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THANATOS: Promoter 'Fuck-Up' Is To Blame For Greek Cancellation

Dutch deathrashers THANATOS are "very sad to announce that both [their] shows in Greece, scheduled for January 15 (Thessaloniki) and January 16 (Athens) have been cancelled at the very last moment," according to a statement from the group received by BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "We'd like to state that this is definitely NOT the band's nor the label's ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: New Album To Receive DualDisc Release

According to MusicTap.net, Epic will celebrate the reunion of the "Painkiller"-era JUDAS PRIEST lineup by issuing a DualDisc for the band's upcoming "Angel of Retribution" title. It is scheduled for March 1 and coinciding with the release of the CD. Rob Halford's first album with the band in 15 years, "Angel of Retribution" was produced ...

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WINTERS BANE Recording Guitar Tracks For New CD

Lou St. Paul is currently recording the guitar tracks for the new WINTERS BANE album with Curran Murphy (ex-NEVERMORE, ANNIHILATOR guitarist) engineering and producing the sessions at his studio in Akron, Ohio. In February, singer Alexander Koch (POWERGOD, SPIRAL TOWER) will be flying in from Stuttgart, Germany to record his vocals, joining Lou at Curran's ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: European Tour Dates Added

JUDAS PRIEST have added the following dates to their European itinerary: Apr. 08 – Vienna, AUT @ Bank Halle Apr. 10 - Milan, ITA @ Mazdapalace Apr. 12 - Madrid, SPA @ Vistalegre Bullring Apr. 13 - Lisbon, POR @ Atlantico Pavillion Apr. 14 - La Coruna, SPA @ Coliseo Apr. 16 - San Sebastian, ...

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TONY IOMMI Erases Sex Offender From 'DEP Sessions'

ContactMusic.com is reporting that Tony Iommi (BLACK SABBATH) and Glenn Hughes (ex-DEEP PURPLE) were forced to call in TEARS FOR FEARS drummer Jimmy Copley to revamp the beats on their lost "The 1996 DEP Sessions" because they no longer wanted to be associated with a sex offender. Jailed former JUDAS PRIEST star Dave Holland was ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Hoping For 'Revolution' With New Single

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that JUDAS PRIEST are back this week with "Revolution" (radio-broadcast/reduced-quality mp3), which is the first single from their upcoming album "Angel of Retribution". Lead guitarist Glenn Tipton told Launch that they hope the song will get the ball rolling and motivate younger heavy metal fans. "With tracks like ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: New Single Posted Online!

German Rob Halford fan site RobHalford.de has posted a radio-broadcast-quality MP3 of the new JUDAS PRIEST single "Revolution" at this location (zip file, 4.1 MB). "Revolution" is the first single off the group's upcoming studio album, "Angel of Retribution", due March 1 via Epic. It's singer Rob Halford's first album with the band ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: Remembering DIMEBAG DARRELL

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has issued the following statement in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "My relationship to this sick series of events goes way back, some 18 years. I joined a band from Detroit called MADAM X back in 1986 and the very first place I ever played on the ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's GLENN TIPTON Scales New Heights For Christmas

JUDAS PRIEST have just wrapped up the initial publicity blitz for their upcoming album, "Angel of Retribution", and are taking the next two weeks off before coming back to continue promoting the release. Lead guitarist Glenn Tipton told Launch Radio Networks where he'll be headed for the holiday break. "I'm gonna go home for Christmas, ...

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DECEIVER To Enter Studio In March

DECEIVER, the Swedish metal band featuring former members of MAZE OF TORMENT and XENOFANES, will enter the Abyss studio in March 2005 with producer Tommy Tägtgren to begin recording their full-length debut, tentatively titled "Riding with the Reaper", for a May release via the newly launched, Gothenburg-based label Iron Fist Productions. A vinyl version will ...

