Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Just posted: Focus on Metal's 2015 Halloween episode is now available.



Episode 255 - Halloween 2015

Focus on Metal has been around since 2010 but surprisingly we've never done a Halloween episode. This week we aim to rectify that. First up we have Count William Jannusch the voice behind the bands Witchcross and Ravensthorn. I had a damn fine conversation with the Count about both bands. We follow that up with Matt Cuthbertson from Canada's own Untimely Demise.



Find out more about Witchcross and grab a copy of "Crypt of The Undead" at http://witchcross.com/ 
Catch up with Ravensthorn at https://www.facebook.com/Ravensthorn

Get your fill of Untimely Demise music at https://untimelydemise.bandcamp.com/

Track of the week is from AFM artist and past FoM guest Gama Bomb. This one comes off their latest, "Untouchable Glory". Catch up with Philly and the boys at https://www.facebook.com/gamabomb



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You can hear us every Wednesday on these great stations:
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And as always Focus On Metal…Everything Else is Insignificant.

Monday, October 26, 2015

CAGE ANNOUNCE NOVEMBER LIVE DATES FOR EAST COAST



San Diego-based metallists Cage are set to return on October 30th, with the release of their latest metallic tour de force, ‘Ancient Evil’ (via SMG Records), and a little more than a week later, the band will be hitting the northeast of the U.S.
Comprised of Sean “The Hell Destroyer” Peck (vocals), Dave “Conan” Garcia (guitars), Casey “The Sentinel” Trask (guitars), Alex Pickard (bass guitar), and Sean “The Thrash Machine” Elg (drums), Cage's November tour kicks off on the 11th in Williamsburg, NY, and will wrap up on 19th in Patchogue, NY.

"Finally we are getting back to the east coast," explains Peck. "It has been long over due. I can't wait to unleash the new material with this new line up which I feel is by far our strongest yet! Power metal freaks mark the date!! It will be great to see all of our friends and fans again out there. The last tour we had on the east coast was mayhem! I expect it to be even crazier this time! We have prepared an extended set infused with speed and screams from beyond the realm of human comprehension!! Metal!!!"

For a taster of 'Ancient Evil,' check out the lyric video for the killer composition, "The Procedure,” which can be viewed here: youtube.com/watch?v=_e119tZud1w


Based on a horror novel written by lead singer Sean Peck, ‘Ancient Evil’ continues the legacy of Cage as a heavy metal innovator. This nearly 80-minute monstrosity has 19 tracks that combine songs and narrated interludes to forge a unique musical journey that rocks!

 Tour Dates:
  11/11/15                     Williamsburg NY           Duff's Brooklyn                         ***
 11/12/15                     Clifton NJ                     Dingbatz
 11/13/15                     Allentown PA               Jabber Jaws
 11/14/15                     Elmhurst NY                 Blackthorn 
 11/15/15                     New Castle DE             JB McGinnes Pub  
 11/16/15                     New York NY                Three Of Cups                          ***
 11/17/15                     Lidenhurst NY              Lindenhurst Village Pub           ***
 11/18/15                     Providence RI              Firehouse 13
 11/19/15                     Patchogue NY              89 North Music Venue 
 *** Meet & Greet only - no band performance.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Jerry Gaskill on This Weeks Focus on Metal


Episode 254 - Love And Scars

The last time we spoke with King's X drummer Jerry Gaskill ( https://www.facebook.com/JerryGaskill ) he was just starting on  a solo album. Now it's done and as promised he's back to talk to us about it. On October 30th Jerry will release "Love And Scars" on Rat Pak Records. You can order that right from the label at http://www.ratpakrecordsamerica.com/jerrygaskill or use the link on FocusOnMetal.net. Also this week I welcome Roch, one of the hosts of Radioactive Metal ( http://www.radioactivemetal.org/ ). It was great to finally get him on the show to do a bit of metal discussion. 
Track of the week is from Thundermother ( http://www.thundermother.com/ ), a hard charging group of ladies from Sweden who just released their second disc "Road Fever".




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And as always Focus On Metal…Everything Else is Insignificant.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

AZRAEL'S BANE sign to HIGHVOLMUSIC (USA).


Houston, Texas re-activated melodic hard rock band AZRAEL'S BANE are proud to announce their signing to HIGHVOLMUSIC (USA) for the 2016 re-release of their two highly sought after albums "Wings of Innocence" (2004) and "Modern Day Babylon" (2009).

