Yesterday, I spent the afternoon at the Rockstar Energy drink Mayhem festival in Indianapolis, IN. I caught several bands live, and hope to have the photos and video up on the site soon. I have close to 4 GB of photo and video to go through, so I will put stuff up as time allows.
Some of the bands that I saw yesterday were Black Tide, Five Finger Death Punch, Airbourne, Dragonforce, Disturbed and Slipknot.
More on the way soon!
When drummer Dave Lombardo left Slayer in the mid 90’s, he started up a new band, Grip Inc.
This metal act sounds nothing like Slayer, but is definitely heavy metal.
Check out the 2004 Video by Grip Inc, and let us know what you think of the Answer?
Should Grip Inc. Sink or Swim?
If the video isn’t showing here, you can view it at this link.
I went into this review knowing absolutely nothing about this band Evidence One from Baden-Württemberg Germany. Which surprised me a little considering some of the bands they have shared the stage with across Europe, while being unknown to most American fans. When it comes to Progressive/Melodic Rock to me three bands carry the torch for all to follow. Those three bands are TNT, House of Lords, and Queensryche. I think that is the reason I was pleasantly surprised by Tattooed Heart, I found a little of all three on this album.
When the first notes of “Moonsigh” blasted out of my speakers I actually thought I was going to be in for a very long uninterested listening, but by the time the third track “Written In Blood” played my opinion had changed completely. Listening to vocalist Carsten Lizard Schulz, I hear not only Tony Harnell, but a little Kelly Keeling mixed in also. While he doesn’t display the vocal range of Harnell he definitely displays the power and energy. Guitarist/Keyboardist Robby Boebel could easily share the stage and hold his own with Lynch, Schenker, DeGarmo, but as an added bonus he could give Gregg Giuffria a run for the money also. Rhythm guitarist Wolfgang Schimmer compliments Boebel nicely while the rhythm section of bassist Thomas Bauer and drummer Rami Ali Keep everyone and everything nice and tight in the groove.
Standout tracks on “Tattooed Heart” include Written in Blood, Tattooed Heart, When Thunder Hits the Ground, Slave to the Machine, and Wall of Lies. I also dare anyone to listen to Anything I Need to Know and tell me they can not hear a major Queensryche influence on this song. While those may be my favorites I can listen to this album from start to finish without ever having to skip tracks. I highly recommend this album to any fan of European Melodic Metal. Close your eyes and imagine a band consisting of Tony Harnell, Gregg Giuffria, and Chris DeGarmo that is the picture I see when listening to Evidence One.
Rating:Out of 10
- Virus In My Veins
- Written In Blood
- Tattooed Heart
- Infinite Seconds
- When Thunder Hits The Ground
- In Love And War
- Slave To The Machine
- Anything I Need To Know
- Child Of Insanity
- Wall Of Lies (bonus track)
Evidence One is:
Carsten “Lizard” Schulz – Vocals
Robby Boebel – Guitars & Keyboards
Thomas “Hutch” Bauer – Bass
Wolfgang “Schimmi” Schimmer – Guitars
Rami Ali – Drums
Reviewed by RockNRollCoastie.
How in the heck did 20th Century Fox get to use the name Babylon A.D. for their new movie?! I realize that Babylon A.D. is one of the lesser known bands of the 80’s hair metal era, but this seems like a trademark or copyright violation of some sort.
You can watch the trailer for the new Vin Diesel movie below:
Here is the Babylon A.D. Video, “Bang Goes The Bells”. This song is from the Babylon A.D. self titled debut from 1989 on Arista Records.
Seems like to me the band could have a pending lawsuit. They may not be as famous as Def Leppard, RATT, Motley Crue or Guns ‘N Roses, but you don’t see movies named after those bands either. Food for thought.
According to Billboard.com, Rock Act Daughtry’s four-times platinum self-titled 19/RCA debut will be released in expanded form Sept. 9, led by a newly recorded cover of Foreigner’s “Feels Like the First Time.”
