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THE CONTORTIONIST: New Video Interview Posted Online

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Brian Shields of Great New Metal conducted an interview with Indiana progressive metallers THE CONTORTIONIST on April 28 at the Ace Of Spades in Sacramento, California. You can now watch the chat below.

THE CONTORTIONIST is currently on the road with ALL SHALL PERISH,CARNIFEX, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE and CONDUCTING FROM THE GRAVE. 

THE CONTORTIONIST made the trek down to Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida in February to begin recording the follow-up to their 2010 debut, "Exoplanet". Producers Jason Suecof and Eyal Levi (AUGUST BURNS RED, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER) were behind the boards for the new album, which is set to hit stores in late spring/early summer viaGood Fight Music.



SLIPKNOT Frontman Talks About Wearing 'The Mask' (Video)

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A five-minute video clip in which SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor talks about wearing a mask during the band's live performances can be seen below.

"When you put that mask on you go places you would never imagine,"Taylor said during his June 2011 appearance at at the Oxford University. "It comes from a spot that's uncomfortable and really dark." He added: "The mask was a way to visualize everything I was feeling in heart and my gut — all that pain I was holding on to. I didn't have the worst childhood but I didn't have the best, and when you grow up like that you have certain limitations invariably stuck inside you. SLIPKNOT was a way to work it out."

In a Janaury 2012 interview with ESPN.com, Taylor said, "I refuse to wash my mask during a tour. I can't do it. It's like, I don't want to lose it, you know what I'm saying? And it's gnarly, dude. By the end of a tour cycle, my mask smells like an episode of 'CSI'…

NEW MARILYN MANSON ALBUM ‘BORN VILLAIN’ STREAMING IN ITS ENTIRETY

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Marilyn Manson‘s new album ‘Born Villain’ has been one of the most anticipated hard rock releases of 2012, and now fans can finally get a chance to give it a full listen. While the album doesn’t hit stores until tomorrow (May 1), AOL Music is offering a full stream of the album right now. Click below to listen. In our exclusive interview with Manson, he calls ‘Born Villain’ his ‘comeback’ album: “It’s difficult to say you want to make a comeback, because that’s admitting that you weren’t what you were supposed to be, not what you used to be, but what you’re supposed to be. So it’s almost the same as in the beginning. A comeback is almost the same as starting out fresh where no one knows or believes in what you are and I had to say that out loud. I have no problem saying that this is my comeback and when I decide on something, I’m determined to do it. I haven’t had that type of energy and confidence simply because I needed to acknowledge that.” LISTEN TO MARILYN MANSON'S 'BORN VI…

Introducing the First Annual MAYHEM FESTIVAL CRUISE Featuring LAMB OF GOD, MACHINE HEAD, ANTHRAX, SUICIDE SILENCE, HATEBREED, KINGDOM OF SORROW and Many More!

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The Maiden Voyage Sets Sail on December 7th, 2012 from Miami, FL to the Bahamas! Tickets Go on Sale Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 at 12 NOON EST For More Information and to Book your Cabin Aboard the Carnival Imagination, Visit www.mayhemcruise.com! From the creators of the country’s largest touring heavy music festival experience and presented in conjunction with Hal Roseman of Rose Tours comes the first annual MAYHEM FESTIVAL CRUISE, taking place aboard the Carnival Imagination! The maiden voyage of the most crushing cruise on Earth sets sail on Friday, December 7, 2012 from the Port of Miami, FL and travels to the Bahamas, returning to the mainland on Monday, December 10th. Tickets go on sale Thursday, May 3rd at 12pm NOON EST with payment plans available. Get them before they’re “lost at sea”! Hosted by Jose Mangin of Sirius XM Liquid Metal, fans will experience a blistering 90-minute set from each one of these killer heavy metal bands: LAMB OF GOD, MACHINE HEAD, ANTHRAX, HATEBREED, SUICIDE…