AZRAEL'S BANE vocalist Trey Gadler has checked in with the following update:
"The band and I are all very excited to announce our signing with HighVolMusic! HVM are great people who share our vision and game plan making them the perfect partner for us in getting our music out to the world. Stay tuned because this is going to be awesome!"

HIGHVOLMUSIC label boss Bill Chavis has checked in with the following update:
We are super stoked to announce that Azrael's Bane has signed with HighVolMusic! An amazing metal band, Azrael's Bane is comprised of top notch musicians with their own signature sound loaded with crushing rhythms, blazing guitars, 5 part vocal harmonies and the man up front Trey Gadler. Welcome home boys..."

The band is currently writing music for their 3rd album to be released in 2017..

Azrael's Bane have announced their reunion show to be held on October 17, 2015 at THE OFFICE live venue in their hometown of Houston, Texas.
Special guests will be local melodic hard rock partners in crime LOVE N WAR


Azrael's Bane 2015 line-up:
Trey Gadler (Vocals)
Jeff Clifton (Guitars)
Chuck McFadden (Guitars)
Brent Marches (Bass)
Van Turner (Drums) - Formerly of Z-LOT-Z.


For the latest band news and show dates, visit their official website:

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Joel Hoekstra Guests on Episode 253 of Focus on Metal


Episode 253 - Joel Hoekstra

Night Ranger, T.S.O., Whitesnake and now a killer new solo album guitarist Joel Hoekstra http://www.joelhoekstra.com/ continues to notch up some impressive career credits. This week Joel hooks up with Focus on Metal to talk about hie new album "Dying to Live". Which also has a solid rhythm section in the form of Vinny Appice and Tony Franklin and some vocals courtesy of Jeff Scott Soto and Russell Allen. Of course while we had him on the line Richie couldn't help throwing out some Whitesnake questions too. 


Also this week we feature a track of the week from Frontiers artist Voodoo Hill http://www.dariomollo.com/ which has the not too shabby Glenn Hughes on board. 


We round it off with a special treat from our friends in A Sound of Thunder http://www.asoundofthunderband.com/ . They gave us the green light to roll another track from "Tales of The Deadside" for you. All in all, a pretty packed episode this week.


Get the this episode from the Focus on Metal SiteThe Focus on Metal RSS feed, or on iTunes.

You can hear us Tuesdays on Platinum Rock Radio and be sure to check their schedule because we usually get a repeat run during the week.

You can hear us every Wednesday on these great stations:
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And as always Focus On Metal…Everything Else is Insignificant.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Special Very Cool Book Offer From Martin Popoff

Here's a very special book offer that our friend and mega metal author Martin Popoff is making:


Listen guys,

My books are selling less and less, and I really gotta try be smarter about what I spend my time working on. So I come to you with a weird offer. I don’t know how else to do this. Income dwindling fast.

In order to pick which of the following projects to complete next (most have been picked at to some extent), I’d like you to PRE-ORDER ONE! Please don’t email me back with which one you might take when it’s done—I need commitment of an order I gotta fill. But hear me out (this turns into a sorta 2 for 1).

First off, here are the options:

Shock Tactics: The Explosive Early Years of the NWOBHM (pt. 1 of a two-volume set)
 - like Who Invented Heavy Metal?, i.e. timeline with extensive quotes and ad images, covering the ‘70s and 1980 (most along of all of them)
This Means War: The Sunset Years of the NWOBHM (pt. 2 of a two-volume set)
- like Who Invented Heavy Metal?, i.e. timeline with extensive quotes and ad images, covering the ’81 to ‘84
Who Invented Punk?
- like Who Invented Heavy Metal?, i.e. timeline with extensive quotes and images; although maybe narrative, i.e. paragraphs, regular book
Who Invented Thrash?
- like Who Invented Heavy Metal?, i.e. timeline with extensive quotes and images
a Motorhead book
 - classic early lineup only, plus extensive Epilogue to present day

Prices are:
US orders: $34.00 US
Overseas orders: $40.00 US
Canadian orders: $37.00 Canadian

Paypal address is martinp@inforamp.net

Now, the way this will work is I’m gonna add up the orders per each book, and the one that gets the most, that’s what I’m going to complete next and ship to those people who picked that one.

If you picked a different one, because I hate owing anybody anything for too long, I want you to pick TWO from the following batch, and I will simply send both of those instead, after my two week test of which wins.

