GYPSY PISTOLEROS have recorded their debut album ‘Para Siempre’ the greatest Flamenco Glam Sleaze Rock n Roll Punk album ever ! Produced by the legend that is Joe Gibb (Catatonia, Jaynes Addiction, Madonna, The Cure, Robbie Williams, Funeral for a Friend, etc)
- Shotgun kiss is ay que dolor
- Un hombre sin rostro, pistolero
- Forever is para siempre
- Senor Mangi acqui
- What’s it like to be a girl in the house of 1000 dolls ?
- Jet, jet, jet boyz
- Una para todo es bandido
- Living la vida loca
- Chicas Peligrosa
- Switchblade kiss comes close
- The crazy loco loquito
- 1-2-3-4 kiss me then I’m damned for sure
GYPSY PISTOLEROS TO RELEASE FREE DOUBLE A SIDE! Pistolero / Bandido will be available to Download from the groups Myspace page at www.myspace.com/gypsypistoleros
It will be available for one week starting on January 24th to launch the new album ‘Para Siempre’ on BAD REPUTATION RECORDS . Exclusive artwork will be available too!
Sammy Hagar has accomplished many milestones over his long career in rock and roll, and he will unveil another big achievement on New Year’s Eve.
Hagar, who grew up in Fontana and became a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year, has announced a revolutionary breakthrough in rock radio, “All Up, All Rock, All Party, All the Time” streaming online from Mexico to the world.
On Monday, Dec. 31, Redheads and music fans everywhere will be able to experience “Rock Radio the Way God Intended It,” Hagar said.
Hagar will be presenting “Cabo Wabo Radio” and a live party beginning at 7 p.m. Pacific Time from the Cabo Wabo Cantina.
From that night on, the party will continue 24 hours a day, live from Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
The online radio station, designed and built by co-founders Shadoe Stevens and Woody Nelson, will feature “high energy new rock, hot rock, cutting-edge, and classic rock around the clock,” Hagar said. The New Year’s Eve party will be broadcast live, featuring surprise guest stars in concert and hundreds of special guests from around the world.
“The coolest thing we can do is to expose fans to good music they’ve never heard before,” said Hagar. “If any radio station is going to get my attention in life, it’s going to be one where I’m going, ‘Who is this? I like that song. Wait a minute, who is that?’ I’ll listen to that radio station all day. That’s what Cabo Wabo Radio is all about!”
The new studios are built behind glass right next to the stage in the Cantina, making every audience part of every broadcast.
“The Cantina, an institution in Cabo for nearly 20 years and packed every night of the week, is the perfect location for the most exciting radio station in the world,” said Stevens. “People are there to party and we’ll be there to capture the excitement and deliver it to the world around the clock.”
The station will feature interviews with stars on vacation and interesting people from around the world, plus live concerts with major stars and hot new artists, Stevens said.
Hagar encourages fans to log onto http://www.cabowaboradio.com to become a V.I.P member. Members will get access to live concerts from the Cantina; concert videos, behind the scenes and unreleased videos; unreleased music and lost music from the archives; advance notices on new music and hundreds of pictures from shows from all over the world; and preferred tickets to Hagar shows.
It was such a great year for hard rock, I thought I would take a look at some of my favorite songs from the last year. There were many good tunes, but the ones listed below were my personal favorites!
- I Wanna Be Your Man – Endeverafter
- American Metalhead – Sebastian Bach
- Life is Beautiful – Sixx A.M.
- Stand Up For Rock ‘n’ Roll – Airbourne
- Ladies and Gentleman – Saliva
- Before Tomorrow Comes – Alter Bridge
- Sleepwalker – Megadeth
- Six Feet Under – The Showdown
- Satisfaction – The Order
- 321 – The Scorpions
- Friday Night (In The City) – UGLY
- Horny – Sin City
- Operator – Soulcrusher
- Black Eyed Bruiser – Rose Tattoo
- Escaping the Clouds – Grand Lux
- Roots of Anger – Thunderstone
- Lost and Gone – Masterplan
- Miss Cocaine – Hell N’ Diesel
- I Don’t Wanna Stop – Ozzy Osbourne
- Biggest Letdown – Crash Anthem
- Forgive Me – Burn
- King of the Mountain – Redline
- Rock Bottom – Tesla
- Dreamin’ In A Casket – Hardcore Superstar
- Mustasch – Double Nature
I have seen quite a few live shows in 2007. The following are my favorites from 2007.
5. Vains of Jenna, RATT, Poison
VOJ put on a good show, RATT was a little disappointing, and Poison was the best I have ever seen them live. This show was well worth the money.
