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SODOM Announces New Lineup, Expands To Four-Piece

While rumors are still flying thick and fast in the media, Thomas "Angelripper" Such has already announced the new lineup of his band SODOM: guitarist Frank "Blackfire" Gosdzik (also formerly of KREATOR, ASSASSIN) has rejoined the group, with Stefan "Husky" Hüskens (ASPHYX, DESASTER) set to man the drum kit, and Yorck Segatz (BEYONDITION) on second ...

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ACE FREHLEY To Perform On This Year's 'Kiss Kruise'

Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley has been added to the list of performers who will appear on The KISS Kruise VIII. The cruise is set to sail on Halloween (October 31) on Norwegian Jade leaving out of Miami, Florida. Also scheduled to play on the ship this year are KISS, former KISS and current GRAND ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Teases New Song 'Spectre'

A 12-second snippet of the new JUDAS PRIEST song "Spectre" is available in the YouTube clip below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming 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 Tom ...

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Watch Former METALLICA Bassist JASON NEWSTED Perform Cover Of NEIL YOUNG's 'Rockin' In The Free World'

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted and his THE CHOPHOUSE BAND performed yesterday (Friday, January 12) at the Cultural Council in Lake Worth, Florida. You can watch video footage of their rendition of the Neil Young classic "Rockin' In The Free World" below. Named after Jason's four recording studio facilities around the U.S. and featuring a ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Bassist Pays Tribute To 'Brilliant' 'Painkiller' Producer CHRIS TSANGARIDES: 'It's A Great Loss To Metal'

JUDAS PRIEST bassist Ian Hill was recently interviewed by Metal Shock Finland. The full conversation can be heard at this location. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET and Metal Shock Finland): On the recent passing of Chris Tsangarides, who produced the band's albums "Painkiller" and "Jugulator": Ian: "The first ...

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SODOM Guitarist And Drummer Were Fired Via WhatsApp

Guitarist Bernd "Bernemann" Kost and drummer Markus "Makka" Freiwald have released a joint statement regarding their departure from legendary German thrashers SODOM. SODOM bassist/vocalist and sole remaining original member Thomas "Angelripper" Such announced on Friday (January 5) that he made the decision to part ways with Kost and Freiwald because he wanted to "start all ...

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Legendary Rock Producer CHRIS TSANGARIDES Dead At 61

Legendary rock producer Chris Tsangarides passed away early this morning (Sunday, January 7) after reportedly being taken ill at the start of the year. According to his daughter Anastasia Tsangarides, Chris was battling pneumonia and heart failure at the time of his death. He was 61 years old. The British Grammy-nominated record producer, sound engineer, ...

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Vol. 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over - DIMEVISION

"Lately I've been living way too damn fast. This successful life I'm leading is bound to kick my ass." Visionary words from a man who lived those fateful lyrics harder than most. It wasn't this prophetic introspection Dimebag Darrell wrote on a solo song, "Twisted", that spelled his end. Yet for the violent way Dime ...

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Rock Photographer ROBERT KNIGHT Announces 'Rock Gods: Fifty Years Of Rock' Exhibition

Robert Knight will unveil hundreds of iconic images taken during his prolific career as both a rock and travel photographer, including 30-plus years of intimate, behind-the-scenes images taken at Hollywood RockWalk, a sidewalk gallery honoring musical innovators. His deep catalog includes LED ZEPPELIN, Jimi Hendrix, SANTANA, Jeff Beck, Tom Petty, Slash, VAN HALEN, Buddy Guy, ...

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Watch Video For New JUDAS PRIEST Song 'Lightning Strike'

The official video for "Lightning Strike", a brand new song from JUDAS PRIEST can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Firepower", which will be released on March 9 via Epic. Singer Rob Halford stated about "Lightning Strike": "To me, the overall concept of this song is to use the ...

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SODOM Parts Ways With Guitarist, Drummer

SODOM bassist/vocalist and sole remaining original member Thomas "Angelripper" Such has parted ways with guitarist Bernd "Bernemann" Kost and drummer Markus "Makka" Freiwald. Says Such: "After much thought and reflection, I have decided on this difficult step to pave the way for new challenges. "SODOM have always lived off the commitment and passion of everybody ...

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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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BRUCE DICKINSON On Leaving IRON MAIDEN In 1993: 'It Was All About Stepping Out Of What Was A Pretty Comfortable Regime'

Tom Bedell of Q104 radio station in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada recently conducted an interview with Bruce Dickinson about the IRON MAIDEN frontman's new autobiography, "What Does This Button Do?" You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On why he decided to write ...

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Video: SODOM Rejoined By Three Former Guitarists At 35th-Anniversary Concert In Germany

German thrash metal veterans SODOM were rejoined by former guitarists Josef "Grave Violator" Dominik (who was in the band 1984-1985), Frank "Blackfire" Gosdzik (1986-1989) and Andy Brings (1991-1995) during their 35th-anniversary show on December 26 at Zeche in Bochum, Germany. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. The band's setlist was as ...

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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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Watch Multi-Camera Footage Of TOM KEIFER's Concert In Westland, Michigan

Quality multi-camera video footage of CINDERELLA frontman Tom Keifer's December 15 performance at the Token Lounge in Westland, Michigan can be seen below (video produced by George S Pogacich). Keifer, who recently released an expanded compilation of his critically acclaimed solo debut album, "The Way Life Goes", told Detroit's WRIF radio station about the progress ...

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WALKING PAPERS Featuring DUFF MCKAGAN: New Teaser For 'WP2' Album

Seattle's WALKING PAPERS, featuring Jefferson Angell (THE MISSIONARY POSITION), Benjamin Anderson (THE MISSIONARY POSITION), Duff McKagan (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) and Barrett Martin (SCREAMING TREES, MAD SEASON), will release its second album, "WP2", on January 19, 2018 via Loud & Proud Records. A new video teaser for "WP2" is available below. "This record has ...

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Psychosis - CAVALERA CONSPIRACY

We're not going to start this review with the unnecessary "us vs. them" preamble. Max and Igor Cavalera are one hundred percent at peace, as brothers and artists, and with their trusted sidearm, Marc Rizzo, IMO one of the greatest guitarists on the planet still failing to be suitably glorified, the CAVALERA CONSPIRACY has already ...

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