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Video: Reunited Original Lineup Of EXCITER Performs In Montreal

Video footage of the reunited original lineup of Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER — guitarist John Ricci, drummer/vocalist Dan Beehler and bassist Allan Johnson — performing on March 18 at Foufounes Électriques in Montreal, Quebec, Canada can be seen below. Speaking to the "Talking Metal" podcast in 2014, Ricci stated about how he mended fences ...

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Anvil is Anvil - ANVIL

God bless ANVIL. Like RAVEN, GRAVE DIGGER, U.D.O. and EXCITER, under-the-radar bands, ANVIL continues to spread its ball-busting metal legacy, and cultivate its devoted cult audience. They all just won't die, no matter how much you expect them to. It's already coming on a decade since ANVIL began shooting their acclaimed and impossibly successful ...

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BLOOD FEAST Signs With HELLS HEADBANGERS

BLOOD FEAST has inked a deal with Hells Headbangers for the release of the band's third full-length album, "The Future State Of Wicked". Fans old and new will not be disappointed, as much of the new effort is reminiscent of the "holy trinity" of releases from the band's early days — "Kill For Pleasure" (1987), ...

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DESTRUCTOR To Debut New Lineup At WJCU Benefit Concert

The new lineup of '80s Cleveland thrash metal legends DESTRUCTOR will make its live debut during the WJCU 2015 Radiothon Benefit Concert, set to take place on February 7 at the Maple Grove in Cleveland, Ohio. DESTRUCTOR's 2015 lineup: Overkill - Vocals/Guitar Annihilator - Guitar Hammer - Bass Flammable - Drums DESTRUCTOR's co-founding member and ...

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Original EXCITER Lineup Reunites

Guitarist John Ricci of Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER has released the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "Great news to all EXCITER fans worldwide: myself and original [EXCITER] members Dan Beehler [drums, vocals] and Allan Johnson [bass] have officially reunited! We intend [on] performing our bone-crushing, neck-snapping speed metal in as many countries that will have ...

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Founding EXCITER Guitarist JOHN RICCI Retires From Music Business

Pioneering Canadian thrashers EXCITER have released the following statement: "It is with a heavy heart that EXCITER announces the departure of guitarist John Ricci. "After 30 ass-kicking years in the music business, John has decided to retire, leaving longtime members Rik Charron (drums), Clammy (bass), and Kenny Winter (vocals) to carry on the EXCITER legacy. ...

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HELLION To Release 'To Hellion And Back' 2-Disc Anthology In April

Los Angeles-based female-fronted metallers HELLION have inked a contract with London-based HNE/Cherry Red Records. The first of three HELLION albums set for release this year is a 2-disc anthology titled "To Hellion And Back", which will be released on April 1, and the first 1,000 copies will be autographed by the band's singer, Ann Boleyn. ...

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Canada's IVORY KNIGHT Announces Reunion

Canadian classic metal band IVORY KNIGHT has announced its reunion after eight-year break. The band is currently in rehearsals and intends to return to the live stage first before deciding on whether or not to resume writing and recording. IVORY KNIGHT's second full-length album, titled "Unconscience", was released in January 2005. The CD was mixed ...

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WACKEN Metal Battle Comes To Canada

The world's most prestigious metal festival, Wacken Open Air, known for its elite lineup of the globe's best metal bands is bringing the largest metal contest on the planet to Canada. Wacken Metal Battle Canada will be recruiting one independent Canadian band to perform at this year's highly celebrated gathering of metal heads in Wacken, ...

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EXCITER Guitarist Interviewed On WFMU's 'Peer Pressure' (Audio)

Guitarist John Ricci of Canadian power metal pioneers EXCITER was interviewed by Diane "Kamikaze" Farris on the "Peer Pressure" segment of her radio show on WFMU. You can now listen to the chat below. EXCITER released its latest album, "Death Machine", on October 29, 2010 via Massacre Records. The effort was made available as a ...

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MPIRE OF EVIL Recording New Album

MPIRE OF EVIL (formerly PRIMEVIL) — the band formed in 2010 by ex-VENOM members Jeff "Mantas" Dunn (guitar) and Tony "The Demolition Man" Dolan (bass, vocals) — finished laying down the drums for its forthcoming second album, tentatively due in November. After completing a successful U.S. tour with new drummer Marc Jackson (who replaced Antony ...

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EXCITER: New Video Interview Posted Online

Matt of JT TV recently conducted an interview with Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER. You can now watch the chat below. EXCITER released its latest album, "Death Machine", on October 29, 2010 via Massacre Records. The effort was made available as a standard CD, a digipak and a limited-edition (500 copies) gatefold LP. In a ...

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The Complete Albums Collection - JUDAS PRIEST

"Think 'heavy metal' and few bands come to mind as quickly as JUDAS PRIEST," reads a sentence from Greg Prato's liner notes from the 17-disc box (literally) set titled "The Complete Albums Collection". And who could argue that point with any semblance of a logical foundation? One could say the same about heavy metal vocalists ...

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MPIRE OF EVIL Announces New Drummer

After completing a successful U.S. tour with new drummer Marc Jackson (who replaced Antony "Antton" Lant earlier this year), MPIRE OF EVIL (formerly PRIMEVIL) — the band formed in 2010 by ex-VENOM members Jeff "Mantas" Dunn (guitar) and Tony "The Demolition Man" Dolan (bass, vocals) — has announced that Marc will join the group on ...

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MPIRE OF EVIL: Footage From Italy's MARATONA ROCK Festival

Video footage of MPIRE OF EVIL (formerly PRIMEVIL) — the band formed in 2010 by ex-VENOM members Jeff "Mantas" Dunn (guitar) and Tony "The Demolition Man" Dolan (bass, vocals) — performing on April 29 at the Maratona Rock festival in Santhià, Italy can be seen below. MPIRE OF EVIL recently completed a North American tour ...

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