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Graham "Gruhamed" Hartmann is a 27 year-old music addict with a taste for punk, metal and the touch of a keyboard. He is the current Senior Writer for Loudwire, producer of each YouTube Loud List and is the creator and host of our 'Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?' series. Graham has been active in the music and entertainment industries since high school, 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 ---> //
Surrender of Divinity
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Thai Black Metal Musician Apparently Murdered; Satanic Fan Confesses to Crime via Facebook

This story is not for the faint of heart. Samong Traisattha, vocalist for Thai black metal band Surrender of Divinity, was allegedly murdered on Jan. 8. According to various sources, the deceased musician's widow, Jaruvan Surapol, named fan Prakarn Harnphanbusakorn as the key suspect.

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Suicide Silence
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Suicide Silence Guitarist: It Took Our Singer Dying for Us to ‘Get Our Heads Out of Our Ass’

Suicide Silence publicly announced they would carry on as a band nearly a year after vocalist Mitch Lucker lost his life after a motorcycle crash. Recruiting All Shall Perish vocalist Eddie Hermida as the group's new frontman, the band is currently writing their fourth studio album, and guitarist Chris Garza recently spoke about the decision to carry on.

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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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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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Metallica to Perform at 2014 Grammy Awards with Classical Pianist Lang Lang

Not planning to watch the 56th Annual Grammy Awards? You may want to reconsider, because Metallica will be performing at the show! In typical Grammy fashion, Metallica won't be simply playing a song straight-up. Insteadthe thrash band will collaborate with Chinese concert pianist Lang Lang. 

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Lamb of God’s Mark Morton Sits Out of European Tour Dates Due to ‘Family Emergency’

Due to a "family emergency," Lamb of God guitarist Mark Morton is currently sitting out the initial dates of the band's European tour. There's no official word as to how long Morton will be out for, but Lamb of God surprised Austrian fans last night (Jan. 6) by bringing out Between the Buried and Me guitarist Paul Waggoner to fill in for Morton.

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Evanescence Singer Amy Lee Reportedly Suing Record Label for More Than $1 Million

Evanescence singer Amy Lee is reportedly suing Wind-Up Records for more than $1 million over unpaid royalties and other allegations, according to TMZ. Lee apparently claims that Wind-Up attempted to sabotage Evanescence by appointing the band under-qualified promoters who lacked useful ideas.

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Marriage Proposal by Guns N’ Roses’ DJ Ashba Results in Stiff Punishment of Police Officers

Guns N' Roses guitarist DJ Ashba popped the question to his girlfriend Nathalia Henao in the most romantic of ways back in August, but the result is anything but romantic for three Las Vegas police officers.

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Corey Taylor: Slipknot Are Not Falling Apart

Although Slipknot recently parted ways with drummer Joey Jordison, the band is far from calling it a day. Slipknot fans are about has dedicated as they come, so vocalist Corey Taylor took a moment to put any doubts to rest with a tweet reinforcing the band's will to continue, even vowing that "great things are coming" in 2014.

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Former Decapitated Drummer Krimh Posts Audition Videos for Slipknot

Slipknot and Decapitated may not have too much in common sonically, but former Decapitated drummer Kerim 'Krimh' Lechner is hoping to become Slipknot's new drummer. The heavy-hitting death metal drummer has uploaded footage of himself playing the Slipknot tracks 'People = S--t' and 'Eyeless' with the hope of getting the attention of the masked Iowa act.

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