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Glenn Tipton Of Judas Priest Diagnosed With Parkinsons Disease



Pretty shit news today and a far from ideal way to kick off a Monday. Glenn Tipton has developed Parkinsons and will not be touring going forward. The band released this statement. 

Ten years ago Glenn was diagnosed to have the onset of the early stages of Parkinson’s – from then until recently Glenn has lived his life as the great heavy metal guitar player he has always been, maintaining by his own definition a standard of quality and performance that is incredibly important.

Right now Glenn is able to play and perform some of the Priest songs that are less challenging but due to the nature of Parkinson’s progression he wants to let you all know that he won’t be be touring as such –

True to the metal spirit of ‘the show must go on’ Glenn has requested Andy Sneap to fly the flag on stage for him

“I want everyone to know that it’s vital that the Judas Priest tour go ahead and that I am not leaving the band – it’s simply that my role has changed. 
I don’t rule out the chance to go on stage as and when I feel able to blast out some Priest! So at some point in the not too distant future I’m really looking forward to seeing all of our wonderful metal maniacs once again”

Rob, Richie, Ian and Scott have this to say:

“We have been privileged to witness Glenn’s determination and steadfast commitment over the years, showing his passion and self belief through the writing, recording and performing sessions with Priest – he is a true metal hero!
We are not surprised by Glenn’s insistence that we complete the Firepower tour and thank Andy for joining us to make Glenn’s wishes become real –
As Glenn has said we also can’t wait to have him with us at any time any place on the road…..
We love you Glenn!”

A sad day for heavy music, but the tour is still going ahead and who knows? He may make a few appearances along the way playing certain songs. That’s unknown as of now and we at Burning Metal wish Glenn the very best with this and hope he continues to create new music, having a somewhat good quality of life. 

Get the exclusive ORANGE & BLACK ‘Firepower’ coloured vinyl – only at the Judas Priest Official Store. http://smarturl.it/FirepowerVinyl/officialstorepreorder

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The Blessing Way Release Track ‘The Mayfair Emerald’ From Their Forthcoming Debut Album ‘From Empty Plates We Dine’



Galway based Black Metal band ‘The Blessing Way’ are set to release their debut album ‘From Empty Plates We Dine’ on February 19th. 

The lads started recording this in 2016 and didn’t really give any hints from there on about the progress or the release date itself.  They just dropped their lead single this week from nowhere giving us the premiere and announcement the album was coming. Probably a good idea as a lot of bands make release promises and then fall flat for whatever reason. 

If this track is anything to go by, this is going to be one of the best Black metal releases of 2018 by an Irish act. It’s a huge improvement on their debut EP released in 2010. 

We’ll be featuring them again when the album drops and very much looking forward to hearing the finished product! 

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The second heat of the Northern Irish Metal To The Masses is tonight! We were due to post this piece earlier in the week, but the final line up for tonight was not confirmed until this morning. Cursed Sun were due to compete tonight but had to pull out due to a severe back injury suffered by their drummer. 

Of aim with this to promote the bands playing in this event so better late than… 

Death Of A Salesman 

“Death of A Salesman are a 4 piece metal band based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Coming together in the latter part of 2010. Having played alongside such bands as Asking Alexandria, Lamb Of God, Deez Nuts, Every Time I Die, Sylosis & The Dead Lay Waiting, DOAS has established themselves as one of Irelands most raw and energetic bands.   



Doom/Death Metal band formed and based in Belfast. With Jonny Gault on lead vocals and lyrics, David Malone on drums, Thomas Carmichael and Alex Keys on guitar and Theo Gordon-Boyd on bass!




We are Oracle, we play high energy, groove laden metal that is oozing with riffs, harsh vocals and filthy rhythms.


So Much For The Sun

So much for the sun is a stoner/doom band hailing from Lisburn, creating slow fuzzy sludged out riffs.



Friday 9th February 2018
Voodoo Belfast, 9 – 11 Fountain Street
Doors 8pm
Admission: £5.00 – includes 1 voting slip

Stage times will be:

Band 1: 8.45 – 9.15
Band 2: 9.30 – 10.00
Band 3: 10.15 – 10.45
Band 4: 11.00 – 11.30

Running order will be drawn at random on the day of the show.

