Charred Walls Of The Damned
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Drummer Richard Christy provided details on his website about the new Charred Walls of the Damned release "Cold Winds on Timless Days" which will be released on October 11th, 2011.
"Charred Walls of the Damned returns with the follow up to their critically acclaimed self-titled debut! Richard Christy, Tim 'Ripper' Owns, Jason Suecof and Steve DiGiorgio once again join forces to bring to life Christy's latest body of work, Cold Winds on Timeless Days. The writing process for the new album actually began while the band was mixing their 2010 debut. Richard Christy used his experience on the first album to write songs that catered not only to each member's playing style, but to Jason Suecof's production style. The result: demos that turned out nearly identical to what ended up on the album.
"With 12 songs clocking in at 58 minutes, fans are getting a lot more music this time around. Recording twelve songs in a short amount of time is no easy feat, but one that was accomplished because of the stellar talents in the band. Christy elaborates further; 'I wanted to get a natural sound out of this album, I wanted everyone to be well rehearsed, not that I wanted the album to be rushed, but I wanted the spontaneous live feel and not over think anything too much.' Richard Christy describes Cold Winds on Timeless Days as a 'perfect storm of producing' – Audiohammer's Jason Suecof produced and Mark Lewis mixed, while mastering was handled by Alan Douches at West Westside.
"Fans can hear the first single, 'Zerospan,' as well as place pre-orders now on Metalblade.com. The album can also be pre-ordered on iTunes. Additionally, Richard Christy will be on air with SiriusXM Liquid Metal's Jose Mangin today Tuesday August 23rd for an interview and to premiere the track on air. Fans can hear the interview and song today at approximately 9am, 3pm and 9pm eastern time! For more info on Liquid Metal, head to Sirius/XM."
The track listing for "Cold Winds on Timeless Days" is as follows:
1. Timeless Days
2. Ashes Falling Upon Us
4. Cold Winds
5. Lead the Way
6. Forever Marching On
7. Guiding Me
8. The Beast Outside My Window
9. On Unclean Ground
11. Admire the Heroes
12. Avoid the Light
Former Dio members Craig Goldy (guitars,) Rudy Sarzo (bass,) Simon Wright (drums) and Scott Warren (keyboards,) has announced that they will be embarking on a tour of Europe together with Toby Jepson (Fastay, Gun) and former Judas Priest/Iced Earth and current Yngwie Malmsteen and Charred Walls Of The Damned singer, Tim "Ripper" Owens. The group will be touring under the name Dio Disciples and will be performing some of the late heavy metal legend's most classic material.
A message from Wendy Dio, the wife and manager of Ronnie James Dio, had this to say about the tour: "There will never be another Ronnie, but we want to keep his music alive and hope you will support the band and become one of the DIO DISCIPLES. We will post the UK/European tour dates as they are confirmed, and we are planning some US dates also. Hope to see you at one of the shows."
Car Bomb vocalist Michael Dafferner will premiere his independent film "[why_you_do_this]" next week at the Queens World Film Festival. This world premiere will be on Friday, March 4th at 7:00pm EST at The Renaissance Auditorium (81st Street & 37th Ave) in Jackson Heights, NY. An event flyer can be viewed here and more information on the Queens World Film Festival is available at QueensWorldFilmFestival.com.
"[why_you_do_this]" is a feature-length documentary about money, touring, and technical metal. The film features interviews with members of LAMB OF GOD, GOJIRA, GOATWHORE, CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED, THE CHARIOT, BELLA MORTE, LAST CHANCE TO REASON and CAR BOMB. An official trailer can be seen here and additional information on "[why_you_do_this]" can be found at the film’s IMDB page.
Car Bomb has been writing for the follow-up album to the band's debut full-length "Centralia." Writing and recording updates will be posted shortly.
Charred Walls Of The Damned drummer Richard Christy has posted the following recording update online:
"Last week I recorded drum tracks for 12 new songs for the second Charred Walls Of The Damned album!