I don’t care what you do with them. I will sign them generically and you can give them to a buddy for Christmas, keep them, whatever.

Who Invented Heavy Metal?
Sail Away: Whitesnake’s Fantastic Voyage
Live Magnetic Air: The Unlikely Saga Of The Superlative Max Webster
Sweating Bullets: The Deth And Rebirth Of Megadeth
Smokin’ Valves: A Headbanger’s Guiide to 900 NWOBHM Records
Scorpions: Top Of The Bill
Epic Ted Nugent
It’s Getting Dangerous: Thin Lizzy 81-12
We Will Be Strong: Thin Lizzy 76-81
Fighting My Way Back: Thin Lizzy 69-76
The Deep Purple Royal Family: Chain Of Events ‘80 – ‘11
The Deep Purple Royal Family: Chain Of Events Through ‘79
A Castle Full Of Rascals: Deep Purple ‘83 – ‘09
Gettin’ Tighter: Deep Purple ‘68 – ‘76
Ye Olde Metal: 1979
Ye Olde Metal: 1977
Ye Olde Metal: 1976
Ye Olde Metal: 1973 To 1975
Ye Olde Metal: 1968 To 1972
Dio: Light Beyond The Black
Rainbow: English Castle Magic
UFO: Shoot Out The Lights
Blue Öyster Cult: Secrets Revealed!

So that’s it. What I need you to do is order one book, and specify in the note section of PayPal or just in a separate email to me, THREE books: one from the uncompleted list and two from the existing book list. Within a few months, you’ll either get the new one, or within three to four weeks, you’ll get TWO from the second list. No refunds, as this gets into PayPal fees bull and admin nightmares – lemme just fill the orders.

STOP THE PRESSES!: Actually, wait, just thought of this: you can designate your payment for any number of books from the first list that you would be happy with receiving! That increases the odds of me sending one of those, when done, rather than the two from the second list – up to you.

Cool?


Martin

Friday, October 9, 2015

FATES WARNING Kick Off North American Tour Tonight!

"A Pleasant Shade of Gray" Deluxe Expanded Edition Available Now via Metal Blade Records


Last week, progressive Metal legends FATES WARNING released a 3 CD/DVD expanded edition of their critically acclaimed 1997 release "A Pleasant Shade of Gray" on Metal Blade Records. "A Pleasant Shade of Gray" is a single song that is divided into twelve tracks. The album is notable for its darker mood and mixture of progressive rock and metal with hints of industrial, classical, and psychedelia. Watch the video for "A Pleasant Shade of Gray - Part III" pulled from the DVD and order your copy now at metablade.com/fateswarning.

FATES WARNING will kick off their US Tour tonight in Hartford, CT and runs through November 2nd in Ramona, CA. Fans can expect to hear selections from "A Pleasant Shade of Gray" their FATES WARNING favorites and more. Support on the first part of the tour (10/9 – 10/21) comes from Imminent Sonic Destruction and on the second part of the tour from Vangough (10/23-11/2). A complete list of dates can be found below.

Exclusive VIP Packages are still available for select shows and can be purchased HERE. There are two different VIP Packages, the first includes a chance to watch the band's sound check, meet the band, take photos with the band and a VIP laminate. The second package includes everything from the first package and in addition a SIGNED copy of the deluxe reissue of "A Pleasant Shade of Gray".

FATES WARNING Live:
10/09 Hartford, CT The Webster
10/10 Worcester, MA Palladium
10/11 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
10/13 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus Bar
10/14 Amityville, NY Revolution Bar & Music Hall
10/16 Detroit, MI The Token Lounge
10/17 Chicago, IL Reggies Rock Club
10/18 Cleveland, OH Agora Theater
10/20 Altoona, PA McGarvey's Bar
10/21 Dayton, OH Oddbody's
10/23 Dallas, TX Trees
10/24 Houston, TX Scout Bar
10/25 San Antonio, TX Alamo City Music Hall
10/27 Denver, CO The Roxy
10/29 Mesa, AZ Club Red
10/30 Huntington Beach, CA Fuzion
10/31 San Jose, CA Rockbar Theater
11/01 West Hollywood, CA Whisky A Go Go
11/02 Ramona, CA Ramona Mainstage

