Richard Christy’s CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED Signs with Metal Blade

Drummer Richard Christy‘s new band, CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED, have announced they’ve signed with Metal Blade Records. CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED‘s roster is stacked with some of metal’s most talented musicians–famed producer Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, ALL THAT REMAINS, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER) on guitars, Tim “Ripper” Owens (BEYOND FEAR, ex-ICED EARTH, ex-JUDAS PRIEST) on vocals, Steve Digiorgio (SADUS, TESTAMENT, CONTROL DENIED) on bass, and Christy on drums.

Christy, the former ICED EARTH/DEATH/CONTROL DENIED drummer 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.”

CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED‘s full-length debut is expected to drop 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.

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When you think about countries where great metal is from, Ireland might be the last place you’d think of. However, Irish heroes PRIMORDIAL have been paying their dues in the (international) underground scene since 1991 with their unique style of folk/black metal. While groundbreaking albums such as A Journey’s End have drawn the adoration of tried and true underground fans, the band’s new monumental album, To the Nameless Dead, seems to have finally broken through to the rest of the metal masses at large. We spoke to vocalist Alan Nemtheanga about the band’s vision and source of inspiration as well as a host of other topics including their love of BATHORY.

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