CANTO: Down pull out of more festivals, Lacuna Coil’s new album details, and more!

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“Wilderness will not claim the beast, nor civilized state deny its feast. Not gibberish of madman, hysteric chant of priest, nor lovers’ brutal sighs, lend the savage peace.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey

CANTO: Updates from The Black Dahlia Murder, RIP Mikey Clement, and more Phil Anselmo fallout

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I went home early from work today because of the 2ish inches of snow we’ve seen so far. Needless to say, productivity plummeted. Alas, we’ll get ’em next time. Now, let’s see what the metal world is up to.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey

CANTO: More NEMF bands, Black Metal Cats, and more

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“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey

Canto: Phil Rudd pleads guilty, GWAR-B-Q lineup announcement and more

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Late with these tonight—just that kind of day at the office. Won’t waste any time: here’s what we’ve got for Quickies today:

  • Former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleaded guilty to some of the bizarre criminal charges against him—including possession of marijuana and cocaine, and one count of threatening to kill. Safe to say Chris Slade’s probably a good bet to be behind the skins for the foreseeable future.
  • The first wave of bands for this year’s GWAR-B-Q has been announced. Included among the initial few acts? Down, Goatwhore and The Descendents, to name just a few. This might be fun!
  • Speaking of lineup announcements: in a move that is just too perfect for words, Emmure have been confirmed for this year’s Gathering of the Juggalos. This will definitely not be fun!
  • Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett apparently lost his iPhone containing something like 250 different riff ideas. He estimates that he can remember about eight of them. Or, you know, three percent. The lesson here, kids? Back your shit up.
  • Finally, Paradise Lost released a lyric video for the first single from their upcoming album. Here’s “No Hope in Sight” for your listening pleasure:

Nice. The new album, The Plague Within, drops on June 2 via Century Media. Anyway, that’ll do it for us tonight. Check back tomorrow for more!

Keep it heavy,

-Dan

Live. Love. Plow. Horns Up.

Quickies: News from Ghost, Stubbornness from Bill Ward, and New Music from WRVTH

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Another day done. And another day closer to the weekend. At least it’s super nice out. I can’t wait to drink outside… right now.

Fun stuff. I think.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

– Corey

Live. Love. Plow. Horns Up.