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ANVIL Taps U.D.O. Producer For Upcoming Album

Canadian metal legends ANVIL will enter a studio in Cologne, Germany in October with producer Martin "Mattes" Pfeiffer to begin recording their new album, tentatively titled "Anvil Is Anvil", for an early 2016 release. ANVIL guitarist/vocalist Steve "Lips" Kudlow told Metal Talk about the upcoming recording sessions (see video below): "[Martin has] been working with, ...

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HEAVEN Singer ALLAN FRYER Dies After Battle With Cancer

Allan Fryer, the frontman for the Australian band HEAVEN, passed away after a long battle with cancer. Formed in 1980 in Sydney, Australia, HEAVEN recorded three albums — "Twilight Of Mischief" (1982), "Where Angels Fear To Tread" (1983) and "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" (1985) — and toured throughout the United States during the 1980s. The ...

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Video: ANVIL Performs At Sweden's MUSKELROCK Festival

Fan-filmed video footage of ANVIL's May 30 performance at the Muskelrock festival at Tyrolen in Alvesta, Sweden can be seen below. ANVIL's latest album, "Hope In Hell", sold a little under 800 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The disc followed up "Juggernaut Of Justice", which opened with around 1,600 ...

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ANVIL's LIPS On Passing Of TWISTED SISTER's A.J. PERO: 'The Saddest Part Is Not Going For Checkups To The Doctor'

Jack Antonio conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Steve "Lips" Kudlow of Canadian metallers ANVIL on March 25 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. You can now listen to the chat using the Mixcloud player below. Speaking about the recent passing of TWISTED SISTER drummer A.J. Pero, Lips said: "Well, A.J.'s, of course, an old acquaintance. We met ...

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Former And Current Members Of BLACK SABBATH, MEGADETH, STONE SOUR Pay Tribute To RONNIE JAMES DIO At Public Memorial

A free public memorial service for legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (DIO, HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) took place yesterday (Saturday, May 16) at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills on Saturday, May 16 to commemorate the fifth anniversary of Ronnie's passing. Several of Dio's former bandmates and friends who worked with Ronnie over ...

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CONCRETE MARKETING And STREET SMART MARKETING Join Forces To Create CONCRETE MARKETING SERVICES

Hard rock and heavy metal's illustrious pasts have joined forces with the genre's brightest hopes for the future to create Concrete Marketing Services. The merger of Concrete Marketing and Street Smart Marketing is a visionary partnership that emblazons epic artistry and arena worthy heroics with new millennium marketing and a cutting edge vision of the ...

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ILL NIÑO Members To Take Part In Conversation At Princeton University's 'Voz Latina' Conference

Cristian Machado, Lazaro Pina and Oscar Santiago of Latin metallers ILL NIÑO, along with Chicano rapper Chingo Bling (Pedro Herrera), will take part in a conversation during Princeton University's Latino Graduate Student Association's annual conference, Voz Latina, which is scheduled to take place on April 23 and April 24. This year's keynote panel will be ...

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Video: ANVIL Performs At Whisky A Go Go

Video footage of Canadian metal legends ANVIL performing the song "School Love" on March 17 at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California can be seen below. ANVIL's latest album, "Hope In Hell", sold a little under 800 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The disc followed up ...

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ANVIL: 'Hope In Hell' Video Released

"Hope In Hell", the new video from Canadian metal legends ANVIL, can be seen below. The clip was again created by Swedish director Rene U Valdes of Greenworks Productions. "Hope In Hell" is the title track of ANVIL's latest album, which sold a little under 800 copies in the United States in its first week ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON, TESTAMENT's ALEX SKOLNICK Interviewed At 'Randy Rhoads Remembered' (Video)

Sebastian Bach (SKID ROW), Rudy Sarzo (QUIET RIOT, OZZY OSBOURNE, Joel Hoekstra (WHITESNAKE, NIGHT RANGER), Kiko Loureiro (ANGRA), Marzi Montazeri (PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS), David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Rowan Robertson (DIO), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Brian Tichy (WHITESNAKE, FOREIGNER, OZZY OSBOURNE, BILLY IDOL), Phil X (BON JOVI), Mark Zavon (KILL DEVIL HILL) and Michael Angelo ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH, RUDY SARZO, ALEX SKOLNICK Perform At 'Randy Rhoads Remembered' Event In California (Video)

Sebastian Bach (SKID ROW), Rudy Sarzo (QUIET RIOT, OZZY OSBOURNE, Joel Hoekstra (WHITESNAKE, NIGHT RANGER), Kiko Loureiro (ANGRA), Marzi Montazeri (PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS), Mike Orlando (ADRENALINE MOB), Rowan Robertson (DIO), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Brian Tichy (WHITESNAKE, FOREIGNER, OZZY OSBOURNE, BILLY IDOL), Phil X (BON JOVI), Mark Zavon (KILL DEVIL HILL) and Michael ...

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GUNS N' ROSES, MEGADETH, TESTAMENT, MACHINE HEAD Members Featured On 'Randy Rhoads Remembered Vol. I' Album

Tish Tone Records has announced the release of a powerful, heartfelt album celebrating the legacy of legendary guitarist Randy Rhoads (OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT). Blessed by the Rhoads family and including a track by Randy's brother Kelle Rhoads, the CD's final tracks are being laid down as we speak before it gets mixed and mastered ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's SERJ TANKIAN, DEF LEPPARD's RICK ALLEN Contribute To Benefit Album For Gaza Relief

A diverse group of famed musicians, including Peter Gabriel, THE POLICE's Stewart Copeland, Rick Allen of DEF LEPPARD, SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian and Grammy Award-winning opera singer Sasha Cooke, have come together for a first-of-its-kind benefit album to deliver urgent humanitarian aid to Palestinians in Gaza. Produced by Project Peace On Earth ...

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ANVIL Meets NECROSEXUAL (Video)

Necrosexual, the goatlord of perversion, recently conducted an interview with Canadian metal legends ANVIL about life being hell, dying, and dildos as musical instruments. You can watch the chat below. ANVIL has completed the songwriting process for its new album, tentatively due next year. The band's drummer, Robb Reiner, told Canadian journalist Mitch Lafon last ...

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ANVIL Completes Writing Follow-Up To 2013's 'Hope In Hell'

Canadian metal legends ANVIL have completed the songwriting process for their new album, tentatively due next year. The band's drummer, Robb Reiner, told Canadian journalist Mitch Lafon earlier in the month: "We're still touring [2013's] 'Hope In Hell', which is, you know… I guess it's latest record. It's not that new anymore. But it did ...

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Former DIO Guitarist ROWAN ROBERTSON Joins BANG TANGO

After laying low and taking a much-needed break of nearly a year, BANG TANGO — featuring founding frontman Joe Lesté — will return to the road to celebrate the band's 25th anniversary, rejuvenated and re-energized with the addition of former DIO guitarist Rowan Robertson and a renewed sense of excitement and focus. "Rowan has been ...

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BLACK STONE CHERRY Speaks To Austria's MULATSCHAG (Video)

Austria's Mulatschag recently conducted an interview with Kentucky rockers BLACK STONE CHERRY . You can now watch the chat below. BLACK STONE CHERRY's fourth album, "Magic Mountain", sold around 13,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 22 on The Billboard 200 chart. This number ...

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