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Matt Schwarz string quartet parts available - June 12, 2017

You can now purchase parts for Sleepy Hollow guitarist Matt Schwarz's classical string quartet.  A full 20-minute, four-movement piece, with a classical style but with the influences of rock, metal, and European folk music (there's a gypsy-violin melody in the first movement).  There are (computer generated) sound samples of the various movements with the various string parts, so you can get an idea of what it sounds like - not an attempt to break from the classical tradition like much of the "classical" music of the last century, but a classical piece that rocks!

Currently available in performing parts ($2 each), the full score will be up later.  

Matt Schwarz Sheet Music, Music Books & Scores At Sheet Music Plus

Joe Dell's comic It's a Miserable Life to appear in Kildisko fanzine April 17 Issue! link below! - June 2, 2017

Matt Schwarz piano sheet music available - May 29, 2017

You can now purchase sheet music for Sleepy Hollow guitarist Matt Schwarz's classical compositions at Sheet Music Plus. He's put up a couple small piano pieces (a 2-Part invention - in the form of Bach, but with modern musical style, and a 4-part Bach-inspired Fugue) - each for the low price of $2.00!

His string quartet shall be up soon - he's editing the sheet music to compile the movements together so he can keep the price down. 

If there's interest, he's been working on a solo piano version of "Aristotle's Lantern".

HAIL! To England and Steve Goldby of Metal Talk! UK 1st time ever #2 on Sleepy Hollow Band Hits list! - April 26, 2017

Sleepy Hollow Band would like to welcome all the new fans from the UK and sincerely thank Mr. Steve Goldby of Metal Talk Radio. Since Steve has introduced tens of thousands of new metal fans to the Sleepy Hollow Band music in the past few months, the UK hits have been increasing immensely. In the month of April, the UK has hit #2 on the band's web site hits list only behind their home country of the USA. The site gets hits from over 75 different countries monthly and the band loves and appreciates everyone of their fans. But, this is a special thank you to the best Metal DJ in the world; one that brings TRUE metal and all 4 decades of it weekly to millions of listeners.

The links to the live feed and archives of Steve Goldby Metal Talk are in the news section below.

Sleepy Hollow part of the Hail to England Steve Goldy Metal Talk episode featuring Ross the Boss of Man-O-War - April 5, 2017 (live) (archived)


Sleepy Hollow is again humbled and honored by being a part of a ground breaking episode of Metal Talk featuring Steve Goldby. Today's episode, being the Hail to England episode featuring Hall of Heavy Metal 2017 inductee Ross the Boss who is a true Metal warrior and good friends of Soldier and Joe Dell.


Night-Shift Blues was the track played with the backing of Too Late prelude.This was due to the fact Joe Dell played a special Dawk refurb Rickenbacker bass that Joey DeMaio used at an early Man-O-War show and on the Hail to England album.


If you missed the live stream, go back to the archive link!

Sleepy Hollow Band Chuck Berry Tribute (click Metal Talk link for Steve Goldby's phenomenal tribute) - March 22, 2017



As all Sleepy Hollow Band fans know, the very first set Sleepy Hollow Band ever played included Johnny B. Goode by Chuck Berry. Joe Dell has mentioned growing up listening to Chuck on his father's old vinyls and the rest of the band all had some kind of influence, thus a metal band playing the only R&R song ever in their set by Chuck Berry. His influence can be heard in the riff of Armageddon among others. He influenced everyone from The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Elvis, AC/DC, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper, SRV and so on. So, we take this time to pay tribute and respect to the Godfather of R&R guitar.

Sleepy Hollow Band honored by slot on Metal Talk with Steve Goldby - March 7, 2017

Above is the link for the live feed of Metal Talk Radio with Steve Goldby tomorrow 11AM EST. If you miss the live feed you can catch the show later. The link for Metal Talk is in the Links section of our site. Metal Talk is fast becoming the most famous Metal show in the world. Anchoring in the UK where great Metal begun, Steve Goldby brings us through various themes in each show linking 4 decades of great Heavy Metal. We suggest you check out the older shows as well, but, from Steve's mouth, he feels this is his best to date! Get the beer and gourmet ready and crank it up!!!!


new link to Metal Talk archieve

Sleepy Hollow Band featured in Volume 11 (fighting edition)