4. Jani Lane
I wasn’t sure to expect when I saw Jani Lane’s solo band perform last summer. Jani’s voice was in top form, and he sounded great. The star of the show in this concert was 17 year old wunderkind, Dario Lorina. This young guitarist is going to be a force to be reckoned with before long.
3. Frank Hannon and Winger
Frank Hannon opened up for Winger with his solo band back in February. I gained a whole lot of new respect for Frank on this day. His set consisted primarily of Tesla tunes, and a few songs off of his solo CD. It was an amazing set, and quite frankly (no pun intended), him and his band, blew Winger off the stage. Winger was pretty good too, but Frank Hannon in my eyes stole the show on this night.
2. Black Stone Cherry and Jackyl
Black Stone Cherry has been one of my favorite bands for a while now, and getting to see them for free is always a bonus. With Jackyl being on the same bill, this became a must attend event. The boys from BSC delivered the goods, but their performance was surpassed by Jackyl.
I have seen Jackyl several times, but I have never seen the band put on a show like this. Jesse James Dupree was in rare form, as it was his birthday, and the whole band was killer on this night.
1. Megadeth and Heaven and Hell
I have seen Megadeth several times over the years, but this was my first experience seeing Black Sabbath live in any incarnation. Dave Mustaine and company were great, but simply got blown off the stage by Black Sabbath. Ronnie James Dio proved once again why he is one of the best singers in Metal today. A fantastic show that I would pay to see again!
2008 is already proving to have a very busy concert schedule.
The following acts are heading my way, and this is only through March.
Z02 and L.A. Guns (Phil Lewis Version)
Cinder Road with Tesla
It is going to be another great year of rock in 2008!
Are you ready for President Evil? Check out the latest band from Germany!
For more information on the band, check out their myspace page here.
2007 has been a very strong year for rock, and it was quite difficult narrowing down the list down to a top 10. Even 15 picks didn’t seem like enough, but finally some discs rose above all others.
There are many discs that didn’t make the top 15, but there are several released in 2007 that are worth checking out.
The following discs get Honorable Mentions:
- Hanoi Rocks – Street Poetry
- Grand Lux – Carved In Stone
- Sin City – This Ain’t Heaven……..Welcome to Hell
- JORN – The Gathering, and Unlocking the Past
- The Erotics – 30 Seconds Over You
- Bo Bice – See the Light
- The Gypsy Pistoleros – Wild, Beautiful, Damned
- Hardcore Superstar – Dreamin’ In Casket
- Crash Anthem – Inside A Red Room
- Redline – Ignition
- The Order – Metal Casino
- Burn – Global Warning
- Iced Earth – Framing Armageddon
- The Donnas – Bitchin’
- Tattooed Millionaires – Armed & Hammered
- Mustasch – Latest Version of the Truth
- Rose Tattoo – Blood Brothers
- Allen/Lande – The Revenge
- American Angel – Vanity
- Rush – Snakes & Arrows
- Koritni – Lady Luck
- Dirty Penny – Take it Sleezy
- Hell N Diesel – Passion For Power
- Pink Cream 69 – In10sity
- Gotthard – Domino Effect
The following are Hard Rock Hideout’s Top 15 list for 2007:
15. Tesla – Real to Reel
What’s this? A cover album in the Top 15? Yes, indeed. Usually, I am not fond of cover albums, Tesla’s Real to Reel has received a crazy amount of spins from me in 2007. When I am able to listen to music at work, this is an easy choice for me to pick. Even though it is a cover album, it is a very strong one. Tesla fans already own this, everyone else should too.
14. Saxon – The Inner Sanctum
31 years later, and UK metal band Saxon is still delivering the goods. I must admit that I didn’t expect a lot from this release when I first put it in my player. I can happily say that The Inner Sanctum is as solid as any rock disc you will hear all year.
13. The Answer – Rise (Special Edition)
Ok, this pick may be cheating a little, but it deserves to be mentioned here. The Answer re-released their debut album as a 2 CD set in 2007. (The original was released in 2006). The second CD was a nice bonus, and is still in my active rotation. This CD still hasn’t received a proper U.S. release yet, and is well worth the import price. An amazing band with a great classic rock sound. They are making new fans in every city they visit.
12. The Showdown – Temptation Come My Way
Tennessee’s The Showdown shed most of their hardcore sound from their debut record, to release a hard rock/metal disc that continues to get regular spins from me. Being picked to play on Ozzfest, the band seemed to have a big year in store for them in 2007, but this disc never took off. It is a shame, as it is a very solid release.
