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Fri
16
Nov

SPIRITS OF FIRE Self-Titled Debut Out Feb 22

Friday, February 22, 2019
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SPIRITS OF FIRE, the new band featuring Tim “Ripper" Owens, Chris Caffery, Steve Di Giorgio & Mark Zonder, have announced a February 22, 2019 
release date for their self-titled debut album and released the first single & video, "Light Speed Marching" from the album.
 
Frontiers Music Srl is known for building new bands/projects featuring musicians of outstanding quality and who come from unique backgrounds. After an intense brainstorming session, a dream team of renowned metal musicians including Tim "Ripper" Owens (ex Judas Priest, Iced Earth), Chris Caffery (Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra), Steve DiGiorgio (Testament, Death etc.) and Mark Zonder (ex Fates Warning, Warlord) was born and put together under the direction of renowned LA-based producer Roy Z. (Bruce Dickinson, Halford, Tribe Of Gypsies).
 
Called SPIRITS OF FIRE (after the title of one of their songs), the band has completed work on their debut album which is set for release on February 22nd via Frontiers Music Srl. The music can best be described as “classic Priest meets Savatage”.
 
Guitarist Chris Caffery on his influences for the record and working with Roy Z: “My influences for writing on this record were the bands that we were and are still in! I wanted to write songs that [Judas] Priest, Savatage, Testament, and Fates Warning fans would like. But, I wanted them to have a personality of their own as well. To give it a vibe that was SPIRITS OF FIRE! I grew up listening to Judas Priest and spent 30 plus years working with Jon Oliva and Paul O’Neill with Savatage and TSO. Many years playing Criss’ music. These influences for me came naturally! Especially because I’m a fan of all of our bands!
 
This was the first time that I ever worked with Roy and it was so much fun. I have been a huge fan of his work for a long time. He’s written music, played on, and produced some of my favorite metal albums ever. He had a difficult job bringing this all together and I can’t think of anyone that would have been a better producer and co-worker for this album!”
 
“I always just sing to the song, whatever I feel it should be. It’s like a character thing! I like layers! This music is really perfect for me and in my natural wheel house. I like to sing all over the place and change it up and this all happens on this album. This is just the start of an amazing band, I mean sky is the limit and I actually can’t wait to record the next album, because this one is so great and perfect,” says vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens.
 
Drummer Mark Zonder adds about his playing and writing process, “I am the kind of player that plays what I think fits best with the music. With SPIRITS OF FIRE, the music was more aggressive and hard hitting which I really liked. Again, I tried to be very mindful of the song and the vocals, but tried to add parts that were interesting and creative for the listener.”
 
 
Tracklisting:
 
1. Light Speed Marching
2. Temple of the Soul
3. All Comes Together
4. Spirits of Fire
5. It’s Everywhere
6. A Game
7. Dispensable
8. Meet Your End
9. Never to Return
10. The Path
11. Alone in the Darkness
 
 
 
Fri
19
Oct

GUARDIANS OF TIME - "Tearing Up The World" Feat. Abbath (Official Lyric Video)

 
Norwegian heavy metal/power metal band, GUARDIANS OF TIME, celebrate the release of their fifth album with a brand new lyric video for the title track "Tearing Up The World" featuring ABBATH as guest on vocals. GUARDIANS OF TIME's new album is out now and available as Digipack CD & Double Black Vinyl via ROAR! Rock Of Angles Records.
 
GUARDIANS OF TIME have recently released a music video for 'As I Burn' feat. Tim "Ripper" Owens (ex Judas Priest, Iced Earth), which can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/4FcwxkuQZJ4
 
TRACK LIST:
1. Tearing Up The World
2. Raise The Eagle
3. We’ll Bring War
4. Burning Of Rome
5. Kingdom Come
6. Valhalla Awaits
7. Brothers Of The North
8. Light Won’t Shine
9. As I Burn
10. Drawn In Blood
11. Masters We Were
 
Wed
31
Aug

TATE, OWENS & BAYLEY From Touring Combo TRINITY

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ROCK FRONT MAN GEOFF TATE OF OPERATION: MINDCRIME AND FORMERLY OF QUEENSRYCHE
TO BE JOINED ON TOUR BY FORMER JUDAS PRIEST SINGER TIM "RIPPER" OWENS AND FORMER
IRON MAIDEN SINGER BLAZE BAYLEY AS THE THREE VOCALISTS COME TOGETHER AS "TRINITY"
FOR SELECT TOUR PERFORMANCES BEGINNING IN NOVEMBER
 
Come November, heavy metal fans in at least eight east coast cities will be in for a night full of hell-raising fun as three of the genre's finest vocalists -- Geoff Tate, Tim "Ripper" Owens and Blaze Bayley -- will be performing the hits from their respective bands on stage together for what is hoped to be just the beginning of several dates over the next few months.
 
