Charred Walls of the Damned Announce New Album
As the Richard Christy masterminded project Charred Walls of the Damned gets ready to release their self-titled debut on Metal Blade Records Feb. 2, the supergroup of sorts are giving rabidly waiting fans their first taste of it with ‘Ghost Town.’ While the lead single hits digital retailers today, Christy — a radio personality and comic — has another offer in the form of a goofy ‘promo spot’ he created for the band’s MySpace. Featuring clips of ‘Ghost Town’, the spot also gives an introduction of who’s who in the band: Richard Christy, Jason Suecof, Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens and Steve Digiorgio.
Drummer/founder Christy comments, “I am beyond excited about how the Charred Walls of the Damned album turned out. Tim, Steve and Jason all did an amazing job and I can’t wait for people to hear it! The songs are super heavy and melodic at the same time, and I think my fellow metalheads will be pumped when they hear the album.”
Vocalist Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens adds, “Well … I must say, I’m not sure what people are expecting from this CD. I mean it’s coming from the mind of a drummer and we all know the crazy things he does on the Howard Stern show. That being said … THIS WILL BLOW YOU AWAY, it is a Great CD! I love it!! All the way across the board … Nice Job Richard (and Carlos the Lizard)”
Aside from original songs that have been in the works for years, the self-titled debut also boasts a cover of ‘Nice Dreams’ by Minneapolis metal band Powermad as a bonus track that, for the U.S., will only available on iTunes come record release day.
Christy explains the cover, saying, “I’ve been a huge fan of Powermad’s classic 1989 album ‘Absolute Power’ since it came out. I wanted to do a cover song that I loved and at the same time, one that a lot of people probably have not heard. ‘Absolute Power’ has been out of print for some time now, so I’m sure the song ‘Nice Dreams’ will be new to a lot of people, but will also bring back some great memories for metalheads like me who love the song and who love Powermad.”