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Heavy Metal Mariachi Band METALACHI Performs DIO, SLAYER, OZZY OSBOURNE Classics (Video)

Fan-filmed video footage of METALACHI, which is billed as the world's first and only mariachi heavy metal band, performing DIO, OZZY OSBOURNE, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, QUIET RIOT and SLAYER classics on February 7 in Ventura, California can be seen below. METALACHI is described as "a five-piece ensemble of classically trained mariachi musician brothers, but ...

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METALLICA: Sock Puppet Parody Of 'Master Of Puppets'

Sock Puppet Parody, which pays tribute to iconic bands and glorifies their undergarments, has posted a video for sock-puppet act LINTALLICA's song "Master Of Sock Puppets" which hilariously parodies METALLICA's "Master Of Puppets". Check it out below. The stage in the LINTALLICA video bares a striking resemblance to that of the 1989 "…Justice For All" ...

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DOWN: 'Conjure' Video Released

DOWN's video for the song "Conjure" can be seen below. The haunting and twisted ode to '70s horror films was directed by JM Stelly and Chris Trainor at Lab Productions. Stelly previously worked with CORROSION OF CONFORMITY and Suicide Girls, while Trainor has collaborated with GWAR, PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS, EYEHATEGOD, and is ...

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GWAR Members Open GWARbar In Richmond

With only four hours to spare, the surviving members of GWAR made good on their late frontman Oderus Urungus's promise to open the GWARbar in 2014 when they smashed down the doors to 217 W. Clay St. Richmond, Virginia, in the historic Jackson Ward arts district, on New Year's Eve 2014. The ensuing party has ...

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Most Viewed BLABBERMOUTH.NET Stories Of 2014

2014 was a massive year at BLABBERMOUTH.NET. With more than one hundred million page views originating from all corners of the globe, not to mention millions of shares and external social media impressions, "staggering growth" seems the appropriate term here. From rants and raves to absurdities and tragedies, below is a compilation of the top ...

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DECAPITATED Involved In 'Serious' Van Accident

Polish death metallers DECAPITATED were involved in a serious van accident yesterday afternoon (Friday, October 24) while en route to a show in New Orleans, Luisiana. The band says in a statement: "We are all okay (two persons were hospitalized and released after a few hours) and we will continue our tour with AMERICAN SHARKS ...

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HATEBREED's JAMEY JASTA Says Heavy Metal Is No Longer A Male-Dominated World

Metalship conducted an interview with vocalist Jamey Jasta of Connecticut hardcore/metal masters HATEBREED at last month's Heavy Montreal festival in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts from the interview follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On HATEBREED's songwriting approach: Jamey: "If you look at a band like ...

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Slaves to the Grave - RIGOR MORTIS

Ingratiating enough to suffer the loss of a brother after pulling off what should be looked upon as a career-defining record twenty-three years after their last one. The tragic loss of guitarist Mike Scaccia was made more palpable in the fact no label would touch thrash legends RIGOR MORTIS' fourth and final album, "Slaves to ...

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GWAR To Embark On 'Eternal Tour' In The Fall

Oderus is missing. Once the Scumdogs in GWAR finally notice this (it takes them a while to notice stuff), they will set off on a journey to find their departed brother using every resource available — including recruiting an ancient Scumdog warrior. GWAR will need the help from everyone, even the lowliest Bohab, as their ...

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GWAR Returns To Live Stage At GWAR-B-Q; Video Footage Of Entire Set

The longest-tenured Beefcake The Mighty, Mike Bishop, served as GWAR's primary mouthpiece as Blothar when the band returned to the live stage yesterday (Saturday, August 16) at this year's edition of GWAR's annual GWAR-B-Q festival at Hadad's Lake in Richmond, Virginia. Also appearing on the bill were BODY COUNT (featuring rapper and actor Ice-T), HATEBREED, ...

