All-Star Old School Metal Unit, MOTOR SISTER Hits Billboard Chart

Motor Sister “Ride” debuts on Billboard Charts!
MOTOR SISTER‘s “Ride” has debuted on the Billboard charts after its first week of release. The album cracked the top 10 with the #9 position on the Billboard New Artist (Heatseekers) chart. Additional chart numbers have been listed below!

#12 Debut @ Billboard Hard Music Albums
#40 Debut @ Billboard Rock Albums
#27 Debut @ Billboard Independent Albums
#163 Debut @ Billboard Top 200 Albums (current)

Recently, the band’s brand new video for “A Hole” was debuted on Billboard.com. Watch the clip now HERE.

MOTOR SISTER is a group of musicians whose collective musical pedigrees speak for themselves. Mother Superior founder, guitarist, and vocalist Jim Wilson fronts the band, with Anthrax’s Scott Ian on guitar, Pearl Aday on backing vocals, Joey Vera on bass, and John Tempesta on drums.

The group was originally assembled to jam for Scott Ian’s fiftieth birthday party. Thanks to Scott’s wife Pearl Aday, who has been working on her solo career with Mother Superior front man Jim Wilson for years, all it took was a quick phone call and the stage was literally set for Scott’s dream gig. “I wanted to cherry-pick a set list of my favorite Mother Superior songs and get these guys together and have the concert at my house,” Ian says of the event that eventually led to an album.

[Mother Superior] frontman Jim [Wilson] was totally into the idea. Pearl was a huge Mother Superior fan from way back and was in. I asked my good friends Joey Vera (Fates Warning, Armored Saint) and John Tempesta (White Zombie, Testament) to be a part of it because I knew they were both big fans as well and with no hesitation they said, ‘We’re in.’

Wilson, too, was stoked by the opportunity to dust off some songs he hadn’t played since his LA rock trio broke up in the early 2000’s after releasing eight albums and playing as Henry Rollins’ backing band. “I definitely didn’t need any arm-twisting,” he says. “I was totally flattered and thought it was a great idea. I figured it would be fun and it was a great opportunity for a new chapter to be established in order to move forward.

The recordings from those two days are what became to be known as MOTOR SISTER‘s Ride. The first single from those sessions, “This Song Reminds Me of You,” is available for to stream, along with a featurette video on the formation of the band and the process behind the record, at metalblade.com/motorsister.

Ride was released March 10th in North America on Metal Blade Records. The album is available now at http://www.metalblade.com/motorsister.

In support of the project MOTOR SISTER played a show a in Brooklyn, NY earlier this month, along with two special shows March 11th at The Whisky in Los Angeles and March 12th at DNA Lounge in San Francisco, CA.

Follow Motor Sister online:
https://www.facebook.com/motorsister
https://twitter.com/MotorSister

Follow the band members online:
https://twitter.com/scott_ian
https://twitter.com/pearladay
https://twitter.com/jimwilson45
https://twitter.com/joey_vera
https://www.facebook.com/JohnnyTempesta

Scott Ian, John Tempesta, Joey Vera Project Debut Video, Album Available Now

The day has finally arrived and the debut from MOTOR SISTER, Ride is out now on Metal Blade Records! The album can be ordered at metalblade.com/motorsister.

Coinciding with the album’s release the band is pleased to unveil their new video for the track “A Hole“.

Check out the video directed by Jack Bennett and an exclusive interview with Scott Ian HERE.

MOTOR SISTER is a group of musicians whose collective musical pedigrees speak for themselves.

Mother Superior founder, guitarist, and vocalist Jim Wilson fronts the band, with Anthrax’s Scott Ian on guitar, Pearl Aday on backing vocals, Joey Vera on bass, and John Tempesta on drums.

The group was originally assembled to jam for Scott Ian’s fiftieth birthday party. Thanks to Scott’s wife Pearl Aday, who has been working on her solo career with Mother Superior front man Jim Wilson for years, all it took was a quick phone call and the stage was literally set for Scott’s dream gig.

I wanted to cherry-pick a set list of my favorite Mother Superior songs and get these guys together and have the concert at my house,” Ian says of the event that eventually led to an album.

That album became known as MOTOR SISTER‘s Ride.

The video for “Fork in the Road” which provides a rare glimpse into the recording of this Mother Superior favorite by MOTOR SISTER can be viewed HERE.

Follow Motor Sister online:
https://www.facebook.com/motorsister
https://twitter.com/MotorSister

Follow the band members online:
https://twitter.com/scott_ian
https://twitter.com/pearladay
https://twitter.com/jimwilson45
https://twitter.com/joey_vera
https://www.facebook.com/JohnnyTempesta

ANTHRAX Guitarist SCOTT IAN Hitting UK Spoken Word Tour

Anthrax just finished up an extended tour run but apparently Scotty doesn’t know. UK spoken word dates and ticket info below.

ANTHRAX guitarist and metal legend Scott Ian will hit the UK on his spoken word tour, surprisingly entitled Speaking Words.

ANTHRAX

“I guarantee everyone who comes to my show will have a good time. There’s a saying, ‘there’s no story so good a drink won’t make it better.’ My stories, plus drink, equals killer night out. Besides, don’t you want to know how tomato sauce can kill any STD? I have the answers.“ – Scott Ian

24.05. UK Oxford – O2 Academy
25.05. UK Cardiff – The Gate
26.05. UK Gloucester – Guildhall
27.05. UK Plymouth – White Rabbit
28.05. UK York – The Dutchess
29.05. UK Rugby – The Vault
02.06. UK Stoke – Underground
03.06. UK Manchester – Sound Control
04.06. UK Newcastle – The Cluny
05.06. UK Glasgow – The Arches
06.06. UK Coke – Cyprus Avenue
07.06. UK Belfast – Limelight
08.06. UK Dublin – Button Factory
10.06. UK Bournemouth – O2 Academy
11.06. UK London – The Garage

Tickets can be purchased via http://www.scott-ian.com

 

THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS Official Release Party

Adrenaline PR

Thursday, April 18, 2013
@ Idle Hands Bar
25 Ave. B – Downstairs
New York City, NY
7:00 – 9:00 PM

For more information on THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS and it’s author’s NYC music scene veterans HOWIE ABRAMS & SACHA JENKINS please see below:

Drink specials all night (plus some free ones) & books will be on sale!

THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS, written by NYC music scene veterans Howie Abrams and Sacha Jenkins, is out now! Pick up the book at your nearest major book retailer or online at Amazon.com.

Touted as being “the most opinionated compendium ever written concerning Heavy Metal”, THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS is comprised of 208 jam-packed pages representing all that is glorious across the world of Heavy Metal. The book also features dozens of never -before-seen photographs from iconic East Coast photographer Frank White.

The foreword for THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS comes from one of the most respected names in the genre, Slayer guitarist extraordinaire Kerry King, with a candid and passionate afterword from Pantera/Down frontman Philip Anselmo. The book also features numerous other contributions from key metal luminaries and industry personnel like Scott Ian (Anthrax), Gary Holt (Exodus), Max Cavalera (Sepultura/Soulfly), Eddie Trunk (That Metal Show), and more.

You can learn more about THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS at the official Facebook page or Abrams Books.