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Formed: 1967
From: Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Exodus To Open For Judas Priest In Poland

American thrash metal legends Exodus have confirmed that they will be performing at the Metal Hammer Festival in Katowice, Poland on August 10th, where they will serve as one of the main support acts for British metal gods, Judas Priest.

Guitarist Gary Holt commented on the situation with the following post:

"I can't believe that after getting to play with Iron Miaden in Chile, now we can announce that we will be sharing the stage with Judas Priest in Poland! How much better can it get? Two shows with two of our biggest heroes! Now if only I can select the set for them… I can dream, can't I?! It's gonna be awesome; to say we're excited is an understatement."

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Three More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2011

The organizers of Belgium's premier heavy metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, have announced three more names for this year's edition of the festival. Thrash metal super group Dublin Death Patrol, which features Testament frontman Chuck Billy and Hatriot/former Exodus vocalist Steve "Zetro" Souza, will be performing at the event, as will Rise To Remain, which includes Austin Dickinson, the son o iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson, as well as All Shall Perish. The festival will take place in the toen of Dessel from June 24th-26th.

The lineup is now as follows: More...

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Judas Priest Announces U.K. Tour Dates

British heavy metal legends Judas Priest has announced a series of headlining shows in the United Kingdom, as part of their Epitaph tour, which is being billed as their farewell trek. Joining them on the tour will be American progressive rock veterans Queensryche and up and comers Rival Sons.

The tour dates are as follows:

July 15 - Newport Centre - Newport, UK
July 16 - O2 Apollo - Manchester, UK
July 17 - The Dome - Doncaster, UK
July 19 - SECC - Glasgow, Scotland
July 20 - Metro Arena - Newcastle, UK
July 21 - Civic Hall - Wolverhampton, UK
July 24 - BIC - Bournemouth, UK

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The Rockstar Ramblings: It’s like X meets Y

While Vince Neil (Motley Crue) does his time in jail his girl on the outside is concerned because he’s working the breakfast shift and has only eaten some peanut butter and a baloney sandwich. Given the length of his sentence (less than a month) this doesn’t sound like anything of concern. This sounds like fat camp for middle aged rock singers… More...

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Heavy Metal Stars On Board For Dio Tribute Album

According to Wendy Dio, the wife and manager of heavy metal legend Ronnie James Dio, who sadly passed away last year, some of the biggest names in heavy metal and hard rock will be taking part in a forthcoming Dio tribute album.

"It probably won't come out this year, but everybody signed up," Dio told Noisecreep.

So, who's signed on thus far? "Rob Halford (Judas Priest), Glenn Hughes, Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), Lemmy (Motorhead)," she said, adding Grohl will do the Black Sabbath hit 'Mob Rules,' and Halford will be taking on 'Long Live Rock 'N' Roll.' And artists keep coming on. "I just talked to Alice (Cooper), roped Alice in and Sebastian (Bach) and Chris (Jericho)," she said, referring to fellow attendees at the Golden Gods press conference. And Cooper already has a song in mind, going back to the Elf days, according to Wendy.

Read the full article at Noisecreep.

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Five More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2011

The organizers of Belgium's largest heavy metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, have announced that Black Label Society, Kreator, Duff McKagen's Loaded, Monster Magnet, and Legion Of The Damned have all been confirmed to play at the festival, which will take place in the town of Dessel from June 24th -26th. The lineup is now as follows:

Friday:
Scorpions (Headliners)
Volbeat
Korn
Journey
Foreigner
Iced Earth
Epica
Parkway Drive
The Damned Things
Masters Of Reality
Duff McKagen's Loaded
Heaven Shall Burn
Sepultura
Angel Witch
Kverlatak
The Black Dahlia Murder
FM
Endless Dark
Revoker
Arkona More...

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Saxon Announces Spanish Shows With Judas Priest

Saxon has issued the following announcement about performing several Spanish shows alongside Judas Priest and Motorhead:

"Hi fans, Saxon is pleased to announce that they will be appearing alongside the legendary Judas Priest and Motorhead for 4 shows in Spain – the dates are:

29.07.2011 ES A CORUNA - Coliseum
30.07.2011 ES MADRID - La Cubierta
31.07.2011 ES BILBAO - Bizkaia Arena
01.08.2011 ES BARCELONA - Olimpic Badalona

"Please see this location for more details. Unfortunately that means that Saxon will be forced to postpone the three shows planned for May (07.05. Bilbao, 08.05. Barcelona & 10.05. Madrid) until November of this year and that we move the gig in Uden (Netherlands) to the beginning of May. Tour section will be updated soon. The band apologizes for any inconveniences and is looking forward to meeting up with everyone on the road."

