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LAMB OF GOD: Original BURN THE PRIEST Album To Be Reissued In March

LAMB OF GOD's first album, released under the group's previous moniker BURN THE PRIEST, will be reissued by Epic Records in March. Remixed and remastered by metal guru Colin Richardson (MACHINE HEAD, FEAR FACTORY, NAPALM DEATH), and featuring new liner notes by original producer Steve Austin (CONVERGE, TODAY IS THE DAY, UNSANE), the album was ...

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THERION: METALLICA, JUDAS PRIEST, THIN LIZZY Covers Posted Online

Sweden's THERION have made cover versions of METALLICA's "Fight Fire with Fire", JUDAS PRIEST's "Green Manalishi" and THIN LIZZY's "Southbound" available for download via their official web site. Direct links to the downloads as well as comments from frontman Christofer Johnsson follow: METALLICA - "Fight Fire with Fire" (mp3) Christofer Johnsson: "Thought we're ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER Teams Up With Ex-Members Of SABBATH, PRIEST, MAIDEN On 'Heavy Hitters' CD

Legendary rock producer and musician Bob Kulick (KISS, MEATLOAF) has almost finished producing "Michael Schenker and Heavy Hitters", an all-star lineup of musicians based around guitar virtuoso Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO, SCORPIONS) paying homage to their contemporaries. This 10-track powerhouse collection features an impressive lineup of artists showcasing their renditions of such classic songs as ...

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GLENN TIPTON: 'Angel Of Retribution' Is 'Classic JUDAS PRIEST'

JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Glenn Tipton has told Launch Radio Networks that despite nearly a decade-and-a-half apart, the group's writing process for the upcoming CD, "Angel of Retribution", was not forced in any way. "We've obviously evolved, but one of the things we said to ourselves on this album is we're not gonna try too hard ...

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ACHERON Working On New Album, DVD

Columbus, Ohio-based black/death metal cult band ACHERON have posted the following message on their web site: "Let it been know that ACHERON is not a Church of Satan-linked band anymore. Vincent Crowley, who formerly was a Magister/Priest for their organization, resigned back in 2000. ACHERON in no way indorses any type of organized religious groups. ...

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PANZER X To Resume EP Recording In March

PANZER X, the solo project of VADER vocalist/guitarist Peter, will enter Studio X in Olsztyn, Poland on March 1 to complete the recording sessions for their upcoming mini-CD, "Steel First". "There are some things left to finish the work: vocal lines (Grzegorz Kupczyk), guitar solos, mixes and finally — mastering," reads a posting on VADER's ...

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PENETRATOR Sign With SONIC AGE RECORDS

PENETRATOR, the Toronto-based power metal band featuring "Bulldog" Bess Ross, Tony Iommi's personal guitar tech during BLACK SABBATH's "Never Say Die" tour, have inked a deal with Greece's Sonic Age Records. The group's self-titled debut contains nine songs of "U.S.-type power metal with outstanding 'macho' vocals, reminding [the listener] of acts like JUDAS PRIEST ('Painkiller' ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Bassist Produces THE NEW BLACKS: Audio Available

JUDAS PRIEST bassist Ian Hill has produced the debut EP from England's THE NEW BLACKS. A four-track affair entitled "Sound of Loud", the EP is being described as "late Eighties hard rock done 2004 style: delicate melodies delivered with passion and soul, crunchy guitars, soaring held-not solos and catchy choruses. Think TESLA, MR. BIG (album ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Showing Growth On New Music

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that the new JUDAS PRIEST single "Revolution" is out now, and it showcases the return of vocalist Rob Halford to the band. It also shows how the band has grown musically over the course of their career. Lead guitarist K.K. Downing said there are a couple of reasons why JUDAS ...

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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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