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We just received the following news from AFM Records regarding the band, SHAKRA:
Quite recently, we were informed by Mark about his intention to leave the band by the end of October and we took note of it. Mark feels that some of the contractual agreements between the band and their business environment are too much to his disadvantage.
The remaining four band members however don’t see themselves put in a disadvantage by their business partners. On the contrary, it is not least thanks to the management, booking-agency and record label’s professional contribution that the success of SHAKRA was made possible.
All band members have been able to harvest the fruits of the hard work they’ve done for us in the past years. It is only natural that people around the band earn money for this too. We wish Mark all the best for his private and musical future. It is important for us to let the SHAKRA-Fans know, that we consider our chosen path to be the right one and that we will continue to follow this way with all that lies in our power. After Mark’s departure, we will continue to work together with the same business partners and keep our passion – SHAKRA – burning, with a new singer on our side.
Thom, Thomas, Roger, Dominik
NEW SINGER WANTED!!!
Due to Mark will leave SHAKRA this fall, we’re looking for a new singer! If you think you’re our man send a demo-song or just an e-mail! email@example.com
While bands like Twisted Sister and Whitesnake are celebrating the 25th anniversary of some of their hit releases this year, they aren’t the only bands with big anniversaries in 2009. Believe it or not, it has already been 20 years since the release of White Lion’s Big Game. “Big Game” turned the big 2-0 this month.
The songs on “Big Game” hardly need any introduction at all if you are classic hard rock fan. “Little Fighter”, “Cry for Freedom”, “Radar Love” and “Goin’ Home Tonight” have all been released as singles, and have been staples in White Lion’s live sets for years.
White Lion’s cover of Golden Earring’s “Radar Love” has probably gotten more radio air play than the rest of the songs on this disc since its release. While I still prefer the original song, I thought this was a pretty good cover.
Mike Tramp’s vocals on “Big Game” are very good, and Vito Bratta’s guitar work is absolutely incredible. Every time I listen to “Big Game” it makes me wish Bratta would rejoin White Lion, or another band and start playing live again. He is such a talented guitarist, it is a crying shame that we can’t hear him play these songs.
Although some may disagree, I thought there was at least one or two low points on “Big Game”. I didn’t care for the ballad, “Broken Home”. It just didn’t work for me. I tend to skip past this song. I am also not fond of “If My Mind Is Evil”. Bratta’s playing on this tune makes it listenable for me.
Even with a couple of clunkers, there are a bunch of really good songs on “Big Game”. “Dirty Woman” and “Let’s Get Crazy” could have easily been singles. Both of these are really fun tunes. “Baby Be Mine” is quite infectious as well.
Even though this album didn’t top the charts, it is still my second most favorite release from White Lion. (“Fight to Survive” is still my favorite). “Big Game” rocks harder than “Pride”, but not quite as hard as their debut. It is worth picking up, especially if you haven’t checked out White Lion before.
Rating: Out of 10
1. Goin’ Home Tonight
2. Dirty Woman
3. Little Fighter
4. Broken Home
5. Baby Be Mine
6. Living On The Edge
7. Let’s Get Crazy
8. Don’t Say It’s Over
9. If My Mind Is Evil
10. Radar Love
11. Cry For Freedom
White Lion is:
Mike Tramp – Vocals
Vito Bratta – Lead Guitar
James Lomenzo – Bass
Greg D’Angelo – Drums
Chickenfoot has released a brand new video, “Oh Yeah”. Their new album was #4 on the Billboard charts this week. Check out the video below!
BIGELF, will be kicking off their North American tour with two headlining shows in Lincoln, NE June 16th, and Kansas City, MO June 17th. From there, BIGELF will join forces with HURT, starting June 18th @ The Rock in Minneapolis.
Bigelf’s latest release, Cheat The Gallows, has been described as an epic blend of Beatles, Pink Floyd and Black Sabbath – 30 years behind and 5 years ahead of what’s happening in music today. Bigelf don’t just write music, they create orchestrations; progressive in the sense that they take hard rock into the future – embracing the past and reinterpreting it with a slant for the new millennium.
This fall, Bigelf will join Dream Theater and Opeth throughout Europe on the Progressive Nation tour. Bigelf front man/keyboardist Damon Fox says, “Being added to the Prog Nation tour feels like the planets have aligned for us and the elves have finally come home to Rivendell. The mentality of Dream Theater and Progressive Nation reminds me of a quote from the great Willy Wonka, “There is no life I know to compare with pure imagination. Living there, you’ll be free if you truly wish to be…”
“You must see them at your earliest convenience. Even if it’s not convenient, and you have to get time off work and a babysitter or donate plasma to afford a ticket, just do it. Easily one of the best things Blurt had the pleasure of seeing at SXSW 2009.” BLURT ONLINE (on Bigelf)
6/16 Lincoln, NE @ Knickerbockers
6/17 Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
6/18 Minneapolis, MN @ The Rock (w/HURT)
6/19 Cedar Rapids, IA @ First Ave Live (w/HURT
6/21 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater (w/HURT)
6/22 Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep (w/HURT)
6/24 Boise, ID @ The Knitting Factory (w/HURT)
6/25 Spokane, WA @ Big Easy (w/HURT)
6/26 Seattle, WA @ Crocodile (w/HURT)
6/27 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater (w/HURT)
6/29 Last Day saloon Santa Rosa, CA (w/ HURT)
6/30 Sparks Cantina Sparks, NV (w/ Hurt)
Check out Big Elf’s video, “Pain Killers” and HURT’s video, “Ten Ton Brick” below!