Special Guests
Imminent Sonic Destruction 10/09-10/21
Vangough 10/23-11/02

More on "A Pleasant Shade of Gray":
This all encompassing and expansive collection features the original album on the first CD. The second CD features a live version of the album recorded during the band's 1998 European tour as well as a sound check recording of "We Only Say Goodbye" and a studio cover version of the Scorpions "In Trance". The third CD in the package consists of demos from the pre-production and writing sessions for "A Pleasant Shade of Gray". Finally, the DVD portion of the set consists of two complete live performances of "A Pleasant Shade Of Gray". The first is a restored and re-edited version of the band's 1997 VHS release and the second was filmed at The Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, CA in 1998.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Just Posted: Part 5 of the Little Mountain Sound Project


Episode 252 - Little Mountain Sound Part 5


It's already October and we are only up to the fifth installment in our Little Mountain Sound series. I think we might be a bit behind schedule. Anyways, this week we bring you great talk we had with Bob Brooks back in October of 2014. Bob was initially the manager at LMS and eventually along with his wife was the owner of the studio. Bob, in my mind, is the architect of the modern era of Little Mountain sound. Bob is still in the recording business and you can out what he's up to and read his whole history at https://www.brookssound.com/


Here's the legendary Studio B at Little Mountain Sound

Get the this episode from the Focus on Metal SiteThe Focus on Metal RSS feed, or on iTunes.

You can hear us Tuesdays on Platinum Rock Radio and be sure to check their schedule because we usually get a repeat run during the week.

You can hear us every Wednesday on these great stations:
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Visit http://focusonmetal.net/ for information on all the past episodes and to find the links to all our other social media sites.

And as always Focus On Metal…Everything Else is Insignificant.

Monday, October 5, 2015

MURASHITA Streams Title Track from "Inescapable Damnation"

MURASHITA, the new project masterminded by renowned guitarist, producer and engineer Masaki Murashita, has partnered with No Clean Singing for the exclusive premiere "Inescapable Damnation." The title track off the band's upcoming debut EP features contributions from MEGADETH bassist Dave Ellefson and drum guru Kevin Talley. 




Inescapable Damnation, which includes performances from David Ellefson (Megadeth), Kevin Talley (Suffocation, Six Feet Under, Chimaira), Kelly Conlon (Death, Monstrosity) and Rodney McGlothlin (Voice of Dissent), is set for an October 16 release. Pre-orders are now available at masakimurashita.bigcartel.com.

"Fun, bouncy and unafraid to tear your fucking throat out Inescapable Damnation gets at the beauty of heavy metal..."  - Two Guys Metal Reviews

"Kings are born kings, so don't waste your time and pay homage to Murashita. Now, you mortal!" - Dark Souls United

Masaki Murashita first showed his scorching riffs and powerful songwriting, along with his blistering and aggressive vocal style with the critically acclaimed modern thrash band Hemoptysis in 2007 and he has been clawing his way to the top ever since. Combining elements of melody, thrash and modern extreme metal, Masaki has molded his own razor sharp brand of metal that is moving into the next stage of metal evolution.


MURASHITA is now releasing the debut solo EP, Inescapable Damnation, which features some of the top players in metal - including David Ellefson (Megadeth), Kevin Talley (Suffocation, Six Feet Under, Chimaira), Kelly Conlon (Death, Monstrosity), Rodney McGlothlin (Voice of Dissent) - and mixing by award-winning producer, Ryan Greene (Megadeth, NOFX).
Early previews of the new MURASHITA release performed on EMGtv were met with overwhelmingly positive reviews. The international tour to support Inescapable Damnation begins in Japan this coming September.

Twitter @masakimurashita

Magnus Rosén Joins of Brazil's SHADOWSIDE



Brazilian female-fronted metallers SHADOWSIDE have announced the addition of Swedish bassist Magnus Rosén (ex-HAMMERFALL) to the group's ranks.


SHADOWSIDE, was formed by singer Dani NoldenRaphael Mattos on guitars and Fabio Buitvidas on drums and now with Magnus Rosén (ex-HAMMERFALL) on bass. Magnus was part of Hammerfall from 1997 to 2007, did several world tours and recorded several albums, being awarded golden records and a Grammy nomination with Hammerfall. He also recorded albums with Jorn LandeTony Martin (ex-Black Sabbath) and has just released his 10th solo album titled "The World Changes" with musicians who played with Hammerfall, Black SabbathABBAYngwie Malmsteen and others.

