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Video: U.D.O. Performs In Helsinki

Fan-filmed video footage of U.D.O., the German heavy metal band fronted by former ACCEPT singer Udo Dirkschneider, performing on March 20 at Nosturi in Helsinki, Finland can be seen below. At some of his recent concerts, Udo used a walking cane for support after recently dealing with a "serious health" issue. The former ACCEPT frontman, ...

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AMON AMARTH To Release 'Berserker' Album In May; First Single, 'Raven's Flight', Now Available

Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH will release their new album, "Berserker", on May 3 via Metal Blade Records. The disc was recorded at Sphere Studios in North Hollywood, California with producer Jay Ruston, who has previously worked with ANTHRAX, STEEL PANTHER, URIAH HEEP and STONE SOUR. The album's first single, "Raven's Flight", can be streamed ...

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AMON AMARTH Teases New Song

An audio sample of a new AMON AMARTH song, apparently titled "Raven's Flight", is available below. The track, which is expected to make its online debut this Wednesday (March 20), is taken from the band's upcoming album, which is due this spring via Metal Blade Records. The disc was recorded at Sphere Studios in North ...

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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist K.K. DOWNING: Given The Choice, ROB, IAN And SCOTT Would Have Considered Bringing Me Back

Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing says that Rob Halford, Ian Hill and Scott Travis would "certainly" have "entertained the idea" of having him return to the band if there wasn't something preventing them from doing so. K.K. announced his retirement from PRIEST in April 2011. He has since been replaced by Richie Faulkner, who ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Guitarist Calls 'The Verdict' 'A Complete Band Effort With Brilliant Chemistry'

QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton recently spoke with Valentino Petrarca of WSOU 89.5 FM, the South Orange, New Jersey college radio station of Seton Hall University. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's new album, "The Verdict": Michael: "The writing process was a complete band ...

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KORN's 'Untouchables' Producer: 'They Have The Most Incredible Case Of Collective ADHD I've Ever Seen'

During a recent appearance on the "BREWtally Speaking" podcast, famed producer Michael Beinhorn spoke about his work on KORN's "Untouchables" album. Released in June 2002, the LP debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and featured the Grammy-winning single "Here to Stay". Addressing some of the issues he encountered while making the record, Michael ...

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C.O.C. Guitarist On DOYLE's Meet-And-Greet Comments: Maybe He Should 'Figure Out Something Else To Do'

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's Woody Weatherman says that MISFITS's Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein should perhaps "figure out something else to do" if he doesn't like to take part in paid meet-and-greets with his fans. In a recent interview with "The Liquid Conversations", Doyle lamented the fact that artists are forced to charge their fans a fee ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND On New Album 'Empath': It's 'A Crossroads For Me – Not Only Creatively, But Life In General'

Former DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD and VAI front man Devin Townsend recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine about his new solo album, "Empath". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "Empath": Devin: "If I had any business sense whatsoever, and if I had any ...

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DEE SNIDER On METALLICA: 'Those Motherf**kers Earned Every F**king Dollar They Made'

During a brand new question-and-answer session with Meltdown of Detroit, Michigan's WRIF 101.1 FM radio station, TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider spoke about his appreciation for METALLICA's work ethic after the two bands toured together in their early days. "Those motherfuckers earned every fucking dollar they made," Dee said (hear audio below). "They didn't give ...

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SKILLET Frontman JOHN COOPER Launches 'Cooper Stuff' Podcast

Taking a cue from what he gets asked about most from fans, a desire to have some fun and to live out the golden rule, multi-platinum and Grammy-nominated SKILLET frontman John Cooper has officially launched his "Cooper Stuff" podcast. Available on SKILLET's YouTube channel, iTunes and more, Cooper's goal for the podcast is to post ...

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Would GLENN HUGHES Accept Hypothetical Invitation From DEEP PURPLE To Sing With Band On 'The Long Goodbye' Tour?

Glenn Hughes says that he has no interest in performing DEEP PURPLE's classic songs with the current version of the group. Hughes spent key years of his career as the beloved bassist and vocalist of DEEP PURPLE, appearing on the classic albums "Burn", "Stormbringer" and "Come Taste the Band". More recently, he has been playing ...

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SHARON DEN ADEL 'Wasn't Sure' She Wanted To Continue WITHIN TEMPTATION After 'Hydra' Album

Germany's Radio Bob! recently conducted an interview with frontwoman Sharon Den Adel of Dutch metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On collaborating with PAPA ROACH frontman Jacoby Shaddix on the song "The Reckoning": Sharon: "We met in Belgium about three years ago. We were ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE Joined By SEPULTURA, OVERKILL, ARCH ENEMY, MISFITS Members At Anaheim Concert: Pro-Shot Video

METAL ALLEGIANCE — the all-star collective anchored by Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), David Ellefson (MEGADETH) and Mark Menghi — assembled last night (Thursday, January 24) at the House Of Blues in Anaheim, California for its annual winter assault. This marked the bands fifth year performing annually in Anaheim. A ...

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Former ACCEPT Guitarist HERMAN FRANK: 'Fear' Music Video

The official video for "Fear", a brand new song from former ACCEPT guitarist Herman Frank, can be seen below. The track is taken from Frank's upcoming fourth solo album, "Fight The Fear", which will be released on February 8 via AFM. Frank has been an integral part of the German metal scene since the early ...

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