Voting will close at 11.45 and the results will be announced between 12.15 and 12.30.

2 bands from each heat will qualify for the semi-finals, and the judging will be 50% audience vote and 50% judges vote. There will be a panel of 3 judges comprised of local journalists/sound engineers/other promoters and/or other music industry folk in Northern Ireland. Punters will be given voting slips as they enter the venue and asked to score points to the bands in descending order, by writing in the boxes on the voting slip.

4 points for their favourite band, 
3 points for their second favourite band 
2 points for their third favourite band
1 point for their fourth favourite band

An x or tick beside the band you want to win o will NOT be accpeted and these votes will NOT be counted!!

Good luck to all involved and let battle commence!!


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Dying Fetus Release New Video ‘Wrong One To Fuck With’ In Promotion Of Impending US Tour



Death metal legends Dying Fetus have just released a brand new promo video ‘Wrong One To Fuck With’ as they prepare to get back on the road once more. 

They released this brief statement. 

“We’ll be back on the road this spring, co-headlining with Thy Art Is Murder. In the meantime, prepare yourselves with a little help from this live footage from Summer Slaughter, produced by Relapse Records and MAGNETAR STUDIO. VIP/presales now available at dyingfetus.soundrink.com”

I could be wrong, but this is probably the first 4k quality video made by a death metal band. If it is? What a way to kick it off in this format! 

This band never disappoint! 

If they disappoint you? You’re wrong!! 



Wrong One To Fuck With’ is out now on CD/2xLP/Digital Order via Relapse Records Here: http://bit.ly/DyingFetusWOTFW

Subscribe to Relapse Records Channel: http://bit.ly/RelapseYouTube

Produced by – Relapse Records & Magnetar Studio Director – James Pesature Editor – James Pesature Assistant Editor – Daniel Orentlicher Colorist – Daniel Orentlicher WOTFW Logo Design – Warhead Art Field Producer – Frank Angelcyk Lighting Designer – Thaddeus Gavura Special thanks to Justin Leach, Chris Besaw, Heath Miller, Lindsey Gardner and Derek Brewer Filmed at – The Palaidum (Worcester, MA) & Webster Hall (New York, NY) Summer Slaughter Tour Sponsored by Live Nation Camera Operators : Frank Angelcyk Robb Duchemin Dylan Marshalle James Pesature Jason Shepherd Derek Soto Taso Zouroudis

Order on Bandcamp: http://dyingfetus.bandcamp.com

Order on iTunes: http://geni.us/DyingFetusiT

Order on Amazon: http://geni.us/DyingFetusAMZ

Order on Google Play: http://geni.us/DyingFetusGP

Official Links: Dying Fetus on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DyingFetus

Dying Fetus on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/DyingFetusBand

Dying Fetus on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dyingfetuso… http://www.relapse.com http://www.facebook.com/relapserecords http://www.relapserecords.bandcamp.com http://www.twitter.com/relapserecords https://www.instagram.com/relapserecords

Magnetar Studio Website: https://www.magnetarstudio.com/

Magnetar Studio Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MAGNETARSTUDIO/

Magnetar Studio Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/magnetarstu…

Magnetar Studio YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbte…



This March-April, we will be taking the US by storm on a co-headlining tour with Thy Art Is Murder + special guests Enterprise EarthRivers of Nihil, and sanction. VIPs are NOW AVAILABLE at dyingfetus.soundrink.com. GA ticket sales open up Wednesday 10AM local.

