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It looks like Metallica might be harbouring plans to bring their full Through The Never movie set production on tour!

“Well, that’s the plan, you know,” bassist Rob Trujillo tells The Pulse Of Radio. “I don’t think you build something that incredible and not, you know, share it with the world. Obviously we’re just trying to get through this phase of the journey and gonna release this beast to the world and present it on the IMAX screens, and then after that, you know, we’ll see where the adventure takes us, you know. We do have this stage, we should put it to use.”

Could we see The Toilet On Tour?

Metallica: Through The Never opens internationally next month. Read more about the film, the band’s immediate plans and that long-awaited new album in our immense new issue, out right now (and also featuring free Metallica posters, stickers and a film guide, just because. ABSOLUTLEEEH!).


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Satyricon return to the UK later this year

Satyricon frontman Satyr guested on the Metal Hammer Magazine Show on TeamRock Radio earlier this week to tell us about the long road to the black metal masters’ new, self-titled album, out now.

Have a listen to what the singer had to say below:

Catch the band over here on the following dates:

Sunday 10th Nov – MANCHESTER Academy 3

Monday 11th Nov – BELFAST Limelight

Tuesday 12th Nov – DUBLIN Button Factory

Thursday 14th Nov – LONDON O2 Islington Academy


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Uncle Phil: still fresh

Phil Anselmo has once again reiterated his desire to make peace with former Pantera bandmate Vinnie Paul in a new interview with Fuse TV.

“For me, really, I think it would mean a lot for Rex and  Vince and myself to sit down and, I guess, bury the hatchet where we can be on more friendly terms,” he muses. “And, you know, I think it would mean a lot to the fans. Without Vince, there’s not any Pantera reunion at all; it’s useless. But he damn well knows my door’s wide open. He needs to bust out the keys and unlock his, man. I’m waiting, but I’m not holding my breath.”

Check out the video here

Vinnie and Phil remain on non-speaking terms since the death of Vinnie’s brother and Pantera guitarist, Dimebag Darrell, in 2004.


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Scott Ian: Chatty Man

In an exclusive interview with Alexander Milas on the Metal Hammer Magazine show on TeamRock Radio last night, Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian has revealed that the man to replace Rob Caggiano in the band is none other than Shadows Falls axeman, Jon Donais!

Find out what convinced Scott that he was the man for the job and why Breaking Bad is the best TV show of all time (it really is) below…


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Hello, readers!
I wanted to share the publication of my short story, “An Off Night” at New Noise magazine.  The story is a no-holds-barred satire of the rock journalism life as seen through my eyes, but with more of a gonzo twist.  Have a go by clicking on this link:

Next month I have a flash fiction piece scheduled to run at Akashic Books’ “Mondays are Murder” series, “Off the Record,” so stand by for that official announcement in the near future.  I have also recently completed a 64 page graphic novel script entitled “Drowning Man” and as ever, I continue to serve up media review analysis for Blabbermouth. 
Thank you all for your ongoing support.  Game on…

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Uncle Phil: still fresh

We get Pantera and Down legend Phil Anselmo to open up about his insanely brutal new solo album, his battle against drugs and why mobile phones fucking suck in our awesome new issue, out right now.

Here’s a look at what Uncle Phil had to say…

What do you think of rock crowds these days? It seems like they pretty much suck, all poling about on their phones when they should be stage diving…

“Oh my God! The song Battalion Of Zero, when I say, ‘Heads up, hands down’, it’s about everyone noodling around with those little fucking phones. Dude, it drives me fucking bananas! I don’t text, I don’t even have a phone! I won’t do it! God damn, man, whatever happened to a fucking conversation and looking each other in the face? Today’s society is not so cut out for the likes of me. I am not a hipster.”

“I know I’ll have to do it eventually because for work it’s crazy important and for people with children, but everybody’s tapping on these motherfucking things! You’re not gonna remember the fucking stage dive you could’ve whipped out! It’s not the same. There are no real pits in America any more.”

You’ve always championed the underground music scene. Are you listening to anything interesting at the moment?

“There’s an Australian band right now – and what’s funny about you asking this is that I never thought I’d be back into death metal like this – but there’s this band called Portal, and they are the single-handed greatest death metal band today! They’re just insane compositions of, pardon the terminology, but technical death metal. I don’t think a day has gone by in the last year that I haven’t listened to Portal.”

Want to read more? Buy our new issue then, ya wally!


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My recent interview with Jaz Coleman of Killing Joke is currently running in the print version Issue # 3 of New Noise magazine.  Jaz is by far, one of the most intriguing individuals I’ve ever sat across in this life and this was my second time interviewing the man.  Below is a pair of bonus excerpts from the New Noise session you’ll only find here at The Metal Minute.

RVH:    I think what you’re touching on with today’s generation being constantly plugged in to tech and being obtuse to just about everything else supports the line “ADD generation” from “Corporate Elect,” one of my favorite lyrics from the MMXII album.  I think it’s a dead-on statement.  I remember ferrying into Manhattan a few years ago and everybody looked like the Borg from Star Trek:  The Next Generation, cords dangling out of their ears into gadgets.  It looked so dead and mindless to me and I think this disaffection partially raises a homegrown terrorism from these twenty-somethings we’ve had to cope with here in America the past couple years.
JC:  Well, it’s nothing new.  Governments and establishments for centuries always needed an enemy to divert the attention of the people.  Of course, the last American administration really made sure of that, you know?  (laughs)  The situation is so complex for anyone who should take government, because whoever gets into power, they inherit a protocol, a system, which refuses to change in itself.  Here’s the thing; the lives that we enjoy with our motor cars and flying on airplanes, Mr. (Zbigniew) Brzezinski was very clear about it in ’98, where he said effectively, if you want to continue this lifestyle we’ve all become accustomed to, we’re going to need to secure the Eurasian oil fields.  Otherwise, a consortium of Russian and Chinese will likely do so before us.  He said the problem is the domestic electorate in America is not interested in foreign policy.  It’s not interested in overseas adventures, least of all, military adventures.  Unless we have a catalyzing effect like a new Pearl Harbor, it would remain like this.

