Manowar Guitarist Karl Logan Arrested On Child Pornography Charges

Karl Logan, the fifty three year old guitar player for heavy metal legends Manowar, has been arrested in Charlotte, North Carolina and charged with six counts of third degree exploitation of a minor. His bail was set at $35,000 and has been posted. Currently, no further information has been revealed, though the arrest record can be seen at the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office web site by clicking here.

Logan joined Manowar in 1994, replacing David Shankle on guitar and made his recording debut with the band on the “Louder Than Hell” album, which also marked the return of drummer Scott Columbus. In 2016, Manowar announced that they would be retiring after a final world tour dubbed “The Final Battle,” which is currently scheduled to continue into next year.

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Former Judas Priest Drummer Dave Holland Dies Aged 69

As first reported by Spanish newspaper El Progreso, Dave Holland the former drummer of Trapeze and perhaps more notably Judas Priest, has passed away at the age of 69. No cause of death has been confirmed. Holland was a co-founder of the hard rock band Trapeze along with musicians such as Glen Hughes before joining Judas Priest in the summer of 1979, making his recording debut on the classic album, “British Steel” and stuck with the group for ten years before leaving for personal reasons and was replaced by Racer X drummer Scott Travis.

His legacy was marred when in 2004, he was sentenced to eight years in prison for attempted rape and indecent assault against a vulnerable seventeen year old who he had been teaching drums, though he always maintained his innocence. He moved to Spain after his release and died at the Hospital Universitario Lucus Augusti in Lugo, Spain.

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Morbid Angel Premieres New Song “Piles Of Little Arms” From Upcoming New Album “Kingdoms Disdained”

Morbid Angel premieres a new song entitled “Piles Of Little Arms” through premium streaming services. The track is taken from the band’s upcoming new album “Kingdoms Disdained”, which will meet a December 01st release through UDR Music.

The album finds the band reunited with vocalist/bassist Steve Tucker. Furthermore, relative newcomers to the band, guitarist Dan Vadim Von and drummer Scott Fuller, make their recording debut with the band on “Kingdoms Disdained”.

Check out now “Piles Of Little Arms” below.

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Lord Mantis Posts New Song “SIG Safer”

Chicago extreme metal band Lord Mantis will release a new EP titled “NTW” on April 29th via New Density. Today you can also hear a track off the release – check out “SIG Safer” below.

Recorded at Bricktop Recording with engineer Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos, Like Rats) and mastered by Collin Jordan at The Boiler Room (Windhand, YOB, Voivod), the release features searing new songs that build on the music of the group’s 2014 LP, “Death Mask” (Profound Lore).

“NTW” marks the recording debut of the new Lord Mantis line-up, which now features vocalist Dylan O’Toole and bassist Will Lindsay — each formerly of Indian– and guitarist Scott Shellhamer (also of American Heritage) joining the core of guitarist Andrew Markuszewski and drummer Bill Bumgardner.

“The music delves to and draws from the same place Lord Mantis has always drawn from; taking the most vicious aspects of the beast and shoving that in everyone’s face,” comments Markuszewski. “The songs can move anywhere. You have moments on this recording that go from fervent aggression to areas more nauseous and grimey. Every time we write new music we’re more confident than before with what we’re doing. The sound and technique of Lord Mantis is second nature to us, but we’re also never afraid to explore new territory with it.”

1. SIG Safer
2. NTW
3. Semblances
4. Final Division

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Lord Mantis Releasing “NTW” EP

Chicago extreme metal band Lord Mantis will release a new EP titled “NTW” on April 29th via New Density.

Recorded at Bricktop Recording with engineer Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos, Like Rats) and mastered by Collin Jordan at The Boiler Room (Windhand, YOB, Voivod), the release features searing new songs that build off 2014 LP, “Death Mask” (Profound Lore).

“NTW” marks the recording debut of the new Lord Mantis line-up, which now features vocalist Dylan O’Toole and bassist Will Lindsay — each formerly of Indian — and guitarist Scott Shellhamer (also of American Heritage) joining the core of guitarist Andrew Markuszewski and drummer Bill Bumgardner.

“The music delves to and draws from the same place Lord Mantis has always drawn from; taking the most vicious aspects of the beast and shoving that in everyone’s face,” comments Markuszewski. “The songs can move anywhere. You have moments on this recording that go from fervent aggression to areas more nauseous and grimey. Every time we write new music we’re more confident than before with what we’re doing. The sound and technique of Lord Mantis is second nature to us, but we’re also never afraid to explore new territory with it.”

1. SIG Safer
2. NTW
3. Semblances
4. Final Division

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Hatchet Premieres Lyric Video “Living In Extinction” From New Album “Far Beyond Lunacy,”

San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal outfit Hatchet premieres the lyric video “Living In Extinction”, taken from new album “Far Beyond Lunacy,” the band’s third long player. The album is set to drop on October 30th via The End Records. The new album marks the recording debut of the new lineup behind founding member, vocalist and lead guitarist Julz Ramos: Clayton Cagle on guitar, Kody Barba on bass, and Ben Smith on drums.

Explains Ramos:

“The faster, thrashier tracks hit harder than ever before, while the melodic stuff is catchier and we’ve even experimented with some heavier, slower tempos.”

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Suffer The Pain Streaming New Track “Repel The Crown”

Swedish outfit Suffer The Pain recently wrapped up recording debut album “Midnight Sacrifice,” which is due to drop later this year through Phobia Records and Masasiorangutan Records. A new song from the release, titled “Repel The Crown,” is also now online and can be heard in the player below.

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The Haunted Streams New Song “Eye Of The Storm”

Swedish metal pioneers The Haunted have launched a new track “Eye Of The Storm,” featuring the band’s revamped line-up. Taken from a 3-song single of the same name, this title track can be heard below.

Due out tomorrow (January 21st) in North America via Century Media Records, “Eye Of The Storm” will be available as a limited edition 7″ and as a digital single. The track listing is:

1. Eye Of The Storm
2. Infiltrator
3. My Enemy

“Eye Of The Storm” marks The Huanted’s recording debut of the band’s revamped line-up, which includes founding members Jensen (Guitars) and Jonas Bj√∂rler (Bass), returning members Marco Aro (Vocals) and Adrian Erlandsson (Drums), as well as new member Ola Englund (Guitars).

The Haunted’s Jensen comments: “There aren’t superlatives enough to describe how much the band has longed for these three songs to be released. We are sure fans have been anxious to know what the band sounds like today after all the turmoil and old members leaving and new members joining. We feel that these three songs represent the band perfectly. We are currently working on the new album, an album that will be filled to the brim with what we know to be ‘The Haunted’. We’ll start doing gigs this spring and we’ll do festivals all over the place this summer. Get in touch with the festivals you visit (and behave like an animal at) and tell them to get us on the bill! The Haunted is back. Play it loud. No. Louder.”

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Svarthaueg To Begin Recording New Album Next Month

Norwegian act Svarthaueg has announced the band will begin recording debut full-length album “Drakonisk Magi” this coming December. Further details on that upcoming album’s release will be revealed as they are made available.

You can also check out the previously posted song “Balam” in the player below, or find more music from Svarthaueg over at MySpace here.

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