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Judas Priest, Sarcofagus & Burzum Guitarists Interviewed for Guitargument on Peacedogman

June 12th, 2010

Three legendary heavy metal guitarists KK Downing (Judas Priest), Kimmo Kuusniemi (Sarcofagus) and Varg Vikernes (Burzum) were interviewed for an extensive US rock webzine Peacedogman “Guitargument” article.

http://www.peacedogman.com/gtrgriff.htm

This in depth interview makes comparisons between three generations of influential metal guitarist – KK Downing from the 60′s, Kuusniemi from the 70′s and Vikernes from the 80′s… and asks – amongst other things – about their music making methods, guitar preferences and the essence of metal. The article has some brilliant and interesting revelations!

Guitargument: The Three Guitarists interview by Devamitra Volksfaust:

“Thousands of years have seen generations of bards and minstrels shape wood, caress strings with their fingers and pick ever more complex and varied tunes for the entertainment of kings and peasants, for joy and for grief. It’s been roughly 80 years since the magnetic pick-up was invented and soon was to be connected to electric amplifiers, to make guitar the unique conducting rod between the musical forces of the past and the future. Everything from pacts with the devil to manifests against social oppression have been channeled through the thundering vibrations of the “axe”. There would be no rock music as we know without it, much less heavy metal or punk. Whichever your preferred strain may be, it’s fair to assume that a reader of this site is more or less particular, if not religious, about commanding guitar riffs and intense guitar solos.

So it was high time to arrange some serious discussion about this guitar business. Heavy metal heroes come and go and each new issue of the bigger guitar magazines demonstrates a hyped-up melo-death geek or self-possessed power metal “how many notes per second” twat bragging about expensive equipment and superficial guitar tech trivia. But as can be expected, they rarely get down to the essence of things, which is how to cut the crap and make the magic happen. The surge of infernal energy right through your brain when the guitar-driven band pulls out all the stops and reaches for the night skies: the metal moments.

K.K. Downing formed his first heavy rock band with his pal Ian Hill in 1969, at 18 years old. As a member of JUDAS PRIEST he has toured Europe, America and Asia countless times, performed on 17 albums, profoundly influenced heavy metal and speed metal in sound and presence while blowing our brains out with instantly memorable riffs and some of the most famous and widely imitated solo work in heavy metal.

Kimmo Kuusniemi, a son of little northern country called Finland where no-one had heard the words “heavy metal” before, formed his egyptomaniacal entity SARCOFAGUS in 1977, shooting both figurative and literal fire from his guitar in magisterial stage shows far ahead of the times. He released three classics of Finnish occult and progressive metal filled with his unique amplified guitar histrionics before moving on to other media , while he has continued to preach the sermon of true metal to unbelievers and act as the benevolent godfather of the Finnish metal scene.

Varg Vikernes seems more like a myth than a real person, the antagonistic metal magician of Norway, the progenitor of BURZUM, who first picked up the guitar in 1987 and barely five years later, unleashed a multidimensional wave of darkness upon the world – one that we would come to know as black metal. Hypnotic, ethereal and frightening, the runic spells of Varg’s possession never stayed the same, formulating seven albums full of the mysteries of the forest and the past, weakly imitated countless times since not only in metal, but in post rock, industrial and indie drone as well.”

YOU CAN READ THE FULL INTERVIEW HERE: http://www.peacedogman.com/gtrgriff.htm

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Judas Priest and Whitesnake In San Antonio, Texas – June 25th, 2009

August 3rd, 2009
Judas Priest and Whitesnake

San Antonio, Texas – June 25th, 2009

By Robert Williams

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The much heralded return of British metal legends Judas Priest with the band’s "US 2009 Summer Tour" was met with remarkable success at the massive AT&T Center on Saturday July 25th in San Antonio, Texas. The weeks leading up to the concert saw local radio station KLBJ FM ask their listener’s "Some pretty big shows are coming up. Who are you most excited to see?" in the form of a poll on the popular classic rock formatted radio station’s website. Judas Priest claimed victory peaking with ninety five percent of the vote beating out the likes of Metallica, AC/DC, Paul McCartney, Journey and the Black Crowes. It was more than clear that Texans were ready for some Priest!

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Judas Priest

September 2nd, 2008

JUDAS PRIEST – Interview with Rob Halford,

K.K. Downing, and Glenn Tipton

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Interview Conducted By Robert Williams

Videography Courtesy Of Sandra Torres

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Judas Priest & Testament Live In Vancouver – July 24, 2008

July 29th, 2008

Judas Priest & Testament

Thursday, July 24, 2008

General Motors Place

Vancouver, BC  Canada

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***Live Review & All Photos By Lord of The Wasteland


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Judas Priest – Icehall, Helsinki on June 3rd 2008

July 3rd, 2008

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JUDAS PRIEST – Icehall, Helsinki, Finland June 3rd 2008

Concert review and live pictures by Luxi Lahtinen


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Rob Halford

January 9th, 2008

ROB HALFORD

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Interview By Lord of The Wasteland

Transcription By Claudia

***Priest Live in Finland 2006 Pics by Luxi


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ICED EARTH / BEYOND FEAR – Tim Owens

June 30th, 2007

 

 

TIM “RIPPER” OWENS

 

 

Iced Earth is making a return to the limelight and has been booked to a few European festivals and will heading to tour as a supporter for Heaven and Hell. At the Swedenrock festival we got the great opportunity of having a small chat with the front man of Iced Earth as well as Beyond Fear, Tim Ripper Owens. Iced Earth will be unleashing their new album called “Framing Armageddon” via SPV. The album’s story continues of the saga of the trilogy from SOMETHING WICKED. Owens tells us more about the concept of the album and plans to get on the road again.  
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INTERVIEW AND PICTURES BY
MARKO SYRJÄLÄ AND ARTO LEHTINEN

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Judas Priest w/ Anthrax : 10/28/05 Konocti Harbor California

November 8th, 2005

Judas Priest
with Anthrax
Konocti Harbor California 10/28/05

Pics and review by Swissman

I was very excited to see what I call the “oldschool” lineups of Anthrax and Priest. Due to the rain we left around 11:30 AM because yahoo maps told us that it would take at least 2 1/2 hours to drive up through the wine country and the windy hills. We got there after almost 3 1/2 hours due to the fact that there was traffic and we took a wrong turn, almost like straight out of the movie Deliverance.


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Judas Priest, live at Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland 3rd of March 2005

May 5th, 2005

Judas Priest, live at Hartwall Arena
Helsinki, Finland 3rd of March 2005

 

Review and live pics by Luxi Lahtinen

 

 

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Ozzfest 2004

October 3rd, 2004

Ozzfest 2004
Tuesday, July 27, 2004
White River Amphitheatre
Auburn, WA

Review and pics by Lord of the Wasteland

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