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On March 17, GetYourRockOut conducted an interview with vocalist Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth of New Jersey thrash metal veterans OVERKILL in Manchester, England. You can now watch the chat below.

OVERKILL will release its new album, “White Devil Armory”, in July in North America via eOne Music and in Europe through Nuclear Blast Records. The effort was tracked at Gear Recording and will be mixed by Greg Reely, who also worked on 2012’s “The Electric Age”.

“White Devil Armory” track listing:

01. Freedom Rings
02. Where There’s Smoke…
03. Pig
04. Amorist
05. Down To The Bone
06. Bitter Pill
07. King Of The Rat Bastards
08. Another Day To Die
09. It’s All Yours
10. In The Name

The cover artwork for “White Devil Armory” can be seen below.

Said OVERKILL in a statement: “We are still working on the new record, but this is gonna be worth the wait, with more old-school, face-melting thrash!”

Speaking to Steppin’ Out magazine, OVERKILL vocalist Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth stated about the band’s upcoming album: “The new record has a blend of what we’ve done over the past half decade. I’m noticing it’s a more punchy heavy metal record with more dimension than the last record had. Where is it going to end up on the food chain? I really don’t know. But my feeling is it’s an eclectic collection of moments from us. ‘The Electric Age’ came across, to me, as kind of a two-dimensional thrash record. This one is punchy but has a whole different bunch of ways to go and things to hear on it.”

OVERKILL released a very special limited tour edition of “The Electric Age” in Europe on April 19, 2013 via Nuclear Blast Records. The limited 2CD tour edition included the regular album as well as a four additional live tracks on a bonus CD, recorded at The Metro in Sidney, Australia on September 25, 2010.

“The Electric Age” sold 6,500 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 77 on The Billboard 200 chart.

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Vocalist Biff Byford of British heavy metal legends SAXON was interviewed earlier this month on the “Heavy Demons” radio show. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below.

On April 29 via UDR Music, SAXON will release “St. George’s Day Sacrifice – Live In Manchester”, a “hidden treasure” recorded live at The Ritz in Manchester, England during the band’s “Sacrifice” world tour.

SAXON traditionally performs each year a show on St. George’s Day. Honoring a fine tradition, the band is paying homage to England’s patron, Saint George, whose traditionally accepted day of his death is April 23.

This 2CD set finds a blistering performance covering a collection of SAXON‘s finest work from 1979 up to 2013. A very special rendition of “Broken Heroes” goes straight to the heart and is dedicated to the British Armed Forces.

The release is not only available as a 2CD set, it will be sold digitally as well.

“St. George’s Day Sacrifice – Live In Manchester” was mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap, and it was produced by SAXON singer Biff Byford.

“St. George’s Day Sacrifice – Live In Manchester” track listing:

CD 1 (running time 61:05 minutes)

01. Sacrifice
02. Wheels Of Terror
03. Power And The Glory
04. Made In Belfast
05. Rock ‘N’ Roll Gypsy
06. And The Bands Played On
07. I’ve Got To Rock (To Stay Alive)
08. Night Of The Wolf
09. Conquistador
10. Broken Heroes
11. Guardians Of The Tomb

CD 2 (running time 59:08 minutes)

01. Never Surrender
02. Ride Like The Wind
03. Crusader
04. Stand Up And Fight
05. Dallas 1 PM
06. 747 (Strangers In The Night)
07. Wheels Of Steel
08. Strong Arm Of The Law
09. Denim And Leather
10. Princess Of The Night

SAXON‘s new album, “Unplugged And Strung Up”, sold around 500 copies in the United States in its first week of release.

Issued on on November 18, 2013, “Unplugged And Strung Up” reveals layers and pieces previously dormant in many of the 14 classic SAXON songs chosen for this makeover, thanks to some ear-catching new arrangements and mixes. Recorded, mixed and mastered with Andy Sneap in Derbyshire, U.K. last year, “Unplugged And Strung Up” contains re-evaluated, re-worked and re-energized versions of “The Eagle Has Landed” and “Crusader” by introducing orchestral dynamics to offer added dimension. “Frozen Rainbow”, from the band’s 1979 debut, gets a stunning acoustic reprisal which transports it into a power ballad to be proud of, while “Red Star Falling” soars and sweeps the emotions with its orchestrally arranged dovetail.

