Posts Tagged ‘Tim Ripper Owens’

ASK4 Entertainment–the creator and producer of ShipRocked–has announced the firstMetal Maya, a four-day all-inclusive heavy metal destination festival vacation from Oct. 29 through Nov. 2 at the Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun, just south of Cancun in the paradise of Puerto Morelos on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.

Metal Maya is the perfect place to celebrate Halloween and Dia de los Muertos (also known as Day of the Dead and “Hanal Pixán” to the Mayans of Yucatan Peninsula) and will feature performances from a dozen bands in a tropical paradise. The initial music lineup includes Anthrax, Overkill, Superjoint (with Philip Anselmo), heavy metal all-star band Metal Allegiance,  Death Angel, Otep and Tim “Ripper” Owens, with more to be announced. The Metal Allegiance band will include Phil Demmel (Machine Head), David Ellefson (Megadeth),Gary Holt (Slayer/Exodus), Mark Menghi, Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs, Transatlantic, Flying Colors, The Neal Morse Band), Steve “Zetro” Souza (Exodus), Ryan Waste (Municipal Waste) and more special guests. Metal Maya will be hosted by SiriusXM’s Jose Mangin. (more…)


Richard Christy of Charred Walls of the Damned

Charred winds are blowin’
Richard Christy of Charred Walls of the Damned talks about his band’s new album, ‘Cold Winds on Timeless Days’

One of the best debut albums of 2010 was the self-titled release from Charred Walls of the Damned, featuring drummer Richard Christy (Death, Iced Earth), vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens (Judas Priest, Iced Earth, Dio Disciples), bassist Steve DiGiorgio (Death, Testament, Iced Earth) and guitarist Jason Suecof (producer, All That Remains, Trivium, DevilDriver, Chimaira). Less than two years later, the band is back with its sophomore effort, Cold Winds on Timeless Days, which, like its predecessor, combines elements from several styles of metal to create a concoction all its own. Christy, who also is a regular on The Howard Stern Show, an actor and standup comic, recently called in to’s Greg Maki to talk about the new album, touring plans and more. (more…)

Beyond_FearReview by Greg Maki
As the singer of Judas Priest from the mid-1990s to the early 2000s, Tim “Ripper” Owens was known more his biography than for his considerable vocal abilities. Though some fans may consider it a blasphemous statement, he is just as good a singer as Rob Halford–if not better. He is one of the best vocalists today, maybe in all of metal history. Irrefutable proof is available in the form of the self-titled debut from his new band, Beyond Fear. (more…)

Tim "Ripper" Owens

Tim “Ripper” Owens

Every metal fan knows the story of Tim “Ripper” Owens, of how he was plucked from a tribute band in Ohio to replace the Metal God himself, Rob Halford, as the singer  of Judas Priest. It even inspired a movie, 2001’s Rock Star. After leaving Priest in 2003 to make way for their reunion with Halford, Owens took over vocal duties for another veteran metal act, Iced Earth, and began working on songs of his own. The product of those songs is his new band, Beyond Fear, whose self-titled debut arrives in U.S. stores May 9. Owens recently spoke to Greg Maki of Live Metal about the new album, touring plans, Iced Earth and more. (more…)