"I flew down to Miami, Florida the day after Christmas to start tracking drums at the legendary studio The Hit Factory Criteria Studios.
"The drum room we recorded in was insane; it was the size of a school gymnasium and my drums sounded massive in there!
"We got a very natural drum sound, thanks to our awesome engineer, Mark Lewis, and the amazing drum room. Everything went really smooth and we finished up in a very quick two and a half days, and I'm super-excited for everyone to hear the monster drum sound we got for these awesome songs.
"Seeing gold albums hanging on the walls from bands like The Eagles and Black Sabbath was so inspiring, too. The historic music that's been created at that studio is just unreal and it was an honor to record the drums for the second Charred Walls Of The Damned album there.
"We'll be finishing up the rest of the album in January and February at Audiohammer Studios in Orlando and we're hoping to have the album out sometime this summer.
"The songs are super-heavy, brutal, and very melodic and catchy, like the first album,
"I can't wait for people to hear our new material!"
Actor, comedian, and heavy metal drummer Richard Christy will be hosting "Richard Christy's Holiday Horror Fest" on Reelzchannel. New and classic scary movies, a zombie Santa in action, and a visit to a a ghost town where horror movie legend John Carpenter filmed Vampires are all part of the holiday special. The episode premieres Saturday, December 11th at 11pm ET/ 8pm PT.
"As a lifelong horror fanatic, hosting a show like this is a dream come true for me. Reelzchannel is a big supporter of the genre with late-night airings of Masters of Horror and I'm so excited to be working with them," said Christy. "This show was created by horror fans for horror fans and I'm extremely proud to be hosting 'Richard Christy's Holiday Horror Fest,' your television destination for all things horror and sci-fi!"
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The biggest oddity of Charred Walls of the Damned’s first tour is they are playing smaller venues – bars and small theaters and the like. With the amount of experience and reputation this supergroup has (although admittedly half of the studio members aren’t on the road), it seems like they should be playing arenas and ampitheaters, or at least opening for big name headliners.
But as it stands, Charred Walls of the Damned kicked off their first ever tour in Chicago at the Empty Bottle. The Empty Bottle is the type of old school dive where the air feels sticky, not to mention the restroom floors. Thus, it is perfect for an old school traditional metal show. And suffice it to say there wasn’t anyone in the crowd that became a metal fan after hearing “Nothing Else Matters” in high school, and nobody was rocking the latest Hot Topic sampler on the way to the show either. The folks here were all metal-for-life types, even the young ones. More...
The COOL TOUR download pack has been released. The package is full of merchandise and goodies, listed below. You can get it at the COOL TOUR Facebook page.
The download pack includes:
As I Lay Dying merch coupon for $3 off a purchase over $30 at asilaydyingstore.com
Underoath merch coupon for 15% off a purchase over $20 at underoathmerch.com
Cancer Bats MP3 "Sabotage"
Invisible Children Video
Atticus Coupon for 25% off anything in the Atticus Black Webstore
Alt Press Coupon for a 1 year digital subscription for only $5
The Acacia Strain: "Dr. Doom (live)," taken from their recently released 2DVD "The Most Known Unknown."
War Of Ages MP3 "Collapse"
Ding! Coupon for 20% off anything at dinglife.com
Facedown Records coupon for 10% off merch and music at facedownrecords.com
Blessthefall MP3 "To Hell And Back"
