Hard Rock Hideout favorites Million Dollar Reload have recently released a brand new video for their song “Broken”. This song comes from Million Dollar Reload’s sophomore effort, A Sinner’s Saint. You can also check out the band’s videos “Bullets In The Sky”, “Blow Me Away”, “Livin In The City” and “The Last Icon”.
Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the signing to the label of MILLION $ RELOAD for the release of the band’s second album entitled “A Sinner’s Saint” on June 29th in Europe and July 2nd in North America.
Formed in Northern Ireland in 2005, Million $ Reload started immediately to learn their breed playing live in the local club circuit leaving behind them a trail of fans hungry for more. Their catchy anthemic tunes soon gained them a recording deal, which culminated with the release of the debut album “Anthems Of A Degeneration” in 2008. A tour-de-force of vast hooks, killer riffs and moments of joyous, snake-hipped abandon, with shades of everyone from AC/DC and Aerosmith through to Thin Lizzy and Thunder confirming that these young Irishmen know their history and salute it with style, while also displaying a powerful and compelling character and atmosphere that is all their own.
“Million Dollar Reload sound is the culmination of our individual influences : no frills, balls to the wall, straight up rock n roll” says singer Phil Conalane. “Loud guitars , big vocals and the odd guitar solo with killer hooks. We have a definite sound, it’s not a new sound and we are not trying to re-invent the wheel, there are no delusions of grandeur in M$R . We know what we are about. All of us have our own personal influences that clearly can be heard in our songs, AC/DC, Aerosmith, early GNR . We don’t try to emulate those bands, we have our own take on modern day rock n roll, but they are definitely a big influence”.
The band toured heavily in support of the album and shared stages with Thunder, The Darkness, Buckcherry, Papa Roach and more. This has further pushed the band’s abilities and focused their songwriting abilities. The result is the new killer album “A Sinner’s Saint” which has sparkled the attention from the Italian label Frontiers Records which immediately signed the band upon hearing the new stuff the Irish five piece created.
Indeed, from blistering, cocksure sing-alongs like “Blow me away”, “Bullets in the sky” and “Wicked”, through to the irresistible bluesy ballad “Broken”, “A Sinner’s Saint” is a flawless exercise in smart, sassy songwriting and a superb showcase for the electrifying chemistry that exists between these five musicians. You can’t keep a band this good, or an album this strong, down for long, and now that they have started to build momentum once again, Million $ Reload must surely be on the road to rock ‘n’ roll glory. They’ve got the balls, the belief and the tunes to make it happen.
“Rock ‘n’ roll is escapism…you can forget about your everyday troubles and woes, rock out, sing and scream along, have a beer and a smoke!” grins Phil Conalane. “It’s nothing new, this kind of balls-out rock ‘n’ roll, but it’s been buried away these last few years because too many people in the industry wrote it off as old fashioned and out of touch, but people are beginning to realise what proper rock ‘n’ roll really is! We’re the real deal and we’re here to stay!”
“A Sinner’s Saint” will include the following tracklisting :
Fight The System; Bullets In The Sky; Blow Me Away; Can’t Tie Me Down; Broken; I Am The Rapture; Wicked; Smoke N Mirrors; Headrush; Pretty People; It Ain’t Over; Protest (Bonus Track).
Enjoy now “Bullets In the Sky” video below (for German fans: vimeo.com/41701460) and listen on the Frontiers webradio www.frontiers.it/webtradio to stream it exclusively !
I don’t know how I managed to miss Million Dollar Reload’s latest video, “Bullets In the Sky”, but somehow I did. This song is from Million Dollar Reload’s up and coming (and not yet titled) sophomore effort which will be released later in 2012. You can check out the clips, “Bullets In The Sky”, Livin’ In the City” and “The Last Icon” below.
Hard Rock Hideout favorites, Million Dollar Reload have just posted two new demo tracks “Bullets In The Sky” and “Pretty People” on their myspace page. Check them out at this link!
Do you want to hear the best new hard rock on the radio? The best new rock is at Hard Rock Hideout Radio first! Tune in to Hard Rock Hideout Radio every Wednesday night at 9 P.M. CST online at www.kacvfm.org on in Amarillo, Texas at FM 90. This week’s show featured new music from Suburban Tribe, Hellyeah, H.I.M. , Negative, Kissin’ Dynamite, Sister Sin, Jackyl, Grand Design, Pretty Maids, Rush, Raven, Masterplan, Broken Teeth, SNEW, Taddy Porter, Chris Laney, RATT and a whole lot more. Check below for the complete play list!
