|UNLEASH THE ARCHERS|
10 years of UNLEASH THE ARCHERS! These heavy metal heroes are celebrating this honour with an exhilarating feast on "Apex", their fourth masterpiece. This one will take nerves of steel; from its opener “Awakening” to the closing title track, the listener will partake in a furious adventure, weaving through elements of the strongest metal genres of our time. You’ll be guided by the shimmering heat of sweeping lead guitars, face-melting solos, deafening growls, pummelling bass lines and of course the thrilling hooks of Brittney Slayes' king-size voice. Heartrending choirs defending heavy metal evermore beckon you into battle! Channeling the fiery brilliance of shooting stars, there is immense beauty on “Apex”, and it clutches you with a fervor that lingers well beyond the last cymbal decay. Through swift melodies and a flair for the dramatic, UNLEASH THE ARCHERS newest release compels you to chant with fists raised high in the air "All hail heavy metal!”
Watch the brand new music videos for "Cleanse The Bloodlines" & "The Matriarch" here!
Brittney Slayes - Vocals
Scott Buchanan - Drums
Grant Truesdell - Guitar, Vocals
Andrew Kingsley - Guitar, Vocals
Nikko Whitworth - Bass
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Thursday, May 25, 2017
Carl Canedy is a true American Metal Icon. Beginning with THE RODS, and MANOWAR, Canedy was known as a powerful and skilled drummer. His producing skills would later elevate such metal luminaries as, ANTHRAX, OVERKILL, EXCITER, and HELSTAR to name a few. Later he would help create the ST.JAMES band and culminate all of this experience in his own band, CANEDY. We chatted about the changing scene, metal, and the endurance of bands like the Rolling Stones.
How did the St. James project come about?
Actually the band started in mid 90's. The drummer got sick and as a result I ended up joining the band. I had done the pre production so I knew the songs. We just knocked it out. But I knew the material and we were running out of studio time so we just sort of banged it out. It was a band that I really tried hard to get a deal. We got caught up in the Seattle thing. The flannel had started. Labels began looking specifically for those types of bands. Before artists could release product on their own...back then you had a narrow pipe line that major labels had. We just could not land a deal. I had the archived recordings. I told the guys hey look what I found. We thought it was great and it should be out. So we re mastered it and hopefully soon the vinyl will be released as well.
Vinyl has made a comeback.
It's crazy. You know I record digitally. I listen to cds. How much difference could it make? So I pulled out an album and I was blown away. There is a reason why people like vinyl.
I have a large vinyl collection. I just cannot part with it. When I was a kid before cds we would buy albums. I would read everything on the album. I was always curious. cds now I cannot even read it.
What is on your horizon?
I'm doing a new Canedy album. I'm really excited about it. You know all these years of recording and doing my first solo album was a first for me. I've produced at least 50 projects. With this it was just me. Everyone contributed to the album. It was great but I was the only one with the big picture. There was a lot of self doubt. I had no idea on this. It was just me. I had a meltdown. But I was told to just play by rob Reiner. It was odd to be faced with that. On this album it was done jointly. I am excited for people to hear it. It has been energizing for me. It has been fun for me. I'm having fun.
I think if I had been involved…for the artists I worked with..It could be potentially millions of dollars lost. Especially if you're doing an independent release. But I have no issue. As a kid if someone gave me a free tape or whatever. I would listen to it and then buy the product. It allows you to have access to a target market and that is very important. Reaching fans. There is a brutally honest feedback at times but that can be good to get that honest feedback. Within the criticism is there something that can help you. Modify it. Touring is really the key to financially for bands anyway. You have to get your music to sell product. You won't sell a lot of cds at a gig but you will sell t-shirts.
How did you get into producing?
At the end of the day you just can't play drums all the time. So I would play guitar at night. I couldn’t bang on my drums all night. I started with tape recorders and re-taping songs I would create. Overdubbing it all into noise. So it progressed from there. Started to doing sessions and learning from engineers. I always had an ear and a knack for arrangements. It was natural for me. For the RODS we had no money so we had to produce ourselves. Then bands began to ask me to do demos. Johnny Z asked me to do some and it was very organic. I never set out to do that but it all happened. I produced the first 3 ANTHRAX albums.
What's the longevity of metal?
