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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 --->
Kimono Kult
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Former Red Hot Chili Peppers / Mars Volta Members Launch New Project Kimono Kult

Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante and At the Drive-In / Mars Volta guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez have teamed up to create the new project Kimono Kult. Both eccentric musicians have put out some odd forms of rock in the past, and from what we've learned about Kimono Kult, it has the potential to out-weird them all.

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M. Shadows / Zakk Wylde
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Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows, Zakk Wylde + More Set for ‘That Metal Show’ Season 13

Season 13 of 'That Metal Show' will premiere Jan. 18 on VH1 Classic. The first episode of the season will welcome Avenged Sevenfold's M. ShadowsBlack Label Society's Zakk Wylde and Five Finger Death Punch's Jason Hook.

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Testament Bassist Greg Christian Exits Band, Replaced by Steve DiGiorgio

Surprising news coming out of the Testament camp. The legendary thrash band has parted ways with longtime bassist Greg Christian. However, in true Testament fashion, when one member goes, a musician of the highest caliber comes in to fill the spot. Iconic Death / Sadus bassist Steve DiGiorgio, who had a previous stint in Testament, has been tapped as the band's new bassist.

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Frank Bello + David Ellefson
Photo Credit: Dana "Distortion" Yavin

Anthrax’s Frank Bello + Megadeth’s David Ellefson Talk New Project Altitudes & Attitude

It's not often that two legendary metal bassists come together to create a new project, but Anthrax's Frank Bello and Megadeth's David Ellefson have done just that with Altitudes & Attitude. We recently caught up with the duo to discuss the new band and its debut EP.

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Metal Blade

Behemoth, Goatwhore, 1349, Inquisition + More Confirmed for 2014 Metal Alliance Tour

The Metal Alliance tour is quickly becoming one of the most essential metal experiences in North America. Last year, the tour was heavy on thrash, but in 2014, the theme is black metal. Behemoth have just been announced as the tour's headlining act with Goatwhore, 1349, Inquisition and Black Crown Initiate supporting.

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Category: Concerts, News
Behemoth Nergal
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Behemoth Frontman Nergal: I Have Satan in Me, Flowing Through My Veins and My Music

All eyes are currently on Behemoth, who will release the new album 'The Satanist' this year. 'The Satanist' will be Behemoth's first effort since 'Evangelion' was unleashed in 2009 and since frontman Nergal was diagnosed with lymphoma. With his health improving day-by-day, Nergal recently offered some interesting quotes about both 'The Satanist' and Satan himself.

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Category: Articles, Rock, Rock News
Photo Credit: Liz Ciavarella-Brenner

Eyehategod Guitarist on Late Drummer: ‘Joey Would Have Never Wanted Us to Quit Playing’

One of 2013's biggest tragedies was the death of Eyehategod drummer Joey LaCaze. A longtime innovator in the sludge metal community, LaCaze was mourned by many after passing away from respiratory failure. Although LaCaze is no longer with us, Eyehategod are determined to continue on, planning to release a new album this April.

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Category: Articles, Rock, Rock News
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Black Label Society Announce Release Date for New Album ‘Catacombs of the Black Vatican’

Black Label Society have just announced the 2014 release of a new album! Led by guitar god Zakk Wylde, the metal band will unleash their ninth album, 'Catacombs of the Black Vatican,' on April 8.

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