Ex-ACCEPT singer David Reece says that he regrets slapping Peter Baltes three decades ago. The current SAINTED SINNERS vocalist was recruited for ACCEPT's "Eat The Heat" album in 1989 following the departure of Udo Dirkschneider. Reece's higher-pitched delivery was in sharp contrast to Dirkschneider's distinctive style, and overall, the LP was a critical and commercial ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's MICHAEL WILTON Looks Back On 'Silent Lucidity''s Crossover Success: 'That Song Hit So Many People'

Michael Wilton says that QUEENSRŸCHE's touching ballad "Silent Lucidity" helped the band cross over from a primarily hard rock audience to the mainstream. After building a devoted fan base with album and EP releases throughout the 1980s, including 1988's critically acclaimed "Operation: Mindcrime", QUEENSRŸCHE achieved multi-platinum success across North America and abroad with the 1990 ...

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Watch EXCITER's New Lineup Perform At Houston's HELL'S HEROES Festival

Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER headlined the Hell's Heroes festival on April 13 in Houston, Texas. Video footage of the band's performance can be seen below. EXCITER's current lineup includes Daniel Dekay, who replaced original guitarist John Ricci last fall. EXCITER bassist Allan Johnson told The Metal Voice that Ricci's exit from the band was ...

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