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GWAR's ODERUS URUNGUS Set Ablaze In Viking Funeral Pyre As Part Of Special Memorial Event (Video)

The life of Dave Brockie, lead singer and mastermind of Richmond, Virginia-based art/shock-rock metal band GWAR, was celebrated with a special memorial event last night (Friday, August 15) at Hadad's Lake in the group's hometown. Fans, friends — including former DEAD KENNEDYS frontman Jello Biafra and LAMB OF GOD's Randy Blythe — and family members ...

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HATEBREED's FRANK NOVINEC Speaks To GetYourRockOut At U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR (Video)

Felicity Hall of GetYourRockOut conducted an interview with guitarist Frank Novinec of Connecticut hardcore/metal masters HATEBREED at this year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival, which was held August 7-10 at Catton Hall, Walton-On-Trent, West Midlands, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below. In a recent interview with Finland's Kaaos ...

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MUSHROOMHEAD's J MANN Says That He Would 'Love To Tour With SLIPKNOT'

AlternativeNation.net recently conducted an interview with MUSHROOMHEAD's Jason Popson (a.k.a. J Mann). You can now watch the chat below. Asked about SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor's comment in a May 2014 interview that Taylor wanted to bring together four bands that wear either masks or make-up — his own act, plus MUDVAYNE, GWAR and MUSHROOMHEAD — ...

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ATHEIST Preparing To Record New Album

Florida-based technical metal pioneers ATHEIST will record their fifth studio album later in the year with producer Jason Suecof (DEATH ANGEL, JOB FOR A COWBOY, GOD FORBID, DEVILDRIVER) for an early 2015 release. Comments vocalist Kelly Shaefer: “We are happy to report that the fifth ATHEIST LP is in the works, and the band could ...

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GWAR's DAVE BROCKIE Died Of Accidental Heroin Overdose

According to WTVR.com, Dave Brockie, lead singer and mastermind of Richmond, Virginia-based art/shock-rock metal band GWAR, died of an accidental heroin overdose. Arkuie Williams, State Administrator at Virginia's Office Of The Chief Medical Examiner, said that Brockie's cause of death was "acute heroin toxicity and the manner of death is accident." Brockie — ...

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GWAR To Open Restaurant In Richmond

GWAR has announced plans to open a restaurant later this summer in the band's hometown of Richmond, Virginia. GWAR is known throughout the Universe for its outrageous stage show, irreverent humor and head-pounding music, but now it has turned its demented eye to the food service industry. GWAR has joined forces with Travis Croxton, Richmond's ...

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DOWN's 'IV - Part Two' EP Cracks U.S. Top 25

DOWN's new EP, "Down IV - Part Two", sold around 10,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 23 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band's previous EP, "Down IV Part I - The Purple EP", opened with around 12,000 units in September 2012 to land ...

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Video: DOWN Performs At ROCK ON THE RANGE

XplicitConcerts has uploaded video footage of DOWN performing the song "Eyes Of The South" on May 16 at the Rock On The Range festival in Columbus, Ohio. Check it out below. DOWN's video for the song "We Knew Him Well", which features the band tearing up the track in close quarters, was directed by JM ...

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Video Premiere: DOWN's 'We Knew Him Well'

DOWN's official video for the song "We Knew Him Well" can be seen below. The clip, which features the band tearing up the track in close quarters, was directed by JM Stelly and produced by Chris Trainor for LabProductions. Stelly previously worked with TO KILL A PARTY and Jason Martin while Trainor has collaborated with ...

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GWAR Throbblehead Set Coming In July

Aggronautix and Slave Pit Inc. proudly present the GWAR Throbblehead Set featuring Oderus Urungus and Balsac "The Jaws of Death". Oderus, GWAR's lead singer and broadsword swinger, stands an imposing 6.5 inches tall and will lay waste to any opposing his reign of terror. Dutifully worship Balsac, guitarist for GWAR, while keeping out of decapitation ...

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