Jimmy Kay and Alan Dixon from Canada's The Metal Voice recently spoke with legendary producer Chris Tsangarides. Chris shared his thoughts about producing such classic albums as Anvil's Metal on Metal, Judas Priest Painkiller, Thin Lizzy's Renegade and Canada's The Tragically Hip's Fully Completely. Tsangarides also spoke about producing the relief songs for Steve Grimmett
When asked about producing the Reaper Metal All Stars relief songs for Steve Grimmett's medical and recovery costs
"We have been in talks Steve and I, in the past year about making the new Grim Reaper album. This certainly isn't the way that any of us predicted that we would get to meet up like this, in this awful circumstance. All I can say is that I cannot believe how great he has been, given what has happened to him. I know cause I was in a similar position when I was in my a coma a few years ago apparently my leg was going cold and there was fears that they would have to cut my leg off because of thrombosis due to the machines they had me plugged into and that wouldn't have been happening. Thing is, I have the same illness as Steve, I'm diabetic insulin all that and I really feel for what has happened to him and as soon as I heard what had gone down I was like I just can't believe how quickly, you got a pain in your foot and then the next thing you know it's gone the way it has. As soon as it happened in the hospital I knew that something had to be done cause in a foreign country on you own especially when the rest of the band had been flown back home, his wife wasn't there yet. To be all on your own like that in that dire circumstance really got to everybody and I am so proud of the metal community for jumping in straight ahead, how can we make some money for this situation and that is what we are doing and I want Steve to know that is is all being done out of respect, love for our fellow musician, warrior, metal head and off we go. "
"I had the drum tracks sent and a couple of guitars that Glen Drover (Ex Megadeth) has done and just waiting for the rest of the stuff to come so I compile it and mix it."
The Reaper All-Stars include Gary Holt (Slayer, Exodus) Tim 'Ripper' Owens (ex-Judas Priest), Doro Pesch, Lips (Anvil), Neil Turbin (Deathriders, ex Anthrax), Tony Dolan (Venom Inc) Ross The Boss (ex Manowar), Marc Jackson (Acid Reign/ M:Pire of Evil), Jonas Hornqvist (Bleed the Hunger), Sy Keeler (Onslaught), Bobby Blitz (Overkill), Marta Gabriel (Crystal Viper), Blaze Bayley (ex Iron Maiden) Nick Bowcott (ex-Grim Reaper), John Gallagher (Raven), Mantas (Venom Inc), Joe Cangelosi (Whiplash, Kreator) Chuck Billy (Testament) Todd LaTorre (Queensryche) and Glen Drover (ex Megadeth) The songs will be produced by Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy, Anvil Producer )
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