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Below is our complete Power Theory news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Power Theory has officially parted ways with guitarist Nygil Hoch and the band issued the following statement about the situation:
"Our producer and friend Matt DiFabio (Single Bullet Theory/Pissing Razors) will be handling lead guitar duties for our show in Chicago next weekend.
"We will not embellish on the reasons behind the decision to let Nygil go, and we ask our friends and fans not to indulge in the mudslinging that has been initiated on Facebook by him since his termination. Actions speak louder than words do, and class and maturity usually speak much louder than lies. This was not a decision we wanted to make, but circumstances left no other choice.
"We will be setting up auditions for his replacement upon our return from Chicago, and we will still meet our deadline for the release of 'Driven By Fear' by the end of the summer. It will be worth the wait."
Pennsylvania metal act Power Theory is streaming the title track of the upcoming new album "Driven By Fear." The band's third studio release is expected to drop in April of this year via Pure Steel Records. More information, including the album artwork, track list and exact release date is expected soon. The song and album are the first to feature new vocalist Jeff Rose (Livesay).
Check out "Driven By Fear" here:
Power Theory has issued the following announcement about releasing a new album later this year:
"2014 is lining up to be a great year already with work continuing on our forthcoming CD 'Driven By Fear' and the preliminary mixes on songs are killer! This will be our strongest effort yet and our goal is for an April 2014 releases date.
"We will reveal the new cover artwork by Timo Wuerz in February 2014 along with a tentative track listing. The band is also a feature interview in Steel for an Age Magazine from Greece, which should be released on or about January 10th, 2014 along with 'Cut and Run' on the accompanying compilation CD, and we would like to thank Thanos Stafylarikus for his hard work and dedication to metal! Some killer show up-dates for 2014 so far are:
1/18/14 in hometown Philadelphia for Tungsten's CD release show
2/28/14 in Levittown, PA or Single Bullet Theory's CD release show featuring Byzantine, Anvil Bitch
April 4-5 2014 Ragnarökkr Metal Apocalypse in Chicago, IL
"Touring negotiations are currently happening as well again for 2014. So once again Power Team (Alan, Jeff, Nygil, BB, Lorin, Susi, and Matt) would like to wish everyone the best for 2014!"
San Francisco Bay act Vicious Rumors is about to kick off the "American Punishment" tour with special guest Seven Witches and Power Theory. The trek takes place from September 18th to October 14th in the United States.
The tour is in support of the "Electric Punishment" album that was released via Steamhammer/SPV earlier this year. Dates are as follows: More...
Lineup changes continue for Pennsylvania metal act Power Theory, as the band announced that bassist Drew Foster would be departing the band due to the constraints and commitments of his job. Foster will continue to fill in for live shows when if there was a need and he would continue to work on the side project with guitarist BB Ballinger. The new bassist is Alan D'Angelo (Ex-Sleepy Hollow/Livesay).
The band's announcement reads as follows: "We are...very pleased to announce Alan D`Angelo (Livesay, ex-Sleepy Hollow) will be taking over duties as Power Theory bassist for Warriors of Metal IV - Open Air and the fall 'Metal Masters Tour' with Vicious Rumors, Leather Wolf, Seven Witches, and Power Theory's support role starting 10/03/13 in our home town, Philadelphia, and the forthcoming 'Driven By Fear' final recording sessions. Alan is a kick ass bass player and has great stage presence."
The band was forced to cancel its upcoming appearance in Delaware this weekend: "Unfortunately, we will have to cancel our 6/22/13 date with label mates Widow and good friends Infernal Opera at Mojo 13 in Wilmington, Delaware to prepare with Alan for our Warriors of Metal IV set in Ohio, on 6/29/13, but will attend to support the bands, and rest assured we will be in top form for our scheduled set at WOM IV."
Power Theory recently hired new vocalist Jeff Rose last month.
Pure Steel Records artist Power Theory from Philadelphia, PA is very pleased to announce Jeff Rose (Livesay, Present Darkness) as new lead vocalist
Guitarist Bob Ballinger comments: "I have followed Jeff from the NY/Phila Metal scene for a few years now and we have mutual friends in the scene, Jeff contacted us via our publicist Susi 'Rocket Queen' Mueller.
