ANVIL, DORO, DEVILDRIVER, WHITESNAKE Members Featured On New Christmas EP

Although the weather's starting to get chilly, Eagle Rock Entertainment is positively blazing with Christmas spirit! To kick off the holiday season, a special digital-only holiday four-song EP will be released on November 24 [MSRP $3.99].

This EP, available via all North American digital service providers, promises to deliver good tidings to all headbangers. It features appearances from ANVIL's Steve "Lips" Kudlow on "Frosty The Snowman", Doro Pesch and Michael Schenker on "O Christmas Tree", WHITESNAKE's Doug Aldrich and DEVILDRIVER's Dez Fafara on "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer", and GIRLSCHOOL on "Auld Lang Syne", as well as other notable artists for a cornucopia of metal talent.

Continuing the Christmas cheer, Armoury Records, through Eagle Rock Entertainment, is happy to present "We Wish You A Metal Xmas And A Headbanging New Year": an all-star collection of rock artists reinterpreting Christmas carols for a one-of-a-kind listening experience. Initially released October 14, 2008, this CD boasts members of FOO FIGHTERS, MÖTÖRHEAD, KISS, DIO, ZZ TOP, BLACK SABBATH, ANTHRAX, QUEENSRŸCHE, RATT, and ALICE COOPER, throwing down on such holiday classics as "Run Rudolph Run", "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town", "Deck The Halls" and "Grandma Got Ran Over By A Reindeer". This compilation of epic collaborations was produced by Bob Kulick.

"The 'Metal Xmas' album was a great opportunity to pay homage to my least favorite holiday," says Ronnie James Dio, "and what a lineup of musicians to do it with! The arrangements of the classic noel songs are fresh and heavy with rock'n'roll, and the performances are equally classic. It's a magical way to change your holiday listening."

EP track listing:

01. Frosty The Snowman

Steve "Lips" Kudlow (ANVIL)
Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (GUNS N' ROSES)
Chris Chaney (JANE'S ADDICTION)
Kenny Aronoff (TONY IOMMI, SMASHING PUMPKINS)

02. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer

Dez Fafara (DEVILDRIVER)
Doug Aldrich (WHITESNAKE, DIO)
Rob "Blasko" Nicholson (OZZY OSBOURNE, ROB ZOMBIE)
John Tempesta (ROB ZOMBIE, THE CULT)

03. O Christmas Tree

Doro Pesch
Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO)
Tony Franklin (WHITESNAKE)
Frankie Banali (QUIET RIOT)

04. Auld Lang Syne

GIRLSCHOOL

"We Wish You A Metal Xmas and a Headbanging New Year" full CD track listing:

01. We Wish You A Merry Xmas

Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, JOURNEY)
Bruce Kulick (KISS, UNION)
Bob Kulick
Chris Wyse (THE CULT)
Ray Luzier (KORN, DAVID LEE ROTH, ARMY OF ANYONE)

02. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Alice Cooper
John 5 (ROB ZOMBIE, MARILYN MANSON)
Billy Sheehan (DAVID LEE ROTH, TALAS, MR. BIG)
Vinny Appice (DIO, HEAVEN AND HELL, BLACK SABBATH)

03. Run Rudolph Run

Lemmy Kilmister (MOTÖRHEAD)
Billy F. Gibbons (ZZ TOP)
Dave Grohl (FOO FIGHTERS)

04. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Ronnie James Dio (DIO, HEAVEN AND HELL, BLACK SABBATH)
Tony Iommi (HEAVEN AND HELL, BLACK SABBATH)
Rudy Sarzo (QUIET RIOT, WHITESNAKE, DIO)
Simon Wright (AC/DC, DIO)

05. Little Drummer Boy

Doug Pinnick (KING's X)
George Lynch (DOKKEN)
Billy Sheehan (DAVID LEE ROTH, TALAS, MR. BIG)
Simon Phillips (THE WHO, TOTO)

06. Santa Claus Is Back In Town

Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH)
Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE)
Juan Garcia (AGENT STEEL)
Marco Mendoza (WHITESNAKE, TED NUGENT)
Vinny Appice (DIO, HEAVEN AND HELL, BLACK SABBATH)

07. Silent Night

Chuck Billy (TESTAMENT)
Scott Ian (ANTHRAX)
Jon Donais (SHADOWS FALL)
Chris Wyse (THE CULT)
John Tempesta (ROB ZOMBIE, THE CULT)

08. Silver Bells

Geoff Tate (QUEENSRŸCHE)
Carlos Cavazo (QUIET RIOT, RATT)
James Lomenzo (MEGADETH, WHITE LION)
Ray Luzier (KORN, DAVID LEE ROTH, ARMY OF ANYONE)

09. Deck the Halls

Oni Logan (LYNCH MOB)
Craig Goldy (DIO)
Tony Franklin (THE FIRM)
John Tempesta (ROB ZOMBIE, THE CULT)

10. Grandma Got Ran Over By a Reindeer

Stephen Pearcy (RATT)
Tracii Guns (L.A. GUNS, BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION)
Bob Kulick
Billy Sheehan (DAVID LEE ROTH, TALAS, MR. BIG)
Greg Bissonette (DAVID LEE ROTH)

11. Rockin' Around the Xmas Tree

Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE)
Bruce Kulick (KISS, UNION)
Bob Kulick
Rudy Sarzo (QUIET RIOT, WHITESNAKE, DIO)
Simon Wright AC/DC, DIO)

12. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

Tommy Shaw (STYX)
Steve Lukather (TOTO)
Marco Mendoza (WHITESNAKE, TED NUGENT)
Kenny Aronoff (TONY IOMMI, SMASHING PUMPKINS)

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