The wait is nearly over! Starting tomorrow legendary US metal outfit RIOT are releasing their hugely anticipated fourteenth album ’Immortal Soul’ worldwide via SPV/Steamhammer in the following countries:
Scandinavia 26th October
Germany/Austria/Switzerland 28th October
Rest of Europe 31st October
US/Canada 22nd November
The band also created a promo video, featuring a song from the album: “Wings Are for Angels”:
This was released earlier this year for a Japanese Tsunami relief album by Avalon/Marquee, and it earned massive positive feedback already. The album “Immortal Soul” was released last week by Avalon/Marquee in Japan and it received #2 in the most prestigious magazine BURRN! Right behind the highly anticipated new Chickenfoot album.
“Wow, this is quite an achievement” comments Tony Moore. Chickenfoot is an all star band and gets hyped across the world. And we are next in line? This is awesome! Thank you Japan, we sure want to be out there as soon as possible in 2012.
Tony Moore, who is still recovering from an oral surgery, adds: “We are really happy about all that positive feedback for Immortal Soul, but equally for the fact that RIOT is back. Journalists all over the world give us the highest marks and speak about this album very highly. We have interviews on a daily basis and I believe every magazine on this planet has a RIOT story in their current / next issue.”
Right now RIOT is about to confirmed a few US shows in early 2012- dates and venues to be revealed soon – and are looking forward to play the 70,000 tons of Metal Cruise in January. More info on www.70000tons.com .
Decibel Magazine’s “Deciblog” is streaming the track “Still Your Man” at http://www.decibelmagazine.com/featured/streaming-riot-still-your-man/
Noisecreep is also streaming a track entitled “Sins of the Father” HERE
‘Immortal Soul’ is available for pre-order HERE
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Electric Sister has come storming out of the gate with screaming vocals, big guitar riffs, and songs that demand massive replays. Revival rock just got a huge huge shot in the arm thanks to Electric Sister’s new CD, The Lost Art of Rock & Roll.
I can hear the influence of the bands Black Sabbath, Thin Lizzy and Kiss intertwined in Electric Sister’s music. They manage to craft a bunch of cool tunes without sounding dated. Thadeus Gonzales voice kind of reminds me of Dave Grohl, after he has smoked a carton of cigarettes, and drank a fifth of whiskey (that is a good thing, in case you are wondering). His voice has that rough edge that makes the songs on The Lost Art of Rock and Roll more memorable. The twin guitar attack of Jason Lucero and Nicholas Hernandez complement’s Gonzales’s voice nicely.
While there really isn’t a bad tune in the bunch on the CD, some of my favorites include “Monster Girl”, “The Lost Art of Rock & Roll” (See Video Below), “Rock is Religion” and “City of Night”.
It has been a while since I have heard a debut from a band as strong as this one. If you check out one new band in 2011, give Electric Sister a look. The Lost Art of Rock & Roll rocks hard and does not disappoint.
Rock & Roll might be a lost art, but Electric Sister has figured it out. Don’t miss out on this crank worthy CD!
Rating: Out of 10
1. New Mother Earth / NME
2. I Want It All
3. The Leper
4. Monster Girl
6. The Lost Art of Rock & Roll
7. Rock Is Religion
8. Echo Park
9. City Of Night
Electric Sister is:
Thadeus Gonzales – Vocals
Jason Lucero – Guitars and Vocals
Nicholas Hernandez – Guitars and Vocals
Pete Pacheo – Bass
Eddie Colmenares – drums
German rockers Eat the Gun have been rocking hard since 2002. They released their new CD, Runner in the U.S. and Europe at the end of August. Check out the band’s video clips, “Sweet Loraine” and “Solitary Sinners” below.
Canada’s most famous metal band Anvil is back with their fourteenth slab of metal. The band’s latest opus, Juggernaut of Justice was produced by Bob Marlette (Alice Cooper, Airbourne, Black Stone Cherry). I was extremely impressed with Marlette’s recent reunion effort with Alice Cooper, so I was interested to see what he could do with my favorite Canadian rockers, Anvil. Mr. Marlette has the uncanny ability to bring the best out in a band, and that is exactly what he did with Anvil on Juggernaut of Justice.
First and foremost, the production on Juggernaut of Justice is as good as it gets. I can’t remember the last time that Anvil sounded so vibrant and polished. To my ears, the music on this CD is above and beyond anything on Anvil’s recent releases. The guitar work of Lips on this CD is superb. I can’t remember the last time I heard him or the whole band play this good. It is almost as if Anvil somehow imbued the energy of Motorhead and used that to record this album. Whatever they did, it works, as Juggernaut of Justice is one of the better metal albums of 2011! Not only does Lips do an outstanding job, but Rob Reiner and Glenn Five are absolutely smoking on this disc. The rhythm is fast, furious and outstanding.
The title track and album opener “Juggernaut of Justice” is a beast of a metal anthem. This is a great tune that will win over even the most skeptical metal fans.
“On Fire”, “Fuken Eh!”, “Turn It Up”, “This Ride” and “Not Afraid” might be the best quintet of metal tunes I have heard all year. These songs have a ton of energy and flat-out rock. The tempo finally drops down somewhat for the song “Conspiracy” but this song still rocks.
The song is followed by another facemelting track “Running”. The down-tuned guitars of “Paranormal” gives this song a creepy Black Sabbath like feel to it. Very cool stuff!
“New Orleans Voodoo” reminds me a lot of the song “This is Thirteen”, although I like the lyrics better for this tune.
The instrumental track “Swing Thing” closes out the album in fine fashion. This might be the best metal instrumental I have heard in 2011. The horns from Lisa Joy Pimentel (Bob Marlette’s wife) were a nice touch.
If you have never listened to Anvil before, you should definitely give Juggernaut of Justice a chance. It is easily one of my favorite CD’s of 2011.
01. Juggernaut Of Justice
02. When Hell Breaks Loose
03. New Orleans Voodoo
04. On Fire
05. Fuken Eh!
06. Turn It Up
07. The Ride
08. Not Afraid
12. Swing Thing
Steve “Lips” Kudlow – Vocals & Guitar
Robb Reiner – Drums
Glenn Five – Bass