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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
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Opeth’s Mikael Akerfeldt Plays ‘Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?’

This week's edition of 'Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?' features one of modern metal's greatest frontmen, Opeth's Mikael Akerfeldt. Having also led death metal giants Bloodbath and experimental act Storm Corrosion, Akerfeldt has left a giant impact on music, so we invited the multitalented frontman to partake in a game of 'Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?'.

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Longtime Bad Religion Guitarist Greg Hetson Confirms Departure From Band

Longtime Bad Religion guitarist Greg Hetson has confirmed that he is no longer part of the legendary punk band. Fans have been speculating about Hetson's status in the band since last year, and although Bad Religion have yet to release an official statement, Hetson confirmed his departure via Twitter.

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Former Misfits Singer Glenn Danzig Suing Bassist Jerry Only for Trademark Infringement

According to various sources, former Misfits frontman Glenn Danzig is suing current Misfits bassist Jerry Only over rights to a lucrative merchandising deal with Hot Topic. Additionally, Danzig claims that Jerry Only registered trademarks "for everything Misfits-related in 2000" behind the singer's back.

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Loudwire’s #ScreamForJeff Slayer Campaign Gets Huge Worldwide Response [Watch]

Thanks to all the fans who watched our video, shared our video and made their own video yelling "SLAYER!," Loudwire's #ScreamForJeff campaign was a huge success. To celebrate your participation, we're proud to share just a small percentage of the many Jeff Hanneman memorial videos posted online by Slayer superfans (watch below).

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Scott Ian Talks ‘Speaking Words’ One Man Show + New Anthrax Album [Exclusive Video]

At the B.B. King's Blues Club in New York, we were given some time with Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian just before Ian took the stage for his 'Speaking Words' one man show. The metal legend sat down with us to talk about his new endeavor and the latest on Anthrax's next album.

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Scorpions Drummer Sentenced to One Month in Jail For Dubai Airport Incident

Scorpions drummer James Kottak has found himself in lots of trouble after an incident following a Gulf Air flight from Moscow to Dubai. According to sources, Kottak was arrested earlier this month for being drunk shortly after landing in Dubai. Kottak also reportedly shouted derogatory remarks at passengers and pulling his pants down to "moon" others at the airport. As a result, Kottak has been sentenced to one month in jail.

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Billy Corgan Reveals Title + Track Listing for Smashing Pumpkins’ Ninth Studio Album

Big news for Smashing Pumpkins fans. In an official post from frontman Billy Corgan, the Pumpkins are in the final stretch of finishing up studio album No. 9. Additionally, Corgan has revealed that the album will be titled 'Monuments to an Elegy,' along with unveiling its track listing.

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Mastodon Reveal ‘Once More ‘Round the Sun’ Release Date, Album Art + Track List

Finally!!! After a long buildup which left fans drooling for more, Mastodon have just unveiled full release details for their sixth studio album, 'Once More 'Round the Sun.' The full track listing is now available for your eyes to gaze upon, and fans will rest a little easier knowing that 'Once More 'Round the Sun' will drop on June 24.

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Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, the Faceless + More Confirmed for 2014 Summer Slaughter Tour

The annual Summer Slaughter tour has long earned the distinction to call itself "the most extreme tour of the year." Every year, we look forward to learning the lineup for Summer Slaughter, and once again, the news has placed Chelsea grins on our metalhead faces.

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