#MountRushmoreOfMetal

#TWRradio #MountRushmoreOfMetal final results were announced on the program in the beginning of July.
In case you missed the unveil, you will be hunted down & punished *as deemed necessary in accordance with #TWRradioChix

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TOP VOCALISTS

  1. Ronnie James Dio
  2. Freddie Mercury (Queen)
  3. Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin)
  4. Maria Brink (In This Moment)
  5. James Hetfield (Metallica)
  6. Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Down)
  7. Joe Duplantier (Gojira)
  8. Peter Steele (Type O Negative)
  9. King Diamond (Mercyful Fate)
  10. Karyn Crisis (Ephel Duath)
  11. Axl Rose (Guns N’ Roses)
  12. Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour)
  13. Burton C Bell (Fear Factory)
  14. TIE – Dave Vincent (Morbid Angel) & Rob Halford (Judas Priest)
  1. Elize Ryd (Amaranthe)
  2. Max Cavalera (Sepultura, Soulfly)
  3. Matt Barlow (Ashes Of Ares, Iced Earth)
  4. Geoff Tate (Queensryche)
  5. TIE – Chris Barnes (Six Feet Under, Cannibal Corpse) & Klaus Meine (Scorpions)
  1. Doro Pesch (Warlock)
  2. Nell Sigland (Theatre Of Tragedy)

TOP GUITARISTS

  1. Darrell “Dimebag” Abbott (Pantera, DamagePlan)
  2. Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)
  3. Slash (Guns N’ Roses)
  4. Carlos Santana
  5. Steve Vai
  6. Dave Mustaine (Megadeth)
  7. Tony Iommi (Black Sabbbath)
  8. Chuck Schuldiner (Death)
  9. TIE – Richie Blackmore (Deep Purple) & Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne)
  1. TIE – Brendan Small (Dethklok) & Randy Rhoads (Ozzy Osbourne)
  1. Jeff Hanneman (Slayer)
  2. Michael Rock
  3. Steve Smythe (One Machine)
  4. Yngwie Malmsteen
  5. Glenn Tipton (Judas Priest)

TOP BASSISTS

  1. Les Claypool (Primus)
  2. Cliff Burton (Metallica)
  3. Geddy Lee (Rush)
  4. Justin Chancellor (Tool)
  5. Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead)
  6. Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)
  7. Steve Harris (Iron Maiden)
  8. Victor Wooten (Bela Fleck & the Flecktones)
  9. Jason Newsted (Metallica, Voivod)
  10. Erik Torp
  11. Paul Gray (Slipknot)
  12. Tom Araya (Slayer)

TOP DRUMMISTS

  1. John Bonham (Led Zeppelin)
  2. Rik Johnson
  3. Lars Ulrich (Metallica)
  4. Alex Van Halen
  5. Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater)
  6. Neil Peart (Rush)
  7. Gene Hoglan (Strapping Young Lad, Dethklok, Dark Angel)
  8. Dave Lombardo (Slayer, Grip Inc)
  9. Joey Jordison (Scar The Martyr, Slipknot)
  10. John Densmore (The Doors)
  11. Jimmy Sullivan (Avenged Sevenfold)
  12. Sean Kinney (Alice In Chains)
  13. Charlie Benante (Anthrax)
  14. Danny Schuler (Biohazard)
  15. Vinnie Paul Abbott (Pantera, DamagePlan, Hellyeah)
  16. Igor Cavalera (Sepultura, Cavalera Conspiracy)
  17. Raymond Herrera (Fear Factory)
  18. Tony Williams
  19. Janet Weiss (Sleater-Kinney)
  20. Jesse Beahler (Rings Of Saturn, Jungle Rot)

TOP 10 OVERALL

  1. Ronnie James Dio
  2. Freddie Mercury
  3. Robert Plant
  4. Maria Brink
  5. James Hetfield
  6. Darrell “Dimebag” Abbott
  7. Phil Anselmo
  8. Joe Duplantier
  9. John Bonham
  10. Jimmy Page

2015 #MountRushmoreOfMetal

Vocals: Ronnie James Dio

Guitarist: Darrell “Dimebag” Abbott

Bassist: Les Claypool

Drummist: John Bonham

PURSON Streaming Debut Album

Purson, the London-based quintet Pitchfork recently described as eerie and whimsical,” is currently streaming their debut album, The Circle and The Blue Door, via Spin HERE.


The 11-song album is set for an April 30 release via Metal Blade/Rise Above Records and has been dubbed “best debut of 2013” by Decibel Magazine with overseas outlets like Kerrang (“the best bits of ’60s and ’70s rock – think Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Cream… brought to 2013 in a sweet-smelling musical haze”), BBC (“a modern demonic sound”), Terrorizer (“their brand of gothic psychedelia is set to take 2013 by storm”) and Subterranea/Metal Hammer (“Purson are the UK’s new ambassadors for the otherworldly”) all championing the young UK outfit.

The video for Leaning On A Bear – directed by Chris Martindebuted last month and is viewable here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c90mXA_Jrc4The clip gives a perfect visual to the band’s trippy psychedelia, or as they call it “vaudeville carny psych.”

Rosalie said of the setting:

“We found this great place in Brixton, South London called Café Cairo that look as though it has been transplanted there from the souk in Marrakesh.” 

Pre-orders of The Circle and The Blue Door are available via Metal Blade at this link: www.metalblade.com/pursonPurson will make their debut U.S. performances this fall with tour dates forthcoming.

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PURSON Track Available via Pitchfork Now

Purson, the female-fronted UK band that Kerrang has described as having “the best bits of ’60s and ’70s rock – think Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Cream… brought to 2013 in a sweet-smelling musical haze,” premiere the song Well Spoiled Machine via Pitchfork HERE.

Debut Album, The Circle And The Blue Door, Out April 30

The London-based band’s debut album, The Circle and The Blue Door, is set for an April 30 release via Metal Blade/Rise Above Records.

“best debut of 2013” – Decibel Magazine: Editor-in-Chief, Albert Mudrian 

“a modern demonic sound” – BBC

“their brand of gothic psychedelia is set to take 2013 by storm” – Terrorizer

“Purson are the UK’s new ambassadors for the otherworldly”  Subterranea/Metal Hammer

Spiderwood Farm, a song singer Rosalie Cunningham penned after flipping through a copy of Sounds from 1972, is streaming via Decibel HERE. A video for Leaning On A Bear debuted last month and is viewable HERE.

Directed by Chris Martin, Rosalie said of the setting:

“We found this great place in Brixton, South London called Café Cairo that look as though it has been transplanted there from the souk in Marrakesh.”

The clip gives a perfect visual to the band’s trippy psychedelia, or as they call it “vaudeville carny psych.”

Pre-orders of The Circle and The Blue Door are available via Metal Blade at this link: www.metalblade.com/purson. Purson will make their debut U.S. performances this fall with tour dates forthcoming.

www.facebook.com/pursontheband
twitter.com/_Purson