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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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BRUCE DICKINSON Says IRON MAIDEN Performs All Of Its Songs In The Original Key: 'We Don't Detune, Like Some Other People Do'

During his October 27 spoke-word appearance in Vienna, Austria, IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson talked about his vocal warm-up technique and his insistence on performing the band's songs in their original key. He said (see video below): "People ask me, 'How do you warm up your voice before a show?' And, actually, I do about ...

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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist K.K. DOWNING Looks Back On Controversial 'Turbo' LP: 'It Wasn't The Big-Selling Album That We Hoped For'

Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing spoke about the band's controversial album "Turbo" during an interview for Greg Prato's upcoming book "Take It Off - Kiss Truly Unmasked". Released in 1986, the synth-heavy "Turbo" is PRIEST's most commercial-sounding album to date, with the band deciding to experiment with some new sounds, ...

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DOUG ALDRICH Says GLENN HUGHES's Addition To THE DEAD DAISIES Is 'Radical Enough To Where It Could Actually Work'

Doug Aldrich says that the addition of legendary vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes to THE DEAD DAISIES is an "exciting change" that is "radical enough to where it could actually work." This past August, the hard rock "collective" founded by Australian musician and businessman David Lowy announced that the former DEEP PURPLE member had joined THE DEAD ...

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OVERKILL Singer On Lineup Changes: 'New Blood Is A Good Thing'

OVERKILL vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth spoke to SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation" about the high turnover of his bandmates and how it has affected the group's sound over the years. "Not every member has brought something, let's say, groundbreaking to it, but new blood is a good thing," Bobby said. "But some members change the chemistry. Case ...

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Listen To New PRONG Song 'End Of Sanity'

American power trio PRONG has released a new digital single for the song "End Of Sanity". The track is taken from the band's forthcoming EP, "Age Of Defiance", which will be released on November 29 via SPV/Steamhammer. PRONG leader Tommy Victor says: "'End Of Sanity' is a thrash/hardcore/crossover number in typical PRONG style which I ...

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PHIL DEMMEL On His Collaboration With MIKE PORTNOY And BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH: 'It Was Pretty Rad Playing With Those Dudes'

Former MACHINE HEAD and current VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel spoke to Bax Music about his soon-to-be-released collaboration with drummer Mike Portnoy (ex-DREAM THEATER), vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth (OVERKILL) and bassist Mark Menghi (METAL ALLEGIANCE). "We did a record," he said (see video below). "It's not a project, Mike Portnoy would want ...

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Paradigm - ECLIPSE

In 1941, New York Yankees outfielder (and future husband of Marilyn Monroe) Joe DiMaggio managed to collect a hit in 56 consecutive games, a record that still stands today. Even more impressive is the fact that there have been 19,690 professional players in the history of Major League Baseball, yet DiMaggio's hit streak was a ...

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ROB HALFORD Has Not Yet Read K.K. DOWNING's Autobiography

Rob Halford says that he has not yet read K.K. Downing's autobiography. The original JUDAS PRIEST guitarist's book, "Heavy Duty: Days And Nights In Judas Priest", was released in September 2018 via Da Capo Press. Asked in a new interview with Los Angeles Times En Español if he has checked out Downing's autobiography and whether ...

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EX-OPETH Drummer MARTIN LOPEZ: 'The Metal Scene Is Really Far Behind On Social Issues'

Hakos Pervanidis of Greece's "TV War" recently conducted an interview with drummer Martin Lopez (ex-OPETH, AMON AMARTH) of progressive heavy rock group SOEN. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On SOEN's latest studio album, "Lotus": Martin: "I think that while recording, it was pretty much as we ...

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