SEAN KELLY Talks Metal On Ice In New Episode Of The Double Stop Podcast
March 9, 2014, a year ago
Guitarist and author SEAN KELLY (CRASH KELLY, HELIX, FOUR BY FATE) is featured in a new interview with The Double Stop Podcast discussing several topics including the early days of his career, working with artists including NELLY FURTADO and LEE AARON, and his book Metal On Ice. Check out the interview below:
Sean's Metal On Ice EP was released in October 2013 via Coalition Music/Warner Music Canada. It tells the tale of Canadian hard-rock through the re-recording of chart-topping heavy metal hits from the 1980s and features the following tracklisting:
'On The Road To Rock' - Nicholas Walsh (FAMOUS UNDERGROUND, SLIK TOXIK) with Victor Langen (KICK AXE)
'Heavy Metal Love' - Brian Vollmer (HELIX)
'Metal Queen' - Lee Aaron
'Don't It Make You Feel' - Darby Mills (HEADPINS)
'Keep The Spirit Alive' - Russ Dwarf (KILLER DWARFS)
'Hey Operator' - Carl Dixon (CONEY HATCH)
Furthermore, Sean's Metal On Ice book was also published in October by Dundurn Press; an official overview reads:
Canada has produced many successful proponents of the genre known as heavy metal, which grew out of the hard rock of the 1970s, exploded commercially in the 1980s, and then petered out in the 1990s as grunge took over, only to rise to prominence once again in the new millennium.
The road to Canadian musical glory is not lined with the palm trees and top-down convertibles of the Sunset Strip. It is a road slick with black ice, obscured by blizzards, and littered with moose and deer that could cause peril for a cube van thundering down a Canadian highway.
Drawing on interviews with original artists such as HELIX, ANVIL, CONEY HATCH, KILLER DWARFS, HAREM SCAREM, and HONEYMOON SUITE, as well as prominent journalists, VJs, and industry insiders, we relive their experiences, motivations, and lifestyles as they strove for that most alluring of brass rings — the coveted record deal. It's a new perspective on the dreams of musicians shooting for an American ideal of success and discovering a uniquely Canadian voice in the process.