Zero1Zero have managed to seamlessly marry technology and blazing hard rock aggression to forge a truly unique musical matrimony on their debut album “[degreesofseparation]”. Angry yet melodic, the group’s music paints a portrait of the future that is entangled in pain, art and passion. Recorded and mixed at Groundzero studio and OLS Productions (Cincinnati, Ohio) with Engineer Rob Nadler, the album has the sonic wallop of a band not just pushing the envelope but tearing it wide open.
“Most of the material is very dark thematically,” says guitarist and producer Zoe. “Themes dealing with questions- questions people don’t like to ask- questions about the world, your government, religion- questions about the truest motivations of others and ourselves.”
Zero1Zero bassist Aaron adds in describing the music “It is lyrically thought provoking, melodic, ferocious, sonically unique and penetrating. The music is cutting edge, electronically influenced with an emphasis on precision.”
The band’s explosive sound has drawn comparisons to an eclectic mixture of hard rock heavyweights like Nine Inch Nails, Korn and Stabbing Westward among others.
The band has currently posted tracks from their debut album at the following location www.myspace.com/zero1zero
Here is the music video for their song, “Leech”.
Blackbird has landed! Fans of Alter Bridge can tune in to Rockline on Monday, October 15th, at 8:30p to hear the band talk about their new album, Blackbird.
Fans can click on this link to find their local stations airing the show.
Are you ready for the United Enemies? This is the new sleaze/glam band featuring Andy Pierce from Nasty Idols.
Here is the new video, I Don’t Want To Change.
NEVER ENOUGH, featuring Eighteen Visions’ guitarist Keith Barney (ex-Throwdown) and drummer Trevor Friedrich, and ex-Lylah frontman Norman Matthew, have revealed the track listing for their forthcoming debut album which lands in stores on November 20th, 2007 through Corporate Punishment Records.
Never Enough’s self-titled debut Track Listing is as follows:
1. The Craving
2. The Devil I Am
3. To The Bottom
4. No One Cares
5. On Sunday
6. Poison Heart
9. Where The Rain Never Stops
A perpetually touring underground favorite, guitarist Keith Barney and drummer Trevor Friedrich of Eighteen Visions released 6 full length LP’s and a string of EP’s and 7 inches, racking up sales well in excess of a quarter million records, before announcing their break-up in early 2007, less than a year after releasing their Epic/Sony debut 18Visions, which debuted in the Billboard top 200, selling over 12,000 copies the first week. 18V also spawned the Top 20 Rock single “Victim”, which led to successful worldwide tours with the likes of Avenged Sevenfold, Killswitch Engage, HIM, Deftones and Hinder.
Texas based LYLAH, the brainchild of vocalist/guitarist Norman Matthew, became an underground phenomenon of their own, touring with the likes of Evanescence, Static-X, Sevendust and as a part of the Vans Warped Tour.
Two songs from the band’s debut album are currently streaming on the group’s MySpace page at the following location at www.myspace.com/Never3nough
The band is currently offering fans a FREE Never Enough t-shirt with the pre-order of their new album through the Corporate Punishment Website.
The audio disc includes 21 tracks (in chronological order) of old demos plus two NEW recordings ‘Feel The Shake’ 2007 and their rocked up version of ‘Folsom Prison Blues’.
Lipstick, lace, leather, cheap booze, cheaper dames, low slung guitars, and hair…lots and lots of hair.
This was the Sunset Strip music scene in the ’80s.
The new DVD/CD will be released on November 20th!
Watch the trailer below!!
* Car Sex
* Rockin’ and Reelin’
* Quick Draw
* Shout It Out
* Cut Me Down
* Bad Disease
* In the Alley
* Little Teaser
* Don’t Mess With My Hair
* (If You Don’t Want To F*ck Me, Baby) F*CK OFF!!
* Little Teaser
* In the Alley
* Don’t Mess With My Hair
* Car Sex
* On the Lips
* Fire In My Heart
* Bad Disease
* Quick Draw
* Losin’ Streak
* Cut Me Down
* Feel the Shake 1987
* White Rock Devil
* High Gear
* Bullfrog Pond
* Groove Tube
* Crank It Up
* Folsom Prison Blues
* Feel the Shake 2007
* Bonus Track: In the Alley
- Interviews and Footage from the re-recording of ‘Feel the Shake’
- Slide Show Photo Movie
Bobaflex break out of small town West Virginia to unleash a gritty autobiographical album that will course blood and adrenaline through the veins of all who listen to it, especially the kids who hail from dirt towns.
