SISTER releases video teaser! Track “Hated” off the band’s upcoming release of the same title debuted!
Swedish sleaze and punk influenced metal band SISTER has just released the following teaser video for the group’s upcoming Metal Blade debut Hated – out June 3/6 in Europe. The teaser offers a sneak preview of the first single Hated off the album of the same name. More videos of SISTER can be viewed HERE and tracks from the band’s previous release can be found HERE.
SISTER, who hails from Stockholm/Jönkoping Sweden, formed in early 2006 working hard to build up a name as a strong act both live and in the studio. SISTER consists of 4 members- Jamie on vocals, Lestat on guitars and backing vocals, Rikki on bass and backing vocals, and Cari on drums and backing vocals- who combine the sounds of Punk, Glam, Rock, and Metal with an end result sounding something like the bastard child of GG Allin and Guns N’ Roses.
SISTER’s Metal Blade debut Hated will be annihilating the world come June 3/6.
JAMIE – vocals
LESTAT – guitar & backing vocals
RIKKI – bass & backing vocals
CARI – drums & backing vocals
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NEW ALBUMS AVAILABLE APRIL 5th VIA SPV/STEAMHAMMER
Tomorrow sees the release of two highly anticipated releases from SPV/Steamhammer. Legendary guitarist BRIAN ROBERTSON (Thin Lizzy, Motorhead) is releasing “Diamonds and Dirt” his first solo release to date. In addition, SPV is also releasing “Rendered Waters”, a from legendary power metallers KINGDOM COME. AOL Music is giving people their first opportunity to hear both of these releases now at http://music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds
BRIAN ROBERTSON: “Diamonds and Dirt”
It’s not the first time in the history of rock music that coincidence led to the discovery of hidden treasures: a carrier bag full of music tapes (note: tapes!) turned out to be the basis for “Diamonds and Dirt”, the first solo release by Scottish guitarist/composer BRIAN ROBERTSON. “I thrust the bag into my friend Søren’s hand and said: ‘Why don’t you listen to these some time when you’re bored. They’re a number of my previously unreleased compositions.'” Søren Lindberg from Sweden happens to be one of former Thin Lizzy/Motörhead guitarist BRIAN ROBERTSON’S closest friends and frequently works as his driver when he has equipment which needs transporting. “He had plenty of time to listen to that pile of tapes in his truck on the way back to Scandinavia,” ROBERTSON remembers, “and he called me as soon as he reached Stockholm: ‘BRIAN, there’s some brilliant stuff on those tapes. We should make an album of them!'”
The result is a superb album at the interface of hard rock with definite blues elements and gritty mainstream, wonderfully melodic and full of excellent guitar arrangements. In terms of compositions, the album presents a number of outstanding Robertson numbers, such as the driving title track, the truly intense “Passion”, “Texas Wind” with its wonderfully atmospheric beginning, and the powerful “Devil In My Soul” with its awesome wah-wah guitar solo. The album is rounded off by tracks from Robertson’s extremely successful collaboration with Phil Lynott during their Thin Lizzy days in the years 1974 to 1978 and his fellow-countryman Frankie Miller, with whom he recorded “Dancing in the Rain” in 1986, among others.
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KINGDOM COME: “Rendered Waters”
It is not the success of the early days which Lenny Wolf associates KINGDOM COME with, nor earlier hits from his long-standing career. What he really cares about is the present. Is this a contradiction in view of his new album “Rendered Waters”which features eight old and three newly recorded songs? Certainly not, all eleven tracks were cut at Lenny’s Two Square Noise Factory studio in Hamburg, Germany. In particular, the new recordings of old material show KINGDOM COME’S vision of living in the here and now. “I purposely chose tracks from the very early days to show how we play, hear and feel the songs nowadays,” says Wolf. “Listening habits have changed dramatically, especially among the younger audience, which made it exciting for me to breathe new life into numbers which have not been heard for a while.”
For example “Should I”, this time is played more slowly lending it a heavier appeal. The drums are more open and the guitars, according to Lenny, feature a more tube-oriented sound and warmer, more driving tone: “Just to give it an overall 2011 vibe. Of course, you can only change songs to a certain extent if you don’t want to lose the character and central theme of the original version.” The same goes for “I’ve Been Trying”, “Pushing Hard” and “Living Out Of Touch”. None of them have been reinvented, but all three certainly have a noticeable new approach to them. On the other hand, Lenny changed the verse of “I’ve Been Trying” completely, giving it a different arrangement, just like he transported the song “Seventeen” into the year 2011. “Seventeen” has always been kind of a key song for KINGDOM COME, yet it has never received much attention since it has a very non-commercial approach and is either loved or hated, but with the new version it will hopefully get the recognition it deserves.”