Who knows? With people taking care of themselves these days. Who knows? As long as there is an audience for it there will be bands. Musicians don't retire, they just die. You're going to play at some level no matter what. If you love it you're going to find a way to do it. I've been a Rolling Stones fan for quite some time and Keith Richards has certainly pushed things. There he is still cranking out cool stuff. Keith is a real blues guy. He lived it. He has always been passionate about it. When you do something that you have a passion about whether it is blues, thrash, or rock or whatever I think it is a big incentive to keep going. As musicians all we want to do is play. Like musicians it's a drug, like crack. We just want to sit in our homes and do our crack…Just want to play my music.
Monday, May 22, 2017
CROWN OF EARTH is full tilt classic metal band pounding through the modern era like a juggernaut. Their sound is power, their attitude is uncompromising.I spoke with Danny Knight, vocalist, regarding shows, metal, and the rise of social media.
How long has CROWN OF EARTH been around?
" 5 years. We have opened for a lot of national acts. Coming up will be Raven, and Blayze Bailey. Working with a guy for our next video. He has a warehouse full of lights. Some were even used by KISS. and he has all this memorabilia like POISON'S wardrobe chest. Things like that. We take things day by day. Some bands get stars in their eyes. We are a basement band trying to kick ass."
On the subject of the negative or positive effects of social Media, Knight stated;
"We use social media. You have to. I think that live streaming video is the way to go. It seems that it's just easier to do. Nobody wants to go to shows. They click "going" on face book, but never show up. So it is good and bad. We use it. On one of the online radio stations they put one of our songs up against Judas Priest and had callers tell them which song they liked better. we actually won. That's saying something. I heard that Rob Halford actually wants a rematch."
How soon do your songs come together?
"Usually we have the parts together. The drummer might have an idea. we throw ideas around. Sometimes I am inspired for lyrics, sometimes I'm not. I'm sure their are more energetic bands out there when it comes to writing. We are more like turtles. We play for the love of music.When you don't expect something, that is when something happens."
What is the craziest thing that has happened at a CROWN OF EARTH gig?
In New York this guy crawled out of an alley and wanted to bite us on the neck."
"To Make us vampires."
Any festival in the world which one would CROWN OF EARTH like to play?
I was impressed by the honesty that Danny Knight expressed during our conversation. Integrity and honesty are rare finds in this business and Danny has both. Look for CROWN OF EARTH to kick your ass soon!
|Christopher Graziola||Guitars (lead)|
|See also: Ivory Spider, ex-Kidd Nasty|
|Michael Ellis||Guitars (rhythm)|
KILLSET RETURN WITH KILLER SET, ‘S.T.F.U.’
KillSET is the combination of a professional, well-oiled, finely tuned metal machine and an explosive, super charged charismatic front man - as evidenced by their upcoming album, ‘S.T.F.U.’ (release date: June 23rd). Having been produced by Eddie Wohl (Fuel, Smile Empty Soul, ill Niño, 36 Crazyfists) and mastered by Maor Appelbaum (Faith No More, ill Niño, Sepultura), this sophomore effort is polished and ready to take over the world. The leadoff single/video, “Killers in the Pit,” serves as the perfect introduction to the unique flavor of the band with crushing riffs, shouted vocals, and heavy rhythms.
“’Killers in the Pit,’ is simply a song for our fans, the Killers!,” explains the band. “It’s for everyone that supports our music. It’s for everyone that takes the time out of their lives to come down to our shows and tear up the place with us! It's about finding a positive and fun way to get rid of that extra energy and stress that so many people feel in their lives. We decided to drop this single first because music needs some flavor right now and we're bringing that not only with this track, but the whole ‘S.T.F.U.’ album! As it says in the song...let's show the world!!!”
Check out the “Killers in the Pit” video here: https://www.youtube.com/
Purchase the single here : https://store.cdbaby.com/m/
Other standout tracks include "Tomorrow" and a cover of Kris Kross’ ‘90s hit, “Jump,” which are among the favorites of the band and singer Luca.
Luca: "Tomorrow" is very personal for me because it takes me back to my hometown and what was going through my head before I moved out to L.A. On a broader scale, it is a song for all those who lay their head down at night and think of what could be. It's about taking a chance in this life and following your dreams no matter how crazy they may seem to others. It's for all those who so desperately want to live their passion, but are afraid to fail. As it says in the song, "There is no tomorrow, I gotta break out now!"
Luca: "When I suggested “Jump” as a cover, I was really surprised the guys were down. We started jamming and messing around with it, and it became obvious that this was the cover we needed to do and that we also needed to go all out and shoot a parody music video! So I wrote the script and then we went to thrift stores and bought the biggest jeans they had, timberland boots, leather woven belts, boomboxes, jerseys, cross colours clothes and I had my mom send out my old pager and the rest is history...haha. The song came out sick and I think it was by far the most fun any of us have ever had shooting a music video!"
