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Review: Japanese superstars Babymetal to release 'Metal Resistance'

A young, all-girl heavy metal/teen-pop trio from Japan, Babymetal recently released their new single "Karate," a song off their upcoming second album 'Metal Resistance.' Digital Journal listened to both.

Members of Iron Maiden visit slain bishop's tomb

In a city frequently called the homicide capital of the world, a legendary heavy metal band famous for singing about demons, murder, prostitutes and the violence of history visited the tomb of a martyred bishop who championed peace through Catholicism.

Review: Deep Purple release a seven-album boxset on vinyl

One of rock's most influential acts, formed in Hertford, England in 1968, has re-released seven albums from a particularly fruitful period in their history as part of an attractive vinyl boxset.

Musician Marcus Nand agrees that 'time and tide wait for no man' Special

A familiar face on the L.A. music scene, UK-born guitarist Marcus Nand has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry including Rod Stewart, Rami Jaffee and Mike Inez. Now he's going solo and tells Digital Journal all about it.

Review: Dumb but sometimes amusing ‘Rock & Roll Christmas’ opens in T.O. Special

Toronto - “Dee Snider’s Rock & Roll Christmas Tale” sounds like an absurd parody TV special from “The Simpsons” or “SCTV”. In fact, it kept reminding me of the old “KISS Saves Santa” bit from “Family Guy.” In 2015, life imitates silly art.

Heavy metal pollution leads to less attractive tits

The male tit's color and appearance are of great importance in attracting females. New evidence suggests that in some areas where pollution levels are high with an abundance of certain metals, the birds are changing color.

Review: ‘Deathgasm’ hooks audiences right up until the big finish Special

‘Deathgasm’ is a heavy metal horror story that regales audiences with its loud and gory tale of a group of kids who mistakenly summon a world-ending demon.

Op-Ed: The ridiculous attack on Deborah Drever

Calgary - There’s legitimate political controversy, and there are non-issues that cause political careers to be unnecessarily put in peril. The latter is on full display as newly elected MLA Deborah Drever continues to be jumped on before she's been sworn in.

Op-Ed: Monday marks ten years since the death of Dimebag Darrell

For heavy metal fans it is an anniversary they wish was never on a calender. Monday marks ten years since the death of Pantera's hard partying riff master Dimebag Darrell.

Interview with That Metal Show's Eddie Trunk Special

The TV presenter, author, radio DJ and all-round expert on everything related to hard rock and heavy metal speaks to Digital Journal

Wayne Static, founder of Static-X, dead at 48

On November 1, it was released via a press statement that Wayne Static, the founder of Static-X, passed away at the age of 48.

Interview with former Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing Special

Widely believed to have retired when he left the legendary pioneers of heavy metal in 2011, the archetypal rock guitarist is actually busier than ever. Digital Journal found out more.

Metallica stars in hilarious 'This Is SportsCenter' commerical

Heavy metal band Metallica is featured in a funny 30-second television commercial for "This Is SportsCenter" that will air on ESPN.

Christopher Lee celebrates turning 92, releases heavy-metal album

The Hammer Horror movie legend is celebrating his 92nd birthday by releasing his first heavy-metal album of cover versions.

2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival announces line-up Special

The 2014 Mayhem Festival's line-up was announced today and includes some of heavy metal's heaviest hitters. The biggest tour of this genre begins July 5th in San Bernadina, CA.

Interview with Dave Mustaine: Lead singer of Megadeth Special

Iconic heavy metal group Megadeth will soon embark on a world tour in more than 25 countries across four continents starting in April. This Digital Journalist spoke to lead singer Dave Mustaine about the band's future.

Man dies after stage diving at Suicidal Tendencies concert

Solothurn - A 28-year-old man has died after leaping from the stage at a Suicidal Tendencies concert in Solothurn in Switzerland. Apparently the crowd below failed to catch him properly.

‘The Golden Age of American Rock’ Special

This three part BBC Four documentary traces American rock from the 1960s to the 1980s. Some of the major players are interviewed along the way.

Judas Priest labelled 'death metal' on Simpsons, Bart apologises

A recent episode of The Simpsons, which featured heavy metal rock giants Judas Priest guesting, had mislabelled the band as "death metal," causing uproar with fans of one of the finest and most original heavy metal bands of all time.

Who are Black Sabbath?

Black Sabbath have been back in news this year. You've probably heard of Ozzy, but what do you know about the rest of the band?

Metallica brings heavy metal concert to sub-zero Antarctica

Metallica, one of the most recognizable metal bands in the world, offered an unusual concert in Antarctica. About a hundred fans heard the group through headphones to avoid environmental impact disrupting the peaceful life of Antarctic fauna.

Robot band Compressorhead to perform live in New York City

New York - In New York City on November 12, as an extension of its corporate messaging on innovation, General Electric will present a live concert by Compressorhead - a rock and roll band composed entirely of robots.

Metallica books gig in Antarctica

The heavy metal legends of Metallica have announced what could arguably be their most badass concert to date — a live gig in Antarctica.

Six-year-old screams about zombies on America's Got Talent

New York - When six-year-old contestant Aaralyn O'Neil took the stage for her America's Got Talent audition, everyone assumed that she would be singing a sweet little song about butterflies or rainbows. What she delivered instead was a heavy song about zombies.

Op-Ed: Unlocking the Truth proves age doesn't matter in metal

New York - They hit Times Square with heavy licks and riffs and amazed ordinary bystanders with their musical skills. Although people in this neighborhood are used to hearing heavy metal music, it's unusual to hear this type of music from sixth-graders.

College in UK to offer degree in Heavy Metal

A college in Britain has announced that it will be offering a degree in Heavy Metal. The qualification will be called a "Heavy Metal Music Performance degree."

Chinese dissident to use heavy metal to 'express his opinion'

The Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei has stated he plans to release a heavy metal album in order to "express his opinion" about a variety of issues relating to politics in China.

Yet another book about Thin Lizzy published

Toronto - Does the world need yet another book about Thin Lizzy? Somebody seems to think so, and he is not alone. This latest is published in Canada.

Glasgow rockers Gun are back

Glasgow - In 1989, Gun hit the UK music scene with 'Taking On The World', but although they enjoyed some follow up success, they faded into obscurity.

Review: Thin Lizzy — 'Bad Reputation' Special

Dublin - Does the world need another documentary about Thin Lizzy? If you need to ask that question, you don't know what rock music is all about.
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K.K. (left) on stage with Judas Priest.
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UFO at The Junction, Cambridge - March 15 2012
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Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed during the Decimation of the Nation tour
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Heavy metal group Megadeth bring their 'Gigantour' to New York City.
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K.K. on stage.
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Lollapalooza in Grant Park, Chicago.
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Heavy metal band Black Sabbath
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Judas Priest appearing on The Simpsons
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