On October 30th Bobaflex will release their sophomore album, Tales From Dirt Town, on TVT records. Musically, Bobaflex decided to take things back to their roots on the new album. The band wanted to keep their metal edge and imbue it with more harmonies, melody, and singing, along the lines of Gun N’ Roses. Tales From Dirt Town is like a bittersweet love letter to working class culture and blue collar yet redneck upbringing. With determination and resolve, only good things can come to Bobaflex, who shine a spotlight on the people of dirt towns with Tales From Dirt Town.
Bobaflex is on tour in October and November. Here is the current schedule!
Oct 12 The AlRosa Villa – Columbus, Oh
Oct 13 The Monkey – Huntington, West Va
Oct 25 The Rock – Minneapolis, Mn
Oct 26 Barrymore Theater – Madison, Wi
Oct 27 Pearl Room – Mokena, Il
Oct 28 Elixir – Rockford, Il
Oct 30 The Northside Firehouse – Lima, Oh
Oct 31 Club Bijou – Toledo, Oh
Nov 1 Columbia Music Hall – Portsmouth, Oh
Nov 2 The Cellar – Struthers, Oh
Nov 3 Harpo’s – Detroit, Mi
Nov 4 Peabodys – Cleveland, Oh
Nov 6 Webster Theater – Hartford, Ct
Nov 7 Crocodile Rock – Allentown, Pa
Nov 8 Hooligans – Jacksonville, NC
Nov 10 Jaxx – Springfield, Va
Nov 15 The Social – Orlando, Fl
Nov 21 Hooligans – Jacksonville, NC
Nov 23 Ace’s – Johnstown, Pa
Nov 24 The Machine Shop – Flint, Mi
I recently reacquired a brand new copy of this disc for a mere $6.00 and was shocked to have found it. It is pretty hard to find in 2007.
The band was creating and performing great hard rock music, when it was pretty unpopular.
They have been fairly quiet since their last release, Ignite in 2001, but are rumored to be taking the stage in Rocklahoma 2008.
If you like great hard party rock, then you need to check out Hair of the Dog’s self titled debut from 1998. On this disc, I can hear the influence of Ted Nugent and Aerosmith in the bands’ music. Ryan Cook’s slide guitar is a nice addition to the hard rockin’ tunes.
Even though this disc doesn’t come close to capturing the energy of the band’s amazing live show, it is definitely worth spinning today.
Some of the stand out tracks are Cadillac Jack, Whiskey Tango, Alone and The Party Ain’t Over.
You can check out a few of the band’s tunes at their myspace page. If you can find a copy, I recommend picking this one up!
Rating:Out of 10
- Cadillac Jack
- Whiskey Tango
- Sweet Lady Vegas
- As I Am
- Southern Cock
- The Party Ain’t Over
- Satin Girl
- Killin’ Heart
Another Animal just released their self titled debut album, featuring the single “Broken Angle.” Listeners can preview four more songs from Another Animal at Clear Channel. Another Animal is comprised of Godsmack members Robbie Merrill (bass), Tony Rombola (guitar), Shannon Larkin (drums) and former Ugly Kid Joe Whitfield Crane. The band’s release mixes grunge, punk, and bluesy rock to make an eclectic sound all their own. With a 23 date tour supporting Alter Bridge in full swing, the band has their work cut out for them.
Preview tracks at Clear Channel
Stream “Broken Again”
The folks at Rhino Entertainment posted the live Led Zeppelin Kashmir video on Youtube yesterday. Click on the link below to watch the video.
This makes me wish I had tickets for the Reunion show next month!!
Another Animal and Alter Bridge came to Cincinnati Wednesday Night. A late work night kept me from getting to the show on time, and I missed Another Animal all together! I was looking forward to seeing the band featuring Whitfield Crane on vocals. I have listened to Another Animal and Alter Bridge quite a bit as of late, and was also interested in seeing what the AB boys had to offer.