KillSET was created when former ARCM members, James "Jas" Dillon (Drums), Mark Baker (Bass), and Dave Comer (Guitars), combined forces with new singer Luca (Choleric). Instantly, there was an addictive atmosphere in the writing process that could not be denied. The contributions and writing styles of each member perfectly complemented one another's individual uniqueness, to create a sound that beautifully kills.
KillSET then joined forces with renowned producer, Eddie Wohl (Fuel, Smile Empty Soul, ill Nino, 36 Crazyfists) and completed their debut full-length album ‘Know Your Killer,’ demonstrating their signature sound of pure ferocity and simple beauty. The overwhelming support of the freshman album allowed KillSET the opportunities to share the stage with Fear Factory, Otep, Red, Adrenaline Mob, Flaw, Nothing More, and Saliva. The band then chose to embark on another musical journey, again collaborating with producer Eddie Wohl, which has culminated in a sophomore effort that will undoubtedly impact anyone who dares to listen. Transcending the current generic norm, the new album, ‘S.T.F.U.’ has a style and flavor that is simply undeniable - which fans will soon hear for themselves.
1. Get Up
3. Killers In The Pit
5. Broken Angel
7. How Dare You
9. Not A Love Song
10. Don't Let Me Die
3. Killers In The Pit
5. Broken Angel
7. How Dare You
9. Not A Love Song
10. Don't Let Me Die
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Sunday, May 21, 2017
The Dead Daisies Live And Louder
The Dead Daisies have captured all the energy of their stage performances on one disc. This remarkable cd of live songs also comes with a dvd featuring the same. It is a testament to this modern rock bands power. Even the cover songs sound like modern, fresh, versions.The Dead Daisies have been receiving great reviews as of late and this package will let you hear why. The production quality is superior. Just a fantastic addition to a growing legacy from this band. Go out and pick up a copy today!
The Dead Daisies are:
David Lowy---rhythm guitars
Azrael's Bane is a powerhouse metal band that approaches their craft with a fire and passion that is second to none. Talking to vocalist, Trey Gadler was a refreshing confirmation of why every musician must ultimately love what they do. Within an industry gutted by downloading and social media overload, Azrael Bane exists simply for the love of metal. Gadler explains it best when he says,
"It's not 1989 anymore."
"There is zero financial incentive. It's like an expensive hobby. But for us it's not a job. It is a passion."
On the subject of social medias impact.
"Downloading sucks. But the social media things allows you to connect instantly. It's cool. Keeps you motivated. I think it's a good thing. Gets you in touch. Of course it's a good way to promote. But it can get saturated.
If Azrael's Bane could play any festival in the world where would it be?
Wakken. Anywhere in Europe but definitely Wakken. We played Rocklahoma when they had that tornado come through. We had already played and where back at the hotel when our phones started to light up. People checking to see if we were ok."
Gadler says he was influenced by vocalists like Geoff Tate and Dio amongst others.
" I really like Evergey, even though we are not a prog band, I like the lower range vocals on their tunes. Most prog is higher end but this works for them."
On the subject of Craziest thing they ever experienced at a gig Gadler explains.
" We did a gig in 2005 in Mexico. It was a festival pre gig at a club. Sold out with about 800 people there. The stage itself was about 8 feet off the ground. So we are playing the set and I'm reaching down giving high fives. And this kid grabs my hand and I lose my balance. I was going down head first when at the last second my bass player grabs me by the hair and pulls me back. I'm sure I would have broken my neck in that fall."
This is the crux of the modern day metal band. The unwritten code of metal brotherhood that exists between musicians in a band. The members become like family. Gadler says they are all,
"good friends". Been playing with Clifton for a long time."
It shows in their music. This is artistry on a superior level, being created out of a love of heavy metal. It's not a 9-5 gig. You will not find a more dedicated metal act. And the music is a testament to their dedication. This is pure metal power at its finest hour.
Arael's Bane is:
Van Eric Turner---Drums
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
CRY OF THE WOLF
Interview With Keith Letourneau From Shallow Ground
Take us through your writing process
"I usually write the riffs, bring them to practice. We record everything. Usually we practice twice a week. Sunday mornings are the most productive."
How long is your set usually?