11. Crazy Lixx – Loud Minority
The new CD by Crazy Lixx, is one of the top glam metal discs of 2007. The band is out to bring back 80’s style rock, and they a fine job of it. Hair metal fans will love it.
10. Ugly – S/T
I discovered this band late in 2007, and was quite glad I did so. This is straight forward rock, and a CD that I enjoy regularly. Everyone needs a dose of Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll. Ugly delivers it well! Guitarist Kevin McCreery will surprise you with his playing on this disc.
9. Operator – Soulcrusher
Operator’s Soulcrusher was a nice surprise in 2007. Johnny Strong’s vocal style is quite similar to ex-Soundgarden front man Chris Cornell. First time I heard the title track Soulcrusher, I thought this was new Soundgarden music. Cool stuff!
8. W.A.S.P. – Dominator
Dominator still hasn’t received proper release in the United States yet. It is sad, because many rock fans are missing out on another solid effort by Blackie Lawless and company. This is worth importing if you are a W.A.S.P fan.
7. Thunderstone – Evolution 4.0
Before 2007, I haven’t heard of Thunderstone before. Evolution 4.0 is the first record that I picked up by this Finnish metal band. I have played Evolution 4.0 a ton in 2007. This is killer progressive, hard rock!
6. Endeverafter – Kiss or Kill
80’s style hard rockl never sounded so good in 2007. This young band flat out rocks. This disc took forever to come out, and it was definitely worth the wait. I expect big things to happen for this band in 2008.
5. Megadeth – United Abominations
Megadeth is a band that rarely disappoints me. I have been spinning United Abominations regularly for several months now, and although I don’t think this record lives up to all of the hype it received, it is a very solid release.
4. Airbourne – Running Wild
This CD has only been available as an import in the U.S. in 2007, but will finally get its proper release via Road Runner in 2008. This AC/DC inspired rock by these Aussie rockers is a must own release. Another band that is going to be one to watch in 2008.
I thought this record was much better than the debut release. I give this one regular spins, and will continue to do so for quite some time. Myles Kennedy gives a top notch vocal performance here! Blackbird has made me a new fan of Alter Bridge!
2. Sebastian Bach – Angel Down
A great return by Sebastian Bach. Fans of Skid Row’s Slave to the Grind needs to pick this disc up now! One of the best new metal discs of 2007.
1. Scorpions – Humanity Hour 1
The CD Unbreakable was a great return to form the the Scorpions. Humanity Hour 1, surpasses that record, and is one of the top releases by the Scorpions. This disc received the most play by me in 2007, and easily deserves the # 1 spot, as best hard rock record of 2007. Hopefully the Scorpions will do some touring in the United States in 2008 in support of this record.
Let us know what you think of these choices, by posting your comments!
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As Reported by Bravewords.com:
WHITESNAKE have posted the following update: “The new Whitesnake album, Good To Be Bad, scheduled for release in the spring of 2008 will be their 10th studio record and will feature the exceptional percussive talents of Chris Frazier, the latest member to grace the ranks of the band alongside Doug Aldrich on guitar, who also co-wrote and co-produced the album with David Coverdale and Michael McIntyre…Timothy Drury on keyboards…the terribly good looking Uriah Duffy on horny bass… and Reb Beach on guitar…Chris takes over the drum chair from the ambidextrous Mr Tommy Aldridge, drummer par excellence, who earlier in the year left to pursue alternate musical adventures… We all wish TA well on his journey and take great delight in introducing to you a new, and remarkable talent… so, without further ado… please say hello to Chris Frazier… (Cue The Music!!!)1. When did you start playing the drums and who were your influences?
CF: “I remember seeing the Beatles on Ed Sullivan when I was a 3 year old. I think it was a rerun!…Ha Ha! My mother said I looked up at her and exclaimed, ” I wanna be just like Ringo! “. She bought me some drumsticks after that. What a mistake! I started banging on all the plastic waste bins around the house. After driving her mad and destroying dozens of trash cans she got me a small kit for Christmas. We put it up in the attic as far from everyone as possible and there I would practice along with records. Hendrix, The Who, Traffic, Stones , Beatles and Moody Blues. My interest turned to jazz in my adolescent years…Chick Corea, Al Demiola, Stanley Clarke and Weather Report as well as lots of Frank Zappa. My biggest influences are probably Bonzo, Steve Gadd, Steve Smith and Tony Williams. With a little Mitch Mitchell for safety.”