The original album is also appended with acoustic renditions of “What About Now” and “Home” plus a live version of “It’s Not Over.” A bonus DVD boasts videos for “It’s Not Over,” “Home,” “Over You,” “Feels Like Tonight” and “What About Now,” along with live clips for “Breakdown” and “There and Back Again.”
“Daughtry” has sold 4.2 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album is No. 78 this week in its 89th week on The Billboard 200.
The band has a month’s worth of live dates on tap beginning Friday (Aug. 15) in Las Vegas.
Stuff.co is reporting that Lenny Kravitz is reportedly set to become the new frontman for US rockers Velvet Revolver.
Lenny, 44, has been spotted in the studio with the band – which features former Guns ’n’ Roses guitarist Slash – who have been looking for a high profile replacement to appear on their new record since parting company with original singer Scott Weiland in April.
A source close to the band told Britain’s The Sun newspaper: “Velvet Revolver’s new album will draw heavily on their messy split with Scott. The band wanted a big name who could easily hold his own and reckon Lenny is just the man for the job.”
Other singers linked to the frontman position include former Van Halen singer Sammy Hagar and Liv Tyler’s husband, former Spacehog star Royston Langdon.
Speaking at the time of the band’s split from Scott, Slash said: “This band is all about its fans and its music and Scott Weiland isn’t 100 percent committed to either. Among other things, his increasingly erratic onstage behaviour and personal problems have forced us to move on.”
Velvet Revolver have released two albums, Contraband and Libertad.
Stone Temple Pilots are currently on tour throughout America.
HRH Comment: Lenny Kravitz could bring an interesting dynamic to Velvet Revolver. He is no slouch on the guitar, and is a good singer. He could bolster Velvet Revolver’s sound, assuming he gets to play the six string.
Check out Lenny on the tune, “Are You Gonna Go My Way” below.
Today, August 12th marks the street date for EXTREME’s new album Saudades de Rock.
Currently, you can stream the entire album over at AOL’s “Listening Party”
CLUTCH’s new Live DVD and Audio CD, Full Fathom Five is available starting today, August 12th. The album is available through merch.com, at shows, and through select indie retailers.
For the rest of the week, you can stream the entire album over at AOL’s Listening Party.
Northern Irish rockers MILLION DOLLAR RELOAD will release its debut album, ‘ANTHEMS OF A DEGENERATION’, on 20th October via LIME RECORDS.
The 15-track album has already received international acclaim including reviews such as “This is a wheelie-bin boogie of the trashiest order” – Classic Rock Magazine, “…a debut album that is no filler and all killer is a hell of a way to start a career” – hardrockhouse.com and “Dirty, sleazy, bluesy, infectious, catchy, anthemic, drink friendly , smoking ban defying. That’s what this album is…All in all, my advice. Buy this album.” – imarocker.com.
ANTHEMS OF A DEGENERATION track listing:
01. Get It Up
02. Livin’ In The City
03. Goodnight New York
04. Give It All
06. International Anthem
07. The Last Icon
09. Tattoos and Dirty Girls
11. Dead Like You (Freeloader)
12. Fire Your Guns
13. Cold Hard Day
14. You Can’t Stop Me From Flying
Following a successful UK tour including an appearance at the Clive Aid show in Birmingham and a mind blowing show at The Camden Underworld, London, MILLION DOLLAR RELOAD headed to the US for a 10 date tour with Chicago based power trio The Black Molly’s. Word of mouth spread fast and sold out show followed sold out show – America was hooked on MILLION DOLLAR RELOAD’s brand of Rock N’ Roll!
Shows planed later in the year include the prestigious ‘Hard Rock Hell II’
event. HRHII is the second biggest rock event in the UK after Download and this year includes bands like Black Label Society, The Wildhearts and the legendary Thin Lizzy.
The first single, ‘YOU CAN’T STOP ME FROM FLYING’ will be available as download only bundle that will also include the anthemic ‘GOODNIGHT NEW YORK’ and exclusive new artwork.