"Depends. If we have 30 minutes or if it is longer. We have a lot of material to choose from. And of course we do some covers. Last time we were at Metal Meltdown in pennsylvania we did a faster, thrashier version of "Mob Rules".
Craziest thing that ever happened onstage?
" Stuff breaking. The usual. Beer spilling on pedals. One time our old guitarist didn't push his cable in all the way so spent a long time trying to analyze what was wrong with his rig."
We talked at length about the gear he uses and the labels involvement with their act. Keith was honest when he told me that this is not about any kind of money. As he states,
" It's a part of you"
The band would love the chance to play the larger festivals of Europe. When I presented any festival in particular, Keith replied,
"Keep it true, or Wakken. that would be awesome. But we would have to stay for about 60 dates to make enough for it to be worth it so we really can't just take off for 3 months. We have jobs, marriages. Our drummer teaches High School calculus or trigonemetry.
Still the dream is there but for now Shallow Ground is content to tear the living hell out of the local Connecticut thrash metal scene. Keith says the next album which should be out in Feb or March will,
"blow everything away. It's power polka!"
Time to embrace the fury.
Keith Letourneau - Guitar/Vocals
Mark Chrzaszczewski - Bass
Kurt Ragis - Drums
Mark Chrzaszczewski - Bass
Kurt Ragis - Drums
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Interview with Nathan James of INGLORIOUS
Inglorious are one of the crown jewels at the Frontiers Record Label. This hard rocking band produces a modern rock sound, peppered with a 70's soulful vibrancy. Nathan James has the vocal prowess of any vocalist from your favorite hard rock bands. This band has now released their second album, Inglorious 2. We talked at length about fame, hard work and a surprise delay caused by none other than Justin Beiber himself. But the first question I had to ask: How they achieved such sonic mastery.
"The album was recorded in mostly one take, almost to the point of a live recording. This enables the band to capture the live "feel" of the band. The vocals were recorded afterwards. Bands don't seem to practice songs as much as they did. We got in a room and wrote ideas out on acoustics. "
How many songs did you create?
"We wrote 30 songs in 6 days. We recorded 15 and then chose from there."
When asked how he feels about the influence of social media on the industry. Nathan was honest and direct. Pointing out that you have to embrace it.
"It's great. You can tweet to David Coverdale, and he can really see it. And it's free"
When asked about his favorite bands growing up Nathan listed Toto, Foreigner, Journey, Heart, And Deep Purple. On the subject of Deep Purple, one of his favorite memories backstage was hanging in the green room with the members of deep purple.
Regarding the craziest thing that ever happened to him onstage, Nathan is reminded of performing at wakken with Trans Siberian Orchestra. He had just had his wrists tattooed and they were both bandaged.
"Well it started to rain. And next thing you know we look at the jumbo screen and there is all this blood flowing from my wrists and all over my shirt. The rain had loosened the bandages so they both had fallen off.”
Another incident saw the band having to wait to get into a studio. While they wait someone tells them who is responsible for the delay.
"We are waiting. Saying man, what is going on? Turns out it was Justin Beiber!"
Pick up your copy of Inglorious 2 now! You will not be let down. This band is a force to be reckoned with and not even the mighty bieber can slow them down!
Monday, May 15, 2017
Another killer album from Secret Sphere. "The Nature Of Time" is not only a collection of tremendous Melodic metal songs, but it shines with a positivity in its lyrics like no other band. This is such an uplifting and positive experience listening to the words meld with the incredible musicianship. Michele Luppi is such an amazing vocalist. Incredible power from his vocals. Check Out "Kindness". Any fans of melodic power metal should check this band out. Another fine addition to Frontiers Records roster.
8/10 wolf howls
CRY OF THE WOLF MAGAZINE
SECRET SPHERE The Nature of Time -Frontiers Music s.r.l. Release: 2 June 2017 “The Nature Of Time” is Secret Sphere's ninth studio album and celebrates 20 years of hard work that started back in 1997 with the release of their widely praised debut album, "Mistress Of The Shadowlight". Since then, the band has evolved and developed their unique sound that has become a trademark and they have been one of an elite group of bands putting the Italian metal scene on the global map! The addition of extraordinary singer Michele Luppi (also currently serving as keyboardist and background vocalist for the legendary hard rock act, Whitesnake) in 2012 brought the band to the next level, which was evidenced by his first release with the band, "Portrait Of A Dying Heart", receiving wide fan and critical acclaim and landing on many metal journalists best releases of 2012 lists.
