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K.K. DOWNING Says 'It Was The Right Decision' For JUDAS PRIEST To Shelf Collaboration With STOCK, AITKEN And WATERMAN

In a new interview with Darren Paltrowitz, host of the "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz", former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing spoke about the band's never-released collaboration with S/A/W, the English songwriting and record producing trio consisting of Mike Stock, Matt Aitken and Pete Waterman, well known for their U.K. pop hits with BANANARAMA, Rick Astley ...

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Heresy II: End Of A Legend - PARADOX

Perennially overlooked and criminally underrated, PARADOX are a thrash metal band of rare distinction, with one of the most consistent catalogues around. Thrash diehards will almost certainly be familiar with 1990's seminal "Heresy": a towering, exploratory concept work devoted to the story of the Albigensian Crusade, wherein Pope Innocent III embarked on a vicious campaign ...

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Watch JUDAS PRIEST Perform In Grand Rapids, Michigan

Fan-filmed video footage of JUDAS PRIEST's September 16 performance at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan can be seen below. The British heavy metal legends, who are celebrating their 50th anniversary, threw in several rarely played songs in their set, including "One Shot At Glory" and "Invader", as well as several tracks that hadn't ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER On Setlist For '50 Heavy Metal Years' Tour: 'The Reaction We're Getting Has Been Really Positive'

JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner spoke to Lana Morgan of the 102.9 The Hog radio station about the setlist for the band's first pandemic-era tour, the rescheduled "50 Heavy Metal Years" North American trek, which kicked off on September 8 at Santander Arena in Reading, Pennsylvania. As was the case with their appearance at the ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS' WILLIAM DUVALL Collaborates With GREG ANDERSON On THE LORD's 'We Who Walk In Light'

Composer and curator Greg Anderson (Southern Lord Recordings, SUNN O))), ENGINE KID, GOATSNAKE and more) has unveiled another new song as a part of his forthcoming explorative compositions and collaborations as THE LORD available on Bandcamp. "We Who Walk In Light" features ALICE IN CHAINS frontman William DuVall, who comments: "'We Who Walk In Light' ...

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Fully Vaccinated Former METALLICA Bassist RON MCGOVNEY On His COVID-19 Battle: 'It Felt Like The Flu To Me'

Former METALLICA bassist Ron McGovney, who is fully vaccinated, has tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. McGovney revealed his COVID-19 diagnosis in a tweet earlier today (Wednesday, September 15). He wrote: "This is day 3 of my COVID-19 journey. I feel much better today. Fully vaxxed people can still get ...

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RAVEN Announces 'Metal City' U.S. Tour

British/American metal trio RAVEN has announced the "Metal City" U.S. tour for later this fall. The trek will begin on October 20 in Louisville, Kentucky and run through November 18 in Brooklyn, New York. RAVEN founder and frontman John Gallagher comments on the upcoming run: "After an 18-month COVID layoff, we had our first show ...

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Tales From Six Feet Under - CHARLOTTE WESSELS

The news that DELAIN had reverted back to their original incarnation as keyboard maestro Martijn Westerholt's one-man project was met with a degree of bewilderment by the band's ever-growing fan base. Last year's "Apocalypse & Chill" album was a certified smash, arguably the strongest DELAIN album yet and a neat side-step away from the symphonic ...

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ANDREW W.K. Unveils New Single 'Stay True To Your Heart'

Andrew W.K. will release his fifth full-length studio rock album, "God Is Partying", this Friday, September 10 via Napalm Records. The long-awaited nine-track opus of maximalist grandeur drops nearly 20 years after the release of his full-length debut, "I Get Wet". Gifting fans with one last taste of the new album before it drops this ...

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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI Says It Was 'Really Nostalgic' Recording New Music With MIKE PORTNOY Again

A little over a year ago, DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci released his second solo album, "Terminal Velocity", via Sound Mind Music/The Orchard. The follow-up to 2005's "Suspended Animation" featured guest musicians Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER) on drums and Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS) on bass. The effort marked the first time Petrucci ...