‘YOU CAN’T STOP ME FROM FLYING’/’GOODNIGHT NEW YORK’ will be released on 22nd September. You can have a listen to the single as well as other songs from ‘ANTHEMS OF A DEGENERATION’ at myspace.com/milliondollarreload or
HRH Comment: This is good news for those of you that didn’t get a chance to get a copy of this disc the first time around. You can read the HRH review here.
In 2003, Anthrax made a video for the tune, “Safe Home”. This is on the album, “We′ve Come For You All” featuring John Bush on vocals.
I have an appreciation for good rock music whether it is hard rock, metal, punk or even the blues. Sometimes I stumble upon new music in the strangest of places. A couple of weeks ago on a lazy Sunday afternoon, my wife and I drove north of the city to check out a flea market that we never stopped at before. In this mecca of tools, used crap, and bad Elvis impersonators, I stumbled upon this little music shop hidden away in one of the buildings in this palace of fleas.
The gentleman running this shop had a nice stereo set up, and was blasting some cool blues rock music. As I flipped through the new and used compact discs in this little store front, I wonder who this amazing guitar player was that I was listening to. The shop owner introduced me to Blues veteran Walter Trout, and his new CD, The Outsider.
I must admit that I don’t always listen to bluesy rock, but I am a fan of Stevie Ray Vaughn and own a couple of his releases. The first two songs on The Outsider, “Welcome To The Human Race” and “The Next Big Thing” had me sold on the first listen. I thought they were quite similar to the style of Stevie Ray Vaughn’s music. I don’t usually seek out this style of rock often, but anyone that remotely compares to the late Stevie Ray Vaughn is definitely worth mentioning on this website.
I honestly knew nothing of Walter Trout before stumbling upon this disc. Much to my surprise, Walter Trout has been around for a long time. The Outsider is his 17th release since 1990.
Why haven’t I heard of Walter Trout before now? I don’t know the answer to that question. Walter Trout has certainly entered my musical radar in a big way in 2008. The music on the CD is some of the best I have heard all year. Trout’s vocals are quite good, and his guitar work is pretty amazing. The Outsider is filled with good songs, and music to match. Fans of good bluesy rock need to check this CD out.
You can preview the music on The Outsider in the clips below. Highly recommended!
Rating: Out of 10
1. Welcome To The Human Race
2. The Next Big Thing
3. All My Life
4. The Love Song Of J. Alfred Bluesrock
5. Don’t Wanna Fall
6. Child Of Another Day
7. Turn Your Eyes To Heaven
8. The Restless Age
9. Gone Too Long
10. A Matter Of The Heart
11. Can’t Have It All
13. The Outsider
Walter Trout Band is:
Walter Trout – Guitar and Vocals
Bass – Rick Knapp and James Hutchinson
Drums – Kenny Aronoff
Hammond B3 – Sammy Avila
Win Walls of Jericho’s new album “The American Dream” plus their entire music catalog!
Don’t miss them on MAYHEM tour now and w/36Crazyfist & It Dies Today this summer!
Vancouver based metal outfit CRADLE TO GRAVE have announced the dates for their upcoming West Coast North American tour. The band will be hitting markets on the coasts of Canada, US & Mexico throughout the month of August.
Guitarist Sasquatch said: “This is the time of the year where we look forward to going down south to destroy venues with some of our American & Mexican blood brothers,” says guitarist Sasquatch. “Regardless of where we play, it is always fucking crazy and the metal community is alive and well on the West Coast. Come out and thrash till death!”
Cradle to Grave recently released their new album “Texas Medicine” through Year of the Sun Records. The album was mixed and mastered by Devin Townsend (Lamb of God, Darkest Hour, GWAR) and hailed by the Vancouver Straight as “the soundtrack of choice for your trip to the electric chair.” The band is currently streaming tracks from their album online at www.myspace.com/cradletograve.
