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Slipknot's M. Shawn Crahan aka Clown will direct Hollywood Undead's video for "We Are," the band's new single from their forthcoming album Notes From the Underground.

On the selection, Da Kurlzz said, "We are very excited to be working with someone that thinks as progressively about their art as we do. Clown is a great director, and together we are going to deliver something truly memorable."

Crahan made his acting debut in a thriller called The Devil's Carnival that came out earlier this year. The theme park-based flick from hell was directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, also known for the cult hit, Repo! The Genetic Opera.

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Century Media has added Swedish black metal band Watain to its roster. The band offered a grim and kvlt statement about their new label digs:

We are writing this from a magical place of desolation and desert-like vastness, where wondrous things are at this very moment taking place. Things that will come to colour our world as well as yours in the strangest hues for many years to come. We are entering this new chapter of Watain with a will and confidence to make it the most diverse and rememberable so far. And with the things that we have in mind for the future, it looks like it will be just so. Just wait and see, f***ers! Loud and terrible shall the trumpets of Devils sound... [Via Press Release]

Congrats to Emmure! The band will play its 1000th show on Saturday, Nov. 17 in London. That's a huge deal, not to mention a lot of shows. Watch Emmure's Frankie Palmieri's video message about the milestone below.

One of the best things about the black metal genre is that it's comical even when it's not supposed to be. Nothing illustrates the unintentional humor in the genre more than these black metal memes. [Loudwire]