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K.K. DOWNING, LES BINKS, TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS, DAVID ELLEFSON: Second Guitarist Announced For Upcoming 'MegaPriest' Fest

Former JUDAS PRIEST members K.K. Downing (guitar), Les Binks (drums) and Tim "Ripper" Owens (vocals) will team up to perform "a full-length set of PRIEST classics" with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson on November 3 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. Joining them on second guitar will be A.J. Mills of HOSTILE, the British metal band whose two ...

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Former JUDAS PRIEST Members K.K. DOWNING, LES BINKS And TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS To Perform Band's Classic Songs At One-Off Concert

Former JUDAS PRIEST members K.K. Downing (guitar), Les Binks (drums) and Tim "Ripper" Owens (vocals) will join forces to perform "a full-length set of PRIEST classics" with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson on November 3 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. The one-off show at K.K.'s Steel Mill will feature a full band set from Ellefson's "Sleeping Giants" ...

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Video Premiere: AS I LAY DYING's 'Blinded'

The official music video for "Blinded", a brand new song from California metallers AS I LAY DYING, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming seventh full-length album, "Shaped By Fire", which will be released on September 20 via Nuclear Blast. Singer Tim Lambesis comments: "We had an incredible experience working ...

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Watch BABYMETAL Perform In Washington, D.C.

Fan-filmed video footage of BABYMETAL's September 8 concert at The Anthem in Washington, D.C. can be seen below. BABYMETAL's fall 2019 U.S. headlining tour kicked off on September 4 in Orlando, Florida, and will run through October 16 in Seattle, Washington. The trek includes the previously announced October 11 gig at The Forum in Los ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Talks About Making Of 'Set The World Afire' Song For 'Death By Design' Graphic Novel (Video)

MEGADETH's 35th-anniversary greatest-hits compilation, "Warheads On Foreheads", is accompanied by a 350-page graphic anthology, featuring comic book stories inspired by the songs on the album. The collaboration, titled "Death By Design", features stories written and illustrated by top talent from the comics, film, television and music world. The project, carefully curated by MEGADETH leader Dave ...

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MUNICIPAL WASTE To Release 'The Last Rager' EP In October

Virginia speed metal punks MUNICIPAL WASTE will release a new EP, "The Last Rager", on October 11 via Nuclear Blast. According to a press release, the effort contains "four ripper tracks that embrace all the band's punk and street metal roots without clutching the past. That honest formula has led the WASTE to innovate the ...

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ANATHEMA Signs With MASCOT LABEL GROUP

Mascot Label Group has announced the signing of ANATHEMA. The award-winning alternative rock masters have released 11 studio albums of fearless and uncompromising beauty. Ever since their debut, "Serenades", in 1993, they've refused to be pigeonholed and have continuously evolved; all the way up to their most recent studio album, 2017's conceptual masterstroke "The Optimist", ...

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SUNN O))) To Release 'Pyroclasts' Album In October

SUNN O))) will release "Pyroclasts" on October 25 via Southern Lord Recordings. "Pyroclasts" is the result of a daily practice which was regularly performed each morning or evening during the two-week "Life Metal" sessions at Electrical Audio during July 2018, when all of the days musical participants would gather and work through a 12-minute improvised ...

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SANTA CRUZ Unveils Lyric Video For 'Into The War'

Finnish hard rock quartet SANTA CRUZ will release its fourth album, "Katharsis", via M-Theory Audio on October 18, two days before the group hits the road with ATREYU on a month-long North American tour. Today, the group — which has recently shared European stages with the likes of BON JOVI, STEEL PANTHER and WHITESNAKE, and ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS: People Who Say Hateful Things About RONNIE JAMES DIO Hologram Are 'Miserable'; They 'Don't Like Anything'

Tim "Ripper" Owens says that people who say hateful things about the Ronnie James Dio hologram are "miserable" individuals who "don't like anything." Dio died in 2010 at the age of 67 from stomach cancer. The legendary heavy metal frontman's hologram was created by a company called Eyeillusion and made its debut at the Wacken ...

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Metaportal - WORMED

The impulse to push the envelope is never-ending, with regard to the more extreme side of music, metal and otherwise. Whether we are talking about bands as varied as SLAYER or SQUAREPUSHER, striving to be faster, louder, harder and/or more bizarre is inevitable—at least in the early stages. Intuitively enough, then, this endless race and ...

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BABYMETAL Releases Live Music Video For 'Elevator Girl'

Japanese pop metal act BABYMETAL has released a "live" music video for the English version of its song "Elevator Girl". The track is taken from the band's third album, "Metal Galaxy", which will be released on October 11 via earMUSIC/Edel. The follow-up to 2016's "Metal Resistance" is based on the concept of "The Odyssey Of ...

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K.K. DOWNING On Whether He Will Take Part In JUDAS PRIEST's 50th-Anniversary Tour: 'It's The Other Guys That Need To Be Asked'

In a brand new interview with Eonmusic, ex-JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing was asked about the possibility of taking part in the band's upcoming 50th-anniversary tour, alongside other former members Al Atkins and and Tim "Ripper" Owens. He responded: "Yeah, lots of things could happen, but I think the main thing is, lots ...

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Video Premiere: AS I LAY DYING's 'Shaped By Fire'

California metallers AS I LAY DYING will release their seventh album, "Shaped By Fire", on September 20 via Nuclear Blast Records. The disc was produced by the band and was mixed by Joseph McQueen at Sparrow Sound in Los Angeles, California, while mastering was completed by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound in Nashville, Tennessee. The ...

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BABYMETAL: 'Metal Galaxy' Album Details Revealed

Japanese pop metal act BABYMETAL will release its third album, "Metal Galaxy", on October 11 via earMUSIC/Edel. The follow-up to 2016's "Metal Resistance" is based on the concept of "The Odyssey Of Metal Galaxy". "Metal Galaxy" contains 14 songs, including include the four singles that have been released over the course of the last few ...

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UNDERØATH Releases 'Wake Me' Music Video

UNDERØATH's new music video for the song "Wake Me" can be seen below. The track is taken from the recently released deluxe edition of the band's latest album, "Erase Me", out now via Fearless Records. The deluxe version features the original album and includes the additional tracks "Loneliness" and "Another Life", acoustic versions of "Wake ...

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Rewind, Replay, Rebound - VOLBEAT

The primary strength of Copenhagen rockers VOLBEAT — dating back to their 2005 debut, "The Strength / The Sound / The Songs" — has been their ability to juggle multiple different songwriting angles within their sound. The band's road to their modern wave of popularity has been a long and winding one, but their dexterity ...

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