CRADLE TO GRAVE TOUR DATES:
Aug. 22 – Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt
Aug. 23 – Everett, WA @ Flights
Aug. 24 – Tijuana, MX @ El Publieto
Aug. 25 – Mexicali, MX @ El Diablo del Santo Domingo
Aug. 26 – Escondido, MX @ La Cabana del Satanico
Aug. 27 – Santa Monica, CA @ 14 Below
Aug. 28 – Salem, OR @ Sapphire Grill
Aug. 29 – Eugene, OR @ Samurai Duck
Aug. 30 – Portland, OR @ The Red Room
Aug. 31 – Seattle, WA @ The Comet Tavern
TESLA DELIVERS ‘FOREVER MORE,’
THE NEW STUDIO ALBUM SET FOR RELEASE OCTOBER 7
WORLD TOUR KICKS OFF OCTOBER 1
Multi-platinum rockers TESLA–Jeff Keith (vocals), Frank Hannon (guitars), Brian Wheat (bass), Troy Luccketta (drums) and Dave Rude (guitar)—are looking well into the future with their seventh studio album, FOREVER MORE, set for release October 7 on Tesla Electric Company Recordings (in partnership with Ryko Distribution).
“I Wanna Live,” the new album’s first single, is being serviced to radio stations nationwide on August 18. The band’s world tour will kick off October 1 in Salt Lake City with more dates announced in the coming weeks.
For FOREVER MORE, Tesla reunited with producer Terry Thomas, who was behind the boards for the band’s 1994 Gold-certified BUST A NUT album, and engineered by Michael Rosen who worked with Tesla on INTO THE NOW.
Guitarist Frank Hannon explains, “We started writing new songs for this album the first week of January, while simultaneously planning a mid-West tour of America in February and recording our COMIN’ ATCHA LIVE! 2008 DVD while we were on the road. Coming home in March, we hired Terry to jump back into writing and recording music with us while we edited the DVD and routed a summer tour of Europe. We’re riding a wave of energy that doesn’t come easy for a band of rookies much less a band whose been doing this for over 20 years – and we wouldn’t have it any other way.”
“After returning from Europe,” continues Frank, “we jumped right back into the studio to work on FOREVER MORE with Terry while setting up a tour of American festival shows in July and August, playing alongside bands such as Matchbox Twenty, the Wallflowers, Queensrÿche, KISS and Judas Priest. It’s great that we can play with any band, of any music genre, because we’ve never been pigeon-holed into a style or label of music throughout our career.”
In describing the vibe of the new album, he continues, “FOREVER MORE demonstrates this idea of writing songs in a diverse fashion. The title track is one of our deeper cuts complete with heavy lyrics, de-tuned riffs and acoustic interludes, while, ‘I Wanna Live’ is one of our more uplifting songs that bounces musically and delivers a lyrical message that suggests living life to the fullest.”
The rest of the album takes a similar ride of dynamic ups and downs with songs like ‘So What!,’ ‘Fallin’ Apart,’ ‘Breakin’ Free,’ ‘The Game,’ ‘All Of Me’ and ‘The First Time.’”
All the tracks on FOREVER MORE offer a variety of emotions where each song has its own twist–not sounding like another. FOREVER MORE was written and recorded during a period of high energy and bizarre life circumstances for each of Tesla’s band members, with those experiences coming full circle throughout the CD.
Tesla’s DVD, COMIN’ ATCHA LIVE! 2008 was released July 15. It’s the band’s first DVD in 17 years (since 1991’s Five Man Video Band) and is filled with over two hours of live music, special behind-the-scenes footage, their fans, backstage, on stage and loose on the streets of Seattle.
In addition, Tesla’s first double-disc collection of 32 of their best tracks and collectibles, GOLD, will be available on August 26 on Geffen/Universal Music Enterprises, ranging from 1986 through 2007 and including their chart hits “Signs,” “Love Song,” and “The Way It Is.“
Staind has made us wait three long years for their sixth studio album, The Illusion of Progress. The band has three number one albums in a row, so they have a lot to live up to with this new disc.