Steve Goldby of MetalTalk Uk, Joe Dell's favorite metal DJ? - February 20, 2017

Joe Dell, "Yeah, met Steve during N.A.M.M. week over in California. Really kool guy. I mean the dude just draws you in with his persona, and all you want to do is guzzle beer and talk metal with him. He is very knowledgeable and as some people know I had owned well over 1000 metal vinyls. I was shocked when he had told me that he cover Sleepy Hollow around the Goin' Over era. He had been in town to cover The Hall of Heavy Metal History induction...that's where I first met him. At first glance, he just looked the part man! Like if you were making a movie and wanted a guy to play the part of the UK metal head that would see Iron Maiden at the Ruskin....he IS your man! The next day, we hung strong at the Randy Rhoads Remembered show at the Yost...very kind of Kathy and Kelle putting me on the guest list. To be honest, by the end of the night, we were both shit faced! (laughing) So, when I got back to the East Coast, I decided to give his show a listen....I fucking loved it! I mean! I felt 10 years old again! Listening to ALL REAL metal! He alsp brought me up to date with some stuff on his show. I mean, he is true! He links all the classic stuff  from the early days with the 80's ground breaking metal then takes us up to date with only TRUE metal! He is my brother! He know and gets the real metal and hates the poser shit as much as I do! Now I am an avid listener to his show. Good to here is voice man...I mean, even though we just met, I feel like he's an old friend that I hung with since back in the day!....and I bet all his listeners feel that way as well!"

The name of the Hall of Heavy Metal History induction statue? - February 17, 2017

Many people have been asking "What is the name of the induction statue?" as referring to the statue used to induct musicians into the Hall of Heavy Metal History. Joe Dell being the original designer of the statue, we spoke to him. Joe, "Yeah, my buddy Ace from The Beast was asking me that question just the other day. Pat wanted a flying V and I told him that people will think it is was a guitar player award. So, I suggested inverting it through a kick drum. He loved the idea and asked me to make a drawing of it to give to the graphic artist and so forth, so I did. I believe the original drawing is in our photo section. Anyhow, I told Ace, it's called the Kick Axe...he loved it!"

Don Airey at the Hall of Heavy Metal History - February 2, 2017

Joe Dell has stated that meeting his childhood mentor Don Airey was an amazing moment for him. Here is the induction and interview from the Hall. You can hear Joe Dell passionately yell out "you deserve it!" at the 2 minute mark or so. Also, he unintentionally pops out his head around the 8:15 mark...and much like the groundhog did today, Joe saw his shadow!


The Hall of Heavy Metal History through the eyes of Joe Dell - January 24, 2017

We caught up with Joe upon his arrival back in the Tri-State area. We wanted to get a few words from him about the event but didn't want to take much of his time seeing he appeared to be exhausted from the whole fiasco. Joe, can you give us some words on the Hall of heavy Metal History? Joe, "Sure...all I can say is, Hard Core! Everyone there was class. The inductees, the guests, the Media and especially the fans. The place was oversold and several fans we at a loss for a seat, but, God bless 'em! They stood strong. Pat Gesualdo being the master mind behind this all delivered an opening speech that will last through the ages. Eddie Trunk improvised most of the way and gave so many endearing words from the heart about all the inductees. Wendy Dio was a class act and embraced by the crowd during her heart felt words. Next, if I remember correctly was Andy Ziljan who is such a kool guy. There was a very special surprise for the crowd, Kerry King from Slayer made a surprise appearance to induct his good friend Brian Slagel from Metal Blade Records. I may be butchering the actual line up but, I am trying my best to remember. Had little sleep all week. I believe next was Lemmy from Motorhead. I have to say, I REALLY enjoyed Eddie's words on him and again, I am giving a vague description because I want everyone to watch the video without me ruining ANYTHING for them. This night was so amazing, it should be experienced to the fullest. The Scorpions were inducted and Mikkey Dee accepted it on the bands behalf. I believe the Rainbow bar & grill was the next, I think...they deserve it as well for all the iconic bands they brought to us. Here's where it gets a bit dodgy. I think Rudy Sarzo & Frankie Banali were simultaneously next. Rudy who wonderfully threaded all the inductees together and Frankie who like the rest held such humility and appreciation on stage. After was Vinnie Appice who's induction was enjoyable and carried a bit of humor presented by Eddie...I'm not giving it away, watch the video when it is released. Rudy & Frank were brough back to induct Quiet Riot for being the 1st metal band to hit #1 on the Billboard charts. Next was...and probably the most humble and appreciative of the group, Ross "the Boss" Friedman from Man-O-War. The day after he admitted to me outside of his son being born and the USA military putting one of his songs on teh top 5 most requested songs ever, that this was the proudest moment ever for him. Ok, I may wrong about the order, but I do believe Don Airey was next in the queue...and this was special for me, seeing he is the reason I bought my very 1st keyboard at 11 years of age. I had the sincerest pleasure of meeting for the 1st time earlier that day when he was waiting to be interviewed on the Eddie Trunk show. I told him how he and Jon Lord were the only 2 keyboardists that mattered to me. When he was on stage giving a magnificent acceptance speech, he mentioned Jon Lord and looked over to me and smiled. That may have been the greatest moment of my life! You can probably hear someone yell "you deserve it!" while he was at the podium...yeah...that was me! (with a smile ear to ear). Finally, the man who I personally consider the greatest guitarist ever, Randy Rhoads. His siblings Kathy & Kelle Rhoads took the stage and as they spoke of their brother, I don't think there was a dry eye in the house. Pat and I were honored to be on the guest list for the Randy Rhoads remembered show the following evening at the Yost...that's another story for another time. If you never had the pleasure to experience a Randy Rhoads remembered show, GO! Trust me! The bands that night were incredible, Ethan and his band opened and Diamond Lane split the set around the induction ceremony. Next were the Dio Disciples fronted by Tim "Ripper Owens" with an all star line-up. I earlier admitted to Tim that the Glorious Burden epic is my all time favorite piece of music in the new Millennium. They tore through the history of Dio playing classics from his solo years, Black Sabbath and Rainbow. The Ross "The Boss" band gave the hungry crowd a treat by playing a set of Man-O-War staples from the iconic era. Butterside, who happened to be the most laid back band I had ever met, closed the show. Outside of my own mother, Wendy & Kathy are 2 of the sweetest ladies I had every met in my life. Kelle, I could talk to for days on end. EVERYONE back stage were super kool and total class. The media were on par as well, one of which my new brother Steve Goldby from Metal Talk in the UK, actually informed me he cover Sleepy Hollow back in the day. I knew there was something extra special about this event when Jean Beauvoir told me personally that he turned down a gig that night just to be at The Hall. The work Pat put into this can not be easily stated, I will be eternally grateful to him for allowing me to be a part of this momentous occasion where those who are so important to the music are remembered and immortalized."

