November 7, 2010 RICHARD CHRISTY'S HOLIDAY HORROR FEST PREMIERS THIS SATURDAY NIGHT ON REELZCHANNEL!!
HOLIDAY CHEER TURNS TO HOLIDAY FEAR ON REELZCHANNEL “Richard Christy's Holiday Horror Fest” Special Premieres Saturday, December 11 at 11pm ET/ 8pm PT
(Albuquerque, NM) December 1, 2010 – It’s the holidays—time for family, gift giving and stories of Zombie Santa. Wait, what? REELZCHANNEL—TV About Movies® today announced “Richard Christy’s Holiday Horror Fest” special, hosted by actor, comedian and heavy metal drummer Richard Christy. New and classic scary movies, a Zombie Santa in action and a visit to a real-life ghost town where horror-movie legend John Carpenter filmed Vampires are all part of this terrifyingly terrific holiday special. The episode premieres Saturday, December 11 at 11pm ET/ 8pm PT only on REELZCHANNEL.
“As a life long horror fanatic, hosting a show like this is a dream come true for me. REELZCHANNEL is a big supporter of the genre with late-night airings of Masters of Horror and I’m so excited to be working with them,” said Christy. “This show was created by horror fans for horror fans and I’m extremely proud to be hosting ‘Richard Christy’s Holiday Horror Fest,’ your television destination for all things horror and sci-fi!”
Richard Christy is an actor, comedian, musician and well-known horror movie expert. He contributes a monthly article to Decibel Magazine titled, “Richard Christy’s Horrorscope,” where he writes about both horror movies and metal music. As a drummer in various heavy metal bands, Christy has toured around the United States and Europe.
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November 21, 2010 RICHARD CHRISTY'S HOLIDAY HORRORFEST!
I'm a huge Horror Movie nerd so I'm super excited to announce that on Saturday December 11th I will be hosting a new show on the Reelz Channel called Richard Christy's Holiday Horrorfest! It's all about horror movies and, specifically for this episode, Holiday themed horror films. I'll be doing interviews, behind the scenes segments, spotlighting horror movie music and special effects, showcasing new and classic horror films, and tons of other fun stuff! Reelz Channel is available on Direct TV, Dish Network, FIOS, and Most Cable Providers. If the show does well it could become a regular series so if you're a fan of horror please check it out!
Richard Christy's Holiday Horrorfest!
The show will air (all times EST):
Saturday 12/11: 11:00PM
Sunday 12/12: 2:30AM & 11:00PM
November 4, 2010 HALLOWEEN, CHARRED WALLS GRAMMY NOMINATION, CONTROL DENIED REISSUE, & DDRUM VIDEO
Well it's been quite a while since I've updated my site because I've been fully immersed in Halloween activities for the last month and a half and I've also been finishing up writing the songs for the next Charred Walls of the Damned album which I'm super psyched to say that we will begin recording next month! So here's some of the stuff that I have going on right now!
Another Halloween has come and gone and I'm now in a post Halloween funk after having about the most fun October ever! My fiance and I did so many cool and different things this year including visiting Pennhurst Haunt Asylum and doing a Ghost Hunt throughout some of the abandoned buildings, spent an incredible weekend in Salem, Mass, went to the always amazing Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando, stayed in a haunted hotel in Sleepy Hollow and visited the Great Pumpkin Blaze and Horseman's Hollow Haunted House, visited the Dorney Park Haunt in Pennsylvania, ate and drank more Pumpkin foods and drink than should be humanlypossible and even got a Pumpkin Spice Spa treatment,and topped it all off with a day at my buddy Brian Spears from G&S Effects house where he did the most amazing Halloween makeup ever for me! Brian just did the effects for an incredible new Vampire movie called Stakeland which I saw last week and I have to say is one of the best Vampire movies I've ever seen! He based my makeup on the Vampire makeup he did for Stakeland and words can't even do it justice, so there are some pictures you can check out on the Photos page courtesy of photographer Bryan Haeffele!
The first Control Denied album "The Fragile Art of Existence" was just reissued through Relapse records and if you are a fan of the great Chuck Schuldiner and the band Death then you should definitely check it out! I was very happy to write the liner notes for the reissue and I'm so happy that new fans will be able to hear this amazing album. I have many great memories of making this album with my friends Chuck, Shannon, Tim and Steve and I'm so happy that Relapse has put together a beautifully packaged reissue of this album. You can pick up two different versions of the CD along with cool new Control Denied shirts here: http://shop.relapse.com/...
I just found out that Charred Walls of the Damned is on the preliminary ballot for next years Grammy Awards! We're up for nomination for the song 'Ghost Town', so if you're a member of the Grammy committee I would be honored if you vote for us!! This was something that I didn't even fathom that we'd ever be considered for so just to be on the preliminary ballot is an honor!
I also want to remind everyone of the Charred Walls of the Damned Online Store which you can find here on the front page of my site, featuring some really cool Charred Walls merch!
August 18, 2010 HIXONFEST HEAVY METAL FEST PRESS RELEASE, CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED VINYL AVAILABLE, LIC MAGAZINE INTERVIEW NOW ONLINE!
