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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Calls JUDAS PRIEST's IAN HILL 'The Most Formidable, Iconic Heavy Metal Bass Player'

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has sung the praises of JUDAS PRIEST four-stringer Ian Hill, calling him the "most formidable, probably iconic heavy metal bass player." Currently the longest-tenured member of PRIEST, Hill has long been overshadowed by frontman Rob Halford and the guitar tandem of Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing, with Hill found permanently planted ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON Looks Back On MEGADETH's 2002 Split: 'It Turned Out To Be, In Hindsight, Probably The Best Thing For All Of Us'

David Ellefson says that MEGADETH's split in 2002 turned out to be "probably the best thing" for everybody involved. Dave Mustaine reformed MEGADETH in 2004 ago after disbanding the group two years earlier. Originally setting out to record a solo album, Mustaine enlisted studio musicians to play on what ultimately became MEGADETH's 2004 "The System ...

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SAVATAGE Singer ZAK STEVENS Launches ARCHON ANGEL

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the signing of ARCHON ANGEL to the label's rapidly expanding metal roster. The band's debut album, "Fallen", will be released in early 2020, with a music video for the title track and pre-orders for the album launching on December 4. The band will make its exclusive live debut on the ...

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Watch K.K. DOWNING, LES BINKS, TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS And DAVID ELLEFSON Perform JUDAS PRIEST Classics

Former JUDAS PRIEST members K.K. Downing (guitar), Les Binks (drums) and Tim "Ripper" Owens (vocals) teamed up earlier tonight (Sunday, November 3) in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom to perform "a full-length set of PRIEST classics" with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson. Joining them on second guitar was A.J. Mills of HOSTILE, the British metal band whose two ...

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HAMMERFALL Guitarist: 'I Think Individuality Is What Separates Swedish Bands From The Rest Of The World'

Clint Switzer of the "Music Mania" podcast conducted an interview with guitarist Oscar Dronjak of Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL prior to the band's October 25 concert at Riot Room in Kansas City, Missouri in support of SABATON. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he ...

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Metal Galaxy - BABYMETAL

For some, they are the single most delightful and entertaining thing that has happened to heavy music for decades. For others, they are a despicably cynical distraction from all that is good and true in metal. Neither of these things are true, of course: BABYMETAL are not a phenomenon over which any of us should ...

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See Photos Of K.K. DOWNING, DAVID ELLEFSON And LES BINKS Rehearsing For Tomorrow Night's One-Off Concert

Former JUDAS PRIEST members K.K. Downing (guitar), Les Binks (drums) and Tim "Ripper" Owens (vocals) will team up to perform "a full-length set of PRIEST classics" with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson on November 3 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. Joining them on second guitar will be A.J. Mills of HOSTILE, the British metal band whose two ...

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SOULFLY: Pro-Shot Video Of Entire Performance At ALCATRAZ HARD ROCK & METAL FESTIVAL

ARTE Concert has uploaded professionally filmed video footage of SOULFLY's entire performance at this year's Alcatraz Hard Rock & Metal Festival, which was held in August in Kortrijk, Belgium. Check it out below. SOULFLY's latest album, "Ritual", was released in October 2018 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2015's "Archangel" was produced, recorded and mixed ...

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