I am very impressed with the new Alter Bridge CD, Blackbird, and I am happy to report that band is doing a ton of songs off of the new disc.
I can’t recall the entire list, but the set list included: Before Tomorrow Comes, Brand New Start, Buried Alive, Broken Wings, Coming Home, Blackbird, White Knuckles and the first time the band has every played Break Me Down live.
The band did an Encore with a Led Zeppelin cover of Traveling Riverside Blues and an the songs Rise Today and Open Your Eyes.
I wondered if Myles Kennedy could handle some of the higher pitched vocals live, and let me tell you, this guy is the real deal. He hit every note, and was quite impressive. He is great singer, that is second to very few. Mark Tremonti was kicking everyone’s ass on the lead guitar. I think this guy must have a guitar for every new song that Alter Bridge plays.
Alter Bridge played an incredibly tight set, and had the crowd of 300 people singing along all night. It was a very good live show, and one that I would definitely go see again.
Here is a video so you can see what you are missing!
The band has a ton of dates left on this tour! Don’t miss them if they hit your town!
Date Time Location City
Oct 12 2007 9:00P Mill Point Park Hampton, Virginia
Oct 13 2007 8:00P Starland Ballroom Sayreville, New Jersey
Oct 14 2007 7:00P The Roxy Boston, Massachusetts
Oct 16 2007 7:00P The Fillmore NY @ Irving Plaza New York City, New York
Oct 17 2007 7:00P Webster Theatre Hartford, Connecticut
Oct 19 2007 6:00P Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom Hampton Beach, New Hampshire
Oct 20 2007 10:30A Downtown Live Music & Arts Festival Hagerstown, Maryland
Oct 21 2007 7:00P Electric Factory Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Oct 24 2007 7:00P The Cotillion Wichita, Kansas
Oct 26 2007 2:00P Sunken Gardens Amphitheatre San Antonio, Texas
Oct 27 2007 3:00P Concrete Street Amphitheater Corpus Christi, Texas
Oct 28 2007 12:00P Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion The Woodlands, Texas
Oct 30 2007 7:00P The Palladium Ballroom Dallas, Texas
Oct 31 2007 7:00P Midnight Rodeo Amarillo, Texas
Nov 2 2007 7:00P Marquee Theatre Tempe, Arizona
Nov 3 2007 6:00P House of Blues Las Vegas, Nevada
Nov 4 2007 7:00P Majestic Ventura Theatre Ventura, California
Nov 6 2007 7:00P The Grove of Anaheim Anaheim, California
Nov 7 2007 7:30P House Of Blues West Hollywood, California
Nov 9 2007 7:30P Showbox SoDo Seattle
Nov 10 2007 7:00P The Big Easy Concert Hall Spokane, Washington
Nov 11 2007 7:00P Big Easy Concert House Boise, Idaho
Nov 13 2007 7:00P Fox Theatre Boulder, Colorado
Nov 15 2007 6:00P Myth St. Paul, Minnesota
Nov 16 2007 7:00P Barrymore Theatre Madison, Wisconsin
Nov 17 2007 7:00P The Rave Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Nov 19 2007 7:00P Newport Music Hall Columbus, Ohio
Nov 20 2007 7:00P Wedgewood Entertainment Center Youngstown, Ohio
Nov 21 2007 7:00P Clutch Cargo’s Pontiac, Michigan
Nov 23 2007 8:00P The Machine Shop Flint, Michigan
Nov 24 2007 8:00P Piere’s Entertainment Center Fort Wayne, Indiana
Jan 18 2008 7:00P QMU Glasgow, Scotland
Jan 19 2008 7:00P Newcastle Academy Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northeast
Jan 20 2008 7:00P The Academy Manchester, Northeast
Jan 22 2008 7:00P The Academy Birmingham, Midlands
Jan 24 2008 7:00P South Hampton Guildhall South Hampton, South
Jan 25 2008 7:00P Bristol Academy Bristol, South
Jan 26 2008 7:00P The Astoria London, London and South East
Jan 29 2008 7:00P Hof Ter Lo Antwerp
Jan 30 2008 7:00P 013 Tilburg
Feb 1 2008 7:00P Rohstofflager Zurich
Feb 2 2008 7:00P Backstage Werk Munich
Feb 3 2008 7:00P Arena Vienna
Feb 5 2008 7:00P Batshkapp Frankfurt
Feb 6 2008 7:00P Live Music Hall Cologne
Feb 7 2008 7:00P Postbahnof Berlin
Feb 9 2008 7:00P Docks Hamburg
Feb 10 2008 7:00P Amager Bio Copenhagen
Feb 11 2008 7:00P Klubben Stockholm
Rocktober is in full swing!Be sure to check out the following new Hard Rock Releases that hit the stores so far in October!