SIXX SENSE SHIPROCKED CRUISE GIVEAWAY UNDERWAY THROUGH MAY 16

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ShipRocked 2012 has partnered with Sixx Sense—the national radio show hosted by Nikki Sixx and Kerri Kasem—to give away a trip for two on this year's ShipRocked cruise. From April 30 through May 16, 2012, Sixx Sense listeners can enter theShipRocked giveaway online at: www.sixxsense.com/pages/contests/sixxshiprocked. Now in its fourth year, ShipRocked—Fueled by Monster Energy—is the ultimate rock music cruise vacation. The 2012 cruise features Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, P.O.D., Sevendust, Filter, Fuel, Black Stone Cherry, Lit, Geoff Tate(Queensrÿche), Gilby Clarke (ex-Guns N' Roses), In This Moment and more onboard from November 27 through December 1. ShipRocked embarks from and returns to Fort Lauderdale, FL, providing guests with four days and nights of music and parties—along with a little relaxation—onboard the MSC Poesia. Ports of call this year include Key West, FL and Nassau, Bahamas (subject to change). ShipRocked 2011 flashback
ShipRocked 2011 "Guestimonials…

Decapitated “Homo Sum” video debuts

Polish death metal act Decapitated have recently released the music video for their song “Homo Sum.” You can check out the video here. Guitarist Wacław “Vogg” Kiełtyka shares: “Our new video for ‘Homo Sum’ is totally different than the previous one and really simple, but with the same energy! Check this out!” Vocalist Rafał “Rasta” Piotrowski adds: “It was great to record this video in Kraków with our good friends. Great atmosphere + good mood + hours of moshing equals cool video clip! I really like the song. It’s a straight-punch-to-the-face, that’s why it works in black and white. There are no colorful stories inside, no bullshit – just mosh!!!”

Watch Coheed and Cambria cover Gotye

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Fan footage of Coheed And Cambria cover Gotye's massive hit "Somebody That I Used To Know" can be seen below. For context, the original can be heard here.

Matt Skiba And The Sekrets (Alkaline Trio, My Chemical Romance, AFI) stream new song “Voices”

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Matt Skiba And The Sekrets have launched a stream of "Voices," the opening track from their upcoming debut Babylon due out May 8. Check it out below. Babylon was recorded by Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio with help from AFI bassist Hunter Burgan and My Chemical Romance drummer Jarrod Alexander.

DISAFFECTED: Another New Song Available For Streaming

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"C.ult O.f M.y A.shes", a brand new song from Portuguese death prog masters DISAFFECTED, can be streamed below. The track comes off the band's second full-length album, "Rebirth", which will be released on May 25 via the German label Massacre Records. The CD was recorded between August and December 2010 at The Pentagon in Lisbon, Portugal and was produced by Fernando Matias (MOONSPELL, GWYDION) andDISAFFECTED. 

"Rebirth" features guest appearances by Miguel "Mike" Gaspar(MOONSPELL) on percussion, Joaquim Aires (BEFORE THE RAIN) on percussion and Célia Ramos (MONS LVNAE) on female vocals. The album cover art was created by the German graphic artist Marc Niederhagemann (ArtWars Mediadesign) and can be seen below.

"Rebirth" track listing:

01. Mankwala (intro)
02. C.ult O.f M.y A.shes
03. Getting Into The Labyrinth
04. Dreaming III (A Nightmare)
05. Evilution Within
06. Miracle Dance
07. Our Will
08. Hypnotic Prophecy
09. The Rebirth Of...
10. 146…

GWAR: New Video Interview With ODERUS URUNGUS!!!

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John Jeffrey of RockMusicStar.com recently conducted an interview withGWAR frontman Oderus Urungus. You can now watch the chat below.

GWAR has been confirmed to headline the New York Zombie Prom on June 9 at Irving Plaza in New York City. GWAR will close the event, which also features a pageant of the undead and a killer raffle for an original full page drawing from "The Walking Dead" comic book series. Half of the proceeds from the raffle will benefit The Smoot Family Fund.

GWAR's upcoming CD will be a tribute to their fallen bandmate and friendCory Smoot, a.k.a. Flattus Maximus, who was found dead as GWARwas about to enter Canada on November 3, 2011. He was 34 years old.

GWAR returned to the road last month on the second leg of their "Return Of The World Maggot Tour". The trek kicked off with a special tribute show for Cory Smoot in Richmond, Virginia, at The National Theater on Friday, March 16. All proceeds from the Richmond show went to theSmoot Family Fund w…

TURISAS: New Video Interview With MATHIAS NYGÅRD

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The Age Of Metal conducted an interview with vocalist Mathias Nygårdof Finnish "battle metal" warriors TURISAS prior to the band's April 19 concert at the 910 Live in Tempe, Arizona. You can now watch the chat below.

