Just when you thought the music scene in Sweden was growing quiet, a new band emerges to kick you in the ass! Check out Dynazty from Stockholm, Sweden. This is a new band that features Rob Love from Zan Clan! Check out their promo clip from the studio, visit their myspace page at the link above.
Atlanta-based band Death On Two Wheels is the hot ticket of 2009 and now you can see them play at some select US shows. The band will play their new tunes from the up-coming album SEPARATION OF CHURCH & FATE.
“We’re looking forward to getting back on the road and playing,” explains Trae Vedder, singer/guitarist of DO2W. We’ve toured before, but very much under the radar. This time we’re coming back in full force and it’s on. See you there!”
Come see what Atlanta has known all this time – Death On Two Wheels coming to your town soon! For more information and upcoming tour information click on http://www.myspace.com/deathontwowheels
DEATH ON TWO WHEELS SUMMER TOUR DATES:
12 Hollywood, CA The Roxy
14 Silver lake, CA Cinespace
17 San Diego, CA Lestat’s
18 Monterey, CA Monterey Live
19 Salt Lake City, UT The Wood Shed
25 Houston, TX Bohemeos’s
26 Stillwater, OK The Vault
03 Macon, GA The Hummingbird
04 Atlanta, GA The Star Bar
09 Nashville, TN The 5 Spot
10 Charleston, SC Tin Roof
11 Charlotte, NC Evening Muse
24 Atlanta, GA Drunken Unicorn
30 Ft. Smith, AK Neumeirer’s Rib Room
New York metal legends RIOT, featuring the reunited ‘Thundersteel’/'The Privilege of Power’ era line-up of Mark Reale (guitar), Tony Moore (vocals), Don Van Stavern (bass), Bobby Jarzombek (drums), and Mike Flyntz (guitars), have posted footage of their recent San Antonio, TX writing session on their official YouTube Channel. The band is currently preparing for a new studio album which is set to get under way over the summer and tentatively scheduled for a late 2009 release.
Riot have also announced three October shows in Japan, one of the band’s premier markets going back to the classic ‘Rock City’ days. Says Mark Reale: “We’re excited to once again have the opportunity to play for our Japanese fans who’ve been so supportive over the years. This particular line-up only made it to Japan once before so this will be extra special for both us and the fans. See you soon!” Exact dates are as follows:
Oct. 23 – Shangri-La – Osaka, Japan (doors: 18:00 showtime:19:00)
Oct. 24 – Club Citta – Kawasaki, Japan (doors: 17:00 showtime:18:00) Oct. 25 – Club Citta – Kawasaki, Japan (doors: 17:00 showtime:18:00)
For club info on both venues in please visit: www.shan-gri-la.jp and clubcitta.co.jp, respectively. A live clip of the song ‘Fight Or Fall’, recorded in Tokyo on the ‘Thundersteel’ tour in 1989 can be viewed here: .
RIOT will be making two European festival appearances this month at the Sweden Rock and Metalway festivals on June 6 and June 20, respectively.
Rock Gone Wild, America’s newest and most diverse rock festival, has teamed up with one of rock radio’s biggest names to host one of rock’s biggest days. Eddie Trunk, the popular host of VH1’s That Metal Show, will be in Algona for the entire day on August 22 (the entire schedule for the day is listed below) to bring on such classic rock acts as Twisted Sister, Skid Row and Lita Ford.
Rock Gone Wild is slated for August 20-23, 2009 at Freedom Park in Algona, Iowa.
Tickets are available now by visiting www.rockgonewild.com or by calling 1-888-677-8877.
Algona residents are encouraged to purchase their General Admission tickets from the Algona Chamber of Commerce, located at 123 E. State Street.
Trunk continues his crusade to keep radio fresh and exciting and play the music he loves. He currently hosts the syndicated Eddie Trunk Rocks and a Monday evening show on XM satellite radio station The Boneyard. He is seen on VH1 Classic and MSG Networks. He has worked as a freelance music journalist, boxing ring announcer, and MC for various concerts and rock events around the USA. Rock Gone Wild welcomes Eddie to the inaugural festival, which has announced the following line-up:
Thursday: Saxon, Jackyl, Warrant, April Wine, Honeymoon Suite, Black ‘N Blue, Tigertailz, Ernie and the Automatics (featuring former Boston members Barry Goudreau and Sib Hashian), Sick of Sarah, Savior and Mountain Ash.
