Warbringer frontman on this week’s show

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Currently sweeping the US nation supporting German thrash legends Destruction I catch up with founding member and frontman John Kevill of Warbringer.

Just back from Europe extensively touring their latest release ‘Woe to the Vanquished’, I find out more about the latest release and news on new additions to the band.

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I first came across the band last year when out on the road with Enforcer, they were trying out a new line-up consisting of guitar player Conan from Exmortus and bassist Jessie Sanchez. Following on from that tour, Warbringer hit the studio to record what would be the band’s 5th studio album entitled ‘Woe to the Vanquished’ (released March 31st via Napalm Records). The album shows a stronger side to the band and also highlights the talents of new members guitarist Chase Becker and Sanchez.

What the label say;

Warbringer has continued to evolve throughout its 4 albums into the most lethal band in thrash, and delivers a monumental  5th record in Woe to the Vanquished. Taking the more progressive and ambitious leanings of Empires Collapse and tempering them with pure, unrelenting violence. The result is a unique hybrid strain of thrash and extreme metal that ranges from all-out speed assaults such as “Woe to the Vanquished” and “Shellfire” to the biggest song the band has ever done, the 11-minute “When the Guns Fell Silent.” Warbringer makes a triumphant step forward on this record, it’s an absolute must for anyone into metal today.

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Woe to the Vanquished track listing;

1 Silhouettes

2 Woe to the Vanquished

3 Remain Violent

4 Shellfire

5 Descending Blade

6 Spectral Asylum

7 Divinity of Flesh

8 When the Guns Fell Silent

Warbringer Tour Dates 2017

Date Venue Location
May 30 Mod Club Toronto, Canada Tickets & More
May 31 L’Astral Montreal, Canada Tickets & More
Jun 01 Gramercy Theatre New York, NY Tickets & More
Jun 02 Montage Music Hall Rochester, NY Tickets & More
Jun 03 Emerson Theater Indianapolis, IN Tickets & More
Jun 04 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA Tickets & More
Jun 05 Haven Lounge Orlando, FL Tickets & More
Jun 07 Grizzly Hall Austin, TX Tickets & More
Jun 08 Gas Monkey Bar & Grill Dallas, TX Tickets & More
Jun 09 Launchpad Albuquerque, NM Tickets & More
Jun 10 Joe’s Grotto Phoenix, AZ Tickets & More
Jun 11 Regent Theater Los Angeles, CA Tickets & More
Jul 07 Resurrection Fest Viveiro, Spain Tickets & More
Jul 09 Kulturzentrum K19 Cassel, Germany Tickets & More
Jul 10 Kulturfabrik Esch Sur Alzette,Luxembourg Tickets & More
Jul 11 LA Cafe Cham, Germany Tickets & More
Jul 12 Das Bach Wien, Austria Tickets & More
Jul 15 Devilstone Festival Vilnius, Lithuania Tickets & More
Jul 16 Live & Loud Sofia, Bulgaria Tickets & More
Jul 18 Live Palma Tuzla, Bosnia And Herzegovina Tickets & More
Jul 19 Flying Circus Cluj Napoca, Romania Tickets & More
Jul 22 PMK Innsbruck, Austria Tickets & More
Jul 23 Club 007 Prague, Czech Republic Tickets & More
Jul 26 Metaldays Festival Tolmin, Slovenia Tickets & More
Jul 29 Vaudeville Lindau, Germany Tickets & More
Aug 01 Hirsch Nuremberg, Germany Tickets & More
Aug 04 Little Devil Tilburg, Netherlands Tickets & More
Aug 06 Baroeg Rotterdam, Netherlands Tickets & More
Aug 08 Slade Room Bilston, United Kingdom Tickets & More
Aug 09 Audio Glasgow, United Kingdom Tickets & More
Aug 10 Hobo’s Bridgend, United Kingdom Tickets & More
Aug 11 The Underworld Camden London, United Kingdom Tickets & More
Sep 06 O’Malleys Margate, FL Tickets & More
Sep 07 The Haven Winter Park, FL Tickets & More
Sep 08 Orpheum Tampa, FL Tickets & More
Sep 09 1904 Music Hall Jacksonville, FL Tickets & More
Sep 10 The Underground Charlotte, NC Tickets & More
Sep 11 Motorco Durham, NC Tickets & More
Sep 12 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA Tickets & More
Sep 13 Fish Head Cantina Halethorpe, MD Tickets & More
Sep 14 The Chance Poughkeepsie, NY Tickets & More
Sep 15 The Gramercy Theatre New York, NY Tickets & More
Sep 16 The Palladium Worcester, MA Tickets & More
Sep 17 Foufounes Electriques Montreal, Canada Tickets & More
Sep 18 Mod Club Toronto, Canada Tickets & More
Sep 19 Token Lounge Westland, MI Tickets & More
Sep 20 The Forge Joliet, IL Tickets & More
Sep 21 Icon Lounge Sioux Falls, SD Tickets & More
Sep 22 The Cabooze Minneapolis, MN Tickets & More
Sep 23 Park Theatre Winnipeg, Canada Tickets & More
Sep 24 Exchange Regina, Canada Tickets & More
Sep 25 Dickens Calgary, Canada Tickets & More
Sep 26 The Starlite Room Edmonton, Canada Tickets & More
Sep 28 Rickshaw Theater Vancouver, Canada Tickets & More
Sep 29 El Corazon Seattle, WA Tickets & More
Sep 30 Hawthorne Theatre Portland, OR Tickets & More
Oct 01 Slim’s San Francisco, CA Tickets & More
Oct 02 Whiskey A Go Go West Hollywood, CA Tickets & More
Oct 03 Brick By Brick San Diego, CA Tickets & More
Oct 04 Club Red Mesa, AZ Tickets & More
Oct 05 Tricky Falls El Paso, TX Tickets & More
Oct 06 Fitzgerald’s San Antonio, TX Tickets & More
Oct 07 Trees Dallas, TX Tickets & More
Oct 08 Southport Hall Jefferson, LA Tickets & More