2. How did your career begin?
CF: “I did my first professional gig at 11 years old. It was a high school dance and I made 35 dollars. I was RICH! 10 years later I moved to Los Angeles where I was STILL MAKING 35 DOLLARS A SHOW. Off to a bad start! But that was what the clubs were paying back then. I answered an add in the Recycler for “Drummer wanted: Familiar with odd meters. Must have sense of humor and a car”. I checked it out and it was Steve Vai’s roommate. I auditioned for his roommate and then for Steve. Steve said,” So you wanna do some recording?” I said “Uhh… sure. That would be cool”. But what I was thinking was “Shit! I can’t believe this!” That’s how it began. I recorded ” Flex-able” and “Passion and Warfare” and I guess that gave me the street credibility I needed. ”
3. Other than Whitesnake, who else have you worked with?
CF: “Steve Vai, Carole King, Edgar Winter, Eddie Money. Eddie Van Halen produced a band I worked with called Private Life. Tiffany. My favorite guitarist on the planet Doug Aldrich. Gene Simmons produced a Doro Petsch record I played on. Lots of soundtracks.”
4. What was it like working with Steve Vai?
CF: “Steve whipped me into shape back in the early days. I didn’t know about playing with a click, how to get a drum sound or how to play various kinds of music and feels. But I think he liked my instincts and worked with me, anyway, which turned out to be an invaluable learning experience. He has a very strong work ethic and very specific arrangement ideas. It can be tedious and stressful on someone fresh off the boat like I was. We had a blast back in those days though. At one point there were 8 of us all living in the same house in Sylmar, Ca. Steve, myself, Stu Hamm, Mike ‘O’ Brien, who was a professional student (I think he had 3 bachelors and a masters. In what I have no idea), Marty (the funniest man on the planet), Steve’s wife, Pia (who was playing bass at the time for the all girl super group “Vixen”) and various other characters. It was nuts. The house was in constant shambles and someone was always laughing his or her ass off. Since then I have toured the world and done over a hundred recordings with Steve.”
5. How did your association with Whitesnake transpire?
CF: “Last May I receive a call from the Whitesnake management. Apparently there had been some scheduling conflicts with Tommy and DC wanted to get me in the studio to see what might happen. It was very casual, intially. Doug and myself had worked together on many projects in the past and I have always been a huge fan of Whitesnake, so I wasn’t about to say no! On meeting David I felt an immediate camaraderie and at the same time “Shit, I cant believe this!” in my head. Upon recording I felt at ease because I have worked with Doug so many times that it just felt very natural. The difference is David. Doug finally has the singer his playing deserves. It was truly inspiring to play on the album.”
6. When recording the upcoming Whitesnake album, what approach did you take?
CF: “I wanted to have a vintage rock sound so we went with big juicy DW drums. 24″ kicks, fat toms tuned real tubby and Black Beauty snare. Everything wide open. Big dark cymbals too. 16″ K hats, 22″ dark K ride. Big open drums and shimmering cymbals promote playing with more space. “What would Cozy do?” my internal dialogue would ask. He was a bad ass! Whitesnake songs are passionate and dramatic so my grooves and fills had to be that way as well.”
7. Other than drums, do you play any other instruments?
CF: “A little piano. Just to compose with. I’m no Chopin believe me! Percussion is great because the more crazy exotic noisemakers you have the more you appear to everyone like a witchdoctor. A percussionist can create an environment to a song like sounds the weather makes, or give the impression you’re in the presence of wildlife. I love the udu drum. It has a great middle eastern sound. I would love to get a hammer dulcimer. And a hurdy-gurdy!”
8. Other than music, what are you passionate about?
CF: “I used to surf every day when I lived in California. I miss it. It is so deep. The power of the ocean is incredible and when you harness that there isn’t a more beautiful feeling. The ocean can bitch slap you too! There was days that I thought “Well, this is it. I’m dead.” I miss it. I also love great films. If I couldn’t play music anymore I would write scripts.”
9. What do you love and hate about touring?
CF: “I love to travel the globe and experiencing foreign cultures. Believe me, there’s no better way to do that than playing rock shows. I enjoy staying in hotels. I love not having to clean up after myself! A fresh hotel room everyday! Yes! I do begin to miss home after a while. My girlfriend, my cats, my studio and friends. It’s all worth it when I’m on stage though. Everything else disappears when I’m up there and I’m completely in the moment.”
