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JUDAS PRIEST Teases 'Lightning Strike' Video

A teaser for the "Lightning Strike" video from JUDAS PRIEST is available below. The full clip will be released tomorrow (Friday, January 5). "Lightning Strike" is taken from JUDAS PRIEST's new album, "Firepower", which will be released in March. The British heavy metal legends spent much of 2017 in the studio recording the follow-up to ...

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MACHINE HEAD's ROBB FLYNN Says It Would Be 'Really Hard' For Him To Sing 'Davidian' In Las Vegas Following Concert Massacre

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn was recently interviewed by The Conductor of the WSOU radio station in South Orange, New Jersey. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the musical direction of the new MACHINE HEAD album, "Catharsis": Robb: "It's definitely ...

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Former METAL CHURCH Singer RONNY MUNROE's DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW Tribute Band Signs With RFL RECORDS

PERFECT STRANGERS, the DEEP PURPLE and RAINBOW tribute band featuring former METAL CHURCH and TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA vocalist Ronny Munroe, has inked a deal with the newly launched RFL Records. Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and founded by Jon Marchewka, RFL was established in July 2016, and created under a parent company, Rock In The Fastlane. The ...

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RON KEEL Signs With MEGADETH Bassist's EMP LABEL GROUP

EMP Label Group, the U.S.-based label of MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, has announced the formation of EMP Outlaw, a southern rock/outlaw country imprint. EMP Outlaw will reissue "Metal Cowboy", the 2014 independent release from STEELER/KEEL vocalist Ron Keel, on March 2. 2018 will also see the studio debut from RON KEEL BAND, the highly anticipated ...

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SEPTICFLESH Releases Official Video For 'Martyr' Song

Greek masters of symphonic death metal SEPTICFLESH have released the official music video for the song "Martyr", directed by longtime collaborator Jon Simvonis. The track is taken from the band's tenth full-length album, "Codex Omega", which was released on September 1 via Prosthetic Records. The disc was produced by Jens Bogren, who has previously worked ...

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SOULFLY: First Taste Of Music For Upcoming Album

The first taste of the material that SOULFLY is planning to record for the follow-up to 2015's "Archangel" album, tentatively due this summer via Nuclear Blast, is available in the clip below. In a recent interview with Metal Wani, Max Cavalera stated about SOULFLY's next disc: "I'm writing right now. When I was home before ...

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SATYRICON Frontman Offers Update On Covers Album, Brain Tumor Battle

SATYRICON frontman Sigurd "Satyr" Wongraven is still hopeful that the band will complete its long-in-the-works covers album. The Norwegian black metal band was originally going to release the covers disc prior to the arrival of its latest collection of all-new material, "Deep Calleth Upon Deep", but unforeseen events, including Satyr's brain-tumor diagnosis in 2015, resulted ...

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Watch Reunited MISFITS Perform At Forum In Los Angeles

Fan-filmed video footage of the classic-era lineup of the horror punk outfit MISFITSGlenn Danzig, Jerry Only and Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein — performing on December 30 at the Forum in Inglewood, California can be seen below. MISFITS enforced a strict no-cellphone policy at its reunion shows in Los Angeles and in Las Vegas ...

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NIKKI SIXX Steps Down As Host Of Syndicated Radio Program 'Sixx Sense With Nikki Sixx': 21-Minute Video Recap

"Sixx Sense With Nikki Sixx", the radio show hosted by MÖTLEY CRÜE and SIXX: A.M. bassist Nikki Sixx, has uploaded a 21-minute video recap featuring footage shot during the program's nearly eight-year existence (February 2010 - December 2017). Said the "Sixx Sense With Nikki Sixx" producers: "When 'Sixx Sense' began, it was our mission to ...

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DEF LEPPARD's JOE ELLIOTT On AC/DC's Handling Of BRIAN JOHNSON's Hearing Loss: 'I Wouldn't Have Done It Like That'

DEF LEPPARD's Joe Elliott says that Axl Rose "did a pretty good job" fronting AC/DC but he believes that the legendary Australian hard rock outfit could have handled Brian Johnson's apparent exit from the group differently. AC/DC postponed the last ten dates of its North American tour last year after doctors told Johnson he faced ...

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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN Recalls Breaking Into KIRK HAMMETT's House: 'He Was More Like The Angry-Then-Disappointed Dad'

Sam Roberts and Dan Soder of SiriusXM's "Jim And Sam Show" recently conducted an interview with ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian about his second book, "Access All Areas: Stories From A Hard Rock Life". You can watch the full chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he documented significant life and career ...

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IGOR CAVALERA Doesn't Think Production On 'Bestial Devastation' And 'Morbid Visions' Did SEPULTURA's Early Sound Justice

United Rock Nations conducted an interview with former SEPULTURA and current CAVALERA CONSPIRACY members Max Cavalera (guitar, vocals) and Igor Cavalera (drums) prior to their December 6 show at Lùsine in Istres, France as part of the "Max & Iggor Cavalera Return To Roots" tour where they were celebrating the 20th anniversary of ...

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TOM KEIFER Says 'Country Influence' In His Music Comes From Listening To THE ROLLING STONES, Not From Living In Nashville

CINDERELLA frontman Tom Keifer has confirmed to AntiHero Magazine that he has commenced writing material for the follow-up to his debut solo album, 2013's "The Way Life Goes". "There has definitely been some song ideas, gathering or collecting," he said. "Once 'The Way Life Goes' was released and the many years that we ...

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EXIT EDEN Feat. AVANTASIA, VISIONS OF ATLANTIS Singers: 'Incomplete' Performance From HAMBURG METAL DAYZ

Professionally filmed video footage of EXIT EDEN, the all-female four-piece ensemble featuring Amanda Somerville, Clémentine Delauney, Marina La Torraca and Anna Brunner, performing a cover version of "Incomplete", originally recorded by BACKSTREET BOYS, on September 22 at the Hamburg Metal Dayz festival in Hamburg, Germany can be seen below. EXIT EDEN unites all attributes ascribed ...

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THERION: First Trailer For 'Beloved Antichrist' Rock Opera

On February 2, symphonic metal pioneers THERION will finally release Christofer Johnsson's monumental brainchild "Beloved Antichrist", a sweeping rock opera loosely inspired by Vladímir Soloviov's "A Short Tale Of The Antichrist". The entire piece reaches an impressive length of three hours. The dramatic and epic opus comes to life through 27 different character roles, performed ...

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Y&T To Release First Acoustic EP In January

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area rockers Y&T will release their first-ever acoustic EP, "Acoustic Classix Vol. 1", in January. Recorded earlier this month, the effort contains six classic Y&T songs, including a few songs fans wouldn't expect to hear acoustically, each with a different spin. Says the band: "This is a very special EP that ...

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ANDI DERIS Says A HELLOWEEN Reunion Album With KAI HANSEN And MICHAEL KISKE 'Would Be A Dream Come True'

Christian Gálvez and Juan Destroyer of MariskalRock TV conducted an interview with vocalist Andi Deris of German power metal legends HELLOWEEN prior to the band's December 9 concert at WiZink Center in Madrid, Spain. The show is part of the band's "Pumpkins United" world tour which features former HELLOWEEN members Michael Kiske (vocals) ...

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GEOFF TATE Says His New Charity Song 'The Way The Wind Blows' Was Inspired By Homeless Problem In His Home City

Former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate recently recorded a brand new song in support of charity. All proceeds from the track, which is titled "The Way The Wind Blows", will benefit MercyWatch, a nonprofit focused on outreach to the homeless community in Snohomish County, located in the U.S. state of Washington, where Tate lives with his ...

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