The news is circulating about the early morning passing of famed Rock and Metal Producer Chris Tsangarides after a brief illness. Mr. Tsangarides was only 61 years of age. One can easily say that the music industry will really miss his level of skills. Readers of this website will surely know his name from some amazing Heavy Metal artists works that he made even better with his productions. This brief excerpt from his Wikipedia page outlines some that might spark your memory too.
“During the 80s and up to the 90s, Tsangarides became famous on the hard rock and heavy metal scene for the quality of his job and for having produced signature albums, like Anvil’s Metal on Metal in 1982, Thin Lizzy’s acclaimed final studio release Thunder and Lightning in 1983 and the Grammy nominated Painkiller by Judas Priest in 1990. He worked in those years with Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Helloween, Y&T, Tygers of Pan Tang, Anthem, Sinner, King Diamond, Ian Gillan and produced also Bruce Dickinson’s first solo album Tattooed Millionaire (1990). The 90s saw Tsangarides still at work with metal bands like Exodus, Overkill, Judas Priest again with the album Painkiller, the Japanese Loudness and guitar virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen, but he also produced the British gothic rock act The Sisters of Mercy and the alternative rock groups The Tragically Hip and Concrete Blonde”.
It was reported that a combination of heart failure and pneumonia were the cause of his passing. As all the most pertinent information about the famous producer can be found on his Wiki entry, I am deferring the readership over to there so they can learn even more about him. There are more bands whose skills he made all the brighter with his talents and we have to thank him for that. My most recent memory of him was seeing him in the Anvil movie when the band was hoping to get him to work on their latest release of the time. Thank you Chris for helping make Metal and Hard Rock greater with your touch, you will be missed for sure. We extend heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and worldwide fans at this time. Rest In Peace. What was your favorite album that he worked on and what made this the case? Please let us know down in the comments section below.
Official Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Tsangarides