TRIUMPH’S GIL MOORE DISCUSSES “ALLIED FORCES” 35 YEARS LATER

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Jeb Wright of Classic Rock Revisited spoke with Triumph drummer/vocalist, Gil Moore. Portions of the interview appear below.

Jeb: Allied Forces is 35 years old this year. I was listening to it one day recently and I looked at the date and I was like… oh my God, where did the time go? Are you guys going to do anything special to celebrate or just let it slide by?

Gil: We might just let it slide by. You’re the first person that’s brought it up, so I should talk to Mike about it and say, “Hey, what are we going to do?”

Jeb: I was hoping you would tell me you were going to play together for the anniversary!

Gil: You never know, something like that might happen, I don’t mean like a tour or anything, but I just mean, maybe for some charitable cause or something, playing a track or two wouldn’t be a bad idea. I mean it’s easy for Rik because his chops are great. He actually plays guitar better now than he ever has in his whole life, he just keeps getting better. So, it would just be a case of Mike and me rehearsing and learning a couple of songs and stuff. I’m the one who’s really the hold-back because I’m so busy with Metalworks stuff. We’ll see, it might happen…

Jeb: How did you decide -and you’ve been asked this probably for 35 years since the album- how did you guys decide who was going to sing which song?

Gil: We just kind of fell into it naturally. Anything that was bluesy went to me, and anything that was more major key or high pitched went to Rik.

Occasionally we’d make mistakes. I’d sing a song that he probably should have sung or vice versa, but most of the time I think we got it right.

Some of Rik’s vocals were unbelievable, like the vocal in Fight the Good Fight for example, to me that was… I think if somebody says to me, “What was the best Rik Emmitt vocal of all time?” I’d be going, well there are a lot of them. Fight the Good Fight was one. Blinding Light Show was another.

He’s got some vocals that I don’t think the songs suited him. A lot of the songs that I did suited me. That’s the trouble for every vocalist…

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ANTHRAX ANNOUNCES SECOND SHOW AT SAINT VITUS BAR ON SEPTEMBER 17TH TO BENEFIT GILDA’S CLUB NYC

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With all tickets having sold out in less than a minute for Anthrax’s Saint Vitus Bar show tomorrow night, the New York thrash/metal titans announce that they will play a second show at the venue on Saturday, September 17th. Doors are at midnight and Anthrax will take the stage at 1AM (Sunday). Tickets are priced at $50 and go on sale tomorrow, Friday, at 12NOON ET. Log onto http://www.ticketfly.com to make your purchase. As with tomorrow night’s concert, proceeds from Saturday’s show will go to benefit Gilda’s Club NYC.

Anthrax is confirmed for Saturday’s Revolution Rock Festival in Connecticut and will take the stage at 1:30PM to insure they get to Brooklyn in time for the Saint Vitus show. The band has already begun to kick around ideas for a different set list and other surprises for Saturday’s show.

“With tomorrow night’s show having sold out so quickly, we decided to do a second one to bring more awareness to Gilda’s Club NYC,” said Anthrax’s Scott Ian. “Two shows in one day – it’s going to be amazing, so come on down.”

Gilda’s Club NYC was founded in 1995 in memory of Gilda Radner, the talented comedienne and original cast member of “Saturday Night Live” who passed away in 1989 from cancer. GCNYC’s mission is to support, educate and empower cancer patients and their families.

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METALLICA’S DELUXE EDITION OF “HARDWIRED…TO SELF DESTRUCT” WILL INCLUDE COVER SONGS AND LIVE MUSIC

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Metallica have posted the following message about their forthcoming album, Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, on their official website:

“Guess what?!? It’s DONE! We have put the finishing touches on our next album, Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, and are looking forward to the next phase of unleashing it to the world, waking the monster that is Metallica and hitting the road. As we were in the 11th hour of wrapping it up it dawned on us that we have never shared with you in any sort of cohesive “official” manner the extensive covers we have worked on since Death Magnetic. While digging into the bonus options to compliment the 12-song album with additional material, we realized that none of our versions of these songs from some of our favorite and most respected artists have been readily available on our very own Blackened Recordings. So with that said, we’re here to tell you about some changes we’ve made to the deluxe versions of Hardwired… in place of the previously announced Riff Origins.

