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Satan's Playground

by Black Widow

US Power Metal band with female front combining traditional European Metal with raw, untamed Power
Genre: Metal/Punk: Power Metal
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Black Sunshine
6:34 $0.99
2. Silent Scream
5:54 $0.99
3. Ends of the Earth
5:03 $0.99
4. BlackJack
5:22 $0.99
5. Now It's Over
2:53 $0.99
6. Satan's Playground
7:57 $0.99
7. Brain Damage
5:07 $0.99
8. Winds of Fire
6:04 $0.99
9. You're Guilty
4:29 $0.99
10. The Unknown
4:06 $0.99
11. Night Chills
5:15 $0.99
12. Heavy Metal Warrior
7:08 $0.99
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Black Widow Bio

Black Widow was formed in 1997 by Tommy (drums), Neal Vaught (bass), Johnny (guitar) and Cat (vocals). Their intention was to perform at local venues as an 80's traditional metal cover band, doing Judas Priest, AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Dio, etc. With the addition of their own powerful originals, their local success led them to several high-profile gigs, opening for such bands as Saxon, Ratt, Slaughter, Jackyl, Udo, Quiet Riot, Great White, and Y&T.
After several bass lineups, including Michael Francis, Tom Davis, and Barry Novisel; Dean finally became the fourth set of legs needed to move the metal spider known as "Black Widow."
In 1999, they were selected from thousands of entries to participate in a national/international CD project from Versailles Records. Their contribution, Dokken's "When Heaven Comes Down," can be heard on "The Second Coming: A Millennium Tribute to Hard Rock/Heavy Metal of the 80's." The CD is still in distribution and sound bites can be heard on Martin Popoff wrote: "Swear to Roth, this is the first Dokken cover ever to grace my tunes-addled ears. Black Widow adds a compressed, dense rumble to "When Heaven Comes Down," one of those essential, almost haughty Dokken riffsters from the golden Lynch-shredded era of the band."
Tommy Azzinaro, drummer, has been in bands in the Washington, D.C. - Baltimore area of Maryland, USA since the heyday of the 80's. His vintage Rogers double-kick kit can handle the attack with which he performs. His style is fashioned after John Bonham and Tommy Aldridge, with additional influences from newer players, such as Jimmy DeGrasso of Megadeth and Klaus Sperling of Primal Fear. Tommy believes in only two kinds of music - Heavy and Metal . . .
Dean Meredith, bassist, has performed in the Maryland - Virginia area in Southern Rock and Speed Metal bands (what a combo!?!?). His intensity on bass is the compliment to Tommy's driving rhythms and Johnny's shredding guitar . . .
John Anthony, "Johnny,"guitarist and pianist, is the major writing force for Black Widow. He "cut his teeth" in the fiercely competitive 80's Los Angeles, California, USA music scene. His former band, "Sinister," achieved popular status in the West Coast. A move to Baltimore, Maryland, in the mid-90s, led to the formation of Black Widow. His passion for music is recognized by the power and energy he displays in his performances. His shredding guitars (B.C.Rich and Jackson) give Black Widow their sound and driving strength . . .
"Cat"combines the melody and fire that ignite the blazing vocals of Black Widow. Also playing in the MD-DC-VA area for many years, her first band (the name is so horrible, she can't even mention it!) was in Omaha, Nebraska, USA! A multi-octave range enables her to give justice to the music of her heart. Her lyrical contributions pay homage to Johnny, Tommy and Dean's musical compositions. Cat's seductive performance will entice you to "come out and play" . . .

In March of 2003, Black Widow recorded their debut CD, "Satan's Playground". It reflects their European metal influences as well as their own American-made power tunes . . . They invite you to enter their web . . .
The rest will be history . . .



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Lawless to Widow....

I love them!!!
The band is great!! I saw them opening up for WASP @ Jaxx and I loved there music!!! Plus... Crushin' on Johnny!! So I had to get there cd, rocks as much as they do!


Heavy, creative, & excellent
Such variety & power. A rare find in today's music world! Don't miss this CD! BUY IT!


it is kickass metal
i think this band is going to be around for years to come they are all very into what they do ...........the singer cat is very strong as well as out going just as the rest of the band and on top of that they realy love there fans and show all the time ......................................i know i got a tattoo for them

keep rockin

Chuck Disse

I was in Black Widow in 80's in richmond it same band
phillip von voorhees,chuck Disse,david wright,joel benson,
were the players in the Black Widow in the 80's in rich.
Va.the band was never signed to a record deal but songs
were reviewed by andy janis record promoter for Foghat,
cinderella,carly simon,etc...The Chuck Disse project.
C.D. on sale in tower records has Black Widows vocalist
from the 80's in richmond. VA.

Toine van Poorten/Metal Maidens magazine

You cannot escape the claws of this mighty new heavy metal monster from Maryland
Does anybody still remember a band called ICRI’S WITCH? Well, a few people probably will, and they will also cherish some good memories about their album “In For The Kill”. BLACK WIDOW reminds me a lot of this band, because the voice of singer Cat shows a lot of resemblance with good old Stacey Adler on that album. Musically, both bands lean into the same direction. Heavy metal, with a certain old good spirit, that you just can’t deny. This debut album is a must for every devoted old school metalhead, that is into bands like Y&T, SAXON, GREAT WHITE, DOKKEN and DIO. The four spiders on this very promising debut album are Dean Meredith on bass, Tommy Azzinaro on drums, John Anthony on guitar and piano and Cat on vocals. For example just listen to the thundering drums in “The Unknown”. You won’t hear this on any other so called ‘heavy metal album’ nowadays anymore. This band however still produces these pure heavy metal riffs, that I want to hear so badly. BLACK WIDOW also knows that they should reward the old school metal fans with value for their money. Twelve great songs with a running time of about sixty-five minutes will get you strangled in the web of this venomenous spider. When you’ve finally worked yourself out of their web, you’ll find out soon that you’ve landed on “Satan’s Playground”. In other words, you cannot escape the claws of this mighty new heavy metal monster from Baltimore, Maryland. Spiders have always been my biggest nightmare, but I am willing to sacrifice myself and get in touch with the band to find out everything there’s to know about Cat and her BLACK WIDOWS. Highlight on this album is definitely the last song “Heavy Metal Warrior”, that can easily become a real heavy metal anthem in all the clubs of the Maryland area and far beyond that, too!! It won’t come as a big surprise, that I rate this CD with the full score.


Kick ass CD!
Dudes, if you don't get into this, you are so not into metal! I totally dig "Heavy Metal Warrior" and "You're Guilty". But I have to do a major shout out for "Night Chills". That chick singing ROCKS!!! It's about time that women finally do some real metal! If you don't check out this CD, well, you're obviously too old, too skippy or just extremely brain-dead!!!! Or should I say, "Brain Damage"'d!! Black Widow kicks ass!!

lisa s.

a long way from the fish bowl
awesome, kick ass songs. i love it....heavy metal and this band rules.

headbanger stephanie

rocks the house down. killer vocals and drums....
great band, great crunching this c.d .it rocks..


Totally kick major ass!
It's too bad that the stars cant go past 5! I saw these guys live and I had to get their cd. I love their stage performance and the music it's self! I like the chorus to "Black Jack" and "Satan's Playground" - I sing along with Cat everytime I hear them. "Now it's over" is just amazing! "Ends of the Earth", "Black Sunshine", "You're Guilty" ... what the hell, All of them ROCK! Cat and co. are so great to their fans... I intially went to see WASP at Jaxx and I defently got more than my moneys worth with BWUSA being there too! I'll drive 1000+ miles again just to see Black Widow again! They rock and I love 'em all!