Veteran Canadian metallers INFERNAL MAJESTY performed their classic 1987 album “None Shall Defy” in its entirety with special guest vocalist George “Corpsegrider” Fisher from CANNIBAL CORPSE on August 20 at Rickhaw Theatre in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Also appearing on the bill were TYRANTS BLOOD and SINNED.
Video footage of INFERNAL MAJESTY’s performance can be seen below. Photos of the concert are available this location (courtesy of Chris Slack).
When asked in an interview why INFERNAL MAJESTY was dropped by Roadrunner Records after the release of “None Shall Defy”, guitarist Steve Terror said, “At the time Roadrunner was just starting out in the States so they didn’t have the clout that they have now. There have been many bands that have been unhappy with Roadrunner and I don’t think we are any different. I think what really happened was, [former INFERNAL MAJESTY drummer] Rick [Hughes] went to New York to the label and told them that we didn’t want to tour, but to put out a second album instead. The rest of us didn’t find this out for about five years after the fact. The label wanted bands that wanted to tour so they became disinterested with us. You have to remember that at the time labels where signing everyone in sight and not really paying much attention to each band.”
On August 20th at the The Rickshaw (254 East Hastings Street) in Vancouver, BC, legendary Canadian metallers INFERNAL MAJESTY will perform their classic 1987 album Non Shall Defy front to back in it’s entirety and then some with the neck and voice that is George “Corpsegrider” Fisher from death/grind pioneers CANNIBAL CORPSE. Guests on the bill include TYRANTS BLOOD and SINNED.
The legendary Canadian thrashers Infernäl Mäjesty´s new interview was published through Metal-Rules.com in March 2006 in which both the band´s longtime guitarist Kenny Hallman and new, young frontman and throat torturer, Brian Langley, shed some light on Infernäl Mäjesty´s current situation. They especially spoke enthusiastically about the new Infernäl Mäjesty album in the works, titled SYSTEMATICAL EXTERMINATION.
The band changed vocalists with Brian Langley replacing Chris Bailey who was in the band on and off for 17 years. Naturally it was inquired as to what happened with him and what his primary reasons were for leaving the band.
Shortly after the interview was published in Metal-Rules.com, Chris Bailey, the ex-vocalist for Infernäl Mäjesty, contacted me via email, telling me if I wanted to know the real reason why he was not with them any longer, I could reach him at his email address for more info. I did because I felt like it´s always justified to hear from both of the parties impartially, giving both a fair chance to to explain how things were seen from their own points of view.
I need to remind all of you Metal-Rules.com does not take any responsibility for either Kenny´s or Chris´s sayings how truthful they are or are not; who´s telling the truth and who´s lying about what. This all will be left up to you, dear reader, to decide; you draw your own conclusions out of these two fellows´ stories.
Chris Bailey opens up for Metal-Rules.com exclusively and tells his own story about his leaving from Infernäl Mäjesty, so let´s hear him out…
If you have been wondering what´s been happening in the camp of Canadian legendary thrashers Infernäl Mäjesty for these last 3-4 months, I guess it doesn´t come as too big a surprise to anyone that the band has been working slowly, but determinedly with their 4th full-lenght album titled SYSTEMATICAL EXTERMINATION in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. This will also mark the debut of band’s new vocalist Brian Langley. Infernäl Mäjesty´s longtime vocalist Chris Bailey left the band, to say at least under very strange circumstances in late 2004, and apparently Chris continues his life in Toronto even if no one seems to be completely certain about his presice location nowadays. Hope he´s doing alright tho…
Brian (also a singer in his other band Mecha Messiah), however, is a relatively young guy full of vital energy and potential whose slot in Infernäl Mäjesty as a new frontman also came as a huge surprise for him, too. But nonetheless, he has done his job in the band more than well as a real pro thus far as far as all the positive feedback from the fans´ direction is concerned, so the whole band is undoubtedly standing firmly and strongly for sure. And as each of us should already know, the fans cannot be wrong, so don´t go questioning that tiny fact… ever! ;=)
I contacted both Kenny Hallman and Brian Langley just a short while ago and wanted to get all the latest, updated news about the recordings for SYSTEMATICAL EXTERMINATION, the band´s touring plans for this year, all the reasons why Chris actually left – amongst other ´hot topics´. Both Kenny and Brian were more than eager to give their best shots about the latest happenings of Infernäl Mäjesty, so let´s just read what they had to say about probably the hottest potato in their mouths at the very moment, the band´s eagerly-waited new record SYSTEMATICAL EXTERMINATION…