Fresh off of sold out shows in both Los Angeles and Chicago, Eonian Record’s GYNGER LYNN present their 16 track sophomore release. GYNGER LYNN takes the listener through a British pop-influenced, punk-laced, sleaze-metal thrill ride with memorable hooks and giant melodies. Excellent mood and atmosphere throughout as just about every song strikes a chord, whether it be emotional or in a pure rocking sense. All aspects of the band’s songwriting also reach their respective peaks on “Baby’s Gone Bad,” with the lyrical content and wording especially poignant. This release is a must for lover’s of L.A. Guns, Faster Pussycat, and Enuff’s N’ Nuff.
On deck, Eonian Record’s most asked about and anticipated releases in SWEET SYBIL. Similar to GNR, Van Halen, and L.A. Guns, SWEET SYBIL’s calling card was raw sexuality and sleaze with a wall of full sounding, in your face street metal. As a favor to a local promoter, the group entered a legendary Chicago battle of the band’s contest. The announcer was given a set list and mistakenly announced the band as SWEET SYBIL, the first song on the list. The band won and the erroneous name change stuck. SWEET SYBIL has opened on a string of tours, opening for such acts as Extreme, Alice in Chains, Enuff Z’Nuff, Dirty Looks, and King’s X just to name a handful. SWEET SYBIL’s Eonian debut features four singles: “Remember When,” ‘#69,” “Someone In Your Eyes,” and the standout “Alone With You” produced & engineered by JOHNNY K. (Disturbed, Avenged, and Sevenfold.)
Program Director for ‘Turn It Up’ on WSCA 106.1 FM had the following to say about SWEET SYBIL: “I REALLY like this record, it’s one of my favorites from the Eonian. It’s like the best album L.A. Guns wishes they could have made. It’s Bon Jovi with BALLS! This is a fun record to listen to.”
Both GYNGER LYNN “Baby’s Gone Bad” and SWEET SYBIL “Self-Titled” are both available worldwide, as well as directly through Eonian Record’s Rockshop at www.EonianRecords.com.
Check out Halestorm’s amazing performance of “Familiar Taste of Poison” on Wednesday night’s episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Halestorm recently wrapped up a tour overseas, and will continue to tour in support of their self-titled debut album, which made a top 5 debut on SoundScan’s “Hard Music” chart upon its release. After an amazing performance at this year’s Rock on the Range, Halestorm was included in SPIN’s “Best Moments at Rock on the Range 2010,” where they noted, “If any band deserves a bigger stage (and an even bigger production) for an outing at ROTR next year, it’s these alt-rockers.”
Current single “Familiar Taste of Poison” impacted Active Rock radio earlier this month, and the band will be shooting the companion video shortly. After wrapping up their July headlining dates, Halestorm will take part in the Uproar Tour with Avenged Sevenfold and Disturbed.
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It is hard to believe that it has already been 20 years since the release of Pantera’s incredible record, Cowboys From Hell. Cowboys From Hell was released on July 24th, 1990, and was easily one of the best metal albums of that decade, and quite possibly of all time. So what makes Cowboys From Hell such a great album? The combination of Dimebag Darrell Abbott’s (R.I.P.) stellar riffs, the infectious grooves of Rex Brown’s bass, and Vinnie Paul’s drums, and Phil Anselmo’s crushing vocal delivery created one perfect metal experience.
Every time I listen to this disc, it blows my mind that Pantera started out as a hair metal band. You would think an album this tight would come from a veteran thrash metal band, not a fledgling hair metal act. Their previous album, Power Metal showed signs of the band’s transformation from a glam to a heavy metal band, but I would have never expected such a powerful release from Pantera. Without question, Cowboys from Hell delivers, and delivers big. The first four songs come storming out of the gate with an unmatched METAL fury. “Cowboys From Hell”, “Primal Concrete Sledge”, “Psycho Holiday” and “Heresy” might just best start to any heavy metal album. The bonecrushing rhythms on these songs practically demands a mosh pit. (Headbanging is not optional.)
“Cemetary Gates” might just be the biggest Pantera song ever. This classic metal piece with its shifting tempos, and killer fret work from Dimebag Darrell is still one of my favorites today.
“Domination” has to be one of the more under rated metal tunes from Pantera. The mix of chugging riffs, and high-speed fretwork are absolutely classic on this tune. The last two minutes of the song are nothing but a heavy metal guitar lover’s delight! I absolutely love this!
It is a total shame that some idiot took Dimebag Darrell’s life. I wish that he was still with us so a Pantera reunion could take place. I never got the chance to see these songs performed by Pantera, and would have loved to seen them live. At least Cowboys from Hell will always be part of Dimebag’s legacy. It is the ultimate metal album, that no fan should be without!
Rating: Out of 10
1. Cowboys From Hell
2. Primal Concrete Sledge
3. Psycho Holiday
5. Cemetary Gates
8. Clash With Reality
9. Medicine Man
10. Message In Blood
11. The Sleep
12. The Art Of Shredding
Phil Anselmo – Vocals
Dimebag Darrell Abbott – Lead Guitars
Rex Brown – Bass
Vinnie Paul – Drums