Staind calls The Illusion of Progress the “most musical CD” they’ve recorded to date. While I don’t know if I agree with that statement or not, there are some tunes on this disc that have the potential to be hits for Staind.
The first song This Is It starts off with a heavy but moody track, “This Is It”. This tune has a grunge element to it, but it is pretty cool tune. I expect that this song will hit mainstream radio in the near future.
“The Way I Am” is mid tempo song that just plods along. It isn’t breaking any new ground. It isn’t a bad tune, but it just comes across as average to my ears.
“Believe” is the first single off of Illusion of Progress. This is a pretty solid tune that ought to be a hit for Staind. You can listen to Believe by clicking here.
“Save Me” is a slower paced song that also has some radio potential, if they recorded a clean version of the tune. Their is a lyric in this song, “save me for the fuck of it” that unintentionally jumps out of your speakers when you hear it.
At this point in the record, I was hoping for something a little more upbeat, and I got it, with the song “All I Want“. This is another solid tune from Staind.
“Pardon Me” has a sound that falls somewhere between Tool and Shinedown. This is another slow, and moody track that I just couldn’t get into.
At this point I started to get a little bored with this disc, as I could not find a tune that had the WOW factor I was looking for.
Most of Staind’s tunes have the down tuned guitars that is common place in modern rock today. The one thing that sets apart this band from most of the others is the fine voice of Aaron Lewis. The problem that I have with the Illusion of Progress is that most of the songs of their low to mid tempo range, and are a little more soft and mellow. This isn’t what I expected from Staind. Yes, some of the songs are good, but very few of them excite me very much. I was hoping for something a little heavier, and this disc never seems to get there. This may not be a problem for die hard Staind fans, but I would recommend streaming this album before picking it up.
Rating:Out of 10
1. This Is It
2. The Way I Am
4. Save Me
5. All I Want
6. Pardon Me
7. Lost Along The Way
8. Break Away
9. Tangled Up In You
10. Raining Again
11. Rainy Day Parade
12. The Corner
13. Nothing Left To Say
Aaron Lewis – Vocals
Johnny April – Bass
Jon Wysocki – Drums
Mike Mushock – Guitars
Check out the hot new video, from Theory of a Deadman, “Bad Girlfriend”.
TOUR SHOCKER … METALLICA TO PLAY IN N. AMERICA!
Time for a different sort of vacation … one right here on our home turf!! Now that “Death Magnetic” is complete, we’re ready to start a proper indoor arena tour of the States and Canada and we can’t wait to visit all of our ‘Talli-fans here . . . it really has been too long (hey, what’s four years amongst friends?).
Met Clubbers and Mission Metallica Platinum members will have first crack at ‘em when tickets go on sale . . . dates, times and in general more on that later. But for now, we thought we would let you know where we’ll be for the next couple of months . . . here’s a complete list of cities and venues up through January 31, 2009!
Keep watching here for all ticket on sale dates and times . . . coming very soon. See you out there!
All October/November dates with Down and The Sword :
October 21 – Glendale, AZ Jobing Arena
October 23 – Albquerque, NM Tingley Coliseum
October 25 – Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
October 26 – Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
November 1 – Portland, OR Rose Quarter
November 3 – Salt Lake City, UT Energy Solutions Arena
November 4 – Denver, CO Pepsi Center
November 6 – Omaha, NE Qwest Center
November 8 – Moline, IL iWireless Center
November 9 – Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
November 17 – St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
November 18 – Tulsa, OK BOK Center
November 20 – Houston, TX Toyota Center
November 22 – Little Rock, AR Alltel Arena
November 23 – New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
All December dates with Lamb of God and The Sword:
December 1 – Seattle, WA Key Arena
December 2 – Vancouver, BC GM Place
December 4 – Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome
December 7 – Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
December 12 – Ontario, CA Citizens Bank Arena
December 13 – Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
December 15 – San Diego, CA Cox Arena
December 17 – Los Angeles, CA The Forum
December 20 – Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
All January dates with Machine Head and The Sword:
January 12 – Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center
January 13 – Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena
January 15 – Washington, DC Verizon Center
January 17 – Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center
January 18 – Boston, MA TD Banknorth Center
January 26 – Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
January 29 – Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum
January 31 – Newark, NJ Prudential Center
The Classic Metal Show Interviewed L.A. Guns guitarist, Tracii Guns & Faster Pussycat in the same interview.
