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German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR entered the studio on November 28 to begin recording their new album, “16.6”, due in early 2009 via Frontiers Records. The band is in the process of laying down the following 14 tracks for the new CD (working titles; in no particular order):
01. Six Times Dead (16.6)
02. Smith & Wesson
04. Riding The Eagle
05. Black Rain
08. Night After Night
10. Don’t Fuck With My Life
11. No Smoke Without Fire
12. The Exorcist
Commented PRIMAL FEAR frontman Ralf Scheepers: “It’s very unusual for one band member to see and listen how the other band member is delivering the goods on his instrument. When we perform together live, you can also judge what’s going on each instrument but not as clear and obvious as in the studio where you can concentrate on each tone or note or beat from your mates. From what I have heard so far, I can really say it’s the best performance I have ever heard from Randy [Black] on the drums and also from Henny [Wolter] on the guitar. Of course, some people might think, ‘What else should he say, he has to promote the new album and that’s what every musician would say just to keep the ball running.’ But these words are my true impression and I really can’t wait for Magnus [Karlsson, guitar] and Mat [Sinner, bass] to nail their parts to see the whole building growing and growing.”
PRIMAL FEAR earlier in the year parted ways with guitarist Stefan Leibing and replaced him with Magnus Karlsson (ALLEN/LANDE, STARBREAKER).
The band’s latest album, “New Religion”, last year landed on the Swedish chart at No. 67. It also entered the German chart at No. 60. The CD was released in the U.S. on January 29 via Locomotive/Ryko. Guest musicians on the album include Kai Hansen (GAMMA RAY, ex-HELLOWEEN) and Simone Simons (EPICA).
Like everybody else I am waiting the release of the new Danger Danger album, which will hopefully see the light of day in 2009. But if you think Ted Poley is just sitting around doing nothing you would be sadly mistaken. Not only is he preparing for the release of Poley/Rivera’s Only Human in the middle of November, he also found the time to record the debut album “For Your Personal Amusement” with his band mates in Pleasure Dome. Poley teams up with David Tsien (guitars), Charlie Calv (keyboards), Ed Avila (bass) and John Hummel (drums) in what amounts to a melodic rock supergroup. Some of the bands the members have been involved with in the past include, Shotgun Symphony, Arcara, Shoot the Doctor, Skin Tag and Melodica.
After a short musical intro everything kicks off with “Trapped” which is a heavy melodic song filled with some great bass lines from Avila and keyboards from Calv. For someone known more for party rock Poley does a great job of handling the vocals on this song and Tsien completes the song perfectly with his guitar work.
“One & Only” could easily pass for a Danger Danger song or a song off Poley’s solo albums. It is a catchy sing a long song with great vocals and even more great guitar work from Tsien. I hope some radio station gives this song a chance because it deserves it and has hit written all over it.
“the Aura That Surrounds You” is another heavy melodic song with some haunting keyboards and great bass from Calv and Avila. With every song Tsien’s playing impresses me more and more. His playing along with Poley’s vocals shine throughout the album.
“Praying For A Miracle” is an acoustic based mid tempo rocker, which I believe was first recorded for Liberty N’ Justice’s “Independence Day” album that Poley also sang a track on.
“Always Tomorrow” follows the same formula as “Trapped” and “Aura That Surrounds You”. “Love Is A Game” is a duet between Poley and unfortunately an unknown female singer. She also returns to join the band again on “I Won’t Cry”.
“Seems Like A Dream” is an unusual song as it is mostly an instrumental but it does have about a minute worth of vocals in the middle of the song but there is some great playing nonetheless.
“Return To Zero” is by far the heaviest song on the album, while it is a decent song I could live without it and it wouldn’t leave a hole in the album.
Comic book fans should all love (Who Will) Save the World as this rocker talks about how the world needs a new super hero as all the well known heroes from D.C. and Marvel alike are all busy with their own problems. This song gets my vote for best song on the album.
“For Your Personal Amusement” is a good album and a great introduction to the band. Hopefully we will get a chance to hear their work again. I believe the guys just started scratching the surface of what they are capable of doing together.
Check out Pleasure Dome on myspace at this link.
