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LOUDWIRE MUSIC FESTIVAL Announced with LINKIN PARK the First of Three Headline Acts...

The summer music festival season in the U.S. has a new player next year as the crew from Townsquare Media has announced the launch of the LOUDWIRE MUSIC FESTIVAL at Jam Ranch near Grand Junction, CO. The three-day fest will debut June 26, 27, and 28 with GRAMMY-winning rockers LINKIN PARK announced as the first of three daily headliners. While the rest of the lineup is still TBA, the festival organizers promise a mix of "some of the world’s greatest rock bands from all genres of rock--hard, classic, alternative, metal and indie--performing across three stages."

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SLAYER gets a Matthew McConaughey Lincoln Commercial Spoof... gears up for SCION Single Release

I've said it before, but I'll say it again - there's nothing like sitting back with a pumpkin beer in-hand, the smell of the cool autumn breeze coming through the windows, and the sweet sound of SLAYER blaring from the speakers of the hi-fi in October. I love SLAYER, so when two press releases relating to the metal titans landed here on the same day, I knew a post was in order. First-up, the band is in Henson Recording Studios in Hollywood right now, working on their new album, and a sneak-preview video has arrived via Scion A/V, who soon release a new track by the band...

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31 Days of Halloween: BUTCHER BABIES - "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!"

Back in 1966, Napoleon XIV released a sonic oddity called "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!" - a song that has often emerged during the Halloween season as a bizarre addition to the spooky, seasonal playlist. While it's popularity has dwindled over the years, the BUTCHER BABIES have brought it back for 2014, metalizing it for their recent covers EP, UNCOVERED (released via Century Media). For 31 Days of Halloween this year, I'm adding it to the playlist, fueled by the release of their new, slasher-eque music video. See it below, but don't show the kids!

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Watch: FOO FIGHTERS' "Something From Nothing" Video is just Excellent...

FOO FIGHTERS have been all about Chicago lately, rocking The Cubby Bear this past Friday to celebrate the debut of their HBO mini-series, SONIC HIGHWAYS - a series rooted in Chicago, with Dave Grohl's first concert having taken place at The Cubby Bear (it was NAKED RAYGUN). Now, ahead of the November release of their new album (pre-order on Amazon or iTunes), the official video for "Something From Nothing" has arrived - combining traditional music video performance with the typography seen in so many lyric videos of late. See it below...

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31 Days of Halloween: DEMON HUNTER - "Heart of a Graveyard"

When I bestowed a perfect 5/5 rating upon DEMON HUNTER's phenomenal new record, EXTREMIST back in March, I pegged the album's closer as a potential new addition to my seasonal playlist for Fall - deeming "Heart of a Graveyard" a "poppy, yet spooky surprise." For Day 15 of 31 Days of Halloween, I'm making good on that, highlighting a song that probably wasn't written with the sinister season in mind, but one that just fits so well. Stream "Heart of a Graveyard" below, and be sure to grab EXTREMIST(Amazon | iTunes) - out now on Solid State Records. 

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