Geoff Tate, who's Operation: Mindcrime will be releasing their second CD of a trilogy in September titled, Resurrection, states that the collaboration between the three first came about while recently in the studio. "We were recording a song together that will appear on the new Operation: Mindcrime album called 'Taking on the World' and immediately realized just how much fun it would be if we went out and did a couple of dates together. We want to give fans a great selection of hits and rarities along with songs we just enjoy performing... and the Trinity tour was born!"
 
The three vocalists will be backed by the same group of excellent musicians throughout the evening in a show that promises to be loaded with memorable metal for the music masses to enjoy.
 
Fans can expect to hear such songs as "Empire," "I Don't Believe in Love," "Eyes of a Stranger," "Living After Midnight," "Breaking the Law," "You've Got Another Thing Comin'," "Burn in Hell," "Man on the Edge," "The Number of the Beast" and "Run to the Hills" among others.
 
During his illustrious career, Geoff Tate has sold more than 25 million records at the helm of Queensryche, the band he fronted for 30 years from their inception through 2012, earning three Grammy nominations, five MTV Music Video Award nominations, and one MTV Music Video Award along the way. The landmark concept album Operation: Mindcrime thrust Tate's unique social consciousness, style and expertly crafted lyrics into the national spotlight in 1988, and was followed by Empire in 1990, the album that delivered Queensryche to arena-headlining status and sold more than three million albums on the back of hit singles and radio staples "Silent Lucidity" and "Jet City Woman." By the time the band released Promised Land in 1994, Geoff Tate was universally acknowledged as one of the greatest frontmen in rock and metal, and a driving force behind one of the most innovative bands in mainstream music. In September of 2015, his new band, Operation: Mindcrime released its debut effort titled, The Key, which examined what one might do if they discovered "the key" to changing the way we view the world, the way we look at time, the way we travel and could essentially change the human condition... for better or for release. The band successfully toured for months in support of the project and looks forward to their forthcoming release, Resurrection (via Frontiers Music Srl), this September.
 
Tim "Ripper" Owens first gained worldwide attention and acclaim when he joined Judas Priest as their lead singer in 1996. During his stint with Judas Priest, he recorded two studio albums and two live albums. The song "Bullet Train" -- which featured his incredible vocals -- was nominated for a Grammy award in 1999 in the category of Best Metal Performance. He subsequently went on to join Iced Earth and currently performs with such bands as Beyond Fear, Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force and Charred Walls of the Damned.
 
Blaze Bayley joined Iron Maiden in 1993 after the departure of Bruce Dickinson and remained the band's singer until Dickinson's return in 1999. Bayley, who had started his career in the mid-80's as the vocalist of Wolfsbane, recorded two albums with Iron Maiden before starting his own band, Blaze. In May of 2000, the band would release their debut album titled, Silicon Messiah, and would go on to put out two other albums. In more recent years, he's concentrated on solo projects.
 
Geoff Tate, Tim "Ripper" Owens and Blaze Bayley... not one, not two, but all three!
 
Three of the most well-respected metal singers from three of the most well-respected metal bands, together on stage in November!
 
Tickets for all eight confirmed shows (see below) are now on sale.
 
Trinity Tour 2016 - Confirmed Tour Dates*
 
November
Friday, November 18 - The Montage Music Hall in Rochester, New York
Saturday, November 19 - Mulcahy's Pub and Concert Hall in Wantagh, New York
Sunday, November 20 - Sellersville Theater in Sellersville, Pennsylvania
Tuesday, November 22 - The Westcott Theater in Syracuse, New York
Wednesday, November 23 - The Chance in Poughkeepsie, New York
Friday, November 25 - Tupelo Music Hall in Londonderry, New Hampshire
Saturday, November 26 - Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis, Maryland
Sunday, November 27 - BB Kings in New York, New York

*Additional dates expected be added.

www.operationmindcrime.com

Tim "Ripper" Owens Official Website - www.timripperowens.com
Blaze Bayley Official Website - www.blazebayley.net
 
 
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