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LES BINKS 'Had A Blast' Performing With K.K. DOWNING, TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS And DAVID ELLEFSON

Former JUDAS PRIEST members K.K. Downing (guitar), Les Binks (drums) and Tim "Ripper" Owens (vocals) performed a full-length set of PRIEST classics with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson in November in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. Joining them on second guitar was A.J. Mills of HOSTILE, the British metal band whose two albums, "Eve Of Destruction" and "The ...

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ASSASSIN: 'The Swamp Thing' Lyric Video

German thrash metal veterans ASSASSIN will release a new album, "Bestia Immundis", on February 7 via Massacre Records. The disc was mixed by Marc Görtz at Nemesis Studio, and mastered by Olman V. Wiebe (a.k.a. Olman Viper) at Hertzwerk Studio. Dirk Freder created the cover artwork. According to a press release, "Bestia Immundis" is "aggressive, ...

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GARGOYL Feat. REVOCATION's DAVE DAVIDSON: Debut Album Due This Year

Season Of Mist has announced the signing of GARGOYL. The progressive grunge rock band, which features guitarist Dave Davidson (REVOCATION) and guitarist/vocalist Luke Roberts (AYAHUASCA), will release its full-length debut later this year. Davidson comments on the signing: "Season Of Mist have always been an unconventional label with a unique vision, so we're very proud ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD Celebrates 34 Years Of Sobriety

JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford celebrated the 34th anniversary of his getting sober on Monday, January 6. Halford posted a photo of his AA sobriety medallion, which has the words "To thine own self be true" and "unity, service and recovery" engraved around the roman numeral for 34. He wrote: "thank you for all the ...

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Former ACCEPT Singer DAVID REECE Teams Up With Ex-U.D.O./SINNER Guitarist ANDY SUSEMIHL

Former ACCEPT singer David Reece has teamed up with ex-U.D.O./SINNER guitarist Andy Susemihl to record a full-length album, "Cacophony Of Souls". Joining them on the effort, which is due on March 13 via El Puerto Records, are bassist Malte Frederik Burkert (EXOTOXIS) and drummer Andrea Gianangeli (DRAGONHAMMER, SOULS UNCHAINED). Track listing: 01. Chasing The Shadows ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM Recruits Ex-ARCH ENEMY Guitarist NICK CORDLE

Finnish melodic death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have recruited Nick Cordle (ex-ARCH ENEMY) to play guitar for the band starting with their appearance on this year's 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise. He will also perform with the group when they hit the road in North America in March/April as the support act for fellow Finns INSOMNIUM. ...

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PHIL DEMMEL Says His New Song Was Rejected For Use On MACHINE HEAD's 'Catharsis' Album

Former MACHINE HEAD and current VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel has released the song "The Permanent Decay", featuring an all-star cast, including BLEEDING THROUGH vocalist Brandan Schieppati, MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, and SACRED REICH (and ex-MACHINE HEAD) drummer Dave McClain. The official lyric video for the track, which was written by Demmel in late 2016 and ...

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The Sun and The Cold - OCEANS

Kicking the year off with a dizzying rush of gloom, OCEANS must be one of the most distinctive new bands to get a major push from a big label in 2020. Signed to Nuclear Blast after a smattering of low-key releases and a flurry of online attention, the German/Austrian crew have existed for less than ...

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Mind Freeze - HAUNT

At a point in time where most bands take at least two years between albums, HAUNT's generous prolificity has been a real treat over the last couple of years. Not content with producing some of the best doom metal of recent years with BEASTMAKER, frontman and creative mastermind Trevor Church clearly had some extra fire ...

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DIRTY SHIRLEY Feat. GEORGE LYNCH And TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Singer DINO JELUSICK: Listen To 'I Disappear' Song

"I Disappear", a new song from DIRTY SHIRLEY, the project featuring guitarist George Lynch (THE END MACHINE, KXM, LYNCH MOB, ex-DOKKEN) and vocalist/keyboardist Dino Jelusick (ANIMAL DRIVE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), can be streamed below. The track is taken from DIRTY SHIRLEY's self-titled debut album, which will be released on January 24 via Frontiers Music Srl. Croatian ...

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KINGDOM COME Announces West Coast Shows

KINGDOM COME will play three West Coast shows at the end of the month. Singer Lenny Wolf is not involved with KINGDOM COME's current reunion tour, which recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of the release of the band's self-titled debut album. The trek, which kicked off in September 2018, features drummer James Kottak alongside guitarists ...

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STITCHED UP HEART: Lyric Video For New Song 'Bones'

Rockers STITCHED UP HEART have released a lyric video for their new song "Bones". The track is taken from the band's forthcoming full-length sophomore album "Darkness", due out on March 13 via Another Century. "Darkness" will feature previously released tracks such as "Lost" (featuring a guest appearance by Sully Erna of GODSMACK), "Darkness", "Warrior", "Problems", ...

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Former MACHINE HEAD Members Team Up With MEGADETH Bassist, BLEEDING THROUGH Singer

Former MACHINE HEAD and current VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel has recorded the track "The Permanent Decay", featuring an all-star cast, including BLEEDING THROUGH vocalist Brandan Schieppati, MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, and SACRED REICH (and ex-MACHINE HEAD) drummer Dave McClain. The track will premiere on SiriusXM Liquid Metal on Friday, January 3, and a lyric video ...

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