Hey Everybody, here's the official press release and a promo video for the upcoming Hixonfest 2010 Heavy Metal Festival in New York City which is going to be a blast as always! I've hosted Hixonfest for three years now and I guarantee that if you come to it this year you will have a great time!!! Here are all the details...
Horns Up Rocks and Jefferson Avenue Productions present the 2010 Hixonfest. We decided that it was time for The Hixon to host their annual festival in New York City and thanks to Ace of Clubs this is happening on Friday August 27th! We have 5 great bands, we have the Crown Ink Divas model search, we have a rocking DJ and strip poles, yes strip poles! We are also raffling two tickets for the American Carnage concert at Nassau Coliseum on October 8th. The Hixonfest ticket is the raffle ticket for the American Carnage ticket giveaway.
I'm SOOO psyched to announce that you can now order the Charred Walls of the Damned album on Vinyl!!! Click here to order the album now through Metal Blade Records! MetalBlade.com/charred...
I've also put the brand new interview with me from LIC Magazine in the Media/Interviews section of the website if you'd like to check it out! See you at Hixonfest!
Check out the Sirius Radio spot for Hixonfest
We hope to see you there and to throw the HORNS UP with YOU!
August 10, 2010 THANK YOU, AND CHECK OUT THE LIVE VIDEOS & PICTURES OF CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED AND PERSONAL INTERVIEWS!
Hey there everybody, it’s been a little while since I’ve updated my site and I have a lot of things to mention so I’ll get right to it!
First off I want to give a MASSIVE Thank you to all of the fans who came to see Charred Walls of the Damned live on our first ever tour this past July! The shows were amazing and it was so inspiring to see fans singing along to all of the Charred Walls of the Damned songs! I also want to give a HUGE thank you to the incredible musicians that joined Tim and I on tour, John Comprix and Matt Sorg on Guitar and Ed Stephens on Bass. These guys are world class musicians and they came totally prepared and kicked major butt! It was also so amazing to jam with my great friend Tim Owens live again, he sounded perfect every night as I knew he would! Having our good buddy Don Jamieson along opening for us on the road was the perfect fit for our tour, he is freaking hilarious and metal fans love him, every night he had the crowds rolling with his metal comedy and it was so cool having him open up for us every night!
There are tons of videos on Youtube from our tour if you’d like to check them out, (Thanks to all of the fans who’ve posted videos!) Here are some links:
I’m super psyched to announce that I will be back again hosting the 2010 Hixonfest! It’s Friday August 27th in New York City at the Ace of Clubs AceofClubsNYC.com The Hixon played with Charred Walls of the Damned in NYC and West Chester, PA and they were incredible as always and I’m honored to be back hosting Hixonfest this year! Check back here for updates and you can also go to: TheHixon.com
I’ve also done some interviews recently which you can check out here:
I wanna give a huge thank you to the local magazine where I live in Queens, LIC Magazine, for putting me on the cover!!! I don’t think the interview is online yet but if you’re in the Queens area you can pick the magazine up at your local deli or supermarket.
Tim Owens and I did an interview on our good friend Pauli Z’s Podcast recently where we talked about two of our favorite subjects, Heavy Metal and Food! You can check it out here (Episode 33): ThePauliezShow.com
There’s an awesome new video from the Charred Walls of the Damned CD Release party in New York City that’s up now at Metal Blade TV! You can check it out here: MetalBlade.tv/...
There’s a killer new horror movie that I’m in that’s now available on DVD titled “Lights Camera Dead”. You can purchase it here: Amazon.com/...
The Charred Walls of the Damned album will be available at the end of this month on Vinyl!! I’m so psyched that our album is going to be out on vinyl, vinyl is so metal! I will have info on how to pre-order the Charred Walls of the Damned album on vinyl very soon!
We’re also getting ready to open the Charred Walls of the Damned online store where you can purchase Charred Walls of the Damned tshirts and other goodies! I’ll have info on that very soon as well!
Well, I think that pretty much covers everything for now! Until next time, keep it Metal!
June 21, 2010 RICHARD VIDEO DISCUSSING & DEMONSTRATING NEW GEAR FOR THE TOUR, PLUS RICHARD'S NEW CWOTD DRUMSTICKS! Hey Everybody, well it's a little over a week away till the July 1st start of the first ever Charred Walls of the Damned tour! It is going to be so awesome and I can't wait to play our album live for all of the fans! We'll have plenty of surprises too and it's going to be a blast having our great friend Don Jamieson along for the ride! For tickets just click on the links for each city here on the front page of my site.
I've been pounding away every day in the rehearsal room preparing for the tour and I'm very proud to say that I am now working with the amazing drum company DDrum! I have a brand new 5 piece kit in the Dominion Ash series and I couldn't be happier with the way these drums look and the way they sound! The finish is a beautiful wood grain orange lacquer with black hardware (lugs and hoops) and I call it my Halloween kit because that's my favorite holiday and orange/black are my favorite colors, orange and black is also my high school colors for the Uniontown Eagles back in Kansas! It's an honor to be a DDrum artist along with some of my favorite metal drummers like Vinnie Paul, Dave Lombardo, and Robert Sweet!