Hard Rock Hideout Radio Play List for 6/2/10
While The World Awaits - Suburban Tribe
Dirty Little Rock Star – The Cult
Hell of A Time – Hellyeah
Kiss Me Undead – 69 Eyes
Heartkiller – H.I.M.
The End of the Line – Negative
Midnight Mover – Accept
Addicted To Metal – Kissin’ Dynamite
Outrage – Sister Sin
Scream (Until You Like It) – W.A.S.P.
Action – Sweet
Little Willy – Sweet
Fox On The Run – Sweet
She’s Not A Drug – Jackyl (Pick of the Week)
Bring You Down – Riot Brides
Air It Out – Grand Design
Little Drops of Heaven – Pretty Maids
Heat of Emotion – Zeno
Gutters of Gold – Sunstorm
Man Against The World – Eden’s Curse
Caravans – Rush
Trainwreck – Raven
Far From The End of the World – Masterplan
Viva La Rock Fantastico – Broken Teeth
Cocaine – Black Robot
Bad Lovin’ Never Felt So Good – Stonerider
Feedback & Distortion – Snew
My Moonshine – Jackyl (Pick of the Week)
Deep Inside My Heart – Rock City Angels
Excitable – Def Leppard
Love So Bad – Chris Laney
Dirty Dream – Thunder
Take A Big Bite – Ratt
Never Enough – Kiss
The Wild Life - Slaughter
Ride – Dirty Skirty
Shake Me – Taddy Porter
Dirty Water – Snowblynd
Overnight Superstar – The Glitterati
Sometimes – Middle Finger Mob
Can’t Get Enough – Miss Crazy
Don’t Blame Me – Soulshake
Tattoos & Dirty Girls – Million Dollar Reload
Deeper In Darkness – Jackyl (Pick of the Week)
I Love Rock N’ Roll – L.A. Guns
If you have been trying to buy a copy of Million Dollar Reload’s awesome debut record, “Anthems Of A Degeneration”, your wait is over!!
‘Anthems of a Degeneration’ is now officially released in the USA today through Koch Records.
The track listing is as follows:-
1. Get It Up
2. Livin’ In The City
3. Goodnight New York
4. Give It All
6. International Anthem
7. The Last Icon
9. Tattoos And Dirty Girls
11. Dead Like You (Freeloader)
12. Fire Your Guns
13. Cold Hard Day
14. You Can’t Stop Me From Flying
Check out Million Dollar Reload’s video, “Livin’ In the City” below.
Million Dollar Reload are pleased to announce the release schedule for their album ..Anthems of a degeneration.. in the following territories:
USA March 23rd
Germany March 2nd
Sweden March 2nd
France April 2nd
Guitarist B.A.M commented ” We are all happy that our UK label Lime records has secured proper releases for the album in Europe and the USA . Koch records in America have been working hard on radio rotation and promotion, and the European end of the operation is finally clicking into gear. Its a slow process to co-ordinate everything , but we’re getting there. We hope to visit all the countries on tour later in the year” Anthems of a Degeneration is also available through all major download sites or alternatively from the bands own website.
Exclusive to myspace – signed copies of ‘Anthems of a Degeneration’ now available
Limited run of signed CD’s – Order Now
There are a limited number of copies of ‘Anthems of a Degeneration’signed by all 5 memebers of Million Dollar Reload.
These signed copies are exclusive to the M$R myspace page so pick one up while stocks last.
Million Dollar Reload has posted the following on their blog this afternoon:
As promised, ‘Anthems of a Degeneration’ is now available to download from iTunes once again.
Sorry for the delay and we’ll get the other download sites and physical CD’s back in stores real soon.
What does it mean to be in a rock n roll band? Does it mean drugs , alcohol , girls , etc?
