Turbo Rules – In Memoriam

John “Turbo” Shatesky

01/25/1980 – 07/28/2023

CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED’s Creatures Watching Over the Dead Enters The Billboard Charts

Charred Walls Of The Damned – the brainchild of former Death/Iced Earth drummer Richard Christy – released their third full-length, Creatures Watching Over The Dead, last week via Metal Blade Records.  The album entered the following Billboard Charts:
#21 Top New Artist Albums
#22 Current Hard Music Albums
#52 Record Label Independent Current Albums
#190 Top Current Albums
Richard Christy is thrilled with the reaction to the new album:
Thank you SOOOO MUCH to all of you headbangers out there who picked up the new Charred Walls Of The Damned album Creatures Watching Over The Dead in the first week of release! My metal horns are raised in salute to all of you! Please tell all of your friends about the album and let’s spread the word of METAL! Cheers!
A drum play-through for the track, “My Eyes”, can be viewed below:

Creatures Watching Over The Dead, is available to order in various formats at: metalblade.com/cwotd.

With five years having elapsed since the quartet dropped Cold Winds On Timeless Days, it’s understandable that fans have been yearning for more, but Charred Walls Of The Damned has not exactly been sitting around, kicking their heels. Christy – who has previously played with Iced Earth, Death, Control Denied, Burning Inside and Leash Law – played drums on Monte Pittman‘s Inverted Grasp Of Balance, wrote music for New York State’s “The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze” event, and co-wrote a heavy metal comedy Viking rock opera with guitarist Jason Suecof and Titmouse Animation, titled “Majestic Loincloth”. Suecof is of course one of the most in demand producers in contemporary metal. Then there’s legendary bassist Steve DiGiorgio, who made a name for himself in the ranks of Death, Testament, Vintersorg, Dragonlord and a myriad of other great metal bands; in recent years, he has laid down his inimitable style on records from Ephel Duath, Soen, Memorain and others. Which just leaves vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens, who for a time fronted Judas Priest, before lending his formidable pipes to Iced Earth and Yngwie Malmsteen‘s mighty compositions, touring relentlessly under his own name, and starting a new band (Project Rock).

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