Alter Bridge – Blackbird
Another Animal – S/T
Ugly – S/T
Hurt – Vol. II
The Cult – Born Into This
Kid Rock – Rock N Roll Jesus
Puddle of Mudd – Famous
Nightwish - Dark Passion Play
Megadeth – Warchest (4 CD’s/1 DVD)
Prong – Power of the Damager
Overkill – Immortalis
Motorhead – Better Motorhead Than Dead: Live At Hammersmith
You can stream the new Alter Bridge disc, Blackbird at the following link:
Legendary ex KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick, was asked by Silent Rage to perform on a new song called “Man Or Machine” for the bands upcoming fourth studio release on Frontiers Records. Check it out as Bruce Kulick ignites the fury with his guitar solo performances on this track.
This song was originally written by Jesse Damon for the KISS “Revenge” era and was re-worked and recorded by the band for their new Silent Rage CD titled, “Four Letter Word.” Due out early 2008! More news to come.
The new album is a melodic rock feast that showcases Lana’s legendary vocals with timeless songwriting, all produced in a modern symphonic rock environment. The atmosphere of the album is both spacious and grand, soaring melodies and intimate phrases play against lush arrangements of guitar and keyboards, all intertwining in a compelling tango of orchestration that is pure Lana Lane.
Recorded in The Netherlands and in San Francisco, California, “Red Planet Boulevard” combines the feeling of European precision and old world mystery with the Bay Area’s legendary style and mood that is pure Northern California magic. The melange of locations shows in the album’s production that is both bombastic and moody, clear and heavy, intimate and extroverted. Producer / keyboardist Erik Norlander took on bass guitar duties as well for this release continuing in the role he played on the 2007 “Lady Macbeth” tour. Long time collaborators, Dutchmen Peer Verschuren (guitar) and Ernst Van Ee (drums), complete the instrumental trio in what Norlander calls “a sort of ‘Led Zeppelin’ instrumentation where we have guitar, drums and a bass playing keyboardist.”
The “Red Planet Boulevard” musician line-up is indeed the most compact to appear on a Lana Lane album, but the trio does not falter in creating the massive Symphonic Rock sound for which Lana Lane is so well known. Walls of guitars, landscapes of keyboards and tectonic plates of bass and drums drive the arrangements with the energy and exuberance of a band that indeed went straight from the road into the studio. That touring seasoning shows in the subtle complexities of “Red Planet Boulevard”. This is a band that is experienced and skilled in their craft all supporting a legendary vocalist who is at the top of her game.
Twelve all original songs compose “Red Planet Boulevard”. The heavy rockers “Into the Fire”, “Capture the Sun” and “Angels and Magicians” along with the power ballad “Jessica” harken back to Lana’s 1995 debut release, “Love is an Illusion”, while in contrast, the anthemic “Shine”, “The Frozen Sea” and “No Tears Left” have a distinctly 21st century sound that fits perfectly with today’s iPod generation. The uptempo “Stepford, USA” re-tells the story of the quiet rural town with a dark secret, while “The Sheltering Sorrow” is a heart wrenching ballad that is epic in scale with links back to the late 60s majesty of early symphonic rock. The album concludes with the finale and title track, “Red Planet Boulevard”, where themes from each of the album’s songs is reprised in a grand orchestral rock style.
Artwork is once again provided by Polish surrealist Jacek Yerka who has painted the covers for Lana’s many past masterworks. Photos for the album were shot by noted San Francisco photographer Mark Leialoha who brings his own style and vision to the Lana Lane production team. Fans of melodic rock, symphonic style and the amazing female rock voice, your light is green: make the turn onto “Red Planet Boulevard”!
