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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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OPETH: First Trailer For 'Garden Of The Titans: Live At Red Rocks Amphitheatre'

Swedish progressive metal veterans OPETH will release "Garden Of The Titans: Live At Red Rocks Amphitheatre" on November 2 via Moderbolaget Records/Nuclear Blast Entertainment. This historic event was captured for the DVD, Blu-ray and vinyl formats during the band's May 11, 2017 performance at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, Colorado. Both the DVD and ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE Joined By SEPULTURA, ARCH ENEMY, OVERKILL, ACCEPT Members At New York City Concert (Video)

METAL ALLEGIANCE — with its four core members: David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) and Mark Menghi — played a record-release show for its sophomore album, "Volume 2 – Power Drunk Majesty", this past Thursday (September 6) at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City. Special guests at ...

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K.K. DOWNING On His Return To JUDAS PRIEST: 'I Was Waiting For The Phone To Ring And It Never Did'

Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing says that he never had a chance to even contemplate the possibility of rejoining the band following Glenn Tipton's decision to retire from the road due to his battle with Parkinson's disease. Tipton was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease four years ago — after being stricken by the condition at ...

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OPETH: 'Demon Of The Fall' Performance Clip From 'Garden Of The Titans: Live At Red Rocks Amphitheatre'

Swedish progressive metal veterans OPETH will release "Garden Of The Titans: Live At Red Rocks Amphitheatre" on November 2 via Moderbolaget Records/Nuclear Blast Entertainment. This historic event was captured for the DVD, Blu-ray and vinyl formats during the band's May 11, 2017 performance at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, Colorado. Both the DVD and ...

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Unbroken - TOKYO BLADE

TOKYO BLADE is one of the special bands that comprise the highly esteemed NWOBHM scene. The act initially formed in the late seventies—previously using the monikers WHITE DIAMOND, KILLER and GENGHIS KHAN—and aside from two extended periods of inactivity following disbanding, the band has been kicking out the heavy metal jams for almost 30 years. ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Frontman Is Seven Months Sober

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH frontman Ivan Moody says that he has been sober for a little over half a year. Moody opened up about his struggles with alcohol addiction during a brand new interview with the WEBN radio station. Saying that it's been "seven months" since he stopped drinking, Moody admitted that he was "back ...

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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist K.K. DOWNING On Relationship With His Former Bandmates: The 'Mutual-Respect Thing Seems To Be Drifting Away'

In a brand new interview with the "Iron City Rocks" podcast, ex-JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing was asked if he would ever entertain reconnecting with his former bandmates if the opportunity presented itself. "I don't know what happened," K.K. said. "I tried to leave discreetly [and] quietly, and that was it. But when ...

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VOIVOD Drummer Says 'The Wake' Is 'One Of The Most Intricate Albums' Band Has Ever Done

Sonic Perspectives recently conducted an interview with drummer Michel "Away" Langevin of Canadian progressive sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD about the band's forthcoming studio album, "The Wake". You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what fans can expect from "The Wake": Away: "This is one ...

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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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For The Love Of Metal - Dee Snider

A House of Hair moment this is not. Officially retiring TWISTED SISTER from all activity following the passing of drummer A.J. Pero, Dee Snider answered a calling to perform new solo material. Enduring the further loss of his mother, Snider found a new habitat amongst a younger hardcore/metalcore community with which to voice his grief. ...

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