IGNITOR FEATURING DANGEROUS TOYS/WATCHTOWER VOCALIST JASON MCMASTER TO RELEASE THEIR NEW ALBUM HAUNTED BY ROCK & ROLL THIS FRIDAY 11/24 VIA EMP LABEL GROUP/ARIESCOPE RECORDS. ALBUM INCLUDES HATCHET (THE BALLAD OF VICTOR CROWLEY), THE THEME TO THE UPCOMING FOURTH FILM IN THE HATCHET FRANCHISE.
Austin classic Metal crew IGNITOR will release their new album Haunted By Rock & Roll Friday, 11/24 via EMP LABEL GROUP, in conjunction with horror Icon Adam Green’s ArieScope Records. HBRR is the fourth release to feature the renowned Metal vocalist Jason McMaster of Dangerous Toys and Watchtower. The album features 9 new tracks of IGNITOR’s trademark brand of classic NWOBHM inspired Metal, including “To Brave the War”, “No Sanctuary”, and a cover of the RAVEN classic “Hung, Drawn, and Quartered”.
The band has released the video for album track “To Brave The Way”, which can be viewed here.
Haunted also features “Hatchet (The Ballad of Victor Crowley)”, the theme to Green’s upcoming VICTOR CROWLEY, the fourth installment in the cult classic HATCHET horror franchise, featuring Kane Hodder reprising his title role as the murderous, swamp-dwelling Victor Crowley.
Says Green, “The first concert I ever went to was DANGEROUS TOYS when they performed at Boston’s Orpheum Theater back in 1989. From that moment on Jason McMaster played a pivotal role in my life musically and I’ve followed everything he’s ever done since. Almost 30 years later, to be putting out IGNITOR’s Haunted By Rock & Roll through my own sublabel ArieScope Records, with EMP LABEL GROUP, and for the band to have written the song “Hatchet” (The Ballad of Victor Crowley)” specifically for the latest entry in my HATCHET slasher film franchise, is truly a dream come true. IGNITOR represents everything that made me fall in love with metal to begin with.”
McMaster adds, “I met Adam because he was a huge Toys fan.. We started sending tweets back and forth on Twitter, and I honestly had no idea who he was at the time. Eventually, he flew down for a Dangerous Toys show in San Antonio. He didn’t bug me for passes, I didn’t even meet him that night, he just came down, watched the show and left, which was really cool. I did give him a shout-out from the stage that night, and he was super excited about it. So we became friends and, eventually I realized who he was. We started talking more, emailing etc, and he told me how much he loved “Demon Bell”, and the SHOCKER soundtrack, and he asked if I would do a song for one of his movies. So I wrote “Hatchet (The Ballad of Victory Crowley)”, a suggested song title from one of his writing partners, as a nod to “Demon Bell (The Ballad of Horace Pinker). It’s a killer song, and a really cool story. Thom (Hazaert) from EMP, directed a short film documentary about the SHOCKER soundtrack a few years ago for SCREAM FACTORY, that I took part in, with David (Ellefson), as well, so it’s really cool how all these things come around full circle.”
In 2003, former Agony Column guitarist Stuart “Batlord” Laurence , with guitarist Beverly Barrington, bassist Brendon Bigelow, and drummer Pat Doyle, set out to start a Classic Metal band. After a surprisingly short search, vocal powerhouse Erika Tandy was recruited, and IGNITOR was born.
After releasing ROAD OF BONES in 2005, and the departure of vocalist Erika Tandy, IGNITOR solidiered on, writing and recording their next full-length release, THE SPIDER QUEEN, while searching far and wide for a new vocalist. Enter Texas metal legend Jason McMaster of Watchtower and Dangerous Toys, who offered to lend his legendary vocal talents to the new album. And just like that, IGNITOR was back in business.
With Jason at the helm (and mic), IGNITOR released THE SPIDER QUEEN in 2009, followed by YEAR OF THE METAL TIGER in 2012, and metal tribute album MIX TAPE ’85 in 2013.
“We’re staying awake so that they don’t get put to sleep.” THE MOVIE CRYPT podcast’s 2nd annual 48-hour LIVE marathon to benefit SAVE A YORKIE RESCUE will take place Friday December 8th through Sunday December 10th! Join Adam Green, Joe Lynch, and Arwen as they stay on the air LIVE all weekend – along with an incredible roster of guest artists, comedians, musicians, and more – all to help save dogs! Last year’s inaugural MOVIE CRYPT marathon raised ruff-ly (get it?) $14,000.00 for SAVE A YORKIE RESCUE and helped provide foster care, food, shelter, and medical procedures for abandoned and/or abused Yorkies. It was the most money ever raised from a single fundraiser in the history of SAVE A YORKIE RESCUE and this year Adam, Joe, and Arwen hope to beat that record with your help! Not only have the guys put together an absolutely unbelievable line-up of non-stop, ’round the clock entertainment but this year the marathon will be broadcast in a live video feed on Adam Green’s Facebook page as well! Keep checking here for more information including how/where exactly to listen to the live 48-hour marathon, how to donate, and just some of the guests/events you can plan on hearing/watching. Just like last year, the guys will be keeping most of the show’s line-up a surprise – especially since it is a crazy weekend-long LIVE performance where anything can happen! Start catching up on sleep now as you’re not going to want to miss a single minute of what will undoubtedly be the podcast event of the year!
The live reading of Chris Columbus’ never before seen first draft of THE GOONIES was one of the biggest highlights of last year’s benefit weekend! Adam and Joe assembled an incredible cast of actors to perform a live reading of this remarkably different version of the 1985 film.