Magnus Rosén sent a message to the fans: "I've been away from the metal stage for more than 8 years! Metal has a very nice energy that I miss and love, and I think SHADOWSIDE has just that kind of nice metal that fits my style! And at the same time I always liked Brazil/South America. After 9 times with mixed Hammerfall tours and solo bass tours in this part of world, I know for sure of my feelings and I am looking forward to join the band SHADOWSIDE. So when I was asked to join and play with SHADOWSIDE, so was the desire great to once again set a high volume, smoke, light, and good metal music. The band have nice feelings in the metal music that I like. I got few new song ideas from the band and I think these songs and music are powerful and will be loved by the people out there. So I can't wait to get the wheels moving forward with the band."

SHADOWSIDE's singer Dani Nolden also commented on why they invited Magnus and what this means for the band: "Magnus is someone we admire greatly and it is an honor to work with him, not only because of his great skills as a bass player but also because he has an incredible experience with many different and special projects. We felt he would be a perfect match for us and we're thrilled that he accepted our invitation to join SHADOWSIDE. Now we can't wait to start the recordings and get this show on the road. It's going to be amazing!"

Magnus Rosén is already participating in the songwriting process of the new album with SHADOWSIDE, which is set to be recorded between June and August 2016 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Once again, Fredrik Nordström (AT THE GATESIN FLAMESARCH ENEMYSOILWORKDARK TRANQUILLITY) will be in charge of the album production. He has already worked with the band on the high acclaimed "Inner Monster Out" album, that got the band awards in Brazil and worldwide, such as the Independent Music Awards as "Best Hardcore/Metal album", hitting position #26 in the Japanese charts according to BURRN! magazine and position #9 on CMJ's Loud Rock USA radio charts. The "Inner Monster Out" tour had over 60 shows and went through 18 countries.

www.shadowside.ws
www.facebook.com/shadowsideband
www.magnusrosen.com

Corners of Sanctuary signs to Metalizer Records Germany


New Wave of Traditional American Heavy Metal (NWoTAHM) band CORNERS OF SANCTUARY announces their signing to Metalizer Records (Germany) for the European release of their brand new 4th album "Metal Machine" on October 31, 2015 in cd format and on vinyl at a later date to be announced.

Corners of Sanctuary guitarist Mick Michaels has checked in with the following comment:
"Corners of Sanctuary is very excited to now be apart of the Metalizer Records family. Having our fourth album, "Metal Machine", released under the Metalizer label offers us an incredible opportunity to reach new heights. The support has been inspiring. We feel this union will be a great fit for both the music and our style. We look forward to what lies ahead...The road before us is wide open and we are ready to drop the pedal to the Metal on this machine!"

Metalizer Records has checked in with the following comment:
METALIZER RECORDS is very proud to announce that the great CORNERS OF SANCTUARY have signed with us for the release of their new killer album "Metal Machine"! This one will make your ears bleed if you´re into traditional US power metal with slight Judas Priest influences! Stay tuned for the METAL MACHINE!!

Corners of Sanctuary - "Metal Machine" features 11 brand new tracks of razor sharp and memorable heavy metal songs from Philadelphia's own Kings of Steel.

The album was mastered by guitarist / producer Stu "The Hammer" Marshall (Death Dealer / Blasted to Static / Empires of Eden / Ex-Dungeon) at his Frontier Studio in Sydney, Australia.


Corners of Sanctuary - "Metal Machine" track listing:
1. Turn It On
2. Metal Machine
3. Like It Matters
4. Left Scarred
5. In Blood We Shall Fight
6. The Return
7. Souls Will Shout
8. Monster
9. Tomorrow Never Comes
10. Wrecking Ball
11. Killswitch

For the latest Corners of Sanctuary news, visit the band's official website:



Sunday, October 4, 2015

COLDSPELL to support Michael Schenker’s Temple Of Rock in February 2016


Swedish hard rockers ColdSpell are confirmed to support Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock for the Nordic leg of their Spirit on a Mission world tour dates. Michael Schenker is a true legend and to many the greatest guitar player around, winning awards, getting rave reviews for his albums and when touring the world.

ColdSpell is a rising star on the international stages. This summer they were one of the headliners at Scotland’s premier festival, Wildfire. And was warming up a US audience as runner‐up to Judas Priest at Rock Fest in Wisconsin.