You can sample three of the new songs below!
If you are a fan of the band Creed, then Alter Bridge probably needs no introduction. Alter Bridge consists of 3 former members of platinum recording artist Creed, and ex-Mayfield Four singer, Myles Kennedy.
With the new CD Blackbird, not only has the band crafted their finest work since the breakup of Creed, but they have also created what could be one of the best new hard rock records of 2007. Yes, It really is that good!
Blackbird starts off with a crushing rocker, Ties That Bind. This song sets the stage immediately for what I knew was going to be an incredible listening experience.
Come To Life has a cool groove, a heavy bass line, sing along lyrics, and killer guitar work. GREAT!!
The pace slows down a bit with Brand New Start. Myles Kennedy excellent voice shines almost as much as his guitar work on this track. More Great Stuff!
I have listened to Buried Alive a few times now and this song hasn’t impressed me as much as some of the others. It is slowly growing on me.
Coming Home has a very heavy bass line. This is another headbanging track that has a Tool like feel about it. Cool!
Before Tomorrow Comes will be a monster radio hit! This song is exactly the type of tune that Creed had some hits off. Soaring vocals and sing along lyrics. I love this song!
Rise Today is the first single and video from Blackbird. If you like this song, you are going to love this disc. This was the first song that I heard, and I knew that I had to hear more after listening to this one. Check out the video below:
Blackbird is the longest song on this disc, clocking in at nearly 8 minutes in length. This is like 2 or 3 songs wrapped up in one. At times, it has a stoner rock like feel, but then the music slows down, and Myles Kennedy’s voice takes off. The guitars really howl on this track. This is an extremely cool song that does not feel too long. In fact, you will find yourself replaying this one to pick up on things that you didn’t catch the first time around. Amazing!
The bass riff that starts off on One By One sounds like something that Tony Iommi would write. The song itself has a slightly darker feel to it, but once again the voice of Myles Kennedy powers this song to new heights. This song has some hit potential.
Watch Over You slows the tempo back down again. At this point Myles Kennedy has me saying Scott who? This guy has a killer voice!
Break Me Down is a song that I think could have had much more potential with a little different arrangement on the music. It is still a solid tune though.
White Knuckles is one of the heavier songs on Blackbird. Be prepared to headbang to this one!
Wayward One is a mid tempo, moody sounding song. It is a solid track, but not the strongest one on Blackbird. I probably would have mixed this song higher in the playing order, but that is just my personal taste.
Don’t even hesitate in picking this disc up! Blackbird is nothing short of a brilliant listening experience. You don’t even have to take my word for it! Alter Bridge have launched a special listening party for their fans a chance to check out the album in its entirety. Click this link to listen to Blackbird in its entirety. Warning…..you will be heading to store to purchase this one, if you take the time out to preview it!
1. Ties That Bind
2. Come To Life
3. Brand New Start
4. Buried Alive
5. Coming Home
6. Before Tomorrow Comes
7. Rise Today
10. Watch Over You
11. Break Me Down
12. White Knuckles
13. Wayward One
Alter Bridge is:
Myles Kennedy – Lead Vocals and Guitar
Mark Tremonti – Guitar and Backing Vocals
Brian Marshall – Bass
Scott Phillips – Drums
Drowning Pool have released their new animated video for “Enemy”. Due to the band’s busy schedule on the road they decided to create an animated video. The video features animated versions of Drowning Pool rocking out in a dark forest ready to explode. “Enemy” is the second single off the band’s album, Full Circle, which came out earlier this year.