Fearless coupon for 10% off http://fearless.merchnow.com/
Free Fearless Records Summer 2010 sampler
2010 Cool Tour New Artist Sampler (provided by Metal Blade Records & Good Fight Records).
Here's the Cool Tour 2010 sampler tracklisting:
1. The Absence - "Enemy Unbound"
2. Aeon - "Kill Them All"
3. Allegaeon - "The God Particle"
4. Barn Burner - "Holy Smokes"
5. Bison b.c. - "Two-Day Booze"
6. Brain Drill - "Monumental Failure"
7. Charred Walls Of The Damned - "Ghost Town"
8. Dawn of Ashes - "Seething the Flesh in the River of Phlegethon"
9. Fatal Embrace - "Wake the Dead"
10. Fleshwrought - "Mental Illness"
11. Istapp - "Vinterrket"
12. Kings Of Asgaard - "Vamods Tale"
13. Lightning Swords Of Death - "Nihilistic Stench"
14. The Ocean - "Swallowed By The Earth"
15. Return To Earth - "Back Of My Hand"
16. Skyforger - "In The Underworld"
17. System Divide - "Vagaries of Perception"
18. Valkyrja - "Oceans to Dust"
19. Woe Of Tyrants - "Creatures of the Mire"
20. Cancer Bats - "Dead Wrong"
21. Son of Aurelius - "Mercy For Today"
22. I Am Abomination - "Since 1776"
23. This Or The Apocalypse - "Charmer"
24. Rosaline - "London Lost Its Fog"
Richard Christy's Charred Walls Of The Damned is hitting the road in support of the band's debut album this July. The group will be touring from Chicago, through Canada and up to Worcester, MA for a show with Dream Theater. The tour will also feature comedian Don Jamieson from VH1 Classic's "That Metal Show."
Richard Christy commented on the tour: "I am soooooooooooooo pumped to get out on the road and blast some heavy metal with Charred Walls of the Damned this summer! Tim 'Ripper' Owens and I are beyond excited about this tour! The response to our debut album has been so amazing and I think people are going to be blown away when they hear these songs live! I'm sweating my buns off in the rehearsal room every day getting tighter and tighter on our songs so that we will be absolutely blistering when we get out on the road in July! Steve DiGiorgio and Jason Suecof have prior commitments and won't be able to join us on this tour but we have the incredible musicians John Comprix (Beyond Fear, Ringworm) on guitar, Dennis Hayes (Beyond Fear, ex-Iced Earth) on bass, and Matt Sorg (Ringworm) on guitar joining Charred Walls of the Damned for this tour!
"We'll be playing our debut album in full and we'll have plenty more surprises as well! Joining us as host of the tour and also doing stand up at each show will be the hilarious comedian and carrier of the heavy metal torch, Don Jamieson from VH1's That Metal Show! I've known Don for many years and I'm so psyched to have him as part of this tour! Coming soon we'll have more big announcements about the tour including opening bands in each market and other cool surprises! So get ready to raise your fists and bang your heads with Charred Walls of the Damned this summer! See you on tour!"
Tim "Ripper" Owens adds: "Man I really look forward to this short run of shows, just going out with some friends and playing in front of some of the best fans around. And watching Don every night just tops it off!!! See you all on the road!" More...
Richard Christy, of Howard Stern Radio Show and heavy metal fame, has checked in with some tidbits of news, including a show date for his new band, Charred walls of the Damned. They will be performing with Dream Theater in Worcester, MA on July 10. His entire post is as follows:
"As I watch my 5th favorite movie of all time John Carpenter's "Prince of Darkness" (In HD on FIOS Cinemax On Demand which rules because it's not out on Blu Ray yet!) I have some really exciting news to announce, the first of many upcoming Charred Walls of the Damned live shows! We will be opening for the legendary Dream Theater on Saturday July 10th at the Palladium in Worcester, MA! It's such an honor to play with one of my favorite bands and to share the stage with one of my drum idols Mike Portnoy! This is only the first of many Charred Walls of the Damned live shows that we will be announcing very soon at www.RichardChristy.com and www.CharredWallsoftheDamned.com! More...
Charred Walls Of The Damned is about to release their debut album on Metal Blade Records and have completed their first music video for the single, "Ghost Town." The video can be seen below. All of the lyrics on the album were written by Richard Christy and "Ghost Town" in particular is a dark description of a near abandoned and "creepy" town that Richard grew up near in northeastern Oklahoma.
