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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD: 'There Is Some F**king Incredible Things Coming From This Band'

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford took part in the Musicians Institute Conversation Series on August 5, 2016 in Hollywood, California. The legendary frontman took the stage with Alternative Press senior editor Ryan J. Downey (MTV News, Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter) for a wide-ranging question-and-answer session about Halford's illustrious career as "The Metal God." You can ...

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Kill the King - WHITE APPICE MENDOZA IGGY

Doogie White just might be the hardest working man in heavy metal. Where isn't he these days? If he's not fronting for Michael Schenker, Yngwie Malmsteen, LA PAZ or TANK, he's been found lurking in EMPIRE, PRAYING MANTIS, CORNERSTONE, RATA BLANCA and, of course, RAINBOW, amongst other music entities. This time, he's pitted alongside the ...

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Gilded Hearts - ADESTRIA

I'll be the first to admit I've put it out there more than a few times I feel metalcore is just about dead. Error on my part or just wishful thinking, it appears, since the breakdown bands just keep on coming or they're still hanging about. I don't feel erroneous, however, in presuming the core ...

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BLACKGATES Featuring SLAYER, Ex-ANTHRAX Members: 'Burn Eternal' Demo Track Available For Streaming

"Burn Eternal", a demo track from BLACKGATES — the East San Francisco Bay Area/New York metal outfit featuring former ANTHRAX singer Dan Nelson, drummer Paul Bostaph (SLAYER, ex-TESTAMENT, EXODUS, FORBIDDEN) and guitarist Jeremy Epp (THE VENTING MACHINE) — can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The song was recorded in the BLACKGATES rehearsal room ...

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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN: 'I Love JOEY BELLADONNA'

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian says that he "loves" the band's lead singer, Joey Belladonna, despite the fact that Joey publicly spoke about the lack of personal friendship between Belladonna and the rest of the group. In the March 2014 issue of Sweden Rock Magazine, Belladonna talked about how his role in ANTHRAX has evolved since ...

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THROWDOWN: 'Intolerance' First-Week Sales Revealed

"Intolerance", the new album from the Southern California metal act THROWDOWN, sold around 2,600 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 142 on The Billboard 200 chart. Released on January 21 via eOne Music, the follow-up to 2009's "Deathless" was recorded at Hurley Recordings in Costa ...

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THROWDOWN: Entire 'Intolerance' Album Available For Streaming

"Intolerance", the new album from the Southern California metal act THROWDOWN, can be streamed in its entirety using the SoundCloud widget below. Due on January 21 via eOne Music, the follow-up to 2009's "Deathless" was recorded at Hurley Recordings in Costa Mesa, California with rising producer Davey Warsop and mixed at Planet Z. "Intolerance" features ...

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THROWDOWN: New Song 'Defend With Violence' Available For Streaming

"Defend With Violence", a brand new song from the Southern California metal act THROWDOWN, can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Intolerance", which will be released on January 21 via eOne Music. The follow-up to 2009's "Deathless" was recorded at Hurley Recordings in Costa Mesa, ...

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THROWDOWN: New Song 'Avow' Available For Streaming, Purchase

"Avow", a brand new song from the Southern California metal act THROWDOWN, can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Intolerance", which will be released on January 21, 2014 via eOne Music. The follow-up to 2009's "Deathless" was recorded at Hurley Recordings in Costa Mesa, California ...

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THROWDOWN To Release 'Intolerance' In January

Southern California metal act THROWDOWN will release its new album, "Intolerance", on January 21, 2014 via eOne Music. The follow-up to 2009's "Deathless" was recorded at Hurley Recordings in Costa Mesa, California with rising producer Davey Warsop and mixed at Planet Z. "Intolerance" features guitar solo contributions from Dave Nassie (BLEEDING THROUGH, NO USE FOR ...

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Former ANTHRAX Singer DAN NELSON Rejoins BLACKGATES

BLACKGATES — the East San Francisco Bay Area metal outfit featuring drummer Paul Bostaph (SLAYER, ex-TESTAMENT, EXODUS, FORBIDDEN) and guitarist Jeremy Von Epp (THE VENTING MACHINE) — has been rejoined by former ANTHRAX singer Dan Nelson. In a brand new interview with Greece's Metal Kaoz, Bostaph was asked if he has any other projects going ...

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EARTH CRISIS To Celebrate 20th Anniversary Of 'Firestorm' EP

The members of EARTH CRISIS are readying for their first live dates since early February. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of their landmark "Firestorm" EP, the band will mark the milestone with performances on both coasts and a quick trip south of the border before resuming work on their anticipated new album. Joining ...

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THROWDOWN To Enter Studio Next Week

Southern California heavy music act THROWDOWN will enter the studio next week to begin recording its new full-length album. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2009's "Deathless" will be mixed by Chris "Zeuss" Harris for a late 2013 release via eOne Music. Commented THROWDOWN vocalist Dave Peters: "It's really exciting, if not a little nerve-wracking, to be ...

