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Former JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist K.K. DOWNING Is Not Interested In Starting Brand New Band

Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Ken "K.K." Downing was recently interviewed by the "Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" podcast. You can now listen to the chat using the widget below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the deterioration of his relationship with JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Glenn Tipton: Downing: "I think everyone will know ...

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ANTHRAX Guitarist SCOTT IAN On His Spoken-Word Performances: 'I Just Kind Of Build It As I Go'

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian recently spoke with Double Kick about "One Man Riot", his upcoming spoken-word tour of Australia. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the inspiration behind "One Man Riot": Scott: "I get asked all the time, 'What's the craziest thing I've ever seen?', ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO Says SONS OF APOLLO Will Record Sophomore Album In 2019

Vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (SONS OF APOLLO, W.E.T., TALISMAN) recently spoke with Midlands Metalheads Radio. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his extensive discography: Jeff: "If you add all the albums I've sung lead on, not including background vocals — not just bands, but things ...

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DEICIDE: 'Defying The Sacred' Video

"Defying The Sacred", the new video from Florida death metal veterans DEICIDE, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's long-awaited new album, "Overtures Of Blasphemy", which was released on September 14 via Century Media. The follow-up to 2013's "In The Minds Of Evil" was produced by Jason Suecof (THE BLACK DAHLIA ...

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RIVAL SONS Release Music Video For New Song 'Do Your Worst'

Nashville/Los Angeles quartet RIVAL SONS has released "Do Your Worst", the first new music to be made available from the band's forthcoming LP, expected to arrive early next year on Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb's Low Country Sound imprint via Atlantic. Vocalist Jay Buchanan commented on how "Do Your Worst" was born: "Sometimes environment really ...

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VERMITHRAX To Release 'Imperium Draconus' Album In October

Pittsburgh power thrashers VERMITHRAX have inked a deal with Divebomb Records for the release of their sophomore album, "Imperium Draconus", which is due October 12. Striving to resuscitate the aggressive, driving metal of the mid-'80s thrash scene, VERMITHRAX was forged in 2012 by vocalist Chris "Croy" Roy (READING ZERO, EMANCIPATION SYNDICATE) and drummer J.R. Jameson ...

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Former SCORPIONS Drummer JAMES KOTTAK Says That He 'Will Be Involved' When Band Eventually Gets Inducted Into ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME

Former SCORPIONS drummer James Kottak says that he "will be involved" when the band eventually gets inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. The German hard rockers, who been eligible for the honor since 1997, had been the decade-long international long shot when their 1982 album, "Blackout", blew up Top 10 in the ...

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K.K. DOWNING On IAN HILL's Explanation For Why Guitarist Wasn't Invited To Rejoin JUDAS PRIEST: 'Complete Load Of Bollocks'

Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing has dismissed as a "load of bollocks" bassist Ian Hill's explanation for why he wasn't invited to rejoin the band following Glenn Tipton's decision to retire from the road due to his battle with Parkinson's disease. In a recent interview with Backstage Axxess, Hill said that the ...

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'AC/DC 1973-1980: The Bon Scott Years' Book Due In November

"AC/DC 1973-1980: The Bon Scott Years", a richly illustrated guide to the glory years of Australia's finest musical export, will be published on November 14 by Jawbone Press. To fans and critics alike, the years 1973 to 1980 — the Bon Scott era — are the most significant of AC/DC's five-decade career. In a prolific ...

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Drummer ANDY WHALE Exits MEMORIAM

Birmingham, United Kingdom-based death/grind metal band MEMORIAM has announced the departure of drummer Andy Whale. The group said in a statement: "Those who know Andy will know he is a fiercely proud family man and father. "He wants to be with the first love of his life, which is his partner and children, more and ...

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Video Premiere: URIAH HEEP's 'Take Away My Soul'

The official music video for the song "Take Away My Soul" from British classic rock icons URIAH HEEP can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's 25th studio album, "Living The Dream", which will be released on September 14 via Frontiers Music Srl. In conjunction with this release through Frontiers Music Srl, ...

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GAMA BOMB: 'Bring Out The Monster' Video

Irish thrashers GAMA BOMB have released a music video for new single "Bring Out The Monster". The track is taken from the band's sixth album, "Speed Between The Lines", due out October 12 via AFM Records. "Speed Between The Lines" was produced by longtime GAMA BOMB collaborator Scott Atkins (CRADLE OF FILTH, SYLOSIS). The album's ...

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Listen To New TERROR Song 'Spirit Of Sacrifice'

Influential hardcore veterans TERROR will release their seventh full-length album, "Total Retaliation", on September 28 via Pure Noise Records. The disc's second single, "Spirit Of Sacrifice", can be streamed below. Stated vocalist Scott Vogel: "This is TERROR 2018. This is who we are and how we live. This is our definition of hardcore and the ...

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Video Premiere: STEVE PERRY's 'No More Cryin''

Former JOURNEY vocalist Steve Perry has released the official music video for his latest solo single, "No More Cryin'". The song is taken from "Traces", his first solo album in more than two decades, which will be released on October 5 via Fantasy Records (a division of Concord Records/UMG). Co-written by Perry and Dan Wilson ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's IAN HILL On Why K.K. DOWNING Wasn't Asked To Return: 'KEN Playing GLENN's Parts Wouldn't Have Sounded Right'

Backstage Axxess recently conducted an interview with bassist Ian Hill of British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On recording their new album "Firepower" live in the studio: Ian: "We had two producers in Tom Allom and Andy Sneap. ...

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ANTHRAX: 'State Of Euphoria' 30th-Anniversary Deluxe Reissue Details Revealed

On October 5, Island Records/Ume/Universal Music will release the 30th-anniversary, 2CD deluxe edition of ANTHRAX's fourth studio album, "State Of Euphoria". The package will consist of two discs: Disc One is the fully remastered album, all of the B-sides originally released in conjunction with the album, and "Antisocial" recorded live in London at the Hammersmith ...

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PIG DESTROYER: 'Mt. Skull' Video Released

"Mt. Skull", the new video from PIG DESTROYER, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's first album in six years, "Head Cage" (named after a grisly medieval torture device), which will be released on September 7 via Relapse Records. The "Mt. Skull" clip was directed by Joe Stakun. The band states: ...

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