I just made a brand new video with my good buddy Tony Maggiolino from the Drummer's Collective in NYC where I discuss and demonstrate all of my gear including my new DDrums, my Sabian cymbals, my new Axis A21 Laser Double Pedal, my Fatback 3A Vater Drumsticks, my Aquarian Drumheads, and my Gator drum cases; all of the gear I will be using on the July 2010 Charred Walls of the Damned Tour! You can see the video here: Youtube.com/...
For the July tour we will have an exclusive, custom full color pair of Charred Walls of the Damned Vater drumsticks for sale! These have been made exclusively for our tour and they look awesome! The sticks feature the band logo, album cover artwork, and my signature. Here are a few pictures of the sticks!
I also have a lot of pictures with my gear which I will post in the photos section here on the site.
I've also been doing a lot of interviews to promote our upcoming tour, here are some of them:
I'll have plenty more cool news about our tour in the coming days and I hope to see you all out on the road!!!!! It's going to be a very METAL summer!!!!! Take Care!!!!!!
- Richard Christy
June 1, 2010 POWERMAD COVER ON iTUNES, ALSO REVIEW, INTERVIEW, THANK YOU, & CONDOLENCE Well, there’s a lot of things happening with Charred Walls of the Damned and various other goings-ons so I’ll get right to it!
First off, I was so psyched to open this week’s Time Out New York magazine and see that the Charred Walls of the Damned show on July 8th at the Gramercy Theater is one of their picks for summer concerts to see in New York! Here’s a link to the article: NewYork.TimeOut.cm/...
Tickets are available now for all Charred Walls of the Damned shows this July and you can purchase tickets by clicking each city here on the Calendar on the front page of the site.
I’m really excited to announce that Charred Walls of the Damned’s version of the Powermad classic “Nice Dreams” which was previously only available as a Japanese bonus track is now available on Itunes! I've been a huge Powermad fan since I first heard the classic album Absolute Power back in 1989. The song "Nice Dreams" has always been one of my favorite metal songs and I thought it was the perfect cover song for this band, a great way to showcase what an amazing lead guitar player Jason Suecof is, and a great way to pay tribute to one of my favorite underground metal bands. Hopefully some fans who aren't familiar with Powermad will hear this song and discover this great thrash metal band, and hopefully Powermad fans will enjoy hearing our take on the classic song "Nice Dreams". We will be playing it live on tour too! Here’s a link to the “Nice Dreams” single on iTtunes: iTunes.Apple.com/...
I want to give a HUGE thank you to the guys in Coheed and Cambria and all their crew for such an amazing time in Philadelphia at their two shows at the Electric Factory recently. I introduced the band on the Saturday night show which you can see here: YouTube.com/...
Coheed also played my favorite song ever “The Crowing” at the Saturday night Philly show and dedicated it to me!!! I totally freaked! I don’t think I’ve ever banged my head that hard, my neck is still killing me! When they went into the ending climax part of the song I literally think my whole body went into spasms, I really went insane! If you want to hear how incredible this song sounds when Coheed plays it live you can go here: YouTube.com/...
I also saw Coheed and Cambria in Central Park in New York City this past Wednesday which was also amazing and I took a picture that I think turned out really cool, it looks like something right out of an alien movie!
I also wanna thank my buddy Jimmy Duff at the most awesome heavy metal bar on the planet Duff’s Brooklyn for putting the Charred Walls of the Damned and Death logos on their new poster! The poster is totally awesome and whenever you’re in New York City you have to visit Duff’s! They have the heaviest jukebox ever and a great, headbanging crowd of really cool people!
There’s a new Decibel magazine out now with my monthly article “Richard Christy’s Horrorscope” featuring the great horror flick Hatchet. DecibelMagazine.com/...
There is an album coming out June 8th that you MUST hear if you love heavy metal like me. It is the new Nevermore album 'The Obsidian Conspirac'y and it is a masterpiece! Nevermore’s album Dead Heart in a Dead World was my favorite album of the 2000’s so needless to say I had very high expectations of this album and I’m very happy to say this album exceeds my expectations! I wrote a review for it for the website Metal-Army.com which you can check out here: Metal-Army.com/...
Lastly, It’s been a very sad time lately in the world of metal with the loss of several great metal icons. I posted some thoughts on my Facebook page and I thought I would also share them here.
My heart goes out to the guys in Slipknot and Paul Gray’s family. What a sad day. I’ve known Paul and many of the Slipknot guys since 1993 when all of our old bands used to do death metal shows together in Des Moines. For the past 11 years it has made me so proud to see what a massive force in music they’ve become. I’m so proud of what Paul's accomplished and I’ll never forget what a great guy he was. RIP Paul Gray.
RIP Ronnie James Dio the Voice of Heavy Metal and one of the nicest guys I've ever met. Your music will live on forever. Crank up some Holy Diver to celebrate a true metal legend!
