ARTIST SERVICE is proud to announce new releases in July 2008
We are very proud to announce the signing of SARASIN A.D. – classic hard rock at its best.ARASIN A.D. “Daggers – Lust – Disgust” – release: July 11th, 2008 (Artist Service / MBM)
With a pedigree that includes names such as BILLY SHEEHAN, BRIGHTON ROCK, 24K, LOU GRAMM, TONY LEVIN, JIM GILMOUR and TOM LORD ALGE it is no surprise that a true Hard Rock masterpiece has been born! Singer PHIL NARO already provided his songwriting abilities for genre heroes such as CONEY HATCH. PETER CRISS, LEE AARON, LIBERTY N´ JUSTICE, KIM MITCHELL and many others.
Now he and his bandmates Greg Boileau (guitars), John Rogers (guitars), Rob Grant (bass) and Roger Banks (drums) are presenting a piece of classic, energetic and powerful hard rock, causing severe banging and rockin´. Classic hard rock is running through their veins and that´s definitely what the listener will get: straight forward rocking tunes with the experience and songwriting talents of SARASIN A.D.´s well established musicians.
With performances that span the globe this band leaves all audiences with the feeling that they have just witnessed hard rock artistry at it’s finest! At a time when rock music has seemed to have lost it’s punch and sincerity, “Daggers – Lust – Disgust” gives the listener a feeling that Heavy Rock music delivered the SARASIN A.D. way will always be in vogue regardless of popular trends.
True foot soldiers in the rock and roll trenches, no two gigs in their decades-spanning career have been the same – a testament to their powerful stage presence and enormous repertoire. It takes a special talent to captivate audiences with such alarming regularity, and SARASIN A.D. have it in spades. They know that it’s not just how hard they hit, it’s also the lasting impact. The result? When SARASIN A.D. play, they slay!
Other forthcoming releases in May: BRIDE “Skin For Skin” – release: July 11th, 2008 (Retroactive / MBM)
Dale and Troy Thompson, original founders of BRIDE, have once again composed and recorded 14 songs that are sure to re-awaken the BRIDE fans. Not since the release of the legendary “Snakes in the Playground has any of their CD’s been so highly anticipated. Skin for Skin is a very powerful piece of work. Dale’s vocals continue to induce and incite cold chills up the spine. Troy invents some of the most memorable and groove oriented metal licks in his career. Lawrence Bishop on bass drives the bottom end like a M1 Tank. And, unlike past releases, Skin for Skin is riddled with double bass thunder. Together all of these elements produce possibly the best work that BRIDE has ever recorded!
Lyrically Dale deals with tough subjects like racism, war, evil in the world, sacrifice and the love of one for all others. He delves headlong and addresses addiction, redemption, restoration, deliverance, and love. Dale’s son Alex, who is currently serving in the United States Air Force, even has songwriting credit as he shares his song about suicide on this CD. Alex could not perform the song himself but BRIDE did their best to interpret his thoughts and feelings.
BRIDE also invited a special guest to appear on the CD. Not since their second release Live to Die has guitar virtuoso Steve Osborne appeared on a BRIDE CD. But on Skin for Skin you will hear his phenomenal solo’s throughout.
BRIDE is universally recognized as one of the greatest live bands to date and they now have captured the live energy on a studio CD.
GRAVE ROBBER “Befraid” – release: July 11th, 2008 (Retroactive / MBM)
Formed in 2005, these devil’s rejects arm themselves with sonic, vibratory executions and images of horrific realities, bringing an onslaught of sound and warning that will ring into eternity. Rest assured, you will be afraid. You will be very afraid. Fans of Rackets and Drapes, The Misfits, Alice Cooper, Type O Negative, Gwar, Kiss, Danzig, and Rob Zombie will find themselves feeling as though they strolling in familiar musical history, yet simultaneously wading through a dense mire of uncharted territory. There’s nothing more terrifying than the unknown. GRAVE ROBBER is the one band that can hold your hand on a decidedly horrifying romp, leading you safely to the other side. Heed the call of GRAVE ROBBER. Die and escape the grave, or die eternally.
The band’s name (taken from a Petra song) references Jesus’ return as the true grave robber, when Christ’s followers we will be “raised as incorruptible, and we shall be changed” and “Death is swallowed up in victory.” (1 Cor 15:52, 54) While in church one evening, the message of Romans 6:11, which instructs to “reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God yet alive in Christ” was preached just prior to communion. This concept of being “dead” to sin and symbolically eating the flesh and drinking the blood, coupled with a passion to reach a people who are largely ignored by the church, sparked a flame in the hearts of the members of GRAVE ROBBER to begin this unique ministry.
Surreal is the debut record of super group trio, Phil Collen (Def Leppard) Paul Cook (Sex Pistols) and Simon Laffey (Girl).
My first thought going into this record was, how much of Def Leppard’s sound will be mixed into this record. Much to my surprise, not as much as I thought. Yes, there are a few Leppardisms here and there, but this is a completely different sounding record. Surreal is more of a pure rock record, and an eclectic mix of styles.
On Surreal, I hear a blend of punk, pop, hard rock, and reggae. It is a fusion of styles that make this one of the more interesting records as of late.
The song writing is somewhat simple, but it is catchy. The songs get in your head, and stay there.
Some of my favorite cuts are Turn It Up, Every Second of Every Day, Skin Crawl and Halo. These aren’t the only good songs by any means. There really isn’t a bad cut on this disc.
Not only is Phil Collen an outstanding guitarist, but he is pretty damn good in the vocal department. His vocal style is similar to Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott. The chemistry between Cook, Collen and Laffey is quite apparent, and it shows in the music. The songs are upbeat and fun to listen to. Not only do I hear Def Leppard’s influence, but I also hear a Police vibe in some songs.
The bottom line, I have been thoroughly enjoying this disc, and I think you will to. Surreal hits stores on June 3rd. Don’t miss picking this one up!
Rating:Out of 10
1. This Is
2. Turn It Up
3. Runnin’ Me Up
4. Every Second of Every Day
5. Spinning Out
6. Can’t Find My Own Way
7. Skin Crawl
9. Connected to You
11. It’s Entertainment
12. Shadow Man
Man Raze is:
Phil Collen – Guitars and Lead Vocals
Paul Cook – Drums
Simon Laffey – Bass
“I’m a little black girl who’ll rock your world, so keep your eye on me.”
When Daniela Cotton belts those lyrics in the song “Make U Move,” it’s an
understatement of her own vocal prowess and stage presence. This mind-blowing rocker puts every ounce of her petite frame into making sure the audience doesn’t miss a beat.
Take a look at live footage for “Make You Move” and listen to the stream of
“Testify.” We think you’ll at least be tapping your foot by the chorus of either
song as Danielia sets out to make you move.