Happy New Year from Sleepy Hollow Band and the Headless Horseman!!! - January 1, 2017

God bless you all in the new year! Sleepy Hollow Band are hoping to get back in the studio this Spring with some amazing new material to open up their 6 year break due to the injuries of Joe Dell. Keep your eyes and ears open!

Bob Both ressurects his FUNK side! - December 14, 2016



Bob Both had the itch and Molecular Funk was the scratch! Give it a listen boys and girls, a funk masterpiece created at Twain Recording Studios! Where Later (Empty Home) , Legend and the Lazarus Project were created! Bob is most famous for his Engineering and Production of several James Brown masterpieces back in the mid 70's.

Happy Halloween from Sleepy Hollow Band 17 years later! - October 31, 2016

17 years ago today, Sleepy Hollow Band wrote their title track based of the Washington Irving story in the legendary Jam Room at candle light. They embrace the Gothic history of America along with various Sci-Fi and Horror that was created there. The band would like to thank all their fans new and old for their 17 years of support. So, break out your Soundwell EPs and crank it up tonight!

Spectrum Green 20 years old, and still ahead of their time... - October 25, 2016

Spectrum Green, the neo-prog metal band that formed in 1996 has built themselves an underground following through out the years and rightfully so. They were ahead of their time being out of their time. In 1996 Nu metal, grunge & punk were the only music being played with stragglers from the 80's still lurking in the underground. Spectrum Green developed a sound based around the new heavy metal guitar sound and the classic 60's & 70's keyboards. They had what some consider the best written songs of the time. Hidden in here is the diversity that Joe Dell has carried through out his career, the idea that no 2 sounds should sound remotely alike. Unfortunately the band saw its demise in 1999 after recording the Spectrum Green LP  at Iron Bound studios in late 1998. The album saw innovative ideas such as the end of Ready to Kill where they over lapped Mellotron strings on top of heavy guitar and piano. The Medieval break in Sympathy for a Whore was another to bring in Mellotron flute as well as a real Hammond B-3 & harpsichord. Man of a Thousand Faces and Corporate Pig mixed the modern heavy metal guitar with Hammond Organ and 70's poly synths. This whole album is available for a free download in the music section of this site. But, here is the playlist for the legendary 1996 rehearsal tapes found at the end of the Lazarus Project.