May 14, 2010 CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED CONFIRM FIRST TOUR EVER! Richard Christy's Charred Walls Of The Damnedis hitting the road! Fans will FINALLY have the chance to watch Richard Christy and Tim "Ripper" Owens perform the songs from Charred Walls Of The Damned's debut album live this July. They'll be touring from Chicago, through Canada and up to Worcester, MA for a massive show with Dream Theater! The tour will also feature comedian Don Jamieson from VH1 Classic's "That Metal Show" (DonJamieson.com).
A limited number of VIP tickets will be available. The VIP ticket includes a meet and greet with Charred Walls Of The Damned, a Limited edition poster to be signed by the band, a limited edition EXCLUSIVE t-shirt, and you will also be allowed to bring any other personal items to have the guys from the band sign!
Richard Christy talks about the tour:
"I am Soooooooooooooo pumped to get out on the road and blast some heavy metal with Charred Walls of the Damned this summer! Tim "Ripper" Owens and I are beyond excited about this tour! The response to our debut album has been so amazing and I think people are going to be blown away when they hear these songs live! I'm sweating my buns off in the rehearsal room every day getting tighter and tighter on our songs so that we will be absolutely blistering when we get out on the road in July! Steve DiGiorgio and Jason Suecof have prior commitments and won't be able to join us on this tour but we have the incredible musicians John Comprix (Beyond Fear, Ringworm) on guitar, Dennis Hayes (Beyond Fear, ex-Iced Earth) on bass, and Matt Sorg (Ringworm) on guitar joining Charred Walls of the Damned for this tour! We'll be playing our debut album in full and we'll have plenty more surprises as well! Joining us as host of the tour and also doing stand up at each show will be the hilarious comedian and carrier of the heavy metal torch, Don Jamieson from VH1's That Metal Show! I've known Don for many years and I'm so psyched to have him as part of this tour! Coming soon we'll have more big announcements about the tour including opening bands in each market and other cool surprises! So get ready to raise your fists and bang your heads with Charred Walls of the Damned this summer! See you on tour!"
Tim "Ripper" Owens adds:
"Man I really look forward to this short run of shows, just going out with some friends and playing in front of some of the best fans around. And watching Don every night just tops it off!!! See you all on the road!"
Watch Charred Walls Of The Damned videos on MetalBlade.tv, including the Ghost Town music video as well as Richard and Owen's interview on the Eddie Trunk show on Sirius XM's The Boneyard. Check out those videos and more now on MetalBlade.tv!
May 11, 2010 NEW RICHARD CHRISTY DRUMMING VIDEO, DEATH CATALOG AVAILABLE ON iTUNES!
First off, I’m so excited to be featured in the current issue of Modern Drummer magazine on newsstands now! This is a magazine that I’ve read religiously since I first started playing drums at age 10 so it is definitely an honor to be a part of this magazine!
I’m also psyched to announce that an exclusive drumming video that I recently did for Modern Drummer is now available on the Modern Drummer website here: ModernDrummer.com
There’s also a really cool feature on the Modern Drummer website which details my Top 10 alltime favorite drumming albums and also features some very rare pictures of me drumming back when I was a youngin’ in Kansas and some really cool pics from the studio recording the Death, Control Denied, and Burning Inside albums! Here’s a link to that article: ModernDrummer.com
I’m also really excited to announce that all of the classic Death albums including the album “The Sound Of Perseverance” which I played drums on, are now available on Itunes for the first time through Relapse Records! Relapse records is also rereleasing the first Control Denied album “The Fragile Art Of Existence” very soon with tons of cool bonus stuff! Relapse will also be releasing the long awaited second Control Denied album “When Man and Machine Collide” which myself, the Schuldiner family, and all of the other Control Denied guys are super psyched about finishing! As a drummer and musician, to be able to say that I was in a band with my friend and musical genius Chuck Schuldiner is the ultimate honor, and I’m so happy that all of Chuck’s music is now available digitally and that we’ll soon be able to release Chuck’s final work. For all Death and Control Denied information you can visit: EmptyWords.org and Relapse.com
Well, that’s about it for now, I have some very awesome Charred Walls of the Damned news coming up very soon! Until then, take care and keep it Metal!!!!
April 19, 2010 BEST BUY STORES WITH CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED IN STOCK!
April 13, 2010 FIRST CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED LIVE SHOW ANNOUNCED!
As I watch my 5th favorite movie of all time John Carpenter's "Prince of Darkness" (In HD on FIOS Cinemax On Demand which rules because it's not out on Blu Ray yet!) I have some really exciting news to announce, the first of many upcoming Charred Walls of the Damned live shows! We will be opening for the legendary Dream Theater on Saturday July 10th at the Palladium in Worcester, MA! It's such an honor to play with one of my favorite bands and to share the stage with one of my drum idols Mike Portnoy! This is only the first of many Charred Walls of the Damned live shows that we will be announcing very soon at RichardChristy.com and CharredWallsoftheDamned.com!
Also, tomorrow is a big day for me and all of my fellow Coheed and Cambria fans because it's the release date for their new album Year of the Black Rainbow! I just got my deluxe box set in the mail and it is awesome! The new album is incredible and you should definitely check it out! I recently filmed a bunch of videos with my buddy Matt Pinfield where we discuss the new Coheed album, you can get more info over at CoheedandCambria.com, the newest video with us was just posted at Maxim.com and the videos are also featured on many other websites.
