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New Song "Monsters And Heroes" Available From Appice

Legendary drummers and brothers Vinny and Carmine Appice have teamed up for a new project called Appice. They are set to release the debut album "Sinister" via SPV/Steamhammer October 27th. "Sinister" is available for pre-order now at this location. All digital pre-orders include an instant download of the song "Monsters And Heroes," which is available as a lyric video in the player below.

Carmine Appice comments on the song and lyric video: "The song 'Monsters And Heroes' is a song about the great Ronnie James Dio. The song is a tribute to his legacy. The track features both Vinny and I on drums as well as special guest Paul Shortino (who wrote the lyrics) handling the vocal duties. We all knew Ronnie very well and wanted to do this video so everyone can see what a great tribute this is to Ronnie. Check it out it is a piece of rock art!!!"

"'Monsters And Heroes' is special song that was inspired by the greatest singer and person in Rock! My friend Ronnie James Dio. This is a special tribute to the man who gave us such great music and words and also took the time for all his fans who he loved," adds Vinny.

"Sinister" consists of a total of 13 tracks, recorded by Carmine and Vinny together with distinguished colleagues. "Killing Floor" and "Future Past" feature the wonderful Craig Goldy (together with bassist Tony Franklin), Franklin resurfacing, together with Paul Shortino, on "Suddenly" and on "You Got Me Running." Shortino also lends his awesome vocals to "War Cry" and the programmatic "Monsters And Heroes," the latter also featuring Bulletboys guitarist Mick Sweda, while Shortino teams up with Whitesnake stringsman Joel Hoekstra on "War Cry."

Talking of vocals: "Sinister," "Danger" (bass: Phil Soussan), "In The Night" (guitar: Bumblefoot) and "Sabbath Mash" (guitar: Erik Turner, keyboards: Erik Norlander) are all sung by Jim Crean, while Chas West recorded the vocal parts for "Killing Floor," Scotty Bruce featuring on "Future Past" and Robin McAuley on "Riot." The biggest surprise of all: Carmine himself doubles as vocalist on "You Got Me Running." Vinny: "Carmine has been singing lead and background for years. He's a very good singer and I´m glad he sang one number on this record."

The track listing for "Sinister" is:

1. Sinister
2. Monsters And Heroes
3. Killing Floor
4. Danger
5. Drum Wars
6. Riot
7. Suddenly
8. In The Night
9. Future Past
10. You Got Me Running
11. Bros In Drums
12. War Cry
13. Sabbath Mash

Check out "Monsters And Heroes" here:

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1. coldiem writes:

I appreciate the, for lack of a better word, "experiment", but personally I don't like the dual-drum angle here. It seems like for the most part they are just duplicating each other's parts making it completely unnecessary. And, as a negative effect, in some places their tracks vary ever-so-slightly making it sound pretty awkward.

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