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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 --->
Brian Head Welch
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Korn’s Brian ‘Head’ Welch Hospitalized in Russia

Last night (May 19), Korn guitarist Brian 'Head' Welch was admitted to a Russian hospital. The health scare forced Welch to drop out of Korn's gig with Soulfly in Krasnoyarsk and the guitarist will remain hospitalized for "a few days" and will miss an unknown number of upcoming gigs.

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Judas Priest / King Diamond
Kevin Winter, Getty Images / Metal Blade

Judas Priest, King Diamond + More Confirmed for 2014 Fun Fun Fun Fest

This year's Fun Fun Fun Fest has just been announced to take place Nov.7-9 at Auditorium Shores and Butler Park, and Judas Priest have been announced as festival headliners while the almighty King Diamond will also play a rare live show.

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Nick Hipa
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Former As I Lay Dying Guitarist Nick Hipa Responds to Tim Lambesis’ Comments

On Friday, May 16, right after Tim Lambesis was sentenced to six years in prison on murder-for-hire charges, an incredibly in-depth interview with the As I Lay Dying singer was posted by Alternative Press. In the interview, Lambesis criticized his AILD bandmates in various ways, and in response, longtime lead guitarist Nick Hipa posted an in-depth statement on his personal Facebook page. 

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Roger Kisby, Getty Images

GWAR to Perform at Fifth Annual GWAR-B-Q

GWAR lives!!! The metal world recently mourned the death of GWAR frontman and mastermind Dave Brockie while pondering the future of the intergalactic act. Now, it seems like we might have the answer, as GWAR have announced that they will perform at the fifth annual GWAR-B-Q.

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Judas Priest
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Judas Priest Unleash Full Version of New Single ‘March of the Damned’

Great news to report! Judas Priest have just unleashed the first official single from the upcoming album, 'Redeemer of Souls.' After exclusively teasing the track on Loudwire last week, the full version of 'March of the Damned' is now available for your listening pleasure and will likely leave you drooling for more new Priest anthems.

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Every Time I Die

Every Time I Die Reveal ‘From Parts Unknown’ Album Details + New Track ‘Thirst’

Every Time I Die have just announced the release of their seventh studio album, 'From Parts Unknown.' The new record has been given a July 1 street date, and even better, the band has unleashed the album's first single, 'Thirst' (listen above). 

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H.R. Giger + Triptykon's Thomas Gabriel Fischer
Photo credit: Doralba Picerno

Triptykon Cancel Maryland Deathfest Gig in Wake of Artist H.R. Giger’s Passing

As we previously reported, iconic visual artist and frequent contributor to the rock and metal world H.R. Giger passed away on May 12. Giger was mourned by many musicians, but the outpouring of respect from fans has been truly special. In a new post from Triptykon mastermind Thomas Gabriel Warrior, he has announced that following the  "tragic accident" that claimed Giger's life, the band has canceled its upcoming Maryland Deathfest appearance so that he can assist Giger's widow with funeral arrangements.

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Vivian Campbell
David Becker, Getty Images

Def Leppard / Dio Guitarist Vivian Campbell Reveals Cancer ‘Seems to Be Coming Back Again’

Legendary Def Leppard / Dio guitarist Vivian Campbell announced in June of last year that he was battling Hodgkin's lymphoma, but had updated fans in November with the good news that the cancer had gone into remission. Unfortunately, in a new interview, the shredder has just revealed that his condition has been "coming back again."

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