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Slayer's Holt Weighs In On Mayhem Festival Issues

Asked for his take on the controversy surrounding this year's edition of "Mayhem festival" Slayer's Gary Holt told the San Antonio Metal Music Examiner:

"Things were said in the media that were spun wrong and attributed to Kerry quoting me, which I didn't say, and Kerry says he never said it. Like, you know, criticizing the Victory Records stage, and some of my close young compadres are on that stage Shattered Sun, Texas natives. And they know it. You know, these guys, I do everything I can do to help them. Ask Daniel Trejo (Shattered Sun guitarist). He comes to me when he wants information and advice on endorsements, and I'm totally willing to give it. The attendance has been down. And the only thing I ever actually did say was what this tour is lacking is a genuine second stage. There's usually a record label-sponsored stage, a second and a third and a main stage. And what you have is the main stage, and then there… this time it's the Victory Records stage. The last time I did Mayhem, it was the Sumerian Records stage. Those bands are all young up-and-comers and they're awesome; we've hung out and barbecued, amongst other cannabis-related things. And then, you know, for bad blood to be started because one guy (referring to Kevin Lyman's commentabout metal becoming fat and grey) decided to throw the tour under the bus early into it, it's, like… We're all out here, working out hardest to put on the best show we can. And those guys, they're young. They're out here, you know… Like any young band, you're working for nothing. You're working to further your band's cause and to spread your name."

"And then, I can understand, people all the way up to us started feeling, like, 'What are we doing? Are we not appreciated?' And I know I can speak for Paul, we appreciate these younger bands. I mean, hell, my other band, we're still a club band. I'm more likely to go out on tour with Exodus and these younger bands on the Victory Records stage than anybody else. And if you ask any young band that's ever toured with Exodus, we treat 'em not like an opening band. We kidnap 'em, put 'em on a bus, make 'em drink vile shit and take care of 'em. But other than that, and a couple of shows which have been pretty grim, the tour's been great and I'm having hella fun. That being said, I'm glad it's almost winding down, 'cause I'm 51 fucking years old."

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Cardinals Pride Premieres New Track "Refracted"

Canadian metalcore outfit Cardinals Pride premieres the new song titled "Refracted", taken from the band's forthcoming new EP "Those People Will Never Die", out in stores on September 4 via New Damage Records.

Check out the clip now below.

Catch Cardinals Pride live on the tour dates below: More...

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Ex-Soulfly/Machine Head's Mader Posts New Video

Former Soulfly and Machine Head guitarist Logan Mader's new female fronted project Once Human premieres its new song and music video titled "You Cunt", taken from the band's upcoming new album "The Life I Remember", set to drop Sept. 4th via earMUSIC. Says the band about the brutal new video:

Vocalist Lauren: "Creating the visual for the music Logan and I wrote, was like hand painting our sound. I feel so fortunate that I could express myself as an artist here in multiple ways.. I have never felt so alive."

Adds Logan Mader: "After more than a decade away from the stage it feels good to be back in action with Once Human. Here's the first look at who we are."

Check out now "You Cunt" below.

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A Fall To Break Kicking Off Tour, Posts Teaser

Arizona outfit A Fall To Break is ready to hit the live circuit, with a new batch of summer tour dates kicking off today in Salt Lake alongside Kobra And The Lotus and Hatchet. Running through San Francisco on August 14th, a full list of confirmed dates is available below.

With the trek about to commence, today we're premiering an exclusive message to fans from A Fall To Break as the festivities being - check it out below.

A Fall To Break continue to tour in support of debut album "Disaster, Destruction And After," which was produced by From First To Last/D.R.U.G.S guitarist Matt Good. If you haven't heard it, listen in and pick up your own copy at Bandcamp here.

A Fall To Break's brand of melodic metal has drawn comparisons to the likes of Killswitch Engage, All That Remains, and In Flames, with the group winning the Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands Rockstar Uproar contest and Rock 102 KFMA's Battle For KFMADAY.

August 05 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Music Garage
August 06 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Sunshine Studios
August 07 - Denver, CO @ The Roxy Theater
August 08 - Gallup, NM @ The Juggernaut
August 09 - Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS
August 11 - Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
August 12 - Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar
August 13 - San Jose, CA @ Rockbar Theater
August 14 - San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge More...

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