For Immediate Release
March 13, 2015
TESTAMENT’s CHUCK BILLY Launches “THE CHIEF” Herbal Vaporizer Signature Series with Lord Vaper Pens
Friday the 13th or not… today is your LUCKY DAY!
FIRST 1,000 ORDERS ARE NUMBERED & AUTOGRAPHED BY CHUCK BILLY
Order Your CHUCK BILLY Signature Vape Pen Now @ www.LordVaperPens.com
All Orders Come with a Free Custom Tote Bag Feat. the Limited “Native Blood” Design
Unlike Any Other Pen on the Market – Featuring New, Unique Upgraded Temperature Technology (Non-Combustion) Based on Direct Fan Feedback
In a time where most herbal smoking products and accessories are marketed heavily towards urban and hip-hop audiences, hard rockers and metalheads alike have been left clamoring for a brand and manufacturer to step up to the plate and offer them accessories that they can truly call their own. As of today, those calls have been answered by none other than heavy metal legend andTESTAMENT vocalist Chuck Billy, in partnership with San Francisco Bay Area-based Lord Vaper Pens.
Lord Vaper Pens is pleased to announce the exclusive release of their brand new, high-temperature-yielding Chuck Billy Signature Herbal Vaporizer pen, “The Chief” – available for purchase beginning today via www.LordVaperPens.com (free shipping!!). Those who act early will truly receive special treatment: the first 1,000 buyers of “The Chief” will not only receive an individually numbered vape pen, but each pen will also be autographed by Chuck Billy himself!In addition, ALL pens will arrive with a free custom tote bag and all-inclusive pen kit featuring the signature “The Chief” limited edition Native Blood style and graphic, which also appears on the pen itself (see above).
Get this valuable and ripper piece of technology now and vape like “The Chief” Chuck Billy does!
WATCH the Official “The Chief” Commercial featuring Chuck Billy Here:
“The Chief” Herbal Vaporizer pen is easy to use – no coils, no trays or bowls to lose – in addition to being extremely effective and less expensive than other premium vaporizers. “The Chief” is ready to use in just 60 seconds and features three temperature settings (non-combustion) – Low: 365F, Medium: 400F, and High: 430F. One of the particularly anticipated features of “The Chief” is the uniquely high temperature settings – a feature that was created based on Lord Vaper Pens user feedback. All settings have been supercharged – the lowest setting has been increased to produce more vapor, but if users want more cloud, they can utilize the higher settings.
“I’m very excited to release “The Chief” herbal vaporizer from Lord Vaper Pens – we’ve been discussing the potential release of this product for quite some time and I’m glad to say it’s now a reality,” states “The Chief” signature series namesake Chuck Billy. “We’ve actually modified “The Chief” by turning up the temperature settings higher than what this style of vaporizer typically features. We’ve learned that these new settings are a desirable feature based on feedback fromLord Vaper Pens users. As someone who is in the business of giving music fans what they want – I feel it is important to translate that passion into this venture by listening closely to the consumer.”
Lord Vaper Pens CEO Adam Black adds, “Joining forces to collaborate on a product with Chuck is an honor for me, as I’ve been a long-time friend of his and a fan of TESTAMENT. They carry the torch, staying true to their thrash metal style and Chuck is a real Native American warrior, being a cancer survivor and all. He did sweat lodge rituals for treatment… I mean, how fucking dope is that? “The Chief” Herbal Vaporizer is a tribute to all those fighting the good fight out there.”
Chuck Billy and Lord Vaper Pens CEO Adam Black have been good friends for many years. In addition to being a lifelong metalhead and musician, Adam Black is an internet business entrepreneur with his hands in all things “tech”, making his involvement in the vaporizer industry a natural progression for him. Based on Chuck Billy’s mutual interest in the vaporizer industry, Adam and Chuck teamed up to start Lord Vaper Pens in thrash metal’s hometown of San Francisco, CA. What better place could there be to combine the heavy metal and vaporizer industries!
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Via High Times: Next week, Chuck Billy—the lead singer of heavy metal icons Testament—is releasing his very own signature series vaporizer called The Chief! But as of 4:20 pm ET today, in an exclusive deal offered only through hightimes.com, you can get yours early at a 6.66% discount by using the code HIGHTIMES13. This offer is good for the next 48 hours only, and expires at 4:20 pm ET on Saturday March 14—so get yours now!
To order your Chief vaporizer, go to LordVaperPens.com and enter code HIGHTIMES13.
The ‘Dark Roots of Thrash II’ tour kicks off in San Francisco on April 1st! Do you have your tickets?!?!
***VIP Packages are only available up to 2 weeks before a show date***
Get ’em while you can at Slotix: http://bit.ly/1wU82ye
Meet Testament and Exodus via a combined VIP Meet & Greet Experience package – available for the first time during this tour via www.slotix.com. The combined VIP experience includes:
· One Premium Reserved ticket or One General Admission ticket
· A Meet & Greet with select members of TESTAMENT and EXODUS
· Individual & Group Photo opportunities with select members of TESTAMENT and EXODUS
· Exclusive TESTAMENT/EXODUS poster
· Collectible TESTAMENT/EXODUS commemorative laminate
· On-site check-in staff
Testament Announce “Dark Roots of Thrash II” Tour, Coming April 2015 w/ Exodus + Shattered Sun; Testament to perform exclusive new set list, including The Legacy & The New Order in their entirety + select Practice What You Preach lp cuts!