Tracii Guns offers his view on the “other” L.A. Guns, the demise of Paul Black, and what the future holds for L.A. Guns.
Check it out in the youtube clip below.
Check out the very first video, by Rhino Bucket, “Blood on the Cross”.
Detroit rockers Ugly have three unreleased songs available for download on their myspace page.
The three songs are “Rock and Roll”, “Jesus” and “All Kids”.
If you haven’t checked out their album, from 2007, you ought to do so! It rocks!!
Check out Ugly guitarist, Kevin McCreery’s Guitar Solo live from their 2007 Labor Day Weekend show in Cincinnati, Ohio below.
RATT & Roll returned to Cincinnati last Thursday Night. Two local acts opened this show, A Nervous Wreck, and Prizoner. I made it to Annies shortly after Prizoner started playing, so I can’t say how A Nervous Wreck’s set went, but Prizoner was on fire Thursday Night.
Prizoner’s set included covers by The Cult, AC/DC, Buckcherry, Kix, Cinderella, Puddle of Mudd, Skid Row, Tesla, Iron Maiden and a damn good cover of Motley Crue’s Saints of Los Angeles, as well as their own original tune, White Knuckle Ride. Prizoner has been a staple in the Cincinnati rock scene since the 80’s, and they did a fantastic job at getting the crowd pumped up and ready to see RATT.
Prizoner was so good that I though RATT would be a let down, after their excellent set. This was not the case tonight. Prizoner set the crowd up, and RATT tore the roof off of the club.
I have seen RATT twice in 2007, and Stephen Pearcy with his solo band in December. Each time, I thought Pearcy’s voice was a little better than the last time I saw him. His voice was damn near perfect this time around. I made a point to stand on the side of the stage where Warren DeMartini was playing. I am quite glad I did. His playing and solos were quite impressive.
Robby Crane might just be the best bass player RATT has ever had. Does this guy ever stand still during a show? His bass combined with Bobby Blotzer’s drums sounded great all night.
John Corabi played rhythm guitar and sang backup to Stephen Pearcy. I never noticed how much Corabi was singing until this show. I hope he doesn’t leave the band as it has been rumored of late. He will be greatly missed if he does quit RATT.
RATT played a pretty good selection of their hits including Tug of War, You’re In Love, Way Cool Jr., Lack of Communication, Lay It Down, Wanted Man, Back For More, a cover of Aerosmith’s Walkin’ The Dog, Nobody Rides For Free and a few other tunes that I can’t recall.
They also did an encore of Body Talk and Round & Round.
I didn’t decide to hit this show until a couple of days before. It was a great concert for a club show. I was glad I went. If I had any complaints at all, it would have wished RATT would have played longer.
Don’t miss RATT if they head your way. They have a few shows left on this tour.
I have included videos from RATT’s encore of Body Talk and Round and Below.
Check them out!
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It was reported on several sites last week that Jon Corabi quit RATT, and Carlos Cavazo has taken his place as the rhythm guitar player of RATT.
RATT played at the Annie’s Entertainment Center in Cincinnati, Ohio on Thursday night (Concert Review coming soon) and John Corabi was still very much a vital member of RATT in this concert. He played rhythm guitar and sang back up to Stephen Pearcy.
During the concert, he didn’t look all that happy to be there, and didn’t seem to share in the energy that the rest of the band had, but he was still there.
RATT has a few more live dates in 2008, before Stephen Pearcy embarks on his solo tour in support of his new solo CD, Under My Skin.
