World-Class Guitarist Spotlight Tommy Bolan

 

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Armed Forces “Let There Be Metal” 1984

Warlock “Für immer” Single 1987

Warlock “All We Are” Single 1987

Warlock “Triumph and Agony” 1987

KICK ASS METAL HEAVY METAL HALL OF FAME ALBUM

 

 

Warlock “The Videos” 1989

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WARLOCK TO TOUR WHOLE ALBUM

  • June 15

Tommy Bolan has joined Doro Pesch at Sweden Rock Festival and is planning to tour U.S.A.

 

 

Warlock - Triumph and Agony

Tommy Bolan of Warlock recently rejoined Doro Pesch at the Sweden Rock Festival to commemorate the 30th anniversary of their most successful album, “Triumph and Agony”. Now they’ve decided to take the show on the road for a U.S. tour. Schecter sat down with Tommy Bolan to get his take on this huge reunion.

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 How did this first come about?
Doro had called me towards the end of last year asking if I would be interested in playing live with her to celebrate the anniversary of the Warlock “Triumph and Agony” cd, which we had recorded together.

Have you and Doro kept in contact all these years?
Actually yes – we have always remained great friends and I have even jammed some Warlock tunes with her and her band a few times at her recent shows here in L.A.

Was this something you’ve been waiting for?
I have always been very proud of my work with Warlock and I have always had a great chemistry with Doro, so it’s just really cool that this has all lined up.

Do you think this could turn into a world tour?
We have already played Sweden Rock and Norway Rock Festival and the USA are next. We (Doro and her band and I) are playing the entire “Triumph and Agony” cd live, which has never been done before. There are a lot of opportunities being presented 😉

How was it getting back on stage with everyone after all these years and on such huge festivals with so many people in the audience?
Doro and her band and crew are awesome, and made me feel very welcome. It was like coming home 🙂 and there is always an awesome/unique vibe and feel for me when I play with Doro.

Do you think these performances are going to lead to some new Warlock music, or are these shows only a “one-time thing”?
There is a lot of “cool” talk and discussion going on and I think the future will be very rockin’!

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These are the confirmed USA dates:
Sep. 08 – Worcester, MA – Palladium
Sep. 10 – New York, NY  – B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Sep. 12 – Westland, MI  -The Token Lounge
Sep. 14 – Chicago, IL – Reggies
Sep. 16 – West Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go Go
Watch the “fan shot video” from the Sweden Rock Festival below:
*photos were provided by t.bolan and hold their own credit to the individual photographers

 

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TOP 100 HEAVY METAL ALBUMS OF ALL-TIME 

KICK ASS METAL HALL OF FAME ALBUMS AND THE TOP 100 ALBUMS OF ALL-TIME AND THE ALBUMS WHICH ARE THE BASIS FOR THIS PUBLICATION…THERE ARE TOP 100 LIST FOR EACH YEAR FROM 1980 TO PRESENT FOR EACH GENRE WE COVER AND THIS IS THE BEST OF THE BEST IN ACTUAL TRADITIONAL HEAVY METAL..AS VOTED ON BY ACTUAL HEAVY METAL INSANE METALLIC MANIC FANATIC, 700 PEOPLE VOTED ON THIS LIST OVER THE COURSE FROM 1983 TO PRESENT !!!! …THIS LIST DATE IS CIRCA MARCH 1ST, 2013 AND IF TOP 100 ALBUMS ARE NOT ON THIS LIST AFTER THIS DATE, IT IS BECAUSE THIS IS THE FUNDAMENTAL/FOUNDATIONAL/FUCKING ESSENTIAL LIST, AS OF THAT TIME IN METALLIC MAYHEM JANUARY 1ST, 1980 TO MARCH 1ST, 2013