Friday: Puddle of Mudd, Saliva, Saigon Kick, Cherie Currie (of the Runaways), Powerman 5000, Tyketto, Marcy Playground, Rhino Bucket, Crazy Lixx, Signum A.D., Throw the Fight, Crazy Lixx, Attention, Archer and the Iowa Battle of the Bands winner.
Saturday: Twisted Sister, Skid Row, Lita Ford, Dokken, Great White, Kix, L.A. Guns (featuring Phil Lewis), Hardcore Superstar, Primal Fear, Dangerous Toys, Helix, Junkyard, Frankenstein 3000, Sex Department, Mighty Swine and Stallion 4.
Sunday: George Thorogood and the Destroyers, Candlebox, Sevendust, Saving Abel, Eve 6, Tantric, Armored Saint, Lizzy Borden, Tuff, Lillian Axe, The Texas Hippie Coalition, Downtread and Stuck on Stupid.
A very limited number of platinum tickets remain, which allow you access to the intimate Sinner’s Lounge. This lounge will place the avid fan in the midst of the rock and debauchery experience, in an all-inclusive night club setting. Glowing walls, leather couches, nightly champagne fountains, appetizers, and cocktail waitresses dressed to theme each night are just the beginning of what the Sinner’s Lounge has to offer. Want an open bar with liquor, cocktails, martinis, shooters and more booze than a tour bus in the 80’s? Check. Want to be entertained by dancers and acoustic performances by special guests? Check. Want to mingle with the bands that rocked your world just hours ago? Check. Want a view of the backstage mayhem while you do it all? Check. Go Platinum at Rock Gone Wild 2009 to enjoy this all-inclusive package along with seating in the first 10 rows, buffet style breakfast/lunch and dinner, beer, soft drinks and more.
VIP tickets remain as well, which are going very fast at the festival website. These ticket holders will sit in rows 11-30; enjoy buffet style breakfast/lunch, dinner and late night snacks, plus beer, soft drinks and water. VIP fans will also enjoy their food and drink in air-conditioned tents.
Note: Platinum and V.I.P. ticket prices will increase on June 15. Also, a special two-for-one General Admission ticket special will end on June 12, which is also available at www.rockgonewild.com .
Arriving from the vaults of hair metal resurgence, Gynger Lynn’s self titled debut record is finally seeing the light of day, thanks to Eonian Records. While they never quite made it out of the Chicago music scene back in the late 80s, Gynger Lynn did manage to gain the interest of quite a few record executives. Unfortunately, they never signed a deal and thus were never thrust into the spotlight. Now, thanks to the resurrection and demand of hair metal music, Gynger Lynn is available for your listening pleasure.
Gynger Lynn’s self titled debut kicks off with a less than memorable song, Dirty. As an introduction to the band, this song does not deliver, and set the stage for disappointment. Fortunately, the band is able to recover from this less than stellar first track.
The second track, Reasons Why, is a soft ballad in typical hair metal fashion. It’s a solid track, but I was surprised that it came so early on the disc. The acoustic guitar is a nice (albeit cliché) touch and the guitar work on this ballad is enjoyable and well played.
Tell The World is hands down the best song. It’s a catchy, infectious tune that gets into your ear and doesn’t leave. A guaranteed sing along by the third listen, Tell The World is a foot tapping, fist pumping, head banging good time meant to be played while cruising the streets on a hot summer night.
On My Way sounds like it could have been placed right on Skid Row’s debut album. It resembles a morph between Big Guns and Sweet Little Sister. The song is catchy in its own right, but the nonstop resemblance to Skid Row makes me think less of this song, because it’s lacking in originality.
Wanna Be Your Lover is another strong song that sings about love and romance. The guitar riffs are catchy with solid hooks. The song starts with a fun yowl from lead singer Dean Pressley. This is another song about love and romance, typical of the late 80s music scene. The basic back beat pattern of quarter note time helps this riff get stuck in your head and makes for an enjoyable music experience.
Arms Around You is another excellent song that battles for the spot of best song on the disc. The guitar solo is spot on, 1988-era. This is a fun song about young lovers never wanting to let go of each other. This song brought me back to the late 80s, hanging out on a summer night, just holding your best girlfriend and never wanting time to move. A fantastic and fun-filled tune.
