CANEDY, the new band of legendary US Metal drummer Carl Canedy (The Rods), just has released a brand new video for the title track ‘Warrior‘ from their new album of the same name.

The CD will be released via Sleaszy Rider Records on August 7th, 2020.

Carl Canedy is an American drummer, producer and songwriter who first came to fame as the drummer of US Metal bands such as The Rods and early MAnowar amongst others during the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. He also has worked as producer for other artists including ANTHRAX, HELSTAR, EXCITER & POSSESSED. The Rods are still active at present and released their latest full-length work ‘Brotherhood of Metal‘ last year.

His new band CANEDY’s album debut ‘Warrior‘ will be released on August 7th world-wide via Greece based label Sleaszy Rider Records. Carl Canedy (drums) is joined by Tony Garuba (bass, cello, vocals), Charlie Russello (guitars, synths) and Mike Santarsiero (vocals; ex-TLC). The record was produced by Canedy and Russello; the mix was handled by Chris Collier at CMC21 Productions.

With a top-notch production at the helm, ‘Warrior‘ is a good fodder for any fan of classy US Metal.



One of the most respected names in all of metal, Carl Canedy, is ready to unveil the latest release by his solo project, Canedy, entitled ‘Warrior.’ Released on May 8th with digital and streaming versions, and on August 7th on CD and vinyl via Sleaszy Rider Records, Canedy is comprised of Mike Santarsiero (lead vocals), Charlie Russello (guitars, synth), Tony Garuba  (bass, vocals, cello), and Carl on drums. And as evidenced by the material on ‘Warrior,’ it is a decidedly vintage metal sound with a modern approach that the quartet specialize in, as seen/heard in the first video for the album’s title track:

I had been looking for musicians who lived close to me, and who were interested in writing original material,” recalls Carl. “After my first Candey album, I wanted my next project to be a true band effort. Tony, asked me if I would do a TV show with him and his former band TLC (Totally Lost Cause). I did the TV show with them, and we all worked so well together we decided to write and record an album. I couldn’t have asked to work with more talented guys. Tony, Mike, and Charlie are all great songwriters and musicians.

The beginnings of this project was a drummer bailout on a TV appearance,” adds Tony. “I had been playing with Carl in a party/wedding band and he graciously bailed us out, hearing Carl’s take on what we were doing planted the seed of things to come. With Carl in the fold it freed us up to let our imaginations run wild – Mike’s vocals have never been better and Charlie’s guitar playing transforms the ordinary into extraordinary. What’s exciting is this project was very organic – whoever’s the main songwriter the rest of the band chips in.

Warrior‘ is comprised of 10 tracks total, of which the band explains the story behind each rocking track:

01 Do It Now –  is an autobiographical cautionary tale about workaholics with children.

02 Not Even Love – is a dark tale of an artist who might be willing to give up everything he has, family included, to return to his past life again.

03 Lies – is the admonition of people who suspect that their beliefs defy logic and scientific fact, but still selfishly cling to those beliefs, much to the detriment of society at large.

04 Hellride –  is God’s most formidable angel battles Satan in hell with vocals by Tony.

05 Warrior –  is the story about the abandonment of, and the triumphant return to, the type of songs we love to write.

06 3rd Times A Charm – is a story of a young man and his trials and tribulations with love.

07 Out For Blood – is a societal statement.

08 In This Sign –  is the story of Emperor Constantine and Rome embracing Christianity.

09 The Prize –  encourages us to never give up on our dreams and aspirations. In time, we may find a way to make things happen.

10 Attia –  a doomed love, Attia, mother of Augustus Caesar, and Mark Antony.

We are very excited to sign Candey and to release their upcoming masterpiece, ‘Warrior‘,” says Tolis G. Palantzas (owner/managing director of Sleaszy Rider Records). “Carl Canedy is a talented musician (drummer of The Rods), a great and well-known producer (Anthrax, Overkill, Blue Cheer, Possessed, etc.) and a cool, easy going guy above all. We have a very good experience working  with him in the past, releasing the 2016 album by American hard rockers St. James, where Carl played the drums. As we are often in touch with Carl, it became a mutual interest to collaborate and to release ‘Warrior,’ a pure heavy metal album, that I loved from its first tunes! The album has a massive sound and production, it’s heavy, it’s epic, it’s catchy, melodic, powerful and I’m sure that all metal fans will love it the same as we did. The artwork of Eric Philippe is wonderful and I imagine now how beautiful it will appear on the final vinyl and cd editions we will print! We can’t wait till the 7th of August release date of ‘Warrior‘!!

And, Carl enthuses, “Having worked with Tolis and Sleaszy Rider Records on the St James re-releases, I knew signing with them we would be working with a person and label of integrity. Although, there were several labels interested in the band, we felt Tolis and Sleaszy Rider to be the best label for the CanedyWarrior‘ album.

Canedy‘s name is long-familiar with metalheads worldwide – as he was the drummer for the Rods (and a brief early drummer of Manowar). But it is as a producer that Canedy is most known – as he oversaw the recording of classic recordings by the likes of Anthrax (‘Fistful Of Metal,’ ‘Armed and Dangerous,’ and ‘Spreading the Disease’), Overkill (‘Feel the Fire’), and Blue Cheer (‘The Beast Is Back’) in the ’80s.

And now, Canedy is putting both his production and artistic talents to good use on ‘Warrior.’ “I am really proud of this album and the fact that we can do these songs justice live. I’m looking forward to people hearing the album and catching a live performance. I’m thrilled to be part of a band that is as strong live as it is in the studio!” The album was mixed by Chris Collier who has previously mixed albums for Korn, Prong and Last in Line.

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Sleaszy Rider Records (Greece) recently released the debut album from
Masqued, the Houston, Texas based female-fronted progressive / power metal band on March 15, 2018.

