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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Guitarist On GLENN TIPTON's Retirement From Touring: 'It's Really, Really Sad'

AVENGED SEVENFOLD guitarist Synyster Gates was recently interviewed by Meltdown of Detroit's WRIF radio station. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. Asked for his thoughts about JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Glenn Tipton, who recently announced that he was retiring from the road due to his battle with Parkinson's disease, Gates ...

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Video Premiere: JUDAS PRIEST's 'Spectre'

The official video for "Spectre", a brand new song from British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Firepower", which is being released today (Friday, March 9) via Epic. The follow-up to 2014's "Redeemer Of Souls" was recorded by British producer Andy Sneap, the ...

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RICHIE FAULKNER Says 'There Has Been No Discussion Yet' About Whether JUDAS PRIEST Can Continue Beyond 'Firepower' Tour

Richie Faulkner says that "there has been no discussion yet" about whether JUDAS PRIEST can continue beyond the "Firepower" album and tour without Glenn Tipton performing with the band. Tipton, who is now 70 and has appeared on every PRIEST album since the band's 1974's debut set, "Rocka Rolla", is not quitting the band, but ...

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NEVERMORE's 'The Complete Collection': Unboxing Video

On March 9, Century Media Records will release "The Complete Collection" by NEVERMORE, an impressive 12-disc CD box set including all studio releases, the "Year Of The Voyager" live album as well as a disc of rarities. Limited to 2,000 copies, it also includes a numbered collector's certificate, an 80-page booklet (with lyrics, photos, liner ...

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Watch SAXON Perform In Cambridge, England

Fan-filmed video footage of SAXON's February 24 performance at Corn Exchange in Cambridge, England can be seen below. SAXON's 22nd studio album, "Thunderbolt", was released on February 2 via Militia Guard (Silver Lining Music). The follow-up to 2015's "Battering Ram" was once again helmed by producer Andy Sneap, who has previously worked with JUDAS PRIEST, ...

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ARSIS Signs With AGONIA RECORDS

Virginia Beach, Virginia's ARSIS, a standout in the technical, melodic death metal genre, has inked a record deal with Agonia Records. The agreement excludes North, South and Central America, where the band's product will be released by Nuclear Blast Records. ARSIS entered AudioHammer Studio in Sandord, Florida in late 2017 with producer Mark Lewis (WHITECHAPEL, ...

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HALFORD Fires Back At DOWNING For Insinuating TIPTON's Parts On JUDAS PRIEST's 'Firepower' Were Laid Down By Producer

Rob Halford has fired back at K.K. Downing over the former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist's insinuation that producer Andy Sneap was covering Glenn Tipton's parts on the band's new album, insisting that "everything that you hear from Glenn on 'Firepower' is the amazing Glenn Tipton." Two weeks after Tipton announced that he was retiring from the ...

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QUIET RIOT Drummer Encourages Fans To See Classic Rock Acts While They Still Can: 'There May Not Be A Next Time'

QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali recently appeared on the "Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On whether classic rock is in danger of fading away in the coming years: Frankie: "I think that could be a reality for a couple ...

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Former JUDAS PRIEST, SCORPIONS, ALICE COOPER, OZZY OSBOURNE Members Join Forces In A NEW REVENGE

A NEW REVENGE (formerly PROJECT ROCK and ROCKSTAR) — the band featuring former members of JUDAS PRIEST, ALICE COOPER, OZZY OSBOURNE and SCORPIONS — has inked a deal with Australia's fastest-growing independent record label Golden Robot Records. The group's debut album will be released later this year. A NEW REVENGE features one of the finest ...

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Listen To Snippet Of New JUDAS PRIEST Song 'Evil Never Dies'

A short preview of the song "Evil Never Dies" from British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST is available below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Firepower", which will be released on March 9 via Epic. The follow-up to 2014's "Redeemer Of Souls" was recorded by British producer Andy Sneap, the band's longtime ...

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Listen To Snippet Of New JUDAS PRIEST Song 'Traitors Gate'

A short preview of the song "Traitors Gate" from British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST is available below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Firepower", which will be released on March 9 via Epic. The follow-up to 2014's "Redeemer Of Souls" was recorded by British producer Andy Sneap, the band's longtime collaborator ...

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Firepower - JUDAS PRIEST

Scrutiny follows anyone and everyone. No one is exempt from it, whether you're J.J. Abrams, a decorated Olympian or a time-honored heavy metal act. All fall under the microscope, and each have their devotees and detractors champing at the bit to toss their two cents into any forum fostering commentary. Since Rob Halford’s 2003 return ...

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