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Stories behind Judas Priest songs!

Ville Krannila’s columns about Judas Priest songs. Commented by K.K. Downing and other metal musicians. Learn all the stories and hidden facts about the most notorious songs from Judas Priest. Respect!


By 1977 Judas Priest were on the verge of something big. A new deal with CBS Records was signed and the band kicked off new year by recording their third album at Ramport Studios. Former Deep Purple bass player Roger Glover was drafted in to produce. For ...

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Stories behind the Metal Curtain!

On this series we take a look what happens behind the closed doors and scenes. Beyond Metal investigates art, design, people, phenomenons and stories in Heavy Metal. Dig in!

Joe Petagno interview

Besides Motörhead´s brilliant album covers and extremely popular ”Snaggletooth” AKA “War-Pig” character Joe Petagno has a honourable history as a graphic designer and artist. Working also with bands like Led Zeppelin, Nazareth, Pretty Maids, Sweet and Pin ...

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Articles around Metal!

Whether it’s a report of Donington festival from 1980 or K.K. Downing Visiting Finland – We got You covered! Take a look at other Special Reports on Steel Mill! Rock on!


AC/DC-legend Bon Scott would have turned 70 this July. His legacy however lives on, not least in the songs still heard live today. Here’s a look at man who started it all: Bon Scott, the mischievous and wild vocalist. By the time I was half alive I knew w ...

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