It was a short, yet busy week for the staff here at Noisecreep, filled with video premieres, exclusive interviews, and a ton of heavy metal and hardcore news. And each Saturday, we like to provide you with a recap of all the great work we've done this week... with some handy links to bring you straight to some of our biggest scoops. Unfortunately, though, the week ended with a tragic loss for the metal community.

+ German Viking metallers StrydegoR revealed that 20-year-old guitarist Slava Giebel was killed in a fatal car wreck the night of May 23, less than two weeks before the release of the band's debut disc, "Back On Ancient Traces." In a statement, the band said the "most important thing is that Slava never be forgotten...Thanks Slava for all of the wonderful times we had together at concerts, parties, rehearsals."

+ We brought you an update on "American Idol" runner-up Adam Lambert, and those pesky rumors claiming he'll take over for Paul Rodgers as the new frontman for Queen, and we caught up with New Orleans' Goatwhore to talk about their forthcoming album.

+ We had a very interesting chat with Doomriders, brought you a studio update from the one and only Atreyu, and caught up with Lacuna Coil, who need your help.

+ Slayer's Kerry King told us what fans can expect this summer, on the RockStar Mayhem Festival, and got a graphic blow-by-blow account of Bury Your Dead's recent, near-fatal van wreck.

+ We brought you the premiere of Halestorm's awesome new video, and found out that R. Kelly makes a special appearance on the cover of Iwrestledabearonce's new album.

+ Marilyn Manson spoke to us about how he's still a controversy magnet, and his break-up with Evan Rachel Wood. Manson's new disc, 'The High End of Low,' is in stores now.

+ We blew off some bottle rockets with the Chariot, and Rob Halford talked to us about Judas Priest's summer tour, and what fans can expect from the British metal icons.