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K.K. DOWNING On His Return To Live Stage: 'It Was A Bit Of A Whirlwind'

Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing joined ex-MANOWAR axeman Ross "The Boss" Friedman on stage earlier today (Sunday, August 11) at this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival at Catton Park, Derbyshire, United Kingdom to perform four songs. This marked K.K.'s first public performance since October 17, 2009 when JUDAS PRIEST played the final "British Steel ...

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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist K.K. DOWNING Returns To Stage For First Time In 10 Years (Video)

Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing joined ex-MANOWAR axeman Ross "The Boss" Friedman for four songs earlier today (Sunday, August 11) at this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival at Catton Park, Derbyshire, United Kingdom. This marked K.K.'s first public performance since October 17, 2009 when JUDAS PRIEST played the final "British Steel 30th Anniversary" date ...

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SEPULTURA Begins Recording New Album; Early 2020 Release Expected

Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA have entered the studio to begin recording their new album for a tentative February 2020 release via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2017's "Machine Messiah" is once again being recorded at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden with producer Jens Bogren, who has previously worked with SOILWORK, OPETH, KATATONIA, AMON AMARTH, KREATOR ...

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Listen To New SKINLAB Song 'Overcoming'

The official visualizer for "Overcoming", a brand new song from veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers SKINLAB, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Venomous", which will be released in October via Art Is War Records. The disc was produced and mixed by Ulrich Wild. "Venomous" marks SKINLAB's recording ...

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HALESTORM To 'Focus' On Next Studio Album In The Spring

HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale has told the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma radio station Rock 100.5 The KATT that the band is planning to enter the studio in early 2020 to begin work on the follow-up to last year's "Vicious" album. She said (see video below): "We pretty much decided that in late spring, I think, we're ...

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SKINLAB: Making Of New Album 'Venomous' Part One (Video)

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers SKINLAB have uploaded the first in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of their new album, "Venomous". The disc is being produced and mixed by Ulrich Wild and will be released this fall via Art Is War Records. "Venomous" will mark SKINLAB's recording debut with ...

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THE OFFSPRING 'Had An Amazing Time In The Studio' Making New Album With Producer BOB ROCK

Seminal punk band THE OFFSPRING is putting the finishing touches on its first album in seven years. The mega-platinum-selling group has been recording with Grammy-winning producer Bob Rock in between extensive tours. The yet-to-be-titled album will be the follow-up to 2012's ninth studio album, "Days Go By", and their third consecutive release with Rock, who ...

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STATIC-X And DEVILDRIVER Announce Fall 2019 Leg Of Co-Headline North American 'Wisconsin Death Trip 20th Anniversary' Tour

STATIC-X and DEVILDRIVER are continuing their onslaught of North America this fall with a second leg of the massively successful "Wisconsin Death Trip 20th Anniversary" tour, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of STATIC-X's platinum-certified "Wisconsin Death Trip" album and pays homage to the group's late frontman Wayne Static. With several sold-out shows from the first ...

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JOE BONAMASSA Announces Spring 2020 U.S. Tour Dates

Two-time Grammy-nominated blues-rock sensation Joe Bonamassa has announced U.S. tour dates for spring 2020, as he gears up for his summer tour embarking on major venues across the East Coast and Midwest in North America. For the newly announced dates next year, Bonamassa leaves no fans behind, making stops through the South and Midwest with ...

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GODSMACK Frontman: 'I've Been Just As Disappointed As I've Been Blessed With Meeting Some Of My Childhood Heroes'

GODSMACK vocalist Sully Erna recently spoke with Andy Hall of the Des Moines, Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's latest album, "When Legends Rise": Sully: "I've got to tell you, it's really been an impressive album cycle so ...

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JETHRO TULL: 'Stormwatch' 40th-Anniversary Edition Due In October

JETHRO TULL released "Stormwatch" in September 1979, completing a folk-rock trilogy the band started with "Songs From The Wood" in 1977 and continued the following year with "Heavy Horses". Certified gold in the U.S., "Stormwatch" was also the final album to feature the classic late-1970s JETHRO TULL lineup, which included Ian Anderson, Martin Barre, John ...

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BLUE ÖYSTER CULT To Release Long-Awaited New Studio Album In 2020

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the signing of BLUE ÖYSTER CULT. For over four decades, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT has been thrilling fans of intelligent hard rock worldwide with powerful albums loaded with classic songs. Indeed, the Long Island, New York‐based band is revered within the hard rock and heavy metal scene for its pioneering work. ...

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HALESTORM Members Perform Acoustic Set At Nashville Bar (Video)

Three-quarters of HALESTORMLzzy Hale, Joe Hottinger and Josh Smith — played a five-song acoustic set Saturday night (July 6) at Dee's Country Cocktail Lounge in Nashville, Tennessee. Fan-filmed video footage of their performance can be seen below. HALESTORM and GODSMACK will join forces for a month-long U.S. tour in the fall. The trek ...

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