Sebastian Bach has posted an e-card streaming three new tracks, “(Love Is a) Bitchslap” (f/ Axl Rose), “American Metalhead” and “By Your Side” from his forthcoming record Angel Down which will see release next Tuesday (9.20). The e-card also features a brief clip of Sebastian and Axl’s cover of Aerosmith’s “Back In The Saddle”.
Sebastian Bach’s release of Angel Down will mark his first solo album in eight years. The 14-song ANGEL DOWN was produced by Roy Z (Bruce Dickinson, Rob Halford, Judas Priest), and recorded primarily in Summer 2006 at Sound City Studios in Hollywood, CA. The CD is being released via a joint-venture between Merovingian Music, Ltd. (MRV) and Bach’s Get Off My Bach Productions, and distributed worldwide through Caroline/EMI Music Group. Joining Bach in the studio for ANGEL DOWN were guitarists “Metal” Mike Chlasciak and Johnny Chromatic, and Bobby Jarzombek on drums, all long-time members of his touring band, as well as Steve DiGiorgio on bass. In addition, Axl Rose lends vocals to three tracks on the record.
This CD has a couple of tracks that should be modest hits for the band. The songs Jaded Heart and Hometown Hero are the closest things I have heard to Pop metal in 2007. Both tracks are equally enjoyable.
Louder has more of a punk feel to it, but is a very solid track. Crack of Dawn is a song that seems extremely familiar to me, but I can’t seem to get into it. Something about it reminds me of Faster Pussycat, but the chorus just didn’t do it for me on this tune.
Let It Loose is a well needed tune at this point in the record. It is a catchy tune that gets into your head and doesn’t let go. Slip Away is a slower number, that has a CC Deville like solo in the center of it. It isn’t a perfect song, but it is growing on me.
Starstruck is a sleazy rocker with a killer beat. It is a cool tune that will get your blood pumping. Drop The Bomb keeps the pace of the album going with another good catchy rocker.
Gotta Move On is an up tempo sleazy feast for your ears. This tune is in the vein of Slash era Guns ‘N Roses. Killer Tune! Proud is a slower tune that has a cool 70’s glam vibe to it.
White Trash Beauty kicks it back in gear with another good G ‘N R style tune. Doin’ You Nasty is closed out with another rocking tune called Moonshine Beauty. Party rock doesn’t get much better than this.
The more I listen to Doin’ You Nasty, the more I enjoy it. All that is stopping this disc from exploding in the United States is a better distribution deal. The only online store that I have found that carries this at non import prices is Impulse Music.com. 80’s hard rock fans are going to dig this record. Don’t miss out on one of the better glam CD’s released within the last couple of years! You can check out the Babylon Bombs at this link!
Rating:Out 0f 10
1. Jaded Heart
3. Crack Of Dawn
4. Let It Loose
5. Hometown Hero
6. Slip Away
8. Drop The Bomb
9. Gotta Move On
11.White Trash Beauty
12. Moonshine Beat
Babylon Bombs is:
Dani – Lead Vocals & Guitar
Jon – Guitar
Swaint – Drums
Marty – Bass
The Tracii Guns version of L.A. GUNS, consisting of Tracii on guitar, his son Jeremy on bass, Paul Black on vocals and Chad Stewart on drums, has announced the following tour dates:
30 – Crowbar – Johnson City, Tennessee
1 – The Sound Garden – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
5 – The Lighthouse – Imperial, Pennsylvania
6 – McGuffys – Dayton, Ohio
7 – Shakers – Cambridge, Ohio
8 – The Monkey Bar – Huntington, West Virginia
9 – Zakks – Murfreesboro, North Carolina
11 – Johnny B – Whitby, Ontario
12 – ADC Perfomance Center – Southbridge, Massachusetts
13 – Brighton Bar – Long Branch, New Jersey
14 – Jaxx – Springfield, Virginia
4 – House Of Blues – Hollywood, California
5 – Canyon Club – Las Vegas, Nevada
10 – House Of Blues – San Diego, Californa
Tracii Guns has issued the following statement:
“It has come to my attention that my old band mates Phil Lewis and Steve Riley are desperately trying to wage a campaign to have LA Guns shows cancelled. Although it is not an ideal situation, I think that by now everyone is aware that there are two versions of LA Guns performing out on the road. I have repeatedly tried to responsibly fix the situation, but obviously some old wounds never heal – mine included. Rather than insist on the other version of LA Guns immediately cease all activities, I have for whatever reason allowed them to continue to exist for the simple reason that I think the world is big enough for both of us. I also think that they, like all of us, have a right to make a living.