10. What do you look forward to in regards to touring with Whitesnake?
CF: “Playing all those awesome classic songs live! Playing all the new ones as well. Getting to jam with some of the best musicians the rock & roll industry has to offer. Doug Aldrich? Reb Beach? Uriah Duffy? Timothy Drury? DAVID COVERDALE? Come on. How much better can a band get?”
Guitar Hero Encore Rocks the 80’s is the third installment of the Guitar Hero Series.
This game has the best track listing yet, with 16 tracks of 80’s metal, plus 14 additional tunes from the 80’s!
If you have played Guitar Hero II, you will find that the club scenes are exactly the same, which is a bit of a disappointment.
The game itself is quite fun, although a bit too easy (in the easy mode). I was able to whip through the complete song list in a couple of hours, hitting 5 stars on every song, in the first or second try.
I have been playing this game since it first came out, and have enjoyed each new installment. Guitar Hero Encore, Rocks the 80’s is the perfect game for the 80’s hard rock fan.
I can’t think of a better way to get in touch with your inner rock star!
Rating: Out of 5
Quiet Riot – Metal Health
Accept – Balls To the Wall
Skid Row – 18 and Life
Scorpions – No One Like You
White Lion – Radar Love
DIO – Holy Diver
Twisted Sister – I Wanna Rock
Krokus – Ballroom Blitz
RATT – Round and Round
Faster Pussycat – Bathroom Wall
Poison – Nothing But a Good Time
Iron Maiden – Wrathchild
Judas Priest – Electric Eye
Winger – Seventeen
Anthrax – Caught In A Mosh
Extreme – Play With Me
The Dead Kennedys – Police Truck
X – Los Angeles
Billy Squier – Lonely Is The Night
.38 Special – Hold on Loosely
The Police – Synchronicity II
Oingo Boingo – Only a Lad
The Romantics – What I Like About You
The Vapors – Turning Japanese
Scandal – The Warrior
Eddie Money – Shaken’
Asia – Heat of the Moment
Flock of Seagulls – I Ran
The Go Gos – We Got The Beat
Because It’s Midnight – Limozeen
Rockzilla is a 5 piece band hailing from Girona, Spain.
They have a new CD, Beyond Tomorrow that was released in 2007.
Check out their video, for the song Time. You can hear more songs at the band’s myspace page here.
If you are out taking advantage of the holiday clearance sales today, you ought to stop by your local mall and pick up a copy of the new Shockwave CD Single by Black Tide.
The two songs on this CD are excellent pieces of 80’s style metal.
It is hard to believe that a band full of teenagers can produce songs this good. After spinning this one a couple of times, I am quite anxious for the band’s debut CD, that is due in February.
The CD single is only available in Hot Topic stores. The songs on this CD are worth the trip, if you happen to find yourself in a mall this week.
You can hear the song Shockwave, on Black Tide’s myspace page or watch the video for the song below!
- Warriors of Time
Black Tide is:
Lead Vocals/Lead Guitar- Gabriel
Lead/Rhythm Guitar- Alex
Check out the new video, The Gathering from Delain.
For more information on Delain, go their myspace page.
Here are some hard rocking videos for you to enjoy for X-Mas!
Dokken – Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Twisted Sister – Oh Come All Ye Faithful
Twisted Sister – Silver Bells
Charlie Brown Metal X-Mas
We Wish You A Merry X-Mas
Tom Keifer – Blue Christmas
Skid Row – Jingle Bells
It is Christmas Eve day, and I prefer to think of some place warm, on this day before Christmas. I can’t think of a better warm place than Australia, and judging from the EP’s I have listened to by Sydney’s Hell City Glamours, they are about to heat up the music scene in a big way.
This band has had a big year in 2007, supporting acts like Alice Cooper, Rose Tattoo and Paul Stanley.
Unlike a few of the other acts coming out of Australia, Hell City Glamours is no AC/DC clone, but I can certainly hear a little bit of that band’s influence on the tunes here.
The Hey Man EP is a cross of hard rocking tunes with a punk rock vibe. It is a sound that works, and does not feel a carbon copy of other bands that I have listened to.
The song Hey Man is instantly catchy, and will have you singing along on the very first listen. It is the simplicity of the lyrics that works for this song.
Another Cigarette has all of the swagger of a Guns ‘N Roses tune while maintaining a punk edge. This is cool stuff!
No Love has a bluesy edge, and is the hardest tune on this disc. I enjoyed the guitars on this song, although it isn’t my favorite tune on Hey Man.
Pretty Far From Perfect is a great tune flavored with acoustic guitars. It is an upbeat rock song that has a Violent Femmes type of style about it. I Love it!