Yeah, it probably means that to a lot of rock n.. roll bands , and that’s fine. Is it not cool to be a sellout? , and what does selling out really mean? For us in Million Dollar Reload it has always been about being the best band we can be . Writing the best songs we can write and performing to 100% of our ability every night. We have always tried and wanted for our songs to reach as many people as possible , in as many places in the world. If this is selling out , then we are sellouts. Whats the fucking point of being in a rock n roll band if you don’t want people to hear your music and see you perform! All the vices that come along with it , e.g drugs, excess etc are for the fucking poseurs , bands who want the ideals of the 80s rock n roll lifestyle , without putting the work into their craft. But hey, if that’s what you want it to be …..more power to you. But when you pay a bit of cash in to see a rock n roll perform at a gig , you expect them at the very least to be able to perform adequately , and not be fucked up on what ever vice they are on that week ,to the point where their performance sucks!
You also need a little bit of luck along the way, right place right time, kind of luck to get any kind of break , to gain any measurable amount of success. Hard work , perseverance , and determination doesn’t always do it, but it doesn’t hurt! Million Dollar Reload had been toiling away for two years before we got any kind of ..break… This year , 2008, the pieces of the jigsaw started to fall into place . Firstly, back in January friends of ours in England made a few phone calls on our behalf to agents and managers to see if they could stir up any interest . Luckily, Factory Music agency were the first to bite. They showed real interest in us and talked a good game. A couple of us went over to Birmingham for a meeting with Factory Music , just to see what was on the table. They made an offer which included a publishing deal and tours. We politely rejected the publishing deal because we have always held the belief to own our own songs , but accepted other principles i.e tours. So, in May we started our first proper tour of the UK with Chicago band The Black Mollys. We played 10 shows on that tour including an appearance at the Clive Aid benefit in Birmingham , a gig for Clive Burr x-Iron Maiden drummer who now suffers from MS. On the bill was also Tygers of Pang Tang and Blaze Bailey. we played all over the UK .Our final show of the UK tour was at the Camden underworld in London, this was a great gig and only fuelled our appetite for touring .It also was the first time we had a record label executive come backstage for a ..chat… After a short break at home, we were off to the US for a 2 week tour in June with the Black Mollys. Life on a tour bus is great, we played to audiences in Chicago , Minnesota , Kansas City , Milwaulkee and Iowa . It felt like we had finally arrived, this is what we had always wanted to do …….tour. When we got home , we decided to change management and opted for CRM productions , a much more professional management without the dramas of a management who only wanted to use M$R for their own means. Lime records , who had been at the Camden gig, came knocking. They came over to Belfast for a meeting. In all my time in the music business, never had a label ever made the effort to come over to our turf for a meeting, so we took them seriously and didn’t just regard them as another label who talked the talk without walking the walk. After a few weeks of negotiations with lawyers etc we decided that Lime were offering a good deal and signed with them , but in reality we had already signed with them back in Belfast, after several beers we had persuaded them to sign up to a few of our…. suggestions on the back of a napkin in the Empire bar!…..very rock n.. roll!
Accordingly, our album was re-issued with new artwork on Oct 22nd with decent marketing .Its selling fine , but with the downturn in the economy and the way the music business is going now, we cant really expect to make vast amounts of money. Downloads and touring is where its at. We next toured with Terrorvision . We played to 6000+ people in 3 nghts in the Academys in the UK …..sweet! All this was underwritten by our label , so we know they are good to their word, as far as finances go. Throughout all of this we were writing away at new material, I think we have demoed up on 17+ songs .
That took us up to the end of November. With one big gig left overseas at Hard Rock Hell in Wales alongside Black Label Society, Thin Lizzy , The Wildhearts etc everything was going along swimmingly then…………….that ..rumour..!
Classic rock , or more to the point rock journalist Geoff Barton (who never has been our greatest champion) published an article on their website citing that I was about to join Velvet Revolver ! We had been aware of this rumour for a while , through different associates in the US , but didn’t think that anyone would actually go as far as publishing it. I responded to the ..rumour in Classic rock and Geoff Barton printed it , so you can read my response if you like. Suffice to say , I wont be leaving M$R anytime soon. But hey, any publicity is good publicity. The only downside to the rumour was, the label and our manager wouldn’t allow me to do any press interviews at Hard Rock Hell , they didn’t want the press speculating any further on the VR situation , so if I didn’t speak to the press nothing could be misconstrued. Which sucked big time, the ego in me wanted to talk to the press !, but hey , it is what it is. We also have nomiated for a couple of a awards , which is cool. Its been a good year.
