11th March 2012 was the first anniversary of the Japanese earthquake and its resultant devastating tsunami. To mark the occasion Tommy Heart gathered together some of Europe's leading rockers to record this charity EP.
It has four tracks, all slow versions of The Beatles' 'Help' and comes with an eighty page booklet. With many people continuing to suffer in the aftermath of this disaster, all proceeds are to be donated to the Japanese Red Cross.
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So, who's on it? Well, how about this lot...
Singers – Tobias Sammet (Edguy, Avantasia), Bob Catley (Magnum), Andi Deris (Helloween), Torstein Flakne (Stage Dolls), Marc Storace (Krokus), David Readman (Pink Cream 69), Claus Lessmann (Bonfire), Oliver Hartmann (Hartmann), Bernhard Weiss (Axxis), Michael Kiske (Unisonic), Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear), Tony Mills (TNT), Carsten 'Lizard' Schulz (Evidence One) and Tony Heart (Soul Doctor, Fair Warning).
Musicians – Don Airey (Deep Purple) – Keyboards, Leo Leoni (Gotthard) – Guitars, Neil Murray – Bass, Hena Habegger (Gotthard) – Drums.
Guitar solos – Cede Dupont (Downspirit), Kyoji Yamamato (Bow Wow), Helge Engelke (Fair Warning), Roland Grapow (Masterplan), Leo Leoni (Gotthard), Henny Wolter (Nitrogods), Robert R Rodrigo (Airless).
Pretty damn rock or what?!
If you are expecting a critique then you can bloody well forget it. It is a classic song delivered by a herd of crack shot Metal men giving you rock of the highest order and all for a good cause. What more do you need to know?
Do your black hearted self a favour, stop fucking about and prove that yours is a little bit more than a pointless, grasping and grubbily self centred existence and buy a copy.
And if you don't, then may your balls/tits* turn square and fester at the corners.
(*Delete as appropriate)