American rock icons KINGS X have announced plans to hit the road in further support of their latest acclaimed release, XV.
Following a successful national tour earlier this year with Extreme and the unique Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp, bassist/vocalist Dug Pinnick, guitarist Ty Tabor and drummer Jerry Gaskill will once again connect with their ever-loyal fanbase in a 14-city run.
Their fifteenth album, XV shows off the superior craftsmanship and
rock-solid chemistry that bassist/vocalist dUg Pinnick, guitarist Ty
Tabor and drummer Jerry Gaskill have displayed since their inception.
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12/4/2008 Louisville, KT, The Phoenix Hill Tavern
12/5/2008 Akron OH Tangiers
12/6/2008 Springfield VA Jaxx
12/8/2008 Milwaukee WI Shank Hall
12/9/2008 Chicago IL Double Door
12/10/2008 Mt. Clemmens MI The Emerald Theater
12/12/2008 Sayerville NJ Starland
12/13/2008 Southbridge MA A.C.D. Performance Cntr.
12/15/2008 Farmingville NY The Crazy Donkey
12/16/2008 New York NY Gramercy Blender Theater
12/18/2008 Nashville-TN Mercy Lounge
12/19/2008 Dallas TX The Door
12/20/2008 Houston TX The Meridian
12/21/2008 San Antonio TX Jack’s Patio
Kentucky rockers BLACK STONE CHERRY will film a new music video on Monday, October 13 in the New York/New Jersey area.
If you are interested in appearing in the clip, are at least 18 years old, are based in the New York/New Jersey area and are available for free, please send your picture and contact information to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Back in the day when MTV used to play music videos, one video and song that would not get out of my head was “Balls To The Wall” by Accept. This song and video was a staple on the Headbanger’s Ball on MTV, and was a favorite of mine.
I finally got around to replacing my cassette tape with the remastered CD of Accept’s 1984 metal classic, “Balls To the Wall”. The remastered version was released in 2001and as a bonus, a couple of extra live cuts that were recorded in Japan in 1985 were added to the CD.
“Balls To The Wall” may be the song that everyone knows on this disc, but it isn’t the only good song on this CD by any means.
“London Leatherboys” may not be an instant classic, and does sound a little dated in 2008, but I still like it. “Fight It Back” is the type of stadium anthem that will have you throwing your fists in the air, and banging your head instantly.
“Head Over Heels” has a distinct hair metal sound to it, but is pretty good. I think the live version on this disc is even better than the original. I love the guitar solos on this song.
“Losing More Than You’ve Ever Had” is a mid tempo rocker that sounds like it could have been on a Motley Crue album. The 80’s metal influence on Accept is pretty obvious on this song. Listen to the bass rhythm on this song. It is very Nikki Sixx like. As a whole it is a very cool tune.
“Love Child” is another fist pumping, head banger with more excellent guitar work by Frank and Hoffmann.
“Turn Me On” reminds me a lot of mid 80’s Judas Priest. This is a really cool rocking tune that should have gotten more airplay.
Udo Dirkschneider’s vocals are so abrasive on the anthem, “Losers and Winners” it almost sounds like he is going to shred his vocals chords. (Some may say this is how he always sounds.) Either way it works. This is a killer tune.
“Balls To The Wall” is another enjoyable album by Accept. It is their most successful album to date, but I don’t think it is their absolute best. The more I listen to “Balls to the Wall”, the more I think that the over all sound on this record falls somewhere between the Scorpions and Judas Priest. The song writing might be a little suspect on this disc, but Udo’s distinct vocals push it over the top. Most metal heads will like it, and ought to pick it up.
1. Balls To The Wall
2. London Leatherboys
3. Fight It Back
4. Head Over Heels
5. Losing More Than You’ve Ever Had
6. Love Child
7. Turn Me On
8. Losers and Winners
9. Guardian Of The Night
11. Head Over Heels (Live)
12. Love Child (Live)
Udo Dirkschneider – Vocals
Herman Frank – Guitars
Wolf Hoffmann – Guitars
Peter Baltes – Bass
Stefan Kaufmann – Drums