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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Calls JUDAS PRIEST's IAN HILL 'The Most Formidable, Iconic Heavy Metal Bass Player'

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has sung the praises of JUDAS PRIEST four-stringer Ian Hill, calling him the "most formidable, probably iconic heavy metal bass player." Currently the longest-tenured member of PRIEST, Hill has long been overshadowed by frontman Rob Halford and the guitar tandem of Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing, with Hill found permanently planted ...

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Video: Former JUDAS PRIEST, MEGADETH Members Perform Heavy Metal Classics In Quebec

Vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), guitarist Glen Drover (MEGADETH, KING DIAMOND, TESTAMENT, EIDOLON), drummer Shawn Drover (MEGADETH, ACT OF DEFIANCE, EIDOLON) and bassist Adrian Robichaud (EIDOLON) joined forces to perform heavy metal classics under the A NIGHT OF METAL banner on November 6 at L'Anti Bar & Spectacles in Quebec, ...

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Watch DAVID ELLEFSON Perform With MEGADETH Tribute Band WOKE UP DEAD

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson performed with the MEGADETH tribute band WOKE UP DEAD before a meet-and-greet and signing session on August 4 at Warwick's Books in La Jolla, California. Joining them on vocals was Ellefson's partner, and "More Life With Deth" book co-author, Thom Hazaert. Video footage can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON Looks Back On MEGADETH's 2002 Split: 'It Turned Out To Be, In Hindsight, Probably The Best Thing For All Of Us'

David Ellefson says that MEGADETH's split in 2002 turned out to be "probably the best thing" for everybody involved. Dave Mustaine reformed MEGADETH in 2004 ago after disbanding the group two years earlier. Originally setting out to record a solo album, Mustaine enlisted studio musicians to play on what ultimately became MEGADETH's 2004 "The System ...

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Watch K.K. DOWNING, LES BINKS, TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS And DAVID ELLEFSON Perform JUDAS PRIEST Classics

Former JUDAS PRIEST members K.K. Downing (guitar), Les Binks (drums) and Tim "Ripper" Owens (vocals) teamed up earlier tonight (Sunday, November 3) in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom to perform "a full-length set of PRIEST classics" with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson. Joining them on second guitar was A.J. Mills of HOSTILE, the British metal band whose two ...

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See Photos Of K.K. DOWNING, DAVID ELLEFSON And LES BINKS Rehearsing For Tomorrow Night's One-Off Concert

Former JUDAS PRIEST members K.K. Downing (guitar), Les Binks (drums) and Tim "Ripper" Owens (vocals) will team up to perform "a full-length set of PRIEST classics" with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson on November 3 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. Joining them on second guitar will be A.J. Mills of HOSTILE, the British metal band whose two ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Says DAVE MUSTAINE Has 'Completed' His Throat Cancer Treatments

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has told Pomelo Rocker in a new interview that there is no tentative release date yet for the band's upcoming studio album. "With Dave's [Mustaine, MEGADETH guitarist/vocalist] throat cancer treatments that he has now completed, and he's just going through the recovery now, we're hopeful and optimistic about a full recovery ...

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Video Premiere: BAD WOLVES' 'Killing Me Slowly'

BAD WOLVES have released their sophomore album, "N.A.T.I.O.N.", via Eleven Seven Music. The LP was produced by vocalist Tommy Vext and drummer John Boecklin. "After the success of 'Zombie', a tragedy that transmitted it into a beautiful thing, having an entire community get behind the song is something that we can't ever replicate, nor do ...

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Watch HAIL! Feat. CHRIS ADLER, STEVE 'ZETRO' SOUZA, PHIL DEMMEL, JAMES LOMENZO Perform MOTÖRHEAD, SABBATH, METALLICA Classics

Fan-filmed video footage of HAIL!, the project featuring ex-LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler, EXODUS vocalist Steve "Zetro" Souza, VIO-LENCE/ex-MACHINE HEAD guitarist Phil Demmel and former MEGADETH/BLACK LABEL SOCIETY bassist James LoMenzo, performing classic songs by MOTÖRHEAD, BLACK SABBATH and METALLICA on October 18 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates can be seen below. Prior to ...

