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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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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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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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Former THOTEN Frontman Reveals Solo Band Touring Lineup

Former THOTEN frontman Renato Tribuzy has selected the musicians that will accompany him on the road in support of his upcoming solo effort, "Execution", tentatively due later this year. Joining Tribuzy in the group are his former bandmate Frank Schieber (guitar), Gustavo Silvera (who recorded the rhythm guitars on the album), Ivan Guilhon (bass) and ...

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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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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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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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DIMEBAG Killer's Mother Gets Security After Attack

Roy Appleton of The Dallas Morning News is reporting that police on Friday increased security for the the mother of the suspected gunman in the deadly attack at a nightclub in Columbus, Ohio. A Columbus police officer fatally shot Nathan Gale of nearby Marysville after the 25-year-old day laborer and ex-Marine charged into a Dallas ...

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HALFORD To Record New Album; Fan Participation Requested

The following message has been posted at Rob Halford's (JUDAS PRIEST) official web site: "Here we go HALFORD fans!! Rob Halford is preparing to enter the recording studio with his solo band late 2005; in preparation for the band's fourth release. "For an intense challenge, The Metal God will select 1 (one) vocalist; 1 (one) ...

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Ex-WAYSTED Guitarist Explains His Recording Approach

Ex-WAYSTED guitarist Paul Chapman has fired back at his former bandmates over their claim that Chapman's slow way of working in the studio would have prevented the group's new album, "Back From the Dead", from ever coming out. Writing to his official web site, Chapman said, "After reading [new WAYSTED guitarist] Chris George's [

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PAINMUSEUM To Tape Commemorative DVD At CD Release Party

PAINMUSEUM, the new band formed by the former HALFORD duo of "Metal" Mike Chlasciak (guitar, also in TESTAMENT) and Bobby Jarzombek (drums, also in ICED EARTH), will celebrate the release of their debut album, "Metal For Life", at the Cup Complex (1140 E. Elizabeth Ave) in Linden, NJ. The party, which is scheduled to take ...

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ONESIDEZERO One-Off Show Scheduled In December

Los Angeles-based band ONESIDEZERO will be playing a one-off show after a one-year hiatus on December 29 in Hollywood, CA at the Whisky a Go Go. Commented guitarist Levon Sultanian in an online posting, "I know most of you die-hards have been trippin' on whether or not this is going down on the 29th of ...

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PAINMUSEUM Sign European/Japanese Deal With DEMOLITION RECORDS

PAINMUSEUM, the new band featuring guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak (TESTAMENT, ex-HALFORD), drummer Bobby Jarzombek (ICED EARTH, ex-HALFORD, RIOT), bassist Steve DiGiorgio (TESTAMENT, SADUS, DEATH, VINTERSORG) and newcomer singer Tim Clayborne (HATRED), have signed a long-term deal for Europe and Japan with the U.K. independent label Demolition Records. The Demolition press office comments: "We've been admirers ...

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PAINMUSEUM: 'Metal For Life' U.S. Release Date Confirmed

November 16, 2004 has been confirmed as the official U.S. release date for the long-awaited "Metal For Life" album from guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak's (TESTAMENT, ex-HALFORD) PAINMUSEUM. "Metal For Life" features Chlasciak, Bobby Jarzombek (ICED EARTH, ex-HALFORD, RIOT) on drums, Steve DiGiorgio (TESTAMENT, SADUS, DEATH, VINTERSORG) on bass and newcomer Tim Clayborne (HATRED) on vocals. ...

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Former THOTEN Singer Completes Recordings For Solo Album

Former THOTEN frontman Renato Tribuzy has completed the vocal tracks for his first solo album, "Execution", at AR studios, one of the most respected studios in Brazil (having in the past recorded stars such as STING and SEPULTURA). The album is currently being mixed at TrackShack studio in Germany by the renowned musician and producer ...

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GLENN DANZIG Talks About Touring For The Last Time, Future Plans

DANZIG frontman and namesake Glenn Danzig has spoken to Metal Edge magazine about his plans to retire from touring following the completion of the upcoming "Blackest of the Black" trek (which has been postponed from its originally announced fall 2004 kick-off date). Several excerpts from the interview follow: Metal Edge: For at least the time ...

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OBITUARY, NUCLEAR ASSAULT Members To Guest In NECRO Video

OBITUARY members John Tardy and Trevor Peres, along with Danny Lilker (NUCLEAR ASSAULT, ex-BRUTAL TRUTH) and Danny Diablo (a.k.a. Lord Ezec of SKARHEAD/CROWN OF THORNZ) will be making guest appearances in the video for hardcore Brooklyn rapper NECRO's track "Empowered". The video shoot will take place on Saturday (Oct. 2) in New York City. "Empowered" ...

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CRYPTOPSY: New Touring Guitarist Announced

Former CRYPTOPSY guitarist Miguel Roy ("Whisper Supremacy") has been filling in for Jon Levasseur during the band's tour of Western Canada. For the second portion of the group's Canadian tour, Dan Mongrain (MARTYR, GORGUTS) will join the band beginning in Quebec City and Montreal on October 8 and 9. The tour will end on November ...

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CRYPTOPSY: Former Guitarist To Fill In For Canadian Tour

Former CRYPTOPSY guitarist Miguel Roy will be filling in for current CRYPTOPSY axeman Jon Levasseur on the band's Canadian tour beginning on September 7 in Barrie, Ontario. In other news, CRYPTOPSY will kick off a U.S. headlining tour on November 11. The upcoming trek will mark the Canadian death metal band's first tour in the ...

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MARSHALL LAW Prepare To Record New Album

Birmingham, England-based heavy metal band MARSHALL LAW are scheduled to enter the studio in October/November to begin recording their new album, entitled "Axis of Power". "We have made great inroads into songs and developing them and crafting them to another level … sounding powerful tight and heavy," vocalist Andy Pyke wrote in a recent online ...

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Former HALFORD Axeman Announces Guitar Clinic

Former HALFORD and current TESTAMENT/PAINMUSEUM guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak will partake in a heavy metal guitar clinic presented by Jackson Guitars and M & M Music, Vineland, New Jersey. Metal Mike will perform live selections from his three solo instrumental albums, answer questions and talk in-depth about his first choice in guitars: Jackson Guitars. Concluding ...

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KAMELOT: New Album Nearing Completion

KAMELOT guitarist Thomas Youngblood has posted the following studio update on the band's official web site: "We are nearing the end of our visit to Germany and we are very, very pleased with the sessions. [Vocalist Roy] Khan has once again surpassed himself and the vocals are killer! Guitars are quite killer if I do ...

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KAMELOT: Vocal Recordings Half Done

KAMELOT frontman Roy Khan has posted the following studio report at the band's official web site: "Hi everybody! Just wanna give y'all a brief report from Wolfsburg, Germany. I'm in the middle of the vocal recordings these days, and everything is going great (of course :) . Half of the songs are now done, and ...

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KAMELOT Putting The 'Finishing Touches' On New Album

According to a posting on KAMELOT's web site, guitarist Thomas Youngblood and singer Roy Khan will soon be heading back to Germany to put the finishing touches on the follow-up to last year's "Epica", tentatively due before the end of the year through SPV Records. Vocal sessions and guitar sessions will be done as well ...

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