The new album, “The Nature Of Time" proves to be the ultimate showcase of the band's skill in composing highly orchestrated songs and introducing their foray into a new age of heavy rock and metal music. High class songs with amazing choruses, big vocals, majestic orchestral arrangements, and amazing, mind-blowing, guitar heroics are the order of the day. "The Nature Of Time" explores the "back to life" concept, an inward looking search of the self that can positively impact everyone's everyday life.
"The long writing process of this album has been a constant "re-living" of memories and feelings, that started with only instrumental pieces that were put together only in order to vent my then current state of mind: a way to express emotions purely, without any kind of "holding back," so to speak. I then talked to Michele and we decided these were the perfect basis for a new Secret Sphere record," states guitarist Aldo Lonobile.
"What can I say about this album? We spent a few months writing songs in a way that opened the doors to our new age of heavy rock...definitely a new beginning for each member of the band, a new approach that got inspired by the concept of the album itself. It's not easy to open and talk about love and kindness. We chose the most direct way, no masks, only passion, energy and light guided each note leaving any kind of fear behind. Eventually, with time, we became US, not individuals...THIS IS US. Some of these songs earned a very special place in my heart," concludes singer Michele Luppi.
Michele Luppi – Vocals
Aldo Lonobile – Guitars
Andrea Buratto – Bass
Gabriele Ciaccia – Keyboards
Marco Lazzarini - Drums
- March 24 The Netherlands, Zoetermeer - De Boerderij
- March 25 Belgium, Diest - Moonlight Music Hall
- March 26 Belgium, Roeselare - Verlichte geest
- March 27 France, Paris - Le Klub
- March 29 Spain, Zaragoza - C.C. Delicias
- March 30 Spain, Madrid - Sala Lemon
- March 31 Spain, Donosti - Euskal Metal Fest
- April 01 Spain, Murcia - Sala Gamma
- April 02 Spain, Barcelona - Sala Upload
- April 06 France, Puget-Sur Argens - Le Rats
- April 07 Switzerland, Lenzburg - Met-Bar
- April 08 Italy, Vercelli - Officine Sonore
One or Heavy metals most powerful vocalists has returned with a powerhouse album full of epic, iconic anthems to the true metal sound. Jorn has never sounded better and his band is a virtual super group of well known, precise musicians. This album rocks from beginning to end. There are no fillers on the disc. Simply put , jorn does not disappoint when it comes to weaving a master tapestry of melodic and metallic metal songs. You will be singing and banging your head along. This is a must album for anyone who calls themselves a metal head.
9/10 wolf howls
CRY OF THE WOLF MAGAZINE
JORN Life on Death Road -Frontiers Music s.r.l. Release: 2 June 2017 Easily one of the greatest rock singers of the 21st century, Norway's very own giant Viking warrior Jorn Lande’s vocals are resoundingly strong once again on his ninth original studio album, “Life on Death Road”! This absolutely brilliant new album sees Lande attacking the microphone with rejuvenated vigor, accompanied by a new band and a bigger and stronger sound.
“Life On Death Road” was not an easy album to make as it took several months of hard work for the songwriting vision to come together. Jorn needed to take the music to a new level to push the concept of the band further than it has ever gone before. The result is a record that is deep, strong, full of groove and powerful with anthemic songs aplenty! Songs like "Man Of The 80's", "Love Is The Remedy", "Life On Death Road", and "Hangman's Robe" capture the essence of Jorn as a singer, songwriter and lyricist.
The album also marks the debut of a new lineup of very experienced and gifted musicians around the Norwegian singer. On bass is Mat Sinner (Primal Fear, Sinner, Kiske/Somerville) who needs virtually no introduction to European heavy metal fanatics. On keyboards and production is Alessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline, Revolution Saints), who already joined JORN for the recording of his last covers album, “Heavy Rock Radio” and was the glue that helped Jorn to create the feel and the direction for the new album. Francesco Iovino (Primal Fear) is on drums and Alex Beyrodt (Primal Fear, Voodoo Circle) handles guitar. Truly a recipe for a roaring success!
Jorn had no desire to do "just another" JORN record. The aim was to do the best record possible and it took almost two years of writing, arranging, and producing before wrapping this all up. The performances are thunderous across the board and you can hear the urgency of these songs in Jorn's singing!
