Matthew H Schwarz - aka Sleepy Hollow guitarist "The Mole" - is presenting a concert of his classical works, many of which had origins as heavy metal or progressive rock riffs!  Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 2 PM eastern standard time, in the Leshowitz Recital Hall, Chapin Hall, corner of College Ave and Normal Ave., Montclair Campus, Montclair, NJ (park in the nearby Red Hawk Deck).  The concert will be livestreamed:

 The opening work will be a string quartet inspired by Iron Maiden and prog-rock time-signatures:

January 27, 2023

Metal  Hall of Fame All Stars pre-release order



First ever Metal Hall of Fame All Stars CD and bonus DVD. 

The Metal Hall of Fame All Stars CD includes appearances by Tim “Ripper” Owens (ex-Judas Priest, Yngwie Malmsteem, Iced Earth), Mike Orlando (Adrenaline Mob), Tony MacAlpine, Bob Daisley (Ozzy Osbourne, Rainbow, Uriah Heep), Derek Sherinian (ex-Dream Theater, Alice Cooper), Chris Impellitteri, Michael Romeo (Symphony X), Bruce Kulick (ex-KISS), Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne), Chris Poland (ex-Megadeth), Geoff Tate (ex-Queensryche), Steve Vai, and Joe Satriani. 

As a bonus you also get the The Metal Hall of Fame DVD which includes the 2021 inductions of Triumph, Stryper, Marty Friedman, former KISS members, Eric Carr and Bruce Kulick, former Iron Maiden singer Blaze Bayley, with inductions by Paul Stanley (KISS), Dee Snyder (Twisted Sister), Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Frank DiMino (Angel), and many others. Also included are the 5th anniversary highlights including past inductions of Metallica, Anthrax, Randy Rhoads, Ronnie James Dio, Bill Ward (Black Sabbath) and much more! 

This CD/DVD layout includes a 12-page booklet designed by famed artist Ioannis (Deep Purple, Blue Oyster Cult, Dream Theater, etc…) and comes in two Limited Edition (only 100 of each) Box Sets which includes assorted Metal Hall of Fame postcards, key chain, and t-shirt. Metal Hall of Fame CEO Pat Gesualdo had this to say about it, “"It's a great honor to join with Deko Entertainment to release the Metal Hall of Fame All Stars CD/DVD.," says Pat Gesualdo, Metal Hall of Fame President/CEO. “All the musicians worked hard on this compilation to bring some exciting new hard rock and metal music to the fans!”” 

The 2023 induction ceremony is being held January 26th at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, CA with the induction of Twisted Sister, Raven, Lou Gramm, and Chris Impellitteri. Tickets are 35.00 Advance / 45.00 at the Door. 

Pick up the, Metal Hall of Fame All Stars, and special limited bundles via: 



Vocals: Tim "Ripper" Owens 

Guitars: Mike Orlando 

Keyboards: Joe Dell 

Drums: Pat Gesualdo 


Vocals: Mike Tirelli 

Guitars: Tony MacAlpine 

Bass: Bob Daisley 

Keyboards: Derek Sherinian 

Drums: Pat Gesualdo 



Guitars: Michael Romeo 

Guitars: Chris Impellitteri 

Drums: Pat Gesualdo 


Vocals: Chandler Mogel 

Guitars: Bruce Kulick 

Bass: Rudy Sarzo 

Drums: Pat Gesualdo 



Guitars: Michael Romeo 

Drums: Pat Gesualdo 


Guitars: Chris Poland 

Drums: Pat Gesualdo 



Guitars: Michael Romeo 

Drums: Pat Gesualdo 


Vocals: Geoff Tate 

Guitars: Steve Vai 

Guitars: Joe Satriani 

Guitars: Chris Poland 

Drums: Pat Gesualdo 


2021 Induction Ceremony 

5th Anniversary Highlights 

Frankie Banali Tribute 

All Star Jam

November 30, 2022

Joe Dell makes appearance in video for Angry Corpse Kill the Bully

Joe Dell makes a cameo in the Kill the Bully video just released by old friend Tim McMurtrie. Tim is famous for his work on the 1st M.O.D. album. Joe, "Yeah, I know Tim since the 80's, really kool dude, solid. Dom Braico told me about the video shoot and said I should come up. All the old crew was there. Great seeing the faces. Tim, I haven't seen in ages. Classic Tim getting the crew together. The song is kick ass! If you love old thrash/hard core crossover. Get this song!"

November 29, 2022

Apocalypse makes world debut on Hair Nation hosted by Eddie Trunk

Apocalypse, the new song written by Pat Gesualdo for the upcoming Metal Hall of Fame All Stars box set debuted on Eddie Trunk's radio show on Hair Nation Sirius XM. The song features Joe Dell on synth and Pipe Organ along with Tim "Ripper" Owens on vocals, Mike Orlando on guitar and Pat Gesualdo on the drums. The upcoming box set that is set to be released in time for Christmas with feature a full CD of brand new music and DVD with highlight of the past 5 years of the Metal Hall of Fame gala along with a shirt, keychain and other collectibles. The project in whole contains member of and full bands including Metallica, Black Sabbath, Ozzy, Dio, Deep Purple, Alice Cooper, Scorpions, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Queensryche and Kiss to name a few. Truly a must for metal fans!