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GetYourRockOut conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Kirk Windstein of New Orleans sludge metal veterans CROWBAR before the band’s February 28 concert in Manchester, England. You can now watch the chat below.

CROWBAR will release its new album, “Symmetry In Black”, in North America on May 27 via Entertainment One Music. The CD, which will be made available in Europe on May 26 through Century Media Records, was produced by CROWBAR guitarist/vocalist Kirk Windstein and Duane Simoneaux and was mixed by Josh Wilbur (LAMB OF GOD, GOJIRA).

Comments Windstein: “We are so proud and excited about what we have accomplished with this record! The focus, determination and attitude in the band is at an all-time high.

“We are 100% ready to get this juggernaut rolling and never touch the breaks again.

CROWBAR will not be stopped!”

The release of “Symmetry In Black” will coincide with the 25th anniversary of the CROWBAR‘s inception. Windstein continues: “CROWBAR is my heart and soul. The music is a part of me that I am extremely proud of.

“It’s an amazing feeling to be putting all of my energy and focus into something that I created 25 years ago!

“We are extremely excited to release our 10th full length & to bring the riffs to as many people as possible on tour.”

Windstein exited DOWN in September 2013 in order to focus “100%” on CROWBAR. He was replaced in DOWN by the band’s longtime stage manager and HONKY founding guitarist Bobby Landgraf.

CROWBAR last year announced the addition of bassist Jeff Golden to the group’s ranks.

Jeff is from Bolton, Connecticut, but currently resides in Estero, Florida.

CROWBAR is:

Kirk Windstein (Guitar, Vocals)
Matt Brunson (Guitar)
Tommy Buckley (Drums)
Jeff Golden (Bass)

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On September 13, GetYourRockOut conducted an interview with Swedish blues rockers GRAVEYARD before the band’s show in Manchester, England as the support act for SOUNDGARDEN. You can now watch the chat below.

GRAVEYARD‘s third album, “Lights Out”, sold around 2,100 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 6 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

“Lights Out” was released on November 6, 2012 via Nuclear Blast Records. The “Goliath” single preceded the full-length CD on September 21 as a digital download and on seven-inch vinyl. The single includes a special non-album track, “Leaving You”. The “Goliath” seven-inch vinyl was issued in four different colors, featuring four different cover artworks.

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Ian Critchley of The Backroom conducted an interview with Canadian metal legends ANVIL on July 29 at the Manchester Academy 3 in Manchester, England. You can now watch the chat below.

ANVIL‘s new album, “Hope In Hell”, sold a little under 800 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The disc follows up “Juggernaut Of Justice”, which opened with around 1,600 units back in May 2011. The 2009 re-release of the band’s 2007 CD, “This is Thirteen”, registered a first-week tally of 1,400 to enter the Top New Artist Albums chart at No. 19.

Released on May 27 in Europe and May 24 in Germany on SPV/Steamhammer, “Hope In Hell” is available in four different formats: as a limited-edition digipak including two bonus tracks, as a jewel case CD, double gatefold colored vinyl LP and as a digital download. These are the first cuts featuring ANVIL‘s new bassist Sal Italiano, who joined the band a year ago.

“Hope In Hell” was written and recorded following an 18-month world tour which took ANVIL around the globe.

Like “Juggernaut Of Justice”, “Hope In Hell” was produced by Bob Marlette (BLACK SABBATH, AIRBOURNE, ALICE COOPER) at the NRG Recording studios in North Hollywood, California and mastered by Maor Appelbaum (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, SEPULTURA).

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GetYourRockOut conducted an interview with guitarist Tim Sult of Maryland rockers CLUTCH before the band’s July 10 concert at Ritz in Manchester, England.

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Three-camera fan-filmed video footage of KREATOR’s April 27 performance at HMV Ritz in Manchester, England can be seen below (filmed by DTMasters).

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MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine used a homophobic slur and had a fan ejected from the band’s concert last night (Wednesday, June 5) in Manchester, England in an incident that was captured on video.

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Storm FM conducted an interview with bassist Mike D’Antonio of Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE prior to the band’s May 2 concert at The Ritz in Manchester, England.

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Guitarist Bernie Marsden rejoined his WHITESNAKE bandmates on stage last night (Thursday, May 23) at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England to perform two songs: “Fool For Your Loving” and “Here We Go Again”.

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