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ANVIL To Release 'Legal At Last' Album In February

AFM Records will release "Legal At Last", the new album from Canadian metal legends ANVIL, on February 14, 2020 as a digipak, on digital, black vinyl and some limited colored vinyl. ANVIL, a Toronto-based group, was formed in 1978 by childhood friends, guitarist/vocalist Steve "Lips" Kudlow and drummer Robb Reiner. Both came from Jewish families ...

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PHIL DEMMEL On His Collaboration With MIKE PORTNOY And BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH: 'It Was Pretty Rad Playing With Those Dudes'

Former MACHINE HEAD and current VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel spoke to Bax Music about his soon-to-be-released collaboration with drummer Mike Portnoy (ex-DREAM THEATER), vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth (OVERKILL) and bassist Mark Menghi (METAL ALLEGIANCE). "We did a record," he said (see video below). "It's not a project, Mike Portnoy would want ...

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Watch QUEENSRŸCHE Perform On 'Megacruise'

Fan-filmed video footage of QUEENSRŸCHE's performance aboard the inaugural Megacruise can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user "alexvigil29"). Megacruise, hosted by metal veterans MEGADETH, departed from Los Angeles on October 13 on a round-trip voyage to San Diego and Ensenada, Mexico and returned on October 18. The at-sea music experience featured additional performances from ...

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Watch LAMB OF GOD Perform On 'Megacruise'

Fan-filmed video footage of LAMB OF GOD's performance aboard the inaugural Megacruise can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user "Joel Steele"). Megacruise, hosted by metal veterans MEGADETH, departed from Los Angeles on October 13 on a round-trip voyage to San Diego and Ensenada, Mexico and returned on October 18. The at-sea music experience featured ...

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Watch ANTHRAX Perform On 'Megacruise'

Fan-filmed video footage of ANTHRAX's performance aboard the inaugural Megacruise can be seen below. Megacruise, hosted by metal veterans MEGADETH, departed from Los Angeles on October 13 on a round-trip voyage to San Diego and Ensenada, Mexico and returned on October 18. The at-sea music experience featured additional performances from QUEENSRŸCHE, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, DEATH ANGEL, ...

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Members Of MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, DEATH ANGEL, Others Take Part In All-Star KISS Jam On 'Megacruise' (Video)

Members of MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, DEATH ANGEL, QUEENSRŸCHE, DORO, HELLYEAH and BUTCHER BABIES are among the musicians who took part in an all-star KISS jam aboard the inaugural Megacruise. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. Megacruise, hosted by metal veterans MEGADETH, departed from Los Angeles on October 13 on a round-trip ...

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HAIL! Feat. CHRIS ADLER, STEVE 'ZETRO' SOUZA, PHIL DEMMEL, JAMES LOMENZO: Video Of Dubai Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of HAIL!, the project featuring ex-LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler, EXODUS vocalist Steve "Zetro" Souza, VIO-LENCE/ex-MACHINE HEAD guitarist Phil Demmel and former MEGADETH/BLACK LABEL SOCIETY bassist James LoMenzo, performing earlier tonight (Friday, October 18) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates can be seen below. Prior to the tour's launch, LoMenzo stated about ...

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Watch TESTAMENT Perform On 'Megacruise'

Fan-filmed video footage of TESTAMENT's performance aboard the inaugural Megacruise can be seen below (courtesy of Alex Vigil). Megacruise, hosted by metal veterans MEGADETH, departed from Los Angeles on October 13 on a round-trip voyage to San Diego and Ensenada, Mexico. TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy recently confirmed to DJ Valentino of the WSOU radio station ...

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LION'S SHARE Releases New Single And Lyric Video, 'Pentagram'

Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE has made a new song, "Pentagram", available on on streaming services and digital service providers. LION'S SHARE singer Nils Patrik Johansson explained the lyrical inspiration for the track, saying: "The new single 'Pentagram' is based on a true story about someone I know. All of a sudden, he decided ...

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ANNIHILATOR To Release 'Ballistic, Sadistic' Album In January; 'I Am Warfare' Single Now Available

Canadian thrash metal veterans ANNIHILATOR will release their new album, "Ballistic, Sadistic", on January 24, 2020 via Silver Lining Music. The disc's belligerent and pugnacious first single, "I Am Warfare", can be streamed below. Cited by bands in the likes of MEGADETH, PANTERA, DREAM THEATER, CHILDREN OF BODOM, LAMB OF GOD, OPETH, TRIVIUM and many, ...

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