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K.K Downing, founding member of Judas Priest, has today announced the name of his new band – ‘KK’s PRIEST’. K.K. is joined by two other ex-Judas Priest members. Tim “Ripper” Owens, who fronted the band for eight years and recorded two studio albums and Les Binks, who was the drummer on the …

When Neil Young released his anti_Iraq war album ‘Living With War’ he bemoaned the fact that no one else was releasing music protesting at this and other injustices so that it fell to an elder statesman of rock like him to do it. Fast forward nearly two decades and the …

Ozzy Osbourne has cancelled his 2020 North American ‘No More Tours 2’ dates, to allow him to continue to recover from various health issues he has faced over the past year. A statement says this decision was made to accommodate fans who have been holding tickets for rescheduled shows and …

Biff, bash, bosh – the school of hard knocks! When you hear Biff’s iconic voice you inevitably think of Saxon, given that’s where Biff’s vocals have featured for over 40 years. No doubt Biff will want to see this very much as a separate entity, but the comparisons are inevitable; …

‘Rebirth By Blasphemy’ is the fourth full length from Midnight, which sits alongside a huge number of demos, EPs, compilations and splits. The Abyss: Jools Green It is in many ways, a rebirth for Athenar, the mastermind and sole driving force behind the Cleveland Ohio, Black/Speed Metal project ‘Midnight’ as he rears …

A Gretsch guitar, hand painted by Tyla from The Dogs D’Amour and signed by musicians including Keith Richards, Slash, Myles Kennedy, Michael Monroe, Faster Pussycat and Jizzy Pearl, is being auctioned to support New York Dolls’ legend Sylvain Sylvain. In April 2019 Sylvain confirmed that he had spent most of the previous year …

Established in 1984, Candlemass have certainly had a big influence on the genre of Doom Metal. Since Johan Langquist returned to the fold in 2018, the five piece have been in resurgent form, first with the 2019 release ‘The Door to Doom’ and more recently gaining a Grammy nomination as well as …

On the fiftieth anniversary of the release of Black Sabbath’s debut album, Ozzy Osbourne has revealed that he was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease way back in 2003. The original Black Sabbath frontman appeared on ‘Good Morning America’ last month to tell the world about his condition and has now …

The third Inverness Monsterfest may be nine months away (12th November 2020), but this years event looks like it will prove to be the biggest yet at The Ironworks. Today we can confirm that The Wildhearts and FM will headline Monsterfest 2020, the very first time either band has performed in …

Burke Shelley, frontman and bass player of legendary Welsh Metallers Budgie, has revealed he’s suffering from a life-threatening illness but has refused an operation which could save him. Budgie were effectively finished in 2010 when Burke was diagnosed with a six centimetre aortic aneurysm – a dangerous and abnormal swelling …