I also want to give a huge thanks to Chad Brandolini and all of my friends over at Vater Percussion. They make the most amazing drumsticks ever and I've been using their products for many years now. They surprised me the other day by sending me a box of Custom Richard Christy "Charred Walls of the Damned" labeled drumsticks! They said if they get enough interest they might even make some available to the public which is super cool!
I also have an article in the legendary drumming magazine Modern Drummer coming out later this month which is a massive honor for me, I've been reading that magazine religiously since I was 10 years old! I'll have more info on that very soon!
Well I think that's all for now, take care everybody and Keep It Metal!
March 22, 2010 THAT METAL SHOW, VINTAGE VINYL SIGNING, DUFF'S BIRTHDAY BASH, CHARRED WALLS ARTWORK
Well I have a ton of cool things to get to in this update so I’ll get right to it!
First off, I hope to see everyone this Saturday at my Charred Walls of the Damned album signing at Vintage Vinyl in Fords, NJ. The signing will start around 1pm and I look forward to hanging out, signing some albums, and talking some metal with my fellow friends and metalheads! For all the info you can go to VVinyl.com
I want to give a huge thank you to everybody at one of my all time favorite TV shows That Metal Show! I am a guest on this weeks episode along with my good friend Rudy Sarzo and I’m so psyched to be on this show because it rules and I’m a huge fan! I’ve seen every episode ever of That Metal Show and I love it. My episode will be re-airing all week on VH1 Classic so make sure you check your local guide to see when it’s on, it was a lot of fun to do and I’m honored to be a part of such a cool metal show! You can also check out video of my interview here: VH1Classic.com/...
If you’re in the New York City area the night of Saturday April 3rd, my favorite bar Duff’s Brooklyn will be throwing me a heavy metal birthday bash featuring one of my favorite metal bands The Hixon! It will definitely be a night to bang your head, throw back some brews and have a blast! If you are a metalhead like me then you have to check out Duff’s, it is the most metal bar EVER! I can’t wait to party with Jimmy Duff, Tomas, The Hixon and all of my fellow metalheads and Duff’s regulars on Saturday April 3rd! For all the info you can go here: DuffsBrooklyn.com/
I want to let everybody know that I’ve posted the full artwork for the Charred Walls of the Damned album here at RichardChristy.com. I love this artwork so much and the incredible artist Chet Zar did such an amazing job. I wanted to post the full album art here so you can see the full detail of the album art in all of its heavy metal glory! I’m really hoping that we’ll be able to release the Charred Walls of the Damned album on vinyl sometime in the future because this artwork would look killer on vinyl, but until then you can check it out here! You can also go to ChetZar.com for more info on the super talented artist Chet Zar.
Here are a few cool Charred Walls of the Damned reviews and interviews:
If you live in the Columbus, Ohio area this Saturday March 27th and Sunday March 28th there is a really awesome concert happening there. It is a befefit show for my friend and bandmate Chuck Schuldiner of the band Death who passed away in 2001. The proceeds will go to Chuck’s family to help pay for medical bills associated with Chuck’s treatment and passing. There are tons of great metal bands playing and it will be a great way to pay tribute to the legendary Chuck Schuldiner and his music. For all the info you can go here: Myspace.com/InfernalDeathTribute
Well I think that’s about it for now. Until next time, take care and Keep It Metal!
March 12, 2010 NEW SIGNING DATE @ VINTAGE VINYL
Bunch of stuff going on, just got my NYC Lebowski Fest tix in the mail!! I can't wait, I think I'm going to dress as Knox Harrington, the Video Artist. It's also only a few weeks away till the NYC Coheed and Cambria show, I've heard the new album and it is a Masterpiece!!!
We've also rescheduled my Vintage Vinyl record singing in Fords, NJ which was snowed out a few weeks back. The new date is Saturday March 27th at 1pm. I'll be hanging out and signing Charred Walls of the Damned albums which will also be on sale at Vintage Vinyl. For all the info you can go to: VVinyl.com
I'm also psyched that the Charred Walls of the Damned album made About.com's Top 5 Metal albums of February list! You can check it out here: HeavyMetal.about.com/...
And here is a cool review of the Charred Walls of the Damned album: Hellbound.ca/...
Well, that's it for now, I'm off to listen to the new Demon Hunter album which is killer! Take Care!
March 8, 2010 MORE INTERVIEWS, REVIEWS, A HORRORSCOPE I WROTE, AND A BAND PLAYS MY BAND'S SONG ON YOUTUBE
Hey there Everybody,
I'm watching 'Night of the Comet' right now and I wanted to give a quick update on a couple of things.
There's a new interview with me at the awesome Horror website Bloody-Disgusting.com where I talk about two of my favorite things, Horror Movies and Heavy Metal! You can check it out here: Bloody-Disgusting.com/...
I am interviewed in the newest episode of the Talking Metal Podcast Episode 302 which you can get for free on Itunes.
The new issue of Decibel is out and in this month's Horrorscope I write about one of my favorite horror films "REC"!
