Another Animal’s self titled debut album is in stores today. The album features the single “Broken Again.” This is the first record for Another Animal, but not for the members of the band. Whit Crane from Ugly Kid Joe joins Tony Rombola, Lee Richards, Robbie Merrill and Shannon Larkin from Godsmack to become Another Animal. When Shannon and the guys from Godsmack needed a singer for their new band, he called on his old friend Whit Crane to step in. Shannon and Whit had previously played together on Ugly Kid Joe’s album Menace to Sobriety.
Another Animal’s name is a perfect description for what the new band has become. By incorporating elements of hard rock, metal, punk, and grunge, Another Animal is an eclectic tribute to the sounds the members grew up with. “It was so organic and fun to do,” says Rombola. “It was a great experience because there were no preconceptions. We just did what we felt like in order to create some really cool songs without worrying about what audience it was for.”
With the new record in stores today and the first show of their US tour kicking off tonight, Another Animal are playing the music they love and enjoying the ride. For more information on the tour or to check out the bands single, “Broken Again,” go to the Another Animal Myspace page. www.myspace.com/anotheranimalxxx
The new record is on sale at Best Buy this week for the paltry sum of $7.99. GO GET IT!! Hard Rock Hideout will posting a review of the new disc tomorrow!
The Cult returns in 2007 with a different band lineup. That really shouldn’t surprise anyone. The Cult has more former members than Bang Camaro has singers.
The Cult in 2007 is Ian Astbury vocals, Billy Duffy on lead guitar, John Tempesta on drums, Mike Dimkitch on rhythm guitar, and Chris Wyse on bass guitar.
Personally, I am glad to get some new hard rock tunes by the Cult in 2007. It has been far too long since 2001’s Beyond Good and Evil. There are quite a few stand out tracks on Born Into This including the title track Born Into This, Dirty Little Rockstar, I Assassin, Illuminated and Savages.
Ian Astbury’s vocals are as strong as ever, and Billy Duffy’s playing on this record is excellent.
Check out the Cult at their myspace page here!
Rating: Out of 10
- Born Into This
- Dirty Little Rockstar
- Holy Mountain
- I Assassin
- Tiger In The Sun
- Sound of Destrution
- Gun Culture
Check out the new video for the Eve to Adam song, “151“.
For more information on Eve to Adam, check out their myspace page here.