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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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Metallica’s Rob Trujillo: 2014 Will Be All About Making a New Album

Metallica have been firing on all cylinders recently when it comes to their workload. The legendary thrash band has put a tremendous amount of energy into two years of their Orion Music + More Festival along with creating the soon-to-be-released 3D film 'Metallica: Through the Never.' Despite Metallica's work ethic, bassist Rob Trujillo admitted recently that all of the band's side projects have "sidetracked" plans for a new album.

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Iron Maiden Rep: Bruce Dickinson Is Not Involved in Developing Drones for U.S. Military

Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson has a rich history in the field of aviation, but the iconic singer has been accused of accepting a deal with the U.S. military to develop 'lighter-than-air' drones. Dickinson has since denied the accusations, but according to another news source, the alleged contract could be worth anything up to $500 million.

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Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows Responds to Machine Head Frontman’s ‘Blatant Jackery’ Claim

Earlier this week, Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn slammed Avenged Sevenfold and their new album 'Hail to the King.' Calling 'Hail to the King' a "covers album," Flynn channeled his inner David Letterman to construct a Top 10 list of jokes about Avenged Sevenfold's latest record, in the process accusing A7X of "blatant jackery" of Metallica, Megadeth and Guns N' Roses songs. Having seen the list, Avenged vocalist M. Shadows has offered a retort in Flynn's direction.

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12-Year Anniversary of 9/11: Rockers Remember

Today marks the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Just like individuals from any profession, many members of the rock + metal community are paying their respects to all who were affected by the tragedies that struck New York City, the Pentagon and United Airlines Flight 93.

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Nine Inch Nails Release Live EP via Spotify

Nine Inch Nails may have just released their first new full-length album in five years, 'Hesitation Marks,' but Trent Reznor and co. aren't finished just yet with 2013 releases. The iconic industrial act have revealed a live, four track EP available exclusively via Spotify.

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Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe Opens Up on Past Struggles with Alcohol and Drugs

Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe was found not guilty of manslaughter charges earlier this year by a Czech court, but the controversial trial wasn't the first time Blythe's life was in jeopardy. Blythe has struggled in the past with addiction to pills and alcohol, and in a new interview, the Lamb of God frontman opened up about overcoming those demons.

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Machine Head’s Robb Flynn Calls Avenged Sevenfold’s ‘Hail to the King’ a ‘Covers Album’

Avenged Sevenfold stormed to the top of the Billboard 200 album chart with their latest full-length disc, 'Hail to the King.' The rabid dedication of Avenged Sevenfold fans has shown itself once again, but not everyone is raising their voice to congratulate the hard rock / heavy metal act on their No. 1 album. In fact, Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn wrote a lengthy, highly critical and pretty amusing article on Avenged Sevenfold's "blatant jackery" of material from other acts.

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Carcass Stream ‘Surgical Steel’ Album in Full

It's been a long, long 17 years since British extreme metal pioneers Carcass released a full-length album. Longtime fans are ready to sink their teeth into some new Carcass material and although Sept. 13 is the official release date for 'Surgical Steel,' you can hear the entire album right now.

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Korn Beat the Clock in ‘Never Never’ Video

Korn have just released an official music video for 'Never Never,' the first single from the band's 11th studio album, 'The Paradigm Shift.' The video also marks the return of guitarist Brian 'Head' Welch, who recently reunited with the group after a 10-year absence.

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Nicolas Cage Digs Black Metal Acts Darkthrone and Satyricon

 

Nicolas Cage has played a flaming skull on a motorcycle and starred in a film called 'The Wicker Man' (Up the Irons!), which gives him a some metal cred. However, his connection to metal goes beyond those acting roles. According to Cage's son, who is a known black metal musician, the Oscar-winning thespian has a taste for the corpse-painted genre.

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