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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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Black Label Society Reveals Details for ‘Catacombs of the Black Vatican’

Metal fans are buzzing for the new Black Label Society album, 'Catacombs of the Black Vatican,' 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 Busts Out Vid for New Track ‘The Burden of Being Wonderful’ [Video]

 

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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Lamb of God’s ‘As the Palaces Burn’ Czech Trial Documentary Premieres 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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Motorhead Manager on Lemmy’s Health: ‘He Has Great Days and Then He F—- 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.

In an interview, Motorhead manager Todd Singerman detailed how Lemmy has been "up and down."

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Suicide Silence Guitarist: It Took Our Singer Dying for Us to ‘Get Our Heads Out of Our Ass’

Suicide Silence publicly announced they would carry on as a band nearly a year after vocalist Mitch Lucker lost his life after a motorcycle crash. Recruiting All Shall Perish vocalist Eddie Hermida as the group's new frontman, the band is currently writing their fourth studio album, and guitarist Chris Garza recently spoke about the decision to carry on.

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Jane’s Addiction on Hiatus as Perry Farrell Works on EDM Musical About Thai Sex + Drug Trade

Jane's Addiction have experienced their share of downtime during their career, but they've been on a pretty good roll as of late. However, according to singer Perry Farrell, the alt-rock giants are on hiatus once again.

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‘That Metal Show’ Opens with Avenged Sevenfold, Black Label Society and Five Finger Death Punch Performers

Season 13 of 'That Metal Show' will premiere Jan. 18 on VH1 Classic. The first episode of the season will welcome Avenged Sevenfold's M. ShadowsBlack Label Society's Zakk Wylde and Five Finger Death Punch's Jason Hook.

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Testament Bassist Greg Christian Leaves, Replaced by Steve DiGiorgio

Surprising news coming out of the Testament camp.

The legendary thrash band has parted ways with longtime bassist Greg Christian. However, in true Testament fashion, when one member goes, a musician of the highest caliber comes in to fill the spot. Iconic Death / Sadus bassist Steve DiGiorgio, who had a previous stint in Testament, has been tapped as the band's new bassist.

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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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