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9th November 2017

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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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