Sleepy Hollow Out of the Mist over 50,000 views and thousands of download, Happy Halloween - October 14, 2016

"Why aren't you famous? Why aren't you on the radio?" - October 11, 2016

Joe Dell, "I was asked this by a new fan. She fell in love with the Later (Empty Home) song. She was very complimentary about the song and how she was going through a divorce and how much the words meant to her and how she cries listening to it. It means a lot that my song can help heal someone during a time like that. But, as far as being famous and on the radio. I just told her to request us and she said she will every day down in Philadelphia until we are famous. Which was kool. But, I did tell her, we have sold thousands of vinyl and CD's world wide along with tens of thousands of downloads. We have good write ups in magazines and on web sites. We also have millions of hits on our site since it's incarnation in 1999. We had our lyrics on web sites before the Beatles or Zeppelin. We were here at the infancy of the net. But, for some reason, there is yet to be a label that wants to invest in our music. We always did what we wanted and doing so stand so far off from the mainstream. I mean, nothing sounds like us and we sound like nothing before or after. I guess we are here for the music lovers that are looking for something ambitious and different. Every one of our songs stand alone from the other, which is a big no no in the industry in our time. Oh Well..."

Sleepy Hollow Band is the American Gothic Folk band perfect for Halloween and this time of year - October 7, 2016

Sleepy Hollow Band looking for new label to back brand new material - September 14, 2016

Sleepy Hollow Band is looking for a label to back their new project that has been building since the recording of the Legend album. The band has half an album written of what they consider to be their best music to date. They want to work on more production on their vocals and layering as well. Here is Joe Dell to explain. "Well, we kinda did a little over biting on Legend. Musically it is probably the most ambitious album ever released, I mean that stuff was f#cking hard to learn and play, especially Sorrow's Might, Aristotle's Lantern and The Wanderer. Bob had a hell of a job mixing a lot of the music too. He said it was his most challenging to date. I mean the battle sequence in Soldier's Lament took him 3 1/2 hours to mix. Now we want to go in and do a normal 40 minute album. Half the music is written. We just want a caring label to back us, I think we have something legendary to offer." Joe Dell

Sleepy Hollow Spectrum Green glow in the dark vinyl 45 available on ebay limited 100 #'d - August 11, 2016

Too Late for the Sleepers (hidden track on Goin' Over) - August 8, 2016

The legendary Jethro Tull Passion Play 1973 MSG show from Goin Over by Joe Dell - August 2, 2016



Here is some footage from the 1973 Jethro Tull Passion Play show from Madison Square Garden that was described in detail by Roy Bernes from the Goin' Over book written by Joe Dell, 3rd edit released last month!

Joe Dell rockin' at Dio Evil or Devine recording NYC 2002! - June 14, 2016

Here, if you go to the 48 second mark, you will see our Joe Dell rocking out to Man on the Silver Mountain. Joe Dell along with Mole and Soldier attended the show which was being recorded in New York City back in 2002 for the CD & DVD release titled Evil and Divine. The 3 were involved with the recording and mixing of tracks for the Sleepy Hollow Band album Goin' Over which was later released as a book/CD set. Joe stated that this show and Dio was the reason his vocals on Seedy Sales had changed drastically. The original version of the vocals were never released or ever heard outside of the band and engineers. If you watch the DVD Evil or Divine you can see Joe Dell throughout with Soldier occasionally along with playing alittle game of spot the Mole.

Concert for 2 in Central Park - June 13, 2016

Yesterday Joe Dell and his wife Laura spent the day in NYC at the MET and in Central Park where Joe had discovered a piano, pretty much in tune. Joe had a seat and performed for passer bys and such. He made friends with 2 people in particular. Joe, "I love NYC and the people in it. Needed a day out. Met our new friends Cindi & Jeff, the latter who worked for Circus magazine back in the day which was one of my faves. They were very kool and are one of the first to hear the music planned for the 5th Sleepy Hollow Band release. I hope that piano is well taken care of, ya know, we keyboardist can't just pack OUR instrument and throw it over our shoulders."

The budgets - April 27, 2016

Sleepy Hollow have funded all 4 releases, which left them open to their creative freedom. All four releases were innovative, ground breaking and original sounding. Very non formulaic unlike the rest of the hard rock, metal & prog scene of their day. They wish to continue to release music that comes from the mind and soul and not doing what is expected.

Here is the budgets for their releases

Sleepy Hollow EP: $5000

Goin' Over: $13,000

The Lazarus Project: $3000

Legend: $27,000

The band is hoping to get in the studio soon for their 5th release, The line-up has not yet been established, but, Joe Dell & Matt Schwarz will be involved, Dan Castiel has been rumored to be involved. No word on the drummer.

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