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After Reaching #1 on the Classic Rock Chart with Title Track “Rough & Tumble”, Waite Releases the Inspired Ballad “If You Ever Get Lonely” Co-written by Matchbox Twenty’s Kyle Cook
An iconic British singer/songwriter with a resume that boasts several chart-topping hits, John Waite’s return to the top of the charts did not take long. Less than two weeks after the release of the first single and title track “Rough & Tumble”, the song hit #1 nation-wide on the U.S. Mediabase Classic Rock chart. The risk-taking rocker follows up his hard-hitting first single with an emotionally arousing ballad “If You Ever Get Lovely” co-written by Matchbox Twenty lead guitarist Kyle Cook.
In the 70’s, John Waite was the lead singer of the critically acclaimed and beloved UK rock band The Babys. As a solo artist in the 80’s, Waite landed big hits with songs like “Change,” and the #1 massive hit “Missing You.” In the late 80’s and into the 90’s he became the lead singer for Bad English who also scored major hits including the #1 power-ballad “When I See You Smile.”
Released by Model Music/Fontana, Rough & Tumble is the most inspired and musically diverse album of his career. The album displays a new, innovative side of the British singer/songwriter’s creative ability. Recorded in Nashville and Los Angeles, Waite considers Rough & Tumble a new beginning for him. “I approached this project with an entirely different ambition musically than I’ve had in the past,” Waite commented. “It’s the first record I’ve recorded that I think is made up of singles.”
A good portion of Rough & Tumble, including the second single “If You Ever Get Lonely”, was written and produced in a sweet pocket of creativity, enjoyed over the past year and a half with Matchbox Twenty lead guitarist/songwriter Kyle Cook, who Waite met through a mutual friend. The Waite/Cook creative collaboration showcases genuine songwriter kismet, as evidenced by songs like “Evil,” a thumping rocker-meets-dance-club tour de force; “Better Off Gone,” a hook-laced better-off-on-the-open-road anthem; the deep groove-laden “Love’s Goin’ Out of Style” and the captivating ballad, “If You Ever Get Lonely,” the albums’ second single. “I’m not saying it’s high art, but genuinely speaking, it’s fantastic for me,” Waite says, reflecting on his new music. “I certainly am interested in spending the rest of my life doing something creative rather than just living in the past.”
With Rough & Tumble, many have said “John Waite is back,” but the simple fact is he never left.
Rough & Tumble Track Listing:
Rough & Tumble (1st single)
If You Ever Get Lonely (2nd single)
Sweet Rhode Island Red
Further The Sky
Love’s Goin’ Out of Style
Better Off Gone
Peace of Mind
I have been a fan of the heavy metal band Vicious Rumors since their excellent debut, Soldiers of Night from 1986. The lineup of Vicious Rumors has changed several times over the last 25 years, but one thing has remained constant, guitar player Geoff Thorpe. Thorpe is the heart and soul of Vicious Rumors. His dedication to creating quality metal has not changed since the band’s beginning. I am convinced he has metal in his blood.
Razorback Killers is a heavy metal fan’s dream. Heavy guitars, screaming vocals and songs that will absolutely kick your METAL ass! New Vicious Rumors singer Brian Allen (Last Empire, Malice, Wild Dogs) is a terrific find, and a fantastic addition to Vicious Rumors. He may be my favorite Vicious Rumors singer since the late Carl Albert (God rest his soul)! He can growl, scream and sing with the best of them!
I don’t know if Brian Allen has been a new muse for Geoff Thorpe. Thorpe has always been a great guitarist, but his guitar work on Razorback Killers is stellar. I can’t say enough about his playing on this disc.
The music on Razorback Killers oscillates between classic heavy metal, and thrash, and it never fails to disappoint.This disc will easily be a solid contender for metal album of the year. Heavy Metal just got a major kick in the ass!
If you are a metal head, you should be RUNNING to the store, and picking this up when it is released (April 5th). You can purchase it online here!
For more information on Vicious Rumors, please visit the band’s website!
Rating: Out of 10
3. Razorback Blade
4. Blood Stained Sunday
5. Pearl Of Wisdom
6. All I Want Is You
7. Axe To Grind
8. Let The Garden Burn
9. Rite Of Devastation
10. Deal With The Devil
Vicious Rumors is:
Brian Allen – vocals
Geoff Thorpe – guitars
Kiyoshi Morgan – guitars
Stephen Goodwin – bass
Larry Howe – drums