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Mike Portnoy Performs With Candido Camero

Latin Percussion has posted footage online of ex-Dream Theater member Mike Portnoy performing with the 90 year old Candido Camero. Check out the footage in the player available below.

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The Browning Has Fun With Fireworks

Texas electronic metal band The Browning has posted a video clip online of the band performing firework shenanigans with cigarettes. Check out the tobacco explosion mayhem below.

You can also check out The Browning's previously posted music video for the track "Bloodlust" by heading over to this location.

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Kiss Opening Mini Golf Course In Las Vegas

Kiss has announced it's foray into the outdoor entertainment business by planning to open a mini golf course across the street from the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas. The scheduled opening date will be March 15th, 2012, which will correspond with the anniversary of the "Destroyer" album release. Kiss By Monster Mini Golf will feature an indoor glow-in-the-dark miniature golf course, an arcade, the largest Kiss gift shop in the world, a Kiss gallery, “Hotter than Hell” wedding chapel, a private VIP room and Kiss themed event rooms, and “Rock ‘n Roll All Nite” Cafe. In a joint statement delivered by Kiss’ Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, both spoke of their reasons for undertaking this project:

“When the idea of a Kiss mini golf course was presented to us, we immediately knew that everyone would want to go to a Kiss-themed amusement attraction,” they said. “There is nothing like Kiss mini golf anywhere… It has everything you could ask for: great Kiss music, fun games, affordable entertainment in one of the greatest cities in the world, and of course, Kiss. A hole in one? One can only dream. Try your luck at the Kiss By Monster Mini Golf.”

Go to this location for more updates on this venture. More...

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Britney Spears In Manson "Sweet Dreams" Video

The video that was reportedly used by Britney Spears during costume changes on her 2009 "Circus" tour has been posted online at fans' requests. The video in question feature Spears writhing around at a orgy masquerade party set to Marilyn Manson's 1995 cover of "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)."

Here's Britney's version:

Here's Manson's original cover music video:

Which do you prefer?

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Babymetal Posts First Music Video Online

Featuring 12-13 year old members of Japanese Pop Idol group Sakura Gakuin, Babymetal has released their first music video, for the song "Doki Doki Morning." The band's sound combines deathcore with J-pop along with the vocals of the three girls for an "interesting" experience.

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William Shatner Posts "Bohemian Rhapsody" Video

William Shatner posted a hysterical official video for his rendition of Queen's classic "Bohemian Rhapsody," which appears on his latest music album "Seeking Major Tom." The song features John Wetton (King Crimson/Asia). "Seeking Major Tom" was released on October 11, 2011 via Cleopatra Records.

Check out the video here:

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Kiss To Appear In Archie Comics

Just in time for Halloween, KISS has teamed up with Archie Comics to appear in issues #627-630. Below is the trailer promotional clip. More...

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William Shatner Channels Black Sabbath

William Shatner does his rendition of the Black Sabbath classic "Iron Man" for his forthcoming fantasy/sci-fi themed album "Seeking Major Tom" due out on Cleopatra Records. He is known for his pseudo-spoken word albums, and can be seen singing along to part of the track which he is listening to via his headphones. Below is the clip which he released on his Youtube channel. More...

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A Tribute To "Pussy"

It was two years ago today that Rammstein created a stir with their music video for the single "Pussy", off the album "Liebe Ist Für Alle Da." Between the song's name, lyrics, and explicit music video, the video instantly went viral and made for Metalunderground.com's most read article ever in just a few months (now topping 400,000 views), thanks to the thousands of Internet searches turning up our article as a result. Imagine that: searches for "pussy" would trump other metal-related searches on the 'net. Gasp!

The band debuted the uncensored version of the video on a porn site and had multiple versions of the video banned from YouTube before finally blurring entire scenes containing the offensive images beyond recognition.

As a viral hit and with such a title and subject, as well as being both funny and explicit at the same time, the song has predictably become one to cover (or remix) just to prove a band of any sort to be edgy or maybe in some perverse sense of fun. Let's take a look at a few such covers and parodies:

Just last month Daveyboyz (also known for Heavy Metal Farmer) released a video parody of Rammstein's "Pussy" music video, entitled "Cookie." Despite the change, you can't help but think of the original lyrics when watching this disturbing parody:

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Djent Is Going Pop?

Metalsucks.net has posted a brief article online titled "Djent is Now Pop," which features a track from the female-fronted band Destiny Potato (available in the player below). The article laments a perceived change in djent, the latest in a long line of new heavy metal sub-genres, towards pop-metal.

Destiny Potato - Demo Preview by David Maxim Micic

You can check out a segment from the article below. What are your thoughts on the djent sub-genre, and does this sort of sound represent a shift towards pop?

This was not supposed to happen. Djent was not supposed to be the next annoying pop-metal trend.

When what would later be termed “djent” started brewing in the message boards frequented by guitar / home-recording nerds in 2002-2003, the genre had so much promise. Players who were passionate about their craft creating songs en masse for everyone to hear; good musicianship; the Meshuggah-revival guitar chug sound that was, at the time, novel; ambient atmospherics; interesting song structures and orchestration. Sure, the elements that caused djent to catch on like wildfire later on — namely catchy guitar hooks — were there in the genre’s infancy… but not to the degree they’re being mined, exploited and endlessly imitated now.

