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WHIPLASH and OVERKILL confirmed for 70000TONS OF METAL

September 2nd, 2011

4 Bands in 4 Days… We Call This Complete OVERKILL! And With All The Headbanging It’s Guranteed That We’ll All Get WHIPLASH!

Attention Sailors! “This is your Skipper speaking: We are in New York City, one of the greatest towns in this beautiful world of ours. This is the right place to shout this to the world, to all the whiners, haters and non-believers: We don’t care what you say! Fuck You!”

Yesterday they went to New Jersey where they ran into some Thrash and Speed Metal Veterans. After all that headbanging it is definitely guaranteed that some WHIPLASH will occur. And now? What do they want? More? 4 announcements in 4 days… don’t they think this is complete OVERKILL?

 

Make no mistake, 70000TONS OF METAL is not your grandma’s cruise. It’s also not one of the cruises that share the ship with normal cruise guests. This is an all heavy metal cruise! Can you imagine that? A whole luxury cruise ship full of metalheads? And since there is no backstage area you will have the opportunity to mingle side-by-side with the artists in this incredibly fan-friendly scenario that has no comparison. It’s like everyone has a backstage pass!

 

So far 21 out of a total of 40 bands on board are known:

 

AMORPHIS

CANNIBAL CORPSE

CORONER

DARK FUNERAL

ELUVEITIE

GOD DETHRONED

GRAVE DIGGER

HAMMERFALL

IN EXTREMO

MOONSORROW

MY DYING BRIDE

NIGHTWISH

OVERKILL

PESTILENCE

SAMAEL

STRATOVARIUS

TANKARD

THERION

TRISTANIA

VIRGIN STEELE

WHIPLASH

 

70000TONS OF METAL will sail Monday, January 23, 2012 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami FL to George Town, Cayman Islands and will not return you to the real world for four days until Friday, January 27, 2012.

 

Ticket prices start at US$666 plus US$289 taxes and fees per person and include all on-board entertainment, non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals at the dining rooms, most on-board restaurants and even 24 room service!

 

What are you waiting for? You might even need a vacation from this vacation when all is said and done! Check out http://www.70000tons.com/ for more information and book your cabin NOW!

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Rob Bolger – A Film Maker of “Behind the Suit and Tie” documentary

January 18th, 2010
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ROB BOLGER:

DOCUMENTARY MAKER OF "BEHIND THE SUIT AND TIE"

Interview by Luxi Lahtinen


"About BEHIND THE SUIT AND TIE documentary: A documentary that takes you into the hearts and souls of the real people who rule today’s heavy metal recording industry, put together by Robert Bolger Jr.

Unlike most music documentaries BEHIND THE SUIT AND TIE will spend more time with the people behind the labels rather than the more musician-focused approach of most music documentaries. BEHIND THE SUIT AND TIE will also showcase the truth of how the music industry is being affected by the downward spiral of hard CD sales and how established, new and up and coming artists must learn to adjust to these changing times with today’s major transition".

Rob Bolger talks more about this ambitious project of his in this interview, so be sure to read everything he has to say about making this documentary to understand a little bit better about the hard times that the record industry is facing these days when downloading music from the internet for free has become a true pain in the ass for the whole music business.


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Jalometalli 2009

October 20th, 2009

 

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The Jalometalli Open Air Metal festival has gained its status as well as place on the Finnish festival map. Although there are plenty of metal oriented festivals arranged all around in Finland, the Jalometalli festival has found its own style and approach in the metal festival offering in Finland. It doesn’t rely on the current hot names on the market like Volbeat and so on, instead the festival offers a more interesting line-up mostly consisting of old school thrash metal and of course death and black metal by having bands which have either never or rarely visited Finland. Especially several 80s thrash metal legends such as Whiplash, Agent Steel have never been seen on the soil of Finland. Now it is about time. Therefore the Metal-Rules.com team made a real assault at Jalometalli by witnessing plenty of killer bands and seeing the general atmosphere and here is the result.