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FIGHT To Release Posthumous Live DVD

According to TotalRock.com, FIGHT, the band formed by Rob Halford after he left JUDAS PRIEST, are planning to release a DVD. The disc will reportedly include live footage shot around the time of the band's first album, 1993's "War of Words". There's even talk of the original FIGHT line-up getting back together to record a ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: 'Angel Of Retribution' Listening Session Held In London; Full Report Available

Damien, Assistant Editor of the U.K.'s respected Terrorizer magazine, attended a listening session for the new JUDAS PRIEST album, "Angel of Retribution", in London on Monday (Dec. 20). The following is his report on the session, as submitted to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "Just attended the London press day for 'Angel Of Retribution' yesterday December 20. ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: New Single Set To Go To Radio In Early January

JUDAS PRIEST's new single, "Revolution", is scheduled to go for radio adds on January 3. "Revolution" is the first single off the group's upcoming studio album, "Angel of Retribution", due March 1 via Epic. It's singer Rob Halford's first album with the band since 1990's "Painkiller" and was produced by Roy Z, who has previously ...

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Metal For Life - PAINMUSEUM

HALFORD/TESTAMENT guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak has always been very vocal about his love for '80s/early '90s metal, and the traditional heavy metal influences shine through clearly on his latest release, the first to be issued under the PAINMUSEUM banner. Musically, this is exactly the kind of stuff you would expect to hear from someone who ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's HALFORD: 'The Band Is Firing On All Cylinders Now'

JUDAS PRIEST members Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing spoke to Billboard.com earlier this week about the group's upcoming studio album, "Angel of Retribution", due March 1 via Epic. It's Halford's first album with the band since 1990's "Painkiller" and was produced by Roy Z, who has previously worked on solo albums from HALFORD ...

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WOLF Guitarist/Vocalist OLSSON Gets 'Evil'

WOLF guitarist/vocalist Nick Olsson is playing the part of the "evil" priest Hanias in the musical "Jesus Christ Superstar" this fall, according to a posting on the group's web site. A photo of Olsson "all dressed up for mayhem" can be viewed at this location. "The show is going really well, with sold-out ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Singer Calls New Album 'Unique'

The new JUDAS PRIEST album, which is called "Angel of Retribution", is "unique," according to frontman Rob Halford. Halford returned to the band in 2003, and they toured this year, but this will be their first studio record together since 1990's "Painkiller". Halford told Launch Radio Networks that the new project already stands out for ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: New Album Details Revealed!

BLABBERMOUTH.NET can be the first to report that JUDAS PRIEST have set "Angel of Retribution" as the title of their brand-new album, now due on March 1, 2005 (February 28, 2005 internationally) via Sony/Epic Records. Songs slated to appear on the CD include "Judas Rising", "Deal with the Devil", "Revolution", "Worth Fighting For" and "Hellrider". ...

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Former EXHORDER Frontman: We 'Lost An Innovator, A Warrior, And A Metal God'

Vocalist Kyle Thomas of the much-missed New Orleans metallers EXHORDER, cited by many as the originators of the riff-heavy power-groove approach popularized by PANTERA, has issued the following statement in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "I was awakened at about 7:30 a.m. the morning after Darrell Abbott was murdered by a phone call ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Singer ROB HALFORD Remembers DIMEBAG DARRELL

JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford has issued the following statement in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "Hello everyone. My deepest condolences go out to everyone affected regarding the passing of dimebag. His mucianship was superb and his original style was and will remain an inspiration to players worldwide. His friendship can never be ...

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UPDATED: Tributes From Metal Musicians Pour In For DIMEBAG DARRELL

A number of heavy metal musicians have paid tribute to Dimebag Darrell (DAMAGEPLAN, ex-PANTERA) who was tragically murdered last night. ------------------------------------------------- Ozzy Osbourne: "Dimebag was a dear friend of mine. I'm absolutely beside myself with grief. I can't for the life of me understand why someone would do this. PANTERA toured with me many, many ...

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