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MERCYFUL FATE To Release Two New Songs Ahead Of Full-Length Album

In a new interview with Canada's The Metal Voice, Brian Slagel, the founder and CEO of Metal Blade Records, was asked about MERCYFUL FATE's plans for releasing new music. He responded: "So here are the plans. So there's two [new] songs, one of which you know they're playing a new song in the set ['T...
November 15, 2022
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Watch MERCYFUL FATE's Entire Los Angeles Concert From Fall 2022 North American Tour

Reformed Danish metal legends MERCYFUL FATE played the third show of their first North American headlining tour in over two decades this past Saturday night (October 29) at YouTube Theater in Inglewood, California. Fan-filmed video of the entire concert can be seen below (courtesy of the Live Rock M...
October 31, 2022
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Watch: MERCYFUL FATE Plays First Show With Stand-In Bassist BECKY BALDWIN

Reformed Danish metal legends MERCYFUL FATE kicked off their first North American headlining tour in over two decades last night (Tuesday, October 25) at The Factory in Dallas, Texas. Stepping in on bass for MERCYFUL FATE at these shows is Becky Baldwin, a British musician who has previously played...
October 26, 2022
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JOEY VERA To Miss MERCYFUL FATE U.S. Tour; Replacement Announced

Bassist Joey Vera will sit out the upcoming U.S. tour from reformed Danish metal legends MERCYFUL FATE due to a scheduling conflict with his longtime band ARMORED SAINT. In 2019, it was announced Vera would be replacing original MERCYFUL FATE bassist Timi Hansen for the band's summer 2020 European f...
September 27, 2022
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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of MERCYFUL FATE's Performance At 2022 WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Professionally filmed video of MERCYFUL FATE's August 4 performance at the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany can be seen below. Featured songs: 00:00 Evil 05:46 Come To The Sabbath 12:03 Satan's Fall Earlier this month, MERCYFUL FATE announced its first North American headlining tour in ov...
September 16, 2022
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EXCITER Announces Fall 2022 U.S. Tour Dates

Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER have announced a limited run of U.S. tour dates that includes stops the band hasn't played since as early as 1984. The tour begins with a trio of Midwest shows, then heads out to Salt Lake City for a special Halloween night appearance, before joining up with Ho...
September 14, 2022
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MERCYFUL FATE Announces First North American Tour In Over Two Decades; KREATOR To Support

Heavy metal icons MERCYFUL FATE have announced their first North American headlining tour in over two decades. The journey, which will feature support from by KREATOR and MIDNIGHT, will commence on October 25 in Dallas, Texas and weave its way through fourteen cities, closing on November 16 in Atlan...
September 6, 2022
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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