                           Article by Niko Karppinen, Arto Lehtinen, Luxi Lahtinen

                                                     Pics by Arto Lehtinen



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WHIPLASH – Tony Portaro & Joe Cangelosi

September 28th, 2009

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Interview with WHIPLASH´s Tony Portaro and Joe Cangelosi

Interview by Niko Karppinen

Live pictures by Arto Lehtinen

Transcription by Antaura Zed

About once in a lifetime you get an opportunity to meet one of your childhood heroes. When I heard that one of the thrash metal legends,Whiplash, was going to play at Jalometalli festival in Oulu in 2009, o’boy I became very excited!

As if that already wasn´t enough, I also got a relatively privileged chance to talk with the one and only original member of the band Tony Portaro and Joe Cangelosi (who replaced Joe Scaglione in 1986 when he temporarily joined the Slayer ranks) - just before their gig took place at the festival. So one can only think how such a larger-than-life opportunity meeting these fine 2 maetros of thrash was for an old-timer metalhead like me.

In case you might be eager to know a bit more about Whiplash´s latest activities – just like hearing a thing or two about their comeback album, titled UNBORN AGAIN (which is out and available now, carried by some of the biggest metal companies from Displeased to Nuclear Blast, etc.), what happened to the band some 10 years ago since they released their THRASHBACK album – amongst other things as well.

Made you curious about them already? Then be my guest and just keep reading on… ;o)


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WHIPLASH – Tony Portaro and Joe Cangelosi

January 21st, 2009

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TONY PORTARO & JOE CANGELOSI - NEW COMING OF THE LEGENDARY WHIPLASH

Interview by Luxi Lahtinen

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The true heyday of thrash metal was naturally the 80´s. Many great thrash bands were formed during the 80´s, and also many great thrash albums were released back then that are considered as some of the genre´s most classic and strongest  albums even these days. Exodus´ BONDED BY BLOOD, Vio-lence´s ETERNAL NIGHTMARE, Slayer´s REIGN IN BLOOD, Dark Angel´s DARKNESS DESCENDS, Metallica´s RIDE THE LIGHTNING, Testament´s THE LEGACY, Forbidden´s FORBIDDEN EVIL, Anthrax´s AMONG THE LIVING, Kreator´s PLEASURE TO KILL, Destruction´s INFERNAL OVERKILL – and just dozens of other releases from that particular era, were definitely some of those genre-defining albums that many today´s releases often get compared to – and that´s just really understandable when overall thinking what thrash metal is really all about: Violence, rage and aggression.

For some strange reason, Whiplash from Passaic, New Jersey, never seemed to reach the same cult status with their releases as some of their fellow thrashers did in some other thrash bands at that time. Whiplash 1st two albums, POWER AND PAIN and TICKET TO MAYHEM were both some of the most frenzied, rawest, most powerful and unstoppable slaps of intense speed/thrash metal from those days that hardly paled in comparison to any other albums from the same genre, but were still somehow left a couple of steps behind the shadows of many other speed/thrash releases back then. Fair to say, the world isn´t always that justified place for everyone, I guess.

Whiplash´s last studio album, THRASHBACK, was released in 1998 with 3 Tonys (R.I.P. Tony Bono), and I bet many of us already thought we would never see another Whiplash album any more.

But as so many old thrash acts that undoubtedly lived their gloriest days in the´80´s before splitting up, have made their comebacks on the verge of new millenium and released decent albums, it was finally Whiplash´s turn to return back to form and start writing new songs again.

Tony Portaro, Joe Cangelosi (ex-Kreator, ex-Massacre, etc.) and Rick Day (ex-Primal Scream) are currently preparing songs for Whiplash´s 7th full-lenght album, titled UNBORN AGAIN – and before it will hit the stores around the world, let both Tony and Joe tell more about this process, plus the past days of the band a bit as well…        


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