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Lacuna Coil
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Lacuna Coil’s Cristina Scabbia: ‘2013 Hasn’t Exactly Been a Piece of Cake for Me’

Last week, it was revealed that Lacuna Coil had backed out of the 2014 ShipRocked Cruise. The band cited "very serious personal family matters" as the reason for pulling out, and in a new open letter posted today (Dec. 31) from vocalist Cristina Scabbia, we may have a better understanding as to why Lacuna Coil decided to skip the rock cruise.

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Corey Taylor of Slipknot
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Corey Taylor: Slipknot Are Not Falling Apart

Although Slipknot recently parted ways with drummer Joey Jordison, the band is far from calling it a day. Slipknot fans are about has dedicated as they come, so vocalist Corey Taylor took a moment to put any doubts to rest with a tweet reinforcing the band's will to continue, even vowing that "great things are coming" in 2014.

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Mitch Lucker
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Suicide Silence Release 30-Minute Mitch Lucker Documentary

Suicide Silence have just released a 30-minute documentary on the life of late vocalist Mitch Lucker. Posted on Christmas Day, the short film shines a light on one of deathcore's most beloved vocalists, featuring early footage of the musician along with interviews with his bandmates and family.

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Nightwish + 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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Judas Priest
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Judas Priest Confirm 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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Man Apparently Gets Tattoo of Disgraced Rocker Ian Watkins’ Mugshot

We're not quite sure how to react to this, because a decision like this is pretty insane. Although we can't 100-percent confirm that this is real, it seems like someone has tattooed the mugshot of disgraced Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins onto their skin.

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A Day to Remember Get Nostalgic in New Video for ‘Right Back at It Again’

For a decade, A Day to Remember have mixed pop-punk with metalcore and hardcore to concoct an unlikely blend that has won over legions of fans. With their latest album 'Common Courtesy,' ADTR have come out swinging yet again, and the group has just put out an awesome video for 'Right Back at it Again.'

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Lostprophets Ian Watkins
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Lostprophets’ Ian Watkins Jokes His Child Sex Crimes Were ‘Mega Lolz’

Lostprophets singer and convicted pedophile Ian Watkins pleaded guilty to 13 sex crime counts on Nov. 26. He was handed a lengthy sentence earlier today (Dec. 18), but in the time span between his guilty plea and returning to court for sentencing, Watkins had two disgusting phone calls from prison, joking around about the many atrocities he committed against children.

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Anthrax
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Anthrax’s Scott Ian Reacts to 2014 Grammy Nomination for Cover of AC/DC’s ‘T.N.T.’

Another year, another edition of the Grammy Awards. A bunch of great bands were given a Best Metal Performance nomination for the 2014 ceremony. Among the acts nominated are Anthrax, who received the nod for their cover of AC/DC's 'T.N.T.' We caught up with Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian on the phone to get his reaction to the nomination.

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Metallica James Hetfield
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Metallica Issue Downloads of ‘Freeze ‘Em All’ Antarctica Concert

Chances are you didn't get to see Metallica's Antarctica performance in person, but no worries, the band has you covered. Metallica's entire 'Freeze 'Em All' concert is now available for download straight from Metallica themselves. In addition, the band has posted an official recap of the historic concert (watch above).

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