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Ronnie James Dio Memorial Weekend Information From Ann Boleyn Of Hellion

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, Music, news with tags , , , on April 18, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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From Ann Boleyn of Hellion:

Dear Friends,

This email is in response to those of you who have been asking for information about the events on May 15, 16, and 17, to honor the 5th Anniversary of the passing of Ronnie James Dio.

Myself and members of Hellion will be performing at the free Memorial at Forest Lawn on May 16th, and also at the charity fundraiser BBQ on May 17th.  Please note that Hellion will not be performing as a band for these two events, but that individual members are performing.

There is plenty of seating outside on May 16th at Forest Lawn.  There is limited seating inside the auditorium at Forrest Lawn. If you would like to sit inside you will need to request tickets at info@diocancerfund.org. I don’t know if there are any tickets left for the auditorium.  But, if you are interested in sitting inside you will need to contact the Dio Cancer Fund directly.  (If you can’t get tickets for the auditorium, you can watch the concert on the lawn).

For more information about these events, please go to the Dio Charity Fund’s website.

Best,

Ann Boleyn

(Hellion)

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ANN BOLEYN & HELLION.

REST IN PEACE, RONNIE JAMES DIO.

Stone.

Ann Boleyn Of Hellion To Perform: Jam Night At The Lucky Strike In Hollywood – February 18th

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on February 17, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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From Ann Boleyn:

Dear Friends:

If you are in Southern California this Wednesday, February 18, 2015, join Simon and I at the Lucky Strike in Hollywood!  Simon WrightRowan Robertson, Chuck Wright and myself will be performing a song you all may know well (and that I have not sang in decades!). The sound system is awesome and there is NO COVER CHARGE! The music starts at 8:00 pm and continues to about 11:30 pm.

See you there!

Best Witches,

Ann Boleyn

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* For more info on ANN BOLEYN:

Facebook: Hellion

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ANN BOLEYN.

LONG LIVE SIMON WRIGHT.

LONG LIVE CHUCK WRIGHT.

LONG LIVE ROWAN ROBERTSON.

LONG LIVE HEAVY METAL.

Stone.

Find Out How To Win A HELLION Hoodie…

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on January 21, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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From: Hellion Headquarters

Hi!

Who wants a to win a HELLION HOODIE?  Just go to Hellion’s Facebook page and post a picture of yourself with a member of Hellion, or of yourself wearing a Hellion t-shirt.  We will pick the winner on January 31st.

Good Luck!

Hellion

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE HELLION.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

HELLION NEWS! NEW VIDEO & MORE!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , on January 15, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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HELLION SINGER, ANN BOLEYN, EXPLAINS HER MYSTERIOUS ABSENCE FROM THE MUSIC INDUSTRY AND REVEALS FIRST OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO FROM NEW “KARMAS A BITCH” CD

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Ann Boleyn, powerhouse vocalist for L.A. female-fronted Metal act, HELLION, speaking to Eric Thompson in the current issue of Sweden Rock Magazine, explains the reasons for her mysterious disappearance from the music industry in the mid-2000s.

“My absence from the music industry was not voluntary,” said Ann Boleyn.  “I was forced to flee because of problems with three stalkers.” One of the stalkers, a former financial advisor for HELLION, pled guilty to felony charges in 2003, and served time in prison.

“The District Attorney issued restraining orders to keep them away from me.  The police could not protect me so I was forced to change my lifestyle and had to avoid places where I usually would go.  Even my friends were threatened by these stalkers.”

Ann Boleyn re-emerged in DÉTENTE in 2007, replacing legendary thrash singer, Dawn Crosby, who died of liver failure.

Shortly after leaving DÉTENTE, Boleyn became depressed following the death of Ronnie James Dio, in 2010.  Dio had produced HELLION.

“I was approached by a Japanese promoter to front an all-star tribute.  They wanted me to record a tribute album to Ronnie and to tour in Japan and possibly South America.  I had never been offered so much money for any music project, but I could not agree to it because I felt like I would have been profiting from Ronnie’s death.”

