The latest episode of the Mars Attacks podcast contains an interview with guitarist JOE STUMP (RAVEN LORD, HOLYHELL). During the interview Stumpdiscusses his latest solo album, Revenge Of The Shredlord, his inspiration after being in the industry for 20 years, his gear, and all things Ritchie Blackmore.
The episode can be streamed or downloaded from here.
Stump recently posted some live footage online along with the following update:
"'The Ritual Begins' and 'Man Your Battlestations' from one of the NC shows last week. Unfortunately, my drummer had a family emergency so I had to do the backing track thing . But plenty of gratuitous shred footage nonetheless."
Stump's live schedule is now as follows:
6 - Fiddler`s Green - Stamford, CT
17 - 89 North Music Venue - Patchogue, NY (with SHADOW EDEN)
24 - Intermission Lounge - Pittsburgh, PA (with Pete Rossi)
25 - Token Lounge - Detroit, MI
Stump's new album, Revenge Of The Shredlord, is out now via Lion Music.
"Revenge Of The Shredlord is quite heavy and classically influenced," Stump remarked recently. "This one’s all metal from start to finish, very dark and focused with gratuitous amounts of shredding throughout. Also, thanks to the great work of engineer Ducky Carlise and mastering engineer Maor Appelbaum, it’s my best sounding record to date as well."
Revenge Of The Shredlord contains the following 12 songs:
'The Ritual Begins'
'Man Your Battlestations'
'In The Master's House'
'The Black Knight's Castle'
'Enter The Coven'
'Evil Beasts Below'
'Strat Outa Hell'
'White Knuckle Mayhem'
'The End Approaches'