Drowning Pool – This Is For The Soldiers Tour:
10/9 Little Rock, AR – Juanita’s
10/13 Lubbuck, TX – Jakes
10/14 Farmington, NM – Gator’s Bar and Grill
10/18 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
10/19 Hollywood, CA – The Whisky
10/20 Fresno, CA – The Exit
10/22 Modesto, CA – Fat Cat
10/23 Santa Rosa, CA – Last Day Saloon
10/24 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
10/25 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
10/27 Kansas City, MO – Community America Ballpark
10/28 Reno, NV – All City Live – KDOT
10/31 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
11/2 Wichita, KS – Flashbacks Dance Club
11/8 New York, NY – The Knitting Factory
11/16 Port Charlotte, FL – Charlotte County Fairgrounds
11/17 Jacksonville, FL – Metropolitan Park
11/18 Orlando, FL – Tinker Field
Montreal based 3 Mile Scream have streamed the group’s debut album, A Prelude To Our Demise, at the following location http://www.altsounds.com/altsounds/bands/3793/playallhi.php
3 Mile Scream‘s debut album was recorded in Montreal under the watchful eye of producer Jean-Francois Dagenais, guitarist for death metal giants Kataklysm. Since the album release, 3 Mile Scream has won over many high profile fans including Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe, Unearth’s Trevor Phipps and Arch Enemy’s Michael Amott who described the band as, “Heavy and melodic, great chops.”
3 Mile Scream’s A Prelude To Our Demise, was released by independent powerhouse Corporate Punishment Records. The album is a stunning blend of European metal, melody and machine gun drumming that creates a merciless, brutal sound.
The group has recently announced more tour dates in support of their debut album, including an upcoming October 14th date in Belleville, Ontario where the band has been added as direct support for Thine Eyes Bleed.
“Thine Eyes Bleed are one of the best Canadian metal acts on the scene. We are extremely excited and honored to share the stage with a band of such unrelenting aggression,” says 3 Mile Scream frontman Matt McGa chy. “We are all very excited to hear the new Thine Eyes Bleed material since we were all blown away by their performance at last year’s Unholy Alliance Tour.”
3 MILE SCREAM UPCOMING TOUR DATES
Oct 13 – Cafe L’incoditionelle ,Montreal, Quebec
Oct 14 – Bohemian Nightclub, Belleville, ON w/ THINE EYES BLEED
Oct 26 – The Embassy, London, Ontario
Oct 27 – Shadow, Guelph, Ontario
Oct 28 – The Metal Bar, Toronto, Ontario
Nov 02 – The UnderDog, Peterborough, Ontario
Nov 03 – Bottoms Up, Brantford, Ontario
Nov 10 – The Katacombes, Montreal, Quebec
Nov 16- Diesel Room, Oshawa, Ontario w/ The After Chapter
Nov 17- The Vintage Sports Lounge Niagara Falls, Ontario w/The After Chapter
Nov 18 – TBA, St. Catherines, Ontario w/The After Chapter
Nov 23 – Cafe L’inconditionnelle, Montreal, Quebec
Nov 30 – Paramount Bar, Moncton, NB
Dec 07 – The Kathedral, Toronto, Ontario
Nightwish will embark on their North American Tour with special guest Paradise Lost.
In Additon, Nightwish will be streaming live on October 19th on YeboTV.
Click on the banner below to Register!
10/15/2007 Jaxx Springfield, VA
10/16/2007 The Trocadero Philadelphia, PA
10/18/2007 Nokia Theatre New York, NY
10/20/2007 The Palladium Worcester, MA
10/21/2007 Metropolis Montreal, QUE Canada
10/23/2007 Docks Nightclub Toronto, ONT Canada
10/24/2007 Peabody’s Downunder Cleveland, OH
10/26/2007 Harpo’s Detroit, MI
10/27/2007 House of Blues Chicago, IL
10/28/2007 First Avenue Loop Station, MN
10/31/2007 Showbox Seattle, WA
11/1/2007 Roseland Theatre Portland, OR
11/2/2007 Slim’s San Francisco, CA
11/4/2007 House of Blues West Hollywood, CA
11/6/2007 House of Blues Anaheim, CA
11/7/2007 Marquee Theatre Tempe, AZ
11/8/2007 Sunshine Theatre Albuquerque, NM
11/10/2007 White Rabbit San Antonio, TX
11/11/2007 Palladium Ballroom Dallas, TX
11/12/2007 19th Hole Woodland, TX
11/14/2007 Culture Room Ft.Lauderdale, FL
11/15/2007 Firestone Orlando, FL
11/17/2007 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA
Black Tide burst onto the metal scene with a month long stint opening up the main stage of Ozzfest. Now with sights set on an early 2008 release of Light From Above, their major label debut on Interscope Records, Black Tide will call the road home over the coming months as they rock the stage with Avenged Sevenfold. Black Tide is a band you have to see to believe with members ranging in age from 14-19 who shred like the legends who inspired them.