In 2014, Boleyn enlisted drummer Simon Wright (AC/DC, DIO, UFO, QUEENSRYCHE), keyboard player Scott Warren (HEAVEN & HELL, DIO, TYPE-O NEGATIVE), bassist Bjorn Englen (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TONY MCALPINE), and up and coming shred guitarist Maxxxwell Carlisle to record and tour for the first time in nearly a decade.  Georg Dolivo (RHINO BUCKET) also appeared as a special guest rhythm guitarist on HELLION’S recent North American tour.  Bassist Greg Smith (ALICE COOPER, RAINBOW, TED NUGENT) filled in for Englen on the recent tour due to a schedule conflict.

Hellion - Karma's A Bitch - promo EP cover pic - 2014

Above cover art by Woven Claws.

In October HELLION released their first CD of new music in a decade.  Hellion’s new CD, Karma’s A Bitch, was produced by legendary British studio icon Ken Scott, who produced iconic albums, including DAVID BOWIE‘s “Hunky Dory”, “The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars”, “Aladdin Sane” and “Pinups,” along with Simon Wright and Ann Boleyn.

HELLION has revealed their first official lyric video from their new “Karma’s A Bitch” CD.  The new video may be found here.

BETRAYER – Official Video:

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Source: New Renaissance Entertainment

* For more info on HELLION:

www.hellion.us

https://www.facebook.com/Hellion.Official

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE HELLION.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

HELLION – 2014 Recap and 2015 Updates, Courtesy Of Ann Boleyn

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 11, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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From the Hellion Headquarters newsletter:

Hi Friends,

Sorry for the delay in posting news.  It’s been a crazy few weeks ever since returning from tour!

As, many of you know, in addition to being the singer of Hellion, and of running New Renaissance, I am also an attorney. I was back to work, and in court on the following Monday after the tour.  However, a lot of work has now paid off with the successful resolution of a major case. Now its time to get back to working on more creative endeavors and on planning for a great 2015.

In between all of that, Hellion released our first official video in over a decade. The video is of our new song, Betrayer, and includes fan-filmed video from our shows in Toronto, Los Angeles, Boise, Seattle, and a few more cities.  If you haven’t already seen it, check it out here. (Or below):

Maxxxwell Carlisle, Simon Wright, and myself are already writing new music. I will also be singing a cover-version of a Scorpions song on Max’s new solo CD. I will be recording the vocal track for that in the next week or two.

Hellion also recorded the shows from the recent Hellion tour. So, over the holidays, we will be mixing those tracks and will eventually release them on a live CD.

As far as live shows, Hellion will be playing May 9, 2015 at the Arcadia Theater in St. Charles, IL with Y&T and Quiet Riot. More US shows will be added, too in 2015.   We will also be doing shows in Europe and the UK. In fact, we have bookings now through 2016.  Due to our contracts with some of the promoters, I can’t announce some of the shows until the promoters officially announce them.

2014 has been a very productive year. We released two new CDs:  (1) Hellion’s “To Hellion & Back” 2-CD anthology; and, (2) “Karma’s A Bitch.”  Both CDs are available at all major outlets.  We did our first tour in North America, as well.

Both myself and the band have a lot in store for 2015. We will be releasing our first vinyl releases in over a decade soon (in limited edition). We will have a new live album, some more re-releases, and of course new music for you, too.

I am also going to start work on a book. The book will be entitled “The Art of Singing Loud.” The book will focus on the unique challenges that are faced by singers of hard rock, thrash, metal, punk, etc. An important part of this book will include interviews from well-respected singers, I have already received commitments from a number of great singers and will be announcing more details in the coming weeks.

I will give everybody more updates, soon.  Meanwhile, please make sure you are on the Hellion mailing list so you don’t miss out!

And, don’t miss out on our awesome sale in the Hellion Store, too.  We’ve put together some killer fan bundles with limited edition tour merchandise. And, as an added bonus, we will be adding some special gifts with each order.

Best Witches,

Ann Boleyn

On Behalf of Hellion

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE HELLION.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

HELLION – October Tour Dates!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 29, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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From the Hellion Headquarters:

Hi Friends,

Here are Hellion’s tour dates for October:

02 – Whisky a Go Go – Los Angeles, CA
03 – Count Vamp’d – Las Vegas, NV
04 – Cactus Moon – Mesa, AZ
07 – Lasalle’s – Chico, CA
09 – The Hop – Spokane, WA
10 – El Corazon – Seattle, WA
11 – The Bouquet – Boise, ID
15 – Red Line Tap – Chicago, IL
16 – Dead Horse Saloon – Pittsburgh, PA
17 – Rock Pile West – Toronto, ON
18 – Diesel Concert Lounge – Detroit, MI
19 – Legendary Dobbs – Philadelphia, PA
20 – Fish Head Cantina – Baltimore, MD
22 – Devils Tail – Junction City, KS
23 – The Vanguard – Tulsa, OK
24 – The Dirty Dog – Austin, TX
25 – CPN Metal Fest – Houston, TX
26 – Fitzgeralds – San Antonio, TX
27 – Korova – San Antonio, TX
30 – Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
31 – End of Tour Party – Secret Location

First, a reminder to please click here and vote for Hellion’s CD “Karma’s A Bitch.”

