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KK: no regrets

Former Judas Priest guitarist and founding member KK Downing, who sensationally left the band back in 2011, has elaborated on his decision to leave the heavy metal legends, revealing that it wasn’t his own career that he felt was coming to a close…

“I’ll never get away from this ‘retirement’ thing. What happened was that I quit,” he tells The Midlands Rocks. “‘Retired’ implies that I am not physically able to do it. I am able to do it, but I didn’t want to do it; I just wasn’t enjoying it any more. A lot of things had changed. I think I counted about thirty reasons why I didn’t want to do it at the time, and that’s an awful lot of reasons.

“In all honesty I think that in so many respects it had run its course. If you’re part of a songwriting team you get the recognition and reward for creating something. But for me Priest became about going out and playing live and replicating exactly what people had enjoyed ten, twenty or thirty years ago.

KK with Judas Priest

“The fans would be just as happy if they could see us take them on a walk down memory lane – I think that’s what people enjoy most. And I understand that, because if I could go out now and see Eric Clapton with Cream then I would be the happiest person in the world.”

“If the industry was still healthy and people still had to spend their hard-earned money buying a record, it would be different.

“We used to buy an album and think, ‘Well it’s not that good, but I’ll play it a million times and I’m sure I’ll get into it.’ Now it doesn’t get a second chance.

“In the past there was always the opportunity to create a record like The Dark Side Of The Moon orBritish Steel or Back In Black that would be indelible, and people will always come back to. I think that opportunity has gone now – it would take a miracle for one of those to happen again.”

Meanwhile, Judas Priest look set to release a new album next year, despite many assuming they’d call it quits after their Epitaph “farewell”. tour

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“Shut Up!”, the new video from Swedish hard rockers THE POODLES, can be seen below. The song comes off the band’s fifth album, “Tour De Force”, which was released on May 17 in Europe and May 22 in North America via Frontiers Records.

“Tour De Force” is the eagerly awaited follow-up to THE POODLES‘ Swedish No. 1 album from 2011, “Performocracy”. Behind the wheel, taking on the duties of producer for a fourth time, was Mats Valentin and once again, the band wishes to underline with the album title their superb entertaining abilities both as a hard-rocking studio unit and as live act.

“When writing and creating music, we try to do something that we would love to listen to ourselves. It’s always been important for us to do music close to our hearts,” said bass player Pontus Egberg. “I do feel, however, that there’s a newly found playfulness about a lot of the tracks. I’m not quite sure what it is myself, but it’s great!”

With songs like “Shut Up”, “Happily Ever After”, “Kings And Fools” and “Going Down”, THE POODLES stay true to their legacy of powerful, melodic metal while at the same time stretching into a new, more playful arena, flirting with influences from the past but always with a watchful eye on the present and in to the future.

“Tour De Force” track listing:

01. Misery Loves Company
02. Shut Up!
03. Happily Ever After
04. Viva Democracy
05. Going Down
06. Leaving The Past To Pass
07. 40 Days And 40 Nights
08. Kings & Fools
09. Miracle
10. Godspeed
11. Now Is The Time
12. Only Just Begun
13. En För Alla För En (bonus track – physical edition only)


Jakob Samuel – Vocals
Pontus Egberg – Bass
Christian Lundqvist – Drums
Henrik Bergqvist – Guitar

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Music lesson web site is now featuring a second round of guitar lesson videos with guitarist Andy Willliams from Every Time I Die. is owned and operated by Bob Balch from Fu Manchu.