Mar 15 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
Mar 16 – Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
Mar 17 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora
Mar 18 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Mar 20 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot
Mar 21 – Joilet, IL @ The Forge
Mar 22 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway
Mar 23 – Merriam, KS @ Aftershock
Mar 24 – Denver, CO @ Summit
Mar 27 – Portland, OR @ Bossanova
Mar 28 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
Mar 30 – San Jose, CA @ The Ritz
Mar 31 – Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
Apr 01 – Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
Apr 03 – Tulsa, OK @ The Vanguard
Apr 04 – Springfield, MO @ The Riff
Apr 06 – Knoxville, TN @ International
Apr 07 – Miami, FL @ The Ground
Apr 09 – Pensacola @ Vinyl Music Hall
Apr 10 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Apr 11 – Jacksonville, FL @ 1904
Apr 13 – Houston, TX @ Come and Take It Live
Apr 14 – Austin, TX @ Texas Independence Fest
Apr 15 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live 
Apr 17 – St. Louis, MO @ Ready Room
Apr 18 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s Music Diner
Apr 19 – Allentown, PA @ One Centre Square
Apr 20 – Worcester, MA @ New England Metal & Hardcore Fest
Apr 21 – Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independence 
Apr 22 – Amityville, NY @ Revolution

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Statues Release New Single & Video ‘Defiance’



Perth’s most brutal progressive hardcore have turned heads with their album No Grave, No Burial. With not long to go before they embark on their national tour alongside their mates Arteries, they are today dropping their filmclip for album track Defiance. The track is live in all good digital stores and streaming outlets now and tickets for their tour are on sale now at beardfoot.com.au/statues.


Killyourstereo gave the record 95/100 and said “…Statues have tackled a weighty, brutal topic in just the right way, with just the right kind of emotion and with real nuance; discussing something so much bigger than themselves and their band’s music in a meaningful way.”, Metal Hammer expressed that “The fertile soil of Australia’s heavy scene has birthed many hardcore bands in recent years, and this five-piece are amongst the most progressive.” and Hysteria rated it highly, saying “In a climate that is overwhelmingly embracing of the more weird and wonderful, Statues will see themselves slowly but surely enter the highest echelons of Australian heavy music. No Grave, No Burial is a testament to a dynamic scene and a band who are ready transcend the realms of genre boundaries.”       


Statues’ tour is in support of their critically-acclaimed concept album “No Grave, No Burial” and they’re bringing special guests Arteries along for the ride with them, as the tour takes on Adelaide (Arteries no longer appearing in ADL), Sydney, Melbourne for two shows (18+ and All Ages) and Perth for two shows (18+ and All Ages).


With their new album, Statues explored a new direction, whilst maintaining a strong connection to their roots that have made them renowned as one of the premier live bands in Australian heavy music – sharing stages with the likes of Northlane, Norma Jean, Every Time I Die, Stray from the Pathand Touché Amoré.



Buy No Grave, No Burial: https://statuesau.bandcamp.com/

Defiance is available now on iTunes, Spotify and Bandcamp, as part of No Grave, No Burial. Tickets are now on sale at http://www.beardfoot.com.au/statues for their album tour with Arteries. For more information about Statues, please go to https://www.statues.band.


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Exclusive Video Premiere: Oracle – No God Waits For You



We are very proud to be the chosen media source to exclusively bring you Oracle’s debut music video ‘No God Waits For You’. 

The lads have really been building a name for themselves and are spoken of in high regard by prominent members of the Belfast scene. With many tipping them to win the Belfast based Metal To The Masses competition, in which the victor goes onto play the New Blood stage at Bloodstock 2018. 

They released this statement. 

“No God Waits For You” is based on the fall of mankind, after Cthulhu has its way with the world we are left in a state of peril and despair. The Oracle in the video references humanities tendency to look for spiritual guidance when all hope feels lost.

The video was shot by Full Scope films, also a massive thank you to Charlotte for being our actress on the day.”



We are Oracle, a five piece groove metal band from Belfast, our debut ep “Tales Of Pythia” touches on topics which are political, mythological, spiritual, and occultic, whilst also dealing with issues that are relevant to our personal lives.

Tales Of Pythia will be released on 10/03/2018, all pre-orders will be delivered a week early on 03/10/2018.

Pythia derives from Greek legend, She was the Oracle of Delphi which leaders and elite from all around the world would go to seek guidance and prophecy.

“Tales Of Pythia” is based on the idea that we all live in a prophetic time where a lot of people remain in a state of blissful ignorance, and are too busy occupied with materialistic and secondary distractions to care.

“No God Waits For You” is based on the fall of mankind, after Cthulhu has its way with the world we are left in a state of peril and despair. The Oracle in the video references humanities tendency to look for spiritual guidance when all hope feels lost.



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