Abattoir- Vicious Attack
Accept- Restless and Wild
Acid- Acid
ACID * MANIAC
ACID LIVE IN BELGIUM ’84
Agent Steel- Skeptics Apocalypse
Agent Steel * Mad Locust Rising
Anacrusis- Screams and Whispers.
ANGEL DUST- INTO THE DARK PAST
Angel Witch * Angel Witch
ANNIHILATOR * ALICE IN HELL
Annihilator * Never, Neverland
ANTHRAX- FISTFUL OF METAL * MEGAFORCE RECORDS
Anthrax * ARMED AND DANGEROUS * MEGAFORCE RECRODS
Anthrax * Spreading the Disease … features songs written by Neil Turbin…
Anvil- Metal on Metal
ANVIL- FORGED IN FIRE
Anvil- Live in concert
Anvil-Worth the weight
ANVIL CHORUS * THOUGHT CRIMES
Anvil Chorus * The Killing Sun
Artillery * Fear Of Tomorrow
ARTILLERY * TERROR SQUAD
ARTILLERY * By Inheritance
ATHEIST- PIECE OF TIME
ATHEIST- UNQUESTIONABLE PRESENCE
Attacker-Battle at Helms Deep
Attacker-Second Coming

Bathory *Bathory
Bathory * The Return…
Bitch * Damnation Alley
Bitch- Be My Slave
Black Death * Black Death * Auburn Records
Black Sabbath- Mob Rules
BLIND ILLUSION- THE SANE ASYLUM
Bloodlust – Guilty As Sin
BLESSED DEATH * KILL OR BE KILLED * MEGAFORCE RECORDS
BLITZKRIEG * A TIME OF CHANGES

CACOPHONY- SPEED METAL SYMPHONY
Cage- Astromy
Candlemass-Nightfall
Carnivore * Carnivore
Cathedral- Supernatural Birth Machine
CELTIC FROST- MORBID TALES
Celtic Frost- Emperors Return
Celtic Frost- To Mega therion
CELTIC FROST- INTO THE PANDEMONIUM
Chastain * Mystery of Illusion
Chastain * Ruler of the Wasteland
Chastain * The 7th of Never
Chastain * The Voice of Cult
Chastain- For those who Dare
CHASTAIN- IN A OUTRAGE
COVEN * WITCHCRAFT REAPS MINDS AND DESTROYS SOULS…direct influence on MERCYFUL FATE
COVEN * Worship New Gods…Coven …aka Coven13
COVEN13 DESTINY OF THE GODS
CIRITH UNGOL * FROST AND FIRE
CIRITH UNGOL * KING OF THE DEAD
Crimson Glory- Crimson Glory
CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER * CONVICTED
Culprit- Guilty As Charged
CYNIC * FOCUS

Dark Age- Dark Age 1984 Gnarly Records/ Greenworld
Dark Angel * We Have Arrived
DARK ANGEL * DARKNESS DESCENDS
DARK ANGEL * LEAVE SCARS
DEF DEALER * KEEPER OF THE FLAME
DEF DEALER * JOURNEY INTO FEAR
DEATH- SCREAM BLOODY GORE
DEATH * LEPORSY
DEATH- SPIRITUAL HEALING
DEATH- HUMAN
DEATH-INDIVIDUAL THOUGH PATTERNS
DEATH * Symbolic
Death Angel- The Ultra-Violence
DEATH ANGEL- ACT III
Death Strike-Fuckin’ Death
Ded Engine * Ded Engine … aka ” Hot Shot ” in Europe
Ded Engine * Hot Shot
Ded Engine * Hold A Grudge
Deep Switch- Nine inches of God
DESTRUCTION- INFERNAL OVERKILL
Diamond Head * Diamond Head…1980 …aka Lightning to the Nations
Diamond Head- Lightning to the Nations
Diamond Head- Behold the Beginning
Discharge * Hear Nothing, See Nothing, Say Nothing
Dream Death- Journey Into Mystery
DOCTOR BUTCHER- DOCTOR BUTCHER

