3 Mile Scream’s video for the track “Our Blackened Sun” will make its premiere on Much Music’s LOUD program Thurs Oct 18th, 2007 at 12:30am EST. The video was directed by Chad Archibald (Arise and Ruin) and can be viewed online today at the Hard Rock Hideout!
“We are all very excited to have our video for ‘Our Blackened Sun’ premiere on Much Music,” says 3 Mile Scream frontman Matt McGachy. “We all grew up watching LOUD, so it’s an honor to have our video be included on the show with all the other great metal that they play.”
“Our Blackened Sun” is taken from the group’s recently released Corporate Punishment debut album, A Prelude To Our Demise, which can be heard in its entirety at the following location: http://www.altsounds.com/altsounds/bands/3793/playallhi.php
The album has prompted a plethora of critical acclaim from critics and fans, including Arch Enemy’s Michael Amott who claimed the band was, “Heavy and melodic, great chops” and Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe who described the band as “Artfully orchestrated brutality.”
I like Salty Dog and Michael Hannon’s current band American Dog a lot, so I was looking forward to listening to this CD and it didn’t disappoint. If you liked the Dog’s Red, White Black & Blue disc, you will definitely enjoy Hard. The songs are along the same sound as Shitkicker off the aforementioned disc. This is whiskey soaked, sleazy, hard rock typical of American Dog’s usual style, but this is their best effort yet.
As the name would suggest, “Sometimes you Eat the Pussy” is a great dirty little number with the dirty lyrics to match. “Beaten Broken etc” is a mix of southern-rock/blues/redneck rock and it all works perfectly. “Rock n Roll Dog” has such cheesy yet clever lyrics you can’t help but smirk. In fact all the songs on here are pretty good, nice, loud and pounding beer drinkin’ stuff.
Michael Hannon’s vocals are raw, raunchy and distinctive. The band is tight for a three piece, yet not too polished, with lots of catchy riffs and burning bass lines. It all sounds good. If you like stuff like Nashville Pussy, Circus of Power and even George Thorogood, American Dog is the band for you.
So give the Dog a bone, grab some beer and go Hard with some American Dog. This CD kicks ass!
Rating: Out of 10
02. No Pity
03. Sometimes You Eat The Pussy
04. Another Day In Paradise
06. Long Time Comin’
07. Beaten, Broken, Etc.
08. Rock-N-Roll Dog
09. Spell On Me
10. Little Short
12. Magnificent Bastard
Michael Hannon – vocals and electric bass
Steve Theado – guitars and vocals
Keith Pickens – drums
Andrew “The Bastard” Batchelor – keyboards (8 & 12)
Produced by Joe Viers, Michael Hannon and Steve Theado.
Reviewed by Tania
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26 – Myth – St. Paul, MN
27 – Northern Lights – Walker, MN
29 – Potawatomi – Milwaukee, WI
30 – Potawatomi – Milwaukee, WI
31 – Potawatomi – Milwaukee, WI
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10 – House of Blues – Myrtle Beach, SC
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16 – Palladium – Dallas, TX
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29 – Big Easy – Spokane, WA
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Zero1Zero have managed to seamlessly marry technology and blazing hard rock aggression to forge a truly unique musical matrimony on their debut album “[degreesofseparation]“. Angry yet melodic, the group’s music paints a portrait of the future that is entangled in pain, art and passion. Recorded and mixed at Groundzero studio and OLS Productions (Cincinnati, Ohio) with Engineer Rob Nadler, the album has the sonic wallop of a band not just pushing the envelope but tearing it wide open.
“Most of the material is very dark thematically,” says guitarist and producer Zoe. “Themes dealing with questions- questions people don’t like to ask- questions about the world, your government, religion- questions about the truest motivations of others and ourselves.”
Zero1Zero bassist Aaron adds in describing the music “It is lyrically thought provoking, melodic, ferocious, sonically unique and penetrating. The music is cutting edge, electronically influenced with an emphasis on precision.”
The band’s explosive sound has drawn comparisons to an eclectic mixture of hard rock heavyweights like Nine Inch Nails, Korn and Stabbing Westward among others.
The band has currently posted tracks from their debut album at the following location www.myspace.com/zero1zero
Here is the music video for their song, “Leech”.