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Black Label Society Unleash ‘My Dying Time’ Single

Black Label Society have just released the first song from their highly anticipated 'Catacombs of the Black Vatican' album, which is the 10th BLS studio disc. The track 'My Dying Time' (hear above) is up for your listening pleasure and can even be owned right now by pre-ordering 'Catacombs of the Black Vatican' via iTunes.

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Slayer, Pantera, Megadeth, Anthrax Members + More Rock Metal Masters 5 [Videos]

Last night (Jan. 22), metalheads were treated to the fifth installment of Metal Masters. Boasting a lineup of brilliant musicians, the 11 legendary players tore through 22 songs for a captivated Anaheim, Calif., audience. If you were unable to check out Metal Masters 5 in person, no worries! We've got some fan-filmed footage to share with you here.

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Pantera to Release 20th Anniversary Edition of ‘Far Beyond Driven’

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Pantera's seventh studio album, 'Far Beyond Driven,' a new two-disc edition of the record will soon hit shelves. The upcoming anniversary edition of 'Far Beyond Driven,' due March 25, will include a newly remastered version of the original recordings along with a new live performance from the 1994 Monsters of Rock Festival.

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Zakk Wylde
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Black Label Society Reveal Album Art + Track Listing for ‘Catacombs of the Black Vatican’

Metal fans are buzzing for the new Black Label Society album, 'Catacombs of the Black Vatican,' which is set to hit stores on April 8. In preparation for the album's release, Black Label Society have just unveiled the first single, album art and track listing for their 10th studio album.

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Steel Panther Bust Out Music Video for New Track ‘The Burden of Being Wonderful’

 

It's rare that a band opens themselves up so publicly to reveal such a deeply personal piece of art. The always introspective Steel Panther have just unveiled such honesty in the new track 'The Burden of Being Wonderful,' which will appear on the heavy metal act's third studio album, 'All You Can Eat.'

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Maynard James Keenan
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Maynard James Keenan Gets Inked With Elaborate Arm Tattoo

Maynard James Keenan once said, "F--- your tattoos," in a little song called 'Ænima,' but the vocalist hasn't let that statement stop him from getting some ink of his own. Maynard has sported a few tats for a while now, but the musician / cult leader has just gotten himself an entire half-sleeve on his right arm.

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Motorhead Manager on Lemmy’s Health: ‘He Has Great Days and Then He F—s It Up’

Legendary Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister has been battling various health-related issues over the past year, leaving many fans worried about the beloved musician. Conflicting reports on Lemmy's health have been surfacing ever since, and in a new interview, Motorhead manager Todd Singerman has detailed how Lemmy has been "up and down."

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Lamb of God’s ‘As the Palaces Burn’ Czech Trial Documentary to Premiere Feb. 16 in Philadelphia

The story of Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe's Czech arrest, imprisonment and manslaughter trial is finally set to be told. The band's 'As the Palaces Burn' documentary will debut in Philadelphia on Feb. 16 and will be shown in over 350 theaters worldwide shortly after.

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Thai Black Metal Musician Apparently Murdered; Satanic Fan Confesses to Crime via Facebook

This story is not for the faint of heart. Samong Traisattha, vocalist for Thai black metal band Surrender of Divinity, was allegedly murdered on Jan. 8. According to various sources, the deceased musician's widow, Jaruvan Surapol, named fan Prakarn Harnphanbusakorn as the key suspect.

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Behemoth, Goatwhore, 1349, Inquisition + More Confirmed for 2014 Metal Alliance Tour

The Metal Alliance tour is quickly becoming one of the most essential metal experiences in North America. Last year, the tour was heavy on thrash, but in 2014, the theme is black metal. Behemoth have just been announced as the tour's headlining act with Goatwhore, 1349, Inquisition and Black Crown Initiate supporting.

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