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Bassist Jay McCaffrey of New Jersey based traditional metal act Exxplorer was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the plasma cells of the bone marrow. The diagnosis came in subsequent treatment after he had suffered a back injury in a recent accident, where doctors found something on his spine.
The announcement from the band reads:
"With Love 'In Battle' For Our Brother: For the past few months, things have been a bit quiet in the Exxplorer camp. In an attempt to address the emails and inquiries we have been receiving, we feel it is best to address this head on.
"Some months back, our Bass Player Jay McCaffrey sustained an injury to his back resulting from an accident. He sought medical attention, and while the recovery was slow, it was progressing and he started to be able to get around a bit.
"Unfortunately, while treating his back injury, doctors noticed something on his spine after Jay had complained about pain he had started feeling. Through a series of tests, they were able to determine, and diagnose him with 'Multiple Myeloma,' a Cancer that starts in the plasma cells in the bone marrow. More...
New Jersey traditional metal act Exxplorer will see its 1994 sophomore LP "Recipe for Power" released on vinyl for the first time via Pure Steel Records on November 16, 2012. Exxplorer released its debut classic "Symphonies of Steel" through Black Dragon Records in 1985 and then the band split, reforming nearly ten years later to release "Recipe for Power" initially through Massacre Records. The vinyl re-issue will have a slightly different cover art (see below) and will be limited to 500 copies (400 black and 100 clear).
Exxplorer's latest release "Vengeance Rides an Angry Horse" was released in 2011 and is also available through Pure Steel Records.
The track list for "Recipe for Power" is:
1. Rockin’ Bound
2. Life’s Seduction
4. Bible Black
5. Smelling the Roses
6. Rock the Nation
7. Beg, Borrow and Steel
8. Just a Dream
9. Ride the Storm More...
The Warriors of Metal Fest V Open Air, which will take place on Friday June 29th and Saturday June 30th at the Frontier Ranch in Pataskala, OH (located about 20 minutes east of Columbus), has officially announced the band order and set times for this weekend's event. Additionally, there will be a pre-fest showcase on Thursday the 28th The Shrunken Head Rock Club at 251 West 5th Avenue in Columbus, Ohio. Doors for the showcase are at 7:00 and the first band takes the stage at 8:00. The lineup for the pre-fest showcase is as follows, with a promo streaming below:
Thursday, June 28th
08:00 - 08:35 - METEORFALL
08:50 - 09:25 - KLNZR
09:40 - 10:15 - A.O.D.
10:30 - 11:10 - SKULL HAMMER
11:25 - 12:20 - RAVAGE
12:35 - 01:15 - ZUUL
01:30 - 02:10 - SEAX
Band order and set times for the Warriors of Metal Fest V Open Air:
Friday, June 29, 2012
12:00 pm - 12:40 pm - BORROWED TIME
12:55 pm - 01:35 pm - FIERCE ATMOSPHERES
01:50 pm - 02:30 pm - THORHAMMER
02:45 pm - 03:25 pm - POSSESSOR
03:40 pm -04:20 pm - DEGRADATION
04:35 pm -05:15 pm - MACHINAGE
05:30 pm - 06:20 pm - POWER THEORY (CD Release Performance)
06:35 pm -07:35 pm - TWISTED TOWER DIRE
07:50 pm -08:50 pm - EXXPLORER
09:05 pm -10:05 pm - MYSTIC-FORCE
10:20 pm - Midnight - MANILLA ROAD More...
Warriors of Metal, Inc. has revealed its 2012 Promo Video for Warriors Of Metal Fest V Open Air produced by the vocalist and guitarist of the Brazilian thrash metal band Machinage. Furthermore, the organization has issued the following statement regarding its charitable effort for this year's festivities:
"Since Warriors of Metal, Inc. is a registered non-profit organization in the state of Ohio and we are dedicated to education and proliferation of metal music as well as charitable service to our greater metal family and community, we would like to announce that for this year's charity project we will be collecting money at the festival to donate to our metal brother Brian Bond, who plays in the Thursday, June 28th Pre-Fest Showcase band KLNZR."
"Brian recently lost his home to a fire and although everybody in the family is fine, they did lose some pets in the process of trying to escape the blaze. Brian and his family are in temporary housing now and we will be making a collection during the Fest to help them out. Additionally, our friend Fabio Delibo of the Brazilian thrash metal band Machinage has stated: 'We from Machinage are very saddened to hear about Brian Bond's home having been destroyed in a fire, and since we can't help just by our hands, we are willing to try to collect as much money as we can in all the gigs."
"We are going to play in our month long US Tour this summer in order to help Brian and his family.' The 2012 Machinage US Tour starts at Worcester, Massachusetts, goes as far north as Burlington, Vermont, as far south as New Orleans, Louisiana, and as far west as Kansas City, Missouri. We at Warriors of Metal, Inc. applaud Machinage's pledge and shall do our best to help them raise even more money for the Bond family and this worthy cause during our fifth year anniversary show this summer."
For more information on the Warriors Of Metal Fest V, go to its website.
The Warriors Of Metal Fest has confirmed five more bands that will be appearing on it's roster.
The Warriors Of Metal Fest will take place on June 29th and 30th, 2012, at the Frontier Ranch in Pataskala, Ohio. Read more about it by referring to other news we have posted on the Fest, or head over to the WOM website. Also check out a video from one of the new entrants on the roster, Maryland progressive band Mystic-Force with the track "Man Made Master."
The Warriors Of Metal Fest V Open Air has just announced the addition of five more bands to the roster of groups that will be playing. The fest will take place on June 29th and 30th at the Frontier ranch in Pataskala, Ohio. The five newest confirmed acts are:
Twisted Tower Dire
U.S. traditional metal act Exxplorer released the track "Glory Hunter" from the forthcoming release "Vengeance Rides an Angry Horse" due out on October 21, 2011 on Pure Steel Records. The track can be heard here:
U.S. traditional metal legends Exxplorer are set to release "Vengeance Rides an Angry Horse" on October 21, 2011 through Pure Steel Records. This will mark the band's first release since 1996's "Coldblackugly."
The tracklisting for "Vengeance Rides an Angry Horse" is:
2. Glory Hunter
3. Metal Mantis
4. Chasing the High
6. As the Crow Flies
7. Valley of Doom
9. Return of the Cycle
11. Spirits of the Wind
12. Freight Train to Hell
A promo for the new LP can be viewed here:
U.S. metal act Exxplorer has announced the release of the upcoming album "Vengeance Rides An Angry Horse" on September 9th, 2011 via Pure Steel Records. You can check out a promo clip for the new album in the player below.