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SPIRITS OF FIRE Metal All-Star Project To Debut in 2018

Frontiers Music, after an intense brainstorming session, announce a dream team of renowned metal musicians including Tim "Ripper" Owens (ex-Judas Priest, Iced Earth), Chris Caffery (Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra), Steve DiGiorgio (Testament, Death, etc.) and Mark Zonder (Fates Warning, Warlord) was born and put together under the direction of renowned LA-based producer Roy Z Ramirez (Bruce Dickinson, Halford, Tribe Of Gypsies).
Called SPIRITS OF FIRE (after the title of one of their songs), the band is currently halfway through recording their debut album. The music can best be described as “classic Priest meets Savatage”.
“It's going to be a great album!” says producer Roy Z and fans can look forward to a release in the early part of 2018!
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TRIBE OF GYPSIES added to 'De La Tierra' Fonda Theatre show!

Thursday, August 28, 2014
TRIBE OF GYPSIES added to DE LA TIERRA Fonda Theatre show!

 August 27, 2014 - Los Angeles, CA based Latin rockers TRIBE OF GYPSIES, featuring guitarist/songwriter Roy Z (BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD), have been announced as the supporting act for South American metal all-stars DE LA TIERRA, led by guitarist Andreas Kisser of SEPULTURA fame and drummer Alex Gonzalez (of MANA), on Sunday, August 31 at the Fonda Theatre, 6126 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA 90028.  For ticket information go to:
Commented Z: "Needless to say, we're totally stoked to have been added to the bill and we want to thank Andreas and the De La Tierra family for the honor of having us at their L.A. live debut. Andreas and I became bros when I worked on Sepultura's "Kairos" album and I'm very much looking forward to sharing the stage with him on Sunday.  Tribe hasn't done a proper show in L.A. in almost 8 years so we're ready to get down and have some fun.  We will be missing our regular singer Phil (Diamond) who is still back in Greece and won't be able to make this one as everything came together on short notice but we've got our brother German (Briseao) on board so we've got it covered.  We'll be playing a bunch of the old classics and throw in our brand new song "Yeah!" as well; we shot a video for that one which we'll be online shortly so stay tuned for that."
TRIBE OF GYPSIES are currently working on a new studio album, the long-awaited follow-up to 2006's "Dweller on the Threshold."  It is set to feature Roy Z, co-founding member/bassist, Eddie Casillas, and long-time percussionist Elvis Balladares alongside Greek native Phil Diamond (lead vocals), Matt Amper (keyboards), Adam Ponce (drums), and latest addition, percussionist Ino Alvarez (BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB).  The new line-up had its live unveiling on July 26 at Germany's Rock of Ages festival alongside KANSAS, SAXON, TNT, NAZARETH, WISHBONE ASH and others.
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