"We had a few really talented vocalists contact us about the open position over the last few weeks but Jeff stood out the most with his detailed breakdown of the material we asked him to learn and constant communication, and he basically nailed our live set in 6 days. Jeff brings a new dimension to the band with his power and range."
Now with Jeff Rose on vocals and Nygil Hoch on lead guitar, Power Theory will play a warm-up show at Mojo 13 in Claymont, Delaware with Pure Steel label mates Widow on June 22nd.
The band will return home to the studio to complete the album "Driven by Fear" with executive producer Peter Baltes (Accept), engineer Matt DiFabio (Single Bullet Theory), and with mixing handled by Carlos Alveraz (ShadowDance).
Power Theory has parted ways with vocalist Dave Santini, citing musical differences as the main issue. The band comments:
"A new vocalist and guitarist will be announced in the next week for the forthcoming Warriors of Metal Festival, CD Release, and fall tour dates with Vicious Rumors, Leather Wolf, and Seven Witches. We thank Dave for his run with the band and wish him the best in the future."
Philadelphia's traditional metal band Power Theory has teamed up with Gun Shy Assassin to stream a song off the band's new album "An Axe to Grind." Check out the track "Colossus" over at Gunshyassassin.com here.
A teaser trailer for the album is also available at this location and the artwork can be viewed below. In other Power Theory news, the band also recently recruited new guitarist Steve Stegg. The full statement from the band about the new member can be read here. More...
Philadelphia-based traditional metal band Power Theory has welcomed renowned metal guitarist Steve Stegg into the ranks as the newest band member. Steve is a founding member and former guitarist for Blood Feast, Sleepy Hollow and Tapping the Vein. Guitarist Bob 'BB' Ballinger of Power Theory had the following to say:
Power Theory has been looking to add a second dual rhythm/lead guitarist since the end of the recording sessions for 'An Axe to Grind,' but our commitments haven't given us the time to do anything but start to compile a list of potential candidates. Steve is a great friend and supporter of the band, and has been a regular at our local shows; in fact he replaced me as the Colossus guitarist and played with Jay Pekala prior to his first Sleepy Hollow tenure.
We would always jokingly add Steve as our top candidate when we discussed it, but knew he was very busy with Sleepy Hollow and there was no chance, so we moved on to other names. "Steve informed us he had become available in mid July and was interested in jamming to see if there was chemistry and it was evident from the first few minutes it was a great fit for both Power Theory and Steve.
We will then take a short break from live shows to start demo tracking for a new full length CD we are planning to start recording in February and release in 2013. We are currently negotiating with a legendary artist/producer for the project (more to come soon on that). Steve will be a very big part of the writing and recording process for the new album, and we will resume some live shows in October 2012. European dates are being planned for 2013 with Red Lion Music as well as Warriors of Metal Fest VI, and some US tour dates with Axxenstar and Taberah for summer 2013.
Immediate plans for the band, who just released "An Axe to Grind" on Pure Steel Records, are two area shows in August:
FalloutZine Presents: at O'Reilly's Pub in Philadelphia, PA - October 31, Anvil Bitch, Sinister Realm, Power Theory, Hammer Fight, and Mistress.
Magnetar Media and Biz R Entertainment Present at Jimmy's Place in Allentown, PA: North American Assault - White Wizzard, Icarus Witch, Widow, Power Theory, and Infernal Opera.
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...
Blistering.com, in conjunction with Pure Steel Records and Philly-based traditional metallers Power Theory, has posted a stream of the song "Edge of Knives" from the band's forthcoming album, "An Axe to Grind." Click yourself over to this location, or stream it below in the player.
Germany's Pure Steel Records will release "An Axe to Grind" on June 29th, the day the Philadelphia band performs at Warriors Of Metal Fest V Open Air at the Frontier Ranch in Pataskala, OH. Metal-Rules TV has posted a series of three interviews with Power Theory. Check out the first one over here. The subsequent interview can be found at this location, while the final one can be watched by going here.
