It’s Halloween and with this post I am giving you a treat that will not promote tooth decay nor lead you to issues with your waistline. In the spirit of my inquiries that featured “Music Resolutions”; I’ve polled a number of Metal and Rock musicians in my world and asked them “What is your favorite Horror movie and why”. So get some popcorn, dim the lights and sit under a cozy blanket as we learn of some awesome talents favorite creepy film. It’s a lengthy list but splitting this one into parts didn’t make sense. Let’s go.
Chris Caffery (Savatage/Trans-Siberian Orchestra): “Halloween”. Because it was the only movie that not only scared me in the theaters it scared me afterwards in real life. In my opinion it’s the best horror film ever made. In the sense of true horror. A real killer. There was no superhuman bs in the first one. Just pure evil.
Gogo Melone (Aeonian Sorrow): From old films was “Dracula”… I really like the atmosphere and as a kid I was a big fan of vampires. The movie that scared my ass off the most and had nightmares for days with, were “The Ring” and “The Exorcism of Emily Rose”…I don’t think I’ll ever see them twice again ??
Jimmy Kunes (Cactus): God there’s so many. “Fearless Vampire Killers”, I know it’s a spoof. But what a film!!!
Elise Ryd (Amaranthe): “The Shining”. Those two kids are the most scary thing I’ve seen. And I don’t like that dude Johnny towards the end. “Here’s Johnny” ? And this is true.. Every time I’m in a hotel with long corridors I expect those kids to show up in the end of the hallway. Haha, that image is haunting me, STILL! It’s Enshrined in my memory.
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Hey there you are, so very nice to catch you once again. Welcome to the furious fifth installment of these little blog segments as PiercingMetal continues to share with you the New Year’s Metal or Musical Resolutions for 2012 as offered up by some incredibly talented people. I’ve really enjoyed being able to learn what these most Metal mavens have on their minds and judging by the traffic response so have you fine readers back at home. Check these out.
Jack Frost (lead guitarist for Seven Witches): “Well my New Years Metal Rez is I wanna try to continue n make another in ur face record. There’s nothing like haveing fans tell u how much ur music means to them n gets them through the tough times in their lives. And to try to play live more so my son can come n raise his devil horns to me”.
Ronny Munroe (vocals Trans-Siberian Orchestra, former Metal Church/Lillian Axe): “My New Years Resolution is to continue working on being the best father,friend and person I can be and to spread as much happiness as I can to the ones who need it. Corny I know but thats my resolution”.
Artist: Frost Title: “Out In The Cold” Label: Screaming Ferret Wreckords Release Date: 8/29/2006 Genre: Hard Rock/Metal Rating: 3/5
In the world of Heavy Metal, you will find that Jack Frost is one of those very busy guitar players. I don’t mean this in his playing style but in all the aspects of his career. Over the years we have followed his work in Savatage, Metalium, The Bronx Casket Company and of course his main band of focus Seven Witches. Somehow during all of this work he manages to take part in the numerous tributes to legendary bands like Iron Maiden and Dio and still have time to release solo albums. With “Out In The Cold”, his second solo effort, Frost puts together a veritable cornucopia of vocalists and musicians to give his fans a solid dose of Traditional Metal that I think will be right up their alley. Among the vocal powers present he has Ted Poley (Danger, Danger) and Paul Dianno (Iron Maiden) belting it out and they make songs like “Hell Or High Water” and “Crucifixation” great additions. The playing throughout is rather solid and should definitely appeal to any who enjoy Frost’s playing. Most of the songs fall into the same line and style of what he does with Seven Witches, but given its place as a solo effort he does bring different ideas to the table. The album delivers some metalized covers of classic rock numbers such as Foreigner’s “Cold As Ice”, 38 Special’s “Hold On Loosely”, and April Wine’s “Sign Of The Gipsy Queen”. I loved the April Wine track the most since it had the most drive, and I found that Frost did a good vocal job on the 38 Special track. “Cold As Ice” lost me, as while I like the bluesy rasp of Shortino, it’s just one of those tunes that is fine as it is and needs no real Metal treatment. Continue reading “Out In The Cold” by Frost→
Artist: Seven Witches Title: “Years Of The Witch” Label: Screaming Ferret Wreckords Release Date: 9/26/2006 Genre: Hard Rock Rating: 2.5/5
The fans of Seven Witches and Jack Frost have been asking for a DVD of their music over the course of the bands five releases and now they finally have one. “Years Of The Witch” is just what they have been waiting for in order to sit down and crank up the Metal and enjoy one of their favorite bands…or is it something far less than they expected. I am disappointed to say that this DVD is a little bit of both for while Seven Witches is a fine band who has delivered capable and tasty Metal for many years, the production on this release is terrible. The show itself is chock full of the bands best material from across their years and is apparently shot at a decent sized club but the sound is so muddled that it makes sitting through it almost arduous. You continually find yourself turning up the volume and finding it to be of little help if any at all. The same company did the work on the Nuclear Assault DVD “Louder, Harder, Faster” and while I felt any production inconsistencies were resident on that one alone, I was sad to find a repeat scenario for the Seven Witches release. This is a shame when it is the bands first-ever DVD for there is always the chance that the production value can cause the band to be viewed in negative light. Continue reading “Years Of The Witch” by Seven Witches→