Sam Roon

RANDY BLYTHE ARREST / CHARGES UPDATE

So the metal world is up in arms about all this Randy Blythe business, and while the rumor mill turns, Management wanted to correct some false statements.  So as to not do the telephone game thing I’m posting the information word for word: “LAMB OF GOD management will be issuing an official statement on Monday regarding the charges made against

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LAMB OF GOD’S RANDY BLYTHE ACCUSED OF MANSLAUGHTER, MANAGEMENT MAKES STATEMENT

In light of the accusations against Lamb Of God vocalist Randy Blythe, Lamb Of God’s management released a semi-official statement regarding the circumstances of the 2010 incident in Prague that resulted in the death of a concertgoer: “LAMB OF GOD management will be issuing an official statement on Monday regarding the charges made against singer Randy Blythe. As no formal

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DECIBEL DOES CORRECTLY WHAT REVOLVER MAGAZINE BOTCHED WITH TODAY’S ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE INAUGURAL “WOMEN IN METAL” ISSUE

Revolver Magazine does a feature that exploits women and showcases them as objects instead of musicians.  Metal Mark will at least entertain the idea, and I have a history of nearly burning some major connections by standing up vocally against it. There are bands out there who are absolutely terrible musicians and only sign record deals and get booking agents

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BEHEMOTH CONFIRMED FOR PARTY SAN OPEN AIR FESTIVAL

On August 11, Behemoth will play at Germany’s Party San Open Air Festival. The band is covering for Deicide, who, due to circumstances beyond their control, had to cancel all of their European tour dates. They’ll share the stage with Immortal, Toxic Holocaust, Ghost Brigade, Warbringer, and several others (check out the roster on Party San’s official website). If you

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DECIBEL MAGAZINE’S “WOMEN IN METAL” ISSUE ON NEWSSTANDS NOW

August’s issue of Decibel Magazine, featuring Kylesa‘s Laura Pleasants, Royal Thunder‘s Mlny Parsonz, and Cretin‘s Marissa Martinez (and they’re all wearing all their clothes! glory be!) on the cover, is finally in stores! The “Women In Metal” issue features a photo session with the three covergirls as well as interviews with doom metallers Jucifer, the legendary Doro Pesch, female-fronted death

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DEVILDRIVER SIGNS WITH NAPALM RECORDS

Groove metal veterans DevilDriver and Austrian record label Napalm Records have officially joined forces! The band signed a worldwide record deal with Napalm and has tentative plans to release a 2013 album through the label. Frontman Dez Fafara (formerly of the now-defunct Coal Chamber) had this to say about the new deal: “”I am proud to announce DevilDriver’s new partnership

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KILL DEVIL HILL TO EMBARK ON SUMMER TOUR

Photo credit: Alex Solca Brand-new supergroup Kill Devil Hill have confirmed several upcoming North American tour dates starting in August. The band just released their self-titled debut through Steamhammer/SPV last month and recently released a video for their single “Strange.” Featuring former members of Black Sabbath, Pissing Razors, W.A.S.P., and Pantera, Kill Devil Hill (named for the town of Kill

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ELUVEITIE TO RELEASE “THE EARLY YEARS” THIS SUMMER

It’s hard to believe that it was a decade ago that Eluveitie started setting the folk metal world on fire, but alas — the band is celebrating their 10th anniversary by releasing a 2-CD Digipak bundle called The Early Years. Among other exciting tidbits of the band’s history (including their first full-length album Spirit), the collection will contain a re-recorded

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RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER – NEW ALBUM OUT TODAY AND STREAMING ON METALSUCKS

Philadelphia death/thrash veterans Rumpelstiltskin Grinder have released their third full-length album, Ghostmaker, via Candlelight Records. The album is now available throughout North America for purchase, and if you want to check it out before you spend your hard-earned money, MetalSucks.net has it streaming for a limited time. The band has been around for ten years now, and they just keep

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RANDY BLYTHE ARREST / CHARGES UPDATE

So the metal world is up in arms about all this Randy Blythe business, and while the rumor mill turns, Management wanted to correct some

DEVILDRIVER SIGNS WITH NAPALM RECORDS

Groove metal veterans DevilDriver and Austrian record label Napalm Records have officially joined forces! The band signed a worldwide record deal with Napalm and has

KILL DEVIL HILL TO EMBARK ON SUMMER TOUR

Photo credit: Alex Solca Brand-new supergroup Kill Devil Hill have confirmed several upcoming North American tour dates starting in August. The band just released their