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Riot Founder Mark Reale Passes Away

According to a post on heavy metal band Riot’s official Facebook page, Mark Reale, founder and guitarist for the band, has passed away after a serious illness. Their official statement reads as follows:

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Barren Earth Reveals Album Art and Track Listing

Finnish progressive metallers Barren Earth have released the artwork for their sophomore album The Devil’s Resolve. The artwork comes courtesy of American graphic designer Paul Romano, who has worked with renowned metal artists such as Mastodon, Hate Eternal, and A Life Once Lost.

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Tony Iommi Diagnosed With Lymphoma

Black Sabbath (from left to right: Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward.) According to Black Sabbath‘s official Facebook page, legendary guitarist Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with the early stages of lymphoma. This news comes just a few months after Black Sabbath announced their reunion and plans to record a new album, their first in over three decades.

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Bandhappy To Launch Registration Privileges Tomorrow

Bandhappy, the first ever live online and in-person music education service, will open its doors to the public at 11am Eastern time tomorrow, January 5, 2012. Lessons will begin as student accounts are activated on Monday, January 9th. Due to overwhelming demand (thousands of students have requested lessons so far), Bandhappy is currently approving students on a rolling basis. The

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Lacuna Coil Launches Second Teaser Clip

Dark Adrenaline album artwork Lacuna Coil has launched the second in a series of six teaser videos, all of which offer fans additional insight on their upcoming album Dark Adrenaline. Their sixth full-length studio album will be released to the American masses on January 24th, just two days before the Italian gothic metal band comes to North America as a

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Onslaught Confirms Upcoming North American Tour

British thrash veterans Onslaught will embark on their very first headlining North American tour in mid-March 2012. The band will be supported by Los Angeles thrashers Evildead on some West Coast dates and ex-Venom supergroup M-pire Of Evil over the whole tour.

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R.I.P. David Gold, Woods Of Ypres Frontman

Late last night, a car accident claimed the life of David Gold, frontman of Canadian doom metal band Woods Of Ypres. Earache Records, via Facebook and Twitter, was the first to report on the accident, which took place near Barrie, Ontario. A memorial gathering will take place in Gold’s hometown of Sault Sainte Marie, but further details about the arrangement

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Riot Founder Mark Reale Passes Away

According to a post on heavy metal band Riot’s official Facebook page, Mark Reale, founder and guitarist for the band, has passed away after a

New Christian Mistress Track Streaming on NPR

“Black To Gold,” a track off of traditional heavy metal band Christian Mistress‘s upcoming album Possession, has made its premiere on National Public Radio!

Barren Earth Reveals Album Art and Track Listing

Finnish progressive metallers Barren Earth have released the artwork for their sophomore album The Devil’s Resolve. The artwork comes courtesy of American graphic designer Paul

Tony Iommi Diagnosed With Lymphoma

Black Sabbath (from left to right: Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward.) According to Black Sabbath‘s official Facebook page, legendary guitarist Tony Iommi

Lacuna Coil Launches Second Teaser Clip

Dark Adrenaline album artwork Lacuna Coil has launched the second in a series of six teaser videos, all of which offer fans additional insight on