Million Dollar Reload have big plans for 2009. Tours in the US and Europe have already been penned. And with a release date for our album through Koch Records in the US penned for the spring , ..luck.. just could be on our side for next year.? We..ll see.
We made a lot of new friends this year both here in the UK and in the US, who outside of music, will always remain friends.
Thanks to all who have supported us in 08 , coming to shows buying albums t-shirts etc its all greatly appreciated. To all the haters ……..go fuck yourselves!!!
The acclaimed debut album from Million Dollar Reload – ‘Anthems of a Degeneration’ is released on 19th October 2008.
Here is a sneak peek of the new album cover. The album will be available on CD and also via the major download sites.
Check out Million Dollar Reload’s video “Livin’ in the City” below!
Northern Irish rockers MILLION DOLLAR RELOAD will release its debut album, ‘ANTHEMS OF A DEGENERATION’, on 20th October via LIME RECORDS.
The 15-track album has already received international acclaim including reviews such as “This is a wheelie-bin boogie of the trashiest order” – Classic Rock Magazine, “…a debut album that is no filler and all killer is a hell of a way to start a career” – hardrockhouse.com and “Dirty, sleazy, bluesy, infectious, catchy, anthemic, drink friendly , smoking ban defying. That’s what this album is…All in all, my advice. Buy this album.” – imarocker.com.
ANTHEMS OF A DEGENERATION track listing:
01. Get It Up
02. Livin’ In The City
03. Goodnight New York
04. Give It All
06. International Anthem
07. The Last Icon
09. Tattoos and Dirty Girls
11. Dead Like You (Freeloader)
12. Fire Your Guns
13. Cold Hard Day
14. You Can’t Stop Me From Flying
Following a successful UK tour including an appearance at the Clive Aid show in Birmingham and a mind blowing show at The Camden Underworld, London, MILLION DOLLAR RELOAD headed to the US for a 10 date tour with Chicago based power trio The Black Molly’s. Word of mouth spread fast and sold out show followed sold out show – America was hooked on MILLION DOLLAR RELOAD’s brand of Rock N’ Roll!
Shows planed later in the year include the prestigious ‘Hard Rock Hell II’
event. HRHII is the second biggest rock event in the UK after Download and this year includes bands like Black Label Society, The Wildhearts and the legendary Thin Lizzy.
The first single, ‘YOU CAN’T STOP ME FROM FLYING’ will be available as download only bundle that will also include the anthemic ‘GOODNIGHT NEW YORK’ and exclusive new artwork.
‘YOU CAN’T STOP ME FROM FLYING’/’GOODNIGHT NEW YORK’ will be released on 22nd September. You can have a listen to the single as well as other songs from ‘ANTHEMS OF A DEGENERATION’ at myspace.com/milliondollarreload or
HRH Comment: This is good news for those of you that didn’t get a chance to get a copy of this disc the first time around. You can read the HRH review here.
Northern Irish rockers, Million Dollar Reload, are pleased to announce a co-headlining tour with Chicago trio The Black Molly’s. The tour commences on the 24th May and includes an appearance at the Clive Aid festival in Birmingham 31st May. Singer Phil Conalane said “the guys are thrilled to be part of such a prestigious event and we feel honoured that Million Dollar Reload been asked to participate”. This UK tour is to be followed by 10-day tour of the US with The Black Molly’s.
Million Dollar Reload are Phil – vocals, Andy – guitar, BAM – guitar, Kie – Bass & Davy – drums. All the guy’s are looking forward to touring with The Black Molly’s who are Randi – drums, Tory – vocals/guitar & Patrick – Bass and whose new cd – ‘Ignorance is Bliss‘ has a release date of 29th April 2008, was mixed by Michael Wagener (Queen, Metallica) & mastered at Abbey Road.
Million Dollar Reloads debut album ‘Anthems of a Degeneration‘ which is due for release later this year has been called received a 9/10 rating from www.hardrockhouse.com calling it “…a hell of a way to start a career”. Classic Rock called it “…a wheelie-bin boogie of the trashiest order”, while US web magazine www.hardrockhideout.com told readers “don’t hesitate to pick this one up!”
Their critically acclaimed album is only surpassed by blistering live performances which landed them top support slots with the legendary Alice Cooper, ex-GNR guitarist, Gilby Clarke and New Jersey quartet, Tyketto to name but a few.