Based on what I can hear on this disc, Hell City Glamours are going to be the next band to break out of Australia, and make it big. Hey Man has some cool tunes, and I am looking forward to the band’s first full length disc, to be released in 2008.
Hell City Glamours are:
Oscar McBlack – Vocals & Guitar
Mo Mayhem – Guitar and Background Vocals
Jono – Bass and Background Vocals
Robbie Potts – Drums and Background Vocals
This disc starts off with the blistering hot tune, White Trash, Hot Love. This is the way you start off of a record!
On the Rocks surprised me. This song has all the dynamics of a Rolling Stones‘ tune. Funky guitars and excellent piano drive this cool rocker.
My Hearts A Breakin is a punk rock/hard rock fusion. It has the jangly guitars and high speed rhythm of punk, and the guitar solos of hard rock. It is an interesting tune, but not essential.
Broke Down is one of the harder tunes on Broken Glass. This tune feels like more garage punk. The background vocals actually take away from the sound on this tune. The guitar work is quite solid. This is a song that could have a lot of potential if it was reworked a little bit.
Broken Glass, Beatless Hearts isn’t quite as strong as the Hey Man EP, but I still like the tunes here. It is easy to see that the Hell City Glamours sound is growing with each new release. When the band breaks out of the punk rock mold, they really start to shine. It is the harder edge sound that will take them places.
Broken Glass, Beatless Hearts is a solid effort, and has whet my appetite to hear more tunes by these Aussie rockers.
You can check out the band’s video for White Trash, Hot Love below!
Rating:Out 0f 10
- White Trash, Hot Love
- On The Rocks
- My Hearts A Breakin
- Broke Down
Hell City Glamours are:
Oscar McBlack – Guitars – Vocals
Robbie Potts – Drums – Background Vocals
Mo Mayhem – Guitar – Background Vocals
Archi Fires – Bass – Background Vocals
Thursday Night, December 20th, I received passes for the WEBN Frog & Pony show (Thanks Geo!). This was an invite only, X-Mas bash by Cincinnati’s biggest rock stations. The event had it all….cheap beer, free food, horse racing, and rock and roll, courtesy of a local band, Livid, and Detroit’s UGLY.
I saw UGLY for the first time labor day weekend, when they opened up for that botched Operator show. They saved the day then, and I wasn’t about to miss these guys when they were playing so close to home.
The band took the stage around 9:30 P.M. and played several of the songs off of their new CD, including 24 Hours, Pusher, Friday Night, Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll, and a killer cover of Van Halen’s Unchained.
It was a short, but very tight set by UGLY. The small crowd that stayed to see the show, got to see one hellaciously good, free concert.
UGLY is a killer rock and roll band, that is all about the music, and not about the image. This is a band that I am quite happy to have discovered in 2007! I look forward to catching them live again in 2008!
It was a great night of rock at Turfway Park, in Florence, KY, and a hell of a way to start the holidays!
If you haven’t picked up a copy of the disc, by UGLY yet, I highly recommend that you grab a copy. You can get it at the Rock Ridge Music Store, at this link!
You can view the videos I took at the concert below!
For more information on UGLY, check out their myspace page here.
Bullet For My Valentine has just released the video for their new album’s title track “Scream Aim Fire.” The video was directed in Los Angeles on November 17th by Tony Petrossian (Slayer, AX7, Slipknot). The band invited all their fans to come and watch the actual video shoot at the Southwest Marine Shipyard. Bullet For My Valentine’s new sophomore album Scream Aim Fire is set for release on January 29th.
HOUSE OF LORDS recently terminated the production of their sixth studio album entitled “Come To My Kingdom”. The band went to the studio with the precise task to create the perfect follow up to the very successful “World Upside Down” which was one of the most acclaimed releases of 2006.
According to singer James Christian “Come To My Kingdom is a record which is a solid reminder that House Of Lords is a musical force to be reckoned with in the melodic rock world”. The new album is filled with expertly crafted songs that cross over from the melodic world to 2008, without missing a beat. The sheer power of the vocals and music will make you all a believer that “Come To My Kingdom” is destined to become a true classic House Of Lords album.
Enjoy the first sample of new music:
CBS tabbed Beau Nasty as their act. This band seemed to be doomed for failure as quickly as they began.
They had a big name producer for their debut with Beau Hill (RATT, Winger).
Dirty, But Well Dressed has solid tunes, and a cool cover of the Lieber and Stoller track Love Potion # 9. The problem was, nothing really made Beau Nasty stand out amongst the crowd of new bands that the labels were signing. This has to be one of the reasons that led to the band’s quick demise.
