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Morbidity will not be stopped. Despite digging deep into death metal's well of odium with VALLENFYRE for three widely acclaimed albums, PARADISE LOST guitarist Greg Mackintosh still wanted to go deeper and darker. As showcased on 2019 debut "Abandon All Faith", STRIGOI take that crestfallen, crusty...
September 28, 2022
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JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER Says He Underwent Second Open-Heart Surgery In August

JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner has revealed that he underwent a second heart surgery in early August. The latest operation took place nearly a year after the 42-year-old British-born musician suffered an acute cardiac aortic dissection during a performance at the Louder Than Life festival, j...
September 27, 2022
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HELLOWEEN Announces Spring 2023 North American Tour With HAMMERFALL

German power metallers HELLOWEEN will embark on the "United Forces" tour of North America in May 2023. Support on the 13-date trek will come from Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, September 30 at 10 a.m. local time. HELLOWEEN singer Andi Deris comments: "We can't wait...
September 27, 2022
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WEDNESDAY 13 Blasts ACEY SLADE In MURDERDOLLS Dispute: He Is An 'Ex-Touring Member' Who 'Didn't Play A Single Note' On The Album

Founding MURDERDOLLS vocalist Wednesday 13 has once again accused the band's former guitarist Acey Slade of taking the MURDERDOLLS name behind late SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison's back. Last month, it was announced that Slade and former MURDERDOLLS bassist Eric Griffin would take part in a signing...
September 27, 2022
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JUDAS PRIEST's IAN HILL: 'We're Honored' To Be Finally Getting Inducted Into ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME

JUDAS PRIEST bassist Ian Hill says that he and his bandmates are "honored" to finally be getting inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. PRIEST will receive the Musical Excellence Award at the fall 2022 event, which will honor Eminem, Dolly Parton, DURAN DURAN, Lionel Richie, Pat Benatar, EURY...
September 27, 2022
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Documentary About Late MEGADETH Drummer NICK MENZA To Arrive In 2023

West Virginia-based Screaming Butterfly Entertainment has announced a 2023 release for the upcoming feature-length documentary film "This Was My Life: The Story Of Nick Menza", an uncensored documentary focusing on late MEGADETH drummer Nick Menza's life. Executive producer, director and editor Holl...
September 27, 2022
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Watch IRON MAIDEN Perform In Chula Vista, California During Summer/Fall 2022 'Legacy Of The Beast' Tour

Fan-filmed video of IRON MAIDEN's September 25 concert at North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre in Chula Vista, California can be seen below. As has been the case on all the shows of the 2022 leg of MAIDEN's "Legacy Of The Beast" world tour so far, the band opened the set with "Senjutsu", the title...
September 26, 2022
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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Announces 'Return To Death Row' Solo EP

Former JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens will release a new solo EP, "Return To Death Row", under the RIPPER banner in late October/early November. The effort will include the song "Embattled", which was made available in July. The track, like the rest of the EP, was produced by Jamey Jast...
September 25, 2022
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WATAIN Frontman: 'The Metal That Shook My Soul Was Always Written By Liberated Spirits'

In a recent interview with Tinnitus Metal Radio, WATAIN frontman Erik Danielsson was asked to elaborate on his previous comment that "metal should be written by people who live metal lives." He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I think that, yeah, I don't see metal as a thing that can be p...
September 25, 2022
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AVATAR Shares Lyric Video For New Song 'Valley Of Disease'

Swedish metallers AVATAR have released a new song, "Valley Of Disease". The track is taken from the band's upcoming album which was recently recorded and mixed for an early 2023 release. AVATAR vocalist Johannes Eckerström comments on "Valley Of Disease": "There is a sickness, a stranger, and a harm...
September 23, 2022
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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS On His Time With JUDAS PRIEST: 'It's Shocking That My Era Has Just Been Swept Under The Rug'

In a new interview with the "White Line Fever" podcast, ex-JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens addressed his recent headline-grabbing comment that he never got a call from his former bandmates about them finally getting inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Asked if he ever thinks about w...
September 22, 2022
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PATRIK JENSEN And WITCHERY Soldier Through Lineup Changes And Pandemic To Release 'Nightside'

By David E. Gehlke "I'm a bit tired at the moment," laughs veteran Swedish riff lord Patrik Jensen. Jensen just returned from Japan with AT THE GATES, where he was tapped at the last minute to replace Jonas Stålhammar, who recently got the ax from the long-running melodic death metal innovators. Whi...
September 22, 2022
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Watch: Fan Tosses DR. SIMI Doll To BRUCE DICKINSON During IRON MAIDEN Concert In Mexico

IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson became the latest object of the peculiar practice of throwing Dr. Simi stuffed toys as a gift to the artists on stage during massive events in Mexico. While performing with his bandmates on September 7 at Foro Sol in Mexico City, Dickinson noticed the Dr. Simi plus...
September 20, 2022
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SMASHING PUMPKINS Announce New Album 'Atum', Share 'Beguiled' Single

SMASHING PUMPKINS have released a new single, "Beguiled". The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Atum: A Rock Opera In Three Acts". The 33-track collection, whose title is pronounced "autumn," is being billed as a sequel to 1995's "Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness" and 2000's "Mac...
September 20, 2022
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Will SABATON 'Take Over' After IRON MAIDEN And JUDAS PRIEST Have Retired? PÄR SUNDSTRÖM Weighs In

In a new interview with Robert Cavuoto of Metal Rules, SABATON bassist Pär Sundström was asked about his band's "plans for world domination" once legendary heavy metal acts like IRON MAIDEN and JUDAS PRIEST have officially retired. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, we will see. Fi...
September 18, 2022