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CORNERS OF SANCTUARY new song news

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August 15, 2017 For immediate release: Traditional heavy metal titans CORNERS OF SANCTUARY (COS) have released a brand new digital single on Exquisite Noise Records. Their latest effort, titled "Dreams," features guest artist Kayla Marie, singer of Powerless Rise, sitting front and center as lead vocalist for this unique and stylish Metal sonata. “Dreams” Preview Link: "We wanted to try something different," said Mick Michaels, the band's founder and guitarist. "I had the opportunity to work with Kayla last year while producing Powerless Rise's first album. I knew she would make a great fit for the direction this song was meant to go in," he continued. The song is a strong departure from the band's usual delivery of the modern classic heavy metal sound. "I think we managed to maintain our signature traditional style. It's definitely COS. We just tweaked the formula a bit to create another layer of the band's personalit…

Tower Of Babel featuring Joe Stump

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Tower Of Babel Features the mighty JOE STUMP on guitar. This album is chock full of epic soaring leads, powerful vocals and extremely tight musicianship. This is a powerhouse of true metal warriors. Joe is a true musicians musician. Non compromising and incredibly talented and knowledgeable of his instrument. This is a true guitar icon.  Check out the interview with Mr. Stump below.


What are the plans for TOWER OF BABEL?

 Touring in Europe is the only plan right now.


How do you get your mind set for European touring

I'm overseas all the time. My job at the Berklee faculty of music allows me that luxury. Usually I'm touring during my vacation weeks. So I'm getting paid vacation time and touring money. As long as there is coffee and beer I'm cool. I find ways to relax. I'll watch guitar videos and then head to a pub.


Are you concerned with safety overseas now?

Wherever you go now it is a concern. I was there when the Manchester thing went down. Ritchie Blackmore was pl…
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https://www.youtube.com/user/metalrising2013

An Interview With Doro Pesch

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Editors note: ( My very first interview was over the phone with the fantastic DORO PESCH)

     Years ago I had the pleasure of meeting Doro Pesch at the New Jersey Metal Meltdown.  She rocked that stage, sandwiched in between a host of death and new age metal bands;  she stood her ground and played from the heart. Doro is one of the metal community's shining stars. A veteran musician she has been on tour in some form or another almost her entire life. That dedication and passion comes through, not only with her music, but also her personality. She is metal.  You can hear her love for the genre in her voice as she excitedly speaks of music she has created and plans for the future.  Her latest album, "Raise Your Fist" is loaded with both traditional heavy rockers, and powerful ballads.  My initial goal was to obviously discuss the new album but I found there is so much more to learn and discuss with this wonderful, classy, icon of metal.  Her positivity was infectious.





Ron…

CRY OF THE WOLF INTERVEW WITH JON 5

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Editors note:(Back when I first started this I had the chance to interview jon 5 at the mayhem festival.)


   How is the Mayhem tour going?
Tour is going great so far. I can't complain. Good shows, nice weather. We had a power outage in Scranton. Everything is going really well. Looking for more in the future.

Are you happy with the production and the stage on this tour?
Oh yes. So huge. It can't get much bigger. As  a matter of fact we can't even use all of it today. People are going to watch a really cool show.

The album is doing great and is really an excellent hard rock album.
Yeah the album. It's great. We recorded it at Rob's place and we had no distractions. No cell service, nothing. Just focused on the writing. The album came out great we are really proud of it. I love it. I love listening to it.

How does the writing process work for this. Does Rob have the ideas and you bring the guitar parts to him or?....
You know, I'll say I have a bunch of riffs and he…

CRY OF THE WOLF MAGAZINE Interview With FRANKIE BANALI Of QUIET RIOT

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CRY OF THE WOLF MAGAZINE Interview With FRANKIE BANALI Of QUIET RIOT

QUIET RIOT was not the first band that got me into heavy metal. I was already well entrenched in the power and the glory of bands like Sabbath, Saxon, and Dio. But for an impressionable youth the constant nagging from the "cool" kids at school about how lame metal was became very bothersome. Cliched white sneaker wearing future lawyers were constantly picking on me and my metal head friends. QUIET RIOT one day came on the radio and changed all that. Like an asteroid hitting the dinosaurs they wiped away all the so called un coolness about metal and made it mainstream. Suddenly all the jocks were "banging" their heads to songs like "Metal Health", And "slick Black Cadillac". So years later after the heavy smoke has cleared I got the chance to speak with one of the key architects of QUIET RIOT, Mr. Frankie Banali. They are about to release ROAD RAGE on Frontiers Records and it so…