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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Teams Up With TOURNIQUET's TED KIRKPATRICK For Cover Of ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER's 'Gethsemane'

TOURNIQUET drummer Ted Kirkpatrick has joined forces with singer Tim "Ripper" Owens (ex-JUDAS PRIEST) and keyboardist Bruno Sa (GEOFF TATE) to record a cover of the iconic song "Gethsemane" from Andrew Lloyd Webber's 1970 smash hit musical "Jesus Christ Superstar". The demanding vocals and range required for the tune have previously been tackled by Ian ...

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MANOWAR To Embark On 40th-Anniversary Tour In 2021

MANOWAR will embark on its 40th-anniversary tour in 2021. The trek will kick off in April in Germany and will include shows in The Netherlands for the first time in many years. The tour will be bigger than ever, featuring orchestra and choir, Viking reenactors, stunning visuals and a powerful set list full of immortal ...

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Lamenting Of The Innocent - SORCERER

Heavy metal always provides in our hour of need. The return of SORCERER seems particularly timely, such is the Swedes' noted mastery of an epic, classic and utterly ageless strain of doom metal that can hardly fail to resonate in an age of widespread mourning. Perhaps more importantly, however, "Lamenting of the Innocent" is far ...

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Valhalla - WOLFTOOTH

The mistake a lot of media folk continually make about heavy metal is the assumption that most metalheads have any real desire for the genre to change. Sure, we can all cope with a few hundred nebulous subgenres and nobody will complain if someone conjures a brand new form of metal that elicits the same ...

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Watch MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Personally Deliver 'Rust In Peace' 30th-Anniversary JACKSON Bass To Superfan In Tucson

MEGADETH's David Ellefson recently auctioned off one of his "Rust In Peace" 30th-anniversary Jackson bass guitars for the David Ellefson Youth Music Foundation. After realizing that the the buyer lived in Tucson, Arizona, less than two hours away from Ellefson's home in Scottsdale, David decided to just drive down and deliver the instrument by hand. ...

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KK'S PRIEST's Debut Album Still Needs To Be Mixed And Mastered

Founding JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing says that the debut album from KK'S PRIEST still needs to be mixed and mastered. KK'S PRIEST is Downing's collaboration with former PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens and ex-PRIEST drummer Les Binks. The band, which pays homage to Downing's past, is rounded out by guitarist A.J. Mills (HOSTILE) and ...

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Hear MEGADETH Bassist DAVID ELLEFSON's Cover Of POST MALONE's 'Over Now'

ELLEFSON, the solo band of Grammy-winning MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, has just released its cover of the Post Malone track "Over Now". The track will appear on ELLEFSON's as-yet-untitled debut album, tentatively due in October. ELLEFSON's version of "Over Now" was produced by Ellefson, vocalist Thom Hazaert and guitarist Andy Martongelli, engineered and mixed by ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Is Recording Vocals For Next Album

MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine spent at least part of Wednesday (May 6) recording vocals for the band's 16th studio album. The latest sessions are taking place at Dave's home studio, where Mustaine recently set up a makeshift vocal booth. Yesterday, MEGADETH's social media was updated with a photo of Dave in the studio, along with the ...

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Damnation Is My Salvation - WITCHES HAMMER

WITCHES HAMMER first began their death rumblings way back in the mid-eighties, and now the band is simply legendary in the extreme metal underground. Their reputation has only been solidified by the fact that key member Marco Banco played on BLASPHEMY's 1990 war metal benchmark "Fallen Angel of Doom….". The guitarist looks gargantuan and Herculean ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's JOHN DOLMAYAN Says '...And Justice For All' Is METALLICA's Best Album: 'It's Them At Their Most Perfect'

SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan has praised METALLICA's "...And Justice For All" album, calling it "the most complete set of songs" the California metal legends have ever written. While "...And Justice For All" is considered one of METALLICA's classics, it has been criticized almost since the day it was released in 1988 for ...

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BENEDICTION: New Album Pushed Back To August

Long-running Birmingham, U.K.-based extreme metallers BENEDICTION have been forced to delay the release of their new album due to the coronavirus pandemic that is sweeping the globe. Originally scheduled for May, BENEDICTION's next LP is now expected in August. BENEDICTION has released the following statement regarding the change of plans: "It will be of no ...

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WOLFHEART: 'The Hammer' Music Video

"The Hammer", the new video from Finnish heavy melodic death metal unit WOLFHEART, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming full-length album, "Wolves Of Karelia", which will be released on April 10 via Napalm Records. A windmill-worthy intro is accented by sinister synth and marching percussion as "The Hammer" switches ...

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JIZZY PEARL'S LOVE/HATE Signs With GOLDEN ROBOT RECORDS

JIZZY PEARL'S LOVE/HATE has inked a deal with Golden Robot Records. The band's new record is due our later this year. Pearl has been a fixture on the world-famous Hollywood Sunset Strip since his edgy street rock band LOVE/HATE released its debut album, "Blackout In The Red Room", in 1990. "Blackout In The Red Room" ...

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ZAKK WYLDE Is Working On New BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Songs

Zakk Wylde has commenced the songwriting process for BLACK LABEL SOCIETY's new studio album. Earlier today, Ozzy's longtime guitarist took to his Twitter to share a video of him at the piano accompanied by his seven-year-old son, Sabbath Page Wielandt Wylde. He wrote in a caption: "BLACK LABEL SONGWRITING SESSIONS O' DOOM/DESTRUCTION/DEMOLITION & DOUBLE BUBBLE ...

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