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RAVEN: Audio Samples Of SWEET, SLADE And DEEP PURPLE Covers

NWOBHM thrash godfathers RAVEN have launched a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign to finance the recording of their next studio album, "ExtermiNation". The band has recorded a full-length covers CD titled "Party Killers" that is being offered as an exclusive Kickstarter reward for backers. The group...
November 25, 2014
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RAVEN Covers DEEP PURPLE, THIN LIZZY, SWEET, NAZARETH, QUEEN Classics On 'Party Killers' CD

NWOBHM thrash godfathers RAVEN have launched a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign to finance the recording of their next studio album, "ExtermiNation". The band has recorded a full-length covers CD titled "Party Killers" that is being offered as an exclusive Kickstarter reward for backers. The group...
October 22, 2014
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RAVEN Completes Work On 'Party Killers' Covers Album; 'ExtermiNation' CD Due Early Next Year

NWOBHM thrash godfathers RAVEN have launched a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign to finance the recording of their next studio album, "ExtermiNation". The band has recorded a full-length covers CD titled "Party Killers" that is being offered as an exclusive Kickstarter reward for backers. The group...
October 12, 2014
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New Book On Influential Welsh Rockers BUDGIE 'In Pecking Order' Out Now

Influential Welsh heavy rockers BUDGIE's 1974–79 period is examined in a new, 400-page book, "In Pecking Order: Budgie 1974–79". During the period, BUDGIE released "In For The Kill" (1974) and "Bandolier" (1975) for MCA, and "If I Were Brittania I'd Waive The Rules" (1976) and "Impeckable" (1978) fo...
May 29, 2014
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EXODUS, Ex-HEATHEN Members Perform BUDGIE, ANGEL WITCH Classics At JON TORRES Memorial Show

Video footage of QUINTANNICA — the band featuring guitarist Doug Piercy (formerly of HEATHEN and ANVIL CHORUS) and drummer Tom Hunting (of EXODUS) performing the BUDGIE classic "Melt The Ice Away" and the ANGEL WITCH song "Atlantis" live at the Jon Torres memorial show on December 7 at 23 Club in Br...
December 16, 2013
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SOUNDGARDEN: Collection Of Rare Tracks Still In The Works

Reunited grunge legends SOUNDGARDEN reissue their first two EPs, 1987's "Screaming Life" and 1988's "FOPP", on Tuesday (November 26) in a remastered edition that also includes a bonus track. The set, which is coming out as a single CD, double vinyl LP and download, brings these early releases back i...
November 26, 2013
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Former JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist K.K. DOWNING Showcasing Rock Acts With New Business Venture

According to the Birmingham Post, former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Kenneth "K.K." Downing has launched The Future Of Heavy Metal, a venture which he hopes will help young hard rock bands follow in the footsteps of legends like LED ZEPPELIN, BLACK SABBATH and JUDAS PRIEST. The first bands being showcase...
May 31, 2013
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Mothership

With a name like MOTHERSHIP, you'd expect this group of heshers to hail from NASA's longstanding home base in Houston, not Dallas, Texas, but we'll call it close enough for coconuts - especially since the music found on this eponymous LP has its roots in dusty deserts to the west and dustier record...
May 15, 2013
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Ex-BUDGIE Guitarist Releases New Album

In May 1973, BUDGIE guitarist Tony Bourge unleashed the riff to "Breadfan" — widely hailed as a precursor of thrash metal — on an unsuspecting world. Forty years on, the now-ex-BUDGIE riffmaster has a new 20-track album named "Crank It Up" released under the moniker of Anthony Bourge. The album CD a...
April 23, 2013
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Dutch prog rockers FOCUS may not be the first ensemble that leaps to mind when discussing the genre, just like NEKTAR, GENTLE GIANT and TANGERINE DREAM ominously seem to get cut from the thread once folks get stuck on immediate notables such as YES, EMERSON, LAKE AND PALMER, THE MOODY BLUES, KING CR...
April 14, 2013
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Original JUDAS PRIEST Singer AL ATKINS 'Bears No Grudge Against' His Former Bandmates

Greece's Rockoverdose.gr recently conducted an interview with original JUDAS PRIEST vocalist Al Atkins. A few excerpts from the chat follow below. Rockoverdose.gr: So second album released recently with guitarist Paul May [as ATKINS MAY PROJECT]. Looks like the project is running well? Atkins: Yes,...
January 5, 2013
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SAMMAL's Self-Titled Debut Due Next Month

Svart Records has set a January 18, 2013 release date for SAMMAL's self-titled debut, to be available on both CD and LP formats. "Sammal" track listing: 01. Puolikuu 02. Esox Lucius 03. Jäniksen vuoksi 04. Kaikki kortit 05. Näennäiskäännännäinen 06. Lehtipuiden alle 07. Jokainen pysyköön uskossaan 0...
December 19, 2012
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BENEDICTUM Taps Producer JEFF PILSON For New Album

BENEDICTUM has announced its continued collaboration with Jeff Pilson on the development of the band's next album, to be released before the end of the year via Frontiers Records. The result will bring back the magic BENEDICTUM and Pilson captured during their earlier releases, 2008's "Seasons Of Tr...
April 19, 2012
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METALLICA: Official 33-Minute Video Recap Of Second 30th-Anniversary Show

METALLICA has posted a 33-minute video recap of the second of four intimate shows at the Fillmore in San Francisco as part of the week-long celebration of its 30th anniversary as a band for fan club members only. Check it out below. Lou Reed, King Diamond (MERCYFUL FATE),Hank Shermann (MERCYFUL FAT...
December 22, 2011
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BUDGIE's 'Bandolier' Album Subject Of New iPad/iPhone App

Influential Welsh heavy rockers BUDGIE — whose songs have been covered by METALLICA, IRON MAIDEN and SOUNDGARDEN — have released a dozen studio albums — none finer than 1975's "Bandolier". A new free app for iPad and iPhone — which tells the story of how "Bandolier" was made, in the band’s words — i...
December 21, 2011