Lead guitarist Will Hair does a decent job throughout the record. The guitars are sharp and tight, and his note playing is clean and memorable. While sometimes simplistic in nature, the guitar work is right for the songs and Will really shines on the power ballads, of which there are several.
Dean Pressley’s voice is typical 80s hair metal lead vocalist falsetto. His style is similar to Sebastian Bach, Mark Slaughter, and Steve Whiteman. While limited in range, Dean has a good voice and sings well on Gynger Lynn. His voice stands out on the ballads and while lacking in strength for the rockers, he can carry the tunes well enough.
Even though they never made the big time during hair metal’s peak years, Gynger Lynn is still worth picking up and getting to know now. The music is classic 80s and the songs hold up over time. Packed with memorable, fun hits, and more than a few power ballads, Gynger Lynn is definitely worthy of your time and your money, especially if you are searching for a new band to help you embrace the past.
For more information on Gynger Lynn, check out the band’s official myspace page.
Rating: Out of 10
- Reasons Why
- One and Only
- My, My Lisa
- Why Is It Over
- On My Way
- Tell The World
- In My Heart
- Wanna Be Your Lover
- I Love The Lights
- Arms Around You
Gynger Lynn is:
Dean Pressley – Lead Vocals & Rhythm Guitars
Will Hair – Lead Guitars
Jim Stuppy – Bass Guitar
Frank Paul – Drums
Reviewed by Ryo Vie
New York’s Saviour will be taking the stage at Rock Gone Wild on Thursday, August 20th. Check out their video “Destructive Mind” below.
Check out the new tour dates for Adler’s Appetite, featuring Steve Adler (Ex-Guns N’ Roses), Alex Grossi (ex-Quiet Riot), Chip Z’nuff (E’nuff Z’nuff) and Michael Thomas (Faster Pussycat).
6/13/2009 09:00 PM – CHEYENNE SALOON
3103 N Rancho Dr
LAS VEGAS , Nevada
6/14/2006 9:00 PM – CLUB VEGAS
445 S 400 W
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
06/15/2009 09:00 PM – SODO NIGHTCLUB
527 S Tejon St
COLORADO SPRINGS , Colorado
06/16/2009 09:00 PM – ROCK THEATRE
5810 S Western Ave.
OKLAHOMA CITY , Oklahoma 73109
06/18/2009 09:00 PM – RADMAKERS
4 East Holden
Tolono, Illinois 61880
6/19/2009 – BALLPARK STADIUM
Cedar Rapids, IA
(ROCK 198 KFMW) WINTHROP
06/20/2009 09:00 PM – CHICAGO CITY LIMITS
1712 W Wise Rd
06/21/2009 09:00 PM – Route 15 Sports Bar
W6278 Greenville Dr ,
Greenville , Wisconsin 54942
06/23/2009 09:00 PM – THE RITZ
24300 Hoover Rd
Warren, MI 48089
06/24/2009 09:00PM – REVERB ROCK GARDEN
3555 University Ave, Waterloo, IA 50701.
06/25/2009 09:00 PM – THE BACK BAR
1901 Beloit Ave
JANESVILLE , Wisconsin
06/26/2009 09:00 PM – PRIME TIME
1260 W Alexis Rd, Toledo
06/27/2009 09:00 PM – THE DAM RALLY
19081 Hwy J (Next to The Landing Resort)
MONROE CITY , Missouri
06/28/2009 09:00 PM – THE LIBRARY
706 Lafayette Avenue
ST. LOUIS , Missouri
(Soulard) 314-621-3900. myspace.com/thelibrarystl
06/30/2009 09:00 PM – NEW WAVE CAFE
143 N Front St
NEW BEDFORD , Massachusetts
07/01/2009 09:00 PM – THE SHAK
12 Oxford St
07/02/2009 09:00 PM – CRAZY DONKEY
1058 RTE 110
LONG ISLAND , New York
07/03/2009 – RIVERSTAR ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX
5993 Linneman St.
Cincinnati, OH. 45228
P: 513.624.0020 F: 513.624.5122
07/04/2009 – TOYOTA PARK
7300 W 71st St
BRIDGEVIEW, IL 60455
WITH LITA FORD AND WARRANT
07/05/2009 – TASTE OF MINNISOTA – HARRIET ISLAND
1097 Payne Ave
St Paul, MN 55130
WITH BRET MICHAELS