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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Is Making More Money As A Solo Artist Than He Did As A Member Of JUDAS PRIEST

Canada's The Metal Voice recently conducted an interview with American powerhouse vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, DIO DISCIPLES). You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he thinks doing a third studio album with JUDAS PRIEST would have solidified ...

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ICED EARTH Enlists Guitarist JAKE DREYER

ICED EARTH has announced the addition of guitarist Jake Dreyer (WITHERFALL, WHITE WIZZARD, KOBRA AND THE LOTUS) to the group's ranks. He joins the band as the replacement for Troy Seele, who announced his departure from ICED EARTH in August due to family responsibilities. ICED EARTH guitarist/founder Jon Schaffer said in a statement: "We're excited ...

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CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED Feat. Ex-JUDAS PRIEST, DEATH Members: Entire 'Creatures' Album Streaming

CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED, the brainchild of former DEATH/ICED EARTH drummer Richard Christy, will release its third full-length album, "Creatures Watching Over The Dead", on September 23 via Metal Blade Records. The entire CD can now be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below. Ask Christy what he wanted to achieve with "Creatures Watching Over ...

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Headbangers Symphony - WOLF HOFFMANN

By now, the correlations between classical music and heavy metal have long been understood by the masses, foremost through guitarists. From metal, The Great Kat and Yngwie Malmsteen being two obvious classical devotees; ACCEPT's Wolf Hoffmann is another. While ACCEPT was sitting on the wayside before staging a brilliant comeback, Hoffmann let his inner Ravel ...

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CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED Feat. Ex-JUDAS PRIEST, DEATH Members: Third Album Due In September

CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED, the brainchild of former DEATH/ICED EARTH drummer Richard Christy, will release its third full-length album, "Creatures Watching Over The Dead", on September 23 via Metal Blade Records. The first single from the album, titled "The Soulless", can be streamed below. Ask Christy what he wanted to achieve with "Creatures Watching ...

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ALLEGIANCE OF ROCK Feat. OZZY OSBOURNE Guitarist, EUROPE Bassist, CANDLEMASS Singer: Video Of HOJROCK Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of ALLEGIANCE OF ROCK's July 30 performance at the HojRock festival in Västervik, Sweden can be seen below. ALLEGIANCE OF ROCK is the new Swedish/Greek collaboration between guitarist Gus G. (OZZY OSBOURNE, FIREWIND), bassist John Levén (EUROPE), drummer Anders Johansson (HAMMERFALL, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and vocalist Mats Levén (CANDLEMASS, TREAT, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN). The ...

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PAGAN'S MIND, SECRET SPHERE, SYMPHONY X, Ex-HELLOWEEN Members Join Forces In SHADOWSPELL

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the signing of SHADOWSPELL, a new melodic metal act born from a collaboration between Italian guitarist/songwriter Aldo Lonobile and Norwegian vocalist Nils K. Rue. Lonobile is best known for his extraordinary work with power/progressive stalwarts SECRET SPHERE while Nils K. Rue has has traversed the globe with Norwegian progressive metal ...

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Death Thy Lover EP - CANDLEMASS

Just when some believed the mightyCANDLEMASS to be over, the band is back with its first batch of new material since 2012's "Psalms for the Dead". In the interim, CANDLEMASS dropped a compilation album, "Introducing", and "Epicus Doomicus Metallicus – Live at Roadburn 2011". Also in that time, Mats Levén, who has been a metal ...

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EDGE OF FOREVER Signs With FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the signing of EDGE OF FOREVER to a multi-album deal. Originally formed in 2002, EDGE OF FOREVER released its first album, "Feeding The Fire", in 2004 which was produced by the late Marcel Jacob (ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN). Just a few months later, the band was already working on a new ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO's SOTO Band Releases 'Unblame' Video

"Unblame", the new video from SOTO, the band led by vocalist Jeff Scott Soto, can be seen below. The song is taken from the group's second studio album, "Divak", which was released on April 1 via earMUSIC. "Divak" (pronounced "dee-vock") comes shortly after the band's debut release, "Inside The Vertigo". It's a mere 15 months ...

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ALLEGIANCE OF ROCK Feat. OZZY OSBOURNE Guitarist, EUROPE Bassist, CANDLEMASS Singer: Video Of Debut Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of ALLEGIANCE OF ROCK's May 7 performance at the Stockholm Rocks festival at Debaser Medis in Stockholm, Sweden can be seen below. ALLEGIANCE OF ROCK is the new Swedish/Greek collaboration between guitarist Gus G. (OZZY OSBOURNE, FIREWIND), bassist John Levén (EUROPE), drummer Anders Johansson (HAMMERFALL, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and vocalist Mats Levén (CANDLEMASS, ...

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JOE LYNN TURNER's SUNSTORM: New Song 'Everything You've Got' Available For Streaming

"Everything You've Got", a brand new song from legendary hard rock vocalist Joe Lynn Turner's (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) SUNSTORM project can be streamed below. The track is taken from SUNSTORM's fourth album, which will be released on May 13 via Frontiers Music Srl. SUNSTORM is Joe Lynn Turner's successful AOR/melodic rock project, something ...

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