Judas Priest Has Been Inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Performs with Former Members KK Downing and Les Binks


The Rock N Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony took place tonight in Los Angeles, and Heavy Metal icons Judas Priest are now a member! The are now members with Carly Simon, Dolly Parton, Duran Duran, Eminem, Eurythmics, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Judas Priest, Lionel Richie, Pat Benatar, and more. The highlights of the evening will air on HBO Max on November 19th. Watch fan-filmed footage of the ceremony and the band’s performance and red carpet appearance below.

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CONCERT REVIEW: Judas Priest – Queensrÿche Live at MGM Music Hall


MGM Music Hall, Boston, MA 10/16/22

I guess the saying, “three times a charm,” holds true every so often. Judas Priest had to cancel their Boston area shows twice in a row on the last two attempts. Once because guitarist Richie Faulkner came within inches of his life a few dates before and the second time the show was canceled the day of due to Rob Halford being ill. Thankfully everyone is doing well now but after the second time I just assumed the show would never happen. Well clearly I was proven wrong. Moved to the newly opened venue by Fenway Park, The MGM Music Hall in Boston, the show went off without a hitch as part of their tour celebrating their more than 50 years as a band.

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Super7 Toys to Release a New Mercyful Fate Version of Their King Diamond 7-Inch Ultimates Edition Figure


Super7 Toys will release a new Mercyful Fate inspired Ultimates Edition of their King Diamond figure! Pre-orders are live now at the link below and will start shipping in Fall of 2023. Each figure is custom made-to-order, limited-edition, 7” scale and immortalizes the Rock and Metal God! In addition to the ReAction figures, Super7 has released a Slayer Live Undead playset as well as figures based on other music, movies, toy lines, and other pop culture icons. Other reaction figures in the line include Ozzy Osbourne, Cliff Burton of Metallica, Johnny Cash, Misfits, Alice Cooper, several versions of Papa Emeritus, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Agnostic Front, Anthrax, Motörhead, Venom, Circle Jerks, Gorilla Biscuits, King Diamond, Megadeth, Rancid, Judas Priest, Napalm Death, Paul Baloff of Exodus and many more! Order right now since these usually sell out.Continue reading


Super7 Toys Releases a New Glow-In-The-Dark Ghost Papa Nihil ReAction Figure


Super7 Toys has released a new glow-in-the-dark Ghost Papa Nihil figure. You can buy it at the link below! In addition to the ReAction figures, Super7 has released a Slayer Live Undead playset as well as figures based on other music, movies, toy lines, and other pop culture icons. Other reaction figures in the line include Ozzy Osbourne, Cliff Burton of Metallica, Johnny Cash, Misfits, Alice Cooper, several versions of Papa Emeritus and Nameless Ghouls, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Agnostic Front, Anthrax, Motörhead, Beastie Boys, Venom, Circle Jerks, Gorilla Biscuits, King Diamond, Megadeth, Rancid, Judas Priest, Napalm Death, Paul Baloff of Exodus and many more! Order right now since these usually sell out.Continue reading


Slipknot’s Knotfest Events in Chile and Brasil Add Pantera and Judas Priest, Knotfest Roadshow Argentina also Announced


Knotfest, the destination festival brand curated by Slipknot, is continuing its ever-expanding global domination with the announcement of Knotfest Colombia 2022 which will take place on Friday, December 9th at Campin Circuit of Bogotá. Headlined by Judas Priest and the recently reformed Pantera (featuring Zakk Wylde on guitar and Anthrax’s Charlie Benante on drums), Knotfest Colombia’s first wave of bands announced also features Bring Me The Horizon, Trivium, Hypocrisy, Sepultura, Suicide Silence And Sold with more still to be announced. Tickets go on sale at 9am local time, Wednesday 31st August and can be purchased below:

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Super7 Toys to Release a Motorhead – Lemmy 7-Inch Ultimates Edition Figure


Super7 Toys will release an Ultimates Edition of their Lemmy of Motorhead figure! Pre-orders are live now at the link below and will start shipping in summer of 2023. Each figure is custom made-to-order, limited-edition, 7” scale and immortalizes the Rock and Metal God! In addition to the ReAction figures, Super7 has released a Slayer Live Undead playset as well as figures based on other music, movies, toy lines, and other pop culture icons. Other reaction figures in the line include Ozzy Osbourne, Cliff Burton of Metallica, Johnny Cash, Misfits, Alice Cooper, several versions of Papa Emeritus, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Agnostic Front, Anthrax, Motörhead, Venom, Circle Jerks, Gorilla Biscuits, King Diamond, Megadeth, Rancid, Judas Priest, Napalm Death, Paul Baloff of Exodus and many more! Order right now since these usually sell out.Continue reading


EP REVIEW: Bloodletter – Malignancy


 

A re-recording of their independently released 2014 EP, Illinois-based thrashers Bloodletter unleash Malignancy (Wise Blood Records) once again, but this time with a leaner production, sharper guitars, and tighter, more improved performances.Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Battering Ram – Second To None


A Hard Rock quartet from Sweden, Battering Ram’s sound is straight to the point, uncomplicatedly big rock and roll – with their aptly titled second album Second To None (Uprising Records) full of sizable riffs and choruses, with a Volbeat, Judas Priest, and nineties era Metallica flavour to it.

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The Weekly Ritual Rock and Metal News Show 7/1/22


Check out our weekly news show! We cover the major stories of the week in heavy music, rock, and metal news, tour dates, and festivals, New Music Friday, and more!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Monolith Zero – Monolith Zero


 

Here comes summer.

From the opening strains of Monolith Zero’s Monolith Zero (Noise Machine), ‘Seeker (Noise Machine)’ it feels like a drive up Route 1 with the breeze in your hair, the Pacific to your left and mountains to the right. It’s open and airy, full of swirling shades of blue. Monolith Zero has a forward galloping momentum that is infectious. The album gives you itchy feet, you just want to get out and drive (or run, or ride a horse really fast)!

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