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  • Ryan Waste, guitarist of crossover thrash metal band Municipal Waste, has announced that he has formed a new band entitled Volture, which will be more in the vein of bands such as Judas Priest, Mercyful Fate and Heavy Load.


  • Whether galleries are an appropriate stage for its head-banging wildness or whether they represent a cultural containment of the form is debatable, but fans will no doubt lap up the Black Sabbath memorabilia and Judas Priest gear on display.

    This week's new exhibitions

  • They began to leaven their largely metal diet with everything from punk bands such as Discharge to Joy Division, while the first song they ever played together was Judas Priest's The Ripper.

    Voivod and the 1984 demo tape that changed heavy metal

  • Watch his controlled, rousing rendition of Judas Priest's "You've Got Another Thing Coming" and that will show you everything you need to know about James.

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  • James Durbin realized his metal fantasy by wailing with Judas Priest.

    Matt's TV Week in Review

  • Also influential on the development of the metal look was Judas Priest's astonishing array of homoerotic studded leatherwear, which now forms the basis of a separate show at Walsall's Leather Museum.

    Home Of Metal: a history of the heavy in seven objects

  • With a tight focus kept on bands from the region mainly Sabbath, Judas Priest, Napalm Death and Godflesh it's a long-overdue tribute to an age where bands could invoke Satan, ride motorbikes on stage, record songs which were four seconds long and generally terrify polite society.

    Home Of Metal: a history of the heavy in seven objects

  • The headbanger's voyage of discovery begins with a soundtrack of Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, and other icons of standard heavy metal.

    Internet picks of the week

  • Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Napalm Death and Godflesh all hail from there, and this summer there's plenty for metallers to see and do.

    Insider's guide to musical pilgrimages: Indie, shoe gaze, grunge, metal

  • In Walsall's New Art Gallery you can catch contemporary artist Mark Titchner's metal-inspired exhibition (8 July-10 September, Gallery Square, and check out Judas Priest's original costumes at the Walsall Leather Museum (8 July-10 September, Littleton Street West,

    Insider's guide to musical pilgrimages: Indie, shoe gaze, grunge, metal


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