Al Beck

Al Beck

Kreator weighs-in on the conflict in Ukraine, the first album Burton C. Bell ever bought, Testament albums, a dad’s heavy metal review of a dentist and a new tabletop game based on Faith No More this week in Midnight Metal News!

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  • Kreator Weighs-In on Conflict in Ukraine

    While plenty of musicians have weighed in on the War between the Ukraine and Russia, Kreator’s Millie Petrozza took to Instagram to give their opinion on the matter.
    “We were about to play a tour for our fans in both Ukraine and Russia next month. And now? Nothing but pain, death, fear and suffering on both sides,” said Petrozza. “Kreator stands for peace, music and a worldwide unity of likeminded individuals, regardless of cultural, religious or material background. Call me a naive hippie or find a new favorite band.”


  • The First Album Burton C. Bell Ever Bought

    Ex-Fear Factory vocalist Burton C. Bell said on YouTube that the first metal record he ever bought was Iron Maiden’s ‘The Number of the Beast’, saying that when he first heard it in the ninth-grade it blew his mind.

    What was the first album you ever bought and how old were you? Let us know on Facebook!


  • Chuck Billy Reveals His Favorite Testament Album

    Testament vocalist Chuck Billy said that when he is asked which Testament album was his favorite, “I would have to say [it] is the latest one. I think we’re getting like wine, getting better with age.”

    Which Testament album is YOUR favorite? Let us know on Facebook!


  • Dave Lombardo Wants to Be Involved in Writing Next Testament Album

    Drummer Dave Lombardo who recently reunited with the band expressed interest in working with guitarist Eric Peterson on the new material as well.



  • A Dad’s Negative Review Gets a Little Heavy

    A father in California decided to go a step further than leaving a bad online review when his son had a negative experience at a local dentist.

    He showed up with his guitar and practice amp and gave the place a loud and awesome guitar solo while holding up a sign that said “Western Dental sucks!”


  • A New Tabletop Game Based on Faith No More

    Game designer Jason Ward took to Kickstarter with his latest project: a tabletop RPG based on the 1989 album ‘The Real Thing’ by Faith No More and found himself fully funded in 12 hours.

    As of this writing, the Kickstarter is 600-percent funded, which is a good sign for the plans Ward has to make the game a 5-book series, with each one based off of one of the Mike Patton fronted FNM albums.


  • Midnight Metal News As Heard On The Show

    Here’s the news as heard on the March 25, 2022 episode of Midnight Metal!

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