Today in the Daily Reload: Godsmack's Shannon Larkin serves up some exclusive dish about their upcoming ShipRocked and Uproar Festival plans, and he gives us an update on the vocal condition of singer Sully Erna.

Also we learn that Australia is the perfect place to be next February and March, as the Soundwave Festival is bringing Metallica, Linkin Park, A Perfect Circle, Stone Sour, and Anthrax among others to stages throughout the continent.

Plus, we've got some video footage from Green Day's secret Los Angeles show; the Carnival of Madness tour rolls through Boston and we've got photos and a review; Linkin Park answers fan questions and performs at a private Sirius/XM 'Town Hall' event; and the Extreme Metal Olympics competition advances to the Semi Finals.

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

Today on Loudwire:

Cannibal Corpse's Alex Webster Discusses 'Torture,' Summer Slaughter + Religion
Judas Priest Singer Rob Halford Weighs in on Chick-fil-A Controversy
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Godsmack's Shannon Larkin Talks ShipRocked, Uproar Fest + Sully Erna's Vocal Cords
Extreme Metal Olympics: Groups 1 & 2, Semi Finals
Extreme Metal Olympics: Groups 3 & 4, Semi Finals
Projected Featuring Sevendust, Creed + Alter Bridge Members to Release New Album
In This Moment Offer Full Stream of New Album 'Blood' via Xbox Live
Steel Panther Discuss Fornication, How to Pick Up Chicks at the Supermarket + More
August Burns Red to Release Holiday Album
Katatonia vs. Nile - Death Match
Five Finger Death Punch Eyeing January Start for 'American Capitalist' Follow-Up
Behemoth to Work on New Album, Singer Nergal Inks Energy Drink Deal to Help Fight Cancer
Green Day Show Off New Songs During Secret Los Angeles Performance
Children of Bodom to Unleash 'Roadkill' Photo Book, First 666 Copies Sold Will Be Signed
Carnival of Madness Caravan Rolls Into Boston: Review + Exclusive Photos
Slash: Money Would Not Be Determining Factor for a Guns N' Roses Reunion
Linkin Park Talk Longevity + Memorable Touring During Los Angeles 'Town Hall' Session
Australia's 2013 Soundwave Festival to Feature Metallica, Linkin Park, A Perfect Circle, Stone Sour, Anthrax + More
Ted Nugent: Obama Represent Everything Bad About Humanity + Romney All That is Good

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