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Found this at another forum and thought I'd share. Geez, Tim "Ripper" Owens must be trying for the title of Hardest Working Man in Metal Business.

 

Sounds like a cool lineup but wow... that is one of the worst band names I've heard in dog years.

 

Famed metal drummer Richard Christy's new band, Charred Walls of the Damned, inks deal with Metal Blade Records

 

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

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He's also doing that project Hail with Dave Ellefson and others.

 

"Hail" is basically an all star cover band. I don't think they plan to record anything, it's just something fun they do to blow off steam in between the members' various projects.

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Looking forward to this one. I hung out in Las Vegas with Richard Christy a few times before he got the Stern gig. I remember going to a Stryper show with him at The House Of Blues. Strangely enough he said that Stryper was his favorite band. He had come to Vegas just for the show. Kind of funny considering some of the bands he has been with... Death and Iced Earth. Neither of those scream Stryper to me.

 

Sounds like a pretty good line up... hope it lives up to its potential.

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He's also doing that project Hail with Dave Ellefson and others.

 

"Hail" is basically an all star cover band. I don't think they plan to record anything, it's just something fun they do to blow off steam in between the members' various projects.

 

I realize that but with how many gigs they seem to be doing they are blowing off a whole lot of steam.

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I realize that but with how many gigs they seem to be doing they are blowing off a whole lot of steam.

 

Hey, if somebody was gonna throw a bunch of money at me to come down to Chile or Brazil or wherever the hell "Hail" has "toured" thus far to play a bunch of cover tunes, what the hell, I'd do it. :lol:

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I realize that but with how many gigs they seem to be doing they are blowing off a whole lot of steam.

 

Hey, if somebody was gonna throw a bunch of money at me to come down to Chile or Brazil or wherever the hell "Hail" has "toured" thus far to play a bunch of cover tunes, what the hell, I'd do it. :lol:

 

They have played some crazy places so far that's for sure. :lol:

 

Then again the way that Blabbermouth tells the same story over and over they might of just done one gig so far but have made it seem like 30 gigs. :rofl2:

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