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Music Review: Jess and the Ancient Ones EP: Astral Sabbat

Music Review: Jess and the Ancient Ones

EP: Astral Sabbat

Label: Svart Records

Available: Now



                I’m a bit late to party here as this EP has been out for about month and that I haven’t got to listen to Jess and the Ancient Ones’ debut album either.  I figured though, since the band is from the city of Kuopio I am currently residing in I would give the EP a listen and see what I thought. Continue reading Music Review: Jess and the Ancient Ones EP: Astral Sabbat

Original W.A.S.P. Guitarist CHRIS HOLMES To Appear At Chiller Expo

According to an update, guitarist CHRIS HOLMES (ex-W.A.S.P.) will attend the Chiller Expo at the Sheraton Parsippany in Parsippany, NJ, which runs from April 26th – 28th, as one of the event’s musical guests.

Former ALICE COOPER guitarist KANE ROBERTS was recently confirmed to appear at the Chiller Expo. Go to this location for a complete rundown of guests slated to appear.

The new solo album from Holmes, entitled Nothing To Lose, is now available for download via Artisthead Music. Physical CDs will be available next week.

Not only did Holmes compose, perform, and produce the music and vocals, he teamed up with former MOTÖRHEAD drummer, Phil Taylor (better known as “Philthy Animal” Taylor) to play on and engineer the album.

Nothing To Lose features the following ten songs:

‘Nothing To Lose’
‘They All Lie And Cheat’
‘All Fucked Up’
‘Jazz Song’
‘Way To Be’
‘Down In The Hole’
‘Mormon Moron’
‘A-flat Minor’

The video for ‘They All Lie And Cheat’ can be seen below:

Courtesy: fullshred

SISTER SIN In Colorado: Video Interview, Performance Footage Available

On February 17, Superskum.com conducted an interview with singer Liv Jagrell of Swedish heavy rockers SISTER SIN when the band opened for Doro Pesch in Englewood, Colorado. You can now watch the chat below. Continue reading SISTER SIN In Colorado: Video Interview, Performance Footage Available

Interview with Germany’s Intöxicated…fun times indeed.

Skullbanger: First off hello from Kuopio, Finland and thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for Skullbanger.net!  So guys, Intöxicated.  What’s up…tell me and the rest of the internet about yourselves because I have no clue who you are other than dirty rock and rollers!

Löuie: Salutes and Prost from Osnabrück, Germany! I am Löuie, the singer of Intöxicated. Continue reading Interview with Germany’s Intöxicated…fun times indeed.

BLACK STAR RIDERS Check In From KISS Tour In New Video

BLACK STAR RIDERS, the new band featuring THIN LIZZY members Ricky Warwick, Damon Johnson, Scott Gorham and Marco Mendoza together with drummer Jimmy DeGrasso (ALICE COOPER, MEGADETH), have been opening up for KISS during their Australian Monster 2013 tour. Ricky Warwick and Damon Johnson check in from the road below:

Black Star Riders recently announced All Hell Breaks Loose as the title of their debut album on Nuclear Blast Entertainment, which will be released worldwide on the following dates:

May 21st – Japan
May 22nd – Sweden
May 24th – Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Norway, Australia
May 27th – UK, France, BeNeLux, Poland, Czech Republic, Denmark, Spain, Portugal, Hungary, Greece, Ireland
May 28th – US, Canada, Italy, South America

About the origin of the album title, frontman Ricky Warwick states: “I was watching a documentary about World War II bombers and saw the name painted on the side of one of the aircraft. The name just resonated with me and it seem to encapsulate the turmoil that we, as a society, are currently experiencing. The past few years have been such a wild ride and now with the release of the album, it sounded like a bad-ass album title that summed up what Black Star Riders is all about.”

Produced and mixed by the legendary Kevin Shirley (LED ZEPPELIN, IRON MAIDEN, AEROSMITH, RUSH), the track listing for All Hell Breaks Loose is:
‘All Hell Breaks Loose’
‘Bound For Glory’
‘Kingdom Of The Lost’
‘Kissin’ The Ground’
‘Hey Judas’
‘Hoodoo Voodoo’
‘Valley Of The Stones’
‘Someday Salvation’
‘Before The War’
‘Blues Ain’t So Bad’

The album will be released as a standard CD and also as a special edition digi-pak featuring a bonus track ‘Right To Be Wrong’ and a Making of DVD.

A 24-minute compilation of behind-the-scenes video reports from the band’s studio time in Los Angeles can be viewed on YouTube:

Confirmed festival appearances for Black Star Riders include:

1 – Hi Rock Festival – Inzell, Germany
2 – Hi Rock Festival – St. Goarshausen, Germany
8 – Sweden Rock Festival – Solvesborg, Sweden

29 – Hard Rock Hell – N. Wales, UK

More tour dates to be announced shortly.

For more details visit BlackStarRiders.com.

(Photo Credit: Robert John)