ASHBURY added to the Psycho Las Vegas bill!

Psycho Las Vegas Festival

ASHBURY have now been added to the Psycho Las Vegas festival bill along with Truth and Janey! Come check out both bands! More information can be found on the Psycho Las Vegas facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/psychoLasVegas/

ASHBURY at Metalheads Open Air 2016

ASHBURY will head back to Germany following their Ragnarokkr festival performance for an appearance co-headlining with Manilla Road at the Metalheads Open Air 2016 festival in Oberndorf, Germany on May 13, 2016. Other groups on the bill include Witchburner, Air Raid, Dust Bolt, Evil Invaders and more!

Ashbury Metal Heads Open Air 2016

ASHBURY at Ragnarokkr 2016

ASHBURY, back by popular demand, will perform again at the annual Ragnarokkr heavy metal festival in Chicago. It is a two day festival May 6-7, 2016 at Reggies Rock Club just south of downtown Chicago also featuring bands like Jag Panzer, Tygers of Pan Tang, Scanner, Medieval Steel, Satan’s Host, Ignitor and many more.

Ashbury Ragnarokkr 2016

ASHBURY interview in Iron Fist magazine!

ASHBURY have a multi-page feature in the great Iron Fist magazine from the UK. Hunt one down, I found my copy at Barnes & Nobles.

Iron First - Ashbury

ASHBURY to play Frost and Fire Festival!

frostandfirefestivalThe ASHBURY phenomenon just keeps picking up steam. Yet another festival appearance to add to their resume, after successfully appearing at Ragnarrokr (Chicago), Up The Hammers (Greece), Keep It True (Germany), Hammer of Doom (Germany) and Muskelrock (Sweden) they are off to California in two weeks to appear at Frost and Fire Festival alongside Manilla Road. Here are the festival details as pulled from their site:

Frost and Fire traditional heavy metal festival 10/17/15 @ Bombay – 143 S. California St. – Ventura, CA. Event is 21+over.
Doors at 4:30pm
Early bird Presale tickets only $15.00!!!!!!!!!!!!
(additional $2.00 service charge will be applied)
Tickets available at www.frostandfirefest.com

Featuring…

Manilla Road (exclusive southern California appearance)
Ashbury (USA)(performing their classic album “Endless Skies”)
Night Demon
Visigoth
Savage Master
BAT
Steel Prophet (featuring Neil Turbin)
Gygax
Helion Prime
Wolfcross

Finally we have a true heavy metal festival on the West Coast! On 10/17/15, classic heavy metal descends on Southern California! This is a single-day fest featuring some classic bands from the genre, as well as some current heavyweights carrying the torch in the modern era. We have decided to throw this thing in a small venue, using two stages and also making it the most affordable festival of its kind, by far! Our goal is to accommodate the fans from around the globe and make it as easy as possible on their wallets. We know the fans deserve this, as we are lifelong fans, ourselves. For all of you who have ever been looking for an excuse to come to sunny Southern California, this is your opportunity! The venue (Bombay) is within walking distance of hotels, restaurants, and bars, and is only two blocks from the beautiful Pacific Ocean! Grab these tickets while you can and join us in this celebration of Frost and Fire!

Ashbury – Endless Skies LP (ROCK055-V-1)

Ashbury - Endless Skies LPAshbury – Endless Skies LP. Vinyl reissue of classic early 80s hard rock private press record from Arizona! A real gem for fans of classic hard rock like Jethro Tull and even 70s metal heads into such obscurities as Legend (From the Fjords) or southern rockers into groups like The Outlaws. Hypnotic vocal hooks and a mystical atmosphere mixing acoustic and electric guitars lures you right into this group’s unique hard rock sound. It’s amazing how such talent can slip right under the radar. These guys were buried treasure waiting to be unearthed when we made contact over 5 years ago and re-released their masterpiece “Endless Skies” on compact disc. Since that time, they have played Ragnarok festival in Chicago with great success and set off to Europe for two more festival shows! Here we bring you a near exact vinyl reissue of the legendary 1983 debut album that collectors scramble for, brilliantly re-mastered and including an informative lyric insert and color poster.

Track Listing:

  1. The Warning
  2. Take Your Love Away
  3. Twilight
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  5. Madman
  6. Hard Fight
  7. No Mourning
  8. Mystery Man
  9. Endless Skies

“Hard rock ripper with progressive edge; been compared to Black Sabbath and Bill Nelson” – The Acid Archives  (I think they mean a cross between the two)

“Some people are just good at certain things, just rule at something. Tom Brady at playing quarterback in the NFL, for instance. Sidney Crosby in hockey, as an example. Dennis Bergeron at coming up with amazing obscure hard rock. I mean, let’s face it, here’s a guy who (along with his late partner, Phil Baker) turned me onto: Winterhawk, Slauter Xstroyes, Full Moon, Sorcery, Manilla Road’s “Dreams Of Eschaton,” do I need to go on? Well, Dennis has done it again, this time hitting me right between the eyes with a little album that came out of Oklahoma in 1983. Now I’ve heard that the wind goes sweeping down the plain in Oklahoma, but the guitars must have too, and a couple guys named Randy & Rob Davis must’ve been standing there, waiting to catch ’em. They did and then they started to play like madmen (well, there’s a song on the album called “Madman,” so…) and came up with this absolute beaut of a record. There is really very little I can say about how good this damn thing is, from beginning to end. The songs are so good, the playing (Randy Davis – lead guitar) & singing (Rob Davis) so spectacular that you’re going back & hitting “repeat” to hear every single track again. So what does ASHBURY actually sound like? The best description I can think of is The Moody Blues songs & vocal melodies crossed with the hard rock riffs & leads of Full Moon (or for the obscure-challenged, Ritchie Blackmore, maybe). From the opening of “The Warning” through scorched-in-your-brain hook-laden jewels like “Twilight” & “Vengeance,” this album stands up with anything from the ’70’s, including all the big boys. You then finish up with the 7+ minute epic title cut and your face-to-face with an opus that finds it’s equal in Full Moon’s “Winter City” & Winterhawk’s “Period Of Change.” This is the real deal, kids, & it’s only a shame that ASHBURY never did a follow-up. Essential for any ’70’s hard rock fanatic!” – Chaos Realm