Liquid Metal on Sirius-XM Satellite Radio is now playing the song "The Darkest Eyes" from my band Charred Walls of the Damned! Please go to the Liquid Metal Facebook page at: FaceBook.com/siriusxmliquidmetal and request The Darkest Eyes!
I found a video of a metal band from Hungary playing a cover version of the Charred Walls of the Damned song "Ghost Town"! I'm so honored! You can check the video out here: YouTube.com/...
Well that's it for now, keep it metal!
February 26, 2010 VINTAGE VINYL CD SIGNING POSTPONED, NEW CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED ARTICLES
Unfortunately my Charred Walls of the Damned CD signing tomorrow at Vintage Vinyl in Fords, NJ has been postponed because of tons of snow in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Dang you Old Man Winter!! It looks like an Immortal album cover here in New York City! Haha! We want everybody to be safe and stay off the roads if possible. I will announce the rescheduled date very soon. I also thought I'd give a quick update on some things I got going on. First off, there's an article about me and the music that's on my Ipod at the awesome metal sit NoiseCreep.com/...
and also I'll be on the "Creepshow" Noisecreep podcast this week, there's more info here: NoiseCreep.com/...
Well that's it for now, I'm going to go listen to "At The Heart Of Winter" by Immortal which seems very appropriate with all of the snow we're getting right now, take care everybody and be safe!
February 10, 2010 CD SIGNING AT VINTAGE VINYL IN NEW JERSEY, NEW INTERVIEW ONLINE, POWERMAD BONUS TRACK INFO
Just did TalkingMetaLive.com with John and Mark, had a great time! The podcast version of the interview will be available soon, I'll definitely be posting a link to it here.
I have an awesome appearance to announce, I will be signing copies of the Charred Walls of the Damned album at Vintage Vinyl in Fords, NJ on Saturday February 27th starting at 1pm! Come hang with your fellow metalheads, it's definitely going to be a great time! Here's all the info:
In store signing w/RICHARD CRISTY of CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED
When: Saturday 2/27/10 @ 1pm
Where: VINTAGE VINYL RECORDS
51 Lafayette Rd. • Fords, NJ • 08863
Phone: 732-225-7717WEB: VVinyl.com
I also have a brand new interview with the show Black Night Meditations that you can listen to here: RoadRunnerRecords.com/...
I'll be on the Jason Ellis Show on Sirius-XM Satellite Radio's Faction Channel around 4pm EST today (Feb. 10th) talking heavy metal and Charred Walls of the Damned!
A lot of fans have emailed me to ask about the Charred Walls of the Damned bonus track cover version of Powermad's Nice Dreams and why it isn't available on Itunes yet. Well, I'm so sorry for the confusion, but the track will be released on Itunes in the U.S. after the Japanese CD (which the bonus track appears on) is released next month. I'm very sorry to everyone who expected it to be available on February 2nd but trust me it will be worth the wait, the song is awesome!
Well, I think that's about it for now, take care and keep it metal!
February 5, 2010 CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED DEBUT AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE NOW!
Thanks to all of the fans who came to the Charred Walls record release party this past Tuesday, you can check out pictures from the party here: Facebook.com/...
Tomorrow morning I will be calling in to The Bubba The Love Sponge Show on Sirius-XM Radio Channel Howard 101 at about 11:45am EST to talk about Charred Walls of the Damned!
This Sunday starting at 11pm EST I will be on The Pit with Drewcifer at Purerock.com. I've known Drewcifer for almost 18 years now so it was great catching up on old times and talking metal with my fellow Kansan! To listen to the show you can go here: PureRock.com/...
I have a brand new Interview in the legendary New York newspaper The Village Voice! Being a New Yorker for the last 5 1/2 years this is huge! Here's a link to the article: VillageVoice.com/...
The Eddie Trunk Charred Walls of the Damned interview from Monday night is now online, you can listen to it: RoadRunnerRecords.com/...
Well, I think that's about it for now, make sure to pick up a copy of Charred Walls of the Damned and bang your head like a maniac! Take Care!
January 30, 2010 Hot Topic $5.99 Pre Order Special for Charred Walls of the Damned debut album! AND New Audio Interviews!
This Tuesday February 2nd, 2010 is the release date for Charred Walls of the Damned's debut album! Tim "Ripper" Owens is here in NYC and we're doing tons of promotion for the album this weekend and next week and basically having a blast!
I'm so pumped because Hot Topic and Shockhound.com are teaming up to bring you the Charred Walls of the Damned album for only $5.99 as a limited pre order special! To hear and order the album go here! ShockHound.com/...
Charred Walls of the Damned is also on the Front Page of the Hot Topic website! Check it out here: Community.HotTopic.com
There's a new audio interview with me on Metal Eater Radio here! YouTube.com/...
Tomorrow at 1:30pm EST I will be a guest on KNAC.com on "The Vault"!
I was recently interview by my buddy Jimmy Duff at my favorite metal bar Duff's Brooklyn! It was a blast and we talked about a bunch of crazy stuff including Charred Walls of the Damned and our love for all things Metal! You can check it out here: DuffsBrooklyn.com/...
