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13th April 2017

metal has no color

Ultimate Jam Night at the Whisky A Go-Go will present 'Metal Has No Color' next Tuesday evening, April 18th 2017, featuring the reunion of seminal African American Metallers Sound Barrier who will be debuting their new Tom Morello produced release.

Also appearing on the night will be Corey Glover of Living Colour, dUg Pinnick of Kings X and Doc Coyle of God Fordbid who will be joined by more than forty top musicians of various ethnicities. Doors open at 8.00pm, it's free entry and the event will be broadcast worldwide via Zinna.TV.

The evening is dedicated to "an effort to combat national divisiveness" and UJN founder and captain Chuck Wright told us:

"These days our nation is more divided than ever. States are separated into 'red' or 'blue' and people are increasingly combative. The idea of being 're-accomodated' shouldn't exist because individual civility should be cherished.

"We believe its high time for people to come together and music has always held great healing power. We're proud that Ultimate Jam Night can continue to demonstrate how race and separation can be set aside for common understanding and joy."

Sound Barrier is a pioneering all-Black Heavy Metal band that was formed in 1980. Facing racism for their choice in music among both the Black and White communities, the band persevered through extreme hatred to create music that influenced generations of Metal and rock artists including Tom Morello.

Led by vocalist Bernie Kimbell, guitarist Tracy 'Spacey T' Singleton, bassist Stanley E and drummer Dave Brown, the band produced songs that appeared on MTV and radio that resulted in other black musicians entering Metal.

For their April 18th performance, the band will perform their first new music in over thirty years, produced by Tom Morello, with Eric Valentine (Randy Jackson, Erykah Badu, Steve Vai, Steve Lukather) on drums in place of Dave Brown who sadly passed away in 2013.

judas priest


monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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