Tony Martin


Vocalist TONY MARTIN Begins Work On New Solo Album

Ex-BLACK SABBATH singer TONY MARTIN has confirmed that the making of his long awaited third solo album has begun. Teamed with drummer DANNY NEEDHAM of Tony Martin's Headless Cross and Venom, and American guitarist SCOTT McCLELLAN, Tony says this collection of songs is currently under the working title of THORNZ. It was previously going to be under the moniker BOOK OF SHADOWS but this was dropped because of other works under the same name.
Tony says this is heavier than he has attempted in the past due to the prolific writings of unknown guitarist SCOTT McCLELLAN who contacted him by chance on social media some 4 years ago. He sent Tony a guitar track to check out and this chance meeting grew into a very productive writing period that has resulted in this solo release for MARTIN. He said "Scott really surprised me with his energy. I found that I could pull out the riffs that really work for my voice so I was more than happy to have him involved in the 'TONY MARTIN project'.
The album will have 10 tracks, mostly written by Martin and McClellan and some by Martin alone. Apart from the title track of 'THORNZ' - the story of a woman struggling with being abused, there is the previously cited 'BOOK OF SHADOWS' still in the track list along with 'NO SHAME AT ALL', 'AS THE WORLD BURNS' and 'DAMNED BY YOU' amongst others. This promises to open your ears and get your pulse racing. It is missing keyboards completely in favour of guitar based riffs which MARTIN says "... was hard to lose GEOFF NICHOLLS" and felt he could not attempt to replace that part of the sound.
He says at 60 years old it is likely to be his last solo project but doesn't rule out future embellishments to his solo career. He added that it would not affect any re connection with SABBATH guitarist TONY IOMMI if and when that happens.

VASBY ROCK FESTIVAL Adds Their Own All-Star Band

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Vasby Rock Allstars is the festival's very own all-star band.
Appearing at the VRF this year, the band will play over 90 minutes, of songs from including Black Sabbath, The Runaways, and more.
Vassby Rock Festival are extremely proud to present Cherie Currie (ex. The Runaways) for the first time ever on a Scandinavian stage.
Vasby Rock Allstars are:
Zinny J. Zan - vocals
Tony Martin - vocals
Cherie Currie - vocals
Thomas Vikström - vocals
Johnny Lima - vocals
Annika Lewin - vocals
Chris Laney - guitar
Martin Sweet - guitar
Allan Sundberg - guitar
Ludvig Turner - guitar and vocals
Nalle Påhlsson - bass
Soufian Ma’Aoui - bass
Björn Höglund - drums


Monday, November 24, 2014
SEBASTIEN proudly presents a brand new live-video from this year's MASTERS OF ROCK festival!!! It's an exclusive version of one of BLACK SABBATH highlights, "Headless Cross", which was performed with an unforgettable line-up:
Tony Martin (ex-BLACK SABBATH) - vocal
Roland Grapow (MASTERPLAN, ex-HELLOWEEN) - guitar, backing vocal
George Rain (SEBASTIEN) - guitar
Petri Kallio (SEBASTIEN) - bass
Pavel Dvořok (SEBASTIEN, WARHAWK) - keyboards
Martin 'Marthus' Skaroupka (CRADLE OF FILTH, MASTERPLAN) - drums 
"The mix and mastering of the live recording was made by Roland Grapow himself in GRAPOW STUDIOS! That's also where final mixing-works of SEBASTIEN's second album, "Dark Chambers of Deja vu", are made nowadays. The long promised new album - including some great guest-appearances - is going to be released in 2015"
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