I was also interviewed by the awesome Canadian metal site Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles, you can check it out here: BraveWords.com/...
Brian Slagel, Richard Christy and Tim Ripper Owens invade the SiriusXM studios!
SiriusXM subscribers will have a bunch of opportunities to hear three of metals best personalities on their radios on Monday, February 1st. The guys will swing by for an interview with Liquid Metals Jose Mangin, which will air on Tuesday, Februay 2nd every hour near the top of the hour from 4pm-9pm EST/1pm-6pm PST. The guys will also drop by Eddie Trunks show on the Boneyard around 6:30pm eastern. Finally, they will wrap up the evening (for radio interviews, anyway!) on Howard 100 on the Scott Ferrall Show. That interview will air sometime around 8pm eastern. Times are all tentative, so make sure to tune in early so you dont miss the action.
On Friday of next week, Richard Christy will be LIVE on Bubba the Love Sponge around 11:40am eastern.
Thank you so much to all of the fans who've heard the Charred Walls of the Damned stream and emailed me to say they're loving the Charred Walls of the Damned album! I'm so proud of it and I'm so psyched for this Tuesday! Don't forget about the Charred Walls of the Damned Official CD Release party at Fontana's in NYC this Tuesday night! Take Care!
I'm being interviewed tonight on the Metal Eater Radio show! Starting at 9pm EST/6pm PST you can listen here: metaleater.com
There's also a brand new interview with me conducted by metal legend Brian Slagel! You can check it out here: http://www.youtube.com, you can also see the Hi Def version of Charred Walls of the Damned's "Ghost Town" at this same site!
This week the first issue of my new column "Richard Christy's Horrorscope" in Decibel Magazine hits newsstands! There's also an interview with me about Charred Walls of the Damned in the same magazine! It's the March 2010 issue on sale this week! decibelmagazine.com
I recently did an interview with the New York City area newspaper The Queens Chronicle about my new band, how much I love living in Queens, and other things! You can check it out here: zwire.com/site/news...
Tomorrow night I will be on the Black Night Meditations Radio Show! The show runs from 10pm to 2am EST and I'll probably be on around 11pm EST. You can check it out here: bnm.podOmatic.com
Next Tuesday night, Feb. 2nd is the official release party for the Charred Walls of the Damned debut album at Fontana's in NYC! Come hang with Tim "Ripper" Owens and I and see some awesome metal bands, including me good buddies The Hixon from Philly! Here's all the info:
Tuesday, February 2
Scion and Tonesofdeath.com Present! FREE Charred Walls of the Damned CD release party and signing!
Richard Christy and Ripper Owens from Charred Walls of the Damned will be at the club signing copies of their new CD!
Buy the Charred Walls of the Damned CD from the FYE table get your CD signed and meet Richard Christy and Ripper Owens!
Signing starts at 8 PM
Live bands downstairs starting at 9
9pm: Judas Syndrome
10pm: The Hixon
Well, hope to see you all next Tuesday and I can't wait to hear what you all think of the album!!!! Take Care and as always Keep It Metal!
January 21, 2010 'Ghost Town' Video Premier from Charred Walls Of The Damned, Album Release Party, That Metal Show, & Tons of Other News
There's a lot of really cool things happening leading up to the Tuesday February 2nd, 2010 release date of the debut album from my band Charred Walls of the Damned!
Tomorrow is the debut of the first ever music video from Charred Walls of the Damned for the song "Ghost Town"! The video debuts at 11am Thursday Jan. 21st exclusively at AOL's Metal Music website NoiseCreep.com! The video turned out amazing and I'm really proud of it. It was directed by my good friend Mike Schiff from M.A.S. Productions. He did such an amazing job capturing the mood and tone of the song which deals with a sole inhabitant in a deserted town contaminated by years of environmental abuse. Mike worked really hard on this video and it really shows. We filmed at one of my favorite haunted houses in America - Shocktoberfest in Pennsylvania ShockToberFest.com. I'm a Halloween fanatic and I make the trek to Shocktoberfest every October so it was really exciting to film there in the off season and get a behind the scenes look at the place while we filmed the video!
There will be a FREE release party for the Charred Walls of the Damned album on Tuesday night Feb. 2nd, 2010 at Fontana's in New York City! FontanasNYC.com Tim "Ripper" Owens and I will be appearing at the party and starting at 8pm we will be signing copies of Charred Walls of the Damned's album which you can buy at the FYE table at the party! Starting at 9pm there will be three amazing heavy metal bands playing! My good buddies The Hixon from Philly will be playing, I host their Hixonfest every year and they are an amazing band! Also the killer heavy metal bands Judas Syndrome and Doomriders will be blasting some killer metal tunes! It's going to be a really fun night and I hope to see you all there!
Today I filmed a guest spot on the awesome heavy metal TV show on VH1 Classic titled That Metal Show! It was a blast hanging with my buddies Jim Florentine, Don Jameson, and Eddie Trunk and as an added bonus my good friend and legendary bassist Rudy Sarzo was the featured guest for the show! It was so much fun hanging out and talking heavy metal with the guys and it was an honor to be a part of a show that I'm such a huge fan of! I've seen every single episode and it's great that there's a show on TV dedicated to classic and also new heavy metal! The show will air on VH1 Classic March 20th!
