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JUDAS PRIEST: 'Decade Of Domination' Book Due In June

Wymer Publishing has set a June 11 release date for "Judas Priest: Decade Of Domination". When the world thinks of heavy metal in its pure, potent, undiluted form, it is none other than the Metal Gods, JUDAS PRIEST, that instantly come to mind. Chrome and black leather, studs and whips and chains, a...
February 3, 2021
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Written Destiny

With most of us hoping to make it through Christmas without contracting the dreaded plague and breathing our last to the strains of MARIAH CAREY, gung-ho partying might be slightly less prominent on our agendas this year. But nobody said it was non-festive to get horrifyingly drunk in isolation and...
December 20, 2020
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Final Day

There are numerous ways to uphold the values and musical ethos of old-school heavy metal, but not all of them produce believable results. Fakes and poseurs are legion at this end of the metal spectrum, but every now and then a band rolls into town and delivers the traditional goods with something ap...
December 12, 2020
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DANKO JONES, EXCITER And DEATH ANGEL Members Team Up For Quarantine Cover Of SLAYER's 'Mandatory Suicide' (Video)

Danko Jones (DANKO JONES) has teamed up with Daniel Dekay (EXCITER) and Ted Aguilar (DEATH ANGEL) to record a quarantine cover version of the SLAYER classic "Mandatory Suicide". Check out the video below. Credits: Danko Jones (DANKO JONES) - Vocals Daniel Dekay (EXCITER) - Lead Guitar Ted Aguilar (D...
September 13, 2020
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VIO-LENCE, VOIVOD, EXCITER And ARTILLERY To Join Forces For Fall 2021 European Tour

According to the Facebook page of the Masters Of Rock Café in Zlín, Czech Republic, VIO-LENCE, VOIVOD, EXCITER and ARTILLERY will join forces for the next installment of the "MTV Headbanger's Ball" European tour in the fall of 2021. The trek is set to hit the Masters Of Rock Café on November 26, 202...
September 2, 2020
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Members Of SLIPKNOT, ANTHRAX, EXODUS, MACHINE HEAD, OVERKILL, Others React To RILEY GALE's Death

Members of SLIPKNOT, LAMB OF GOD, VOLBEAT, ANTHRAX, EXODUS, OVERKILL, MACHINE HEAD, HATEBREED and TRIVIUM are among the musicians who have reacted to the passing of Riley Gale, lead singer of thrash metal band POWER TRIP, who has died at the age of 35. The Dallas, Texas-based group confirmed Riley's...
August 26, 2020
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Hear CHUCK BILLY's Foreword To Audio Edition Of JONNY Z's 'Heavy Tales' Book

An audio edition of Megaforce Records founder Jon Zazula's acclaimed autobiography, "Heavy Tales: The Metal. The Music. The Madness. As Lived By Jon Zazula", read by the author himself and featuring more than two hours of bonus material, will be available July 21 via Audible. Like the print edition,...
July 14, 2020
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Music Industry Legend JONNY Z's 'Heavy Tales' To Be Made Available As Audiobook

An audio edition of Megaforce Records founder Jon Zazula's acclaimed autobiography, "Heavy Tales: The Metal. The Music. The Madness. As Lived By Jon Zazula", read by the author himself and featuring more than two hours of bonus material, will be available July 21 via Audible. Like the print edition,...
June 8, 2020
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EXCITER Is Seeking The 'Right' Record Label For Long-Awaited New Album

On Thursday (April 30),bassist Allan Johnson and guitarist Daniel Dekay of Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER spoke to The Metal Voice about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's long-awaited new album. "We are in the demo stages still," Dekay said. "I know it seems like a lon...
May 2, 2020
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EXCITER's DAN BEEHLER: 'We Influenced A Lot Of People'

Drummer/vocalist Dan Beehler of Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER spoke to Australia's "Scars And Guitars" podcast about his band's influence on the death metal and black metal acts of today. He said (hear audio below): "Over the years, it's been pointed out to me, and I've heard it, and bands...
March 18, 2020
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EXCITER Is 'Working On A New Album'

Drummer/vocalist Dan Beehler of Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER spoke to Australia's Metal Mal about the band's plans to release new music. He said (hear audio below): "We're just working on a new album right now. We're gonna be shopping a demo in the next few months, and as soon as we secure...
March 7, 2020
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Watch K.K. DOWNING, LES BINKS, TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS And DAVID ELLEFSON Perform JUDAS PRIEST Classics

Former JUDAS PRIEST members K.K. Downing (guitar),Les Binks (drums) and Tim "Ripper" Owens (vocals) teamed up earlier tonight (Sunday, November 3) in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom to perform "a full-length set of PRIEST classics" with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson. Joining them on second guitar w...
November 3, 2019
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Primal Future: 2019

Has there ever been anyone more bizarrely underappreciated than Joel Grind? Ever since TOXIC HOLOCAUST emerged from Portland at the turn of the millennium, he has had arguably greater and more lasting impact on the underground metal world than any other musician: that tireless dedication to evoking...
October 4, 2019
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MEGAFORCE RECORDS Co-Founder JON ZAZULA To Release 'Heavy Tales' Memoir In October

Jonathan Zazula, known the world over as Jonny Z, has lived an intense life. Born in 1952, he began his extraordinary journey as a renegade youth who went from living on the streets of the Bronx in New York City, to later working on Wall Street, and eventually (and unexpectedly) transitioning into t...
August 13, 2019
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Watch EXCITER's New Lineup Perform In Gothenburg

Fan-filmed video footage of Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER performing on May 29 at The Abyss in Gothenburg, Sweden can be seen below. EXCITER's current lineup includes Daniel Dekay, who replaced original guitarist John Ricci last fall. EXCITER bassist Allan Johnson told The Metal Voice that...
May 31, 2019