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Avenged Sevenfold vs. Volbeat – Cage Match

Photos: Warner / Erik Weis Avenged Sevenfold beat out Marilyn Manson in the last Cage Match, but will they be able to beat today’s competition? Danish band Volbeat heat up the Cage Match with their brand new single ‘Heaven Nor Hell’ off of their latest album ‘Beyond Hell / Above Heaven.’ Volbeat have had a busy year in support of the new album such as playing Wacken Open Air 2012 and being a part of this year’s Gigantour along with Motorhead, Megadeth and Lacuna Coil. So will Avenged Sevenfold continue to ‘Carry On’ with another win or will Volbeat get a victory here on earth with ‘Heaven Nor Hell.’ (This Cage Match will run until Monday, Oct. 1, at 8AM ET. Fans can vote once per hour! So come back and vote often to make sure your favorite song wins!) Avenged Sevenfold, ‘Carry On’ Volbeat, ‘Heaven Nor Hell’ ? Sorry, you need to have javascript running to see this poll. ? Email Me When Cage Match Winners Are Announced Enter your email address below to receive the Loudwire newsletter, which will include notification of the daily winner of the Cage Match, as well as our top stories of the day. Email Rules of Cage Match: Fans can vote once per hour for their favorite song. If a song remains the reigning champ for five straight cage matches, it is retired to the Loudwire Cage Match Hall of Fame. With so many great songs out there, we have to give other bands a chance!

Opeth’s Mikael Akerfeldt Talks Writing New Material and Past Lineup Changes

With Opeth recently wrapping up their North American co-headlining tour with Mastodon and their last release ‘Heritage’ about to turn a year old in September, vocalist and guitarist Mikael Akerfeldt said that he has started writing for a new disc, although he admits that the writing process is only in the beginning stages. PitCam.TV spoke to Akerfeldt at the 2012 Wacken Open Air festival held in Germany on Aug. 2-4.

Concertgoer Dies at Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany

The 2012 Wacken Open Air Festival is now over, but sad news to report as the organizers of the event confirm that one concertgoer has been pronounced dead after what appears to be an accidental carbon monoxide poisoning on the festival’s campgrounds. According to, the ICS Festival Service GmbH released the following statement regarding the death: Unfortunately, we have sad news: We were informed by the German Red Cross

Anthrax, Nightwish, Arch Enemy + More Confirmed for Wacken Open Air 2013

As the 2012 Wacken Open Air festival winds down in Germany, the 2013 lineup is already being announced band by band. The 24th Wacken Open Air festival is scheduled for Aug. 1-3, 2013. As the lineup starts to take shape, several rock and metal highlights are popping up. Anthrax, who just wrapped up Mayhem Fest, will play the massive festival in addition to the legendary Deep Purple and Sabaton. The

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