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Metal Bands Sending Support and Love to Japan After Earthquake Disaster

Posted by jillettinger on Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 12:21 PM (PST)

In a statement made on the official Judas Priest Web site last Sunday, the band, long-time favorites in Japan, sent a note of love and well wishes to the country following the 9.0 Magnitude earthquake disaster.

“We were all deeply shocked to hear about the awful tragedy in Japan with the earthquake and tsunami – our thoughts and prayers go out to all our fans and everyone there,” read the statement.

Judas Priest is gearing up for their final world tour to begin in June. No Japan dates have been announced.

Napalm Death also posted a link on their MySpace page where fans of the band could go to support the Red Cross relief efforts underway.

Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess posted a special video earlier this week. The video includes an original composition from Jordan, which he says is “A musical message for my friends in Japan who are dealing with this terrible natural disaster.”

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