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OpEd

Have A Heart: Pro-Love Heavy Metal Music

Happy Hallmark card day everyone! Whether you're spending today with your loved one or your right hand, there's no denying that romance will be all around you today. Turn on the radio and you're likely to hear Lionel Richie's "Hello" or some other such soppy rubbish which you'll be told all day is a "classic." So why should we at Metal Undergound.com be any different? While there's never been one countdown that everyone agrees with, I'm going to take you through ten hard rock and heavy metal songs that I feel express the positive side to this strange phenomenon we call love.

For the opposite side of the spectrum, you can also check out our ode to anti-love metal as well.

10. Anal Cunt - "In My Heart There's A Star Named After You"

Yes you read that right correctly, the first song in our countdown is by the masters of offensive grindcore, Anal Cunt. You wouldn’t expect the band that wrote, "I Pushed Your Wife In Front Of The Subway" and "Women: Nature’s Punching Bag" to be included here, but the band actually wrote a whole album dedicated to the subject of love, albeit a very tongue in cheek one. Here’s the last song from the "Picnic Of Love" album, "In My Heart There’s A Star Named After You." It may seem a little silly to include in this list, but isn't love a silly old thing in the end?

9. KISS - "I'll Fight Heaven To Hold You"

We don’t want to overload this countdown with soppy ballads that belong is bad 1980s movies, so we’ll be leaving "Beth" way out of this. Instead, here’s a love song by KISS that covers all the usual topics traditionally found in ballads, but rocks hard. KISS have never been afraid to talk about love (as well as what Gene Simmons considers love, let's not mention "Lick It Up" here,) and more often than not, they could really pull off a great love song, which they've definitely done here, though not in the traditional way. From the "Crazy, Crazy Nights" album, this is "I’ll Fight Hell To Hold You."

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Saxon To Play Sauna Open Air

Saxon has issued the following brief announcement about appearing at this year's edition of the Sauna Open Air festival:

"We are happy to announce that Saxon is confirmed for the Sauna Open Air Festival in Finland.
Let's see how sweaty it will be and see you there!"

The festival is set to take place from June 9th - 11th, 2011 and will feature appearances from Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, and Helloween. Saxon also recently announced Australian shows with The Sword. Details on those dates can be found here.

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Judas Priest Working On New Material

Despite announcing plans to retire last month, British heavy metal act Judas Priest has revealed that the band is working on brand new material, with a brief statement posted on the band's website and Facebook page simply stating that work is proceeding well and more details will be revealed shortly. Judas Priest commented:

"As you may already be aware Priest have announced a fair well world tour beginning this summer, for details and dates please visit judaspriest.com. We are all excited about the tour and are currently having meetings to discuss the stage production, but above all the set list. We intend to include some classic priest songs that we haven't played before and of course the old favourites that every body will want to hear. Stay tuned for further updates. To put every ones mind at rest this is by no means the end of the band, in fact we are presently writing new material, but we do intend this to be the last major world tour."

The band will be heading across Europe this Summer performing at many of the continent's biggest festivals including Wacken Open Air and Graspop Metal Meeting.

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Onslaught Confirmed For Wacken Open Air

British thrash metal veterans Onslaught have been added to the bill for this year's edition of Germany's famous Wacken Open Air festival. Also newly confirmed is Venomin James. The event will take place in the town of Wacken, Germany from August 4th-6th 2011.

The lineup is now as follows:

Accuser
Alberlour's
Apocalyptica
As I Lay Dying
Avantasia
Battle Beast
Blaas Of Glory
Blind Guardian
Blowsight
Bulent Ceylan
Children Of Bodom
Cradle Of Filth
Devildriver
Excrementory Grindfuckers
Exodus
Hail Of Bullets
The Haunted
Hayseed Dixie
Heaven Shall Burn
Hellsaw
Horch
Iced Earth
In Solitude
Judas Priest
Khold
Knorkator
Kreator More...

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Cavalera Conspiracy Confirmed For Graspop 2011

The organizers of Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting festival have announced that Cavalera Conspiracy, the band featuring Sepultura founders Igor and Max Cavalera, have been confirmed for the event. Also added to the bill is Russian folk metal band Arkona. Neither band's performance date has been confirmed as of yet however. The festival takes place in the town of Dessel from June 24th-26th.

The lineup is now as follows:

Friday:
Scorpions (Headliner)
Volbeat
Journey
Iced Earth
Epica
Parkway Drive
The Damned Things
Masters Of Reality
Heaven Shall Burn
Sepultura
Angel Witch
Kverlatak
The Black Dahlia Murder
FM
Revoker More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Reunion Tours and Hookers

It is being reported that Nikki Sixx (Motley Crue, Sixx A.M.) and Denise Richards are no longer dating and have split. The uncomfortable part of this breakup is that they are neighbors. There can’t be a worse feeling than stepping out to grab the morning newspaper, and looking over to see a Porsche in Richard’s driveway with a license plate that reads SHEEN… More...

