The promo video to “Warrior Blood” – a track from “My Blood”, the forthcoming album by Artillery – is available here:
The video was recorded in early February with Morten Madsen as a producer.
Frontiers Records is proud to announce the signing of Warrant, one of the most popular and successful American hard rock bands to come out of the Los Angeles musical scene. The band is currently in the studio recording a brand new album under the direction of Keith Olsen (Scorpions, Whitesnake and Night Ranger). The album tentatively titled “ROCKAHOLIC” is scheduled for a May 2011 Worldwide release.
Jerry Dixon commented, “The last few years has been like holding in a big “secret“ from the world and now we get to share it. I really think we captured a perfect mix of the past and present on this record. Each song has its own vibe that’s going to take people on a kick-ass Warrant rollercoaster ride. To help achieve an old school sound mixed with the flair of today, we called on the legendary Keith Olsen to do the production. There’s enough 80’s influence on songs like “Tears In The City” & “Sex Ain’t Love” to keep the die-hard Warrant fans rocking while introducing them to new material”.
Warrant has sold over 8 million records worldwide. The band first came into the spotlight with their debut multiplatinum album “Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich”, which included the smash hit single “Heaven.” The band continued its success in the 90’s with the multiplatinum album “Cherry Pie” and the gold album “Dog Eat Dog”, both albums providing more hit singles in the Billboard Top 30.”ROCKAHOLIC” is sure to add more Billboard action for the band. With singer Robert Mason on lead vocals and original band members Erik Turner and Joey Allen on guitars, Jerry Dixon on bass and Steven Sweet on drums Warrant is ready to spread the ROCKAHOLIC addiction to the world.
2011 Rockaholic Schedule:
March: US Tour
April 29th – May 9th Australia Tour
May 13th – M3 Rock Festival
September: South America Tour
October: European Tour
The band Big Ball comes from Germany, but on first listen, you might think they are from Australia. The front cover of my CD says if you like Krokus, Airbourne and AC/DC, You will love Big Ball! If every song sounded like the opening cut, “Double Demon” I would have to agree. Big Ball are masters of the three chord AC/DC influenced rock. Hotter Than Hell doesn’t have one original thing going for it, but the band does rock.
Lead Singer, The Blood God has so much snarl & venom in his voice, that he sounds more like Udo Dirkschneider than Bon Scott or Brian Johnson. With that being said, his voice quickly becomes tiring, and one that I could do without. If you can get past the voice of The Blood God, you will probably enjoy the music. Unfortunately for me, I can’t separate the two. The singer of Big Ball absolutely kills this CD for me. I like the song “Double Demon”, and aside from that I found the title track “Hotter Than Hell” to be ok, but I struggled to find any other songs to my liking.
There are a ton of bands out there that have a similar sound to AC/DC, and many of them are quite good. To my ears, if Big Ball had a different singer, they could be one of the good ones. Hotter Than Hell was nothing more than a disappointment to my ears.
Check out Big Ball on Myspace, and decide for yourself!
- Double Demon
- Porna Lisa
- Big Ball Crew
- Free Fire Zone
- Hell Whores & High Heels
- Hotter Than Hell
- Plugged In
- Wrecking Ball
- Groove Monster Machine
- Rock N Roll Stomper
- Riding With The Devil
Big Ball is:
The Blood God – Vocals
The Killdozer – Guitars
The Groove Monster Machine – Drums
The Rock N’ Roll Stomper – Drums