Here's a look at the top stories of the day on Loudwire and around the Web:

- Exclusive: Slayer Hope to Unveil Never-Before-Heard Jeff Hanneman Material on Next Album: [Loudwire]

- Epica Frontwoman Simone Simons and Kamelot Keyboardist Oliver Palotai Welcome Baby Boy: [Loudwire]

- Greatest Metal Bassist, Quarterfinals - Vote! [Loudwire]

- 10 Songs to Scare Off Trick-or-Treaters: [Loudwire]

- Favorite Slayer ‘Reign in Blood’ Song – Readers Poll: [Noisecreep]

- 10 Best Pantera Lyrics: [Noisecreep]

- Iron Maiden Played to More Than a Million Fans on 2013 Tour: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- 35 Years Ago: Judas Priest Release Their Fifth Album - with Two Different Names: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- Cage the Elephant Discuss New Album ‘Melophobia,’ Touring With Muse + the Poetry of Everyday Life: []