Micke Larsson, guitarist and founder of ColdSpell, says ”Michael Schenker’s guitar playing was a great inspiration growing up and listening to UFO. The ’79 live album Strangers In The Night got spin after spin on the turntable, two got so many scratches so I am now on my third copy. It is great honour to share stage with Michael Schenker for these shows.”

Gig dates February 2016

February 3 Amager Bio, Copenhagen (DK)
February 4 Debaser Medis, Stockholm (SE)
February 5 KB, Malmoe (SE)
February 6 Union Scene, Drammen (NO)

DANGEROUS TOYS announce upcoming U.S. shows and MOR Cruise East.


DANGEROUS TOYS, the Austin, Texas classic melodic hard rock band led by lead vocalist Jason McMaster has updated their list of upcoming US show dates:


10/16/15 - Star Bar - Chicago, Illinois 


10/17/15 - Pickle Park Bar & Grill - Minneapolis. Minnesota 


11/14/15 - Voodoo - Kansas City, Missouri 


12/4/15 - The Bomb Factory, Dallas, Texas 

02/22/16 - 2/26/16 - Monsters of Rock Cruise - Miami, Florida

For the latest band news, visit their official website and Facebook page:

Thursday, October 1, 2015

REVERENCE reveal 'Gods Of War' Track Listing



Detroit power metallers and past Focus on Metal guests REVERENCE, featuring Riot V vocalist Todd Michael Hall, ex-Tokyo Blade guitarist Bryan Holland and ex-Savatage drummer Steve “Doc” Wacholz, will release their new album 'Gods Of War' via Razar Ice Records on November 4, 2015. The cover artwork was created by renowned artist Jobert Mello of Sledgehamer Graphix (PRIMAL FEAR,SABATONHYSTERIA). The track listing can be read below.

'Gods Of War' track listing:
01. Gods Of War
02. Heart Of Gold
03. Until My Dying Breath
04. Angel In Black
05. Tear Down The Mountain
06. Blood Of Heroes
07. Battle Cry
08. Choices Made
09. Splinter
10. Cleansed By Fire
11. Race To Obscene


If REVERENCE stays on the same trajectory they have been, they’re soon to become a household name for metalheads everywhere. Though they play Power, this album should appeal to lovers of everything heavy metal. Their sound covers all the bases as far as I’m concerned. Gods of War is a brilliant follow-up to an already amazing debut, and one that you need in your collection. (MyGlobalMind Rating 9/10)

The following video clip features tracks from the new album: “Battle Cry“, “Angel In Black” and the title track “Gods of War“.


https://youtu.be/qTatLKZF2zc

Bryan Holland says: It’s been 3 long years since you have had any new music from the power metal band REVERENCE. That’s a hell of a long time to go without some OLD SCHOOL METAL. So, with that being said, we are proud to give you this short sneak peek of what you can expect from REVERENCE‘s 2nd release ‘Gods Of War‘.

The impending power metal assault is coming you way, take cover!

www.facebook.com/Reverencemetal
www.reverencemetal.com

Chastain to release "We Bleed Metal" on November 6th

Chastain is set to release their latest "We Bleed Metal" on November 6th via Pure Steel Records. Here at Focus on Metal we are anxiously awaiting this one.

By mentioning the name CHASTAIN, Metal maniacs and lovers of female-fronted Metal bands fall into endless rapture. Active since 1985, the band featuring legendary vocalist Leather Leone and guitarist David T. Chastain has earned an almost godlike status with albums such as "Ruler Of The Wasteland“ (1986) and "The Voice Of The Cult“ (1988).

Now, Pure Steel Records has the honour to welcome this band. With the release of the new, now tenth album, "We Bleed Metal,“ the cult act still delivers the old spirit and celebrates traditional Heavy/Power Metal at its best. The unique heavy vocals of Leather Leone and the dark, shredding riffs of the eponym are still full of contemporary impact. Not pandering to any trends, this is pure steel from the U.S.A.!

To sum it up: With "We Bleed Metal“ CHASTAIN releases their best effort in at least 25 years!



TRACKLIST:
1. We Bleed Metal
2. All Hail The King
3. Against All The Gods
4. Search Time For You
5. Don't Trust Tomorrow
6. I Am A Warrior
7. Evolution of Terror
8. The Last Ones Alive
9. Secrets

LINE-UP:
Leather Leone – vocals
Mike Skimmerhorn – bass
Stian Kristoffersen – drums
David T. Chastain – guitars