The 2016 version of Lords of Summer from the studio in its full glory as originally promised is still included, but now we’ve added the Ronnie Rising Medley, originally only available only on the Ronnie James Dio – This Is Your Life tribute album, along with the Iron Maiden cover of Remember Tomorrow rounded out by Deep Purple’s When A Blind Man Cries. And by the way all of these tracks have been recently re-mastered for optimum 2016 sound quality. Just for fun (and because there was room!) the special set we did at Rasputin’s in Berkeley, CA on Record Store Day 2016 to celebrate the reissues of Kill ‘Em All and Ride The Lightning is here all re-mixed and mastered.”

Hardwired…To Self-Destruct is scheduled to be released on November 18th. To read more about this release, and to watch a video for Hardwired, please click here.

Hardwired…To Self-Destruct Deluxe Edition (Digital Download & CD):

Disc One:

1. Hardwired
2. Atlas, Rise!
3. Now That We’re Dead
4. Moth Into Flame
5. Dream No More
6. Halo On Fire

Disc Two:

1. Confusion
2. ManUNkind
3. Here Comes Revenge
4. Am I Savage?
5. Murder One
6. Spit Out the Bone

Disc Three (Bonus):

1. Lords of Summer (2016)
2. Ronnie Rising Medley
3. When a Blind Man Cries
4. Remember Tomorrow
5. Helpless (Live at Rasputin Music)
6. Hit the Lights (Live at Rasputin Music)
7. The Four Horsemen (Live at Rasputin Music)
8. Ride the Lightning (Live at Rasputin Music)
9. Fade to Black (Live at Rasputin Music)
10. Jump in the Fire (Live at Rasputin Music)
11. For Whom the Bell Tolls (Live at Rasputin Music)
12. Creeping Death (Live at Rasputin Music)
13. Metal Militia (Live at Rasputin Music)
14. Hardwired (Live in Minneapolis)

Deluxe Box Set (3LP + 1CD):

Disc One Side A:

1. Hardwired
2. Atlas, Rise!
3. Now That We’re Dead

Disc One Side B:

1. Moth Into Flame
2. Am I Savage?
3. Halo On Fire

Disc Two Side C:

1. Confusion
2. Dream No More
3. ManUNkind

Disc Two Side D:

1. Here Comes Revenge
2. Murder One
3. Spit Out the Bone

Disc Three Side E (Bonus):

1. Lords of Summer (2016)

Disc Three Side F (Bonus)

Hardwired (Live in Minneapolis)

Bonus CD:

1. Ronnie Rising Medley
2. When a Blind Man Cries
3. Remember Tomorrow
4. Helpless (Live at Rasputin Music)
5. Hit the Lights (Live at Rasputin Music)
6. The Four Horsemen (Live at Rasputin Music)
7. Ride the Lightning (Live at Rasputin Music)
8. Fade to Black (Live at Rasputin Music)
9. Jump in the Fire (Live at Rasputin Music)
10. For Whom the Bell Tolls (Live at Rasputin Music)
11. Creeping Death (Live at Rasputin Music)
12. Metal Militia (Live at Rasputin Music)

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BLACK SABBATH “THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION” TO BE RELEASED IN OCTOBER

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A new Black Sabbath collection will be available in a crucifix-shaped vinyl package in November.

BMG will release Black Sabbath The Ultimate Collection on CD and digital formats on October 28th, with the limited-edition “crucified” 4LP heavyweight vinyl version available from November 18th.

The Ultimate Collection is curated in conjunction with the band and features 31 songs remastered by engineer Andy Pearce.

Black Sabbath are currently on their farewell The End world tour. The road trip comes to a close with two dates in their home city of Birmingham, UK, in February 2017.

On the prospect of Black Sabbath’s career coming to an end, frontman Ozzy Osbourne previously said, “We started off as four guys from Aston who had a dream, and it came true beyond our wildest dreams.

We were manipulated, ripped off, conned. We lost each other within each other. But. it’s great to have got this back just to end on a high note.”

Sabbath’s use of an inverted crucifix on the artwork for their self-titled debut album was described as a “promotional ploy” by former drummer Bill Ward recently.

Ward said, “I think there were some wise guys who deliberately put that together as a ploy – as an advertising, promotional ploy, or who had seriously misgauged us as a band.

There was no collaboration, so I don’t know who was responsible for it. I guess someone thought it would be a good idea and thought that was what we represented.”

