DFW Music News

Dallas Metal Legend Warlock is Releasing New Material, 27 Years After an Ugly Breakup

Jerry Warden and Rick Perry know heavy metal. Warden has been promoting it for more three decades in the area, and Perry has been playing it. Warden is a metal historian who holds secrets to some of DFW's legendary metal acts and venues, while Perry is the one Texas guitarist who could ignite the neck of Dimebag Darrell's guitar with pulse-driving riffs. So when they say their old band, Warlock, was one of the best the North Texas metal scene has ever produced, there's reason to believe it isn't about ego. Either way, fans will soon find out for themselves: After an untimely demise more than 20 years ago, the band plans to reunite and deliver unreleased recordings to fans as early as next year.

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