Here's That FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Song Featuring ROB HALFORD of JUDAS PRIEST That You've Been Dying To Hear!
When Five Finger Death Punch brought up legendary Judas Priest vocalist Rob Halford out to perform a new track at the Golden Gods a few weeks ago, I was pretty shocked. Seems like an odd pairing, no? Well, the odd pairing's radio single just hit and here it is: (more…)
Amon Amarth certainly don't want to disappoint their fans, so they've announced what might be the coolest damn deluxe version of 2013! (more…)
Hey, remember when Judas Priest claimed they were retiring. It seems so long ago now. Then, they got rid of the one guy who actually wanted the retirement and now there are plans for new music… hooray! (more…)
Feh, love! Who needs it right? Metalheads aren't about love, we're about hate. So, if you're tired of your feed blowing up with sweet messages, like these Danzig Valentines cards, and just want to frown and be grim and grumpy, here is the ultimate Anti-Valentines Day playlist: (more…)
Painkiller – Music Video Decibel Magazine's Jan clip of the month
"Lady Judas", a mash up of Lady Gaga's new single Judas and Judas Priest's Painkiller. Mashup by Wax Audio. You can download a free mp3 of the song on their site [link] - Gaga recently spoke of her love for Priest and especially Maiden which you can read about at this [link]
Maybe when a GAP designer Doug Johnson stole his idea for the latest boy's tee design from the Judas Priest classic Screaming for Vengeance, he (wrongfully) assumed no metalheads would notice. Well, one did, specifically Mastodon guitarist Bill Kelliher who instagrammed the above photo, comparing the obvious similarities between the two designs. Rob Halford could not be contacted at the time of this writing, as his phone is off-the-hook busy with multiple lawyers trying to land this lawsuit case.
Geo·dissonance: the metal movement is proliferating to all corners of the globe. In its relentless display of vitriolic truths and the ugliest questions of existence, we can hear the resounding riffs of heavy metal in the most conservative pockets of society. As your Punjabi, riff-worshiping correspondent, I've created Geodissonance to report the controversy: as metal unveils dissonance in cradles of brutality around the world.
In the streets of Botswana, the patriotic identity has evolved into a form deceptively close to our own: heavy metal counter-culture. The sight of young metalheads in tight leather clothes, spikes, and chains – what we might classify as a throwback to the NWOBHM form – has become the national image of a modern-age, guardian angel. Youth aspire to adopt the metal “way,” and parents encourage their children to interact with members of this burgeoning, local culture. Thus, in a country known exceedingly for its wildlife preserves and representative democracy, heavy metal has found an unexpected niche, and is claiming its rights to defy old stereotypes, and encapsulate African culture. The proof? It can easily be found in the lyrics of Botswanan band Skinflint, through to the treasured, metal library purportedly possessed by the country’s president, himself, Ian Khama. (more…)
Being one of the best vocalists in metal, we asked 3 Inches of Blood frontman, Cam Pipes to compile a list of his favorite vocalists. Here's what he sent over:
"It should be noted that these are listed in no particular order as I can't pick a favorite nor can I rank any of them above the other. Also it also is difficult to stop at just five because there are several other who deserve mention." -Cam (more…)
So it seems the Epitaph World Tour will not be the end of Judas Priest. According to lead-singer Rob Halford, the band has been generating material for a new album. In a recent interview with Ultimate Classic Rock, Halford describes some of the ideas that have flowed into the creative process: (more…)
We've been covering the morsels of information trickling in about a potential Black Sabbath reunion and it's safe to say that it's not a matter "if" but "when" this will happen. And then "when" could just be the Spring of 2012. Canadian metal mag Brave Words, Bloody Knuckles reports that they have heard rumbles that the band is in the planning stages of a Spring 2012 North American tour with Judas Priest and Motorhead in tow. The plan is then for the band to spend the summer playing the European festival circuit. YES! YES!! YES!!! I don't want to be too excited, because this a pretty weak rumor at this point. But it's a rumor I want to believe! Powers that be, please make this happen. Of course, all three bands have toured before, sort of. Heaven & Hell (featuring Dio) headlined a tour with Judas Priest, Motorhead and Testament a few years back.
Kenneth Keith "K.K." Downing, one of the founding members of one of the most important and influential metal bands of all time, Judas Priest, has formally announced his retirement after 42 years of shredding. There has been no detailed information released as to why K.K. decided to part ways with the band, but here is the official press release: (more…)
Oh God No! Last night on American Idol, some faux-hawk impaired fella decided to cover the Judas Priest classic "You've Got Another Thing Comin'." To be honest, he really didn't do a bad job at all, but the site of Jennifer Lopez getting into a Priest song made me gag a little. Then again, this is a perfect excuse to link to our Metal Idol sketch that we shot a few years ago.
By Ben Apatoff
Any metalhead with a computer knows by now that JUDAS PRIEST are planning their final tour. Of course these things are always dubious (although Priest seem more sincere than KISS,) and I expected to see a lot of arguing over whether or not HALFORD and the gang were actually putting the band to rest.
But all anyone seems to care about is "going out on top." As in, "It's a good thing that Priest are retiring at a point when they're still playing great shows and releasing good music." Or, "It's a good thing that Priest are retiring in time to stop embarrassing themselves."
So are the Metal Gods going out on top or not? Clearly, there's only one correct answer. (more…)