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Metal News for July 16, 2017

Last updated on July 22, 2017 at 4:26 PM ET

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Sunday Old School: Bad News

Heavy metal has always maintained a loyal, cult like fan base. Listeners will guard the integrity of the music and the style with fierce pride, though some of the lyrical themes and imagery has often been seen as silly or outright funny by outsiders. It's no surprise then, that something so niche is also ripe for parody and would start becoming a regular source of humour for comedians and sketch shows such as Hale & Pace and Mr. Show members David Cross and Bob Odenkirk. One of the first noticeable send ups of the genre came from the popular British show, "The Comic Strip Presents..." in an episode entitled, "Bad News."

"The Comic Strip Presents..." was a series of short films for the then new TV station Channel 4 and was known for making fun of aspects of British culture, from football hooliganism ("The Yob,") to the Famous Five ("Five Go Mad In Dorset"/"Five Go Mad On Mescalin") but one of their most popular shorts was the "Bad News Tour" segment in the first series, which focused on a heavy metal band named Bad News, featuring frontman Vim Fuego (played by Adrian Edmonson,) guitarist Den Dennis (Nigel Planer,) bass player Colin Grigson (Rik Mayall) and drummer Spider "Eight Legs" Webb (Peter Richardson.) More...

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Neverending Winter Premieres Full-Album Stream

Hailing from Tomsk in Siberian Russia, progressive black metal unit Neverending Winter premieres the full-album stream of the band's brand new album "Хиус (Heeus)", out in stores now via Bandcamp.

Check out now "Хиус (Heeus)" in its entirety below.

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Make Them Suffer Debuts New Song "Vortex"

Make Them Suffer debuts a new song titled "Vortex (Interdimensional Spiral Hindering Inexplicable Euphoria)", taken from the upcoming new album "Worlds Apart", which will arrive in stores July 28th release on Rise Records.

Check out now "Vortex (Interdimensional Spiral Hindering Inexplicable Euphoria)" below.

Besides touring North America this summer, the band will now also be touring Europe and the UK this fall with Novelists and Cursed Earth. Check out all dates below: More...

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Adrenaline Mob Accident: Police Revealing Details

The police have now identified the injured and the deceased from past Friday's fatal car accident involving the Adrenaline Mob and a tractor-trailer. The band and its crew had been traveling in a convoy on Interstate 75 near Micanopy, FL while on tour around noon.

Th band's RV had pulled over to the shoulder of the road to fix a flat tire with its van and trailer also stopping to assist. During that time a tractor-trailer truck veered off the highway and struck the band’s RV, causing extensive damage to it that saw it catch fire. The band’s trailer and van were also struck and suffered extensive damage.

Nine people were in the involved vehicles with Adrenaline Mob‘s bassist David Zablidowsky being killed in the RV. While police omitted his identity from their report due to pending notification of next of kin, his passing has since been confirmed by various friends and family. According to Gainesville.com, the following were involved in the accident:

• Robert Edwin Haines, 59 of Largo, driver of the 2014 semi, who was not injured.

• Jason McCole, 41 of Wilksbarre, Pa., driver of the RV, who was seriously injured.

• A second passenger in the RV, Russell Allen (Adrenaline Mob), 38, of New Jersey, who was seriously injured.

• A third passenger, Janet Revis [aka Janet Rains], 48, of Pitts Pond, Pa., who was critically injured.

• A fourth passenger, Dale Campiglia, 51 of Levittown, N.Y., who was seriously injured.

• A fifth passenger, Robert Dressler, 45 of Plaines, Pa., who was seriously injured.

• The driver of driver of a 2003 GMC Sierra, Jordan Cannata (Adrenaline Mob), 27 of West Babylon, N.Y., who was seriously injured.

• The lone passenger in the GMC, 46-year-old Mike Orlando (Adrenaline Mob) of Staten Island, N.Y., who seriously injured.

According to Mike Orlando‘s girlfriend, Dale Campiglia, Janet Rains and Jason McCole‘s injuries are currently the most severe, with the rest being described as being "ok". Police are still investigating the incident.

Adrenaline Mob singer Russell Allen has now issued the below statement regarding the traffic accident that claimed the life of his band's bassist David Zablidowsky: More...

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