Everyone loves a comeback story, don’t they? A tale of fortunes regained, odds defied and former glories revisited. Unfortunately, as is the way with recoveries and revivals, there always has to be darkness before the dawn. And among all the typical and often comparatively inconsequential trials and tribulations artists face during their careers, death seems to play its part far too many times. A fact with which San Francisco act Metal Church are all too familiar.
Confirming the rumors following a snippet of a new song, Metal Church has named Ross The Boss, Let Us Prey vocalist Marc Lopes as its new singer. Lopes follows vocalist Mike Howe, who died in 2021. Metal Church guitarist and leader Kurdt Vanderhoof shared a photo of Lopes on social media and wrote in an accompanying message: “Yes, the rumors are true, it’s official! Please welcome vocalist Marc Lopes to the congregation!
In 1969, the first edition of one of the world”s biggest bands within the New Wave of British Heavy Metal – Judas Priest – was formed. One of the founders was guitarist KK Downing. KK was in the band until 2011 and over the years, he was one of the songwriters for most of the metal world”s biggest songs as “Breaking the Law”, “Living After Midnight” and “Painkiller”.
Time To Rock Fest 2023 has booked 17 of 40 planned bands for the summer-time Heavy Metal and Rock Festival! Headliners Saxon will be joined by, Michael Schenker Group, D-A-D, Tom G Warrior- performing three special sets with Triumph of Death and Triptykon, Ross The Boss, Molly Hatchet, Toy Dolls, Sham 69, Bourbon Boys, Uli Jon Roth, Angel Witch, Masterplan, Tungsten Tygers of Pan Tang, and Knogjarn! Taking place in Knislinge, Sweden July 8-10 2023, tickets are on sale at the link below. Continue reading →
Former Manowar guitarist Ross the Boss returns with all guns blazing on Conquered Lands (Steel Cartel), the third full-length release from his subtly named Death Dealer project. In a gloriously predictable manner, the riffs come thick and fast as gods, blood, battles and all other true metal necessities rain down like exploding magma from the skies.
Industrial metal kings Die Krupps and Heavy Metal legend Ross The Boss Friedman, famous from his stints in Manowar, The Dictators, and his solo career have teamed up for a new single, out now via Cleopatra Records. “No More Heroes” is a cover of the 1977 track from The Stranglers, which The Dictators supported on their No More Heroes UK tour. The song, which name-checks several recently passed historical figures, is a fitting tribute to the also recently passed Stranglers keyboardist Dave Greenfield, one of the last heroes of British rock, who died in May of this year from complications related to COVID-19. The single will be featured on a forthcoming full-length effort from Die Krupps to be released in 2021, so jam it out now!
Following up 2016’s independently released EP, The Saint of Killers, Massachusetts act Let Us Prey return with their first full-length album, Virtues of the Venomous (M-Theory Audio). With vocalist Marc Lopes better known for being frontman for Ross the Boss, time for his other projects has proved elusive, but now the wait is over.
Ghost Cult has teamed up with modern extreme metal band Let Us Prey to debut the lyric video for the title track to their new album, Virtues of the Vicious, releasing tomorrow on July 24th via M-Theory Audio/Salem Rose Music. The blistering track is brutal, progressive, and epic sounding as it poses the eternal question about humanity: “Are we violent by design?” Coming off like a blend of bands like Lamb of God, Death, recent Testament, and classic Nevermore, Let Us Prey is led by vocalist Marc Lopes (Ross The Boss) and guitarist Jon Morency, the track also features guitar legend Metal Mike Chlasciak (Halford). The philosophical song title was inspired by an episode of the Marvel Netflix series The Punisher, so definitely check out the lyric video to one of the best metal songs of the summer, and pre-order the album at the link below. Continue reading →
Let Us Prey has shared a new music video and single for “The Saint of Killers” from their upcoming album, Virtues of the Vicious, due out July 24th on M-Theory Audio. Led by Marc Lopes, best known as the frontman of Manowar/The Dictators co-founder Ross Friedman’s group Ross The Boss the track “The Saint of Killers” featuring a guest solo from Oli Herbert (RIP).Watch the clip now! Continue reading →
Let Us Prey has shared a new music video and single from their upcoming album, Virtues of the Vicious, due out July 24th on M-Theory Audio. Marc Lopes, best known as the frontman of Manowar/The Dictators co-founder Ross Friedman’s group Ross The Boss. The blistering track ‘Halo Crown’ features shredder Jonathan Donais (Anthrax/Shadows Fall). Watch the clip now! Continue reading →