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OVERKILL: Second Trailer For 'Live In Overhausen'

The second trailer for "Live In Overhausen" from legendary New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL can be seen below. The set will be released on May 18 via Nuclear Blast. Celebrating the band's history, "Live In Overhausen" captured not one but two album anniversaries. Fans assembled on April 16, 2016 at Turbinenhalle 2 in Oberhausen, Germany for ...

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BIFF BYFORD Says Timeless Songs Are Key To SAXON's Success

SAXON frontman Biff Byford was recently interviewed by Meltdown of Detroit's WRIF radio station. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. Asked what has been the key to SAXON's success, Biff said: "I think just keep releasing great albums, really — trying to make the music that you write as ...

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NITA STRAUSS Says 'Crossroads' Movie Changed Her Life: 'All I Did From That Moment Forward Was Play The Guitar'

Guitarist Nita Strauss (ALICE COOPER, WE START WARS) was recently interviewed by Sweetwater's Nick Bowcott. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On what motivates her: Nita: "I guess sheer force of will and stubbornness. I've never met a girl in my life that wasn't pretty stubborn ...

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RICHIE FAULKNER On Performing JUDAS PRIEST Classics: 'The Challenge Is Capturing The Vibe Of The Original'

Lana of the Milwaukee, Wisconsin radio station 102.9 The Hog recently conducted an interview with JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. Asked which PRIEST song has been most challenging for him to play, Faulkner said: "They're not challenging in the sense of… PRIEST were ...

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Conqueror's Oath - VISIGOTH

Someone apparently needs to claim MANOWAR's torch following that band's "Final Battle" farewell pillage. IRON FIRE is one contender, PRIMAL FEAR and ANGEL DUST are others. 3 INCHES OF BLOOD had its chance. HAMMERFALL is the most logical successor to the leftover vacancy in sword and sorcery-themed power metal, but don't tell VISIGOTH that. History ...

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AMON AMARTH's JOHAN HEGG: 'If I Don't Have The Connection With The Audience, I Feel That I Failed As A Frontman'

Ben of Australia's "The Moshpit Backstage" podcast recently conducted an interview with frontman Johan Hegg of Swedish death metal veterans AMON AMARTH. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how he prepares for an AMON AMARTH live show: Johan: "I think it's different for all of ...

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TREMONTI: 'A Dying Machine' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for "A Dying Machine", the title track of the fourth album from TREMONTI, the band comprised of Mark Tremonti on vocals/guitars, Eric Friedman on guitars, and Garrett Whitlock on drums, can be seen below. Due on June 8 via Napalm Records, the disc was produced by Michael "Elvis" Baskette, who has ...

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Former JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist K.K. DOWNING Unveils Cover Art For U.S. Edition Of 'Heavy Duty' Autobiography

The cover art of the U.S edition of former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing's forthcoming autobiography can be seen below. "Heavy Duty: Days And Nights In Judas Priest" will be released on September 18 via Da Capo Press. The book was co-written by the Scottish author and journalist Mark Eglinton, whose previous collaborations include "Official ...

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ANTHRAX Drummer Discusses Making Of 'Kings Among Scotland' DVD In New Trailer

Multi-Grammy-nominated thrash icons ANTHRAX will see "Kings Among Scotland", the band's long-awaited live-in-concert DVD, arrive in stores and online on April 27 (Megaforce). Captured on February 15, 2017 at the band's sold-out concert at Glasgow's historic venue Barrowland Ballroom, the two-hour "Kings Among Scotland" incorporates the band's entire live show along with interviews, behind-the-scenes footage ...

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POWERWOLF Unveils 'The Sacrament Of Sin' Cover Artwork, Track Listing

German metallers POWERWOLF will release their seventh album, "The Sacrament Of Sin", later in the year via Napalm Records. The follow-up to 2015's "Blessed & Possessed" was recorded at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden with producer Jens Bogren, who has previously worked with KREATOR, DRAGONFORCE, SEPULTURA and PARADISE LOST, among others. Guitarist Matthew Greywolf ...

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MICHAEL SWEET: 'Controversy Follows STRYPER'

Bay Ragni of Totally Driven Radio recently conducted an interview with STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether STRYPER is always "one of controversy": Michael: "[Laughs] Well, controversy follows STRYPER, we don't follow it. It's just kind of par for the ...

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BIFF BYFORD On SAXON's Struggles During Mid-1980s: 'I Think Everybody Lost Their Way A Bit Around That Time, Actually'

Tony Heare of Midlands Metalheads Radio's "The Breakfast Show" conducted an interview with frontman Biff Byford of British metal legends SAXON during a recent stop on their European tour with DIAMOND HEAD and ROCK GODDESS. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On ...

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ANTHRAX: First Trailer For 'Kings Among Scotland' DVD

Multi-Grammy-nominated thrash icons ANTHRAX will see "Kings Among Scotland", the band's long-awaited live-in-concert DVD, arrive in stores and online on April 27 (Megaforce). Captured on February 15, 2017 at the band's sold-out concert at Glasgow's historic venue Barrowland Ballroom, the two-hour "Kings Among Scotland" incorporates the band's entire live show along with interviews, behind-the-scenes footage ...

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ROCK GODDESS To Release 'This Time' Album In October

The reunited original lineup of ROCK GODDESS — the female power trio from the days of NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) featuring sisters Jody and Julie Turner along with bassist Tracey Lamb — will enter a London studio on May 14 with producer Wes Maebe (UB40, Robert Plant, NEW MODEL ARMY, PRAYING MANTIS) ...

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TREMONTI: More 'A Dying Machine' Album Details Revealed

TREMONTI, the band comprised of Mark Tremonti on vocals/guitars, Eric Friedman on guitars, and Garrett Whitlock on drums, will release its fourth full-length album, "A Dying Machine", on June 8 via Napalm Records. The disc was produced by Michael "Elvis" Baskette, who has helmed all previous TREMONTI albums along with ALTER BRIDGE's last four long-players. ...

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OVERKILL: First Trailer For 'Live In Overhausen'

The first trailer for "Live In Overhausen" from legendary New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL can be seen below. The set will be released on May 18 via Nuclear Blast. Celebrating the band's history, "Live In Overhausen" captured not one but two album anniversaries. Fans assembled on April 16, 2016 at Turbinenhalle 2 in Oberhausen, Germany for ...

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New IRON MAIDEN Pinball Machines Available Through STERN PINBALL

Stern Pinball, Inc., the world's oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball machines, today announced the availability of a new line of "Legacy of the Beast" pinball machines that honor the classic and iconic rock band IRON MAIDEN. Formed in 1975, IRON MAIDEN led the wave of British heavy metal music and became a global ...

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IRON MAIDEN Pinball Machine Coming Soon From STERN PINBALL

Stern Pinball has released a teaser for the IRON MAIDEN "Legacy Of The Beast"-themed pinball machine, due later this year. The short promotional clip below features the IRON MAIDEN logo with the band's classic song "Wasted Years" from 1986's "Somewhere In Time" album as the backing track. Stern Pinball is the world's oldest and largest ...

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