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Children of Bodom
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Children of Bodom Announce 2014 North American Tour With Týr

Heads up! We've got all the info for one of the biggest North American tours scheduled for 2014. Finnish metal heroes Children of Bodom are set to invade North America once again next year, bringing folk metal band Týr along with them, along with more special guests yet to be announced.

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Mick Mars
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Mick Mars Restates That His Health Is Not the Reason for Motley Crue’s Upcoming Farewell

The topic of Motley Crue guitarist Mick Mars' health has been a talking point amongst fans for a very long time. Within the past few years, various members of Motley Crue have noted Mars' condition as the reason they will soon call it quits, but Mick Mars has denounced these statements yet again.

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Marilyn Manson
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Marilyn Manson Makes Uncomfortable Guest Spot on ‘Talking Dead’

Last night (Oct. 27), another awesome episode of 'The Walking Dead' hit our televisions. Much like the zombies themselves, 'Walking Dead' followers drooled, stumbled and craved blood. In those cases however, it was to catch the show's newest episode, 'Isolation.' Although the highly emotional installment of the AMC original series sparked much fan discussion, Marilyn Manson's appearance on 'Talking Dead' lit up the Internet during its broadcast directly after the latest 'Walking Dead' episode concluded.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
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Mastodon to Unleash ‘Mastodon Live at Brixton’ Audio + Video Releases

Nearly two years ago, Mastodon invaded London's O2 Academy to finish off a world tour. The band's sold-out performance lured in a great mass of metal fans, who erupted for the Southern metallers from beginning to end. Thankfully, those unable to attend will be able to experience the show this holiday season, as Mastodon will unveil the audio and video editions of the gig digitally on Dec. 10.

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire
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AFI’s Davey Havok Plays Wikipedia Fact or Fiction: Family, Fashion, the Misfits + More

AFI's Davey Havok dropped by our studio recently for an exclusive interview. The singer spoke to us about AFI's new album 'Burials,' which came out Oct. 22, but he also gave us a bit more of his time to participate in a game of 'Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?'

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Killer Be Killed
Nuclear Blast
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Soulfly, Dillinger Escape Plan, Mastodon + Mars Volta Members Announce Killer Be Killed Album

There's been a mysterious and exciting vibe revolving around the new project launched by Soulfly's Max Cavalera, the Dillinger Escape Plan's Greg Puciato, Mastodon's Troy Sanders and former Mars Volta drummer Dave Elitch. The new band has been dubbed Killer Be Killed, and the group have finally released some juicy details on their 2014 debut album.

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Phil Anselmo
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Phil Anselmo, Scott Ian + Mike Muir Get Animated in Delicious Video ‘Cooking Hostile’

Want a double shot of metal hilarity? Check out the first full episode of 'Cooking Hostile,' an online animated clip that takes Pantera / Down legend Phil Anselmo and sticks him into the world of culinary arts. Along with Anthrax's Scott Ian and Suicidal Tendencies' Mike Muir, Phil Anselmo's music is re-invented with hit after hit of food-based parody.

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Skeletonwitch
Prosthetic
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Skeletonwitch’s Scott Hedrick on ‘Serpents Unleashed,’ Disneyland Ban + More

A decade into their career, Skeletonwitch are running stronger than ever. The band is living proof that hard work will bring you success if you've got the belly for it. Of course, solid material is important as well and Skeletonwitch will release their fifth studio album, 'Serpents Unleashed,' on Oct. 29. We recently had a chat with guitarist Scott Hedrick to delve into all things Skeletonwitch.

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Hardcore EDM Dance Band
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Hardcore Band Doesn’t Pay Recording Bill, Engineer Turns Song Into Electronic Dance Music

"Living well is the best revenge?" Nope! As this brilliant producer just taught us, the best revenge against someone who has wronged you is to embarrass them in front of the entire world. After a young hardcore band, Altitudes, failed to pay this studio engineer for recording sessions, the man behind the board took one of the group's tracks and turned it into electronic dance music!

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All Shall Perish
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All Shall Perish: We Were Forced to ‘Fire’ Eddie Hermida After He Joined Suicide Silence

Ever since deathcore vocalist Eddie Hermida departed from All Shall Perish to focus on becoming the new frontman of Suicide Silence, fans of both bands have been waiting for the full story to unveil itself. This week, Hermida presented his viewpoint publicly for the first time, and now, All Shall Perish bassist and founding member Mike Tiner has revealed a very different story.

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Slayer
Tim Tronckoe
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Slayer to Perform ‘Old School’ Set on Fall North American Tour

A few days ago, Slayer announced that they would be performing a singular "Old School Slayer Night" performance at the Hollywood Palladium. However, after initial rehearsals, Slayer have decided to bring the old-school set to every concert on their current North American tour!

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