Just in time for Mother’s Day, Lita Ford has released a new video for her song ‘Mother”. The song comes from FORD’s latest solo effort Living Like a Runaway that was released last summer on Steamhammer/SPV. The video was directed by former Runaway Victory Tischler-Blue.
LITA commented on the video and the song “Mother”:
“Mother is my song to my beautiful sons. I know they will see the truth one day. They will always have a place in my heart, which bleeds for them through this song.”
LITA will be on the road in the coming weeks, a complete list of dates can be found below.
LITA FORD teamed up with producer Gary Hoey and lyricist Michael Dan Ehmig to work on Living Like a Runaway. Together the team invested a lot of time and effort into this kick ass project: “We worked on the lyrics intensively to really give the songs a lot of meaning and that special emotional depth. I think that these are some of the best lyrics ever, period. FORD is referring to numbers such as ‘Devil In My Head,’ ‘Hate,’ and ‘The Asylum’ which see her bare her soul in a way which she has never done before.
LITA FORD Live:
5/23: Melbourne, Australia @ Prince of Wales Bandroom
5/25: Sydney, Australia @ Factory Theater
6/8: Vernal, UT @ Thunder Rocks @ Western Park
6/24: New York, NY @ Iridium Jazz Club (Lita Salutes Les Paul – 2 Shows)
6/29: Norfolk, NE @ Music Fest 2013 w/Bret Michaels and Vince Neil
7/13: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot w/Ratt
7/24: Gothenburg, Sweden @ Sticky Fingers
7/25: Malmo, Sweden @ KB
7/26: Rejmyre, Sweden @ Skogsrojet Festival
7/27: Jevanaker, Norway @ The Untouchables
8/7: Sturgis, SD @ Sturgis Bike Rally
8/15: Mankato, MN @ Stond Amphitheater w/Dokken, Sebastian Bach and Ratt
8/16: Moline, IL @ I Wireless Center w/Dokken, Sebastian Bach and Ratt
8/17: Chicago, IL @ Congress Theater w/Dokken, Sebastian Bach and Ratt
8/18: Kalamazoo, MI @ Wings Stadium w/ Dokken, Sebastian Bach and Ratt
8/23: Viroqua, WI @ Vernon County Fairgrounds “Jamming for the Vets”
9/14: Hinckley, MN @ Grand Casino Hinckley w/Dokken, Skid Row and Ratt
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The Polish true heavy metal follower CRYSTAL VIPER released their new studio album “Legends” last week. The record is available as jewelcase, limited digipak and vinyl LP.
The song „The Ghost Ship“ can be downloaded exclusively at Classic Rock magazine online. Find out what the song is about in this track-by-track by front singer here.
Get some insights into the recording process of „Legends“ in this studio report:
“Legends” tracking list:
1. The Truth (Intro)
2. The Ghost Ship
3. Blood Of The Heroes
4. Greed Is Blind
5. Sydonia Bork
6. Goddess Of Death
7. Night Of The Sin
8. Secret Of The Black Water
9. A Man Of Stone
10. Black Leviathan
11. TV War (ACCEPT Cover)
When I was first introduced to the band Carbon 9, the first thing I saw and heard was their cover of Danzig’s “Mother”. I like that tune pretty well, and I thought Carbon 9 butchered a good song. Maybe that wasn’t a fair assessment, but I didn’t want to hear any more songs off of The Bull. I was a little too quick to discount this band, but decided to revisit their CD, at a later time, when I could look at it with a fresh perspective. I am glad I did, because the songs on The Bull are much better than the Danzig cover.
Carbon 9’s sound is a blend of industrial and modern hard rock. At first, I thought they were going to be another Nine Inch Nails clone, but their music might be closer to Dope than NIN.
“My Friend” offers up some cool guitar riffs, and some bass licks that wouldn’t expect to hear from a band of this genre.
“Somebody Like Me” is a heavy rocker has a catchy chorus that should help this song find its way to mainstream rock radio. The title track, “The Bull” is another radio ready rocker, that has some cool synthesizer effects in it. This is a good tune.