Thanks for your support,

The Hellion Team

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* For more info on HELLION:

Facebook: Hellion

Website: http://www.hellion.us

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE HELLION.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

HELLION – Reminder To Vote In Poll + Record Release Party News

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 27, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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From the Hellion Headquarters:

Hi Friends,

First, a reminder to please click here and vote for Hellion’s CD “Karma’s A Bitch.”  You can vote once per hour!  Please spread the word, and encourage your friends to vote too!  Hellion is climbing in this poll.  Just takes a minute.

Second, don’t forget to check out the Official Hellion page and get your free download of the day which is “Run For Your Life” (which was produced by Ronnie James Dio at Sound City in 1984).

Third, when Fireball Whisky found out that Hellion’s party crew like Fireball, they sent us a bunch of collectables to give away to make our shows even more special.  Lots of cool stuff will be given out.

Thanks for your support,

The Hellion Team

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HELLION – Karma’s A Bitch releases on October 7th!

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE HELLION.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

HELLION – “Karma’s A Bitch” EP Releasing On October 7th; Free Song Download (Everyday) Until Start Of North American Tour!

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 1, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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From the HELLION Official Website:

Entitled Karma’s A BitchHELLION’s new mini-album will be released on CD on October 7, 2014, through New Renaissance Records in the U.S., and HNE/Cherry Red Records on October 8 in Europe and the U.K. A special, limited edition fan pack is also available for pre-order through HELLION’s official website at http://www.hellion.us.

HELLION’s new song ‘Hell Has No Fury’ is available for streaming here.

As a thank you to all the HELLION fans for their overwhelming support, between now and the start of HELLION‘s Karma’s A Bitch tour, HELLION is giving away a FREE DOWNLOAD of a different HELLION song every day! To get your free download, click here: http://www.hellion.us/download-of-the-day-free

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HELLION announces a stellar line-up for their Karma’s A Bitch Tour including vocalist Ann Boleyn, drummer Simon Wright (formerly of AC/DC, DIO, and UFO), keyboardist Scott Warren (formerly with DIO and Heaven & Hell), bassist Greg Smith (formerly with Alice Cooper, Rainbow, and Blue Oyster Cult), up-and-coming shred guitarist Maxxxwell Carlisle, and special guest rhythm guitarist Georg Dolivo of Rhino Bucket. This will be the first time HELLION has ever toured as a six-piece band.

HELLION‘s North American Dates Are As Follows:

02 – Whiskey a Go Go – Los Angeles, CA (Record Release Party)
03 – Count Vamp’d – Las Vegas, NV (Free Show)
04 – Cactus Moon – Mesa, AZ (Plus free Meet & Greet)
07 – Lasalle’s – Chico, CA
09 – The Hop – Spokane, WA
10 – El Corazon – Seattle, WA
11 – The Bouquet – Boise, ID
15 – Red Line Tap – Chicago, IL
16 – Dead Horse Saloon – Pittsburgh, PA
17 – Rock Pile West – Toronto, ON
18 – Obsession Live – Ottawa, ON
19 – Legendary Dobbs – Philadelphia, PA
20 – Fish Head Cantina – Baltimore, MD
22 – Devils Tail – Junction City, KS
23 – The Vanguard – Tulsa, OK
24 – The Chameleon Room – Oklahoma City, OK
25 – Concert Pub North Metal Fest – Houston, TX
26 – Fitzgeralds – San Antonio, TX
27 – TBA – San Antonio, TX
30 – Brick By Brick – San Diego
31 – End of Tour Party – Secret Location

More shows will be added – for more information: http://www.hellion.us

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* For more info on HELLION:

Website: http://www.hellion.us

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Hellion.Official

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE HELLION. 

LONG LIVE ANN BOLEYN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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