Beau Nasty member, George Bernhardt is now playing with Rick Springfield, and Mike Terrana is bashing the skins for Masterplan.
The CD Dirty, But Well Dressed will appeal to hair metal fans, but very few others. I thought it was a fun disc, and is one that I return to from time to time, even if it is only to go back and check out a few of the more obsure bands in my collection. This disc has been out of print for a while, and is becoming more rare than hens teeth. If you want a copy of it, I would recommend grabbing one off of Ebay, as the prices have been getting out of control on this one.
You can hear more of the tunes at a fan made Beau Nasty, myspace page here.
Rating: Out of 10
Beau Nasty is:
Mark Anthony Fretz – vocals
Brian Young – guitar
George Bernhardt – guitar
Doug Baker – bass
Mike Terrana – drums
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE ON 2008’S “TASTE OF CHAOS” NORTH AMERICAN TREK
Tour Dates in Support of the Band’s “Scream Aim Fire,” Out January 29
Los Angeles, CA – December 19, 2007 — With the title track from their upcoming album, “Scream Aim Fire,” already blazing at Rock Radio, the Welsh metal-core band BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE announces that they will join forces with Avenged Sevenfold and Atreyu on the Main Stage for “Taste of Chaos,” 2008. The tour kicks off Friday, February 29 in Denver, CO, and will play more than 40 cities in the U.S. and Canada through to late April. The UK’s Kerrang! magazine recently cited a Bullet show at London’s Brixton Academy as one of the “100 Greatest Gigs Ever,” so U.S. fans should be in for a string of sensational performances.
The “Taste of Chaos” dates will be the first North American tour for Bullet For My Valentine since early 2007 when they sold out their first headline tour this side of “the Pond.” Just prior to “Taste of Chaos,” B4MV will play three weeks-worth of headline dates in the UK and Europe, including a kick-off concert in their native Wales.
Bullet For My Valentine – Matthew “Matt” Tuck/vocals, Michael “Padge” Paget/Guitar, Michael “Moose” Thomas/drums, and Jason “Jay” James/Bass – saw their 2006 debut album, “The Poison” – dubbed “One of the finest debut albums in rock history” by a major UK daily – sail past the million sales mark, selling 350,000 in the U.S. alone.
“Scream Aim Fire” was produced by Colin Richardson (Machinehead, Funeral For A Friend) who also produced “The Poison,” and was recorded at Sonic Ranch near El Paso, TX earlier this year. The eleven new songs are, according to frontman Tuck, “really melodic heavy metal…catchy, hooky choruses and full-on vocals, with the music being very in-your-face and heavy…it’s a lot more uptempo [than ‘The Poison’], a lot more aggressive.” Still a week away from the official U.S. radio “add” date, the album’s title track has been the #1 Most Added track at CMJ’s Loud Rock chart, and #1 Most Added at FMQB’s Metal Detector chart.
With the Canadian dates to be announced in January, the confirmed itinerary for Bullet For My Valentine on the 2008 “Taste of Chaos” tour is as follows:
29 Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO
1 Memorial Hall, Kansas City, MO
2 Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
4 Roy Wilkins Auditorium, Minneapolis, MN
5 Family Arena, St. Louis, MO
7 Hara Arena, Dayton, OH
8 Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI
10 The Armory, Rochester, NY
11 Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL
13 Constant Convocation Center, Norfolk, VA
14 Tweeter Center, Philadelphia, PA
15 Convention Center, Asbury Park, NJ
17 Patriot Center, Washington, DC
18 Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, ME
20 Nassau Coliseum, Nassau, NY
21 Tsongas Arena, Boston, MA
22 The Armory, Albany, NY
24 Gwinnett Center, Atlanta, GA
25 USF Sundome, Tampa, FL
26 Bayfront Park, Miami, FL
28 USC Arena, Orlando, FL
29 Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, MS
30 The Woodlands/Verizon, Houston, TX
1 Nokia Theatre, Dallas, TX
3 Fairgrounds Arena, Oklahoma City, OK
4 Concrete Street Amphitheatre, Corpus Christi, TX
5 Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, TX
6 County Coliseum, El Paso, TX
9 Jobing.com Arena, Phoenix, AZ
10 Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA
12 Event Center, San Jose, CA
13 ARCO Arena, Sacramento, CA
15 WaMu Center, Seattle, WA
I can’t vouch for the band’s first CD, but if it is half as good as the new self title disc, then I may have to seek that one out as well.
