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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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TESTAMENT's CHUCK BILLY Is 'Slowly Working' On His Debut Solo Album: 'I Just Want It To Be Raw And Real'

In a new interview with the 107.7 The Bone radio station, TESTAMENT singer Chuck Billy spoke about the progress of the songwriting sessions for his upcoming first-ever solo album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I've actually talked to over a dozen guitar players that have songs for m...
October 14, 2022
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Watch: LAMB OF GOD's WILLIE ADLER Sits Out Vancouver Concert; PHIL DEMMEL Steps In

Former MACHINE HEAD and current VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel filled in for Willie Adler at last night's (Sunday, October 9) LAMB OF GOD concert at UBC - Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Fan-filmed video of the show can be seen below. Earlier today, D...
October 10, 2022
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Watch: LAMB OF GOD Performs With Three Guitarists For First Time Ever

Former MACHINE HEAD and current VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel joined LAMB OF GOD on stage last night (Friday, October 7) at the Aftershock festival in Sacramento, California to perform the song "Redneck". LAMB OF GOD singer Randy Blythe introduced Demmel to the crowd by saying: "We're gonna bring...
October 8, 2022
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New DEEP PURPLE Guitarist SIMON MCBRIDE: 'I've Joined One Of The Most Iconic Rock Bands In The Field'

In a new interview with Andrew Daly of Vinyl Writer Music, Irish guitarist Simon McBride, who recently joined DEEP PURPLE as the permanent replacement for Steve Morse, was asked what sort of emotions he was experiencing when he was asked to become a member of the group. He responded: "It's been an a...
October 5, 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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LITA FORD Is Hoping To Release Her Long-Awaited New Album In Early 2023

At this past Tuesday's (September 20) premiere of the first-ever career-spanning documentary on the life and times of legendary metal icon Ronnie James Dio at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, Lita Ford spoke to "The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show" about the status of her long-awaited...
September 22, 2022
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WILLIE ADLER Is 'One Thousand Percent' Still A Member Of LAMB OF GOD, Says JOHN CAMPBELL

In a new interview with Australia's "Scars And Guitars" podcast, LAMB OF GOD bassist John Campbell was asked if Willie Adler is still a member of LAMB OF GOD after former MACHINE HEAD and current VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel had filled in for the LAMB OF GOD guitarist at some of the Virginia meta...
September 22, 2022
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Is WILLIE ADLER's COVID-19 Vaccination Status The Reason He Has Missed International LAMB OF GOD Shows? PHIL DEMMEL Responds

At last month's Bloodstock Open Air festival, former MACHINE HEAD and current VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel was asked by TotalRock if Willie Adler's COVID-19 vaccination status is the reason Phil has been filling in for the LAMB OF GOD guitarist at some of the Virginia metal band's recent non-U.S....
September 18, 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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DEEP PURPLE Officially Welcomes Guitarist SIMON MCBRIDE As Permanent Member

Following the news in July that guitarist Steve Morse will be stepping back from the legendary hard rock band DEEP PURPLE, after more than a quarter of a century, his former bandmates have announced that, after an abundant summer of touring, Simon McBride will join the band permanently. Collectively...
September 16, 2022
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EXODUS Rejoined By Singer ROB DUKES For 'The Toxic Waltz' Performance In Phoenix (Video)

Former EXODUS vocalist Rob Dukes rejoined his bandmates on stage this past Friday (September 9) at Van Buren in Phoenix, Arizona to perform the group's classic song "The Toxic Waltz". Dukes shared lead vocals with current EXODUS singer Steve "Zetro" Souza on the track, which originally appeared on E...
September 11, 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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IAN GILLAN To Perform DEEP PURPLE Classics With PRAGUE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Ian Gillan will embark on a Spanish tour in November. On the six-date trek, the 77-year-old DEEP PURPLE singer will be joined by the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by German conductor Friedemann Riehle. Earlier today (Monday, September 5),Gillan issued the following statement via social...
September 5, 2022
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ROBB FLYNN Explains Why MACHINE HEAD Stopped Playing Festivals For Eight Years

On August 12, MACHINE HEAD played a surprise set at this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival at Catton Park, Walton-on-Trent, United Kingdom. Three members of MACHINE HEAD — frontman Robb Flynn, bassist Jared MacEachern and drummer Matt Alston — who were in the U.K. rehearsing for their upcoming Eur...
September 5, 2022