John Hinch, Judas Priest’s Drummer on their Debut Album “Rocka Rolla” Has Died


Sad news as Blabbermouth.net has reported that John Hinch, early drummer for Judas Priest has died. He was 73 years old. Hinch’s passing was confirmed by Priest vocalist Rob Halford on Instagram. Hinch played on Priest’s debut album “Rocka Rolla.” Hinch originally joined Priest in 1973 along with Halford from the local band Hiroshima but left the band in 1975 over musical differences. According to Wikipedia, Hinch later pursued a career in music management. He was mentioned prominently and for the most part positively in both the recent autobiographies of former member KK Downing and Halford. RIP.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Crystal Viper – The Cult


Although the brand of epic European power metal that Crystal Viper performs is most definitely up my street, I must preclude this review by admitting that aside from hearing the odd song here and there, I have had no real exposure to them on a studio album level. The Cult, is the Polish act’s eighth full-length release in a legacy that has thus far lasted eighteen years. At face value, a band that maintains that level of consistency would have me assume they have nailed down a singular style and were comfortable releasing records in said style without a whole lot of variation. It is therefore with a great sense of irony that my first review of their noise is of a disc which caught me completely off guard by occupying a different scene entirely. The sweetly epic elements the band is known for are certainly present in The Cult, but the power metal is largely downplayed in favour of a more classic but simultaneously epic style of heavy metal, one that calls back to the days of bands like Accept and Saxon without ever sounding derivative of either.

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GIFT GUIDE: Ghost Cult’s Holiday 2020 Gift Guide


Alcohol

The best Christmas gifts are the most useful ones. Slapping a bow on a bottle of Jack is the easiest gift you can give a metalhead. The great thing about it? Even if they have a preference, they aren’t going to turn down free alcohol. Type any brand and the words “gift set” into Google and you’ll find something. However, premade gift sets have a tendency to be overpriced and generic. You’re better off grabbing an empty box and filling it up with a variety of airplane bottles. It’s kind of like a box of chocolates—But booze.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Anaal Nathrakh – Endarkenment


Even though the two main members of Anaal Nathrakh Mick “Irrumator” Kenney, and vocalist Dave “V.I.T.R.I.O.L.” Hunt – haven’t actually recorded in the same studio together for around ten years, the pair have still managed to spew more bitterness and agonized rage than can surely be healthy. With over 5,000 miles between them for latest album Endarkenment (Metal Blade), Kenney pushed buttons and twiddled knobs in his California studio, while Hunt recorded his vocals in far less sunny English climes, cathartically venting his spleen a few rooms down from where an S&M porn film was being shot.Continue reading


Corey Taylor (Slipknot and Stone Sour) Shares New Single and Lyric Video for “HWY 666”


Corey Taylor, frontman of both Slipknot and Stone Sour has shared yet another new single from his highly anticipated solo album, CMFT, due out one month from today, October 2nd via Roadrunner Records, and released two singles already. He dropped his first two singles “CMFT Must Be Stopped” (featuring rappers Tech N9ne & Kid Bookie) and “Black Eyes Blue”. “Black Eyes Blue” has actually charted as a legit hit song. Now he has shared the fittingly titled “HWY 666” with an accompanying lyric video. Check it out!Continue reading


Corey Taylor (Slipknot and Stone Sour) Shares First Live Performance Video for “Black Eyes Blue” Acoustic


Corey Taylor, frontman of both Slipknot and Stone Sour has his highly anticipated solo album, CMFT, due out October 2nd via Roadrunner Records, and released two singles already. He dropped his first two singles “CMFT Must Be Stopped” (featuring rappers Tech N9ne & Kid Bookie) and “Black Eyes Blue”. Now in an appearance for Japanese television, you can watch Corey perform “Black Eyes Blue” – Acoustic for the first time.

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Corey Taylor (Slipknot and Stone Sour) Shares Video for “Black Eyes Blue”


Corey Taylor, frontman of both Slipknot and Stone Sour has already announced his highly anticipated solo album CMFT is due out October 2nd via Roadrunner Records, and released two singles. He dropped his first two singles “CMFT Must Be Stopped” (featuring rappers Tech N9ne & Kid Bookie) and “Black Eyes Blue”. Now you can see the video for The album is available “Black Eyes Blue” below! for pre-order at the link below and both songs are available on all streaming platforms. Listen here and check out a music video and a visualizer for the tracks:

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Bloodstock Open Air 2021 Adds Mercyful Fate and Dimmu Borgir!


 

Bloodstock Open Air, rebooked for 2021, has announced a new headliner! The great Heavy Metal legends Mercyful Fate, featuring King Diamond, will headline the Ronnie James Dio stage on Saturday, along with Dimmu Borgir as special guests. Watch a new trailer now!
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UPDATED: Corey Taylor (Slipknot and Stone Sour) Releases Two Singles “CMFT Must Be Stopped” and “Black Eyes Blue”


Corey Taylor, who rose to fame as the frontman of both Slipknot and Stone Sour has announced his highly anticipated solo album CMFT is due out October 2nd via Roadrunner Records. He dropped his first two singles “CMFT Must Be Stopped” (featuring rappers Tech N9ne & Kid Bookie) and “Black Eyes Blue”. The album is available for pre-order at the link below and both songs are available on all streaming platforms. Listen here and check out a music video and a visualizer for the tracks:

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