ROBBY THOMAS WALSH (PERPENDICULAR): “We Had To Give Him [IAN PAICE] Stuff That He Would Like And Want To Play”

Perpendicular featuring Ian Paice of Deep Purple

If you were looking for the world’s best Deep Purple tribute band, you’d have to see Perpendicular. Especially since their drummer is none other than Ian Paice of Deep Purple legend! What you’d find is a band that plays the songs their own way, and also has some great originals. Metal Express Radio’s Bryce Van Patten had a chat with front man Robby Thomas Walsh of Perpendicular, where the topics included how Robby started the band, how Ian Paice came into the picture, their new album Human Mechanic, and a whole lot more!

Check out their newest lyric video of the title track from Human Mechanic.


  • Bryce Van Patten

    Bryce is an audio engineer and a graphic designer here at Metal Express Radio. From the day he purchased his first album (Machine Head by Deep Purple), he has had a passion for heavy music, which has influenced his whole life. Bryce is from the great Pacific Northwest in USA, and has played in metal bands like Babylon, Holy Terror, The Wild Dogs, Warhead and Egypt through the 80s. He had his first interview for the Portland, Oregon publication The Rock Rag with guitarist Paul Gilbert in his Racer X days. Then he was honored to get to have drinks, and talk for an hour with the legendary Dan McCafferty of Nazareth for his second interview. In 2013, he spent an amazing hour talking to Andi Deris of Helloween, which was the high point of his heavy metal journalism.   In the year 2001, he formed Man in Black Music Publishing. They released recordings by several local bands, and in the spirit of the old Metal Massacre compilations, he created a 2-album series called The Defenders of Metal. The albums featured classic styled Metal bands from all around the world, with bands from Australia to England, and from Argentina to Russia. Currently, he is the producer/creator/vocalist of the Metal band The Black Tuesdays.

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