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RICHIE FAULKNER On K.K. DOWNING's Negative Comments About JUDAS PRIEST: 'It's A Disappointment More Than Anything'

Richie Faulkner says that "it's a disappointment more than anything" to see Kenneth "K.K." Downing making derogatory comments about JUDAS PRIEST in the press. Ever since the release of his autobiography last summer, Downing has been taking jabs at his former bandmates, saying that he left the group in 2011 over band conflict, shoddy management ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Announces First Dates Of Summer 2019 'Basstory' Tour

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has announced the first dates for his summer 2019 "Basstory - More Life With Deth" tour. The shows will feature a question-and-answer session/discussion with co-author and partner Thom Hazaert about Ellefson's upcoming memoir, "More Life With Deth", and a full live-band set including songs from the companion album "Sleeping Giants". Dates ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER Fires Back At K.K. DOWNING: 'I Have Not Been Paid A Wage Since 2012'

Richie Faulkner has fired back at K.K. Downing over the founding JUDAS PRIEST guitarist's comments about his position in the band. Over the weekend, BLABBERMOUTH.NET published an interview Downing gave to Germany's Bleeding4metal.de in which K.K. said that it "seems wrong" that Faulkner and drummer Scott Travis "are not officially members of JUDAS ...

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Vessel - THEORIES

THEORIES does not care for subtlety. The Seattle outfit's 2014 split with Canadian grinders WAKE and the debut full-length, "Regression", that came out the following year were both full-frontal assaults of controlled yet relentless deathgrind. Now, four years later, THEORIES has returned with its sophomore effort, "Vessel", a ten-track fist to the face that's an ...

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ENTOMBED Will Record New Music Soon, Says ALEX HELLID

Original ENTOMBED members Alex Hellid (guitar), Uffe Cederlund (guitar) and Nicke Andersson (drums) are planning to record some of their newly composed material for release in the coming months. ENTOMBED has been virtually inactive since it played its groundbreaking 1991 album, "Clandestine", in its entirety at Malmö Live in Malmö, Sweden on November 12, 2016. ...

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IMMOLATION Has 'Three Songs Ready' For Next Studio Album

Bassist/vocalist Ross Dolan of veteran New York death metallers IMMOLATION has confirmed that the band has started work on the follow-up to 2017's "Atonement". The band's tenth studio album, "Atonement" was the first to feature former INCANTATION guitarist Alex Bouks. Speaking to the "Fantasm" podcast during the recently completed "Decibel Magazine Tour" with CANNIBAL CORPSE ...

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Hear SYSTEM OF A DOWN Singer SERJ TANKIAN's Cover Of BLUE ÖYSTER CULT's 'Godzilla' Feat. BRENDON SMALL + GENE HOGLAN

SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian's cover version of BLUE ÖYSTER CULT's classic "Godzilla" can be heard below. The song will appear on the upcoming soundtrack album for "Godzilla: King Of The Monsters". According to Rolling Stone, the members of DETHKLOK, from the show "Metalocalypse", including Brendon Small and TESTAMENT drummer Gene ...

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Ategnatos - ELUVEITIE

A decade ago, as folk metal enjoyed its somewhat expected commercial explosion in Europe, the genre tag swiftly became synonymous with a kind of semi-comedic party metal. Not that there is anything wrong with TURISAS, FINNTROLL or even the relentlessly daft KORPIKLAANI, but there was always more to the folk metal formula than its more ...

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POSSESSED's JEFF BECERRA Recounts 1989 Armed Robbery Attempt That Left Him Paralyzed And Wheelchair-Bound

Californian death metal pioneers POSSESSED originally split in 1987, leaving behind a short but highly influential legacy, most notably their 1985 "Seven Churches" debut, widely considered to be the first-ever death metal album. Internal tensions after the release of 1987's "The Eyes Of Horror" EP led to the band's dissolution, with guitarist Larry Lalonde joining ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON To Release 'Sleeping Giants' Companion Album To Upcoming Memoir, 'More Life With Deth'

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson will release "Sleeping Giants" on July 5 via Combat Records. The effort will coincide with the release of Ellefson's upcoming memoir, "More Life With Deth", in stores July 16 via Jawbone Press. Co-written with Ellefson's business partner Thom Hazaert, "More Life With Deth" is the follow-up to Ellefson's "My Life With ...

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STATIC-X Explains Decision To Enlist Mask-Wearing Touring Vocalist

STATIC-X has explained its decision to enlist a vocalist who will wear a mask in the likeness of late frontman Wayne Static during the band's upcoming reunion tour. The North American trek, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of STATIC-X's platinum-certified "Wisconsin Death Trip" album and pays homage to Static, features co-headliner DEVILDRIVER and support from ...

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RICHIE FAULKNER On JUDAS PRIEST's Relationship With K.K. DOWNING: 'There's A Lot Online And Not Enough Talking With Each Other'

In a brand new interview with Edmonton, Alberta, Canada's K-97 radio station, JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner was asked what relationship — if any — the band currently has with the man he replaced, original PRIEST guitarist Kenneth "K.K." Downing. He responded (hear audio below): "I've never spoken to Ken. And I don't really know. ...

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STATIC-X's Touring Vocalist Revealed In New Video

STATIC-X has released a new video featuring the as-yet-undisclosed guitarist/vocalist — rumored to be Edsel Dope from DOPE — who will join the band's surviving members on the "Wisconsin Death Trip" 20th-anniversary tour in June. DOPE will provide support on all legs of the tour — including in North America, Europe and Australia — with ...

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UNDERØATH Releases 'Bloodlust' Music Video

Grammy-nominated six-piece UNDERØATH has dropped the video for "Bloodlust". The song appears on the band's latest album, "Erase Me", out now via Fearless Records. "For 'Bloodlust', which picks up where 'ihateit' left off, [singer] Spencer [Chamberlain] and I were chained to a pole for three hours with a stranger, who was the actress," said drummer ...

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JASON BECKER To Undergo Operation To Drain Abscess In His Lung

Jason Becker, the guitarist/composer who has had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, a.k.a. Lou Gehrig's Disease) for 30 years, will undergo an operation to drain the abscess in his lung on March 21. According to his mother, Patricia Becker, this "should be an outpatient procedure, if all goes well. He is off the antibiotics for now ...

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MICHAEL GILBERT Says FLOTSAM AND JETSAM's ERIC 'A.K.' KNUTSON Is 'Singing At The Top Of His Game Right Now'

Chris Akin of "The Classic Metal Show" recently conducted an interview with guitarist Michael Gilbert of Arizona metal veterans FLOTSAM AND JETSAM. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he's the "difference maker" in FLOTSAM AND JETSAM considering the studio albums he's appeared on tend ...

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BARONESS Performs New Song 'Borderlines' Live For First Time (Video)

Savannah, Georgia metal band BARONESS played a new song, "Borderlines", live for the first time Friday night (March 8) at the opening concert of the band's co-headlining tour with DEAFHEAVEN in Houston, Texas. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. "Borderlines" will appear on BARONESS's fifth album, apparently titled "Gold & Grey", ...

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