Lady Beast to appear on CNN TV show ‘Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown’ on October 22nd
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA heavy metal rockers Lady Beast will be appearing on the television show Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown on CNN during the episode airing on October 22, 2017.
The press release states:
“The Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown episode airing October 22, 2017 will feature a performance by Pittsburgh metal heroes Lady Beast.
Lady Beast has achieved global recognition for their hard hitting, DIY approach to traditional, NWOBHM inspired heavy metal, becoming torch bearers for the movement wherever they are heard. Known for their prowess on stage, Lady Beast was selected to appear on Parts Unknown based not only on their music, but also the overwhelming love bestowed on them by Pittsburgh’s metal scene. Fronted by bewitching performer Deb Levine and featuring the shredding twin guitar attack of Christopher ‘Twiz’ Trichler and Andy Ramage, the rhythm is held down by the punk inflected bass of Greg Colazzi and drummer Adam Ramage’s speed metal groove.
“We’re flying the flag for traditional heavy metal,” said Adam in the band’s March 2015 Pittsburgh City Paper cover story, and it is a point impossible to argue. Also seen in Bandcamp’s Twelve Metal Bands That Put the Emphasis on Shredding, blogs such as Sleaze Roxx, Metal Maidens and Decibel Geek, and having played with acts like St. Vitus, Skeletonwitch, Deceased, and Manilla Road, Parts Unknown will show the world that Lady Beast have the chops to hold down the big stages and compete with the metal elite.
Lady Beast’s catalog and merch can be found on Bandcamp, encompassing their albums Lady Beast, Lady Beast II, and the EP Metal Immortal. The band is primed and ready for their national TV debut, and will be putting the momentum into their upcoming full length Vicious Breed on Cruz Del Sur Music. Their music has garnered raves worldwide, but once experienced live metal fans will scream for more!
See Lady Beast on Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown Sunday, October 22nd at 9pm on CNN.”
As indicated above, Lady Beast have released three albums to date — Lady Beast (2012), Lady Beast II (2015) and Metal Immortal (2016) — and will be releasing a new studio album Vicious Breed in early 2018.
Lady Beast II ended up finishing #5 on the Sleaze Roxx’s Top Ten Albums of 2015 to which Sleaze Roxx stated: “For the longest time in 2015, Lady Beast‘s sophomore effort, the aptly named Lady Beast II, was going to be the top record on Sleaze Roxx’s Top Ten Albums of 2015. Lady Beast II is definitely my most played album in 2015 and my fingers can’t help but start playing air guitar when those Iron Maiden like guitar riffs, melodies and harmonies emanate from every track. Sure, some may say that Lady Beast‘s brand of heavy metal is not exactly “sleaze” rock and more like traditionally old school heavy metal but whatever the case, it is an absolutely phenomenal album from start to finish. While you might expect some screaming type vocals over the classic heavy metal music barrage produced on Lady Beast II, lead female vocalist Deborah Levine sings rather than screams on all tracks making for an interesting contrast.”
Wikipedia states the following about Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (with slight edits):
“Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown is an American travel and food show on CNN which premiered on April 14, 2013. In the show, Anthony Bourdain travels the world uncovering lesser known places and exploring cultures and cuisine. The show has won 5 Emmy Awards, garnered 11 nominations for writing, sound mixing, editing and cinematography, as well as a 2013 Peabody Award.”
Lady Beast‘s “Frost Giants Daughter” song:
Female fronted, 5-piece traditional heavy metal from the steel city of Pittsburgh, PA. Newly recorded and mixed demo track.
Lady Beast performing “Heavy Metal Destiny” at Hard Luck Bar in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on May 14, 2016 (video by Decibel Geek):
Decibel Geek Podcast Presents: Lady Beast: Heavy Metal Destiny Heavy Metal Band, Lady Beast from Pittsburgh, PA. with a live version of “Heavy Metal Destiny” off the album Lady Beast II. Captured live by “The Meister” at Hard Luck Bar in Toronto, Canada Enjoy!