Richard comments further on the video, "I'm really psyched for everyone to see the Ghost Town video! The director Mike Schiff worked so hard filming and editing the video and it definitely shows! The video looks amazing and I'm really proud to present it to the fans! It's a perfect companion piece to a song that I'm also extremely proud of!"
CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED are currently preparing for the release of their self-titled debut album on February, 2nd 2010. Charred Walls Of The Damned has recently announced the album's tracklisting and revealed the album's artwork. The self-titled debut by CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED contains nine tracks and a bonus DVD, entitled “The Making of Charred Walls of the Damned,” and will be packaged as a Digipak.
The tracklisting for "Charred Walls Of The Damned" is as follows:
1. Ghost Town
2. From The Abyss
3. Creating Our Machine
4. Blood on Wood
5. In a World So Cruel
7. Voices Within the Walls
8. The Darkest Eyes
9. Fear in the Sky More...
Metal Blade Records announced the signing of CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED today, and issue the following statement on their website:
"Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the signing of Richard Christy's new project, CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED! This newly formed outfit features some of the most talented musicians in metal. Their collective experience is colossal and their musical pedigrees speak louder than any verbal or written praise.
Founder Richard Christy comments: "To be a part of the Metal Blade family is such an honor. I've been a fan of the label since I was an eleven year old kid ordering Metal Massacre cassettes through the mail. It's so amazing to be label mates with some of my all time favorite metal bands like AMON AMARTH, KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, CANNIBAL CORPSE and LIZZY BORDEN, just to name a few! Brian Slagel is a true metal legend and I'm honored to be a part of his label. I'm beyond excited to get back into the studio and make some crushing Heavy Metal with my friends!"
Metal Blade Records founder Brian Slagel adds: "We are very happy to welcome Richard Christy and his band Charred Walls of the Damned to the Metal Blade Family. In addition to his duties on the Howard Stern show, Richard has had a great career in metal. He has put together a really great new band with some of metal's most talented artists and we can't wait to have everyone hear it."
In the Spring of 2009, Richard Christy, former drummer for Death and Iced Earth, finished writing the music for a new project. The music for album began to take shape roughly two years ago, after several years of Richard being on a musical hiatus. And though Richard is mostly known for his drumming prowess, he has also actively played guitar since 1992. The project would come to be named CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED.
Upon completing the music for the album in 2009, Richard began to put together his dream band of musicians whom he considers to be some of the best in the world. Included in this musical collective is famed producer Jason Suecof. Suecof has produced and/or mixed some of the most prominent albums from metal's leading bands, including: Trivium, All That Remains, Bury Your Dead, August Burns Red, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, Daath, Chimaira, DevilDriver, God Forbid and many, many more. Richard and Jason have been friends for over ten years and wrote music together for years while Richard resided in Florida. On vocals for Charred Walls of the Damned will be none other than legendary metal vocalist, Tim "Ripper" Owens. Richard and Tim played together in Iced Earth from 2003 to 2004. Tim "Ripper" Owens' first and most well known gig was with metal legends, Judas Priest. He currently performs with Beyond Fear and Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force. On bass guitar for CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED will be one of metal's most heralded bassists, Steve Digiorgio. Richard and Steve played together in the bands Control Denied and Iced Earth. DiGiorgio has also performed with Death, Autopsy, Control Denied, Testament, Vintersorg, Iced Earth, and is a founding member of technical thrash pioneers, Sadus. He is widely renowned for his technical skills, and is one of the very few bass players in the metal scene who plays fretless bass.
Look for a full length album by CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED this fall, produced by Jason Suecof himself at his Orlando, FL based studio, Audiohammer Studios. More details, a myspace page, and music will be coming soon, so stay tuned.
CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED is:
Richard Christy - Drums
Jason Suecof - Guitar, Producer
Tim "Ripper" Owens - Vocals
Steve Digiorgio - Bass"