The wait is over! ZO2 brings you their highly anticipated third CD, Casino Logic, available on Tuesday, June 9th!
Featuring the single, “Painted Lady”, co-written by Spin Doctors’ Chris Barron, Casino Logic is packed with 11 brand new hard rocking songs. ”Red Line Highway” cranks it up and puts the pedal to the metal. ”Show Me” brings back the heyday of crowd participation arena rock. The ballad, “Stronger”, will have you singing along and waving iPhones with the lighter app. ”No Way Out” features the Blues Traveler himself, John Popper.
Can’t get enough of ZO2? Tune in to the IFC Channel on Sunday, June 7th for the the second season of “Z Rock”. Season 1 of “Z Rock” will also be available in stores on June 9th! To pre-order Casino Logic and season 1 of “Z Rock”, visit http://www.amazon.com.
L.A. HEAVY METAL MAESTROS STEEL PANTHER TO PLAY EXCLUSIVE UK CLUB SHOW
ALSO CONFIRMED FOR DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL
The Album FEEL THE STEEL To Detonate Across The U.K. On June 8th
The Single DEATH TO ALL BUT METAL To Explode Into The U.K. on June 15th
Lock up your daughters! Break out your hairspray – Los Angeles’ premiere heavy metal band, Steel Panther, will be playing an exclusive UK club show at the 229 club on Tuesday 16 June. Tickets will go on sale on Friday 15th May and be sure to get your tickets early as this will be a one off chance to see them in such an intimate venue! Additionally the band have confirmed their first ever UK festival appearance at Download on June 14th 2009.
Steel Panther will also be releasing their debut album, Feel The Steel, on Island Records on June 8th. This mythical musical masterpiece has been 20 years in the making with the band retuning in 2009 to reclaim their rightful place among metal music’s heavyweights. Powered by audacious frontman Michael Starr’s fearless vocal charge, the group ignites audiences from every walk of life with their unbridled valentine that goes right for the jugular of the heavy metal repertoire. Joining the effervescent Starr are Steel Panther’s Stix Zadinia on drums, Satchel on guitar, and bassist Lexxi Foxxx.
As word of Steel Panther’s return began to spread around the music community, a who’s who of musical artists stepped up to join the band in reclaiming metals place among the top of the music landscape. Allison Robertson of the Donnas and Justin Hawkins from the Darkness make an appearance on the Steel Panther mantra number, “Party All Day.” Anthrax’s Scott Ian shows up on the soon to be international hit, “Asian Hooker” alongside Slipknot’s Corey Taylor who also appears on the soon-to-be classics, “Eyes Of A Panther” and the first single, “Death To All But Metal.”
The four member band, known for their outrageous stage presence and gargantuan guitar riffs have been entertaining fans and scores of rock and entertainment VIPs with their raucous antics via L.A.’s longest running heavy metal show on the Sunset Strip for nearly a decade (now running at the infamous Key Club every Monday night). The band also holds residencies at the Green Valley Resort and Casino on Friday and Saturday in Las Vegas. UK metal magazine Kerrang recently attended a Steel Panther show and quickly professed: “Hair metal is back and it is here to fuck your girlfriend.”
Known for their lively between-song banter and dead-on affirmation of metal’s ‘golden age,’ the group’s debut effort promises to exude the same Steel Panther bravado and irreverent vitality that has compelled a stable of revered artists join them on stage through the years, including Gene Simmons of Kiss, Dave Navarro, Tommy Lee, Perry Farrell, Billie Ray Cyrus, Avril Lavigne, Kelly Clarkson, Pink and Jessica Simpson.
With critics raving that their sold-out brand of ‘unmistakable roaring rock’ has put the fun back in music, the band also carries their unvarnished sense of excess over to their website http://www.steelpantherrocks.com or their myspace page, http://www.myspace.com/steelpantherkickass – which embodies another stirring quality of Steel Panther – truth in advertising.
After 20 years in the making, it’s time to let the cat out of the cage…
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For those of you unfamiliar with Steelhouse Lane, Keith Slack is a very good singer with a slight rasp in his voice. His voice is well suited for this style of rock. He has a very cool sound that oscillates between Kelly Keeling and Whitesnake front man, David Coverdale. While on the subject of Whitesnake, former Whitesnake keyboardist Don Airey lends a hand on the title track ” Straight Up”.
The real star on this CD, is Taz Taylor whose excellent guitar licks grace this CD. Taylor, whose influences include MSG, Randy Rhoads, Van Halen and Gary Moore, does a good job of serving up some quality guitar work to back up Slack’s vocals.
While I have enjoyed the vocals and the guitar work on this CD, the songs aren’t quite there. It is almost as if the choruses don’t make the impact that they should. The music is good, but the songs don’t stick with me. This disc doesn’t live up to the Taz Taylor Band’s 2006 effort “Welcome to America” with Graham Bonnet.
If you listen to one song, check out “Razor Tongue”, this song is one of the highlights on “Straight Up”.
Rating: Out of 10
- Lock and Load
- Razor Tongue
- One More Night
- The Fugitive
- What You Need
- In Harms Way
- Information Overload
- Never Letting Go
- Bring It
- Wait No More
- Straight Up
Taz Taylor Band:
Taz Taylor – Guitar, Bass, Keyboards
Keith Slack – Vocals
Val Trainor – Drums
Don Airey – Keyboards