Miss these shows at your peril!
More information can be found at myspace.com/milliondollarreload
You can watch Million Dollar Reload’s Video, Livin in the City here!
UK Tour dates are as follows
24th May – Queens Hall, Nuneaton
26th May – The Junction, Redhill
28th May – The Firehouse, Southampton
29th May – The Limelight, Crewe
30th May – The Niteowl, Cheltenham
31st May – Clive Aid, The Asylum, Birmingham
1st June – Toms Bar, Pontypridd
3rd June – White Rabbit, Plymouth
5th June – Underworld, Camden
USA Tour (more dates to follow)
18th June – Blarneys Island, Antioch, Illinois
19th June – The Annex, Madison, Wisconsin
20th June – Chicago City Limits, Schaumburg, Illinois
21st June – Screaming Eagle, Waterloo, Iowa
22nd June – Shooters Hideaway, Des Moines, Iowa
23rd June – Bricktown Ballroom, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
24th June – TBA
25th June – TBA
26th June – TAA
27th June – Shakers, Cambridge, Ohio
28th June – Halftime Bar & Grill, Johnsburg, Illinois
Million Dollar Reload has posted the following update on their myspace page today:
USA tour with The Black Mollys from Chicago will begin June 19th , venues are currently with tour promoter/agent and will be confirmed shortly. Most of the UK dates with the Black Mollys have confirmed , with a handful of gigs to be added . Our managers and agents dont want to us to have any days off! (fuckin slave drivers!) So before the main tour with The Black Mollys begins in the UK , we will be doing a handful shows with Blaze Bayley on his upcoming tour.
Also , publishing , licensing and distrubution deals will be sign sealed and delivered within a matter of weeks, all contracts are currently with our lawyers ! (trying to squeeze a little more concessions from the contracts! hee hee) So the the Album will be re-mastered with new artwork and a few surprises for release for a date ….soon! …..( So anyone who has “Anthems of a Degeneration” in its current version…. you lucky MO`FO`s ! you have got yourselves a limited edtion!)……Dont worry, the album will be released before “Chinese Democracy” comes out , although… thats not much of a recommendation! Come on Axl , get your finger out out of your ass !! and sort that shit out! (oops! i`m ranting again!)
Million Dollar Reload, the five piece band, from Belfast, Ireland has released one great slab of rock with their cd, Anthems of a Degeneration.
When I hear a CD this good, I wonder if I am living on the wrong side of the pond. Why releases like this aren’t circulating in the United States to mass appeal is a crime in my opinion.
Million Dollar Reload has a sound that I would compare as a cross between Buckcherry, Guns ‘N Roses, and maybe a little bit of AC/DC. The music may be unoriginal, but when songs are this good, I could care less. A CD of this quality deserves to be in the player of every hard rock fan, regardless of what country you live in. One thing is for certain, if the band can a major record label to bite on this release, this band will be huge!
The first six songs on Anthems of a Degeneration are high energy rockers. The band doesn’t give you a chance to breathe until you get to the song, The Last Icon. This is a slower track, but should be a monster hit for this band. It is a song about rock stars passed on including AC/DC’s Bon Scott.
The pace resumes with the awesome track Tattoos and Dirty Girls and rocks all the way through the final cut, Travel. I thought the title “Travel” was a strange name for a balladesque tune, but it is another hit worthy number for the band, and a very strong note on which to close this disc.
You can buy a copy of the CD off of the Million Dollar Reload myspace page. Don’t even hesitate to pick this one up. This is a great rock CD. It should not be missed!
Rating:Out of 10
- I:Introducing The Formula For A Frantic Life
- Get It Up
- Livin’In The City
- Goodnight New York
- Give It All
- International Anthem
- The Last Icon
- Tattoos and Dirty Girls
- Dead Like You (Freeloader)
- Fire Your Guns
- Cold Hard Day
- You Can’t Stop Me From Flying
II: Dreams and Heroes
III. Claws of Babylon
IV. Blues For the Soul
Million Dollar Reload is:
Phil Conalane – Vocals
Andy Mack – Guitars and Backing Vocals
Kie McMurray – Bass/Vocals
Davy Cassa – Drums/Vocals
B.A.M. – Guitar/Vocals