Michael Schenker drops in on this week’s Barnett’s Brutal Brunch show

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Carving his rock royalty status in the early years of his career, Michael Schenker‘s very unique guitar playing and sound in bands UFO and the Scorpions would catapult him into one of the greatest guitarists of all time. This week on the show I have the legend Michael Schenker joining me to chat about his years in rock and his latest musical project, Temple of Rock.

As many of us musically minded enthusiasts know, guitar players like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page forged a style of playing taking the guitar sound to new heights, from distortion to the use of the Wah wah pedal and developments in amps and cabs from Jim Marshall. With that being said, it wasn’t long before Michael Schenker would find his own way of doing things, with influences taking from titans Deep Purple and Black Sabbath, Schenker soon developed his own guitar sound and found his own style of playing. Responsible for UFO classic hits like “Natural Thing,” “Doctor Doctor,” “Lights Out,” and “Rock Bottom,” and his work with his brothers band Scorpions. UFO SchenkerMichael stood out as a unique player. With his solo work of the late seventies, early eighties in Michael Schenker group. He has remained a key figure in rock, hitting numerous top guitarist polls throughout his career.

Now back with a new project Michael Schenker Temple of Rock, he has teamed up with Love drive ex-Scorpions members Herman Rarebell on drums, Francis Buchholz on bass and belting out the vocals, Doogie White (ex-Rainbow, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, WAMI) a combination that is creating some much needed magic into the ever growing classic rock scene.

With two albums to date and a live album in-between, the guys are back with a brand new album Spirit on a Mission. With diamond hits “Live And Let Live: and “Something of the Night” it’s clear to see that Temple of Rock as a band, are producing some edgy, yet modern classic rock.

“Spirit On A Mission” track listing:

01. Live And Let Live
02. Communion*
03. Vigilante Man
04. Rock City
05. Saviour Machine*
06. Something Of The Night
07. All Our Yesterdays
08. Bulletproof*
09. Let The Devil Scream*
10. Good Times
11. Restless Heart
12. Wicked*
13. Searching For Freedom (instrumental) (bonus track on deluxe edition + vinyl edition)

Tune in to this week’s show as I chat with Michael about his influences, his guitar sound and the future of Temple Of Rock. Wednesday 7th October 8pm GMT only on Totalrock.com.
Be sure to check out the Temple of Rock boys as they embark on a UK tour with Judas Priest before heading out on their own tour in early 2016. Full dates and ticket links are listed below.

JAN 20 2016 Robin 2 Bilston ENG
JAN 21 2016 Holmfirth Picturedome Holmfirth ENG
JAN 22 2016 Queens Hall Edinburgh SCO
JAN 23 2016 The Ironworks Inverness SCO
JAN 25 2016 The Sage Gateshead ENG
JAN 26 2016 02 Academy Liverpool ENG
JAN 28 2016 Academy 2 Manchester ENG
JAN 29 2016 Rock City Nottingham ENG
JAN 30 2016 Islington Assembly Hall London ENG
JAN 31 2016 Giants Of Rock Minehead ENG