Snake Sixx | Dethroned Emperor E.P.

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Dethroned Emperor E.P.

by Snake Sixx

This is the ULTIMATE version of DETHRONED EMPEROR that has been created with original drummer Steve Priestly, Rick Rozz(MASSACRE, ex-DEATH) Adam Agius(ALCHEMIST), Jamie Ludbrook(DAMAGED) and Zoran(Killrazer) PLUS tracks including HENRY ROLLINS and more
Genre: Metal/Punk: 80's Metal
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1. Dethroned Emperor (feat. Riffmaster Rick Rozz, Steve Priestly, Jamie Ludbrook, Adam Agius & Zoran Mrakic)
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7:06 $1.50
2. When 2 Worlds Collide (feat. Marc Grewe)
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4:11 $1.50
3. Torniquet (feat. Michele Madden)
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3:58 $1.50
4. The Konspiracy Theory (feat. Henry Rollins)
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7:33 $1.50
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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After conversing with ex-Hellhammer/Celtic Frost original drummer Steve Priestly about playing on the 'ITZ ALL ABOUT THE RIFF' album (out December due to recording schedules of members on the album) and playing on 3 tracks (which he recorded in Zurich, Switzerland then sent the via the internet), I couldn't help myself and asked if he would play 'Dethroned Emperor' one last time on this recording after I heard how heavy Tom G. Warrior has made it sound in TRYPTIKON (slowed right down and tuned down to 'B' it is so much heavier) and promised Steve WE will make it even slower, chunkier and heavier, and he totally agreed.

One of the most covered metal tracks of all time by everyone from ANTHRAX to OBITUARY in which he originally played on the legendary Celtic Frost album 'Morbid Tales' helping solidify Celtic Frost as pioneers of a cross between black metal, punk and straight up chunky as hell, thanks to Tom G. Warriors unique sound.

So I got to work here in my studio, tuned the axe down to 'drop A' slowed it down so the chunk sustains even more, sent Steve the dummy track and asked one of the only other guitarist in the world who could respect and understand the vision and power of what I was trying to achieve cause he himself has done the same, my good friend and pioneer himself of death metal with CHUCK SCHULDIER, RIFFMASTER - RICK ROZZ in 1982 when they started a band called MANTAS...later changing the name and becoming DEATH and releasing the album that defines and is the template from which everyone goes off today - Death's album 'Leprosy'.
Rick loved the idea and not only agreed but was honored himself to be playing with a member from the original 'Morbid Tales' line-up. So we had the guitar sound that could stand tall with Warrior and the skinsman himself...

Next was pretty obvious for me, first hearing DAMAGED cover it on there pioneering 'Hate-Core' debut album in 1992 'Do Not Spit' is one of the most legendary metal albums to come out of the country and still stands up tall today, Luddy (Jamie Ludbrook) was natural selection as was the man who, in the words of ex-Rose Tattoo bassist himself - Steve 'Kingy' King, has the most bottom end coming out of an amp hooked to 4 strings ever in Australia, Zoran Mrakic (Killrazer/Assaulter/Devine Electric) with whom I played with in Dark Order in the late 90's
And to top off this apocalyptic assault on your ears, Adam Agius, who use to sing the track when he was in ALCHEMIST many moons ago asked to sing it aswell...so I decided on the 'twin vocal attack' which just is the icing on the cake really...


Recorded in 3 months over 3 continents (Switzerland, Florida - U.S.A. and Australia and all connected to the 'RIFF' as ONE on that track.

So it is all our pleasure...especially me, to give you my first ever 'single' and the most 'Definative' POWERFUL and HEAVIEST version that will go through the ages(Steve Priestly's words himself) long after we are dead and gone...on CD and digital format itunes, Amazon etc. (with 3 bonus tracks only available on CD or the Quarterpipe Records page, one with metal legends Marc Grewe from MORGOTH, one with Henry Rollins and the other one is the tribute I did with metal as fuck spunk Michele Madden) released internationally just now....SO GET IT INTA YA...and enjoy \m/

Official track listing -
1. Dethroned Emperor
2. When 2 Worlds Collide(feat. Marc from Morgoth)
3. Torniquet(feat. Michele Madden)
4. The Konspiracy Theory(feat. Henry Rollins)


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Munky (Slude Factory)

t is brash, it is bold, it is beast, and in my humble opinion it is also quite b
Recorded in 3 months in 3 continents DETHRONED EMPEROR is a newly released 4 track EP by Snake-Sixx Productions and though dedicated in loving memory to, is a tribute to not only the legend himself Chuck Schuldiner but all that come before in the hemisphere of heavy ass metal. And yes it, as the name suggests, lends its name from the CELTIC FROST track 'Dethroned Emperor', which also appears on this release as the opening song.

It is not as you would imagine or remember for that matter as it is tuned to 'Drop A' and is even slower and heavier. Believe it or not it is possible than other incarnations you may have heard before, for example TRYPTIKON's incarnation via Tom G Warrior, which is tuned to 'Drop B'.

The list of 'players' on this EP is extremely impressive with such international names as original CELTIC FROST drummer Steve Priestly, Henry Rollins, Michelle Madden (TOURETTES), Marc Grewe (MORGOTH) and last but surely not least Rick Rozz of MASSACRE and M.INC fame and who also appeared on pioneering death metallers DEATH's album 'Leprosy'.

Take into account also that there are a number of Australian metal scene stalwarts appearing on this EP such as vocals via Adam Agius (ALCHEMIST/THE LEVITATION HEX) and James Ludbrook (DAMAGED, TERRORUST), guitar courtesy of the man Snake-Sixx himself and bass duty was more than covered by Zoran Mracic (DARK ORDER, DEVINE ELECTRIC, KILLRAZER). It really seems, at the surface, that this release is a “who's who” of metal pioneers in general.

Other songs that appear on this EP are varied yet quite familiar such as a fantastic version of MARILYN MANSON's 'Tourniquet' for instance. It is definitely one of my all time fave MANSON tracks and certainly was a great surprise for me at track 3 and then was followed up with the final offering from this EP, and somewhat of an outro, entitled 'The Konspiracy Theory'. It is slow and driving, which is certainly a reoccurring theme throughout, and with just enough Henry Rollins vox skill to keep you almost mesmerised to the album fade and with a track length of a sniff over 7mins that is no easy feat.

This EP is available in many places and I suggest you allow it to make its way into your collection, however you obtain a copy. It is brash, it is bold, it is beast, and in my humble opinion it is also quite brilliant.
9 stars