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Celestial - ROB HALFORD WITH FAMILY & FRIENDS

Rob Halford isn't simply a metal god. The man, the myth, the legend is the metal god. Our fearless leader returns with his own spin on the holiday season on his second Christmas album, "Celestial". ("Halford III: Winter Songs" was released in 2009.) In some all-too-stern-and-serious circles, it may be considered "blasphemous," in a metal ...

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ROB HALFORD Releases 'Morning Star' Lyric Video From 'Celestial' Christmas Album

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford has released the official lyric video for his song called "Morning Star". The track appears on his all-new Christmas album, titled "Celestial", which arrives today (Friday, October 18) via Legacy Recordings. Without question, Halford is one of heavy metal's all-time great vocalists — as heard through his highly influential and ...

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The Magic of Winter - THE WIZARDS OF WINTER

TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA was the unlikeliest commercial breakthrough when it was first founded by SAVATAGE's Jon Oliva and Al Pitrelli. SAVATAGE's "Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24" became a Christmastime classic as a radio staple under the TSO banner and its revered live extravaganza. A gazillion players have performed in both of TSO's two touring ensembles over the years, ...

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NWOBHM Cult Act SAVAGE To Return With New Double Album

NWOBHM cult act SAVAGE will release its brand new studio album "7", on October 9 via Minus 2 Zebra Records (distributed by Plastic Head). The double-disc release will include a complete live album titled "Live 'N Lethal" on second disc. Even though SAVAGE has often been linked to the NWOBHM movement, their roots are more ...

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ALICE COOPER Dedicates His 'Legend' Award To SIR CHRISTOPHER LEE

Alice Cooper was honored with the "Legend" award at this year's Kerrang! Awards, which were held Thursday night (June 11) in London, England. The ceremony took place at Troxy, where JUDAS PRIEST was also handed the "Inspiration" prize. Speaking to Kerrang! after the event, Cooper dedicated his award to legendary actor Sir Christopher Lee, who ...

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SIR CHRISTOPHER LEE Dead At 93

Sir Christopher Lee, who has starred in almost 300 movies, including "The Lord Of The Rings", "Star Wars", "The Man With The Golden Gun", "Dracula", "The Wicker Man" and most recently "The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies", has died at the age of 93. He passed away in a London hospital on Sunday ...

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HARK: 'Crystalline' Cover Artwork Unveiled

Welsh heavy rock power trio HARK has finished recording its forthcoming Season Of Mist debut, entitled "Crystalline". The album was tracked at Monnow Valley Studios (BLACK SABBATH, RUSH, JUDAS PRIEST, PORTISHEAD) in Wales, and mixed by CONVERGE guitarist Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE, HIGH ON FIRE, KVELERTAK, YOUNG WIDOWS), and will hit the stores on March 14 ...

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AXEWOUND Begins Work On New Material

AXEWOUND, the project featuring Matt Tuck (BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE) on guitar and vocals, Liam Cormier (CANCER BATS) on lead vocals, Mike Kingswood (GLAMOUR OF THE KILL) on guitar, Joe Copcutt (RISE TO REMAIN) on bass, and Jason Bowld (PITCHSHIFTER, KILLING JOKE) on drums, has commenced work on material for its sophomore album. Tuck tweeted ...

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Former TAINT Frontman's HARK Signs With SEASON OF MIST

Season Of Mist has announced the signing of Welsh rockers HARK. The band will enter Monnow Valley Studios in Wales later this summer to record its debut full-length album. Led by former TAINT frontman and acclaimed graphic artist Jimbob Isaac, HARK has already released one sold-out seven-inch single and has toured with RED FANG and ...

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All Hell Breaks Loose - BLACK STAR RIDERS

What a difference a name makes. Had the members of BLACK STAR RIDERS, who essentially comprise the modern touring lineup of THIN LIZZY, actually dared to release this new album of original material - which bears the fittingly sardonic title "All Hell Breaks Loose" - under the latter band's hallowed moniker, it's fair to assume ...

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Ghosts of Proxima Centauri - CORSAIR

Charlottesville, Virginia's CORSAIR is one of those bands whose vintage sound could just as well have been recorded last week or in 1971; which is why the somewhat ass-backwards reissue of their 2011 EP, "Ghosts of Proxima Centauri", shortly after the release of a self-titled full-length through Shadow Kingdom, should be no more confusing to ...

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AXEWOUND: North American Tour Postponed

AXEWOUND, the project featuring Matt Tuck (BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE) on guitar and vocals, Liam Cormier (CANCER BATS) on lead vocals, Mike Kingswood (GLAMOUR OF THE KILL) on guitar, Joe Copcutt (RISE TO REMAIN) on bass, and Jason Bowld (PITCHSHIFTER, KILLING JOKE) on drums, has released the following statement: "Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond their ...

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AXEWOUND: New Audio Interview Posted Online

Claire of "The Metalheadz" conducted an interview with AXEWOUND on October 3 at the Academy in Manchester, England. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. AXEWOUND is the project featuring Matt Tuck (BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE) on guitar and vocals, Liam Cormier (CANCER BATS) on lead vocals, Mike Kingswood (GLAMOUR ...

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AXEWOUND: New Video Interview Posted Online

Virgin Red Room caught up with the guys from AXEWOUND backstage at their October 6 concert at The Underworld in London, England to check out their rider, chat touring fun and find out which TV show they would axe. You can watch the interview below. AXEWOUND is the project featuring Matt Tuck (BULLET FOR MY ...

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AXEWOUND: Drum-Cam Footage Available

Drum-cam footage of AXEWOUND's Jason Bowld performing the band's song "Burn Alive" can be seen below. AXEWOUND is the project featuring Matt Tuck (BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE) on guitar and vocals, Liam Cormier (CANCER BATS) on lead vocals, Mike Kingswood (GLAMOUR OF THE KILL) on guitar, Joe Copcutt (RISE TO REMAIN) on bass, and Jason ...

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AXEWOUND: BBC Radio 1 'Rock Show' Session Available For Streaming

AXEWOUND recently recorded several songs — "Cold", "Post Apocalyptic Party", "Exorchrist" and "Destroy" — at the legendary BBC Maida Vale Studios in London, England for an exclusive BBC Radio 1 "Rock Show" session which aired last night (Monday, October 15) as part of Daniel Carter's program. You can now listen to the show for the ...

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AXEWOUND: North American Tour Dates Announced

AXEWOUND — the project featuring Matt Tuck (BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE) on guitar and vocals, Liam Cormier (CANCER BATS) on lead vocals, Mike Kingswood (GLAMOUR OF THE KILL) on guitar, Joe Copcutt (RISE TO REMAIN) on bass, and Jason Bowld (PITCHSHIFTER, KILLING JOKE) on drums — has scheduled the following North American tour dates: Nov. ...

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