Death Metal Dave of BrutalBroadcast.com conducted an interview with WHERE ANGELS SUFFER/ex-W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes when WHERE ANGELS SUFFERplayed at Crowbar in Ybor City, Florida on May 6, 2011. You can now watch the chat below.
In addition to Holmes, WHERE ANGELS SUFFER (W.A.S.) features Ira Black (METAL CHURCH, LIZZY BORDEN, HEATHEN), Steve Unger (bass; ex-METAL CHURCH), Rich Lewis (vocals; ANIMAL) and Stet Howland (drums; ex-W.A.S.P.).
The band is scheduled to embark on a short European tour in late August/early September, which will include an appearance at the Alcatraz Metal Festival in Belgium on August 27 alongside HELLOWEEN, DEATH ANGEL, U.D.O. and FORBIDDEN.
For a complete list of dates, go to this location.
WHERE ANGELS SUFFER recently parted ways with guitarist Randy Piper (ANIMAL, W.A.S.P.) and replaced him with Black.
WHERE ANGELS SUFFER‘s setlist for the May 6, 20011 concert at Crowbar in Ybor City, Florida was as follows:
01. Eye of the Storm
02. Crying Eagle
03. Wild Child
04. Judgement Day
05. Morning After
06. Cardiac Arrest
07. Gods of Wrath
08. Don’t Wanna Die
10. L.O.V.E. Machine
11. Blind In Texas
12. I Wanna Be Somebody
13. Animal (Fuck Like A Beast)
WHERE ANGELS SUFFER‘s debut album, “Purgatory”, was released on October 31, 2010.
According to a press release, the members of WHERE ANGELS SUFFER “embrace their metal history while simultaneously astounding their fans with groundbreaking original songs that could only be created by the exceptional chemistry and passion these professional musicians discovered when they came together again.”
Holmes has etched out a stellar career which can be traced back to the early days of the metal scene 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, having played with the “A” list of metal musicians.
Longtime drummer of W.A.S.P., Howland was featured on ten albums (studio and live) and has toured with all the top metal acts, including BLACK SABBATH, a personal highlight during his W.A.S.P. years. Aside from W.A.S.P., the ever-active Howland‘s resume includes TEMPLE OF BRUTALITY, RUN 21, KILLING MACHINE, BELLADONNA, BLACKFOOT and LITA FORD, just to name a few. Howland resides in Florida, where he has a recording studio to keep him busy on a variety of projects.
Steve Unger, who played with METAL CHURCH, is a talented bassist in his own right: his contribution to WHERE ANGELS SUFFER completes the dynamic of the band.
Unger, who comes from Seattle, Washington, has had a long career with METAL CHURCH and has been a key contributor to their success over the years. He believes WHERE ANGELS SUFFER is one of the best culminations of talent the metal scene has seen in a long time. Unger commented that the music is so relevant today because it is “a high-bred cross-breed between old and new.”
Lewis was a natural choice for WHERE ANGELS SUFFER frontman and has become a key component to this venture. He has been compared to greats like Ronnie James Dio, Bruce Dickinson and Lawless, but his signature style has blended with the dynamic sound of his bandmates that sets this album apart from the rest.