EXCITER- HEAVY METAL MANIAC
Exciter- VIOLENCE AND FORCE * ON MEGAFORCE RECORDS
ECXICER HEAVY METAL MANIAC/ VIOLENCE AND FORCE …1989 CD …ON MEGAFORCE RECORDS
Exhorder- Slaughter in the Vatican
EXODUS- A LESSON IN VIOLENCE- 1984 ADVANCE CASSETTE
EXODUS- BONDED BY BLOOD
EXODUS- PLEASURES OF THE FLESH
EXODUS- A LESSON IN VIOLENCE (LIVE @ STUDIO 54 + 1986 demo with Paul Baloff)
EXODUS-ANOTHER LESSON IN VIOLENCE (LIVE)
EXODUS- BONDED BY BALOFF (A.L.I.V::REMASTERED)
Exorcist * Nightmare Theatre
EXUMER * POSSESSED BY FIRE

FATES WARNING * NIGHT ON BROKEN
Fear of God * Within The Veil
FORBIDDEN- FORBIDDEN EVIL
FORBIDDEDN * TWISTED INTO FORM

Girlschool * Hit and Run
GRAVE DIGGER * HEAVY METAL BREAKDOWN * ON MEGAFORCE RECORDS
GRAVE DIGGER * WITCH KILLER * MEGAFORCE RECORDS
THE GREAT KAT- WORSHIP ME OR DIE!
THE GREAT KAT- BEETHOVEN ON SPEED
THE GREAT KAT- BEETHOVEN SHREDS
Griffin- Flight of the Griffin

Hawaii- One Nation Underground
HALLOWEEN * DON’T METAL WITH EVIL * 1984 ADVANCE ALBUM ON CASSETTE WITH ORIGINAL ARTWORK
HALLOWEEN- DON’T METAL WITH EVIL
Hell- Hell (1982)…Demos come with 2 disc version of 2011 CD
H-Bomb- Attaque
HEATHEN- BREAKING THE SILENCE
HEATHEN- VICTIMS OF DECEPTION
HEATHEN-RECOVERED
HIRAX- RAGING VIOLENCE
HIRAX * NOT DEAD YET … RAGING VIOLENCE ON CD
HOLOCAUST- THE NIGHTCOMERS
Holy Moses * The New Machine of Lichtenstien
Holy Moses * Strength, Will, Power, Passion
Holy Moses * In the Power of Now

Imagika * Imagika
Imagika * Worship
IMAGIKA * And So it Burns
Infernal Majesty * None Shall Defy
Insanity- Death after Death
IRON MAIDEN- IRON MAIDEN
IRON MAIDEN- KILLERS
Iron Maiden- The Number of the Beast

Jaguar- Power Games
JAG PANZER- AMPLE DESTRUCTION
Judas Priest * Killing Machine
Judas Priest * Hellbent for Leather * aka Killing Machine
JUDAS PREIST * UNLEASHED IN THE EAST
Judas Priest- British Steel
Judas Priest- Painkiller

Killer * Wall of Sound
Killer- Shock Waves
King Diamond-Fatal Portrait
King Diamond- Abigail
King Diamond- Them
Kreator- Endless Pain
Kreator – Pleasure to Kill

