ASHES OF ARES Forced To Pull Out Of 'Rock Harvest' Benefit Concert

ASHES OF ARES, the new project featuring former ICED EARTH members Matt Barlow (vocals) and Freddie Vidales (bass, guitar), along with ex-NEVERMORE drummer Van Williams, has canceled its previously announced acoustic performance at the Rock Harvest benefit event, set to take place on Saturday, November 10 at the Recher Theatre in Towson, Maryland.

Commented Barlow: "I have been dealing with illness for the past week and it has not let up.

"I apologize to anyone who has planned to come to the show to see us, but I don't think that it would do anybody justice to have me croaking through our set.

"I hope that you guys can forgive me for this decision, but I promise to make it up to all of you soon.

"Thank you for your understanding."

Joining Matt and Freddie for the live gig were supposed to be Gio Geraca on bass and Dean Sternberg on guitar.

Van previously announced that he was unable to make this show due to prior commitments.

Gio is the current guitarist/bassist for MALEVOLENT CREATION and also vocalist/guitarist for THE EVIL AMIDST.

Dean, in addition to being an accomplished guitarist, has also handled vocal duties for PURE SWEET HELL and INTO ETERNITY.

Rock Harvest is a benefit show for, which helps the families of fallen police officers who are killed outside the line of duty.

In its first year, Rock Harvest has assembled an incredible mix of music from the rock and hard rock genres, as well as the hair, progressive, thrash, and power metal scene. The artists performing have graced some of the largest stages in the world, include the Download, M3 Rock and Rocklahoma festivals.

While the music is going, there will also be an incredible silent auction going on, which will include autographed posters from Henry Rollins, INCUBUS and SHINEDOWN, framed autographed album from Ted Nugent, an autographed Dunlop pedal from Zakk Wylde, and numerous other items.

For more information, go to this location.


Posted in: News


To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@) with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).