Black Tide not only embrace the charisma, character and unwavering attitude of those who shredded before them, but they do so in a manner that would make the virtuosos that inspired them proud. The results are a renegade metallic assault that America hasn’t encountered since Metallica killed ‘em all in ’83. Black Tide are not only bringing music back from the dead, but they’re returning the power to metal. The meltdown is long overdue…
Listen to the song “Shockwave” here!
Tigertailz fans have been excited about this new 10 song CD, Thrill Pistol with disc two being Wazbonez ’92. I have to admit being a fan of cover art, this one didn’t get me very excited. The chick with the stick on Clint tattoo just doesn’t do it for me. But I’m a girl so what do I know about apparently hot chicks with fake tattoos. Anyway that is irrelevant because it’s the music that is the main thing.
On first listen I wasn’t that keen on this disc, but on the third spin I am actually liking it quite a bit. For me it’s a grow-on-you type album and not one I instantly liked. These seem to be Tigertaliz’s heavier songs to date. Kim Hooker’s vocals sound quite different in places which I’m not saying is a bad thing, just different. The first 6 songs are the strongest on here, although title track “Thrill Pistol” is quite a change in style after the first 3 songs, its almost honky tonk piano sounding, complete with female vocals (courtesy of the wonderful sounding Suzy Chunk), but it’s catchy and likeable even if its not what you expect after hearing the rest of this disc.
The two ballad type songs “Milez Away” and “Only You” are just plain weak and awful.But that might be because I’m just not a fan of ballads in general, unless its Great White! “Natural Born Animal” is my pick for the best track on here. It has the potential to become the new “Love Bomb Baby”.
I won’t comment on Wazbones ’92 too much, suffice to say it is a great album and probably superior to Thrill Pistol, so it’s a bonus and nice addition to get Wazbones thrown in with Thrill Pistol. Thrill Pistol is not brilliant but it is good heavy glam. Tigertaliz fans should be pretty happy with this release.
Rating: Out of 10
Kim Hooker – vocals
Jay Pepper – guitar
Pepsi Tate – bass
Matt Blakout – drums
Produced by Tigertailz.
Disc One: Thrill Pistol:
01. Brain the Sucker
02. Long Live The New Flash
04. Thrill Pistol
05. Milez Away
06. Natural Born Animal
07. Only You
08. Tongwynlais Fly
09. Hanging By The Heelz
10. Serpent Queen
Disc One: U.S. Wazbonez ’92:
03. Make Me Bleed
04. Dirty Needlez
05. I Believe
06. Love Junkie
07. One Beat Of Your Heart
08. Show Me
09. Love Can Kill
10. The Final Solution
Reviewed by Tania.
With Halloween right around the corner, a wave of new horror movies are here to scare the crap out of you and feed your bloodlust. The Saw film series has been terrorizing horror fans for years and this time metal fans can enjoy some of Jigsaw’s favorite tracks. On October 23rd Artist Addiction records will unleash the soundtrack to Saw IV. The soundtrack will feature tracks from Sixx:A.M., Drowning Pool, Ministry, Skinny Puppy, Avenged Sevenfold, Soulidium and other metal up-and-comers. All songs on the soundtrack were chosen because they represented songs that Saw’s demented mastermind, Jigsaw and his evil assistant Amanda would listen to. Saw IV bleeds into theatres October 26th.
Soulidium has released a video for their song Trapped. This is a Saw IV exclusive.
Here is the track Listing for the Saw IV Soundtrack:
* Nitzer Ebb “Payroll (JohnO Mix)”
* Ministry “Life Is Good”
* The Cast Outs “OSATA”
* Skinny Puppy “Spasmolytic [Deftones Remix (Habitual Mix)]”
* Charlie Clouser “Just Begun”
* Sixx: A.M. “Tomorrow”
* Drowning Pool “Shame”
* Avenged Sevenfold “Eternal Rest”
* From Autumn to Ashes “On the Offensive”
* Solidium “Trapped”
* Oxygen “Do You Want to Play a Game”
* Saosin “Collapse”
* The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus “Misery Loves Its Company”
* Every Time I Die “We’rewolf”
* Dope Stars Inc. “Beatcrusher ”
* Emilie Autumn “Dead Is the New Alive”
* The Human Abstract “Crossing the Rubicon”
* The Red Chord “Dead Prevailed”
* Fueled by Fire “Thrash Is Back”
* Collinz Room “Just Another Day”
* The Absence “Dead and Gone”
* Submersed “Better Think Again”
Check out the movie teaser below:
When I Was A Planet is a somewhat entertaining fusion of Punk and Metal.
