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Lint    10,517

 

These guys are fucking awesome

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DFF    943

I have been listening to an insane amount of music of late. I can vouch for that BCC album @Hellraiser mentioned above - it's really flipping good. 

I'm currently listening to Mirror Reaper by Bell Witch. It is a single 83 minute song that I can best describe as somewhat melodic funeral doom. 

I'll edit it more recommendations at home later. 

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Cajun Cloudad    16,533

Chuck Mosley passed away. He was the original vocalist for Faith No More.

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After a long period of sobriety, Charles Henry Mosley III lost his life, on November 9th, 2017, due to the disease of addiction. We’re sharing the manner in which he passed, in the hopes that it might serve as a warning or wake up call or beacon to anyone else struggling to fight for sobriety. He is survived by long-term partner Pip Logan, two daughters, Erica and Sophie and his grandson Wolfgang Logan Mosley. The family will be accepting donations for funeral expenses. Details to follow when arranged.

 

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Skummy    33,183

"Fast" Eddie Clarke, former Motorhead guitarist, has passed away. With Lemmy, Phil and Eddie all gone, that's no one left from what I'd consider the definitive Motorhead line-up.

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Adam es Tranquilo    5,759

Mad that in just over two years, all three of the quintessential Motorhead line up have left us. Motorhead were one of those bands it just felt like would all be around forever, but reality catches us up. Some of the songs those three came up with in that classic period are among my favourite by any band ever.

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lari    41

Well, the three of them are back together again.

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Hellraiser    514
On January 11, 2018 at 18:51, lari said:

Well, the three of them are back together again.

The three of them and Würzel as well if the feel like jamming out as a four-piece. 

Has anyone here listened to Eddie Clarke's post-Motörhead band Fastway? Are they worth checking out? And if so, with which album should I start?

In other sad Heavy Metal news: Babymetal guitarist Mikio Fujioka passed away at age 36 after reportedly falling from a observation deck. 

Source: http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/babymetal-guitarist-mikio-fujioka-dies-at-36/

Also famed Rock and Metal producer Chris Tsangarides passed away at age 61 after battling pneumonia and heart failure. He produced albums such as Judas Priest's Painkiller,  Thin Lizzy's "Renegade" and "Thunder And Lightning", several album of the cult heavy metal band Anvil (including "Metal On Metal"), several Gary Moore solo albums (including his solo debut "Back On The Streets"), Black Sabbath's "Eternal Idol", several albums for veteran Japanese metal band Anthem, several albums of guitar virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen in the mid-to-late 90s, Angra's "Fireworks" as well as Bruce Dickinson's first solo Album "Tattooed Millionaire".

Source: http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/legendary-rock-producer-chris-tsangarides-dead-at-61/

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lari    41

I caught Slayer live twice. Late 90's/early 00's. The first one was maybe a 4,000 person venue (ice hall), and it was cool though I didn't know their material that well.

The second time was in a festival and I was already a semi-big fan (seems like I never took the final step into total fandom). That was the God Hates Us All tour. I got the whole experience, moshpit and tour t-shirt and all. 

I always liked a couple other thrash bands a little better (eg. Testament, Annihilator), but I do own 4 of their CD's and still think of them fondly. I think they've contributed a lot, and eventhough "farewell tour" means nothing nowadays, I think that means I won't be having much to do with them anymore, as I haven't bought a CD of theirs in ages anyway. I guess they keep recording, maybe.

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Hellraiser    514

 

TL;DR : Judas Priest guitarist Glenn Tipton was diagnosed with Parkinson's 10 years ago. He kept going with Priest but the sickness has progressed to the point where he won't be able to go on tour with the band anymore. He will still be involved with the band in the future though. Glenn himself has requested that Andy Sneap (producer of their upcoming album "Firepower" and guitarist in Sabbat and Hell) to take over for him on their upcoming tour.

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lari    41

Yeah, that sucks. Parkinson's will get you eventually, but maybe there's some more songwriting left in him. I wouldn't mind Priest continuing another decade with Faulkner/Sneap playing and Tipton writing. 

Hell, bring back Owens if need be. A new generation of Judas Priest. I don't want the band to die.

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Hellraiser    514

I don't know about that. Tipton's and Downing's guitar playing was such an integral part of the Priest sound. Downing leaving the band an tearing apart the dream team was already bad enough. And now Tipton is effectively gone too? With all due respect to Halford, Hill, Travis and Faulkner and their contributions to the band, but I think the should seriously consider calling it a day after the end of the tour if they can't somehow convince Downing to rejoin them. 

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lari    41

I think they should go on forever. Like a sports team or a philharmonic orchestra.

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Hellraiser    514
11 minutes ago, lari said:

I think they should go on forever. Like a sports team or a philharmonic orchestra.

Nah. Leave that kind of shit to Kiss or Dio's widow.  

 

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GhostMachine    942
On 1/14/2018 at 08:35, Hellraiser said:

Has anyone here listened to Eddie Clarke's post-Motörhead band Fastway? Are they worth checking out? And if so, with which album should I start?

Yes and yes to the first two questions. But I've only heard their first two albums, and I like the second better overall. Keep in the mind the lead vocalist on the first four albums is Dave King, better known for the band Flogging Molly.

 

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