Masqued guitarist Eric Halpern has checked in with the following comment:

After a long wait, we are proud to have the Masqued debut CD released in full digipack glory! Thanks to all worldwide metal fans for checking us out, and we sincerely hope you enjoy it! We will playing our first show in Europe this fall at the Female Metal Event in Eindhoven, and hope to see you there!!


1. A New Beginning

2.The Light In The Dark

3. The Call

4. Let Go

5. Hypnotized

6. Bullet By Bullet

7. The Other Side

8. Broken

9. Rise Up

Line up:

Jon Allen – Drums
Drew Creel – Guitar
Shane Dubose – Bass/Vocals
Eric Halpern – Guitar
Steffany Johnston – Vocals
Adam Rawlings – Keyboards

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After 3 years from the previous release, Kaledon return with a brand new album ‘Carnagus – Emperor Of The Darkness‘. They’re released an Official video for ‘The Evil Witch‘ off the album.

With a renewed line-up, enhanced by Michele Guaitoli‘s (Overtures, ex-Future Is Tomorrow) powerful vocals and Manuele di Ascenzo’s (ex-Secret Rule) amazing drums skills, mastermind Alex Mele (guitars) has finally forged a new chapter of the ‘Legend Of The Forgotten Reign‘ saga reaching the perfect mix of modern riffs, classic Power Metal speeds, epic choirs and symphonic arrangements.

Together with Paolo Campitelli (keyboards) and the founding members Tommy Nemesio (guitars) and Paolo Lezziroli (bass guitar) Kaledon are back, stronger than ever.

Official release date for ‘Carnagus – Emperor Of The Darkness‘ is May 15th, 2017 via Sleaszy Rider Records.

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Overtures, Temperance and Truck Me Hard – The Agency are more than excited to announce the upcoming co-headlining European Tour in early 2017: ‘The Earth & The Artifacts European Tour’ comes in support of the latest albums Artifacts from Overtures (released 31.05.2016 by Sleaszy Rider Records) and The Earth Embraces Us All‘ from Temperance (released 16.09.2016 by Scarlet Records), after tons of amazing shows by two of the most relevant newcomers in Italy.

After two European Tours supporting Almah and Secret Sphere in 2013 and Threshold in 2016; after having shared the stage with Rammstein, Saxon, Powerwolf, Stratovarius and many others, Overtures are joining forces with Temperance for their first headlining tour in Europe.

Tour Dates:
23.02.2017 – Centro Giovani – Gorizia – ITALY *
24.02.2017 – Vegallomas Klub – Szombathely – HUNGARY *
25.02.2017 – Pod Skalkou – Ceska Trebova – CZECH REPUBLIC *
26.02.2017 – Melodka Club – Brno – CZECH REPUBLIC **
27.02.2017 – Exit Us – Prague – CZECH REPUBLIC **
28.02.2017 – Rudeboy Klub – Bielsko Biala – POLAND **
02.03.2017 – Titans Club – Lens – BELGIUM ***
03.03.2017 – De Verlichte Geest – Roselare – BELGIUM ***
04.03.2017 – Rockheaven – Eygelshoven – NETHERLANDS ***
05.03.2017 – Moonlight Music Hall – Diest – BELGIUM ***
07.03.2017 – Garage Deluxe – Munchen – GERMANY ***
08.03.2017 – Soundcheck One – Waldbrown – GERMANY ***
09.03.2017 – L’Excalibur – Reims – FRANCE ***
10.03.2017 – Petit Leman – Vevey – SWITZERLAND ***
11.03.2017 – Met Bar – Lenzburg – SWITZERLAND ***
12.03.2017 – Rock Town – Cordenons – ITALY ***

* Special guest Afterlife Symphony
** Special guest Batalion d’Amour
*** Special guest ANCIENT MYTH

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Overtures - Artifacts

Review: Overtures – Artifacts

Sleaszy Rider Records (2016)

Reviewer: Dan Mann

Overtures are another band I somehow have missed along the way such is the multitude of material and bands these days. Artifacts I discover is in fact the band’s third album release, following on after 2010’s Rebirth and 2013’s Entering the Maze.

The band hail from Italy, and are firmly ensconced in the progressive metal arena with a song construct which will be familiar to fans of the genre.

From the opening bars of ‘Repentance‘ the maturity of the band is obvious, both from the musicianship through to the production. Title track ‘Artifacts‘ is enjoyable apart from the death metal like vocal interlude half way through, but together with the following track ‘Gold‘ it probably rates as one of my favourites on the album. Pounding drums, wailing guitars and a bass line fit to wobble your drink off the table, it’s everything that progressive metal should be.

To sum up, certainly an album worth checking out and I shall be checking out their previous two releases into the bargain!





Sophisticated Italian metallers Overtures just released through their web pages the official lyric video for ‘Unshared Worlds’, first song from their fourth album ‘Artifacts‘.

Artifacts‘ will be released on May 27th by established Greek label Sleaszy Rider Records.
In the next weeks the band around powerful singer Michele Guaitoli will announce all the details about the promo tour and an official videoclip, too.

The album has been mastered once again at GateStudios Hamburg (Avantasia, Edguy, Kamelot, Rhapsody Of Fire) by Olaf Reitmeier in Wolfsburg, Germany.
The artwork was made by the German artist Franziskus Pfleghart.

01 Repentance
02 Artifacts
03 Gold
04 As Candles We Burn
05 Profiled
06 Unshared Worlds
07 My Refuge (feat. Paolo Campitelli on keyboards)
08 New Dawn, New Dusk
09 Teardrop (feat. Marco Pastorino, Caterina Piccolo on vocals & Paolo Campitelli on keyboards)
10 Angry Animals
11 Savior – Alternative version

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