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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
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K.K. DOWNING Says Second KK'S PRIEST Album Could Be Released Next Year

Founding JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing, who has just released the debut album from his new band KK'S PRIEST, spoke to the College Radio News Network about the group's plans for the coming months. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "[I'm] already well on the way with the next record,...
October 5, 2021
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BATTLE BEAST To Release 'Circus Of Doom' Album In January

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 and the first single will arrive...
October 4, 2021
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K.K. DOWNING On KK'S PRIEST's Songwriting Approach: 'If I Think It's Good, Then It Goes On The Record'

In an October 1 interview with Headbangers News, K.K. Downing spoke about the differences between his songwriting approach in KK'S PRIEST and the way he used to collaborate with Rob Halford and Glenn Tipton in JUDAS PRIEST. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Now I prefer — I actually pre...
October 3, 2021
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LION'S SHARE Releases New Single And Lyric Video 'Baptized In Blood'

Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE has made a new song, "Baptized In Blood", available on streaming services and digital service providers. LION'S SHARE guitarist Lars Chriss commented: "When Ronnie James Dio so sadly passed away in 2010, we were hired to be the house band with guests from AMON A...
September 19, 2021
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ROSS THE BOSS Once Again Apologizes For Calling MANOWAR's New Music 'Terrible' And Referring To JOEY DEMAIO As A 'Scumbag'

Former MANOWAR guitarist Ross "The Boss" Friedman has once again apologized for his disparaging comments about the band in a recent interview, saying that he takes "full responsibility" for the words that came out of his mouth. A founding member of MANOWAR, Ross recorded six albums with the band bef...
September 13, 2021
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ROSS THE BOSS Apologizes For 'Insulting' MANOWAR: It's 'Not My Style' To Say Things Like That

Former MANOWAR guitarist Ross "The Boss" Friedman has apologized for his disparaging comments about the band in a recent interview, explaining that it's not his "style" to say "things like that." A founding member of MANOWAR, Ross recorded six albums with the band before leaving after 1988's "Kings...
September 6, 2021
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Ex-MANOWAR Guitarist ROSS THE BOSS Calls Current Version Of Band 'Mediocre', Says Recent Musical Output Has Been 'Terrible'

Former MANOWAR guitarist Ross "The Boss" Friedman has blasted the current version of the band, calling them "mediocre fucking pieces of shit" and dismissing the group's recent musical output as "terrible." A founding member of MANOWAR, Ross recorded six albums with the band before leaving after 1988...
September 5, 2021
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SABATON Releases New Two-Song Single 'Kingdom Come/Metal Trilogy'

Swedish metallers SABATON have released a cover version of MANOWAR's "Kingdom Come" as a tribute to the American metal heroes and as part of a video game collaboration. Pär Sundström, co-founder of SABATON and bass player, states: "Our fans have spoken. YOU requested the release of this song everywh...
July 16, 2021
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MANOWAR To Celebrate Six Album Anniversaries On 'Crushing The Enemies Of Metal' Tour In 2022

In 2022, MANOWAR will embark on the "Crushing The Enemies Of Metal Anniversary Tour '22", which will be packed with fan favorites from the band's career and will pay special tribute to six signature MANOWAR albums and their anniversaries: * 40th anniversary of "Battle Hymns" * 35th anniversary of "F...
July 12, 2021
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LION'S SHARE Releases New Single And Lyric Video 'Youphoria'

Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE has made a new song, "Youphoria", available on streaming services and digital service providers. LION'S SHARE guitarist Lars Chriss commented: "I think 'Youphoria' has a little bit of everything, with an epic catchy chorus, time and tempo changes and aggressive...
July 3, 2021
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ROSS THE BOSS Says Not Producing METALLICA Was One Of 'Biggest Mistakes' Of His Career

In a new interview with Greece's Rockpages.gr, former MANOWAR guitarist Ross "The Boss" Friedman was asked to name the biggest mistake of his career. He responded: "The biggest mistake in my career… Hmm… Well, I've made a couple, boy, let me tell you that. When I produced ANTHRAX — I produced [the]...
June 15, 2021
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Punk Rock Trailblazers THE DICTATORS Release New Single 'Let's Get The Band Back Together'

Called by critic John Dougan "one of the finest and most influential proto-punk bands to walk the earth," THE DICTATORS have released their first new music in 20 years. The group's three founding members, Andy Shernoff, Ross Friedman and Scott Kempner, are joined on drums by founding BLUE ÖYSTER CUL...
April 21, 2021
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Go Behind Scenes Of MANOWAR's Concert In Svalbard, Norway

On April 16, 2019, MANOWAR was the first internationally renowned rock/metal band to perform in Longyearbyen on the archipelago of Svalbard, Norway. Longyearbyen is the northernmost year-round settlement in the world, near the Arctic Circle. The spectacular landscape, the overwhelming kindness of th...
April 16, 2021
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ROSS THE BOSS: 'If People Are Not Paying For Music, The Artists Are Just Gonna Give Up'

Former MANOWAR guitarist Ross "The Boss" Friedman has urged music fans to support their favorite bands by purchasing their product. Friedman, a founding member of MANOWAR and THE DICTATORS whose influence in heavy metal and punk is noticeable to this day, addressed musicians' struggle to survive in...
April 11, 2021