It will be interesting to see what happens in the RATT camp once this tour concludes.
Long overdue HARDLINE third studio album “Just Add Water” is finally going to be completed soon.
Singer Johnny Gioeli sent an official update for the fans “We are mixing and mastering the second week of September in Los Angeles! The new record combines the sounds of old and new…. Great big hooks… Yet I call it music-sushi: raw and delicious. I can’t wait for it to be completed.
It was shelved and finally dusted off when I could concentrate on her.
Everyone will be pleased and this time we REALLY want to tour with this record!”.
HRH Favorite Black Stone Cherry have a new album coming out on August 19th called Folklore and Superstition. Check out the first single, and video “Blind Man” below.
I must admit that when I found a copy of the Little Angels CD, Young Gods in my local rock shop recently, I didn’t know very much about them. I guessed by the cover art that they would be another average hair metal act that I had forgotten about. I decided to take a chance on the band, and purchased this disc.
I really didn’t expect Young Gods to be much. With that being said, I was pleasantly surprised to find a disc full of good catchy tunes.
It sounds as if the band was trying to tap into the early 90’s glam metal scene with some of their songs. Take one look at the video for the song Boneyard (below) and you will see what I mean. Not all of the songs are in the style of late 80’s/early 90’s pop metal. This disc has a good mix of pop metal, AOR, and maybe a small dash of southern rock.
The musicianship of Little Angels appears to be a lot better than many of the bands that found success in the United States in the 90’s. Bruce John Dickinson is a pretty good guitar player. His guitar licks combined with the piano, and keyboards of his brother, Jimmy is a pretty stout combination in my book.
Toby Jepson, The voice of Little Angels, can go from a clean vocal to a Tom Keifer like scream. I like is style and I believe he is a very under rated vocalist.
Some of my favorite cuts are Back Door Man, The Wildside Of Life, and She’s A Little Angel. I don’t recall hearing any of these songs on the radio, or seeing any of the Little Angels’ videos on MTV back in the day. Apparently, the band was pretty popular in the UK, but never gained a foothold in the United States. It is a shame as Young Gods is an above average disc that I have been enjoying a great deal. If you can find a copy of this out of print disc, I recommend picking it up.
For more information on Little Angels, check out their myspace page at this link.
Rating:Out of 10
I Ain’t Gonna Cry
She’s A Little Angel
Radical Your Love
Product of the Working Class
1. Back Door Man
3. Young Gods (Stand Up, Stand Up)
4. I Ain’t Gonna Cry
5. The Wildside Of Life
6. Product Of The Working Class
7. That’s My Kind Of Life
8. Juvenile Offender
9. She’s A Little Angel
10. Sweet Love Sedation
11. Radical Your Lover
12. Natural Born Fighter
13. Feels Like The World Has Come Undone
Little Angels Are:
Toby Jepson – Vocals & Acoustic Guitar
Mark Plunkett – Bass & Backing Vocals
Bruce John Dickinson – Guitars, Banjo & Nylon Strung Acoustic
Jimmy Dickinson – Keyboards, Piano, Hammond CD & Backing Vocals
Michael Lee – Drums & Percussion
CLUTCH are holding a contest to celebrate the release of their new live DVD and CD, Full Fathom Five on August 12th.
ENTER now and you will be placed into a drawing for your chance to win a guitar signed by CLUTCH!
· Visit http://goto.thesyn.com/clutch
Enter for your chance to win
· The contest ends September 30, 2008 at Noon EST.
· One grand prize winner will receive an autographed guitar and copies of the Full Fathom Five DVD and CD.
· The winner will be contacted via email and announced the week of October 13th, 2008 on The Syndicate’s blog (www.thesyn.com/blog).
· Limit one entry per person, per email address, or you will be disqualified.
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If you missed the recent interviews on Rockline from Candlebox, The Scorpions, Trapt or Judas Priest, you can listen to the archive interviews at the link below.