This sound of Invitro kind of reminds me of Suicidal Tendencies at times. There is a lot of humor in the lyrics which will certainly crack a few smiles with even the toughest hard rock fan.
The heavy sound of this record may not appeal to everyone. Fans of the genre will probably like this, but those looking for a more mainstream hard rock effort, are probably not going to enjoy this record. This album does however have a noteworthy moment.
When I was a Planet is pretty good. The video below is pretty funny! This is the least heavy song on the record, and I like this one quite a bit.
As a whole, I found the album, When I Was A Planet a little too heavy for my taste. If you like your music on the heavier side, check out Invitro. You can find more info on Invitro at this link.
Rating: Out of 10
1. New Disease
3. When I Was a Planet
9. Comb Over Party
11. Lucid May
13. Lemmy’s Bumps
14. Shark Attack
Swedish rock band, The Babylon Bombs have released their 2nd video, “Hometown Hero“, off of their album, Doin’ You Nasty. (Available now through Impulse Music.) Check it out!
“Gasoline” CD on Perris will be distributed in UK by Plastic Head Music, Italy by Andromeda, USA by Select-O-Hits, Greece by Soundforge Music Group, Spain by Goimusic, Sweden by Border, The Netherlands by Bertus, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium by ZYX Music.
The CD was first released by the band on a limited pressing digipak format and sold out at CDBaby.com & Perrisrecords.com the first week. Perris then signed the band and added two bonus tracks.The bonus tracks were co-written by Paul Lidel (Dirty Looks guitarist 1986-1994) and Henrik Ostergaard. Bonus tracks feature Paul Lidel on guitar and Jason McMaster (Broken Teeth, Dangerous Toys) on bass guitar along with Broken Teeth band mate Bruce Rivers on drums.
The remaining 10 album tracks were performed by Henrik Ostergaard and other musicians such as Ron Sutton, Steve McConnell & Doug Welser on drums, Trevor Huster on bass, Mike Ohm & Trevor Huster on guitar.The new CD finds the band returning to their AC/DC style, sleazy rock roots. Bonus tracks MP3 samples can be previewed at http://www.perrisrecords.com
The track listing is as follows:
01. Doesn’t Count The Juice
02. Second Chance (Didn’t Take It)
03. See You In The Morning
04. Through Your Eyes
05. If The World Stopped Spinning
06. Over Me
07. Stick Around
08. Wake The Sky
09. I Am That I Am
10. Everything Is Gonna Be Alright
11. New White Naked *Bonus Track
12. Trick Of The Moon*Bonus Track
Rob Zombie has been selected as the Artist of the Month on Gametap.com. Today Gametap.com posted a new video interview where Zombie talks about his inspiration to create Zombie Live, his musical history in games, and the inception of the new Halloween remake. New videos will be posted throughout the month featuring Zombie. Rob Zombie will release his first ever Live CD, Zombie Live, on October 23rd.
Check out the “Quick hit” video here: http://www.gametap.com/home/aotm/index.jsp
Zombie Live was recorded in 2006 during the Educated HorsesThe Sinister Urge, and “American Witch” from Educated Horses. On the album Rob is backed up by his supercharged band featuring guitarist John 5, bassist Piggy D, and drummer Tommy Clufetos. tour. The album features all of Rob Zombie’s hits from his breakthrough Grammy-nominated White Zombie track “Thunder Kiss ’65,” to “Dragula” from his triple platinum The Sinister Urge, and “American Witch” from Educated Horses. On the album Rob is backed up by his supercharged band featuring guitarist John 5, bassist Piggy D, and drummer Tommy Clufetos.