Check out this lost classic from Balaam and The Angel, ” I Love the Things You Do To Me”.
Guitarist Herman Frank is no stranger to this hard rock fan. He has been rocking me hard for years with his guitar work on the classic Accept release, Balls to the Wall. Finally, in 2009, after stints with several other metal bands (Sinner, Moon ‘Doc, Victory), Frank has released his first solo effort.
On Loyal to None, Herman Frank is obviously out to rock your face off. The blistering riffs on “Moon II” immediately demand attention, and the rest of the songs on this CD follow suit in strong fashion. Frank’s high octane fretwork is augmented by the vocals of his band mate from the band Victory, Jiotis Parachaidis. If you haven’t ever heard this guy sing before, you are in for a real treat. His vocals fall somewhere in between David Coverdale & Rob Halford. I have not heard him sing before this release, so I was quite surprised at how good he is. As much as I love the vocals of Paracharidis on Loyal to None, Herman Frank’s guitar work is even better. He doesn’t hold back on this album at all. If you are a fan of classic metal guitar noodling, you are going to love this.
Herman Frank’s band is rounded out with former Running Wild members Peter Pichl and Stefan Schwarzmann. These classic metal musicians help deliver one of the better metal releases of 2009. Loyal to None is strong effort from beginning to end. If you aren’t sold, after listening to the clip of “Metal Gods” (below), your speakers may be broken. There are no songs that I would consider filler. Simply put, this is an fantastic slab of classic metal.
Rating: Out of 10
1. Moon II
2. 7 Stars
3. Father Buries Son
4. Heal Me
6. Kill The King
7. Down To The Valley
8. Bastard Legion
9. Metal Gods
10. Welcome To Hell
Herman Frank – Guitars
Jiotis Paracharidis – Vocals
Peter Pichl – Bass
Stefan Schwarzmann – Drums
iCLIPS NETWORK To Film Guitar Guru GARY HOEY Live In St. Louis, MO
GARY HOEY PERFORMING ON HIS HO! HO! HOEY ROCKIN’ HOLIDAY TOUR @ HARRAH’S VOODOO LOUNGE DECEMBER 3RD
COME TO THE SHOW AND BE APART OF THE FILMING!
Ax-slinger Gary Hoey is the brains behind the annual HO! HO! HOEY ROCKIN HOLIDAY TOUR and iClips Newtwork will capture the magic this December 3rd at Harrah’s VooDoo Lounge in St. Louis, MO.
Along with a series of Christmas CDs Gary Hoey’s on-air station visits have become a staple at hundreds of radio stations nationwide. His live rock and roll Christmas show continues to grow new fans each year. This tour has become so trademark to Hoey that Hallmark’s musical greeting cards features two Ho Ho Hoey classics.
With a collection of 16 albums and five top 20 Billboard hits, it’s clear to see why Gary Hoey is listed in the top 100 greatest guitar players of all time. Whether Hoey plays rock, blues, surf or Christmas, Hoey’s command of each style makes his live show one of the most exciting on the circuit today.
So come down to the show and be a part of “history in the making” as iClips.net brings you live video coverage from the St. Louis, MO stop on his HO! HO! HOEY ROCKIN HOLIDAY TOUR. If you should miss this amazing concert in person, the premium video archive for this event will be available starting on December 7th at www.iclips.net for $9.99.