This was not supposed to happen. It was nice knowing you while you were still fun, djent. I bid thee farewell.

Read the full article at Metal Sucks.

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Vegan Black Metal Chef 4: Hail Seitan

The fourth installment of Vegan Black Metal Chef has been posted online, titled "Hail Seitan." Seitan is wheat gluten for those of you who do not know.

In this episode you will learn how to make 3 seitanic dishes.

1) A seitanic udon noodle stirfry
2) A seitanic curry
3) Bbq seitan sandwiches

We've followed the Vegan Black Metal Chef's recipes in our "Just for fun" section and you can get more information on the recipes at veganblackmetalchef.com, although there's nothing about this one on there just yet.

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New Beavis and Butthead Shake Weight Teaser

A new teaser for the upcoming series of Beavis and Butthead cartoons has been released, featuring the "Shake Weight." The new cartoons will be the first produced for an MTV series run in 14 years and the series is expected to return in October 2011. Check it out both previews below:

The "Holy Cornholio" preview was released at the San Diego Comic Con earlier this summer and can be seen below:

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Vegan Black Metal Chef Episode 3 Posted Online

The vegan black metal chef has posted a third episode online, titled "Tempura Asparagus Sushi," which can be viewed below. You can also check out the previously posted "Pad Thai" episode by heading over to this location.

The vegan black metal chef also commented on this clip:

"This is a complete walkthrough on how to make vegan tempura asparagus sushi...as well as how to make other types of vegan sushi.

"Not too much else to say besides, enjoy, thanks for the support and make this shit. Its really really really fucking good. This will make serious quality sushi. I am big on taste more than appearance so if you want to learn a bunch of other fancy ways to roll sushi...im sure there are plenty of tutorials out there. Don't ask me...it looks the same as everything else once it hits my mouth. "

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Elitists Are Killing Heavy Metal?

A YouTube user named "iAMVyt" has posted a video clip online discussing the idea that metal elitism is causing the downfall of the entire genre, and that there cannot truly be an "underground" scene in the age of Facebook. Take a gander at the video clip, and feel free to share your thoughts on metal elitism and what it means to be "underground" in the comments section below. "iAMVyt" also commented on the clip:

"This is just a short video covering a couple of my beliefs about metal elitists. No, this is not criticizing everyone who enjoys metal. It is not criticizing everyone who identifies themselves as a 'metalhead.' It is not criticizing everyone who has a strong belief in anything involving music or metal.

"It is criticizing what I believe to be foolish views and opinions. If you do not agree with my opinions, that is FINE. If you are a metalhead and find that this video does not describe you... You are not a metal elitist."

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New Beavis and Butthead Preview Online

A new Beavis and Butthead preview from Comic Con 2011 has been posted online. The preview features scenes from a new "Holy Cornholio" episode, including the pair mocking Jersey Shore. It will be the first new Beavis and Butthead cartoon produced for an MTV series run in 14 years and is expected to return in October 2011. Check it out below:

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Bill Bailey Sends A Message To Metallica

British comedian and multi-instrumentalist Bill Bailey has posted a video online in which he demonstrates why he and his band are more than ready to take Metallica's place at this weekend's edition of the Sonisphere Festival in the United Kingdom. You can check it out below. Both Bill Bailey and Metallica will be performing at this year's English Sonisphere, which kicks off this Friday at Knebworth. Also performing will be Slipknot, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax and a whole host of others. More...

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Rob Zombie Directs Commercial For Woolite

Hard rocker and horror film director Rob Zombie has revealed that he has now included directing commercials into his large portfolio of work. His first foray into the commercial production industry found him directing the latest television adverts for laundry detergent company Woolite, filmed in the classic Rob Zombie horror style. Rob commented on the commercial by saying:

"The funny thing is a lot of people are like, 'Oh it's so weird that you're doing this' but every single director does it, it's just that they don't usually mention it. I could've easily done that commercial and never said a word and no one would ever know but I thought it was funny so I told people about it."

You can check out the commercial in the player below.

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Brent Hinds' Commercial Bloopers Posted Online

A commercial for the restaurant Elmyr from Mastodon's Brent Hinds got quite a reaction form fans of the band. Now outtakes from the shoot have been posted by production company Newmerica and can be viewed below.

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Hitler Reacts To New Opeth Album

It seems as if Hitler has once again felt extreme heartbreak and anger over a new metal album set for release in 2011. Following his excessive rage towards Morbid Angel's "Illud Divinum Inanus" earlier this summer a new spoof, of the 2004 German film "Der Untergang/Downfall," has been made of Hitler reacting to the forthcoming new album from Swedish progressive death metallers Opeth, titled "Heritage." You can check out the reaction in the player below.

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Black Metal Inspired by Kittens

YouTube videos featuring cats and kittens receive a ton of hits--sometimes in the millions. One such video, "Kittens Inspired by Kittens" is a cute video depicting a little girl commenting on pictures in the book "Kittens" by David Gibbon. This video has brought in the "awes" and "that's so cute" by the millions--12,714, 712 to be exact (at time of posting).

Parody usually follows any video that receives so much attention. "Black Metal Inspired by Kittens Inspired by Kittens" is a ridiculously named parody of "Kittens," which features the actual audio from "Kittens" applied to black metal album art and band photography.

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