Former Hades/Non-Fiction guitarist and founding member Dan Lorenzo will host Ultimate Sinner On Sirius/XM’s Ozzy’s Boneyard this Wednesday September 22nd at noon EST. The show will rebroadcast on Sunday September 26th at 9PM EST and again Monday September 27th at 6PM EST.
Lorenzo is currently active with two bands, Vessel Of Light and Cassius King. Both have releases on NomadEel Records. Vessel of Light is fronted by Ancient VVisdom’s Nathan Opposition and Cassius King has JasonMcMaster on vocals. Former Hades/Overkill drummer Ron Lipnicki and former Hades bassist Jimmy Schulman are involved with both Vessel Of Light and Cassius King.
Lorenzo will speak about the time COC’s vocalist Karl Agill sang a Black Sabbath cover with Non-Fiction in North Carolinaand the time Pantera’s Phil Anselmo sang the Non-Fiction song The My Way to Lorenzo in California. Lorenzo will alsoplay music by Alice In Chains, Kiss and Cassius King.
Just recently Dan Lorenzo from CASSIUS KING and VESSEL OF LIGHT joined The Zach Moonshine Show to talk about the new Cassius King debut album, entitled ‘Field Trip’, including also questions from the audience and new music from the band.
The show features also tributes to Joey Jordison, Mike Howe, and Dusty Hill + new and old music from Murderdolls, Metal Church, Vessel Of Light, Cassius King, ZZ Top, State Of Mind, Jerry Cantrell, Slipknot, Skrog, Metallica, Pantera, White Crone, and battle of the bands winners – Dark Visitor!
Acclaimed documentary filmmaker David Hoffman has more than 150 national TV shows and 10 CLIO advertising awards to his credit. Hoffman’s work has received Emmy’s, CLIOs, Golden Globes, and an Academy Award. Hoffman’s most recent documentary is with DAN LORENZO, founding member of the bands Hades, Non-Fiction, Vessel Of Light and now Cassius King. Cassius King (featuring Jason McMaster on vocals) are set to release their debut Field Trip next month on California’s Nomad Eel Records.
Hoffman spoke with Lorenzo in May of 2021 and juxtaposes that with older footage of Lorenzo.
Watch the ‘Why This Heavy Metal Musician Stayed Sober & Clean’ documentary here:
Both Austin’s Jason McMaster and New Jersey’s Dan Lorenzo have been in many bands over the years. Lorenzo most notably in Hades and Non-Fiction and McMaster in Dangerous Toys and Broken Teeth to name a few, but up until now the two have never written together.
McMaster has sung the covers Mr. Speed and Sight For Sore Eyes under the moniker CASSIUS KING (Lorenzo, Lipnicki, Schulman and different vocalists and guests), but the two have just released the single Traveler along with Jimmy Schulman and Ron Lipnicki who both play with Lorenzo in his doom band Vessel Of Light.
“The last 3 years is the most music I’ve written in my life”, Lorenzo stated. “I’ve become obsessed with Vessel Of Light, but I have always had an eye to writing with Jason. We both have a shared love for 70s era Kiss, Aerosmith and Cheap Trick…of course you would never know that listening to the first song we are releasing. It’s more in a Sabbathy direction.”
CASSIUS KING are speaking with several labels about a full release and hope to have their debut LP out by the end of this year.
HADES‘ founding member Dan Lorenzo has issued the following:
After breaking up at the completion of their first European tour in 1989, HADES would occasionally reunite for a one off show. In 1999 the band got back together and released three albums in three years for Metal Blade Records. Hades performed at Wacken in 2000 and released their final album in 2001. The last Hades release DamNation included the return of bassist Jimmy Schulman and was also the first release for drummer Ron Lipnicki who spent a decade in Overkill after Hades. Hades DamNation CD included a DVD attached to the first 1,000 copies printed in Europe. Vintage Hades footage is included plus interviews with founding member Dan Lorenzo, vocalist Alan Tecchio, lead guitarists Scott Lepage and Ed Fuhrman.
VESSEL OF LIGHT have two releases on Italy’s Argonauta Records. Dan Lorenzo (Hades and Non-Fiction) and Nathan “Opposition” Jochum played everything on the two releases, Lorenzo handling both guitar and bass and Jochum all vocals and drum duties. VESSEL OF LIGHT played their first show September 28th opening for Life Of Agony in NYC at The Bowery Ballroom. Former Overkill drummer Ron Lipnicki played drums while former Hades bassist Jimmy Schulman played bass. After that show Lorenzo and Jochum decided to recruit Lipnicki and Schulman to join Vessel Of Light permanently for both live and studio performances. The four have started working on tracks that will become the 3rd Vessel Of Light release.
Jochum said, “I was introduced to Jimmy and Ron by Dan. I saw their rehearsal videos that Dan sent me.Then at our first show with Life of Agony they both killed and I knew right away that they were the perfect fit for VOL. I’m grateful to have them as friends and now VOL bandmates!”
Schulman stated, “For me, it was a no-brainer. Dan and I have played in bands together and been buds for over thirty years. Same with Ron for almost twenty. When I heard the Vessel of Light EP and Woodshed I thought it was genius stuff. I was honestly amazed”
Vessel Of Light will perform live for three shows in May including the New England Stoner and Doom Festival in Jewett City, CT.
For more on the band visit their Instagram @VesselOfLightMusic