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Last updated on January 23, 2018 at 8:54 PM ET

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Belphegor Confirmed For 70000 Tons Of Metal

The organisers of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise has announced that Austrian blackened death metal veterans Belphegor will be performing at this year's edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise. This brings the total of confirmed bands to fifty four, with only six more to be revealed. The cruise will set sail from Port Lauderdale, Florida on February 1st and head to the Grand Turk and Caicos Islands and back in a trek that will last until February 5th.

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Pit Stories: Metalheads VS Methheads

Every week on Metal Underground, we receive stories of life on the road from metal bands all over the world. This week, we received a story from Denver based Pile Of Priests about the time watching a show went wrong:

"Hey Metal Underground! Evan from Pile of Priests here, we’ve got a wacky story for you. Back in 2010 we played the the Wichita Extreme Metal Festival, it was our first show out of state and we brought two roadies along with us to help out. After our set, we proceeded to have some beers and whiskey shots with the other bands.

"We were watching Stonehaven’s set, when some tweaker in the pit began fucking with our roadie (Dan) trying to shove him from behind. Dan is a tall dude so we aren’t sure why he decided to pick on him, and let me tell you, bad idea! Dan shrugged it off until this bozo threw a punch at the back of his head. It was on, and Dan began shoving him outside for a proper ass beating.

"By this time Stonehaven finished their set and EVERYONE from the show was outside watching Dan whoop this dude’s ass. Our other roadie (Nick) was pretty wasted by then and was heckling the shit outta this guy while Dan was giving him the beatdown. The fight ended and some of the tweaker's friends showed up, so it was time for us to split before it got nasty. As we were finishing loading up the trailer, Nick was getting into it with one of the other tweekers. He was just trying to piss the guy off, yelling “You want to fight a 16 year old!?” repeatedly (Nick was 21 at the time). We yanked him into the van, he continued yelling insults out the window as we peeled off into the night. Dan was thus dubbed “The Tweaker Beater” by the Wichita metal scene, they still ask about him to this day."

Pile Of Priests' new EP, "Tenebrous Labyrinth" is available now through their official bandcamp page

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At The Gates Confirmed For Bloodstock 2018

The organisers of the Bloodstock Open Air festival has announced some more names, including Swedish melodic death metal pioneers, At The Gates, as well as groove metal originators Exhorder, who will play the Ronnie James Dio stage and Sophie Lancaster stage respectively, while joining Exhorder on the Sophie stage will be sludge metal outfit Weight Of The Tide and death metal group Sangre. The festival will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire and will be held from August 9th - 12th.

The lineup is now as follows:

Ronnie James Dio Stage:
Judas Priest (Headliner)
Gojira (Headliner)
Nightwish (Headliner)
Emperor
At The Gates
Suicidal Tendencies
Devildriver
Kamelot
Combichrist
Mr. Big
Jasta
Bloodbath
Venom Inc.
Septicflesh
Wednesday 13
Fozzy
Orden Ogan
Memoriam More...

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Slayer Announces North American Tour Dates

After making some of the most brutal, breathtakingly aggressive, all-hell's-a-breaking-loose music ever created, being one of the four bands that defined an entire musical genre and being the band that other heavy acts are measured against and aspire to... After nearly 37 years, releasing 12 studio albums, multiple live recordings, compilations, live video and two box sets, playing nearly 3000 concerts in all corners of the world, receiving countless awards including five Grammy nominations and two Grammy awards, Gold records and other accolades, having its own exhibit in the Smithsonian Institute, gracing hundreds of magazine covers, experiencing the devastating loss of a founding brother, and even appearing on "The Tonight Show," the age of Slayer, one of the greatest thrash/metal/punk bands of this or any age, is coming to an end.

Slayer announces that it will do one last concert tour around the globe to thank their fans for all of their support over the years, for making the last three-and-a-half decades so packed with good times and unforgettable experiences, and will then move on.

Lamb of God, Anthrax, Behemoth and Testament will support Slayer on the first leg, North America, of its final world tour. Tickets go on sale to the public this Friday, January 26 at 10AM local time. Very limited Slayer onstage + meet & greet+ exclusive merchandise packages will be available. Log on to https://www.slayer.net for this and all ticket purchasing info. More...

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