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K.K. DOWNING Believes That All Living Former Members Of JUDAS PRIEST Should Be Involved In 50th-Anniversary Celebration

Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing believes that all of the band's living former and current members should be involved in the group's upcoming 50th-anniversary celebration. Downing, who announced his retirement from PRIEST in April 2011 after nearly 42 years on the job, was asked by Eddie Trunk in a new SiriusXM interview where he ...

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Original WHITESNAKE Guitarist BERNIE MARSDEN Discusses 1964 Gibson Firebird 1 Guitar In 'Tales Of Tone And Volume' Trailer

Rufus Publications will release the book "Bernie Marsden - Tales Of Tone And Volume" in November. In the trailer below, Marsden discusses the 1964 Gibson Firebird 1 guitar. Marsden is one of the U.K.'s foremost rock and blues guitarists, famous for his time in professional bands since 1972 and a founding member of one of ...

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SLASH Teams Up With EPIPHONE For New 'Firebird' Guitars

Epiphone proudly presents the new limited-edition Slash Firebird Premium Outfit and limited-edition Slash Firebird, designed by GUNS N' ROSES legend and Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame member Slash. Production of the new Slash Firebird Premium Outfit will be limited to only 100 guitars, each handsigned and numbered on the back of the headstock by ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist's DRAGONLORD: Making Of 'Dominion' Album Part Three (Video)

The third in a three-part series of videos featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Dominion", the upcoming third album from DRAGONLORD, the California-based black metal band led by TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson, can be seen below. The disc, which is due on September 21 via Spinefarm Records, will feature eight tracks of devastatingly unrelenting ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist's DRAGONLORD: 'Northlanders' Video

"Northlanders", the new video from DRAGONLORD, the California-based black metal band led by TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson, can be seen below. The song is taken from DRAGONLORD's third album, "Dominion", which will be released on September 21 via Spinefarm Records. The disc features eight tracks of devastatingly unrelenting black and death metal assault. The album ...

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Listen To New VULCAIN Song 'Héros'

"Héros", a new song from French metal veterans VULCAIN, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Vinyle", which will be released on September 28 via Season Of Mist. VULCAIN comments: "We were born in the age of vinyl, and luckily the format is still here after almost losing it ...

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GOATWHORE To Headline Eighth Annual 'Metal Alliance Tour'

GOATWHORE, pioneers of the blackened death metal scene, will headline the eighth installment of the "Metal Alliance Tour". Each year this touring festival, which is presented by hot sauce company High River Sauces, assembles a package that celebrates the various genres of metal. The "Metal Alliance Tour" will make the trek across United States and ...

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SUFFOCATION Announces FRANK MULLEN Farewell Tour For North America

New York death metal pioneers SUFFOCATION have announced dates for their final North American tour with original vocalist Frank Mullen. This historic trek will take place this upcoming October and November and see the band joined by misanthropic gore grinders CATTLE DECAPITATION, Brazilian death metal legends KRISIUN, and Swedish tech-death sensations SOREPTION. Mullen said in ...

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MEGADETH Bassist DAVID ELLEFSON Announces European Dates For His 'Basstory' Tour

Grammy Award-winning MEGADETH bassist, author, entrepreneur and metal icon David Ellefson, in association with Hexagon Booking, has announced a string of European dates to his "Basstory" tour, a series of limited and exclusive "Storytellers" dates, starting September 21 in Portland, Oregon. Dubbed "Basstory: An Intimate Evening Of Riffs And Repartee With David Ellefson", the show ...

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ARSIS To Join Forces With DECREPIT BIRTH, INTERNAL BLEEDING, PYREXIA For 'Bloodletting North America' Tour

Melodic tech-death overlords ARSIS and brutal-tech death merchants DECREPIT BIRTH have been announced as the co-headliners of this year's "Bloodletting North America" tour. Joining them are INTERNAL BLEEDING, PYREXIA, ANGELMAKER and WITHIN DESTRUCTION. Unique Leader Records, whose owner, Erik Lindmark, founded the tour, commented: "We are very excited to bring you the 12th year of ...

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VULCAIN To Release 'Vinyle' Album In September

French metal veterans VULCAIN have released the title track of their forthcoming album, "Vinyle", due on September 28 via Season Of Mist. VULCAIN comments: "We were born in the age of vinyl, and luckily the format is still here after almost losing it forever. By choosing 'Vinyle' as the title for the album and this ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist's DRAGONLORD: Making Of 'Dominion' Album Part Two (Video)

The second in a three-part series of videos featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Dominion", the upcoming third album from DRAGONLORD, the California-based black metal band led by TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson, can be seen below. The disc, which is due on September 21 via Spinefarm Records, will feature eight tracks of devastatingly unrelenting ...

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WEDNESDAY 13 Announces Fall 2018 U.S. Tour Dates

Wednesday 13, who mixes punk rock and metal with kitschy horror imagery and who is formerly one half of the MURDERDOLLS braintrust, will continue to support his highly successful "Condolences" release by embarking on a North American tour this fall. Several dates will include performances with legendary guitarist John 5 and shock-rocker DAVEY SUICIDE. Comments ...

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EXODUS To Headline European 'MTV Headbangers Ball Tour'

As San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal legends EXODUS are just finishing their summer run across Europe, the band has announced that it will return to the continent in November and December to headlline the 2018 edition of the renowned "MTV Headbangers Ball Tour", which will lead them through 17 cities and venues in nine ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist's DRAGONLORD: Making Of 'Dominion' Album Part One (Video)

The first in a three-part series of videos featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Dominion", the upcoming third album from DRAGONLORD, the California-based black metal band led by TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson, can be seen below. The disc, which is due on September 21 via Spinefarm Records, will feature eight tracks of devastatingly unrelenting ...

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STEVE VAI, ZAKK WYLDE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, NUNO BETTENCOURT To Join Forces For Second North American 'Generation Axe' Tour

The term "supergroup" gets thrown around on a regular basis these days. However, "Generation Axe" undisputedly brings together some of the greatest guitarists of all time. Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi once again will join together to tour North America to stage 32 appearances across the country. Beginning on ...

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM's ERIK KNUTSON Decries Use Of 'Cookie Monster' Vocals In Thrash: 'That's Not A Complete Band To Me. That's Being Lazy'

Jimmy Kay of Canada's The Metal Voice conducted an interview with vocalist Erik "A.K." Knutson and guitarist Michael Gilbert of veteran Arizona metallers FLOTSAM AND JETSAM prior to their May 28 concert at Les Foufounes Électriques in Montreal, Quebec, Canada as the support act for HAMMERFALL. You can watch the entire chat below. ...

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