Where Angels Suffer is a Supergroup that features 2 ex-members of W.A.S.P. –
Chris Holmes : Guitar
An original member of W.A.S.P Holmes has etched out a Stellar Career which can be traced back to the early days of metal that infiltrated L.A. and the Sunset Strip. A California native himself Holmes is also well known for his role in The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years and other projects both in film and music playing with the A list of metal. As featured on albums such as the legendary self-titled debut W.A.S.P., The Last Command, Inside The Electric Circus, Live In The Raw, Double Live Assassins, The Sting, Kill F*ck Die & The Headless Children
Stet Howland: Drums
In his later role in W.A.S.P, Stet became a key component as drummer. In addition to W.A.S.P the ever active Howland’s resume includes Temple of Brutality, RUN 21, Killing Machine, Belladonna, Blackfoot and Lita Ford to name, just a few. Howland resides in Florida with his own recording studio to keep him busy on a variety of projects including a reality show which he is in the process of launching.
Rich Lewis, a longtime friend, was a natural choice for front man as he is a key component in the chemistry of the band. He has played alongside many greats artists including Ravencraft with Jeff Young (Megadeth). Lewis’s natural talent, broad range and unique voice which encompass the Metal sound are what cemented his spot as front man. His vocals only need to be heard to be believed. His influences can be heard in his vocals as he effortlessly can adapt to a variety of styles. He has been compared to greats like Ronnie James Dio, Bruce Dickinson and Lawless, but you really can’t compare Lewis to anyone because he has made his own path in the industry of Metal.
Steve Unger who played with Metal Church is a talented Bassist in his own right and his contribution to the Where Angels Suffer project completes the dynamic which makes these dynamic band mates such a huge success. Unger who played for Metal Church, was a big part of the Seattle band and his contributed a lot to their long success over the years. Work on Where Angels Suffer links Unger to former band.The new album he believes will be one of the best culminations of talent the metal scene has seen in a long time.
Where Angels Suffer is a project that is long over due. This all-star band of Metal Royalty has come together to create a new album, encompassing the essence of great Metal Rock bands. The project came naturally, as previous members of W.A.S.P. the artists share a unique style and talent that will be showcased on this exciting album. The band, comprised of Chris Holmes, Stet Howland, Steve Unger and Rich Lewis, will embrace their metal history while simultaneously astounding their fans with ground breaking original songs that could have only by created by the exceptional chemistry and passion these professional musicians discovered when they came together in their new creative endeavor Where Angels Suffer.
PurgaTOURy Part 2 2012
Featuring Rich Lewis (Animal), Chris Holmes (WASP), Steve Unger (Metal Church) and Stet Howland (WASP, Lita Ford, Blackfoot and 10,000 Views)
November 28th 2012 – Robin 2, Bilston (Support from Mothers Ruin and NG26)
November 29th 2012 – Golden Diamond, Sutton-In-Ashfield, Notts (Support from Wraith and Slander)
November 30th 2012 – The Hairy Dog, Derby (Support from Wraith)
December 1st 2012 – The Gasworks, Bradford (Support from Mothers Ruin and NG26)
December 3rd 2012 – Bannermans, Edinburgh (Support from I.C.O.N. and DEV,ILMAYCRY)
December 4th 2012 – Ivory Blacks, Glasgow (Support from I.C.O.N. and DEV,ILMAYCRY)
December 5th 2012 – The Lomax, Liverpool (Support from I.C.O.N. and Slander)
December 6th 2012 – The Riverside Bar, Selby (Support from Slander and Ryker Seer)
December 7th 2012 – Hog & Hosper, Pontypool (Support from Slander and Twisted Species)
December 8th 2012 – The Square, Harlow (Support from Mothers Ruin and Slander)
December 9th 2012 – Ye Olde Salutation, Nottingham (Support from Wraith and NG26)
December 10th 2012 – Mama Liz’s Voodoo Lounge, Stamford (Support from Kamikaze Hotshot and Wrecklass Necklass)
December 11th 2012 – Give It Some Welly, Hull (Support from Kamikaze Hotshot and Defy All Reason)
December 12th 2012 – Yardbirds, Grimsby (Support from Wraith and I.C.O.N.)
December 13th 2012 – The Railway, Bolton (Support from I.C.O.N.)
December 14th 2012 – The Snooty Fox, Wakefield (Support from Wraith and Slander)
December 15th 2012 – London All Dayer (Venue To Be Confirmed)
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