Liege Lord- Master Control

Macbre- Gloom
Malediction- Condamnes
Manowar * Battle Hymns
MANOWAR- INTO GLORY RIDE * MEGAFORCE RECORDS
MANOWAR * HAIL TO ENGLAND
Massacre- From Beyond
MASTER- MASTER
MASTER- 1985 ALBUM UNRELEASED
MEDIEVAL- MEDIEVAL …aka 1983 Medieval Cassette album
Medieval- ALL KNOBS TO THE RIGHT
MEDIEVAL * MEDIEVAL …aka Reign of Terror 1986 EP
MEDIEVAL- MEDIEVAL KILLS
MEGADETH- RUST IN PEACE
MERCYFUL FATE- 1982 EP
MERCYFUL FATE- MELISSA
MERCYFUL FATE- DON’T BREAK THE OATH
MERCYFUL FATE- CURSE OF THE PHARAOHS
MERCYFUL FATE- THE BEGINNING
MERCYFUL FATE- RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE
MERCYFUL FATE- INTO THE SHADOWS
METAL CHURCH * METAL CHURCH * 1984 Ground Zero with extra track BIG GUNS
METAL CHURCH * METAL CHURCH * 1986 CD of the 1984 LP
METALLICA- NO LIFE TIL LEATHER
METALLICA- NO LIFE TIL LEATHER version w/ 16 minute Ron McGovney interview
METALLICA- NIGHT OF THE RIVETTHEADS …aka No life til leather wit Power metal bonus tracks tacked on the end
METALLICA* LIVE * METAL UP YOUR ASS..1983 DEMO CASSETTE
METALLICA- KILL EM ALL * MEGAFORCE RECORDS
Metallica- RIDE THE LIGHTNING * MEGAFORCE RECORDS
Metallica- Creeping Death/ Jump in the Fire CD
Metallica- Master of Puppets
Morbid Angel- ABOMINATIONS OF DESOLATION
MORBID ANGEL- ALTARS OF MADNESS
MORBID ANGEL BLESSED ARE THE SICK
MORBID ANGEL * COVENANT
MORDBID ANGEL * DOMINATION
MORBID ANGEL* ENTANGLED IN CHAOS
Motorhead- Ace of Spades
MOTORHEAD- NO SLEEP TIL HAMMERSMITH
Motorhead * Iron Fist
Motorhead * Another Perfect Day
Motorhead * No Remorse
Motorhead * Orgasmatron

Nasty Savage- Nasty Savage
NASTY SAVAGE- INDULGENCE

NERVOSA * 2012 
NERVOSA  * TIME OF DEATH
NERVOSA *VICTIM OF YOURSELF

NERVOSA *Agony 
Nightmare * Astral Deliverance
NME * UNHOLY DEATH

OBITUARY * SLOWLY WE ROT
OBITUARY * Cause of Death
Obilevon * From this Day Forward
Obliveon * Nemesis
ONSLAUGHT- THE FORCE
Onslaught * Power From Hell * 1987 Combat Records Version
Original Sin * Sin Will Find You Out
OVERKILL- FEEL THE FIRE * MEGAFORCE RECORDS
OZ- Fire in the Brain
OZ – III Warning
Ozzy Osbourne- Blizzard of Ozz
Ozzy Osbourne-Diary of a Madman
Ozzy Osbourne * Tribute

Pagan Altar * 1982 Demo Cassette
Pagan Altar- Pagan Altar Volume 1
PAGAN ALTAR * Judgment of the Dead …* aka Voulume 1
PILE DRIVER- METAL INQUISITION
PILE DRIVER * STAY UGLY
Pentagram- Pentagram
Pentagram- Day of Reckoning
Pentagram * Relentless 1985 debut Retitled
Pentagram- Be forewarned
POSSESSED- SEVEN CHURCHES

Raven * Rock Until You Drop
RAVEN * Wiped Out
RAVEN- ALL FOR ONE * MEFGAFORCE RECORDS
RAVEN * LIVE AT THE INFERNO * MEGAFORCE RECORDS
RAZOR- EXECUTIONERS SONG
RAZOR- EVIL INVADERS
REPULSION * SLAUGHTER OF THE INNOCENT
REPULSION – HORRIFIED
Riot- Fire Down Under
Riot- Thunder Steel
Riot- Privilege of Power
RUSH * A FARWELL TO KINGS
RUSH * PEMANENT WAVES
RUSH- MOVING PICTURES
RUSH * EXIT…STAGE LEFT
RUSH- SIGNALS
RUSH- GRACE UNDER PRESSURE
RUSH- POWER WINDOWS
RUSH * HOLD YOUR FIRE
RUSH * A SHOW OF HANDS
RUSH * PRESTO
RUSH * CHRONICLES
RUSH * TEST FOR ECHO
RUSH * DIFFERENT STAGES–LIVE

