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EXCITER Has 'A Handful Of Songs In Various Stages Of Completion' For Next Studio Album

Guitarist Daniel Dekay of Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER spoke to Metal Crypt about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's long-awaited new album. He said: "I think we were hitting a good streak with writing and demoing prior to the pandemic, and then the pandemic hit. Al [b...
August 8, 2022
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ANDREAS GEREMIA Says TANKARD 'Failed' At Shedding 'Beer Metal' Image In The 1990s

By David E. Gehlke Frankfurt, Germany's TANKARD enjoyed the kind of hands-off relationship with their first record company, Noise Records, that their labelmates in CELTIC FROST, HELLOWEEN and KREATOR could have only dreamed of. Notoriously acerbic Noise head Karl-Ulrich Walterbach made it a point to...
April 19, 2022
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ANNIHILATOR's JEFF WATERS Looks Back On His COVID-19 Battle: 'It Took Me Six Months To Get My Lungs Back'

ANNIHILATOR leader Jeff Waters has once again opened up about his battle with COVID-19, saying that it took him six months to "get [his] lungs back." The 56-year-old guitarist/vocalist, who moved to the United Kingdom from his native Canada back in 2018, discussed his recent health issues in a new i...
February 20, 2022
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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of GLENN TIPTON Performing 'Living After Midnight' With JUDAS PRIEST At 2021 BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR

Professionally filmed video footage of JUDAS PRIEST performing the song "Living After Midnight" on August 15, 2021 at the Bloodstock Open Air festival, which took place at Catton Park, Walton-on-Trent, United Kingdom, can be seen below. The British heavy metal legends, who are celebrating their 50th...
February 18, 2022
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ANNIHILATOR Shares Video For 'Couple Suicide' Feat. ANGELA GOSSOW And DANKO JONES

earMUSIC has released the latest single from ANNIHILATOR's upcoming "Metal II" album, "Couple Suicide", featuring Danko Jones and Angela Gossow (ex-ARCH ENEMY). "Metal II", which arrives February 18, kicks off earMUSIC's long-term ANNIHILATOR catalog campaign, which will include special configuratio...
February 17, 2022
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Metal II

At best, familiarity breeds indifference, which may be why ANNIHILATOR remain such a perennially underrated force for metallic good. Guitarist and founder Jeff Waters has made a virtue of sticking to his own, ferociously focused script, and while the Canadians have traversed plenty of diverse territ...
February 15, 2022
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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of GLENN TIPTON Performing 'Breaking The Law' With JUDAS PRIEST At 2021 BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR

Professionally filmed video footage of JUDAS PRIEST performing the song "Breaking The Law" on August 15, 2021 at the Bloodstock Open Air festival, which took place at Catton Park, Walton-on-Trent, United Kingdom, can be seen below. The British heavy metal legends, who are celebrating their 50th anni...
February 11, 2022
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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of GLENN TIPTON Performing 'Metal Gods' With JUDAS PRIEST At 2021 BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR

Professionally filmed video footage of JUDAS PRIEST performing the song "Metal Gods" on August 15, 2021 at the Bloodstock Open Air festival, which took place at Catton Park, Walton-on-Trent, United Kingdom, can be seen below. The British heavy metal legends, who are celebrating their 50th anniversar...
February 4, 2022
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Rockers React To Death Of MEGAFORCE RECORDS Co-Founder JON ZAZULA

Members of BLACK SABBATH, ANTHRAX, EXODUS, ANVIL, VENOM, MEGADETH and EXCITER are among the musicians who have reacted on social media to the passing of Megaforce Records founder Jon "Jonny Z" Zazula. The 69-year-old died earlier today (Tuesday, February 1) in Florida surrounded by his family. Jonn...
February 1, 2022
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JEFF WATERS To Step Down As ANNIHILATOR Vocalist; STU BLOCK Tapped For Future Live Shows

Seven years after re-assuming the vocalist role after the departure of Dave Padden, ANNIHILATOR mainman Jeff Waters will return to focusing on his original position as the band's lead guitarist. Current INTO ETERNITY and former ICED EARTH vocalist Stu Block will take over vocals for at least some of...
January 27, 2022
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ANNIHILATOR Shares Cover Of VAN HALEN's 'Romeo Delight' Featuring DAVE LOMBARDO, STU BLOCK

earMUSIC has released the latest single from ANNIHILATOR's upcoming "Metal II" album, a cover of VAN HALEN's "Romeo Delight". "Metal II", which arrives February 18, kicks off earMUSIC's long-term ANNIHILATOR catalog campaign, which will include special configurations, additional bonus material, excl...
January 14, 2022
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ANNIHILATOR's JEFF WATERS Says It Took Him More Than Six Months To Get Over COVID-19: 'I Got It Really Bad'

ANNIHILATOR leader Jeff Waters has opened up about his battle with COVID-19, saying that was left "terrified" and feared for his life for more than half a year. The 55-year-old guitarist/vocalist, who moved to the United Kingdom from his native Canada back in 2018, discussed his recent health issues...
December 27, 2021
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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Gets Birthday Wishes From ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN, SATYRICON's SATYR

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian and SATYRICON frontman Sigurd "Satyr" Wongraven are among the musicians who have wished METALLICA's Lars Ulrich a happy 58th birthday. Born in Gentofte, Denmark, on December 26, 1963, Lars is the son of the Danish musician, filmmaker and former tennis pro Torben Ulrich, w...
December 27, 2021
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ANNIHILATOR Shares New Version Of 'Downright Dominate' Featuring DAVE LOMBARDO, STU BLOCK

earMusic has announced a remarkable reissue series of (almost) the entire ANNIHILATOR catalog. "Metal II" kicks off this extensive catalog campaign that will give you special editions, bonus material, exclusive and previously unreleased tunes. And "Metal II" is only the first taste, ahead of a huge...
November 12, 2021
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ANNIHILATOR Taps Ex-SLAYER Drummer DAVE LOMBARDO, Former ICED EARTH Singer STU BLOCK For 'Metal II' Album

earMusic has announced a remarkable reissue series of (almost) the entire ANNIHILATOR catalog. "Metal II" kicks off this extensive catalog campaign that will give you special editions, bonus material, exclusive and previously unreleased tunes. And "Metal II" is only the first taste, ahead of a huge...
November 10, 2021