Origin: Long Island, New York, USA  
Genres: Traditional Metal
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Page online: April 15, 2010
Last update/review: October 1, 2016

Charred Walls Of The Damned

The latest in underground metal supergroups, Charred Walls Of The Damned was put together rather suddenly by well-known metal drummer Richard Christy, late of Iced Earth and several others and currently working on the Howard Stern radio show. Along for the ride here are none other than Tim "Ripper" Owens (Judas Priest, Iced Earth, et. al.), guitarist Jason Suecof (Capharnaum, and currently a hot metal producer), and who else but the everpresent Steve DiGiorgio on bass. With this pedigree, their debut album (self-titled in 2010) really can't fail, and it doesn't, being a pretty potent modern, slightly technical power/thrash affair with Ripper putting in another standout vocal performance and Christy's The underrated star here might be Suecof, he proves himself more than up to the task, and thanks to an excellent production by, well, himself, his riffs are crunchy and his leads tasteful yet developed. No faults here, with the minor quibble of a shade more identity being welcome next time around. A followup album, Cold Winds On Timeless Days (love the acronym usage, hope they keep it up) was released in 2011.

Current Members

Tim Owens

vocals (Beyond Fear, ex-Iced Earth, ex-Judas Priest, KK's Priest, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Tourniquet, ex-The Three Tremors, ex-Winters Bane)

Jason Suecof

guitars (Capharnaum)

Steve DiGiorgio

bass (Act Of Denial, ex-Artension, ex-Autopsy, ex-Control Denied, ex-Death, ex-Dragonlord, ex-Ephel Duath, Futures End, guest for Iced Earth, guest for Megadeth, ex-Memorain, ex-Painmuseum, ex-Quo Vadis, ex-Sadus, ex-Scariot, ex-Soen, Testament, guest for Vintersorg)

Richard Christy

drums (ex-Acheron, ex-Burning Inside, ex-Control Denied, ex-Death, ex-Iced Earth, ex-Leash Law)


Charred Walls Of The Damned  
2010 Metal Blade
  1. Ghost Town
  2. From The Abyss
  3. Creating Our Machine
  4. Blood on Wood
  5. In A World So Cruel
  6. Manifestations
  7. Voices Within The Walls
  8. The Darkest Eyes
  9. Fear In The Sky
  • Tim Owens
  • Jason Suecof
  • Steve DiGiorgio
  • Richard Christy
2010 Readers' Album #53

Cold Winds On Timeless Days  
2011 Metal Blade
  1. Timeless Days
  2. Ashes Falling Upon Us
  3. Zerospan
  4. Cold Winds
  5. Lead The Way
  6. Forever Marching On
  7. Guiding Me
  8. The Beast Outside My Window
  9. On Unclean Ground
  10. Bloodworm
  11. Admire The Heroes
  12. Avoid The Light
  • Tim Owens
  • Jason Suecof
  • Steve DiGiorgio
  • Richard Christy
2011 Readers' Album #84

Creatures Watching Over The Dead  
2016 Metal Blade
  1. My Eyes
  2. The Soulless
  3. Afterlife
  4. As I Catch My Breath
  5. Lies
  6. Reach into the Light
  7. Tear Me Down
  8. Living in the Shadow of Yesterday
  9. Time Has Passed
  • Tim Owens
  • Jason Suecof
  • Steve DiGiorgio
  • Richard Christy
2016 Readers' Album #30

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