I'll be writing a monthly article for the awesome Heavy Metal magazine Decibel! DecibelMagazine.com The article is called "Richard Christy's Horrorscope" and it will feature some of my favorite classic and new horror films and also some of my favorite horror themed heavy metal bands and albums! My first article will be featured in the March 2010 issue which hits newsstands in early February and features Fear Factory on the cover. Heavy Metal and Horror Movies are two of my favorite things so I'm super psyched to be able to write about some of my favorites in Decibel Magazine!
Well, I think that's about it for now! I'll have plenty more exciting news about Charred Walls of the Damned coming very soon leading up to the big day February 2nd, 2010! Take Care and Keep It Metal!!!
January 13, 2010 Pre-Order Autographed Charred Walls of the Damned CD & Shirt!
Howdy all! First off thank you to everyone who has emailed me with nice words about the single "Ghost Town" from my band Charred Walls of the Damned! The single is doing great on iTunes and thank you so much to everyone who has purchased the single and said they can't wait for the full album to be released on Tuesday February 2nd, 2010! Also big thanks to all of the radio stations playing "Ghost Town" including the awesome metal channel Liquid Metal on Sirius-XM Radio (Request "Ghost Town" on Liquid Metal at their Facebook Page here! Big thanks to my boss Howard Stern for playing "Ghost Town" on The Howard Stern Show too! Thank you also to everyone at Metal Blade Records, you guys rule!
I also want to apologize to everyone that friended me on my personal Facebook page www.facebook.com who I can't add. Unfortunately I'm at my 5000 friend limit on my page and I have over 3000 friend requests that I can't add because
of Facebook's 5000 friend limit on personal pages. Because of this I've created an official Richard Christy Fan Page here: www.facebook.com Please join up and I'll be updating daily and putting
some cool videos and pictures on there!
There's a really cool brand new interview with me on an awesome website called www.MetalSucks.net about all things
metal, drums, and comedy, among other things! You can check it out here: www.metalsucks.net
Well, I think that's about it for now, I'll have plenty more updates in the coming weeks leading up to the
Tuesday February 2nd release of Charred Walls of the Damned's debut album! Including a February 2nd Record Release
party at Fontana's www.fontanasnyc.com in New York City sponsored by TonesofDeath.com where myself and Tim "Ripper" Owens
will be appearing and signing copies of the album! There will be some great metal bands playing live too! More details soon!
Take Care and Keep It Metal!
January 3, 2010 Charred Walls of the Damned to be Released in February!
Hope everyone had a Happy Holidays! It’s a new decade and I have a lot of things to update everyone about!
First off, it’s only one month away until the release of the debut album by my new band Charred Walls of the Damned on Metal Blade Records! Tuesday February 2nd, 2010 is the big day and I can’t even begin to describe how excited I am! The album turned out amazing and I can’t wait for everyone to hear it! I’m currently doing a lot of interviews with music press and some of them are currently available online. Here are links to two brand new interviews with me about my band Charred Walls of the Damned:
I’ll be posting links to all of my interviews here and also updating info about all of the magazine interviews that will be coming out in the next few months. Something that I’m really excited about is that I’ll be working with Decibel magazine writing a monthly article about one of my favorite subjects: Horror Movies! I will have more info about that coming soon too.
There will be tons of Charred Walls of the Damned news that I’ll be posting here this month, including info about videos, autographed pre orders of the CD at MetalBlade.com, Tshirts, and tons of other stuff!
The first single from the Charred Walls of the Damned album “Ghost Town” is available right now on Itunes! I want to thank all of the fans who’ve emailed me saying they love the song! If you like “Ghost Town” you are definitely going to love the whole album!
A lot of fans have asked if Charred Walls of the Damned is going to play live and the answer is definitely yes! We’re in talks now to do some shows this year and I’m so psyched to get back on stage and pound some drums!
Well, I think that’s about it for now! Hope everyone has a wonderful New Year! Take Care and keep it Metal!
November 24, 2009 Tons of Charred Walls of the Damned News!
First off Happy Thanksgiving! It's been a while since Ive updated any of my sites because I've been super busy with my job, the holidays, and my new band Charred Walls of the Damned! I have a ton of Charred Walls of the Damned news and a brand new website: myspace.com/CharredWallsoftheDamned! First off we're releasing the first single off of the album "Ghost Town" on December 1st on iTunes which I'm so psyched about! I can't wait for people to hear it! The official worldwide release date for the full album is Tuesday February 2nd, 2010! You will be able to buy it in pretty much any record store and anywhere online thanks to Metal Blade Records. I also want to give a shout out to my buddy Joel Plotkin at plotkinphotography.com who just took some killer pictures of me with my drums for some press photos and my website, thanks Joel! Well, to sum up all of the recent Charred Walls of the Damned news, here's an official press release from Metal Blade Records...
and until next time Happy Thanksgiving and keep Headbanging!