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Tim "Ripper" Owens Announces European Tour

American vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens has revealed the dates for his forthcoming headline tour of Europe. The former Judas Priest and Iced Earth vocalist will be hitting seven cities across eastern Europe on his "Screaming Through The East" trek. The list of dates, cities and venues can be viewed below:

Feb. 11 - Uzgorod Hall - Uzgorod, Ukraine
Feb. 12 - Lvov Hall - Lvov, Ukraine
Feb. 13 - Vinica Hall - Vinica, Ukraine
Feb. 14 - Odessa Hall - Odessa, Ukraine
Feb. 15 - Kiev Club - Kiev, Ukraine
Feb. 16 - [to be announced] - Slovakia
Feb. 19 - Zion - Pécs, Hungary

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Devildriver To Play Wacken Open Air

Santa Barbara, California metal act Devildriver has confirmed that it will be taking part in the forthcoming edition of the legendary Wacken Open Air festival. Wacken 2011 is set to take place between August 4th, 5th and 6th, 2011 in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

The confirmed line-up now includes:

ACCU§ER
APOCALYPTICA
AS I LAY DYING
AVANTASIA
BLAAS OF GLORY
BLIND GUARDIAN
BLOWSIGHT
CHILDREN OF BODOM
CRADLE OF FILTH
DEVILDRIVER
EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS
EXODUS
HAYSEED DIXIE
HEAVEN SHALL BURN
HELLSAW
ICED EARTH
IN SOLITUDE
JUDAS PRIEST
KHOLD
KNORKATOR
KREATOR
MAYHEM
MORBID ANGEL
MORGOTH
MOTÖRHEAD
OZZY OSBOURNE
PRIMAL FEAR
RHAPSODY OF FIRE
RUSSKAJA
SEPULTURA
SIRENIA
SKÁLMÖLD
SKI KING
SMACK BALLZ
SODOM
STIER
SUBWAY TO SALLY
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES
TAUTHR
THE HAUNTED
THE PROPHECY²³
TOKYO BLADE
TRIVIUM
TSJUDER
VISIONS OF ATLANTIS
VOLCANO
VREID
WARRANT

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Triptykon Confirmed For Graspop 2011

Triptykon, the band featuring former Celtic Frost and Hellhammer leader Tom G. Warrior, has been confirmed as the latest band for next year's edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting festival, which will take place in Dessel, Belgium from June 24th-26th. The lineup is now as follows: More...

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Rob Zombie And More Added To Graspop 2011

The organisers of the Graspop Metal Meeting, the largest heavy metl festival in Belgium, has announced several more bands for next year's edition of the event. Among the newly confirmed acts are Rob Zombie, Whitesnake, Journey, Foreigner, Suicide Silence, Firewind, Ghost, All That Remains, Escape The Fate and FM.

The lineup is now as follows: More...

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Al Atkins Comments On Judas Priest Retirement

Original Judas Priest vocalist Al Atkins has posted the following statement online in reponse to Judas Priest announcing its retirement tour, dubbed as the "Epitaph" tour. You can read the statement below:

"News coming in from the Judas Priest camp is that they will be doing a farewell tour next year in 2011, which will be a sad event for thousands of their fans worldwide.

"It was forty years ago when I first formed Judas Priest alongside 18-year-old K.K. Downing and Ian Hill - doesn't time fly past you when you're not looking? — and after four years fronting them, I left, to be replaced by Rob [Halford]. I have watched them grow into the metal gods that they are and can honestly say they deserve everything they have achieved over this time and they will leave us a legacy of great memories and brilliant metal anthems. I wish them all the luck with their 'Epitaph' farewell tour."

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Visons Of Atlantis To Play Wacken 2011

Visions of Atlantis has announced it will be performing at the 2011 edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, which is set to take place in Wacken, Germany from August 4th - 6th. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location.

Other confirmed bands for the festival include:

Motorhead
Airbourne
Ozzy Osbourne
Avantasia
Judas Priest
Apocalyptica

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Judas Priest Adds Dates To Farewell Tour

British heavy metal band Judas Priest, one of the most influential and most popular heavy metal bands of all time, has announced that they are to perform one more world tour and then retire as a band. The "metal gods," as proclaimed by fans, have added two more dates to its final, farewell tour - dubbed the "Epitaph" tour. You can view the full list of confirmed date below, with more expected to be announced for additional countries as well as North American in the near future.

Jun. 09 - Sweden Rock Festival, Sölvesborg, Sweden
Jun. 11 - Sauna Open Air, Tampere, Finland
Jun. 17 - Copenhell, Copenhagen, Denmark
Jun. 19 - Hellfest, Clisson, France
Jun. 22 - Gods of Metal, Milan, Italy
Jun. 25 - Graspop Metal Meeting, Dessel, Belgium
Jun. 28 - O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic*
Jun. 29 - Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria*
Jul. 23 - High Voltage, London, UK
Aug. 05 - Wacken Open Air, Wacken, Germany

*= newly added dates

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