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Hell to the Holy - MPIRE OF EVIL

It's called heavy metal, as in actual bona fide heavy metal, as is in the genuine article, and MPIRE OF EVIL (previously known as PRIMEVIL) play it with sooty heart and jagged, rusty edges that guarantee a trip to the hospital for tetanus shots. Featuring former VENOM members Jeff "Mantas" Dunn (guitar), Tony "Demolition" Dolan ...

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SLAUGHTER: 25th-Anniversary Edition Of 'Strappado' Available

Canadian thrash/death metal pioneers SLAUGHTER have released a 25th-anniversary two-disc edition of their 1987 full-length debut, "Strappado". The set also contains the band's rare demos — "Meatcleaver", "Bloody Karnage" (both recorded in 1984) and "Surrender Or Die" (1985) — and previously unreleased live material recorded in 1986 when the band opened for CELTIC FROST in ...

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EXCITER: New Audio Interview With JOHN RICCI

On April 15, Brian Rademacher of RockEyez conducted an interview with guitarist John Ricci of Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. EXCITER released its new album, "Death Machine", on October 29, 2010 via Massacre Records. The effort was made available as a ...

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MPIRE OF EVIL Performs VENOM Classic In Los Angeles (Video)

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) — is currently touring North American tour with fellow British thrashers ONSLAUGHT. Fan-filmed video footage of MPIRE OF EVIL performing the classic VENOM song "Black Metal" on March 22 ...

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MPIRE OF EVIL: New Song Available For Streaming

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) — will release its full-length debut, "Hell To The Holy", on March 26 via Scarlet Records. The CD boasts 10 brand-new tracks displaying the band's infectious and groovy heavy ...

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'70000 Tons Of Metal' Video Recap

Metal Injection boarded the second edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise this past January and has posted a recap of all the madness that happened on the high seas in a five-minute video clip, featuring footage of fans and bands and all the craziness that happened aboard the Majesty Of The Seas cruise ...

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HOLY GRAIL Checks In From the Studio

California-based traditional metal revivalists HOLY GRAIL, who have spent the past couple of months in the studio with Grammy-award winning producer Matt Hyde (SLAYER, CHILDREN OF BODOM) working on the follow-up to 2010's "Crisis In Utopia", have confirmed a string of U.S. dates in March. The shows will take the band to Austin for South ...

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MPIRE OF EVIL To Release 'Hell To The Holy' In March

MPIRE OF EVIL (formerly PRIMEVIL) — the band he formed in 2010 with fellow ex-VENOM members Jeff "Mantas" Dunn (guitar) and Tony "The Demolition Man" Dolan (bass, vocals) — will release its full-length debut, "Hell To The Holy", on March 26 via Scarlet Records. The CD boasts 10 brand-new tracks displaying the band's infectious and ...

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70000 TONS OF METAL: CNN Video Report Available

A four-and-a-half-minute CNN video report on this year's installment of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise — which set sail Monday, January 23 aboard the Royal Caribbean Majesty Of The Seas from Miami, Florida to George Town, Cayman Islands and will return to the real world today (Friday, January 27) — can be seen velow. ...

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Drummer ANTONY 'ANTTON' LANT Quits M-PIRE OF EVIL

Drummer Antony "Antton" Lant has quit M-PIRE OF EVIL (formerly PRIMEVIL) — the band he formed in 2010 with fellow ex-VENOM members Jeff "Mantas" Dunn (guitar) and Tony "The Demolition Man" Dolan (bass, vocals). Antton, who is the brother of VENOM frontman Conrad "Cronos" Lant, tells BLABBERMOUTH.NET, "[It is] a new year and a time ...

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HOLY GRAIL Announces Limited-Edition Holiday 7-Inch

After two years of aggressive touring that saw the group perform alongside AMON AMARTH, BLIND GUARDIAN, EXODUS, TOXIC HOLOCAUST, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD and more, Los Angeles quintet HOLY GRAIL will soon enter the studio to record the follow-up to its debut, "Crisis In Utopia", which Revolver magazine named one of the Top 20 metal ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Drummer, Bassist Talk About 'The Chosen Few' (Video)

Video footage of JUDAS PRIEST drummer Scott Travis and bassist Ian Hill talking about "The Chosen Few", the band's newly released compilation, can be seen below. The collection, which came out on October 11 via Legacy/Sony, contains songs that were selected by some of the biggest names of the hard rock/heavy metal world, including KISS' ...

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The Chosen Few - JUDAS PRIEST

You already know the deal about compilation albums from legendary bands. There are about a billion of them out there; some better than others, but most of which make things like ratings virtually meaningless. That same argument was made in a review of UFO's "Best of a Decade". Much the same can be said about ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Singer Talks About 'The Chosen Few' (Video)

A two-minute video clip in which vocalist Rob Halford of British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST talks about "The Chosen Few", the band's newly released compilation, can be seen below. The collection, which came out on October 11 via Legacy/Sony, contains songs that were selected by some of the biggest names of the hard rock/heavy ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist Talks About 'The Chosen Few' (Video)

A two-and-a-half-minute video clip in which guitarist Glenn Tipton of British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST talks about "The Chosen Few", the band's newly released compilation, can be seen below. The collection, which came out on October 11 via Legacy/Sony, contains songs that were selected by some of the biggest names of the hard rock/heavy ...

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BEHLER: 'Messages To The Dead' Release Date Announced

BEHLER the Canadian band featuring the former EXCITER drummer/vocalist Dan Beehler, AGGRESSOR bassist Brian Stephenson and guitarists Sean Brophy and Scott Walsh will release its debut album, "Messages To The Dead", on December 5 via the German label High Roller Records. The effort will contain 12 songs and will be made available on both LP ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: 'The Chosen Few' First-Week Sales Revealed

"The Chosen Few", the newly released compilation album from British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST, sold 1,300 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The collection, which came out on October 11 via Legacy/Sony, contains songs that were selected by some of the biggest names of the hard rock/heavy metal world, ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: 'The Chosen Ones' Promo Trailer Available

A one-and-a-half-minute promotional trailer/commercial for "The Chosen Few", the newly released compilation album from British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST, can be seen below. The collection, which came out on October 11 via Legacy/Sony, contains songs that were selected by some of the biggest names of the hard rock/heavy metal world, including KISS' Gene Simmons, ...

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