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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist K.K. DOWNING Returns To Stage For First Time In 10 Years (Video)

Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing joined ex-MANOWAR axeman Ross "The Boss" Friedman for four songs earlier today (Sunday, August 11) at this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival at Catton Park, Derbyshire, United Kingdom. This marked K.K.'s first public performance since October 17, 2009 when JUDAS PRIEST played the final "British Steel 30th Anniversary" date ...

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OSCAR DRONJAK Explains HAMMERFALL's Songwriting Process: 'It's Like A Slow Grinding Wheel'

In an interview with Xander from Total Rock Radio at this year's Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany, guitarist Oscar Dronjak of Swedish metal veterans HAMMERFALL delved deep into his songwriting process. With 11 studio albums under their belt, including HAMMERFALL's forthcoming effort, "Dominion", Dronjak explained how advancements in modern technology and the band's ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER On His Most Embarrassing Onstage Moment: 'Luckily, I've Always Got Away Scot-Free'

In a recent interview with KISW's "Metal Shop", JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner was asked to reveal his most embarrassing onstage moment. He said (hear audio below): "Oh, wow. I've gotta think hard about that. Luckily — I shouldn't say this, because when you say it, something always happens — luckily, I've always got away ...

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Producer MICHAEL WAGENER On SKID ROW's Self-Titled Debut: 'To This Day, It's Still My Favorite Record That I Recorded'

In conjunction with a recent Metal Hammer retrospective on SKID ROW's self-titled 1989 debut, producer Michael Wagener spoke with writer Clay Marshall about the making of the album. Some select "outtakes" follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his first impressions of SKID ROW: Michael: "Atlantic flew me out to see SKID ROW in Jersey. I ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON On New MEGADETH Album: 'It's A Good Vision Of Hope To Keep Working Forward On A Creative Endeavor Together'

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson recently spoke with Meltdown of the Detroit radio station 101 WRIF. The full conversation can be streamed at this location. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his new solo album, "Sleeping Giants": David: "'Sleeping Giants' is really a compilation of some brand new tracks that I've ...

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LIV SIN: 'Chapter Of The Witch' Lyric Video Released

Swedish quintet LIV SIN, led by the unmistakable vocals of Liv Jagrell (ex-SISTER SIN), has released its new single and lyric video, "Chapter Of The Witch". For the lyric video, the band has teamed up with Brutal Planet. Regarding the track, Liv says, "'Chapter Of The Witch' symbolizes that hopefully we will soon be entering ...

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SEPULTURA Begins Recording New Album; Early 2020 Release Expected

Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA have entered the studio to begin recording their new album for a tentative February 2020 release via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2017's "Machine Messiah" is once again being recorded at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden with producer Jens Bogren, who has previously worked with SOILWORK, OPETH, KATATONIA, AMON AMARTH, KREATOR ...

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Video Premiere: STEEL PANTHER's 'Always Gonna Be A Ho'

"Always Gonna Be A Ho", the new video from California glam metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's fifth studio album, "Heavy Metal Rules", which will be released on September 27. The disc, which is described in a press release as a "heavy metal version of a ...

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Listen To New SKINLAB Song 'Overcoming'

The official visualizer for "Overcoming", a brand new song from veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers SKINLAB, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Venomous", which will be released in October via Art Is War Records. The disc was produced and mixed by Ulrich Wild. "Venomous" marks SKINLAB's recording ...

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DESTRUCTION: 'Inspired By Death' Visualizer Video

The official visualizer video for "Inspired By Death" from German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION can be viewed below. The song is taken from the band's 17th studio album, "Born To Perish", which is being released today (Friday, August 9) via Nuclear Blast. The disc was recorded in January and February 2019 with V.O. Pulver (PRO-PAIN, ...

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BABYMETAL: 'Metal Galaxy' Album Details Revealed

Japanese pop metal act BABYMETAL will release its third album, "Metal Galaxy", on October 11 via earMUSIC/Edel. The follow-up to 2016's "Metal Resistance" is based on the concept of "The Odyssey Of Metal Galaxy". "Metal Galaxy" contains 14 songs, including include the four singles that have been released over the course of the last few ...

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SLEEPING WITH SIRENS: 'Agree To Disagree' Music Video

"Agree To Disagree", the new music video from SLEEPING WITH SIRENS, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's fifth full-length album, "How It Feels To Be Lost", which will be released on September 6 via Sumerian Records. The follow-up to 2017's "Gossip" was recorded at MDDN Studios in Los Angeles and ...

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We Are Not Your Kind - SLIPKNOT

Few would have expected how big SLIPKNOT was going to become considering their humble beginnings in America's Heartland. But the Des Moines, Iowa-based band has become seemingly larger than life to some. They're a household name. They are veritable rock stars. They are a modern-day KISS. Some metal purists ignorantly write them off by trivializing ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Guitarist Doesn't Care How Long It Takes To Complete New Album: 'We Have One Objective: It Has To Be Good'

In a brand new interview with "The Art And Span Show", FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH guitarist Zoltan Bathory was asked to clarify his recent claim that the group upcoming eighth album will see him and his bandmates "shifting back to that heavier side" of their sound. "This answer will cause a debate in certain forums," ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: 'The Verdict' Behind-The-Scenes Studio Footage

An eight-minute video featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "The Verdict", the latest album from QUEENSRŸCHE, can be seen below. "The Verdict" was released in March via Century Media Records. The disc was produced, mixed, and mastered by Chris "Zeuss" Harris (ROB ZOMBIE, ICED EARTH, HATEBREED) at Uberbeatz in Lynwood, Washington; Planet-Z in Wilbraham, ...

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DIAMOND HEAD: 'The Sleeper' Lyric Video

NWOBHM pioneers DIAMOND HEAD have released a lyric video for the song "The Sleeper". The track is taken from the band's latest album, "The Coffin Train", which was released in May via Silver Lining Music. The disc's fourth single, "The Sleeper" is epic, commencing with calm and sober vocals that build into a poignant and ...

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