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THE RASMUS Teams Up With APOCALYPTICA For 'Stranger Things'-Inspired Video For 'Venomous Moon'

Finnish rockers THE RASMUS have collaborated with APOCALYPTICA on a new song called "Venomous Moon". The track is the second single from THE RASMUS's upcoming album, recorded during the pandemic, with the bandmembers being stranded in Hawaii, Helsinki and Sydney and with the producer Joshua in England. It is co-produced by Martin Hansen who has ...

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METALLICA And SiriusXM Team Up to Relaunch 'Mandatory Metallica' Music Channel

SiriusXM announced today the return of Mandatory Metallica, a new limited-engagement radio channel with music and content curated by the band, beginning today. This new artist branded channel coincides with the 30th anniversary of the release of METALLICA's self-titled fifth album, commonly known as The Black Album. Mandatory Metallica will feature music spanning the band's ...

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Senjutsu - IRON MAIDEN

IMO a legitimate, valid case can be made for the assertion that IRON MAIDEN is the greatest heavy metal band of all time. Six years have passed since the release of the English band's last album, 2015's "The Book of Souls", and the legendary act returns now to close the longest gap between albums with ...

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THE CULT Cancels All Shows: 'It Is Apparent That The Optimism We Shared In Performing' Live In 2021 Was 'Premature'

THE CULT has scrapped all of its previously announced 2021 shows due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The band, which spent most of 2019 touring in celebration of the 30th anniversary of its "Sonic Temple" album, announced the cancelation in a social media post on Wednesday (August 25). "THE CULT will regretfully be postponing all upcoming ...

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TED NUGENT: Why Masks Don't Work

Ted Nugent has once again said that masks don't really work. The outspoken conservative rocker, who battled COVID-19 four months ago, made those comments during his YouTube livestream earlier today (Monday, August 23). "When someone tells you 'wear a mask,' and the overwhelming evidence from the overwhelming health professionals are they don't work," he said ...

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Colors II - BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME

The prospect of a "sequel" to a beloved album is welcomed with as much trepidation as that of a sequel to a beloved film. BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME's 2007 record "Colors" was the moment the North Carolina group arranged the individual pieces of their infections influences from the worlds of technical hardcore, melodic prog-metal ...

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RUNNING WILD Releases New Single 'Diamonds & Pearls'

Veteran German metallers RUNNING WILD will release their new album, "Blood On Blood", on October 29 via Steamhammer/SPV. The official lyric video for the LP's first single, "Diamonds & Pearls", can be seen below and will be followed by the second single, "The Shellback", on September 24. RUNNING WILD leader Rolf "Rock N' Rolf" Kasparek ...

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Watch KORN Perform In Bristow, Virginia

Fan-filmed video footage of KORN's August 11 performance at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Virginia can be seen below. KORN and STAIND's 28-date joint tour will make stops in Long Island, Detroit, Irvine, Phoenix, Austin and more, before wrapping up with a performance at Dallas' Dos Equis Pavilion on September 21. Furthermore, both bands will ...

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KURT COBAIN's Childhood Home Is Officially a Landmark

Last week, the house in Aberdeen, Washington where NIRVANA icon Kurt Cobain lived from 1968 to 1984, was officially approved for inclusion on Washington state's Department Of Archaeology And Historic Preservation's "Heritage Register" of culturally important buildings. The home's current co-owner, Lee Bacon, told Rolling Stone that he is almost finished ...

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RUNNING WILD To Release 'Blood On Blood' Album In October

Veteran German metallers RUNNING WILD will release their new album, "Blood On Blood", on October 29 via Steamhammer/SPV. The LP's first single, "Diamonds & Pearls", will arrive on August 13, followed by the second single, "The Shellback", on September 24. RUNNING WILD leader Rolf "Rock N' Rolf" Kasparek states about "Blood On Blood": "We all ...

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BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME Releases New Song 'Revolution In Limbo'

Grammy Award-nominated progressive metallers BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME have have dropped new track, "Revolution In Limbo", the second song taken from their highly anticipated new album, "Colors II", which will be released on Friday, August 20 via Sumerian Records. "Revolution In Limbo" follows the release of first single "Fix The Error" which spawned a ...

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