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Metal News for April 23, 2018

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5 news articles posted on this day.

Tipton Rejoins Judas Priest On Stage For Encores

Judas Priest guitarist Glenn Tipton revealed earlier this year that he was struggling with Parkinson's Disease and he won't be touring with the band for the time being. Clarifying later that, he would still get up on stage for some songs here and there.

Glenn Tipton first kept that promise on March 20 in Newark, NJ, when he joined Judas Priest on stage for three songs. Past week he's done it again at the band's April 19 performance in San Francisco, CA. Tipton played "Metal Gods", "Breaking The Law" and "Living After Midnight".


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Vurvarat Premiere New Song "Wake of the Foul Mind"

French black metal band Vurvarat premiere a new song titled "Wake of the Foul Mind", taken from their upcoming debut album "Theurgia Mortem", which will be out in stores this year via Atavism.

Check out now "Wake of the Foul Mind" below.

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CON Premiere "Rest In The Arms Of The Dragon"

Swedish black metal unit CON premiere a new song entitled "Rest In The Arms Of The Dragon", taken from their upcoming debut album "In Signo Draconis", which will be released later this year via Dumah.

Check out now "Rest In The Arms Of The Dragon" below.

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Madball Share Trailer For New Album

Madball share a trailer for their new effort “For The Cause“. The group tracked that album with Rancid‘s Tim Armstrong producing. Tue Madsen (Suicide Silence, The Haunted) mixed the outing, which features guest spots from Armstrong, Body Count‘s Ice-T and rapper Sick Jacken. Nuclear Blast will have the album out in stores on June 15th.

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Here’s Who Has Recently Joined The Faceless

In conclusion of social media posts made by the new The Faceless members, metal-archives.com have revealed the following musicians to be now involved:

Vocals – Julian Kersey (ex-Rose FuneralAegaeon)
Guitars – Andrew Virrueta (Vampire Squid)
Bass – Jacob Umansky (Painted In Exile)
Drums – Gabe Seeber (The Kennedy Veil, etc.)

Kersey himself previously held down the frontman spot for The Faceless back in a live capacity back in 2015. Live footage from their first show on Friday can be found HERE, while a clip from their April 21 show in Fresno, CA can be seen below.

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