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Tag Archives: Charred Walls of the Damned

Devildriver, Shadows Fall, Richard Christy & more detail ‘Spinal Tap’ moments

Posted by on March 2, 2014

Note: On this date in 1984, This is Spinal Tap was released. The mock documentary about a metal band on the downslope of it’s career is required viewing for any band, and still holds up today. November 11th, 2011 was “National Metal Day,” and this is a column we first ran back then. Happy 30th Annicrsary, […]

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Richard Christy ranks the ‘Friday the 13th’ Movies

Posted by on September 13, 2013

If there’s one thing we know about Charred Walls of the Damned drummer and Howard Stern show contributor Richard Christy, it’s that he loves horror movies. And while we’re still over a month away from his favorite holiday, Halloween, today is probably another one of his favorite days of the year, since it’s Friday the […]

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Now Vinny Appice Is Playing With TWO Dio Tribute Groups

Posted by on May 14, 2013

Since Ronnie James Dio’s death, numerous all-star Dio tribute groups have come to fruition. The two most notable, though, are Dio Disciples (featuring Tim “Ripper” Owens and Dio’s last lineup) and the more recently formed Last In Line (lead by guitarist Vivian Campbell and his former Dio bandmates). Now those two tributes have something in […]

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Death To All Tour 2013 Dates Announced

Posted by on February 26, 2013

It became known last month that the Death To All Tour, featuring former members of Death and special guests paying tribute to the late Chuck Schuldiner, would be returning for a second year despite a few … issues. Now exact dates for a North American leg (as well as a date in Mexico) and more details have been […]

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Charred Walls Of The Damned Drummer Richard Christy’s Top Five Of The Year

Posted by on December 6, 2012

Richard Christy wears many hats (and one diaper). While his day job on the Howard Stern Show consists of making hysterical phone calls among other things, most metalheads know him as one of the best metal drummers out there. His band Charred Walls of the Damned have released two albums on Metal Blade, while he’s also […]

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Orion Music + More Fest: Day Two Recap

Posted by on June 26, 2012

This past weekend, Metallica presented the inaugural Orion Music + More festival in Atlantic City, NJ. Metal Insider’s Bram Teitelman, Zach Shaw and Kodi McKinney were there, as was MI contributor Alex Rudisill. We’ll be bringing you plenty of interviews from the show in the coming week, but here’s our take on day two of the […]

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Metal Blade Artists Pick Their Favorite Metal Blade Albums

Posted by on June 21, 2012

This year, Metal Blade Records is celebrating their 30th anniversary. We spoke to owner Brian Slagel earlier this month about the formation and rise of the label, but that’s only part of the story. With such a large and diverse roster spanning so many years, we decided to ask some current Metal Blade artists what […]

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Dallas Death To All Date Postponed (But Not Cancelled)

Posted by on June 18, 2012

It wasn’t long ago that we encouraged metal fans in Dallas and Atlanta to get off their asses and buy tickets to the Death To All Tour in those markets. While it’s not apparent whether our gambit has worked, the show has been postponed instead of outright canceled, which is at least encouraging. The tour, […]

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Volbeat, Baroness Added To Metallica’s Orion Music + More Fest

Posted by on May 21, 2012

If we were to have handicapped the final two slots of who would wind up playing Metallica’s Orion Music & More festival when it was first announced, we would’ve definitely had Baroness and Volbeat in the top ten. Baroness are now being managed by Metallica’s management company Q Prime, and with Yellow and Green coming out […]

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Members Of Testament, The Black Dahlia Murder, Chimaira And More To Make Guest Appearances During The ‘Death To All Tour’

Posted by on May 8, 2012

The Death To All Tour, a seven date trek in honor of the late Chuck Schuldiner, was already looking pretty awesome. The tour already promised appearances from former members of Death, special guest vocalists, and opening slots from Atheist and Gorguts. Now, Death To All is promising special guest appearances on select dates. Earlier today, […]

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