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VENOM INC. Announces Spring 2019 North American Tour

VENOM INC., the band featuring original VENOM guitarist Jeff "Mantas" Dunn (guitar) and ex-VENOM bassist/vocalist Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan, will embark on a North American tour in April. In addition to performing tracks from VENOM INC.'s debut album, "Avé", the band will also perform several VENOM classics. "It is with great pleasure that the triumvirate ...

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Way of the Road - SKULL FIST

At this point in the year of 2018, the modern heavy metal scene is heavily saturated with newer bands throwing back to the sounds of the early 1980s. Scores of bands are aping the riffs and chord progressions popularized by the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Bay Area thrash, and the heavier ends of ...

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EXCITER Announces New Guitarist DANIEL DEKAY

Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER have announced the addition of guitarist Daniel Dekay (DIEMONDS, Banger TV) to the group's ranks. A longtime friend of the EXCITER family, Dekay was a natural choice and a perfect fit to keep this thrash machine pounding. Dekay joins forces with original members Dan Beehler (vocals, drums) and Allan Johnson ...

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EXCITER Parts Ways With Guitarist JOHN RICCI Once Again

Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER have once again parted ways with guitarist John Ricci. The news of Ricci's exit was broken by bassist Allan Johnson, who wrote on his Facebook page: "Some rather heavy news in the EXCITER camp. Due to certain professional and personal differences, John Ricci has decided to leave the band. I ...

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Former JUDAS PRIEST Singer And Ex-PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS Guitarist: Entire 'The Uprising' EP Available For Streaming

"The Uprising", the six-song EP from former SUPERJOINT RITUAL and PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS guitarist Marzi Montazeri and ex-JUDAS PRIEST and ICED EARTH singer Tim "Ripper" Owens, can be streamed below. Released on June 23 via Montazeri's recently launched Crunchy Western Records, the effort was recorded at Matherne Studios by Kevin Matherne in ...

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Former JUDAS PRIEST Singer And Ex-PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS Guitarist Release 'A Monster Within' Song

Former SUPERJOINT RITUAL and PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS guitarist Marzi Montazeri has joined forces with ex-JUDAS PRIEST and ICED EARTH singer Tim "Ripper" Owens to record a six-song EP, "The Uprising". Due on June 23 via Montazeri's recently launched Crunchy Western Records, the effort was recorded at Matherne Studios by Kevin Matherne in ...

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Former JUDAS PRIEST Singer TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Joins Forces With Ex-PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS Guitarist

Former SUPERJOINT RITUAL and PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS guitarist Marzi Montazeri has joined forces with ex-JUDAS PRIEST and ICED EARTH singer Tim "Ripper" Owens to record a six-song EP, "The Uprising". Due on June 23 via Montazeri's recently launched Crunchy Western Records, the effort was recorded at Matherne Studios by Kevin Matherne in ...

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Reunited Original Lineup Of EXCITER Hopes To Release New Studio Album In 2017

Kevin McGowan of the "Shortlife" podcast recently conducted an interview with guitarist John Ricci of veteran Canadian metallers EXCITER. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how the reunion of the original EXCITER lineup — Ricci, drummer/vocalist Dan Beehler and bassist ...

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Video: Reunited Original Lineup Of EXCITER Performs In Montreal

Video footage of the reunited original lineup of Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER — guitarist John Ricci, drummer/vocalist Dan Beehler and bassist Allan Johnson — performing on March 18 at Foufounes Électriques in Montreal, Quebec, Canada can be seen below. Speaking to the "Talking Metal" podcast in 2014, Ricci stated about how he mended fences ...

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Anvil is Anvil - ANVIL

God bless ANVIL. Like RAVEN, GRAVE DIGGER, U.D.O. and EXCITER, under-the-radar bands, ANVIL continues to spread its ball-busting metal legacy, and cultivate its devoted cult audience. They all just won't die, no matter how much you expect them to. It's already coming on a decade since ANVIL began shooting their acclaimed and impossibly successful ...

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BLOOD FEAST Signs With HELLS HEADBANGERS

BLOOD FEAST has inked a deal with Hells Headbangers for the release of the band's third full-length album, "The Future State Of Wicked". Fans old and new will not be disappointed, as much of the new effort is reminiscent of the "holy trinity" of releases from the band's early days — "Kill For Pleasure" (1987), ...

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DESTRUCTOR To Debut New Lineup At WJCU Benefit Concert

The new lineup of '80s Cleveland thrash metal legends DESTRUCTOR will make its live debut during the WJCU 2015 Radiothon Benefit Concert, set to take place on February 7 at the Maple Grove in Cleveland, Ohio. DESTRUCTOR's 2015 lineup: Overkill - Vocals/Guitar Annihilator - Guitar Hammer - Bass Flammable - Drums DESTRUCTOR's co-founding member and ...

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Original EXCITER Lineup Reunites

Guitarist John Ricci of Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER has released the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "Great news to all EXCITER fans worldwide: myself and original [EXCITER] members Dan Beehler [drums, vocals] and Allan Johnson [bass] have officially reunited! We intend [on] performing our bone-crushing, neck-snapping speed metal in as many countries that will have ...

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