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TESTAMENT's CHUCK BILLY Says Playing With DAVE LOMBARDO Again Has Been 'Awesome'

TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy spoke to the WSOU 89.5 FM radio station about what it has been like playing with Dave Lombardo again after the drummer rejoined the San Francisco thrash metal outfit earlier this year. An original member of thrash metal legends SLAYER, Lombardo was the guest drummer on...
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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ANVIL's STEVE 'LIPS' KUDLOW Foresaw Documentary's Success: 'Everything That I Predicted Is Still Going On'

A remastered edition of ANVIL's acclaimed documentary, "Anvil! The Story Of Anvil", received its premiere in conjunction with Beyond Fest on September 22 in Los Angeles at the Saban Theater, where ANVIL also performed, along with appearances from surprise musical guests, including ANTHRAX guitarist...
September 25, 2022
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FRANK BELLO Explains ANTHRAX's European Tour Cancelation: 'It Was Three Times' The Original Budget

ANTHRAX recently canceled shows in continental Europe as part of its fall 2022 touring activities, citing "ongoing logistical issues" and "costs that are out of our control." The band just wrapped a U.S. tour with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY. HATEBREED served as special guests. In a recent interview with BL...
September 24, 2022
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LEATHER LEONE Releases New Single 'We Take Back Control'

CHASTAIN singer Leather Leone will release a new solo album, "We Are The Chosen", on November 25 via Steamhammer/SPV. The LP's lead single, "We Take Back Control", can be streamed below. It marks her first solo material since her 2018 effort "Leather II". Leone has a mission, and not just recently,...
September 23, 2022
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Cycle Of Contempt

With the possible exception of SLAYER, nobody in the '80s thrash scene ripped as hard or with as much psychotic aggression as Canada's RAZOR. Perennially underrated, their back catalogue is full of overlooked gems, with the seminal viciousness of 1985's "Evil Invaders", and 1990's unstoppable "Shotg...
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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TESTAMENT Hopes To Release New Studio Album In 2023

During a September 13 appearance on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy spoke about what it has been like to play with Dave Lombardo again following the ex-SLAYER drummer's return to TESTAMENT earlier this year. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We...
September 21, 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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MACHINE HEAD'S ROBB FLYNN Says Touring With SLAYER In 1994 Was 'A Dream Come True'

In a new interview with Jorge Botas of Portugal's Metal Global, MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn was asked what it was like to tour with SLAYER back in 1994 and 1995 when he and his bandmates had just released their debut album, "Burn My Eyes". "It was a dream come true," Robb responded (as transcri...
September 18, 2022
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MISFITS Perform Entire 'Walk Among Us' Album At RIOT FEST 2022: Video, Photos

On Saturday, September 17, the original MISFITS headlined Riot Fest 2022 in Chicago, Illinois, performing their landmark first album "Walk Among Us" in full. The 1982 record, celebrating its 40th anniversary next year, is hailed by MISFITS fans — as well as by publications like Rolling Stone and Pit...
September 18, 2022
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Ex-MEGADETH Members ELLEFSON, YOUNG And POLAND Are 'Not Concerned' About MUSTAINE's Reaction To 'Kings Of Thrash' Tour

Former MEGADETH members David Ellefson (bass) and Jeff Young (guitar) recently announced the first four shows of the KINGS OF THRASH "The MEGA Years" tour. They will be joined at the dates by another former MEGADETH member, Chris Poland (guitar). KINGS OF THRASH, which also includes drummer Fred Ach...
September 17, 2022
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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Says 'People Are Really Gonna Love' His New EP

This past July, former JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens released the official music video for his new solo song "Embattled". The track, which will appear on Owens's upcoming EP, was produced by Jamey Jasta (HATEBREED) and Nick Bellmore (JASTA, DEE SNIDER). Players on the effort, which will con...
September 15, 2022
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Watch: Ex-MEGADETH Members DAVID ELLEFSON, JEFF YOUNG And CHRIS POLAND Discuss Upcoming 'Kings Of Thrash' Tour

Former MEGADETH members David Ellefson (bass) and Jeff Young (guitar) recently announced the first four shows of the KINGS OF THRASH "The MEGA Years" tour. They will be joined at the dates by another former MEGADETH member, Chris Poland (guitar). KINGS OF THRASH, which also includes drummer Fred Ach...
September 13, 2022
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Watch: TESTAMENT Plays First Show With SEVEN SPIRES Drummer CHRIS DOVAS

TESTAMENT played its first show with stand-in drummer Chris Dovas (SEVEN SPIRES) this past Friday (September 9) at the Van Buren in Phoenix, Arizona. Dovas is sitting behind the kit for TESTAMENT on the first six dates of the summer/fall leg of "The Bay Strikes Back Tour". He is filling in for regul...
September 11, 2022