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DIO DISCIPLES announce first US tour

by on Aug.30, 2011, under news

Some fans figured that with the passing of Ronnie James Dio in 2010, one of metal’s greatest voices of all-time had been silenced forever.

But Dio‘s music will live on forever, and many of his friends and/or former band mates are making sure of it, as they have reunited as Dio Disciples – a concert celebration to the former singer of Black Sabbath, Rainbow, and Elf (and successful/respected solo artist). And while Dio Disciples has already performed overseas, US fans have waited patiently for their chance to catch the group. Soon, their wish will be granted.

The band (which is comprised of singers Tim “Ripper” Owens and Toby Jepson, guitarist Craig Goldy, bassist Rudy Sarzo, keyboardist Scott Warren, and drummer Simon Wright) has announced a string of dates (with more to be announced), which as of now, kicks off on September 22nd at the Chance in Poughkeepsie, NY, and wraps up on October 9th at Trees in Dallas, TX.
Keep your eyes peeled to Dio DisciplesFacebook page for announcements regarding additional US tour dates.

Touching upon almost every era of Dio‘s stellar career, you can expect to hear faithful and heavy renditions of such classics as “The Last in Line,” “Rainbow in the Dark,” “Holy Diver,” “Heaven and Hell,” “Neon Knights,” and “Man on the Silver Mountain,” among countless others.

Get ready US fans, as it will soon be time to “Stand Up and Shout” to an evening of Dio music once again.

CONFIRMED US TOUR DATES [more to be added]:
9/22/2011 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
9/23/2011 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony
9/24/2011 Springfield, VA Jaxx
9/26/2011 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
9/27/2011 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar
9/28/2011 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
9/29/2011 Chicago, IL House of Blues
9/30/2011 Medina, MN Medina Entertainment Center
10/6/2011 Baton Rouge, LA Varsity Theatre
10/7/2011 Houston, TX Scout Bar
10/8/2011 San Antonio, TX Sunken Gardens
10/9/2011 Dallas, TX Trees









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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN’s Relentless return releases on November 23rd

by on Sep.29, 2010, under news

Shred guitar” and “neo classical metal” are two phrases that have been commonplace in the world of heavy metal for decades by this point, but both can be attributed to the unmistakable work by Yngwie Malmsteen.

Ever since the early 1980′s, Yngwie has been pushing the limits of guitar, and influencing countless other players in the process. And he continues to impress to this day, as evidenced by his forthcoming album, ‘Relentless,’ the highly anticipated follow-up to 2008′s critically acclaimed ‘Perpetual Flame‘ (Yngwie‘s first album for Rising Force Records). The album is the second to feature ex-Judas Priest and Iced Earth singer Tim “Ripper” Owens, and features over 60 minutes of incredibly complex, kick ass arrangements.

This title truly is the right one for this album“, explains Yngwie. “I mean, after all these years, some kind of force is driving me to create something that totally surpasses everything I’ve done before. I tried to capture the raw energy of a live performance, yet push myself to the most demanding level of playing and composing to harness that elusive magic that can’t just be switched on. All the way out, caution to the wind, but disciplined performances was what I went for. Maybe I did it too, check it out!”

Bursting onto the scene with such classic releases as 1984′s ‘Rising Force,’ 1985′s ‘Marching Out,‘ and 1986′s ‘Trilogy,’ Yngwie instantly made a name for himself, by recreating the spirit of celebrated composer/musician Niccolò Paganini, but within the realm of heavy metal guitar.
Soon, countless other guitarists were copying Yngwie‘s style…but there is simply only one Yngwie. Yngwie‘s career continued to thrive throughout the world, including such additional triumphs as his totally classical work for orchestra and solo electric guitar, ‘Concerto Suite,’ which proved once and for all that his classical credentials were genuine.
Yngwie continues to receive accolades worldwide, such as recently being selected as one Time Magazine‘s “Top Ten Greatest Electric Guitar Players” (amongst the stellar company of Les Paul, Jimmy Page, and Jimi Hendrix).

A respected musician among both his peers and his fans, Yngwie continues to play and compose at a level of mastery that many career musicians only dream of.
Relentless‘ is a must-have, which will appeal to all Yngwie fans and rock music fans alike.
Prepare yourself for a ‘Relentless‘ classical metal attack!

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CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED Tour!

by on May.14, 2010, under news

CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED

CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED

Richard Christy’s Charred Walls Of The Damned is hitting the road! Fans will FINALLY have the chance to watch Richard Christy and Tim “Ripper” Owens perform the songs from Charred Walls Of The Damned’s debut album love this July. They’ll be touring from Chicago, through Canada and up to Worcester, MA for a massive show with Dream Theater! The tour will also feature comedian Don Jamieson from VH1 Classic’s “That Metal Show” (http://www.donjamieson.com).

A limited number of VIP tickets will be available. The VIP ticket includes a meet and greet with Charred Walls Of The Damned, a Limited edition poster to be signed by the band, a limited edition EXCLUSIVE t-shirt, and you will also be allowed to bring any other personal items to have the guys from the band sign!

Tickets are now available on http://www.richardchristy.com and http://www.timripperowens.com.

Richard Christy talks about 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!”

Watch Charred Walls Of The Damned videos on MetalBlade.tv, including the Ghost Town music video as well as Richard and Owen’s interview on the Eddie Trunk show on Sirius XM’s The Boneyard. Check out those videos and more now on MetalBlade.tv!

CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED
Tour w/ Don Jamieson
07/01 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
07/02 Detroit, MI Harpo’s
07/03 Montreal, QC Les Foufounes Electrique
07/04 Toronto, ON Opera House
07/06 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s Down Under
07/07 Pittsburgh, PA Diesel
07/08 New York, NY Gramercy Theater
07/09 West Chester, PA The Note
07/10 Worcester, MA Palladium w/ Dream Theater

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