Richard Christy



Charred Walls Of The Damned | Burning Inside | Iced Earth | Death | Control Denied | Leash Law | The Elite


Richard Christy: Drums
Jason Suecof: Guitar & Producer
Tim RIPPER Owens: Vocals
Steve Digiorgio: Bass

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Creatures Watching Over the Dead track-listing
01. My Eyes
02. The Soulless
03. Afterlife
04. As I Catch My Breathe
05. Lies
06. Reach Into The Light
07. Tear Me Down
08. Living In The Shadows Of Yesterday
09. Time Has Passed


Charred Walls Of The Damned - the brainchild of former Death/Iced Earth drummer Richard Christy - will release their third full-length, Creatures Watching Over The Dead, on September 23rd via Metal Blade Records. The band has released the first single from the album, entitled "TheSoulless". This blistering track can be heard now at: -where the record is also available for pre-order in various formats.

With five years having elapsed since the quartet dropped Cold Winds On Timeless Days, it's understandable that fans have been yearning for more, but Charred Walls Of The Damned has not exactly been sitting around, kicking their heels. Christy - who has previously played with Iced Earth, Death, Control Denied, Burning Inside and Leash Law - played drums on Monte Pittman's Inverted Grasp Of Balance, wrote music for New York State's "The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze" event, and co-wrote a heavy metal comedy Viking rock opera with guitarist Jason Suecof and Titmouse Animation, titled "Majestic Loincloth". Suecof is of course one of the most in demand producers in contemporary metal. Then there's legendary bassist Steve DiGiorgio, who made a name for himself in the ranks of Death, Testament, Vintersorg, Dragonlord and a myriad of other great metal bands; in recent years, he has laid down his inimitable style on records from Ephel Duath, Soen, Memorain and others. Which just leaves vocalist Tim"Ripper" Owens, who for a time fronted Judas Priest, before lending his formidable pipes to Iced Earth and Yngwie Malmsteen's mighty compositions, touring relentlessly under his own name, and starting a new band (Project Rock).

When it was time to lay the songs down, Charred Walls Of The Damned convened at Suecof's Audiohammer Studio, outside Orlando, FL. The nine resulting tracks are heavy, catchy, anthemic and downright killer music to wreck your neck to.

"Cold Winds On Timeless Days", which is scheduled for release on October 11 via Metal Blade Records. Audiohammer's Jason Suecof produced and Mark Lewis mixed, while mastering was handled by Alan Douches at West West Side Music (SEPULTURA, SUFFOCATION, UNEARTH) in New Windsor, New York. Christy states, "It's 12 songs of crushing heavy metal and I CAN'T WAIT for everyone to hear it.

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CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED "Cold Winds On Timeless Days"
01. Timeless Days
02. Ashes Falling Upon Us
03. Zerospan
04. Cold Winds
05. Lead The Way
06. Forever Marching On
07. Guiding Me
08. The Beast Outside My Window
09. On Unclean Ground
10. Bloodworm
11. Admire The Heroes
12. Avoid The Light

"I'm VERY proud of this album — everyone worked so hard on it and when you listen to it, it definitely shows."

The writing process for "Cold Winds On Timeless Days" actually began while the band was mixing its 2010 debut. Christy used his experience on the first album to write songs that catered not only to each member's playing style, but to Jason Suecof's production style. The result: demos that turned out nearly identical to what ended up on the album.

With 12 songs clocking in at 58 minutes, fans are getting a lot more music this time around. Recording twelve songs in a short amount of time is no easy feat, but one that was accomplished because of the stellar talents in the band. Christy elaborates further: "I wanted to get a natural sound out of this album, I wanted everyone to be well rehearsed, not that I wanted the album to be rushed, but I wanted the spontaneous live feel and not over think anything too much." Christy describes "Cold Winds on Timeless Days" as a "perfect storm of producing."

Download Desktop CWOTD Artwork

I'd like to give a HUGE thank you to the amazing artist Travis Smith at for the incredible cover art for the new Charred Walls of the Damned album. Travis also worked with Death and Control Denied and he's done tons of cool heavy metal album covers so it's an honor to have him as the cover artist for the new album. As a cool bonus for fans I've posted a computer desktop wallpaper of the new Charred Walls cover art that you can download right here! Click on the artwork and it will open a new image that you can download.

As CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED prepare for their self-titled, first-ever album out February 2nd 2010 – the group is gearing up for their official release by announcing the track listing and unleashing the album's artwork upon the metal world. The self-titled debut by CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED. contains 9 tracks, a bonus DVD: The Making of Charred Walls of the Damned, and comes in a Digipak.

1. Ghost Town
2. From The Abyss
3. Creating Our Machine
4. Blood on Wood
5. In a World So Cruel
6. Manifestations
7. Voices Within the Walls
8. The Darkest Eyes
9. Fear in the Sky
*Bonus DVD The Making of Charred Walls of the Damned

CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED was produced by Jason Suecof and recorded at his Orlando, FL based studio, Audiohammer Studios, and boasts an all-star lineup consisting of some of metal's most talented musicians. Richard Christy, former drummer for Death and Iced Earth, comedian, and radio personality on the legendary Howard Stern Show on Sirius-XM Satellite Radio, on drums. Famed producer Jason Suecof who has produced and/or mixed some of the most prominent albums from metal's leading bands, including: Trivium, All That Remains, The Black Dahlia Murder, Chimaira, DevilDriver and many, many more, on guitars. Tim "Ripper" Owens, who fronted heavy metal legends Judas Priest from 1996 to 2002, performed alongside Richard in Iced Earth from 2003 to 2004, and currently performs with Beyond Fear and Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force, on vocals. And one of metal's most heralded bassists, Steve Digiorgio, who played alongside Richard in the bands Control Denied and Iced Earth, and has also performed with Death, Autopsy, Testament, Vintersorg, and is a founding member of technical thrash pioneers Sadus.

Be sure to keep an eye on the band's official MySpace page for an audio clip created by Richard Christy, which is a throwback to radio commercials for metal concerts of days past. The streaming ‘commercial' features snippets of the first single “Ghost Town,” which will be available on iTunes 12/1. Pre-order information on CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED's Metal Blade Records debut and live shows will be announced over the coming months so be sure add the band as your friend on MySpace for further details.

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