Offensive lineman for the Dallas Cowboys and frontman for Free Reign, the band that is “heavier than metal”
Marc Colombo, offensive lineman for the Dallas Cowboys and vocalist for hard rock band Free Reign, will be the special guest on Hard Rock Nights January 29-February 4. Free Reign, featuring three NFL players, just released their debut EP “Tragedy.” In addition to Colombo, the band also boasts Cory Proctor (drums) and Leonard Davis (bass) from the Cowboys, as well as Davis’ longtime friend Justin Chapman (lead guitar). Free Reign is signed to Riot Entertainment, the record label home of Fozzy, fronted by WWE Wrestling superstar Chris Jericho.
Colombo will chat with JT about the formation of Free Reign, recording the 5-song EP, and how the title track “Tragedy” was written. And, of course, JT couldn’t resist asking Marc who he favors in the upcoming Super Bowl between the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints.
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I have been waiting forever for another good Kingdom Come album. Since 1989 to be exact. The last Kingdom Come album I enjoyed was In Your Face with the classic lineup of Wolf, James Kottak, Rick Steier, Danny Stag, and Johnny Frank. It seems like ever since that album, Lenny Wolf has turned Kingdom Come into his own personal solo project, desperately trying to distance the pseudo band’s sound from the Led Zeppelin like tunes of the band’s past.
When I saw the new Kingdom Come video “So Unreal” in December, I thought Lenny might be returning to the band to its roots. If this were truly the case, I would be completely overjoyed. Unfortunately, Magnified is more of the same from Lenny Wolf & friends.
The opening song, “Living Dynamite” left me scratching my head. This is a hard rock/alternative hybrid with odd effects thrown in. I wanted to like this song, but it just does not grow on me after repeat plays.
Luckily, “No Murderer I Kiss” is much better. This song has a cool riff that almost takes Kingdom Come into Black Sabbath territory. Not a bad song, but not what I expected either.
“24 Hours” is more of a modern rock effort, that is pretty hard to describe. This mid tempo number isn’t hard rock, and it isn’t pop. I could almost hear this song being played on a lite rock station. It isn’t a bad song, but it is a little on the boring side to me.
“So Unreal” is the closest thing to Kingdom Come’s original sound. I liked this song the first time I heard it. Unfortunately, this is the only song in this style on Magnified.
“Hey Mama” is another rocker that I could salvage off Magnified. This heavy tune has some definite replay value, and could find its way to radio in some markets.
Call me shallow if you will, but I thought the songs on this CD just didn’t rock very much, and were a little too overproduced. It is certainly an interesting listen, but overall, I just won’t get a lot of replay out of Magnified.
You can preview the songs from Magnified at this link. Tread at your own risk.
Rating: Out of 10
01. Living Dynamite
02. No Murderer I Kiss
03. 24 Hours
04. So Unreal
05. When I Was
06. Over You
07. Sweet Killing
08. Unwritten Language
09. Hey Mama
10. The Machine Inside
11. Feeding The Flame
Kingdom Come is:
Lenny Wolf – Vocals
Hendrik Thiesbrummel – Drums & Percussion
Eric Foerster – Lead Guitar
Frank Binke – Bass
If you didn’t tune in to Hard Rock Hideout Radio last night, you missed a killer show, and a really cool interview with Tunnel’s Dave Henzerling.
This is the play list from last night’s show:
Divide the Day – Let It Roll
Jetboy – Feel the Shake
Run Devil Run – Dance All Night
Zeroking – Black Friday
Jupiter Crash – Dark Surprise
Adelitas Way – Just A Little Bit
Dio – Stand Up & Shout (By Request)
W.A.S.P. – Babylon’s Burning
Black Tide – Let Me
Pearl – Rock Child
Snowblynd – She (Kiss Cover)
Judge Jackson – Radio
Tunnel – Blood on the Train (Random Pick of the Week)
Sinner Saints – Whiskey Train
Mama Kin – In The City
The Poor – Poison
Alice Cooper – What Do You Want From Me?
The Art of Dying – I Will Be There
Jaded Sun – Higher
The Cult – Libertine (by request)
Dave Henzerling Interview
Tunnel – Into The Sun
Black Robot – Money
Ace Frehley – Outer Space
KISS – War Machine
Winger – Deal With The Devil
Tunnel – In Your Groove (Random Pick of the Week)
L.A. Guns – City of Angels
Million Dollar Reload – Dead Like You (Freeloader)
Thieves & Liars – Let’s Rock
The Driving Conditions – Rock N’ Roll
Crash Kelly – Falling In & Out
Danko Jones – Hot Damn Woman
New Device – In the Fading Light
AC/DC – War Machine
’77 – Big Smoker Pig
Airbourne – Red Dress Woman
Sideburn – Ghost of 1980 (To Bon Scott)
Guttercats – Decoy Woman
Tarsha – How could I Forget
Tunnel – American Metal (Random Pick of the Week)
Chris Laney – Last Man Standing
You can tune in to Hard Rock Hideout Radio each week from 10 P.M. – 1 A.M. EST online at www.kacvfm.org, and in Amarillo, TX on KACV FM 90.