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Graham "Gruhamed" Hartmann is a 27 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
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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 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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Between the Buried and Me
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Between the Buried and Me Unleash New DVD of Intimate Take on ‘The Parallax II: Future Sequence’

Between the Buried and Me have officially announced the release of a new DVD. Instead of going with the classic method of performing live at a prestigious venue or festival, BTBAM are aiming to create an intimate experience, playing 'The Parallax II: Future Sequence' from front to back in a small studio space.

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Motorhead Legos
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‘Ace of Spades’ Performed by Lego Motorhead [Video]

'The Lego Movie' has been crushing it at the box office and the critical acclaim has been basically unanimous. With the world currently going crazy about Legos, it's only fitting that we share this awesome video combining Legos with Motorhead's 'Ace of Spades.'

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Bill Ward
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Black Sabbath’s Bill Ward: ‘It’s Exhilarating to Be Back with the Living’

Former Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward has struggled with a few health issues lately, but the man is healing up and will soon sit behind the kit once again. In a new update from Ward himself, the drummer writes about shoulder surgery, contracting perforated diverticulitis, rehab and when exactly he plans on being back.

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Paul Stanley
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Kiss’ Paul Stanley Not Big on Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nomination

You'd think after over 40 years of making music, rock legends KISS would be over the moon about their upcoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. This may be the case for some members, but not Paul Stanley. In fact, the KISS legend goes as far to say, "Was it an honor to be nominated? No."

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Devin Townsend Reveals Plans for ‘Ziltoid’ Sequel

From the twisted mind of the one and only Devin Townsend, the follow-up to 'Ziltoid the Omniscient' is coming soon. Fans have been begging for the return of their favorite coffee-drinking extraterrestrial, and finally, Townsend will begin dedicating his time to 'Z2' as he enters the studio in May.

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Slipknot, Dead Kennedys Members and Others Recruited for Teenage Time Killer

One of the most mysterious and potentially eclectic projects set to launch soon is Teenage Time Killer.

Corrosion of Conformity members Mike Dean and Reed Mullin revealed last year that Lamb of God's Randy Blythe and Foo Fighters legend Dave Grohl would be a part of the musical gathering, but in a new update, a baffling amount of talented people have been recruited to add their talents to Teenage Time Killer.

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Limp Bizkit vs. Thomas the Tank Engine
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Mashup of Limp Bizkit’s ‘Break Stuff’ and ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’ Theme Will Crack You Up

No matter how bad your day has been, this mashup is going to make you laugh. 'Thomas the Tank Engine' is a staple for kids, but it's never been presented quite like this. In this video recently posted to YouTube, the theme for 'Thomas the Tank Engine' has been masterfully mixed with the Limp Bizkit rage anthem 'Break Stuff.'

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