Chris Tsangarides is an honourable Greek Cypriot-British Grammy-nominated record producer, sound engineer, and mixer, best known for his work with many heavy metal bands, including HELLOWEEN, JUDAS PRIEST, OVERKILL, THIN LIZZY, Yngwie Malmsteen, BLACK SABBATH and many more. He is also known for a guitar recording technique called “the vortex”, which he first used when recording the guitar of John Goodsall for the Brand X album “Moroccan Roll” in 1977. Yesterday, 10th February was Chris ‘s 40th anniversary of making records.
Mr Tsangarides posted the following statement via a post on facebook:
“Today marks my 40th anniversary of making records! 10 Feb.75 was a Monday and I was so thrilled to be starting my job! I’ve never done anything else….I’m so glad to have started it during that era of music Free, Zeppelin, Sabbath, Lizzy,Tull etc and young breakthrough bands like UFO, Judas Priest and of course the NWOBHM……there has been so much change in the recording industry during these past 5 decades that it has become a totally different animal from what it was in its heyday. Still having said that, I’m very proud of the small dent that my recordings have contributed to the great British recording industry!”
We at Metal Shock Finland would like to send out a special congratulations to Chris Tsangarides on his epic and great job.
American metallers BRIAR ROSE have launched a campaign to raise funds for their next album, which will be titled “Enchiridion”. Creator and vocalist Randy Blake explains:
“This is Randy Blake II from Briar Rose. We are looking to generate the funds needed to record, mix, and fully manufacture our next album including vinyl, CD and digital formats in Kent, England with Grammy nominated producer Chris Tsangarides (Thin Lizzy, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Helloween, Anvil etc.). This would be our third album under his guidance and there is nobody more suited to our Traditional Metal Style than Chris. There is an incredible level of professionalism that is shared between us and the proof is in the recording. He is the best in the world at what he does, we need not go elsewhere. We hope you’ll be a part of our next album!!”
For more details and to donate, visit gofundme.
Fans can also choose which cover will be used for the new album. Head to the official BRIAR ROSE website at this location to make your choice.
Legendary Massachusetts traditional metal masters BRIAR ROSE have launched a Kickstarter campaign for their next album to be recorded with Grammy nominated producer Chris Tsangarides this coming Fall in Kent, England. The as yet to be titled album will be the band’s third album with the producer who is known for his work with THIN LIZZY, JUDAS PRIEST, BLACK SABBATH, ANVIL, HELLOWEEN and even TOM JONES to name but a few!!
Founding member and vocalist RANDY BLAKE II elaborates: “We are extremely excited to launch our initial Kickstarter campaign and we think we’ve got some great items! Everything from CDs, signed items, rare items, one of a kind items, things you can only get from the Kickstarter campaign, you can even have BRIAR ROSE play at your house in one of the items!!
The new album is going to be bigger and better than anything we have ever done and I seriously mean it!! It would be AWESOME if you could be a part of it!!”
The Kickstarter address can be found here
We are delighted to say that legendary record producer Chris Tsangarides is now well enough to be out of hospital and back at home. Chris has posted the following message:
“Dear Friends and family!
I’m now back at home convalescing. Couldn’t believe it when the doctors told me just today that I could go home. It feels so good to be in my own bed! All the messages of support have overwhelmed me! I knew there were messages but had no access to them in Hospital.
Thank you for keeping me in your thoughts and prayers, they got through and helped me to fight my way better! In a few weeks I should be back to my old self.
Much love to you all.
Fantastic news and best wishes from all the team at Metal Shock Finland!
We are delighted to bring more positive news regarding the health of legendary record producer Chris Tsangarides, who is making a marvellous recovery from legionnaires disease.
His wife Jane has posted the following:
“Delighted to tell you all that Chris took his first steps today . It was so great to see him on his feet again . The last three weeks have felt more like three years . The Dark Lord has risen ! Hooray !”
Our continued best wishes to Chris and family from all the team at Metal Shock Finland.
Grammy award nominated producer Chris Tsangarides is making excellent progress according to the latest update from his wife Jane:
“Just had a phone call from Chris . I nearly fainted with surprise ! He is so amazing . He stood up this morning for 10 seconds and has been sitting in a chair . It was really so great to have a lovely normal chat x“
A couple of days ago, Jane also posted the following:
“Hello Chris continues to improve and we have just been told that we are being transferred back to our local hospital . Obviously we are all thrilled that he is well enough to be moved but he is still very weak and he will be in ICU for a while to be constantly cared for and kept safe from infection . The great news is that he is off dialysis and the feeding tube and he is really , really thin ! Loads of love to you all Jane xxx“
Continued well wishes from all the team at Metal Shock Finland.