You can see what’s really required is such a massive, colossal change, and the only thing that can initiate that is cataclysm, because people do not want to change.  They will not stop drilling up oil.  There are 18 new nuclear power stations about to be built up around the world.  Man hasn’t learned his lesson, so cataclysm will be.  Not long.  Professor (James) Lovelock says surely by 2020.  

RVH:  I was thinking within 50 to 60 years. 

JC:  You’re optimistic, aren’t you?  I don’t think it’s a bad thing.  We need to change our ways.  We’re parasites.  

RVH:  And we’re trying to colonize other planets if we can reach them, so we’ll leave this one a wasteoid one day and go infiltrate another planet…

JC:  I so believe in sustainability.  You’re motivating me.  If you go back to our third album (Revelations),there’s a song called “Chapter III.”  It says, “Attack behind attack, a war behind a war, wise thoughts to broad horizons, a nation the very least.” I didn’t really understand that until I changed the music in the national anthem, the meaning of that.  I believe and I am certain that there’s a special force around you, us.  If I survive to 2018, I’ll so be part of that, the next stage, you know?  All we need is one successful model of sustainability so we can emulate it.  You know, they said I was mad when I said I used to dream of an island.  Well, now I’ve got one in the Pacific.  There’s 300 of us on a big island, covered in rainforest.  They said I was mad for my dreams.  Now I’m dreaming of the idea of green collectivism.  I’m dreaming of how I can serve the public in a small way.  Part of that will be my farm assisting farms.  It’s sustainability.  The other part of that will be…I have political ambitions.  (laughs)  Even when they dig up the shit on me, they’re mad because I’m a Christian and repented, so fuck off!  (laughs)

RVH:  (laughs)  Well, you know, it’s going to have to go back to the primitive, and to me, that’s what a lot of Killing Joke’s music is about, especially the songs with the tribal beats and elements to them.  It’s back to the primitive and reject modernism, you know?

JC:  Well, I love Killing Joke, but you must understand I’ve never seen the band.  I’d really like to go to one of our concerts.  
RVH:  People at-large tend to de-value as much as they embrace reminiscence… 
JC:  As a public, we should cherish our natural history and our local resources, our forests and our rivers.  We shouldn’t let corporations just take over what is rightfully the people’s to be shared.  I believe this, and I’m not a Marxist or a socialist.  All we need is one successful model.  Sustainability is what we must strive for.  Every back garden, every public park is a source of food.  The Reverend Thomas Malthus who believed basically in population control by stealth, I’m against this.  As a meat eater, we should only eat livestock on festival days and we should be vegetarian the rest of the time.  We need to take ponds and breed fish, not just one species, but a polyculture.  I really have a vision of Paradise.   

The population of New York is being born every two weeks.  I believe if we resort to Malthusian means of depopulation, we lose our humanity.  We change our diets, so we should then let Mother Nature by cataclysm regulate population.  Otherwise, we lose that which defines us, our humanity, our sense of empathy, our compassion.  All of these attributes are, you could say, Christ-like, because Christ, to me, is nothing historical; it’s a metaphor.  When you’re in a state of grace doing your God-gift, you are the Christos, the Anointed One.  Christ is in each and every one of us.  It’s the God-gift.  I believe in an inner-revolution.  By changing ourselves, we can change everything, so don’t you worry about anyone else!

Photo and interview footage (c) Ray Van Horn, Jr.

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D.R.I. frontman Kurt Brecht has kicked his thrashy crossover crew Pasadena Napalm Division back into action, and we’ve got a bitchin’, brand new lyric video from the band right here.

Murder The Bearded Lady Killer is taken from PND’s self-titled debut album, out now via minusHEAD records, and features an appearance from Municipal Waste’s Tony Foresta!

Municipal Waste play Bloodstock in August. Get your tickets now from


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Some distressing news filtering through this morning as Motörhead were forced to cancel shows in Austria and Italy due to Lemmy suffering what has been described as “unspecified hematoma”.

“With great regret we inform you that, after [Motorhead had] canceled a date in Austria yesterday, Motorhead are also forced to cancel the date of June 25 in Milan, for the same reason,” state the Milan promoters, “health problems with Lemmy, caused by a strong hematoma, makes it impossible at present to go on stage.”

Hematoma is a a localised collection of blood outside the blood vessels, usually in the form of a blood clot. With Lemmy having recently been fitted with a defibrillator due to an irregular heart beat, it looks like the rock ‘n’ roll icon is taking a bit of a battering at the moment, so everyone here at Hammer wishes him a speedy recovery and hopes to see him back on his feet ASAP.



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Cancer Bats: True Canadian Hardcore

Our Merl grabbed Liam from Cancer Bats for a chat at Download this past weekend, and what soon emerged was, 100% officially, the most metal interview of all time.

Check it out:

Download 2014 will take place 13-15 June, with 5,000 tickets going on sale from June 21-July 1 at a special Early Bird deal of £10 less than the current, 2013 prices for 5-day camping tickets, 3-day camping and weekend arena tickets.

To get yours, head to from 9am on June 21.


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