Black Sabbath The Ultimate Collection “crucifold” vinyl track list:

Side 1:

1. Paranoid
2. Never Say Die
3. Iron Man
4. Black Sabbath

Side 2:

1. Children Of The Grave
2. Fairies Wear Boots
3. Changes
4. Rat Salad

Side 3:

1. Sweet Leaf
2. War Pigs
3. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

Side 4:

1. Hole In The Sky
2. Symptom Of The Universe
3. Spiral Architect
4. Rock ‘N’ Roll Doctor

Side 5:

1. Dirty Women
2. Evil Woman, Don’t Play Your Games With Me
3. A Hard Road

Side 6:

1. Lord Of This World
2. Into The Void
3. Behind The Wall Of Sleep
4. Snowblind

Side 7:

1. Tomorrow’s Dream
2. The Wizard
3. N.I.B.
4. Electric Funeral

Side 8:

1. Embryo
2. Killing Yourself To Live
3. Am I Going Insane
4. Wicked World
5. It’s Alright

CD Disc One track listing:

1. Paranoid
2. Never Say Die
3. Iron Man
4. Black Sabbath
5. Children Of The Grave
6. Fairies Wear Boots
7. Changes
8. Rat Salad
9. Sweet Leaf
10. War Pigs
11. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
12. Hole In The Sky
13. Symptom Of The Universe
14. Spiral Architect
15. Rock ‘N’ Roll Doctor

CD Disc Two track listing:

1. Dirty Women
2. Evil Woman, Don’t Play Your Games With Me
3. A Hard Road
4. Lord Of This World
5. Into The Void
6. Behind The Wall Of Sleep
7. Snowblind
8. Tomorrow’s Dream
9. The Wizard
10. N.I.B.
11. Electric Funeral
12. Embryo
13. Killing Yourself To Live
14. Am I Going Insane
15. Wicked World
16. It’s Alright

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SYMPHONY X LAUNCHES “UNDERWORLD” FALL TOUR ON SEPTEMBER 29TH

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New Jersey’s progressive metal masters, Symphony X, are making a few special stops on their way to Japan’s Loud Park Festival. The six show tour will launch on September 29th at The Trocadero, hit three Canadian cities and conclude on October 5th at The Gramercy Theatre.

Symphony X commented, “We are looking forward to playing these special intimate shows which will be our last shows for Underworld in the USA and Canada for 2016 and very excited to see our friends and fans on the road.”

The band will be touring in support of their highly acclaimed ninth album, Underworld, which debuted at #36 on the US Current Chart, #6 on the Top Hard Rock, and #89 on the Billboard 200, #89). As well #103 on Canada’s national chat and #14 on the hard chart. Underworld, was crafted at Michael Romeo’s tricked out studio, The Dungeon.

Tickets for the confirmed dates are now on sale! Don’t miss your chance to see Symphony X at their only US and Canadian dates in 2016!

Confirmed dates for the SYMPHONY X Limited US/Canadian Underworld Fall 2016 Tour are:

9/29 The Trocadero​ Philadelphia, PA

10/1 Worcester Palladium​ Worcester, MA
10/2 Foufounes Electriques​ Montreal, QC
10/3 Virgin Mobile Mod Club​ Toronto, ON
10/4 Salle Multi de Méduse​ – Quebec City, QC
10/5 The Gramercy Theatre​ New York, NY

Check out the official track videos for In My Darkest Hour and Kiss Of Fire as well as the lyric videos for Without You and Nevermore on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel.

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FORMER RATT FRONTMAN STEPHEN PEARCY SIGNS WITH FRONTIERS MUSIC, STREAMS “I CAN’T TAKE IT”

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Frontiers Music Srl has announced the signing of Stephen Pearcy for the release of his fourth original solo album Smash.

Pearcy, best known as the original vocalist and founding member of the platinum rock band Ratt, has been working hard to complete his highly anticipated disc while at the same time keeping busy performing shows across the U.S.

“I am very happy with the new music and the diversity of the songs,” he says. “It’s taken some time. I’m sure all the fans will be excited too. Also, to be involved with the Frontiers Music Srl family is way cool.”

The good news is that the first taste of new music has been already made available! Check out I Can’t Take It below.

Due in early 2017, Smash will be mixed and mastered by none other than the legendary Beau Hill, the producer of Ratt’s first four albums, among many other hit records.

Stephen will support the album with live dates in the U.S. and internationally.

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