Onesidezero has a sound that fuses modern rock, with a hint of 80’s metal. It is a sound that works, and I am impressed by the tunes I have listened to here.
I can’t place my finger on it, but if I had to compare Onesidezero’s sound to another band’s tunes, I might say Tool, however, Onesidezero’s songs are much more mainstream sounding than that.
I tend to prefer the harder numbers on this disc, and the songs My Confessions, Sleep, and Stay are all highly enjoyable tunes. I tend to lose interest on far too many of the tunes here. The guitar work gets my attention at times, but I was expecting something with a little more teeth. Quite a few of the tunes here, sound too repitious, and I begin to lose interest.
I have mixed feelings about this disc. This album is neither amazing or terrible. It may appeal to more of the alternative rock fans, than the hard rock folks. The harder numbers are pretty good, but the rest of the tunes just didn’t appeal to me. If you like what you seen in the video, “Sleep” below, stop by the band’s myspace page, and give some of their tunes a whirl, and see what you think.
Rating: Out of 10
1. Carry Your Gun
3. Whatever Happened To…
5. My Confessions
9. Who Will Stop the Rain?
10. Safely Forgotten
11. Cardboard Cutouts
12. Carry Us Away
Jasan Radford – Vocals, Guitar
Christian Hernandez – Bass
Rob Basile – Drums
Levon Sultanian – Guitars, Vocals
Frontiers Records is excited to announce the signing of WHITE LION for their first studio album in 16 years entitled “Return of The Pride”.
White Lion left its mark in the late 80’s with a series of hit singles and videos that defined the MTV generation, thanks to the likes of “Wait”, “When The Children Cry”, “Tell Me”, “Broken Heart” and “Little Fighter”. But equally so, the band was also recognized for its signature album tracks that transcended socio-political themes such as “Lady Of The Valley”, “Cry For Freedom”, “Lights N Thunder” and “Warsong”.
White Lion disbanded in 1991 and their members moved on to their own paths. In 2003 singer Mike Tramp built again the band around the talents of Jamie Law on guitar, Claus Langeskov on bass, Henning Wanner on keyboards and Troy Patrick Farrell on drums. This line-up appeared with much acclaim in such Festivals as Bang Your Head, Gods Of Metal, Sweden Rock and Rocklahoma.
And if these stand out live performances aren’t testimony enough, then the new album will surely once again assert White Lion as a legitimate musical force. The first White Lion studio record in over 16 years was recorded during 2007 in both Australia and Copenhagen and is entitled “Return of the Pride”. According to singer Mike Tramp this title could be interpreted in two ways “In a musical sense we have taken a step back in time, rather than a step forward in time. Over the course of this album lyrically and musically many concepts and themes have been explored, maybe “Return Of The Pride” means something entirely different”.
Produced by Mike Tramp and Claus Langeskov, White Lion features now a truly international line-up of musicians handpicked by Mike himself, the band will hit the road again in the summer of 2008. “We are not interested in fixing what isn’t broke. Our mission is simple, to bring the classic sound of White Lion to the people across the world that still live for that music” says Tramp stating that the band’s new album will be “classic rock in its truest form and a representation of the musical influences that have attached themselves over time”.
“Return of The Pride” will be released in Europe on Frontiers Records on March 14th 2008 with release in Japan to happen on King Records. More details about the album will be released at a later stage.
The three songs here are all very solid hard driving rockers. I enjoyed each song on this disc.
Pedal to the Metal opens up this disc with a catchy rocker, that got its hooks into me immediately. This is 80’s style metal that I found instantly accessible.
The song title, Super-Sassy Glossy Lips seems kind of silly, which is why this song took me by surprise. Once again, this is another tune that has a very 80’s pop metal feel to it. This is very cool stuff.
Cocaine Girl has a sleazier edge to it, and the lyrics on this one are catchy, and a little funny.
Badmouth seems to have a ton of potential! I love the kind of rock this band dishes out, and this EP has only whet my appetite for a full length disc. The band is going to embark on a European and U.S. tour in 2008. I hope to catch them live, if they hit my city.
You can check out three of Badmouth’s tunes at their myspace page at this location
Go add them, and tell them Hard Rock Hideout sent you!
You can also get to see the band behind the scenes in the following video!
Rating: Out of 10
- Pedal to the Metal
- Super-Sassy Glossy Lips
- Cocaine Girl
Tom Pearson – Lead Vocals
Rick Hard – Drums
Randy Joy – Lead Guitar
Chris LeMon – Bass
Mike Hill – Rhythm Guitar