Jorn's catalogue is getting too long to include in brief overviews and his innovative and creative skills as a vocalist and music visionary have led to him selling millions of albums worldwide while being a frequent entrant on sales charts around the world including Billboard. Worth a mention here though are his years fronting German based Masterplan, whom he recorded three albums with. Claimed to be the biggest selling Norwegian musical export since the pop band A-Ha, Jorn continues his rock crusade and there are no signs of him slowing down and “Life on Death Road” is a magnificent testament to his abilities!
Jorn Lande – Vocals
Alex Beyrodt - Guitars
Mat Sinner – Bass
Alessandro Del Vecchio - Keyboards
Francesco Iovino – Drums
Produced by Alessandro Del Vecchio
This band is on fire!. Fantastic vocals mixed with superior musicianship. Each song is a master class in power and precision. This is power metal at it's zenith. Every song is powerful but "cry wolf" and " ferrymen ", and "The Darkest Hour" stand out as our favorites. Magnus' guitar work on this album is truly inspired. On June 2nd, You must get this album and crank it loud!!!!!
9/10 wolf howls
cry of the wolf magazine
9/10 wolf howls
cry of the wolf magazine
THE FERRYMEN The Ferrymen -Frontiers Music s.r.l. Release: 2 June 2017 Tracklisting: End Of The Road; Ferryman; Fool You All; Still Standing Up; Cry Wolf; One Heart; The Darkest Hour; How The Story Ends; Enter Your Dream; Eyes On The Sky; Eternal Night; Welcome To My Show.
Guitarist Magnus Karlsson (Primal Fear, Magnus Karlsson's Free Fall) and vocalist Ronnie Romero (Lords Of Black, Rainbow) have joined forces, together with drummer Mike Terrana (Rage, Axel Rudi Pell, and more), in a brand new project dubbed The Ferrymen.
The songs were written by Karlsson in Sweden during the summer of 2016. Once Romero was sent the music via their main bands' shared label home Frontiers, he immediately wanted to be part of the project. Terrana was the last piece of the puzzle and he recorded his drums in Italy, where he currently resides. The resulting album is a shot of adrenaline for all lovers of melodic metal! Musically, you can expect maximum melodic metal fusing the songwriting and epic structures of the great ALLEN/LANDE records (for which Magnus Karlsson was the main architect of the first three widely praised releases) with the Ronnie James Dio-esque vocal approach of Romero. (Let's not forget that Romero was hand-picked by Deep Purple and Rainbow's legendary guitarist Richie Blackmore to be the lead vocalist for Rainbow's recent reunion shows, so the Dio comparison is more than accurate!)
With stunning artwork courtesy of Stan W. Decker and an outstanding mix courtesy of Simone Mularoni (of Italian prog metal masters DGM), THE FERRYMEN is an album which will take the metal world by storm in 2017!
Ronnie Romero – Vocals
Mike Terrana – Drums
Magnus Karlsson - Guitars, Bass & Keyboards
Friday, May 12, 2017
ROSS THE BOSS
DISCIPLINE OF STEEL TOUR
Ross The Boss is excited. You can feel his energy through the phone. Ross has just successfully completed one leg of his tour and is gearing up for more summer festivals in Europe and beyond. Ross is also extremely excited of his current line up. After his last band decided not to tour anymore he says he went to "plan B" and brought in a few friends to help him rock.The Discipline of Steel tour features former Manowar drummer Kenny "Rhino" Earl, Mike LePond (Symphony X), and Marc Lopes (Let Us Prey).
As Ross points out he is busy "Inflicting pain, kicking ass, and leading a productive life. We did 45 shows in 2 months so far." Fan response to the current line up of the RTB band performing Manowar songs has been Incredible. When asked what he attributes the success of the tour to, Boss replied, "this is real and you get a show full of energy, as it should be."
Booked to perform at wakken this August, I asked Ross how he prepared for a festival gig.
"Well we get to the show early, get to the hotel. You have about an hour or two to get ready. I don't really follow other bands. At Karmøygeddon METAL Festival, I got a chance to watch Saxon. Those guys are great. Still doing it. But I don't have a lot of time to watch or keep up with other bands. The other guys in the band know who everyone is and they keep me informed. "
On the subject of social medi a and its positive or negative impact, Ross states,"It's good exposure. Keeps everyone in the loop. Keeps bands communicating with each other and the fans."
As for future plans, Ross says more touring. Maybe more U.S. gigs and then hopefully bring this line up into the studio for an album.
Ross The Boss has dedicated his life to the craft of heavy metal. His performances are master classrooms of power, precision and passion. Do not miss the chance to see this icon of heavy metal.
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