Bite Sized News For Last Week – Slipknot, Judas Priest and Slayer Album Artists, Death Angel & More

The rest of the news for the week 20th May to 26th May

Slayer's South of Heaven album cover artwork

Larry Carroll who produced the artwork for Slayer‘s most iconic albums – Reign in Blood, South of Heaven and Seasons in the Abyss died on the 21st of May, as did Rosław Szaybo who was the photographer and designer responsible for Judas Priest‘s album covers for British Steel and Stained Class.  Carroll Was 64 (not 65 as reported elsewhere) and Szaybo was 85.

Slipknot aren’t about to give up the identity of their new percussionist after Chris Fehn was fired. Corey Taylor recently told Kerrang that “it’s nobody’s fucking business“.

Death Angel have a new interview video online where they discuss the lyrical content of new album Humanicide. Humanicide is out on Friday.

New Zealand’s Maori metal band Alien Weaponry release a strictly limited 7 inch vinyl on July 7th, including the two brand new songs Ahi Kā And Blinded.

Knocked Loose have announced their hotly anticipated new album, A Different Shade of Blue and released lead single …And Still I Wander South

Twilight Force will release their new album Dawn of the Dragonstar on August 16th.

Heart of a Coward have a new video up talking about the music scene in their home town.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd has been added to the Ramblin Man Fair‘s Outlaw Stage. Shepherd is perhaps best known in the rock and metal scene for the song Blue on Black which was covered by Five Finger Death Punch.

Noisy metal duo Wizard Rifle, will release their self-titled album on 30th August through Svart Records. The band have shared the first track from the album, which is a mesh of gut-punching, down-tuned, sludge, punk riffs interwoven with psychedelic overtones for fans of High of Fire, Lightning Bolt, Sonic Youth and Black Sabbath. You can check out the track here:

German power metal band Victorius have signed with Napalm Records.

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