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9th November 2017

hall of heavy metal history

Famed drumming brothers Carmine and Vinny Appice will perform at the 2018 Hall of Heavy Metal History Celebrity Induction Ceremony which takes place on January 24th 2018.

The Appices will play songs from their first and newly released joint studio album, 'Sinister', a tremendous album which is comprised of thirteen tracks, and features numerous high profile musicians throughout.

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Hall of Heavy Metal History President Pat Gesualdo told us:

"We are so excited to have Carmine and Vinny Appice perform some of the songs from their 'Sinister' album at the 2018 Hall of Heavy Metal History Celebrity Induction Ceremony. Vinny was inducted into the Hall in 2017, and Carmine is going to be inducted in 2018."

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The 'Sinister' album is available through SPV/Steamhammer in various formats and was reviewed in the very first edition of MetalTalk's brand new audio album reviews show, You Spin Me Round.

You can listen to tracks from the album in the player right here. The Appice review starts at around the ten minute mark, just after the Revolution Saints review.

The 2018 Hall of Heavy Metal History Inductees include:
Bill Ward (Black Sabbath)
Lzzy Hale (Halestorm)
Billy Sheehan (David Lee Roth, Mr Big, The Winery Dogs)
Carmine Appice (Ozzy, Michael Schenker, Paul Stanley), Induction by Vinny Appice
Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater, Rudess/Morgenstein)
Metal Mike Chlasciak (Halford, Painmuseum, Courtesy of Marshall Amps)
Munsey Ricci (President, Skateboard Marketing)
Sammy Ash (COO Sam Ash Music)
Elliott Rubinson (Dean Guitars, with Rubinson family accepting the Induction)
Plus surprise guests...

Tickets for the 2018 Hall of Heavy Metal History Celebrity Induction Ceremony are available at

The show is sponsored by: Pepsi, KLOS FM, TD Bank, SiriusXM, Modern Drummer,, Riola Design, Zildjian Cymbals, Playability Toys, and Marshall Amps.

The Hall of Heavy Metal History is a non-profit organization dedicated to enshrining forever those Iconic musicians and music industry executives who are responsible for making hard rock and Heavy Metal music what it is today. Their contribution to the genre is invaluable, and they keep inspiring Heavy Metal fans throughout the world, from generation to generation.

The Hall of Heavy Metal History holds an Annual Celebrity Benefit Gala in January, in Anaheim, CA. The Hall also holds an annual on-stage Induction Ceremony at Wacken, the world's largest Heavy Metal festival, for the Global Metal Ambassador Award.

You can get the full lowdown on the inaugural Inductions that took place in January this year right here and check out the very first Gobal Metal Ambassador Award presentation that took place at Wacken in August here:

The Hall of Heavy Metal History is part of the non-profit organization D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities), where celebrities, sports stars, law enforcement agencies, the United States Department of Defense, and major corporations join to help special needs children and wounded soldiers on a Global basis.

D.A.D. and the Hall of Heavy Metal History also join with the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund.

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monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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