German rockers EAT THE GUN will be releasing their new album “Runner” August 30th in North America on Metalville Records. The band has revealed the album artwork and tracklisting for the record. Working together with producer Toni Meloni (The Sorrow, Apokalyptische Reiter, Die Toten Hosen), the trio has created songs that are both intuitively gripping and at the same time thought-provoking and disturbing.
2. The Evil in you and me
3. The Remedy
4. Not Dead Yet
5. Daredevil Supreme
6. Down In The Fire
8. Give Sight to the Blind
9. I´m obsessed
10. My Retribution
11. Three Six Five
Since their formation in 2003 EAT THE GUN have played about 500 club and festival shows all over Germany. In 2004 they were invited by Jägermeister to support the Scandinavian rock stars HIM on three shows of their German tour.
2004 saw EAT THE GUN winning “Bilbo Rock” contest in Bilbao, Spain. The prize money came in handy for recording their debut album “Cross Your Fingers” which was released in March 2006 on the bands’ own record label Eattitude Records.
In early 2008 EAT THE GUN were ready to record their second studio album “Super Pursuit Mode Aggressive Thrash Distortion” with producer and skateboard legend Claus Grabke. The album was released in cooperation with the independent label Limited Access Records on March 13, 2009.
EAT THE GUN has shared the stage with international artists including: Duff McKagan’s Loaded, Danko Jones, Die Toten Hosen, Him, In Extremo, Backyard Babies, Hardcore Superstar, Donots, Status Quo, and played some of Germany’s largest rock festivals including: Taubertal Festival, Big Day Out Festival and Open Flair Festival.
With the release of their new album “Runner” EAT THE GUN are poised and ready to take North America and the rest of the world by storm.
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Tesla is back with their latest offering Twisted Wires.
Twisted Wires offers fans acoustic versions of some of Tesla’s classic tunes. Half of the songs recorded feature former Tesla guitarist Tommy Skeoch, the other half Dave Rude.
I have to be honest, I have mixed feeling about this release. While I love Tesla, I can’t say that Twisted Wires feels like an essential release.
The two new songs “2nd Street” are “Better Off Without You” are pretty good, but I wouldn’t rate them amongst Tesla’s best works. I did like Tesla’s rendition of the Climax Blues Band’s tune “I Love You”.
The acoustic versions of the songs are good, but some of the songs lose their power by unplugging them. A perfect example is the song “Hang Tough” which I have heard hundreds of times prior to this acoustic version. This song really loses its energy without those blazing solos from Frank Hannon and Tommy Skeoch. The acoustic version isn’t bad, but it just isn’t as good. I felt that was about a few of the songs on Twisted Wires.
I did like hearing the acoustic versions of “Shine Away” and my all time favorite Tesla tune “Song and Emotion”.
Overall, Twisted Wires isn’t a bad CD, but your enjoyment of it will greatly depend on how big of a Tesla fan you are. I am a huge fan of the band, so needless to say, I will buy anything they put out. While I enjoyed this CD, I thought it was good, but not great.
It will definitely hold me over until the next Tesla CD comes out.
Rating:Out of 10
1. Into the Now
2. Hang Tough
3. 2nd Street
4. Edison’s Medicine
5. What You Give
6. Better Off Without You
7. Shine Away
8. I Love You
10. Lot To Lose
11. Caught In a Dream
12. Song and Emotion
Jeff Keith – vocals
Brian Wheat – vocals, bass
Frank Hannon – vocals, guitar, piano
Troy Luccketta – drums, percussion
Dave Rude – guitar
Tommy Skeoch – guitar