A new promotional trailer has been posted online for Power Theory's forthcoming second release on Pure Steel Records. Check out the teaser for "An Axe To Grind" in the player below. The album is set to drop on June 29th, 2012 and the album artwork is available after the jump.
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 V has announced that all the fans who will attend the festival this year on June 29th and 30th at Frontier Ranch in Pataskala, Ohio will receive a special 2012 Double CD Fest Compilation album which is in pressing right now. Additionally, thanks to the efforts of the WOM Fest European Street Team, 2000 of the Keep It True XV Festival attendees this year will also receive this compilation for free.
This 158 minute metal monster was funded by all 36 participating bands from five different continents, mixed by the WOM Fest promoter Datis Alaee and mastered by Thord Klarstrom at the 7th Gate Studio in Arvika, Sweden. The layout and arrangement of the accompanying 16 page full color booklet was done by the WOM Fest organizer Lea Alaee. All the artwork for this official Fest release was done by Dragonfyre Studios' Wayne Smith and Frank Parr in Defiance, Ohio - who also designed the soon to be revealed Fest poster and Fest T-shirt designs.
The 17 tracks on Disc 1 contain bands from USA, Australia (Taberah), Greece (Power Crue), Sweden (Gallows End) and Brazil (Machinage) and includes exclusive pre-release tracks from: Power Crue (Lighten The Underground from Greece), Gallows End (Independent from Sweden) and American bands; Mystic-Force (Siegen Records), Power Theory and Fiakra (Pure Steel Records).
The 19 tracks on Disc 2 contain bands from USA, Brazil (Woslom) and Jordan (Dragonrider); and includes exclusive pre-release tracks from Seax and Iron Will from Massachusetts, Lady Beast from Pennsylvania, The Last Alliance from New York and Banshee from Kansas. For the full track listing, please see the back panel of the album below. For all event related information visit the Warriors Of Metal Fest's website here. More...
Heavy metal band Power Theory will be playing "An Evening of Pure Steel" on March 24th at The Blue Room in Secaucus, New Jersey in celebration of Sleepy Hollow's new release "Skull 13." Joining Power Theory and Sleepy Hollow will be Pure Steel Records labelmates Exxplorer along with very special guests Voo Doo Terror Tribe and Scars Of Envy. Power Theory, who will also be performing at the Warriors Of Metal V Open Air Festival in Ohio on June 29-30, will unveil its new album "An Axe To Grind" at the event. Below is an upload for the title track from Power Theory's recent album.
Philadelphia's Power Theory has revealed the cover artwork for the new album "An Axe to Grind," which was created by Eliran Kantor (Testament, Sodom, Gwar). Further details on the album's release date and track listing will be announced in the near future.
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
Philadelphia, PA area metal band Power Theory has announced their new drummer as Chris Smith (After Glow, Tears of the Departed). The band plans to have local live shows in December and January, in which they will also record 4 or 5 songs for a live EP to showcase Chris’s "Metal Machine Drumming." The band will also be recording drum tracks for their next full length album “An Axe to Grind” set to be released in Summer/Fall 2011.
“It will be an injustice to the fans not to record a few our heavier songs with Chris’s drumming and see how much tighter and heavier the material becomes, plus it’ll be a little live teaser before to the new one” quotes guitarist BB Ballinger.
The band would also like to acknowledge and thank Infernal Opera drummer Michael Alberque for his help keeping the backline while our search for a permanent drummer took place.
Pennsylvania's Power Theory has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new drummer:
"Power Theory would like to announce that due to health and personal reasons, Steve Sabo has informed us he will not be able to continue on with the band at this time, or any time in the near future. With the release of our debut album 'Out of the Ashes, Into the Fire' we are unable to take a hiatus of an unknown length. Steve will always remain a member of the Power Theory family. We wish him the best!
"Power Theory would also like to announce that Michael Alberque (Infernal Opera), has agreed to become our new drummer. Michael will continue to keep obligations/commitments with Infernal Opera as well. We also like to thank Gary Berza for working with the band for the last few weeks, and Gary will play session drums on a track for the new album 'An Axe to Grind,' when sessions begin December 10th at 1021 Studios."