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ROB HALFORD Says JUDAS PRIEST Didn't Listen To Its Classic Albums While Making 'Firepower'

Max Volume of Reno's 105.7 KOZZ radio station recently conducted an interview with JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's latest album, "Firepower": Rob: "We're having the time of our lives right now with 'Firepower' ...

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Listen To New HATE ETERNAL Song 'Nothingness Of Being'

"Nothingness Of Being", a new song from Florida-based death metal extremists HATE ETERNAL, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Upon Desolate Sands", which will be released on October 26 via Season Of Mist. The spectacular artwork for the disc was created by renowned artist Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, ATHEIST, ...

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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist K.K. DOWNING On Relationship With His Former Bandmates: The 'Mutual-Respect Thing Seems To Be Drifting Away'

In a brand new interview with the "Iron City Rocks" podcast, ex-JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing was asked if he would ever entertain reconnecting with his former bandmates if the opportunity presented itself. "I don't know what happened," K.K. said. "I tried to leave discreetly [and] quietly, and that was it. But when ...

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Germany's NECRONOMICON To Release 'Unleashed Bastards' Album In September

German thrash metal veterans NECRONOMICON will release their ninth studio album, "Unleashed Bastards", on September 28 via El Puerto Records. Nearly three years have passed since the arrival of "Pathfinder ... Between Heaven and Hell" — an album that thrilled fans and press from South America to Russia alike. NECRONOMICON guitarist/vocalist Volker "Freddy" Fredrich promises ...

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EVOKEN To Release 'Hypnagogia' Album In November

Death/funeral doom legion EVOKEN will unleash its new album, "Hypnagogia", on November 9 via Profound Lore Records. Recorded, mixed and mastered at Sound Spa studios in New Jersey by Steven DeAcutis, the record comes swathed in the artwork of Adam Burke (ARTIFICIAL BRAIN, MOS GENERATOR, HOODED MENACE) and marks the band's first new output in ...

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HATE ETERNAL To Release 'Upon Desolate Sands' Album In October

Florida-based death metal extremists HATE ETERNAL will release their new album, "Upon Desolate Sands", on October 26 via Season Of Mist. The spectacular artwork for the disc was created by renowned artist Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, ATHEIST, ARCHSPIRE) and can be seen below. "Upon Desolate Sands" track listing: 01. The Violent Fury (3:55) 02. What Lies ...

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INTO ETERNITY To Release 'The Sirens' Album In October

The Canadian extreme progressive metal quintet INTO ETERNITY recently unveiled a new song, "Fringes Of Psychosis", which marked the first official taste of the band's long-awaited sixth album, "The Sirens". Today, M-Theory Audio has announced the group's signing, and that the record will be released on October 26. Physical pre-orders are available now at

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Watch Documentary About Making Of OTEP's 'Kult 45' Album

A 20-plus-minute documentary about the making of "Kult 45", the eighth full-length album from OTEP, the band led by singer, poet, illustrator, author and activist Otep Shamaya, can be seen below. The disc was released today (Friday, July 27) via Napalm Records. Drawing influences from politically charged recording artists of the past but allowing her ...

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Listen To New NONPOINT Song 'Fix This'

NONPOINT will release its tenth album, "X", on August 24. The follow-up to 2016's "The Poison Red" was produced by Fred Archambault, who has previously worked with ATREYU and AVENGED SEVENFOLD, among others. A track from "X", titled "Fix This", can be streamed below. On "X", the quintet — Elias Soriano (vocals), Robb Rivera (drums), ...

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THE AMITY AFFLICTION To Release 'Misery' Album In August

Roadrunner Records band THE AMITY AFFLICTION has unveiled details of its new album, "Misery", which arrives worldwide Friday, August 24. "Misery" is available for pre-order today, with all orders joined by an instant grat download of the album's electrifying first single, "Ivy (Doomsday)", which is streaming now accompanied by a cinematic official music video. Written ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Guitarist: 'We Leave It All On The Stage'

AVENGED SEVENFOLD guitarist Zacky Vengeance spoke with Sophie K of Kerrang! Radio prior to the band's performance at this year's Download festival, which took place last weekend at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On co-headlining the Download festival: Zacky: "That's ...

