HELLBILLY DELUXE 2 TOUR – BEGINNING OCTOBER 29TH
The Hellbilly Returns! The Master of monster mayhem Rob Zombie will be destroying a city near you beginning this October 29th on The HELLBILLY DELUXE 2 TOUR. Not since 1998’s super smash triple platinum HELLBILLY DELUXE has Zombie hit the road under that moniker. So get ready to scream!
This will be Zombie’s first headline tour since 2007 and will have other ghoulish delights in tow including openers Nekromantix and Captain Clegg & the Night Creatures last seen rocking Haddonfield and Michael Myers in Zombie’s new film HALLOWEEN 2. The tour will usher in Zombie’s forthcoming album HELLBILLY DELUXE 2 – Noble Jackals, Penny Dreadfuls and the Systematic Dehumanization of Cool (Geffen), a companion to 1998 original.
“I am bouncing off the walls like a mental patient”, says Zombie “That tells me it’s time to take it to the stage and let the demons loose.”
More tour dates coming!!!
DATE CITY VENUE
10/29/2009 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre
10/30/2009 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl
10/31/2009 Hollywood, CA Palladium
11/1/2009 Anaheim, CA The Grove
11/3/2009 San Jose, CA Event Center
11/5/2009 Salt Lake City, UT Salt Air
11/6/2009 Denver, CO The Fillmore
11/8/2009 Tulsa, OK Brady Theater
11/10/2009 Austin, TX Austin City Music Hall
11/11/2009 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless
11/13/2009 Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom
11/14/2009 Kansas City, MO The Uptown
11/15/2009 St. Louis, MO The Pagent
11/16/2009 Indianapolis, IN Murrat
11/17/2009 Akron, OH Civic Center
11/19/2009 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Auditorium
11/20/2009 Minneapolis, MN Wilkins
11/21/2009 Des Moines, IL Val Air Ballroom
11/22/2009 Chicago, IL Aragon
11/24/2009 Louisville, KY Broadbent Arena
11/25/2009 Columbus, OH Lifestyles Pavilion
11/27/2009 Detroit, MI Fillmore
11/28/2009 Toronto, ON Sound Academy
11/29/2009 Montreal, PQ Metropolis
12/01/2009 New York, NY Hammerstein
12/02/2009 Boston, MA House of Blues
12/03/2009 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
12/04/2009 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
12/05/2009 Washington, DC 9:30
Selling over fifteen million albums worldwide, Zombie is one of Geffen Record’s top selling and the longest running artists on the label. He has written and directed five feature length films, directed dozens of high profile music videos, contributed recordings to multiple soundtracks, and authored several comic books. HALLOWEEN 2 (2009) took hold of the box office recently, following-up his record breaking blockbuster re-imagining of HALLOWEEN in 2007. In 2005, Zombie assaulted the film world with the critically-acclaimed THE DEVIL’S REJECTS (Lionsgate), the follow-up to his already cult classic HOUSE OF 1,000 CORPSES (Lionsgate 2004).
Frontiers Records is excited to announce the release the highly anticipated, self-titled debut album from W.E.T. on November 6th in Europe and on November 24th in the USA as a special CD/DVD package.
Featuring the immense talents of singer/songwriter Jeff Scott Soto (Talisman); guitarist/songwriter Erik Martensson (Eclipse) and keyboardist Robert Sall (Work Of Art), this is the melodic hard rock album you have been waiting for! (W)ork of art (E)clipse (T)alisman was written and recorded over the last 12 months and features the best elements of the three bands the principle artists have been involved in. And the guys all feel the same way about this album:
Erik: “In the beginning it was just a project set up by Frontiers but somewhere along the process of making it, it evolved into something greater then the project we had started with. We had a fantastic flow in the song writing and when Jeff recorded his lead vocals it all fell into place.”
Jeff: “I’m very excited about the WET project. What a brilliant idea of Frontiers to put the three of us together. I think the album turned even better than we hoped for and I can’t wait to see the reactions from the melodic rock fans. I’m really proud of this record and I think a lot of people is gonna ‘wet’ there pants once they get to hear it!
I knew this was the kind of album a LOT of people wanted me to make so I am quite hopeful it will be amongst one of the biggest things I have done in my career thus far. I have never heard or felt such a buzz for something I am a part of and I couldn’t be more proud with my ‘brothers in arms’, Erik & Robert, for helping create what shall hopefully become a Classic masterpiece.”
And the future seems bright for the trio.
Jeff: “I believe if it does well enough, we would be silly not to take it on the road. Possibly start with a few select dates to get our feet ‘wet’ then see what time & schedules permit. The thing to remember here is we are of 3 separate & completely different careers that are all currently in motion but in my heart of hearts, I feel this is the beginning of something that will be around for a while, not just a one off!”
Erik: “I would love to go out and play live with this band and I would surely love to make a follow up album for it.”
Robert: “If the album does well enough and if our different schedules allow it, I would love to go and play live with WET. And I have pretty good feeling this is not the first and last record from W.E.T.!”
The word masterpiece is tossed around on various occasions, but in this instance there is no doubt what they guys have achieved.
First reaction on the album includes: “W.E.T. might just be the perfect balance of power and melody, emotion and attitude. A dream line-up that really delivers their very best. This is a stunner!” – Andrew McNeice (melodicrock.com)
The Self Titled debut W.E.T. album features the following tracks:
CD – Invincible, One Love, Brothers In Arms, Comes Down Like Rain, Running From The Heartache, I’ll Be There, Damage Is Done, Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is, One Day At A Time, Just Go, My Everything, If I Fall.
DVD – Video Clips for: One Love, Comes Down Like Rain and Brothers In Arms and a 15 minute EPK. Click on the image below to enjoy the “One Love” videoclip on Youtube and an album trailer.
One of the better melodic rock CD’s that you never heard is Jamilya’s Over the Edge.
Jamilya is a five piece band from Chicago, Illinois that features the awesome six string talent of Lou Jamilya, and the sensational vocals of Kevin Willison.
The opening song, “Run For Your Life” is a melodic monster. Kevin Willison’s voice resembles Michael Sweet of Stryper, but Jamilya’s keyboard based hard rock is far different from anything Stryper has ever done.
“Rock To the Edge” is another cool rocker with some catchy lyrics and some George Lynch like guitar parts from Lou Jamilya.
If “I Will Remember You” would have been released in the late 80’s or early 90’s, Jamilya would have had a massive hit on their hands. This song sounds like it fell out of Warrant’s song book. This is the type of arena song that would have thousands of people breaking out their lighters and cell phones in unison. This is an awesome tune, and one of the highlights on Over the Edge.
Over the Edge is a terrific melodic rock CD with great vocals and musicianship to match. There really isn’t a bad song in the bunch. It is a shame that Jamilya didn’t get the attention they deserved with this disc.
It is never to late to explore a lost classic. The CD is hard to find, but you can purchase the mp3 downloads of “Over the Edge” here. You can find more information on Jamilya on myspace at this link.
Rating: Out of 10
1. Run for Your Life
2. Rock to the Edge
3. Sticky Situation
4. I Will Remember You
5. Knights of Glory
6. Can’t Stand the Heartache
7. Before the Moment
8. Moment of Silence
9. Steal Away
10. Like Father Like Son
Kevin Willison – vocals
Lou Jamilya – guitars
Stan Stocki – keyboards
Marc Ralston – bass
Tony Napolitano – drums
Check out the clip below of L.A. Guns performing “Electric Gypsy” Live in Philadephia, PA in 1988.