Here it is, mothertruckers, the official track listing and cover art for Sebastian Bach’s new solo album, KICKING & SCREAMING! The first single from the album will be the title track, “Kicking & Screaming”; look for it to impact at radio in mid-August.
KICKING & SCREAMING will be released on September 27th via Frontiers Records in North America and September 23rd in Europe and is produced by Bob Marlette (Black Sabbath, Shinedown, Atreyu, Filter). The album will be available in three separate configurations: jewel box CD, deluxe digipak with bonus track and bonus DVD and double LP gatefold vinyl. The recording features young virtuosic guitarist Nick Sterling and drum pro Bobby Jarzombek (Halford, Riot, Iced Earth), as well a guest appearance by noted guitarist John 5 (Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie) on “TunnelVision”.
Sebastian Bach has sold in excess of 20 million records worldwide as lead singer with his former band, Skid Row and as a solo artist. Far from just being a multi-platinum recording artist, the singer/songwriter/actor/entertainer has expanded his career over the past decade to include episodic television with a 5-season recurring role on the CW’s hit series “Gilmore Girls”, starring roles on Broadway (“Jekyll & Hyde”, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”) and national touring companies (“Jesus Christ Superstar”), and has appeared regularly on MTV and VH1.
Sebastian Bach KICKING & SCREAMING track listing:
1. Kicking & Screaming
2. My Own Worst Enemy
3. TunnelVision (featuring John 5)
4. Dance On Your Grave
5. Caught In A Dream
6. As Long As I Got The Music
7. I’m Alive
8. Dirty Power
9. Live The Life
10. Dream Forever
11. One Good Reason
12. Lost In The Light
1. Jumpin’ Off The Wagon – only available on the physical CD/DVD editions
2. Ain’t There Yet – iTunes exclusive
Los Angeles hard rock band ‘Love and a .38’ has released a brand new video to their single, “Rock N Lola”‘ from their debut, self titled EP (available at digital music stores everywhere).
Love and a .38 appears at The Sunset Strip Music Festival this August with Motley Crue, Public Enemy, Black Veil Brides, Bush and more, before entering the studio to complete a new album.
Check out the video for “Rock N Lola” below!
DEEP PURPLE’S ORIGINAL 1968 LINEUP COMES ALIVE AGAIN!
EAGLE TO RELEASE FIRST 3 DEEP PURPLE ALBUMS JULY 26 COMPLETE WITH
RARE BONUS TRACKS, STUDIO OUTTAKES, AND MORE!
It was the summer of 1968. Lead guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, keyboardist Jon Lord, drummer Ian Paice, bassist Nick Simper and vocalist Rod Evans, known collectively as Deep Purple, released Shades Of Deep Purple. The introduction to America was the Top 5 hit “Hush.”
1.) And The Address
3.) One More Rainy Day
4.) Prelude: Happiness I’m So Glad
5.) Mandrake Root
7.) Love Help Me
8.) Hey Joe
9.) Shadows (album outtake)
10.) Love Help Me (instrumental version)
11.) Help! (alternative take)
12.) Hey Joe (BBC Top Gear session)
13.) Hush (live US TV)
1.) Listen, Learn, Read On
2.) Wring That Neck
3.) Kentucky Woman
4.) a.) Exposition / b.) We Can Work It Out
7.) River Deep, Mountain High
8.) Oh No No No (studio outtake)
9.) It’s All Over (BBC Top Gear session)
10.) Hey Bop A Re Bop (BBC Top Gear session)
11.) Wring That Neck (BBC Top Gear session)
12.) Playground (remixed instrumental studio outtake)
1.) Chasing Shadows
4.) Fault Line
5.) The Painter
6.) Why Didn’t Rosemary?
7.) Bird Had Flown
9.) The Bird Has Flown (alterntive b-side version)
10.) Emmaretta (single a-side)
11.) Emmaretta (BBC Top Gear session Jan. 16, 1969)
12.) Lalena (BBC radio session June 6, 1969)
13.) The Painter (BBC radio session June 6, 1969)
For a band that looks like the bastard children of Motley Crue and KISS, I had hopes for Black Veil Brides. While the band isn’t doing anything new with their looks, at least they are trying to do something different. There are far too many bands in today’s scene that have NO image at all. That is one of the things that made rock exciting in the 70’s and 80’s, and is severely lacking today.
I am glad that the Black Veil Brides have shed the whole hardcore/metalcore sound. I can stand bands that cookie monster as their singer, and quite frankly, I didn’t think Andy Biersack was all that great of screamer/screacher/cookie gargler or whatever title fits those core bands. His vocals on Set the World on Fire, are better than those he laid down on Black Veil Brides debut, We Stitch These Wounds. His vocals may be better, but they still aren’t great. His range appears to be far too limited to make a statement in the music found on this CD.
If it wasn’t for the high-speed beats from CC Coma, and solid guitar licks from Jeremy Ferguson and Jake Pitts. I may not have given this CD a second listen. I have to admit that I did like the song “Fallen Angels” somewhat, and it was this song that kept me interested enough to give Set the World on Fire a few more spins. If it was 1987 all over again, “Savior” would probably be a massive big hair ballad. It would have been a better tune, if Biersack didn’t start that screamo crap towards the end of the song.
With this CD The Black Veil Brides prove that image isn’t everything. While their look is interesting, their new CD DOES NOT set the world on fire. I am typically hardwired to like bands like this, but for my ears, Set the World on Fire just misses the mark. If you like the songs in the videos below, you may want to check CD out. I think they are the best songs on the disc. Aside from “Fallen Angels” and “The Legacy” there just wasn’t too much more to keep me excited.
For more information on Black Veil Brides, check out their website: http://www.bvbarmy.com/.
Rating: Out of 10
1. New Religion
2. Set The World On Fire
3. Fallen Angels
4. Love Isn’t Always Fair
5. God Bless You
6. Rebel Love Song
8. The Legacy
9. Die For You
11. Youth And Whiskey
Black Veil Brides are:
Andy “Six” Biersack – lead vocals, keyboards
Christian “CC” Coma – drums
Jeremy “Jinxx” Ferguson – rhythm guitar, violin, backing vocals
Jake Pitts – lead guitar
Ashley Purdy – bass, backing vocals