It is 26 days until the new release of the Nikki Sixx Soundtrack for his book, the Heroin Diaries.
Nikki Sixx has released the following video for the song, Life is Beautiful, in support of the up and coming soundtrack and book.
Sixx A.M. – Life is Beautiful
The Sixx A.M. CD hits the stores on 8/21/07.
The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star will be available on 9/18/07.
There is a new band that is about to break onto the scene in a big way. Judging from the two new single’s released on the band’s myspace page, Sweet Sister, and You Shook Me, swedish rockers, Hell ‘N’ Diesel are going to break out big time, when their new CD, Passion for Power hits in September.
If you like 80’s style hard rock, check this band out! They kick ass!
Here is their video called Miss Cocaine!
Check out the new video by the band Tainted.
For more information on Tainted, check out their website at www.tainted.us.
I received a note today that Grand Lux’ CD, Carved In Stone is now available at most retailers including Best Buy, Tower Records, and Amazon.com.
I purchased this CD months ago through CD Inzane, and has been one of my favorites in 2007. You can check out the Hard Rock Hideout review here.
The video for the song, Escaping the Clouds is below:
Another Animal, featuring Whitfield Crane and Shannon Larkin from Ugly Kid Joe, has released a new single today, “Broken Again”.
You can hear this song on the band’s myspace page here. You can also buy the new song over at ITunes today!
After a storming performance in front of 20.000 enthused fans at this year’s “Masters Of Rock”-festival in the Czech Republic 2 weeks ago, German melodic rock band PINK CREAM 69 has returned home to Karlsruhe. An unbelievable concert in front of 40.000 people at the open air event “Das Fest” followed. One of the highlights in the band’s career so far. Both concerts have been recorded for a double-DVD with the tentative title “Past & Present” to be released in 2008. The first DVD-effort in the band’s 20-year-long career.
The first DVD in the package – to be called “Present” – will contain the highlights from both of the festivals and a full headlining concert to be recorded in the next months. Also included will be interview- and behind-the-scenes-footage.
The second DVD – to be called “Past” – will contain the rare out-of-print VHS-live-recording “Size It Up! – Live In Japan 1992” now in digital quality documenting PINK CREAM 69’s first-ever outstanding appearance in Tokyo/Japan in the band’s original line-up with ex-singer Andi Deris (HELLOWEEN). Furthermore all the 8 promotional PINK CREAM 69-videos from the past will be included along with more bonus features.
Comment: I will definitely pick this one up. This is a great band!
I am probably one of a small group of people that was looking forward to the new disc, Waters Rising by Lillian Axe. I have been a fan of this band since I heard their self titled debut back in 1988. I fear that I may be a little more critical of this release than most.
Much like a lot of the bands from the late 80’s and early 90’s, Lillian Axe has had its fair share of membership changes. In 2007, lead guitarist Steve Blaze finds himself the lone original member of Lillian Axe. The band has a new singer, Derrick LeFevre, and three additional new members, Sam Poitevent on guitar, Eric Morris on bass, and Ken Koudelka on bass.
The band’s sound is a little more mature, but still very close to that on the previous releases. Derrick LeFevre doesn’t have the range of former L.A. singer, Ron Taylor, however with the back up vocals of Steve Blaze, its a minor difference.
I have listened to this CD a few times now. On the first listen, I was disappointed. Each time I spin this disc, it seems to get a little better.
With so many new members in the band, I believe it was critical for Lillian Axe to establish their sound quickly on the first track. Luckily, the title track, Waters Rising starts the disc off nicely with a sound that all Lillian Axe fans are going to flock to. Antarctica is a heavy song that keeps the pace going. I didn’t care for this song at first, but its definitely growing on. Steve Blaze has some very good guitar work on this track.
It is hard for me not to like Become a Monster. This song has a killer groove. The song could have been shortened up a little bit, and it would have been a bit better. It is still a solid song.
The guitars on Quarantine takes this song down a heavy path, that twists and winds itself around a classic rock type of sound. It is almost like two songs in one. Very cool!
I Have to Die, Goodbye starts off with a guitar sound that reminds me of the beginning of Queensryche’s Silent Lucidity. This song mixes both acoustic and electric guitars. Between the mix of guitar sounds, and the extremely deep voiced back up vocals, I just could not get into this tune.
Fear of Time is a heavier tune that captures the classic sound of Lillian Axe perfectly. This is my early favorite on the record.
Until the End of the World is an extremely cool song that almost approaches progressive metal, but some how stays grounded with a base in 80’s style hard rock. This song is another favorite of mine.
I have an issue with Fields of Yesterday, and Deep in the Black. Both of these songs are way too long. Both songs clock in at 8:30. After five minutes, I am ready to move on to another song. To me, it messed up the pacing of the record.
Thirst and The 2nd of May are solid numbers, but not essential.
5 closes out this disc with a heavy instrumental that is nearly thrash metal. I don’t usually get into instrumentals very much, but this is very cool.
I have listened to Waters Rising several times now, and I will admit that this is my least favorite Lillian Axe disc out of the bunch. It isn’t bad, but I find myself getting a little bored at the last third of the album. Each listener may feel differently, and I am sure the Lillian Axe diehards will be happy with this effort. I just don’t think it is as strong as some of their prior releases.
Rating: Out of 10
1. Waters Rising
3. Become a Monster
5. I Have To Die, Goodbye
6. Fear Of Time
7. Until the End of the World
8. Fields Of Yesterday
10. The 2nd Of May
11. Deep In the Black