- For Your Personal Amusement Intro
- One And Only
- The Aura That Surrounds You
- Praying For A Miracle
- Always Tomorrow
- Love Is A Game
- Seems Like A Dream
- I Won’t Cry
- Return To Zero
- Who Will Save The World
- For Your Personal Amusement Outro
Pleasure Dome is:
Ted Poley – vocals
Dave Tsien – guitars
Charlie Calv – keyboards
Ed Avila Jnr – bass
John Hummel – drums
Original KISS guitarist’s official web site, AceFrehley.com, will launch on December 15, 2008 at noon. You can currently visit the site — which will contain music, videos and news, as well as art and graphics from Acehimself — to sign up for a mailing list which will give you access to “exclusive information from Ace Frehley.”
In an early 2008 interview with Billboard, Frehley stated about his forthcoming solo album, “Basically, I’m trying to get back into the mindset I was in when I did my first solo record [1978’s ‘Ace Frehley’]. That record seemed to have all the elements everybody liked — a real cool instrumental, a hit single, some real heavy rockers, a nice variety of different genres of music.”
Among his favorite new tracks are “A Little Below the Angels”, hard-rocking “Pain in the Neck” and an instrumental called “Fractured Quantum”, which is a follow-up to his previous instrumentals “Fractured Mirror” and “Fractured Too”. Another favorite is “groove song” titled“Genghis Khan”, which he likens in tone to LED ZEPPELIN‘s “Kashmir”.
Frehley told MyrtleBeachOnline.com that he’s shooting for 12 tracks on his next album, his first in 18 years. Studio work has spanned several months, and some of the songs go back 12 years.
Frehley recently spent time on the road fronting a band that featured second guitarist Derek Hawkins, drummer Scot Coogan (ex-BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION) and bassist Anthony Esposito (ex-LYNCH MOB).
METALLICA, JUDAS PRIEST, MÖTLEY CRÜE, SLIPKNOT and DISTURBEDare among the nominees for the 51th annual Grammy Awards, which will be held on Sunday, February 8, 2009 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The nominees in the “Hard Rock”, “Metal”, “Rock Instrumental” and “Rock” categories are as follows:
Best Hard Rock Performance:
Best Metal Performance:
DRAGONFORCE – “Heroes Of Our Time”
JUDAS PRIEST – “Nostradamus”
METALLICA – “My Apocalypse”
MINISTRY – “Under My Thumb”
SLIPKNOT – “Psychosocial”
Best Rock Instrumental Performance:
Best Rock Album:
COLDPLAY – Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
KID ROCK – Rock N Roll Jesus
KINGS OF LEON – Only By The Night
METALLICA – Death Magnetic
THE RACONTEURS – Consolers Of The Lonely
For the first time, nominations were announced on prime-time television as part of “The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! – Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night”. The one-hour special — broadcast live on CBSfrom Nokia Theatre L.A Live — featured past Grammy winners and nominees reading nominations in several categories, as well as performing songs from the Grammy Hall Of Fame in celebration of the grand opening of the Grammy Museum.
Grammy ballots for the final round of voting will be mailed on December 17 to the voting members of The Recording Academy. They are due back to the accounting firm Deloitte by January 14, 2009, when they will be tabulated and the results kept secret until the telecast.
The 51st annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS from 8 to 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).
Fans Create Warriors of Time Video Using Game Footage and Live Concert Clips to Win Huge Prizes
Gamecock Media Group and Interscope Records today announced that they have brought together heavy metal stars Black Tide with Spark Unlimited, developer of the acclaimed action game of mythic proportions, Legendary, for a contest that puts fans in the director’s seat.
By visiting www.blacktidemusic.com/legendary, fans of Black Tide and Legendary will be able to combine live concert footage of the band with clips from the video game to create a music video for the song Warriors of Time. Once completed, videos are uploaded to YouTube with links to the video posted to the competition website.
On February 22nd, 2009 the best videos will be chosen by Black Tide and Spark, and a bevy of prizes will be awarded. Prizes that will be given to the winners include:
- Gaming Computer, Schecter Guitar, Original Game Artwork, a copy of the game, T-shirt + CD + Poster
Runner Up (2) Prizes:
-T-shirt + CD+ Poster and a copy of the game
The deadline for entry is February 22nd so be sure to go to the website and start creating your masterpiece right away!
For a mashup of gaming and rock, check out the video example