Now I have learned that Phil has made it a personal goal to basically attack the version of LA Guns that features me. They have sent false statements to several promoters saying that I am not performing with the ‘real’ LA Guns, etc. Whichever version of LA Guns the fans favor, I would hope that everyone knows that this is completely ridiculous. With all due respect to their contributions to LA Guns history, Phil and Steve were not even the original members of the band. Now they have the balls to say that I am not the ‘real’ version of LA Guns? I guess that is what I get for trying to mind my own business and be a good guy.
We have played all over the world this year to great crowds including Trinidad, Argentina, two tours of Europe, three US tours, Korea, and now we are looking forward to playing in 2008 all over and will start the new year on a west coast run with SKID ROW.”
POLKADOT CADAVER (EX-DOG FASHION DISCO) SCHEDULES
CD RELEASE PERFORMANCES IN CLEVELAND AND BALTIMORE
DEBUT ALBUM “PURGATORY DANCE PARTY” IN STORES NOVEMBER 27TH, 2007 ON ROTTEN RECORDS, NEW TRACKS POSTED ONLINE
Baltimore based Polkadot Cadaver, featuring Todd Smith, Jasan Stepp and John Ensminger formerly of Dog Fashion Disco, have announced CD release performances in Cleveland, OH on November 30th and December 1st, 2007 in Baltimore, MD.
The members of Polkadot Cadaver cut their teeth recording and touring relentlessly in avant-garde alt-metal act Dog Fashion Disco. During the near decade the group spent in Dog Fashion Disco. Smith and his merry band of misfits would amass a loyal underground following of fans (dubbed the “mushroom cult”) through countless tours with the likes of Slayer, Mindless Self Indulgence, Nothingface and Lacuna Coil. Although Dog Fashion Disco never achieved commercial success, their musical legacy gained the respect of musical contemporaries like Serj Tankian of System of a Down (who made a guest appearance on Anarchists of Good Taste), Mushroomhead and American Head Charge, while the group’s music lives on through the internet and continues to create new members of the “mushroom cult” long after the band’s demise.
“We came to a stand still with Dog Fashion Disco,” says Smith about the demise of his former outfit. “We weren’t making any money, but we were touring non-stop and it seemed like we were chasing our tail.”
While Smith and company may have become sick of living the vagabond lifestyle that a touring metal band requires, the thought of giving up music entirely never even crossed their minds. Within mere months of their former outfit’s demise the group had created a new group, Polkadot Cadaver to unleash their schizophrenic musical madness.
“Jasan and I decided to start a studio band and Polkadot Cadaver started as shells of songs on Jasan’s computer. After we fleshed out the songs we pitched it to Rotten Records, because we loved how they handled the last Dog Fashion Disco album,” says Smith about the formation of the group.
“They immediately got behind us and as soon as we received a recording budget we went to Wrightway Studios to work and complete the record. Polkadot Cadaver is very similar to Dog Fashion Disco stylistically. The songs are still very quirky and different from each other.”
Polkadot Cadaver’s debut album, “Purgatory Dance Party” is slated for release on November 27th, 2007 through Rotten Records. Recorded in the bowels of Baltimore with producer Steven Wright (Jimmie’s Chicken Shack, SR-71), Polkadot Cadaver’s debut album picks up right where Dog Fashion Disco left off. Schizophrenic, ambitious and completely insane, Polkadot Cadaver removes musical barriers to create their own brand of unique musical lunacy. The group has currently uploaded four songs from their forthcoming debut album at the following location www.myspace.com/polkadotcadaver
Polkadot Cadaver Upcoming Shows:
Nov 30 2007 Cleveland, Ohio @ Peabody’s
Dec 01 2007 Baltimore, Maryland @ Sonar