04/01/15 Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
04/02/15 House Of Blues – Hollywood, CA
04/03/15 Livewire – Scottsdale, AZ
04/04/15 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
04/06/15 Aztec Theater – San Antonio, TX
04/07/15 House Of Blues – Houston, TX
04/08/15 House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
04/10/15 Pop’s – Sauget, IL
04/11/15 Mojoes – Joliet, IL
04/12/15 Harpo’s – Detroit, MI
04/13/15 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
04/15/15 Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON – CANADA
04/16/15 Rapids Theatre – Niagara Falls, NY
04/17/15 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
04/18/15 The Palladium – Worcester, MA, New England Metal & Hardcore Festival
04/19/15 The Paramount – Huntington, NY
04/21/15 Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY
04/22/15 Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN
04/23/15 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
04/24/15 The International – Knoxville, TN
04/26/15 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
04/28/15 The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
04/29/15 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
04/30/15 Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
05/02/15 Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH
For Immediate Release
February 25, 2014
Introducing Breaking Bands LLC: Renowned Industry Veterans Join Forces in New Management Venture
Uniting the Expertise of Adrenaline PR CEO Maria Ferrero, MegaForce Records and Crazed Management Founders Jon and Marsha Zazula, and TESTAMENT Vocalist Chuck Billy
Breaking Bands LLC may be a new name on the management block, but is made up of renowned industry veterans— making the experience anything but new.
Founded by the powerhouse team of Adrenaline PR CEO Maria Ferrero, former MegaForce Records and Crazed Management owners Jon and Marsha Zazula, and Testament vocalist and co-manager Chuck Billy— these individuals have joined forces to merge their experience and bring some new, unknown bands to the forefront, as well as develop and guide the continuing careers of some of today’s most well-established artists. Combined, Chuck, Maria, Jon, and Marsha bring decades of experience to the table, from their individual beginnings at the very introduction of the heavy metal genre in the 1980’s.
Breaking Bands LLC is currently representing legendary Bay Area thrash metal band Exodus, as well as Texas heavy metal newcomers Shattered Sun and California alt pop artist Forrest Day. Breaking Bands LLC is presently accepting new submissions for prospective management clients.
To truly understand the prowess of Breaking Bands LLC, one needs to know the eminent status of the parties involved.
Chuck Billy is best known as the accomplished lead singer of legendary Billboard-charting thrash metal band Testament, one of the five original thrash metal bands to exist in the world. Testament has sold millions of albums worldwide, and boast a total of eleven studio albums, four live albums, five compilation albums, and six singles altogether. Their most recent album, Dark Roots of Earth, reached number 12 on the Billboard Top 200 charts. In 2010, Chuck Billy was recognized in the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian exhibit “Up Where We Belong: Native Musicians in Popular Culture”, which was on display through January 2, 2011.
“After being friends and doing business for almost 30 years, we all decided that it was time to create a team that has lived and breathed the music business with all its ups and downs, adds Chuck Billy. “I feel that with all the knowledge that we’ve gained, it would be nice to work with bands and help improve and guide them in the right direction to a long and successful career. I feel this is a natural progression in my life along with focusing on my band Testament for 28+ years.”
Maria Ferrero began at MegaForce Records and Crazed Management in 1982 as the label’s first publicist and A&R representative, eventually working at labels TVT, E-magine Entertainment, and Metropolis Records, before founding her own successful boutique PR, branding, and marketing firm, Adrenaline PR. Maria Ferrero and her publicity team have represented an array of projects such as the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, Motörhead, Anthrax, Lamb of God, Five Finger Death Punch, Testament, Dethklok, Hank3, KMFDM, Tech N9ne, Machine Head, ETID, Miss May I, Louder Than Hell (book), Repo The Genetic Opera (film) and many more.
“Making a difference on the projects we are working is what it’s all about for me, personally. I would not want to take on this business venture with anyone else. I trust my partners. We’re proven,” states Maria Ferrero.
Jon and Marsha Zazula founded MegaForce Records in 1982, first signing Metallica, and then going on to sign Anthrax, Testament, Overkill and more of the era’s biggest and best bands. They also founded Crazed Management in 1982 and managed Anthrax for the first 11 years of their career, Metallica for two years, Ministry, and TAD, among others.
“Between all of us, there is over 100 years of experience and 30 years of mutual trust and respect,” states Jon Zazula. “It is a great feeling for Marsha and I to work alongside with Chuck and Maria. It feels like the dream team.”
Stay tuned for more great things coming from Breaking Bands LLC soon! To learn more about Breaking Bands LLC, visit www.breakingbandsllc.com.