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Wednesday, December 07 2011 00:00

HOLY GRAIL - SEASONS BLEEDINGS (7" Review)

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HG-Xmas-webReleased this week as a 7" vinyl single limited to just 500 pieces - a festive pressing of 250 green and 250 red - SEASONS BLEEDINGS finds San Diego's HOLY GRAIL crash-landing their sleigh right here.

While they can't top the majesty of the original releases, HOLY GRAIL put their spin on the KING DIAMOND ripper No Presents for Christmas for the A-side, with RAINBOW's Kill the King on the B-side. For 8.6 minutes, the band pays tribute to a couple of classics while spreading holiday cheer to demons far and wide.

The 7" release is certainly a curious collectible and future oddity that you may want to snag direct from the band's webstore. For those of the digital inclination, a four-track iTunes edition includes a pair of covers (of JUDAS PRIEST and ACCEPT) that were originally included on the band's out-of-print (OOP) debut EP.

Rating: 3.5/5 Stars

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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