Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) and HOLY GRAIL's James Paul Luna were interviewed by host Victor M. Ruiz for the latest episode of the "Mars Attacks" podcast. You can now stream the podcast using the audio player below.
Fan-filmed video footage of Owens performing a cover version of the BLACK SABBATH classic "Children Of The Sea" as a tribute to Ronnie James Dio on September 22, 2010 at club Randal in Bratislava, Slovakia can be viewed below.
Owens was backed by the following musicians during his recent European tour:
* Andy Boss (PAUL DI'ANNO, ABSOLUTE STEEL) - Guitar
* Jon Vegard (PAUL DI'ANNO) - Guitar
* Are Gogstad (PAUL DI'ANNO, QUEENSTREET, ABSOLUTE STEEL) - Bass
* Rick Hagan (PAUL DI'ANNO, QUEENSTREET, ABSOLUTE STEEL, 21ST CENTURY ROX) - Drums
"Play My Game", the first solo album from Owens, landed at position No. 66 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200. The CD was released via SPV/Steamhammer. The offering consists of around a dozen brand-new tracks that Owens composed himself or together with renowned friends, such as Bob Kulick, Chris Caffery (SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), Mike Callahan (ex-EARSHOT) and John Comprix (BEYOND FEAR, RINGWORM).
HOLY GRAIL's full-length debut, "Crisis In Utopia", was recorded with ex-NINE INCH NAILS member Danny Lohner. The album was mixed by Mark Lewis (DEVILDRIVER, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER) and mastered by PIG DESTROYER's Scott Hull.
HOLY GRAIL will hit the road this fall supporting BLIND GUARDIAN. The band previously toured with AMON AMARTH, EXODUS, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, and more.
"Mars Attacks" podcast (audio):