael Akerfeldt got a gash in his head while getting his red underwear from Mastodon’s tour bus (why was it there in the first place?) and needed surgical staples. Phew. Also, Serj Takian is set to release new solo, jazz, symphonic + electronic releases; and 3 Inches of Blood premiere their new video for ‘Metal Woman’ exclusively on Loudwire.

Also, Halestorm make history with their No. 1 charting single ‘Love Bites (So Do I); Metallica play the entire Black Album from back to front at European tour kickoff; Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘Speak of the Devil’ DVD drops soon; we give you exclusive pics from the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Boston show; and much more.

Check out all of today’s stories on Loudwire, plus some favorites from around the Web, in the links below:

Today on Loudwire:

System of a Down’s Serj Tankian Readies New Solo, Jazz, Symphonic + Electronic Releases
Guitarist John 5 Talks Solo Disc, Rob Zombie + Marilyn Manson
Opeth Frontman Mikael Akerfeldt Hospitalized After Car Accident
Metallica Play Entire Black Album Backwards at European Tour Kickoff
3 Inches of Blood, ‘Metal Woman’ – Exclusive Video Premiere
Red Hot Chili Peppers Invade Boston – Exclusive Photo Gallery
Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘Speak of the Devil’ to Get New DVD Release in July
Opeth’s Mikael Akerfeldt Not in Car Accident, Suffers Head Injury on Tour Bus
Anthrax to Bring ‘Bare Bones, Gorilla’ Set to Mayhem Fest
Lostprophets, ‘Bring ‘Em Down’ – Song Review
Halestorm Make History With No. 1 Spot on Active Rock Chart
Zakk Wylde Gets Philosophical on His Beard, Male Lingerie, Black Sabbath + More
Arch Enemy vs. Job for a Cowboy – Death Match
Soil Back on Track After Singer Ryan McCombs’ Return to Lineup
Opeth’s Mikael Akerfeldt: “I Split My Head Open to the Skullbone”

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