October 28, 2022

Apocalypse by the Metal Hall of Fame All Stars officially released

The long awaited masterpiece has now been officially released. Featuring Tim "Ripper" Owens  of Judas Priest and Iced Earth fame laying down his most amazing vocals to date. Mike Orlando who worked with Adrenalin Mob and Zakk Wilde (Ozzy) has you waiting for his flaming guitar lead. Along with Pat Gesualdo presenting some of the best drum work in the 21st century with speed and finesse. Joe Dell adds the powerful synth and spine crushing pipe organ that lifts the track to the next level. Distributed by Deko of Warner Bros. Records, you can stream and download this soon to be classic now!

Officially released

October 19, 2022

Judas Priest, Ozzy, D.A.D. Program and Sleepy Hollow Band connected?





Clifton, NJ (October 18, 2022) – The Metal Hall of Fame today announced the upcoming release from the "Metal Hall of Fame All-Stars," a collaboration of Iconic musicians joining together to support the Metal Hall of Fame's mission of preserving Hard Rock and Heavy Metal music for future generations. 

"Attack of The Witch" and "Apocalypse," Are two brand new songs from the upcoming Metal Hall of Fame All Stars CD/DVD Box Set. They will be available October 28, 2022, on all streaming platforms worldwide, via ADA/Warner Music Group. 



Attack of The Witch," features Bob Daisley (Ozzy Osbourne, Rainbow, Yngwie Malmsteen), Guitarist Tony MacAlpine (Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan), Studio/Touring Drummer Pat Gesualdo, Mike Tirelli, (Riot, Holy Mother), and Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Kiss). 

"Apocalypse" features Tim "Ripper" Owens (Iced Earth, Judas Priest), Mike Orlando (Adrenaline Mob, Zakk Wylde), Joe Dell (Sleepy Hollow), and Studio/Touring Drummer Pat Gesualdo. 

The Metal Hall of Fame All Stars CD/DVD Box Set will be available November 2022.  It is complete with bonus tracks and a retrospective DVD, which features the Iconic Metal Hall of Fame Inductees and performances from the Annual Metal Hall of Fame Celebrity Gala. 

"We are excited to bring some great new songs to Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Fans everywhere with the Metal Hall of Fame All Stars CD!! " says Metal Hall of Fame President/CEO Pat Gesualdo. "All the musicians wanted to bring the fans a variation of songs in the true Hard Rock and Metal tradition!! They think the fans will enjoy them as much as they did recording them!! 

“At Deko, we like to combine artists in big cooperative projects," says Bruce Pucciarello, Deko President. "When Pat came to us with this powerful blend from the best musicians in the genre, it made perfect sense for Deko to be involved. Powerful pieces of music.” 

About The Metal Hall of Fame: 

The Metal Hall of Fame (The Most Important Night In Hard Rock and Heavy Metal!!) is a non profit organization dedicated to enshrining iconic musicians and music industry executives who are responsible for making Hard Rock and Heavy Metal music what it is today. Their contribution to the genre is invaluable, and they continue to inspire fans throughout the world, from generation to generation. 

The Metal Hall of Fame holds the Annual Metal Hall of Fame Celebrity Gala every January, which features Legendary Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Inductees and performances. 

For more information, please visit, or call 973-263-0420.

October 4, 2022

Goin' Over track Under the Ground has finally been remixed by the great Bob Both. Now, the lost 1st set of verses are here!

June 3, 2022

Sleepy Hollow Band is sad to say they have lost a big part of the Sleepy Hollow Band family, the great and legendary artist known for his work on Legend along with Rainbow, Kiss and Manowar, Ken Kelly. Joe Dell, "Soldier just informed me of his passing. He was such a great man. He was there for me when I was going through my divorce. He gave me fatherly wisdom and helped me through. Loved him. Truly a sad day in rock and my heart." 

March 23, 2022

Matt Schwarz has just released a recording of By the Riverbank, a classical trio for flute, harp, and cello.  It was recorded remotely during the pandemic, by Argentinan harpist Mercedes Bralo, Finnish flutist Heline Fay, and Japanese-English cellist Akito Goto and mixed by Bob Both in NJ.  It portrays the first chapter of Kenneth Graham's "Wind in the Willows," with a lazy ride down the river, followed by a more lively section with harp glissandos as the boat tips and Rat and Mole fall in the water, and an exciting section starting at 3:45 as they get caught in the rapids!  Musically, it's a mix of classical, modern Celtic-rooted folky/new-age, and some pastoral 70s prog-rock influences.  

A second section, inspired by the mystical "Piper at the Gates of Dawn" chapter of the book, has been written and awaits a recording (it seems like something that requires the players to rehearse and record in a room, so pandemic shutdown was not a good time to record it). 

Check it out: