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Listen To New TORA TORA Song 'Silence The Sirens'

In 2017, Memphis rockers TORA TORA were approached by Frontiers Music Srl about recording a proper new studio album and they enthusiastically jumped at the opportunity. The resulting LP, "Bastards Of Beale", set for release on February 22, brings back the magic of the band's blues-rooted hard rock sound that gained them a loyal following ...

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SORCERER Announces New Bassist JUSTIN BIGGS

Swedish epic heavy doom metal warlords SORCERER have announced the addition of bassist Justin Biggs to the group's ranks. Says the band: "This may come as a surprise to some, maybe not to others. Justin is the handsome fellow on stage left that has been filling in for Johnny Hagel on all our gigs this ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Says K.K. DOWNING Is 'Telling The Truth' About Behind-The-Scenes Turbulence In JUDAS PRIEST Camp

Former JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens has defended Kenneth "K.K." Downing over the comments the ex-PRIEST guitarist made about his former bandmates in his recently released autobiography, explaining that Downing is "just telling the truth." K.K. departed the iconic band eight years ago, but looked back on his time with the British metal titans ...

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TÝR To Release 'Hel' Album In March

On March 8, Faroese folk metal band TÝR will release its eighth full-length, "Hel", via Metal Blade Records. "Hel" is a collection of ruthlessly melodic and irresistibly compelling progressive folk metal that will immediately resonate with any who have followed the group at any point over the two decades of its storied career. For a ...

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THE THREE TREMORS Feat. TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS, SEAN PECK And HARRY CONKLIN: U.S. Tour Announced

It's not every day that metalheads get the opportunity to witness three of metal's finest vocalists on the same concert stage — Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, DIO DISCIPLES), Harry "The Tyrant" Conklin (JAG PANZER, SATAN'S HOST, TITAN FORCE), and Sean "The Hell Destroyer" Peck (CAGE, DENNER/SHERMANN, DEATH DEALER). But soon, U.S. fans ...

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AMON AMARTH Completes Work On New Album With Producer JAY RUSTON

Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH have completed work on their new album at Sphere Studios in North Hollywood, California with producer Jay Ruston, who has previously worked with ANTHRAX, STEEL PANTHER, URIAH HEEP and STONE SOUR. The as-yet-untitled disc is tentatively due this spring via Metal Blade Records. AMON AMARTH vocalist Johan Hegg told

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BEAST IN BLACK: Second Trailer For 'From Hell With Love' Album

The second trailer for "From Hell With Love", the sophomore album from BEAST IN BLACK, can be seen below. The disc is scheduled for a February 8 release via Nuclear Blast. BEAST IN BLACK is the Helsinki, Finland-based metal band led by former BATTLE BEAST guitarist and main songwriter Anton Kabanen. The follow-up to 2017's ...

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MANOWAR Recruits Guitarist E.V. MARTEL For Upcoming Tour

E.V. Martel will be the guitarist on MANOWAR's upcoming "Final Battle" world tour 2019. A musician since the age of 8 and devoted MANOWAR fan, E.V. lives the life of true metal and the music of MANOWAR. He has performed for years in the only official MANOWAR tribute band in the world. E.V. is proud ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY Says He's 'So Proud' That IRON MAIDEN Is Still Performing Two Songs From His Time With The Band

Former IRON MAIDEN vocalist Blaze Bayley (BLAZE, WOLFSBANE) recently appeared on the "Talking Maiden" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below (interview begins at the 24:45 mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the fact that IRON MAIDEN has been performing two songs from his time with the group during its ...

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SLASH: 'CHER Helped Me Quit Smoking'

Slash says that watching Cher perform in concert helped him quit smoking nearly a decade ago. The GUNS N' ROSES guitarist has not smoked since 2009 and admits seeing his mother lose her battle with lung cancer, and a bout of pneumonia he suffered himself, made him realize he needed to ditch his habit for ...

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Legendary IRON MAIDEN Illustrator DEREK RIGGS To Appear At Next Year's MONSTERPALOOZA In Pasadena

Legendary IRON MAIDEN illustrator Derek Riggs will make an appearance at next year's Monsterpalooza, set to take place April 12-14, 2019 at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California. Monsterpalooza features over 450 exhibitors, monster museum, makeup demos by the best in the business, celebrity guests, presentations and much more all weekend. Tickets are available ...

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BATTLE BEAST To Release 'No More Hollywood Endings' Album In March

Finnish metallers BATTLE BEAST will release their fifth album, "No More Hollywood Endings", on March 22, 2019 via Nuclear Blast. The 11-song disc was recorded by keyboardist Janne Björkroth, Viktor Gullichsen and guitarist Joona Björkroth at JKB Studio. The production and mixing duties were handled by Janne. The cover artwork was created by Jan Yrlund ...

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Former JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist K.K. DOWNING Says Weathering U.K. Punk Revoluton In 1970s Was 'Very Tough'

Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing was recently interviewed on the "Unchained" show, which airs on the 101.8 WCR FM Wolverhampton Community Radio station in Wolverhampton, England. You can now listen to the first two parts of the chat below. Speaking about how JUDAS PRIEST has managed to stand the test of time, weathering punk, ...

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Watch SLASH Perform LED ZEPPELIN, THE BEATLES Covers At 'Celebrating Willie Basse' Event In Hollywood

Slash performed at "Celebrating Willie Basse: A Night Of Music & Stories" on December 14 at Boardner's in Hollywood, California. The GUNS N' ROSES guitarist played three songs at the invite-only event, including covers of THE BEATLES' "Come Together" and LED ZEPPELIN's "Whole Lotta Love". Basse died in October after a long battle with cancer. ...

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SOILWORK Vocalist Says New Drummer BASTIAN THUSGAARD Was 'A Big Part' Of 'Verkligheten' Album

SOILWORK frontman Björn "Speed" Strid recently spoke with United Rock Nations. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the three-and-a-half year gap between the group's 2015 release, "The Ride Majestic", and forthcoming album, "Verkligheten": Björn: "I think the main reason was that we did so much ...

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Video Premiere: MALEVOLENT CREATION's 'Decimated'

The Guilherme Henriques-created video for "Decimated", a brand new song from Florida death metal veterans MALEVOLENT CREATION, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "The 13th Beast", which will be released on January 18, 2019 via Century Media. "The 13th Beast" introduces a new lineup consisting of Phil Cancilla ...

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