After hearing some of the songs on this CD, I understood this band quite a bit more. I have even grown to like their cover of “Mother” that once turned me off of this band.
“Butterflies in My Head”, “This Life” and “I’m Not Broken” are amongst my favorites on this disc as well.
“Tongues” the album closer is a bizarre ending to this disc. The song starts off with random outdoor sounds, and adds tribal beats, Indian chants and more. I am not sure what they were trying to accomplish with this song, but this was not the way to close out this CD.
Overall, I think The Bull is a solid debut effort for Carbon 9. If you like bands like Dope,Disturbed or Soulidium, chances are you will enjoy Carbon 9 as well.
For more information on Carbon 9, check out the band’s myspace page.
You can give the song, “My Friend” a free test drive when you sign up for the band’s mailing list. Worldsound will give you a free download of the song, as well as let you stream songs from The Bull.
1. What It Is We’re Made Of
2. Crawling Over Me
3. My Friend
4. Somebody Like Me
5. The Bull
7. Butterflies in My Head
8. For You
9. This Life
10. Mary Mannequin
11. I’m Not Broken
12. Loving You
13. I’m on My Own
14. Lonely in Love
Carbon 9 is:
Stacey Quinealty – Vocals & Sequencing
Darwin DeVitis – Guitars & Vocals
Matty Milani – Drums
Omar D Brancato- Bass & Vocals
Danny Cistone – Vocalist & Art Director
Freshly signed to WorldSound Music, it shouldn’t be long before Carbon 9 is launched upon an unsuspecting world – especially after hearing their latest release, The Bull. Mixed by Frank Gryner (ROB ZOMBIE, PERFECT CIRCLE, TOMMY LEE, etc.) The Bull manages to balance electro rock sounds with strong pop melodies and anthemic choruses – resulting in a sound that sounds custom-made for crossover success.
Comprised of members Stacey Quinealty (vocals and sequencing), Danny Cistone (backing vocals), Darwin DeVitis (guitars and vocals), Omar D. Brancato (bass and vocals), and Matty Milani (drums), Carbon 9 has already made numerous impressive inroads into the music industry, including their music appearing on XM Radio and commercials.
Also, the band has received rave reviews from L.A. Alive (“I have seen the future of rock, and it is Carbon 9”), Music Connection (“The music is so overwhelming no one is spared”), and KNAC.com (“Carbon 9 craft memorable songs while still keeping the head-throbbing beats”), and has headlined such renowned clubs as the Whisky A-Go-Go, the Viper Room, the Roxy, and the Troubadour, among others.
But it’s the numbers that speak loudest – the group has sold over 5,000 copies of their earlier releases, while their Myspace page has over 14,000 friends signed up.
If you’re still unsure, just check out the handful of songs from The Bull that are currently posted on Carbon 9’s label page for the proof – including such originals as ‘My Friend’ (a song that according to Stacey is “Directly about that one person that constantly stabs you in the back yet we continue to keep them close within the circle”), ‘Somebody Like Me’ (which is “A very egocentric song that states the fact that we need a significant other but usually demand someone to follow our ways and do as we do”), and the title track (“It is about the strength in belief of the self”), as well as a rockin’ version of the Danzig classic, ‘Mother’ (“This was our first cover song to ever record and we chose it very carefully”).
While they’ve often been noted as the “hardest working band in L.A.,” with the arrival of The Bull, perhaps a more fitting description of Carbon 9 is the “hardest rocking band in L.A.”
The tracklisting: ‘What Is It We’re Made Of’, ‘Crawling Over Me’, ‘My Friend’, ‘Somebody Like Me’, ‘The Bull’, ‘Mother’, ‘Butterflies In My Head’, ‘For You’, ‘The Life’, ‘Mary Mannequin’, ‘I’m Not Broken’, ‘Loving You’, ‘I’m On My Own’, ‘Lonely In Love’, ‘Tongues’.