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Last updated on April 21, 2015 at 11:09 AM ET

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8 news articles posted today (and counting...)

Elm Street Announces New EP "Heart Racer"

Australian speed metal act Elm Street has posted up a preview clip of the upcoming new EP "Heart Racer" (heard in the player below). The three song release will be issued digitally and via Big Cartel through Massacre Records on May 9th.

"Heart Racer" is the follow up to the 2011 debut full length "Barb Wire Metal." The track list is as follows:

1. Heart Racer
2. Next in Line
3. Will it Take a Lifetime?

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Kaledon Announces New Singer

Italian power metal act Kaledon named its new vocalist: Michele Guaitoli (Overtures/Future is Tomorrow). As an introduction, the band has posted up an in-studio video clip of the Guaitoli performing the track "Suprise Impact," which originally appeared on the 2010 release "Legend of the Forgotten Reign - Chapter VI: The Last Night on the Battlefield."

Kaledon's latest album "Antillius: The King of the Light" was issued last November via Scarlet Records, which marked the final album to feature former vocalist Marco Palazzi.

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Remembering Gary "Godlike" Snyder 1969 - 2015

This morning, myself and other members of the MetalUnderground.com community were shocked and saddened to read that one of our most beloved visitors to the site, Gary Snyder, better known around here as "Godlike," had passed away suddenly on March 10th at the age of only forty six. That it took so long for some of us who knew him to find this out has added to the sadness felt that we will never again get to speak to him about the music he loved so dearly and the life he led so fully.

Gary was the embodiment of rock and roll. He lived on the road thanks to his occupation as a trucker and was all about having a good time through the usual rock channels. He knew guitars perhaps better than anyone else I've ever known, creating quite a collection and eager to pass on his knowledge to the younger crowd. In the days when the Metal Underground community was thriving, communicating via e-mails and telephone conversations, he would frequently contact me to see how I was, what I was up to and most of all, to talk about rock and metal, introducing me to such bands as Fastway and Jake E. Lee's, Badlands in the process. He also was very keen to get me to the United States, extending the invite indefinitely for me to come and stay with him, something I tragically will now be unable to do.

It wasn't just myself that Gary reached out to. Some of the older members such as Wilco and Blindgreed1 (real/full names withheld unless otherwise requested,) were able to bond with him over their memories of the bands they loved back in their youth such as Saxon and the younger members were drawn to him because of his life experience, easy going attitude and love of the music that we were told by people his age, "we'd grow out of." Even when he suffered through bad times, he only asked us for patience while he was away and that he would be back to his old self as soon as possible. No sob stories, no aggression, just a man who was concerned that he wouldn't be making people laugh as much as he had.

I'm sure we all have fond and specific memories of Gary, which are welcome to be left in the comments section below. It seems the most appropriate way to close this small tribute to a great character, would be to rock out to some of the music he lived for, which in this case, will be one of his favourite bands of all time, Led Zeppelin. Raise a glass, light one up or bang your head in memory of a brother, friend and above all, rocker. This one's for you Gary. More...

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AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd Pleads Guilty

According to CNN, AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd, who was originally charged with "attempting to procure a murder", has plead guilty to the charges of threatening to kill and possession of drugs in a New Zealand court. The original charges were dropped due to lack of evidence.

Rudd faces up to seven years in prison. At the moment, he is released on bail until the sentencing hearing, which is scheduled for June 26th. More...

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Kamelot Announces Second Leg Of Tour

In just under a week, Kamelot embarks on a North American tour with DragonForce, which will take up the month of May. Well, the band has teamed up with DragonForce again for a second leg of the North American tour in support of "Haven" (May 5, 2015 in North America and May 8, 2015 in Europe and rest of the world) to begin this November.

The band made the following announcement: "For those who missed the news yesterday - We are really pleased to announce that we'll return to the U.S. and Canada this Fall for the second leg of our biggest North American Headliner Tour to date, with special guest Dragonforce. Spread the news!!"

Tickets for the second run will can be found at this location. The dates are as follows:

Nov
13: Revolution, Ft Lauderdale, FL
14: Masquerade, Atlanta
15: Expo Five, Louisville , KY
17: Filmore, Charlotte ,NC
18: Filmore, Silver Springs , MD
20: Webster Theater, Hartford., CT
21: Imperial Theater, Quebec City , Que
24: Town Ballroom, Buffalo , NY
25: Royal Oak Music Theater, Detroit , MI
26: Music Hall London , ON
27: Agora Ballroom, Cleveland , OH
28: The Rave, Milwaukee , WI

Dec:

1: Knitting Factory, Spokane , WA
2: Vogue Theater, Vancouver , BC
3: Showbox, Seattle, WA
4: Knitting Factory, Boise, ID
6: Regent Theater, Los Angeles, CA
7: HOB, Las Vegas, NV
9: HOB, Dallas, TX
10: HOB, Houston, TX
12: The Ritz, Tampa, FL More...

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Encyrcle Streams New Track "Dizzy Me Deadly"

Danish metal act Encyrcle is streaming the new track "Dizzy Me Deadly." The track appears on the band's upcoming debut self-titled release, which is due to drop on June 2nd via Unspeakable Axe Records. A review for the album can be found over here.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Chronoboros
2. To The End
3. Evoke The Night
4. Bloodbasker
5. En Trance
6. Dizzy Me Deadly
7. Serpent's Dream
8. Deathlust
9. Facelasher
10. Black Dust
11. Obliteration Eyes

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Just Like Gentlemen Posts "Whorecrux"

Metalcore act Just Like Gentlemen hailing from Jacksonville, FL is about to release the new album "Asylum" on April 28 via We Are Triumphant Records. In anticipation the band premieres a new song and music video titled "Whorecrux".

Check it out the new video below.

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SWARÞ Posts Entire "Omines Pestilentiae"

Black metal outfit SWARÞ - who's origins and members are unknown - is streaming "Omines Pestilentiae" in the player below. "Omines Pestilentiae" is set to drop on April 30th via Daemon Worship Records. The digipak CD and download version will be available HERE.

Check out now the album below.

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