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Graham "Gruhamed" Hartmann is a 26 year-old music addict with a taste for punk, metal and the touch of a keyboard. He is the current Senior Writer for Loudwire. Graham has been active in the music and entertainment industries since college, having worked for Metal Injection, Earache Records, The End Records, The Opie and Anthony Show and the Le Scandal Burlesque Show as a musician and stage manager. Favorite bands: The Ramones, Iron Maiden, Strike Anywhere, Poison the Well, Tool, Puscifer, Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Bad Religion, Rufio, Salome, Shining, Descendents, Gwar, System of a Down, The Beatles, Suffocation, Bloodbath, Polaris, Mark Mulcahy, Nirvana, Dead Kennedys ---> www.facebook.com/gruhamed
Kirk Hammett
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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett: ‘We’re Just a Little Thrash Band From San Francisco’

Kirk Hammett may play guitar for metal's most successful band, but the Metallica shredder remains humble to this day. In a new interview with Hammett, the guitarist puts Metallica's success into perspective while claiming that the titans are "just a little thrash band from San Francisco."

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Tool
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Is Tool’s New Album Already Recorded?

Update: Tool guitarist Adam Jones has publicly claimed that his comment about the band's new record being done was simply a joke:

It's been almost eight full years since Tool gifted fans with '10,000 Days' back in 2006, and ever since, followers of the massively successful band have been praying for a new record. There have been tons of small updates on the progress of Tool's fifth full-length album in the past couple of years, but in a new report, a reliable source has written that Tool may be "100 percent done" with the record.

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Zakk Wylde
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Zakk Wylde Talks ‘Catacombs of the Black Vatican’

When it comes to interviews, Zakk Wylde is all business. We invited the Black Label Society frontman to our studio to learn about the band's ninth studio album, 'Catacombs of the Black Vatican,' along with everything Zakk Wylde. It didn't take long for Wylde to open up, enlightening us about the courage it takes to get in bed with a woman, the pain of masturbatory accidents + much more.

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Autopsy
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Autopsy to Unleash New Album ‘Tourniquets, Hacksaws and Graves’ in April

California death metal legends Autopsy have revealed details for their seventh studio album, 'Tourniquets, Hacksaws and Graves.' The gore-obsessed foursome released 'The Headless Ritual' last year, but the group has taken no time at all to craft 'Tourniquets, Hacksaws and Graves,' which will brutalize fans beginning April 29.

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SlashOzzy
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Ozzy Osbourne to Perform with Slash + Receive Award at 10th Annual MusiCares Benefit Concert

Legendary Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne will be honored at the 10th anniversary MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert on May 12. At the special event, Osbourne will receive the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for the Sabbath singer's commitment to helping individuals who have struggled with addiction.

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Lamb of God Randy Blythe
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Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe Composing Music for Richmond Ballet

Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe has been a busy man since being acquitted of manslaughter charges in the Czech Republic last year. Having toured extensively with Lamb of God since then and just releasing the 'As the Palaces Burn' documentary about the trial, Blythe is directing his talents toward a more "highbrow" audience, composing a piece of music for the Richmond Ballet.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
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Devin Townsend Reaches ‘Casualties of Cool’ Crowd-Funding Goal in Five Hours

Another victory for crowd-funded projects has been added to the list. In this instance, musical mastermind Devin Townsend reached out to fans for raise money for Townsend's 'Casualties of Cool' project. In phenomenal form, Townsend reached his full goal in only five hours thanks to the musician's die-hard fans, and now is at more than 250 percent of his goal with plenty of days left in the campaign.

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Tim Lambesis
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Tim Lambesis Pleads Guilty to Murder-For-Hire Charges, Faces Up to 9 Years in Prison

As I Lay Dying vocalist Tim Lambesis pleaded guilty today, Feb. 25, to solicitation of murder for his role in a murder-for-hire plot to kill his estranged wife, who is also the mother of Lambesis' three adopted children. As a result of his guilty plea, Lambesis may be facing nine years in prison and a $10,000 fine, according to ABC 10 News in San Diego. He will be formally sentenced on May 2, reports Lambgoat.

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Metal Proposal
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Metalhead Proposes to Girlfriend Onstage at Amon Amarth Show [Video]

If your girlfriend is happy to spend Valentine's Day seeing Amon Amarth, Enslaved + Skeletonwitch live, you've got yourself a keeper. Obviously, this dude already knew that, so to make Valentine's Day even more special / metal, he proposed to his girlfriend onstage at the show.

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Avenged Sevenfold
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Avenged Sevenfold Announce 2014 North American Tour With Hellyeah

Avenged Sevenfold have just announced the North American 'Shepherd of Fire Tour' for spring 2014. With a trip across the continent that will last just over a month, Avenged will begin their run on April 12 and conclude the tour on May 17 with a headlining set at the Rock on the Range Festival. Hellyeah will provide direct support on A7X's headlining dates.

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