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ABBATH Announces 'Dread Reaver' Album, Releases 'Dream Cull' Music Video

Norwegian black metal titans ABBATH, the solo project of former IMMORTAL frontman Abbath (real name Olve Eikemo),have released the Francisco Munoz-created music video for a new song called "Dream Cull". The track is taken from the band's new opus, "Dread Reaver", which will arrive on March 25 via S...
January 12, 2022
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K.K. DOWNING Got His 'Booster Jab', Says He Wants To Make Sure He Is Here To Keep Rocking For Years To Come

In a new interview with "I Ask No One With Kevin Re LoVullo", former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing spoke about the fact that he has been sidelined from concert halls during the coronavirus pandemic, unable to properly promote the recently released debut album from his new band KK'S PRIEST. "It...
January 2, 2022
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K.K. DOWNING Went On 'Autopilot' While Writing Debut KK'S PRIEST Album

Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing spoke to Front Row Report about his songwriting approach while composing the material for the debut album from his new band KK'S PRIEST. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "The minute I sat down to do this, I just wanted to pretty much go on auto...
December 23, 2021
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JOEY DEMAIO Doesn't Know If Next MANOWAR Release Will Be Full-Length Album Or Another EP

Last month, MANOWAR announced that it has recorded a song titled "The Revenge Of Odysseus" for the band's upcoming studio album. Bassist Joey DeMaio also traveled to Athens to record a narration with father-and-son team Kostas and Konstantinos Kazakos. Kostas, hailed in Greece for his participation...
December 6, 2021
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LION'S SHARE Releases Music Video For Cover Of 'Knock On Wood'

Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE has made a cover version of the hit song "Knock On Wood" available on streaming services and digital service providers. LION'S SHARE singer Nils Patrik Johansson commented: "We wanted to release something cool and unexpected as a Christmas gift to our fans. This...
December 5, 2021
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MANOWAR Shares Video Recap Of JOEY DEMAIO's Press Conference In Athens

A video recap of MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio's November 15 press conference in Athens announcing the band's return to Greece next June for a headlining performance at the Release Athens 2022 festival at Plateia Nerou can be seen below. According to DeMaio, MANOWAR will bring a crushing new productio...
November 28, 2021
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BATTLE BEAST Shares Music Video For New Single 'Eye Of The Storm'

After re-signing with Nuclear Blast in early 2021, Finnish heavy metal sextet BATTLE BEAST is once again getting ready to unleash its force upon the world in the shape of its brand new masterpiece "Circus Of Doom". The album is set to be released on January 21, 2022 via Nuclear Blast Records, and in...
November 26, 2021
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ROB HALFORD Says He Hasn't Heard K.K. DOWNING's New Band

JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford says that he hasn't heard KK'S PRIEST, the new band launched by PRIEST's founding guitarist K.K. Downing. The 70-year-old singer, who is promoting the recently released limited-edition PRIEST box set "50 Heavy Metal Years Of Music", was asked about his former bandma...
November 19, 2021
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MANOWAR Records New Song Inspired By HOMER's 'Odyssey'

MANOWAR will return to Greece next June for a headlining performance at the Release Athens 2022 festival at Plateia Nerou. In a press conference held in Athens, MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio announced that the band will bring a crushing new production, killer setlist and a special gift for the Greek f...
November 16, 2021
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BEAST IN BLACK Releases 'Hardcore' Music Video

BEAST IN BLACK, the Helsinki, Finland-based metal group led by former BATTLE BEAST guitarist Anton Kabanen, released its third album, "Dark Connection", last Friday (October 29). The official music video for the LP's third single, "Hardcore", can be seen below. Kabanen comments: "Welcome to the next...
November 1, 2021
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Dark Connection

Following his 2015 departure from Helsinki's renowned BATTLE BEAST, guitarist extraordinaire Anton Kabanen launched BEAST IN BLACK, a project that is equally if not more over the top in its forwarding of unabashed heavy metal thunder. The unit's first two albums, 2017's "Berserker" and 2019's "From...
October 25, 2021
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BATTLE BEAST Shares Music Video For New Single 'Master Of Illusion'

After re-signing with Nuclear Blast in early 2021, Finnish heavy metal sextet BATTLE BEAST is once again getting ready to unleash its force upon the world in the shape of its brand new masterpiece "Circus Of Doom". The album is set to be released on January 21, 2022 via Nuclear Blast Records, and in...
October 22, 2021
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MANOWAR's Next Studio Release To Include Tribute To SPARTACUS, Bulgaria's Most Famous Gladiator

MANOWAR will not be able to perform the previously scheduled open-air performance in Plovdiv, Bulgaria on July 4, 2022 due to what the band claims is "the promoters' failure to fulfill their contractual obligations." The Bulgarian fans can be sure the band will return to this glorious country, a MAN...
October 21, 2021
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K.K. DOWNING Says It's 'Absolutely Unbelievable' That He Wasn't Allowed To Rejoin JUDAS PRIEST

In a brand new interview with Brazil's Diário De São Paulo, founding JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing, who is promoting the debut album from his KK'S PRIEST project, was asked if there is any chance of him ever returning to PRIEST. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "No. I asked [...
October 12, 2021
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K.K. DOWNING Says Comparisons Between KK'S PRIEST And JUDAS PRIEST Are 'Absolutely Fine'

Founding JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing, who has just released the debut album from his new band KK'S PRIEST, says that he has no problems with fans making comparisons between the two groups. "It's absolutely fine, because it's who I am and what I am and what I do and how I do it," he told Braz...
October 8, 2021