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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
Behemoth
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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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Lamb of God
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Lamb of God’s Mark Morton Sits Out European Tour with ‘Family Emergency’

Due to a "family emergency," Lamb of God guitarist Mark Morton is currently sitting out the initial dates of the band's European tour.

There's no official word as to how long Morton will be out for, but Lamb of God surprised Austrian fans on Monday night by bringing out Between the Buried and Me guitarist Paul Waggoner to fill in for Morton.

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Krimh
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Former Decapitated Drummer Krimh Posts Audition Videos for Slipknot

Slipknot and Decapitated may not have too much in common sonically, but former Decapitated drummer Kerim 'Krimh' Lechner is hoping to become Slipknot's new drummer. The heavy-hitting death metal drummer has uploaded footage of himself playing the Slipknot tracks 'People = S--t' and 'Eyeless' with the hope of getting the attention of the masked Iowa act.

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Paul Stanley
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KISS’ Paul Stanley Addresses Birth Defect + Partial Deafness in New Memoir

KISS guitarist / vocalist Paul Stanley has finally penned his official autobiography. 'Face the Music: A Life Exposed' will see an April 22 release, and along with plenty of triumphant stories of rock stardom, Stanley addresses his struggles with Grade 3 Microtia and deafness in his right ear.

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Mitch Lucker
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Suicide Silence Releases Documentary of Late Mitch Lucker [Video]

Suicide Silence has just released a 30-minute documentary on the life of late vocalist Mitch Lucker.

Posted on Wednesday. the film shines a light on one of death core's most beloved vocalists, featuring early footage of the musician along with interviews with his bandmates and family.

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Nightwish
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Nightwish and Former Member Anette Olzon Trade Barbs on Singer’s Exit

Former Nightwish vocalist Anette Olzon just dropped a huge bombshell about her exit from the Finnish symphonic metal act. In a new interview, Olzon claims she was unceremoniously fired from the band and likens her departure from Nightwish to that of original vocalist Tarja Turunen.

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Aidan and Steel Panther
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11-Year-Old Guitar Phenom Shreds Onstage With Steel Panther

Steel Panther guitarist Satchel is one of the most talented shredders in heavy metal, but his days may be numbered. On Dec. 19, 11-year-old Aidan Fisher challenged Satchel to a shred-off in Kansas City during Steel Panther's performance at the Midland Theater. Fisher wowed the audience with his abilities and probably even stole most of Satchel's groupies after the show.

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Judas Priest
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Judas Priest Confirms 2014 Release for New Album

British metal legends Judas Priest want to wish their fans a very merry Christmas, and they did so by sharing some of the best news Priest fans could hope for. In the band's Christmas message, Judas Priest confirmed that a new album will see the light of day in 2014!

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