I have known about the band White Flame for over a year now, but their CD, “Yesterday’s News”, was not available in the United States until now.
I originally posted White Flame’s video, “Hour of Emptiness” in the HRH Segment, “Sink or Swim”. The folks that voted all said let it swim unanimously, making White Flame’s Yesterday’s News, Hard Rock Hideout’s first Sink or Swim Winner.
As far as hard rock goes, I love it when a band just gets it, and White Flame does just that. The band cranks their Marshall amps up to ten, plays loud and plays hard. Yesterday’s News is a fine blend of funky, bluesy, kick ass hard rock. White Flame wears their influences on their sleeves on this disc. I can hear touches of Motley Crue, Guns N’ Roses, Aerosmith, and maybe even Sweet F.A. (remember them?) on this disc.
There are a lot of good songs worth checking out on Yesterday’s News. “Gun” has this awesome groove that will get you headbanging instantly. “Swimsuit Issue Centerfold” is one of the coolest rocking tunes I have heard in a while. Some of my other favorites on this disc are “Kill The Radio” and the title track, “Yesterday’s News” and the awesome ballad “Miss U”.
White Flame’s “Yesterday’s News” isn’t breaking any new musical ground, but if you are a fan of the 80’s era of hard rock, you are bound to love this. This is a hard rock record that needs to be heard by all! On a side note, not only is the CD good, but the ultra cool digipak comes with a booklet that folds out into a mini news paper with song lyrics, photos and more. I thought this was a nice touch, especially from a new band.
The Bottom Line, White Flame is a killer new band with a very good debut record on their hands. If they play their cards right, they will be anything but “Yesterday’s News”. Check them out on myspace at this link.
3. The World We Live In
4. Swimsuit Issue Centerfold
6. Miss U
8. Your Joint Tonight
9. Yesterday’s News
10. Hour Of Emptiness
11. Kill The Radio
12. Close To You
13. My Future Ex-Girlfriend
White Flame is:
Vince – Vocals, Percussions, Guitar
Anthon – Electric, and Acoustic Guitars, Piano, Keyboards
Percussions, Backing Vocals
Bass, Fretless, Backing Vocals
Jony – Drums, Percussion
W.E.B. is a Greek metal band. Their new album “Jesus Heist” is on Sleaszy Rider Records. Check out the video below, “Blossoms Cry” and let us know what you think, SINK or SWIM.
I stumbled on this band, Black Mountain, by complete accident. I thought their song “Wucan” was interesting enough. Let me know what you think about this. Should it SINK or SWIM?
Check out the new video from St. Madness, “The Anti-Superhero”. Let us know what you think. Sink or Swim.
When drummer Dave Lombardo left Slayer in the mid 90’s, he started up a new band, Grip Inc.
This metal act sounds nothing like Slayer, but is definitely heavy metal.
Check out the 2004 Video by Grip Inc, and let us know what you think of the Answer?
Should Grip Inc. Sink or Swim?
If the video isn’t showing here, you can view it at this link.
Metal act, Opiate For the Masses, released a new album on July 8th, called Manifesto. The first single is the song, Burn You Down. Their music has been described as Motley Crue meets Nine Inch Nails.
Check out the video below, and let us know what you think! Sink or Swim!
Tarot released a new album, Crows Fly Black in 2007. Check out their brand new single and video, To The Stars.
If you love it, let us know by saying SWIM. We will review this disc at HRH. If you hate it, say SWIM we will pass this one up.
Get your votes in on the first six, Sink or Swim Videos at HardRockHideout.com!
OTEP – Breed
4 – 2 (Currently Swimming)
3 – 4 (Currently Sinking)
1 – 0 (Currently Swimming)
1 – 2 (Currently Sinking)
3 – 0 (Currently Swimming)
4 – 0 (Currently Swimming)
Final voting for the first six, Sink or Swim videos will end July 12th.
If the video swims, we will review the CD at HRH. If they sink, the CD’s will be stored in Davey Jones locker.
The Swedish metal band, Steel Attack has a brand new video, The Evil In Me. This is song is on the brand new Steel Attack CD, Carpe DiEnd.
Let us know what you think. If you say Sink it, HRH will pass on reviewing this disc. If you love it, say SWIM, and we will feature it on our up and coming Sink or Swim Winners Week.
The Urgencies have a new video, What Doesn’t Kill Me Makes Me Crazier.
Let us know what you think! SINK or SWIM!
Today’s Sink or Swim video is by the metal band, Violent Storm. “Fire in the Unknown”, the new video from VIOLENT STORM — the band formed by ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/BLACKMORE’S NIGHT bassist Mick Cervino. Their CD, Storm Warning was released in the U.S. on July 17, 2007 via Gold Storm Records.
If you say SINK, HRH will pass on this CD, if you saw SWIM, we will review their disc at HardRockHideout.com.
Death Angel has released a new CD, Killing Season, in February. The band has released a video for the song Dethroned.
If you say Sink, Death Angel’s Killing Season wont see the light of day at HRH. If you saw SWIM, it will be reviewed at this website soon.
Special thanks to Heepsy for pointing this one out to me.
Post your comments, and your decision below!!
The video below, Whenever You Say You Love Me, is one of two videos released in support of the record.
Do you want us to review this album at HRH? Let us know. If you say SWIM, we will review it. If you say SINK, Day Eleven’s Sleepwalker wont see the light of day at HRH.
Five Finger Death Punch is also a late addition to the Rock on the Range Music Festival. The band has a new CD that came out in July 2007, called Way of the Fist. Check out the video for the Bleeding below.
You decide, SINK or SWIM. If you say SWIM, we will review this disc at the Hard Rock Hideout. If you say SINK, we will pass on this disc, and move on to the next band.
You can also watch the video at this link.
Stuck Mojo has a new video out in support of their album Southern Born Killers. The disc was re-released in the U.S. on March 4th.
You decide the bands fate at HRH. If you say SINK, we won’t review this disc. If you say SWIM, we will check it out and post a review on the site.