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And Justice for None - FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH

"Blabbermouth can fucking suck it, 'cause they never fucking knew me..." Never underestimate the power of publicity, positive and negative. Ivan Moody and FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH are riding their latest mount of angst rock into the summer as early on concert breadwinners. Yet surrounding Moody is unnecessary hullabaloo as he fights personal demons on ...

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OTEP Challenges TRUMP In Hyper-Political Single 'To The Gallows'

OTEP, the band led by singer, poet, illustrator, author and activist Otep Shamaya, will release its eighth full-length album, titled "Kult 45", on July 27 via Napalm Records. Drawing influences from politically charged recording artists of the past but allowing her artwork to remain fully and undeniably OTEP, Shamaya continues her nearly two-decade invasion of ...

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OTEP To Release 'Kult 45' Album In July

OTEP, the band led by singer, poet, illustrator, author and activist Otep Shamaya, is about to unveil the most uncompromising, candid, all-inclusive and controversial assessment of the current residing political regime that it has ever released in the form of its eighth full-length album, titled "Kult 45". Drawing influences from politically charged recording artists of ...

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Ex-MANOWAR Guitarist ROSS THE BOSS: 'Devil's Day' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for "Devil's Day", a brand new song from former MANOWAR guitarist Ross "The Boss" Friedman, can be seen below. Friedman's stature in the history of hard rock and heavy metal has been well-solidified for decades by this point — with a resume including some of the most influential and hardest-hitting bands ...

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VIO-LENCE Singer SEAN KILLIAN Receiving Treatment For Post-Surgical Complications Following Liver Transplant

VIO-LENCE singer Sean Killian, who underwent liver transplant surgery last month, has returned to the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) to receive treatment for post-surgical complications, including infection and bile leaks. According to his wife Dana, the thrash metal vocalist was admitted on Friday and is undergoing "lots and lots" of diagnostic tests, with ...

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Video Premiere: TRIVIUM's 'Endless Night'

TRIVIUM's John Deed-directed music video for the song "Endless Night" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's eighth album, "The Sin And The Sentence", which arrived last October via Roadrunner. TRIVIUM frontman Matt Heafy told TeamRock about the song: "I have a friend who owns a personal training company, and he ...

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Ex-MANOWAR Guitarist ROSS THE BOSS: 'By Blood Sworn' Video

"By Blood Sworn", the official music video for the title track of the new album from former MANOWAR guitarist Ross "The Boss" Friedman, can be seen below. The disc will be released April 20 via AFM Records. Friedman's stature in the history of hard rock and heavy metal has been well-solidified for decades by this ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist Defends Picture With Israeli Flag

Alex Skolnick has defended a photo of TESTAMENT holding the Israeli flag, saying that "a flag can be both a symbol of a nation's government and a symbol of that nation's people." The veteran San Francisco Bay Area act played in Tel Aviv for the first time on March 27 as part of its ongoing ...

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Ex-MANOWAR Guitarist ROSS THE BOSS: Listen To 'This Is Vengeance' Song From 'By Blood Sworn' Album

"This Is Vengeance", a brand new song from former MANOWAR guitarist Ross "The Boss" Friedman, can be streamed below. Friedman's stature in the history of hard rock and heavy metal has been well-solidified for decades by this point — with a resume including some of the most influential and hardest-hitting bands of all-time, particularly both ...

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SAINTED SINNERS Feat. Former ACCEPT Singer DAVID REECE: 'Waitin Till The Countdown Begins' Performance Video

The official performance video for the song "Waitin Till The Countdown Begins" from SAINTED SINNERS, the band featuring former ACCEPT singer David Reece, can be seen below. The track is taken from SAINTED SINNERS' second album, "Back With A Vengeance", which was released on February 16 via El Puerto Records. Expressing the "pure essence of ...

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