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Video: BLACKGATES Performs New Songs In Rehearsal

Video footage of BLACKGATES playing instrumental versions of a couple of new songs during rehearsal can be seen below. Guitarist Melissa Evila joined BLACKGATES in February. The band's drummer, Paul Bostaph (ex-TESTAMENT, EXODUS, SLAYER, FORBIDDEN), stated at the time: "Melissa came out to our first show and afterwards suggested that we get a second guitar ...

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Video: BLACKGATES Guitarists Working On New Song

Video footage of BLACKGATES guitarists Jeremy Von Epp (THE VENTING MACHINE) and Melissa Evila working on a new song can be seen below. Melissa Evila joined BLACKGATES in February. The band's drummer, Paul Bostaph (ex-TESTAMENT, EXODUS, SLAYER, FORBIDDEN), stated at the time: "Melissa came out to our first show and afterwards suggested that we get ...

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BLACKGATES Adds Female Guitarist

BLACKGATES — the East San Francisco Bay Area metal outfit featuring drummer Paul Bostaph (ex-TESTAMENT, EXODUS, SLAYER, FORBIDDEN) and guitarist Jeremy Von Epp (THE VENTING MACHINE) — has announced the addition of second guitarist Melissa Evila (pictured below) to the group's ranks. Comments Bostaph: "Melissa came out to our first show and afterwards suggested that ...

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WARBEAST To Release 'Destroy' In April

Texas thrashers WARBEAST will release their sophomore full-length album, "Destroy", on April 2 via Housecore Records. The CD was produced by former PANTERA frontman, and Housecore owner, Philip H. Anselmo, and engineered by Stephen "The Big Fella" Berrigan at Anselmo's Nodferatu's Lair studios in Louisiana in May and July 2012. The effort was mixed by ...

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Ex-ANTHRAX Singer DAN NELSON Quits BLACKGATES

Former ANTHRAX singer Dan Nelson has left BLACKGATES — the East San Francisco Bay Area metal outfit featuring drummer Paul Bostaph (ex-TESTAMENT, EXODUS, SLAYER, FORBIDDEN) and guitarist Jeremy Epp (THE VENTING MACHINE). Commented the band: "Regretfully, Dan Nelson has decided to leave BLACKGATES. He has decided that he wants to concentrate full time on being ...

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It's Official: BLEEDING THROUGH To Disband

It's official: California metallers BLEEDING THROUGH are calling it a day. Prior to going their separate ways, they will embark on one final tour spanning North America, Europe and Australia. The Orange County band began 14 years ago, embarking on countless international tours, inspiring multiple logo/lyric tattoos on rabid supporters, releasing no less than seven ...

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A War You Cannot Win - ALL THAT REMAINS

Not everyone appreciates the directions Phil Labonte and Oli Herbert have swerved ALL THAT REMAINS over the path of their careers, but they hardly seemed affected by criticism. If anything, they're more resolved than ever to doing whatever they please, which is to toss a platter of metallic scrambled eggs on the table and let ...

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BLACKGATES Schedules East Coast Live Debut

BLACKGATES — the new East San Francisco Bay Area/New York metal outfit featuring former ANTHRAX singer Dan Nelson, drummer Paul Bostaph (ex-TESTAMENT, EXODUS, SLAYER, FORBIDDEN) and guitarist Jeremy Epp (THE VENTING MACHINE) — will make its East Coast live debut on Saturday, November 3 at Saint Vitus bar in Brooklyn, New York. Also scheduled to ...

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Resistance - THE CASUALTIES

Hardcore was once defined by THE EXPLOITED, GBH, MINOR THREAT, DISCHARGE, BAD BRAINS, BROKEN BONES, D.R.I., THE ADOLESCENTS, CIRCLE JERKS, BLACK FLAG and THE SUBHUMANS along with many forgotten punker speed freaks largely operating through the Eighties. Like metal music, punk rock and hardcore faded through the American underground, albeit anytime the BAD BRAINS were ...

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KING DIAMOND Drummer Answers Fan-Submitted Questions (Video)

A five-and-a-half-minute video clip in which KING DIAMOND drummer Matt Thompson answers fan-submitted questions while rehearsing for the band's summer tour dates can be seen below. Also available is fan-filmed video footage of KING DIAMOND's June 15 performance at Hellfest in Clisson, France. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. The Candle 02. Welcome Home ...

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KING DIAMOND: Even More Footage From France's HELLFEST

Fan-filmed video footage of KING DIAMOND's June 15 performance at Hellfest in Clisson, France can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. The Candle 02. Welcome Home 03. Drum Solo 04. Voodoo 05. At The Graves 06. Up From The Grave 07. Dreams 08. Sleepless Nights 09. Guitar Solo 10. Shapes Of ...

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