During the 1990s, it was awesome being a New York Yankees fan. Scott Brosius, Paul O'Neill, Tino Martinez, Bernie, Chuck, Jeter. Then, 9/11 happened, and ever since, it seems as though the Yanks have struggled to get back to the World Series. But this season, something tells me they're going all the way. I just have that same feeling I remember getting every October during the '90s. I mean, A-Rod's bat is actually working, and the team's come-from-behind victories harken back to the 1996 postseason. Sure, I understand that most Americans don't like my home team. And yes, they spend millions every year to get the top free agents. But I'm telling you here and now: the Yankees will be bringing the commissioner's trophy back to the Bronx. By the way, has anyone else noticed Blabbermouth's been down for a week? Let's get to the heavy metal news.

+ Here's yet another list for everyone to argue about. Metal Review has come up with its list of 'The 100 Most Essential Heavy Metal Albums of the Decade.' The site will be revealing its picks 10 at a time. The first 10 include Morbid Angel's 'Gateways to Annihilation,' In Flames' 'Clayman,' Behemoth's 'Zos Kia Cultus,' Lamb of God's 'As the Palaces Burn' and Neurosis' 'Given to the Rising.' Who do you think should make the list?

+ Fu Manchu will issue its 11th album, 'Signs Of Infinite Power,' today. But you can hear a new track from the disc called 'Gargantuan March.'

+ Dillinger Escape Plan's newest member, James Hetfield?

+ Iwrestledabearonce, Inhale Exhale, Miss May I and Of Machines will be teaming up in December for a bunch of shows, which kick off Dec. 6 in Wilmington, Del., and run through Dec. 18 in Evansville, Ind.

+ This is rather cool. Rodrigo y Gabriella performing Metallica's 'Orion' with Robert Trujillo.

+ I See Stars, We Came as Romans, Of Mice and Men and Broadway will be touring this fall. Dates are booked between Nov. 25 in Mt. Clemens, Mich., and Dec. 19 in Grand Rapids, Mich.

+ Chimaira are tracking a song at Ohio's Spider Studios. For what, we have no idea.

+ Cancer Bats, Anti-Flag, Aiden and Fireworks will be hitting the road starting Jan. 12 in Detroit. The tour goes through Feb. 6 in Millvale, Penn.

+ Gwen Stacy's entire new album 'A Dialogue' is streaming now. The disc hits stores today.

+ Anew Revolution is working on a new album, which should be in stores early next year. Tentative title tracks include 'Ashes From Stone,' 'Crucify' and 'Head Against the Wall.'

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