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TONY IOMMI Says That Box Set Of TONY MARTIN-Era BLACK SABBATH Albums Will Finally Arrive In May

Legendary BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi has shared a year-end video message in which he outlined some of the projects that kept him busy during the last 12 months. The 75-year-old musician, who was diagnosed with early-stage lymphoma more than a decade ago, stated in part in the three-minute cl...
January 1, 2024
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Watch: MACHINE HEAD's ROBB FLYNN Joins FORBIDDEN On Stage At Second Christmas Concert In San Francisco

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn joined FORBIDDEN on stage this past Friday (December 22) at The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, California to perform the FORBIDDEN classic "Chalice Of Blood". Fan-filmed video of his appearance can be seen below. Flynn was a founding member of FORBIDDEN,...
December 24, 2023
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Watch: DEATH ANGEL Covers THE BEATLES' 'Can't Buy Me Love' And 'Help!' At Christmas Hometown Concerts

Bay Area metal veterans DEATH ANGEL played covers of THE BEATLES classics "Can't Buy Me Love" and "Help!" during their first and second Christmas 2023 concerts on Thursday (December 21) and Friday (December 22),respectively, at The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, California. Fan-filmed...
December 23, 2023
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Watch FORBIDDEN Play First Hometown Christmas Concert With DEATH ANGEL

Resurrected Bay Area thrash metal veterans FORBIDDEN performed last night (Thursday, December 21) at The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, California as the support act for DEATH ANGEL. Video of the concert can be seen below. FORBIDDEN and DEATH ANGEL will play the same venue again tonight...
December 22, 2023
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CRAIG LOCICERO Looks To The Future With A Resurrected FORBIDDEN: 'People Are More Ready For Us'

By David E. Gehlke FORBIDDEN had the best pure singer in Russ Anderson of all the Bay Area thrash bands, but it never translated to the kind of success they deserved. Oddly, Anderson's vocal acrobatics somehow prevented FORBIDDEN from reaching audiences beyond the thrash scene, in spite of their leg...
December 19, 2023
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DEATH ANGEL's 2023 Christmas Shows To Be Livestreamed

Bay Area thrash metal veterans DEATH ANGEL will return to the stage for their eighth annual X-Mas Show with special guest FORBIDDEN and openers FROLIC and TORNADIC at The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, California on December 21 and December 22. Tickets for shows are sold out. However, t...
December 13, 2023
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EXODUS's STEVE 'ZETRO' SOUZA On What Keeps Him Motivated: 'I Owe It To The Fans Who Still Want To See Us'

In a new interview with Alex Gallagher of Tucson Weekly, EXODUS frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza confirmed that he and his bandmates are planning to enter the studio on March 1, 2024 to begin work on the follow-up to 2021's "Persona Non Grata" album. Regarding what keeps him motivated to continue makin...
November 23, 2023
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PAUL BOSTAPH Reconnects With His Favorite Snare Drums From His Work With SLAYER, FORBIDDEN And EXODUS

Lauten Audio recently shared the second episode of "Snare", featuring acclaimed San Francisco Bay Area drummer Paul Bostaph (SLAYER, EXODUS, TESTAMENT, FORBIDDEN). Every drummer has a story about a snare drum. And within that story is a complex emotional relationship that is deeply felt but rarely d...
November 1, 2023
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DEATH ANGEL's WILL CARROLL On His Second COVID Bout: 'Nowhere Near As Intense As My First, But It Kicked My Ass'

DEATH ANGEL drummer Will Carroll, who made headlines back in March 2020 when he came close to death after contracting COVID-19, recently battled the virus for the second time. He told Fast Eddie of Capital Chaos TV about his latest experience: "Obviously my second bout with COVID was nowhere near as...
October 28, 2023
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Ex-BLACK SABBATH Singer TONY MARTIN Says He Just Had A 'Great' Meeting With TONY IOMMI

Former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin has revealed that he just had a productive meeting with the band's founding guitarist Tony Iommi. Earlier today (Tuesday, October 17),Martin took to his Facebook page to share a photo of him with Iommi, and he included the following message: "Visited Tony Iom...
October 17, 2023
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New FORBIDDEN Lineup Shares Pro-Shot Video Of ALCATRAZ Festival Performance

Resurrected San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans FORBIDDEN have shared professionally filmed video of their first European show, which took place on August 11 at the Alcatraz festival in Kortrijk, Belgium. The new FORBIDDEN lineup — consisting of Craig Locicero (guitar),Matt Camacho (bass)...
September 19, 2023
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Watch: New FORBIDDEN Lineup Performs At Belgium's ALCATRAZ Festival

Resurrected San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans FORBIDDEN played their first European show last night (Friday, August 11) at the Alcatraz festival in Kortrijk, Belgium. Video and photos of the band's performance can be found below. The new FORBIDDEN lineup — consisting of Craig Locicero (gu...
August 12, 2023
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Watch: Resurrected FORBIDDEN Plays 'Secret' Concert In Northern California

Resurrected San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans FORBIDDEN played a "secret" show last night (Sunday, July 16) at Baltic Kiss in Richmond, California under the TWISTED INTO EVIL banner. The concert marked FORBIDDEN's first live appearance featuring the band's revamped lineup, consisting of C...
July 17, 2023
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SODOM, QUEENSRŸCHE, CANDLEMASS, FORBIDDEN And WATCHTOWER Among Confirmed Bands For 2024 HELL'S HEROES Festival

A worldwide contingent of music fans will convene at Houston's White Oak Music Hall on March 21-23, 2004 as Pegstar Concerts presents the Hell's Heroes festival. The three-day music fest will showcase a hand-picked selection of international heavy metal bands that includes both seminal, genre-pionee...
June 27, 2023
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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD Sends Message Of Support To GRETA VAN FLEET's JOSH KISZKA

JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford has thrown his support behind Josh Kiszka after the GRETA VAN FLEET singer came out as a member of the LGBTQ community. On Tuesday (June 20),Kiszka took to Instagram to write that he has been "in a loving, same-sex relationship with my partner for the past 8 years....
June 21, 2023