The video for the opening riff of “Revival Mode” can now be viewed in Flash and Quicktime HD format at this location. These lessons are also now available:

* “I SUCK (BLOOD)” Part 1 (Main Riff and Bookends)
* “I SUCK (BLOOD)” Part 2 (Second Riff)
* “I SUCK (BLOOD)” Part 3 (Build Up Riff and Song Influences)
* “I SUCK (BLOOD)” Part 4 (Breakdown Riff)
* “I SUCK (BLOOD)” Part 5 (Song Structure)

* “REVIVAL MODE” Part 1 (Opening Riff)
* “REVIVAL MODE” Part 2 (Verse Riff and Song Influence)
* “REVIVAL MODE” Part 3 (Rhythm Under the Solo and Recording with JOHN CHRIST)

* “TYPICAL MIRACLE” Part 1 (Intro Riff, Verse Riff and Song Evolution)
* “TYPICAL MIRACLE” Part 2 (Song Influence)

* “UNDERWATER BIMBOS FROM OUTER SPACE” Part 4 (Overlapping Bar Lines, Outro)

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“A Miracle Away”, the collaboration between Los Angeles, California-based guitarist Chris Declercq and former IRON MAIDEN vocalist Blaze Bayley, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below.

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In a miracle of science, Metal Injection cloned Devin Townsend for the sole purpose of interviewing himself. Who better than Devy to interview Devy? And so, Devin did just that, doing a fine job asking about Devin’s new album, “Epicloud,” and why he’s not into reforming Strapping Young Lad.

Check out the clip through Metal Injection or in the player below. You can also read our own recent interview with Devin at this location.

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Withem, the Norwegian progressive metal band featuring vocalist Ole Aleksander Wagenius, keyboardist Ketil Ronold (Dimension Act), drummer Frank Nordeng Røe (Dimension Act) and guitarist Øyvind Voldmo Larsen (Producer of Blood Tsunami), posted a demo/album sample from the forthcoming, yet untitled, debut album. The song and video feature the guest appearance of bassist Andreas Blomqvist from Seventh Wonder.

The band’s sound is a mixture of Symphony X, Pagans Mind and Circus Maximus. Details of the debut are forthcoming as the band is in talks with several record labels for release.

Check out “Phrenesis” here:

The band also posted up some studio coverage of the recordings, which can be viewed here:

Check out the demo song “Miracle” streaming here:

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Portugal’s Disaffected will be releasing a second album titled “Rebirth” this coming Friday through Massacre Records.

The album was recorded, produced, mixed and mastered by Fernando Matias and the band at The Pentagon Audio Manufacturers Studio in Lisbon, Portugal. “Rebirth” will feature guest appearances by Moonspell’s Miguel “Mike” Gaspar (percussions), Before The Rain’s Joaquim Aires (percussions) and Mons Lvnae’s Célia Ramos (vocals).

Marc Niederhagemann of ArtWars Mediadesign is responsible for the artwork, available below. You can also listen to the song “C.ult O.f M.y A.shes” after the jump. The track listing is as follows:

01. Mankwala (Intro)
02. C.ult O.f M.y A.shes
03. Getting Into The Labyrinth
04. Dreaming III (A Nightmare)
05. Evilution Within
06. Miracle Dance
07. Our Will
08. Hypnotic Prophecy
09. The Rebirth Of…
10. 1460 Steps To Divine
11. Arrival (Outro)

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“A Typical Miracle” by Every Time I Die from the new album ‘Ex Lives,’ out now! Bobby Bates Photography and Videography

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Date: 2012-04-30

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Portuguese death thrashers Disaffected are streaming the new song “C.ult O.f M.y A.shes.” The track appears on the band’s sophomore LP entitled “Rebirth” which is due out on May 25, 2012 through Massacre Records.

The track listing for “Rebirth” is as follows:

1. Mankwala (Intro)
2. C.ult O.f M.y A.shes
3. Getting into the Labyrinth
4. Dreaming III (A Nightmare)
5. Evilution Within
6. Miracle Dance
7. Our Will
8. Hypnotic Prophecy
9. The Rebirth of…
10. 1460 Steps to Divine
11. Arrival (Outro)

Check out “C.ult O.f M.y A.shes” here:

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Release date: March 27th via Atlantic Records Tracklisting: 01. Adrenaline 02. Bully 03. Amaryllis 04. Unity 05. Enemies 06. I’m Not Alright 07. Nowhere Kids 08. Miracle 09. I’ll Follow You 10. For My Sake 11. My Name (Wearing Me Out) 12. Through the Ghost Review: No one from the staff has listened to or […]

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Shinedown – Amaryllis

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