Finland's Chaoszine sat down with original Mercyful Fate guitarist Michael Denner at this year's Copenhell Festival on June 16th and discussed the reasons for him not being invited to participate in the band's current reunion tour.
Denner reveals he had a falling out with King Diamond and guitarist Hank Shermann and was not asked to return.
"There’s another thing that mates do to each other as well – Tony and Geezer [Butler] are notorious pranksters," Halford reveals. "We’re getting ready to go on and they say ‘are you nervous Rob?’ and I’m like, you’ve got to be. So I’m there, with all my gear on, looking like Pinhead from Hellraiser and I walk down to the backstage with Tony and as we get to the curtain, I realise he’s vanished. So I’m there, calling his name, ‘Tony? Tony?’ and he’s disappeared...
Even after four steamy, liver-destroying, gut-stretching decades in the name of heavy metal, there's no stopping the Tankard beer crew.
Just in time for the celebrations surrounding their fortieth birthday, Tankard will release their new full-length, Pavlov's Dawgs, on September 30.
Sabaton guitarist / Majestica frontman Tommy Johansson has shared a new one-man recording via his offcial YouTube channel. Check it out below.
Johansson: "To celebrate that ReinXeed (now Majestica) celebrates 20 years there will be a couple of videos on YouTube to celebrate this! Some re-recordings of some old ReinXeed songs that deserves more time in the spotlight - in my opinion.
With "World On Fire”, Stratovarius enter stage two on the way to the release of their new album Survive. The album arrives September 23rd on earMUSIC.
The band dives deeper into current world issues, finding more drastic words and imagery with a forthcoming music video set in an apocalyptic environment that fully supports Stratovarius' larger-than-life sound.
Metallica have released more footage from their performance at Pinkpop 2022 in Landgraaf, Netherlands on June 17. Professionally-filmed video for "Metal Militia" joins the previously posted "Harvester Of Sorrow"
Metallica performs next on Friday, July 1, at Rock Werchter at Festivalpark in Werchter, Belgium.
Swedish heavy metal band, Lion’s Share, has made a new song, "Infernal Soul", available on streaming services and digital service providers.
Lion’s Share singer Nils Patrik Johansson commented: "Our last three singles are all pure heavy metal. You can look at it as a trilogy in a way where they all belong together. This one has some furious riffing and some heavy lyrics about being an artist."
Hammer King will release their new studio album, Kingdemonium, on August 19 via Napalm Records.
Kingdemonium highlights the core essence of Hammer King and fully reflects on the strengths of the band, kicking off with first track “Invisible King”.
Whitesnake continues to revisit its multi-platinum career as it remixes some of its biggest hits for a new collection that spotlights updated versions of classic tracks like “Still Of The Night,” “Here I Go Again,” and “Is This Love.”
Whitesnake's Greatest Hits is available now on digital and streaming services, on CD, 2LP, and CD/Blu-ray in Europe