Have you been spending too much time looking up travel costs to Mexico or some other South American country so you can catch the Pantera reunion this December and couldn’t keep up with all of the week’s top metal news? Don’t you worry your pretty little head there, child. Papa Hesher’s got’cha covered with the top stories from this week to get you all up to date.

Frank Bello Reveals That the Cancelled European Anthrax Tour “Was Three Times” the Original Budget

Review: Lamb of God’s Omens is a Ticking Timebomb of a Wake-Up Call

Chad Kroeger Thinks The Pantera Reunion Will Rule “As Long as Philip Anselmo Brings It”

Slipknot’s Jim Root “Didn’t Have A Ton of Creative Input” and Feels Unsure About The End, So Far

Dave Mustaine Wants to Write Music with James Hetfield Again

Review: Slipknot’s The End, So Far Ushers in a New Era

Skid Row’s Dave ‘Snake’ Sabo on Possible Sebastian Bach Return: “He Wasn’t Even a Part of Our Thought Process”

Vektor’s David DiSanto: “Hopefully People Will Eventually Be Able to Judge Us on Our Music”

“Mouth for War”: Top 11 Covers of Pantera Classics

Watch James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich Send Love Messages to Each Other Over the Internet