SABBAT- HISTORY OF A TIME TO COME
SABBAT ( NIPPON) * ENVENOM
SABBAT ( NIPPON) * EVOKE
SABBAT ( NIPPON) * DISEMBODY
Sadus * Illusions
Sadus * Chemical Exposure…aka Illusions
Sadus * Swalled in Black
SADUS * A VISION OF MISERY
SATAN * INTO THE FIRE * 1982 CASSETTE DEMO
SATAN- COURT IN THE ACT
SAVATAGE * Sirens
SAVATAGE * The Dungeons are Calling
Saxon * Denim and Leather
Scorpions- Taken By Force
SACRIFICE- Torment in Fire
SACRIFICE * FORWARD TO TERMINATION
SACRIFICE * SOLIDERS OF MISFORTUNE
SACRIFICE * APOCALYPSE INSIDE
SEPULTURA- BENEATH THE REMAINS
Skullview- Kings of the Universe
Sindrome- Sindrome (2 demos on CD)
SLAUGHTER- STRAPPADO
SLAUTER XSTROYES * WINTERKILL
SLAUTER XSTROYES * FREE THE BEAST
SLAYER- SHOW NO MERCY
SLAYER- HAUNTING THE CHAPEL
SLAYER- LIVE UNDEAD
SLAYER- HELL AWAITS
Slayer- Reign in Blood
SODOM * IN THE SIGN OF EVIL
SODOM * OBSESSED BY CRUELTY
STORMTROOPERS OF DEATH * SPEAK ENGLISH OR DIE * MEGAFORCE RECORDS
SUICDIAL TENDENCIES * SUICIDAL TENDENCES
SYRIS * Unseen Forces

Tank- Filth Hounds of Hades
Tank- Power of the Hunter
TANK- THIS MEANS WAR
TERRORIZER-WORLD DOWNFALL
Testament- The Legacy
THE GATHERING * MANDYLION
THE GATHERING * NIGHTTIME BIRDS
THE MENTORS * Live at the Whiskey
THE MENTORS * YOU AXED FOR IT
THE MENTORS * Up the Dose
The Rods* Wild Dogs
THRUST * Fist Held High
TROUBLE * LIVE…. 1983 CASSETTE
TROUBLE- PSALMS 9
TROUBLE * THE SKULL
TYGERS OF PAN TANG- WILD CAT
Tygers of Pan Tang- Spell Bound
TWISTED SISTER–UNDER THE BLADE.

UFO- The Wild, The Willing, The Innocent
Unseen Terror- Human Error

Vainglory * Vainglory
Venom- Welcome to Hell
Venom- Black Metal
Venom * At War with Satan
Vermefug * Wet Nightmare
VICIOUS RUMORS * Soldiers of the Night
VICIOUS RUMORS * Digital Dictator
VIO-LENCE * ETERNAL NIGHTMARE
Voi Vod- War and Pain
Voi Vod- RRRROOOOAAAARRR

Wargasm- Why Play Around ?
Warfare * Pure Filth
WARFARE-METAL ANARCHY
Warfare * Mayhem Fucking Mayhem
Warlock * Burning The Witches
Warlock * Hellbound

Warlock *True as Steel 
Warlock * Triumph and Agony
Warlord-Deliver Us
Warlord * And The Cannons Of Desturuction Have Begun
Warlord * Thy Kingdom Come * 1st EP and LP on CD
Warhead * Speedy Way
WARHEAD- THE DAY AFTER
Warning- Aftermath
WATCHTOWER- ENERGETIC DISASSEMBLY
Watchtower * Control and Resistance
Whiplash * Power & Pain
Whiplash * Ticket to Mayhem 
Wildestarr * Arrival
WITCHCROSS- FIT FOR FIGHT
WITCHFINDER GENERAL- DEATH PENALTY
WITCHFINDER GENERAL- FRIENDS OF HELL
Witchkiller- Day of the Saxon
Zoser Mez- Vizer of Wasteland

