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Mastodon Debut New Music During Austin SXSW Performance

During their South by Southwest performance, Mastodon gave concert debuts to 'Show Yourself,' 'Andromeda' and 'Sultan's Curse.'

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Adam Berry, Getty Images / Chad Childers, Loudwire
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Watch Motorhead’s Mikkey Dee Pay First Visit to Lemmy Kilmister Statue at Rainbow Bar and Grill

For the first time since its unveiling in August, Mikkey Dee paid a visit to the statue of his old bandmate Lemmy at the Rainbow on the Sunset Strip.

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Win Free Tickets to See Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold, and Volbeat in Detroit

Wednesday, July 12th, METALLICA hits Comerica Park in Detroit, with special guests AVENGED SEVENFOLD, and VOLBEAT! This Worldwired tour show goes on sale this Friday at 10am!

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Brad Barket / Raphael Dias / Charley Gallay, Getty Images
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Most Anticipated Upcoming Hard Rock + Metal Albums of 2017

With another year of hard rock and metal to look forward to, Loudwire is keeping track of the Most Anticipated Hard Rock + Metal Albums of 2017

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Category: Metal, Music
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In Flames live at KST (photo Johnnie Walker)
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In Flames Brought the Swedish Metal Back to Michigan

Last week, In Flames brought some noisy metal back to Kalamazoo, while on tour with Hellyeah, From Ashes to New, and Source. I've been a fan of In Flames since I heard Colony a long time ago, so I've been looking forward to the show for a while now. They did not disappoint.

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Some GRD Winners Meeting Hellyeah
Some GRD Winners Meeting Hellyeah (photo Johnnie Walker)
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Hellyeah Made Everyone at Kalamazoo State Theater Feel 15 Again

Thursday night, December 1st, Hellyeah hit the Kalamazoo State Theater with In Flames, From Ashes to New, and Source, for an amazing metal show. All four bands kicked ass, and the crowd was having a great time, singing along, moshing, crowd surfing...everything a good metal show should have!

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Source live in Kalamazoo (photo Johnnie Walker)
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From Ashes to New and Source Rocked Kalamazoo with In Flames and Hellyeah

On Thursday night, December 1st, I drove down to Kalamazoo to see some great bands at the Kalamazoo State Theater. Really nice theater, and I've been a fan of In Flames since I first heard Colony. Their new album, Battles, came out last month, and they're touring the US with Hellyeah, From Ashes to New, and Source.

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Unboxing the WGRD Metallica Hardwired Grand Prize

Today, I received all the Metallica CDs for all the Metallica winners, as well as the Grand Prize package, including the turntable, vinyl, autographed stuff, and more! Let's check it out!

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Metallica Will Release All the New Album Music Videos Today and Tomorrow-UPDATED

97.9 WGRD and Metallica are counting down to the new Metallica album, Hardwired...to Self-Destruct, which comes out Friday. Metallica has filmed videos for every song on the album, and they're going to help all of us be ready, by releasing ALL THE MUSIC VIDEOS today and tomorrow!

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Anders Friden of In Flames Talks New Album and West Michigan Concert

Today, I got to speak with the singer of a band I've been a fan of for quite some time, In Flames! Anders called to talk about the new album, Battles, the show coming up December 1st with Hellyeah, and their new drummer.

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Beartooth Got Aggressive at the Orbit Room Sunday Night

Sunday night, Beartooth brought the Aggressive tour back to Grand Rapids, at the Orbit Room, with special guests, Every Time I Die, Fit For a King, and Old Wounds. Great, heavy show for Grand Rapids!

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GRD’s Countdown to Metallica’s New Album Hardwired…to Self Destruct

Beginning Monday, and every weekday through November 18th, GRD is getting you ready for the new Metallica album, Hardwired...the Self-Destruct, by hooking you up with Metallica music! Win albums from the Metallica catalog each day, and you could win an awesome Metallica Grand Prize!

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