TURISAS has just finished touring North America as part of "PaganFest: America Part III", the band's first-ever U.S. headlining run. Joining the Finnish sextet on their triumphant return to the States was a gathering of bands from across the world: Scotland's ALESTORM, Russia's ARKONA, and the U.S.'s very own HUNTRESS. 

"Stand Up And Fight", the latest video from TURISAS, was filmed in February 2011 in the California desert with director Iain Sclater. Influenced by the film "Mad Max" and the band's own image, the video is a thrilling new look at TURISAS in the band's first-ever U.S.-shot music video.

"Stand Up And Fight" is the title track of TURISAS's third album, which entered the official ch…

BRENDON SMALL RELEASE FOR MONDAY - embed revolver links!!

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BRENDON SMALL’s GALAKTIKON is available now for purchase at www.brendonsmall.com! In celebration of the release, Revolver Magazine is pleased to give an exclusive prize pack of BRENDON SMALL’s GALAKTIKON merch to a lucky winner. The prize pack features vinyl signed personally by Brendon Small himself, and a BRENDON SMALL’s GALAKTIKON hoodie and t-shirt. Check out the merch here and head to Revolvermag.com to enter for the chance to win!
For all up-to-date information and to purchase BRENDON SMALL’s GALAKTIKON, please visit www.brendonsmall.com: your one-stop-shop for everything involving this new project. You can also catch more intermittent updates on Facebook at www.facebook.com/brendonsmallgalaktikon and follow Brendon Small on Twitter at www.twitter.com/_brendonsmall.
Brendon Small is responsible for writing and performing all of the music on the hit Adult Swim series METALOCALYPSE, as well as the Billboard chart-topping albums DETHKLOK: THE DETHALBUM and DETHALBUM II, released by W…

Watch Escape The Fate perform a new song

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Escape The Fate performed a new song at the House Of Blues in Houston on Friday. Check out fan footage of it below.

Get The MOTÖRHEAD VIP Treatment At 'Mayhem' Festival For $600

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MOTÖRHEAD is boldly going where no other band has gone before! The legendary, Grammy-winning rock'n'roll outlaws announced the most fan-friendly VIP experience ever, meaning that for the first time, an exclusive number of fans can experience the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival like never before. These lucky few will enjoy the Mayhem Festival like royalty. Throughout the day they can kick back in their very own VIP tent, watch the entire main stage show in premium seats, meet members of MOTÖRHEAD in a private VIP area, stand on the stage whenMOTÖRHEAD performs and much more!

The band is offering these very limited packages for select shows via their web site. Only 20 packages per show will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis.

The MOTÖRHEAD "We Are The VIP Crew Experience" package includes:

* Premium ticket to the show (within the first 15 rows)
* Meet-and-greet with members of the band
* Get invited to watch MOTÖRHEAD's performance on the stage
* A VIP t…

BLOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR, DEUCE + MORE ‘GET IT CRACKIN’ IN NEW YORK CITY

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The Fight to Unite Tour is a trek make up of an eclectic group of musicians including Blood on the Dance Floor, Brokencyde, Deuce, Polkadot Cadaver, William Control, The Bunny The Bear and New Years Day. The stacked lineup rocked Gramercy Theater in New York City Tuesday night (April 24) in front of a crowd of rowdy, hormonal 16-year-olds. Blood on the Dance Floor may be an acquired taste but they headlined this massive event and got screaming fans dancing around. They even invited some of their diehard fans onstage to serenade before they played ‘Bewitched.’ Fan favorite tracks like ‘Sexting’ and ‘S My D’ fueled their setlist. Deuce took command of the stage on the same day his debut album ‘Nine Lives’ dropped. He got fans bouncing to tunes from his new disc from ‘I Came to Party’ and ‘Nobody Likes Me’ to his singles ‘Let’s Get It Crackin’ and ‘America.’ Deuce proved that he is making it his own way and judging by the positive response, the fans seem to be on board. New Mexican crunkcor…