The following section is from the Blabbermouth/ RoadrunneR Records NEWS SEVRICE

 

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/doro-pesch-reunites-with-ex-warlock-guitarist-tommy-bolan-for-triumph-and-agony-performance-at-sweden-rock-festival/

 

German metal queen Doro Pesch is celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of WARLOCK‘s “Triumph And Agony” album by performing the LP in its entirety at select shows around the globe.

“Triumph And Agony” was WARLOCK‘s fourth and final album. By the late 1980s, Pesch was the only original member remaining in the group, and under legal threats from former management, decided to carry on under the DORO banner rather than put her career on hold fighting over the WARLOCK name. (Pesch has since won back the right to use the WARLOCK moniker.)

Asked why now was the right time to go out and play the “Triumph And Agony” songs again, Doro said prior to an appearance at last week’s Sweden Rock Festival (see video below): “Well, because we have our thirtieth anniversary of this big record. It was called ‘Triumph And Agony’, and it was the biggest record. I think it was one of the best records. And I thought, ‘Man, we have to play one time the whole album in its entirety,’ and we never did before. And then I called my old guitar player, Tommy Bolan, and he played on the whole record, he played all the solos. And I asked him if he was into that idea, doing a couple of shows with just the ‘Triumph And Agony’ album and then some encores. And he said, ‘Oh, let’s do it. I’m ready.’ And then we were rehearsing all, yeah, the last week, and I think it sounds really good. We are playing some songs we’ve never played before, but I think they will sound really amazing. And I’m very excited.”

Doro was asked during the same interview if she was comfortable with her status as a pioneer for women in heavy metal music. She responded: “I just always try to give it my all, and I’m so glad when people like it, when people can get some positive energy out of it. I never thought about being special or that it’s different for a woman to do it. I just my thing, and it’s always from the heart, from the gut. And I always wanted to become a metal singer, so it all feels natural to me. I don’t put on an act or something, but when people love it… ahhh… that’s, like… And the fans, to me, that’s the most important thing in my life — it always was, it always will be — and so when they like it, that means the world to me.”

Doro will celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of “Triumph And Agony” on a short U.S. tour in September.

Confirmed dates are as follows:

Sep. 08 – Worcester, MA – Palladium
Sep. 10 – New York, NY – B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Sep. 12 – Westland, MI – The Token Lounge
Sep. 14 – Chicago, IL – Reggies
Sep. 16 – West Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go Go

In a 2000 interview with Metal RulesDoro stated about WARLOCK: “I loved that so much and my heart and soul was so much into it. I was totally devastated when it broke up and it broke up not because of the band but because of all the bullshit around it. It was the record companies, the management, everything. The band had no control anymore — everybody else had, and the band did not. It was really tough and there were a lot of problems and I was totally heartbroken about it. But those times were awesome, man, it was awesome! I will always treasure them. I love to think about the great times.”

Doro told Get Ready To Rock! that “everything fell into place” for WARLOCK after “Triumph And Agony” was released. “The record company was totally behind it, MTV put our song ‘All We Are’ on heavy rotation, which was a big plus, I must say, the fans were there and metal was at its peak between 1987 and 1988. Sometimes you do wish for everything to fall into place, but it’s very rare that this happens as things need to work like a watch.”

Doro‘s last release was a package titled “Strong And Proud – 30 Years Of Rock And Metal”, which came out in June 2016 via Nuclear Blast. It contained three decades of Doro — three unforgettable nights — forever captured on three DVDs and two Blu-rays, including a two-hour-plus music movie.

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