Bobaflex has just released new tour dates with Life of Agony and Ill Nino. Bobaflex offers a combination of intimate lyrics with some heavy guitar riffs and an intense connection with their fans. Being away from their fans has influenced Bobaflex to add an additional two months to their tour. The band teamed up with Russ T. Cobb (Sevendust) to record their third album Tales from Dirt Town, available in stores now.
NEW TOUR DATES WITH LIFE OF AGONY
January 9th Farmingdale, NY – Crazy Donkey
January 10th New York NY- Blender Theater
January 11th Asbury Park NJ – Stone Pony
NEW TOUR DATES WITH ILL NINO
January 16th Bedford, NH – Mark’s Place
January 17th Hartford – Webster Theater
January 18th Clifton Park, NY – Northern Lights
January 19th Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls
January 20th Cleveland – Peabodys
January 22nd Columbus – Newport Music Hall
January 23rd Flint, MI – Machine Shop
January 25th Grand Rapids – Intersection
January 26th Mokena, IL – Pearl Room
January 27th Rockford, IL – Elixur
January 29th Milwaukee – The Rave
January 30th Minneapolis – The Rock
February 1st Cedar Rapids, IA – 3rd Street Live
February 2nd Lincoln, NE – Sokol Underground
February 3rd Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck
February 5th Denver – Bluebird
February 6th Colorado Springs – Black Sheep
February 7th Farmington, NM – Gator’s
February 8th Phoenix – The Clubhouse
February 9th Los Angeles – The Roxy
February 11th Tucson – The Rock
February 12th Albuquerque – Launch Pad
February 14th San Antonio – White Rabbit
February 15th Houston – Scout Bar
February 16th Dallas – Ridglea Theater
February 17th Oklahoma City – Conservatory
February 19th Sauget, IL – Pop’s
February 20th Louisville – Headliners
February 21st Huntington, WV – Monkey Bar
February 22nd Springfield, VA – Jaxx
February 23rd New York – Gramercy
You can watch the video for Home, here!
The Hard Rock Hideout Review for the new Bobaflex CD, Tales From Dirt Town is at this location!
Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of KHYMERA’s third album “The Greatest Wonder” on February 22nd, 2008!
Born as studio project featuring Kansas’ Steve Walsh and Italian multi-instrumentist Daniele Liverani (Genius), Khymera reaches now the third chapter with its ultimate evolution in a stable band’s lineup and musical concept.
With British twin brothers Tom and James Martin (HOUSE OF LORDS, TED POLEY) working on the complete songwriting and a line-up that – following the amazing responses gathered by the second album “A New Promise” – features again Liverani’s keyboards prowess, Dennis Ward, Tommy Ermolli on guitars and Dario Ciccioni (HARTMANN) on drums, KHYMERA offers one of the most shining examples of what European Melodic Rock is all about: crystal clear production, soaring vocals, killer musicianship and a songwriting that reminds the heydays of the genre when bands like GIUFFRIA, ICON, FM and SIGNAL ruled the airwaves ! (PINK CREAM 69) on bass and vocals,
Ivory-tinkler Daniele Liverani says: “It was a great journey to produce and arrange these songs provided by the Martin brothers. I tried to give the songs the full and warm sound of the ’80s with my keyboard work, but with a touch of modern style. Both Dario on drums and Tommy on guitars did a great job and of course Dennis delivered some incredible vocals and bass too. I truly think this new album is a step ahead for us as a band. With every album we gel better and better together. I can’t wait to start working on the next chapter and hopefully to perform some shows during the new year!”.
Just like the previous record “A New Promise” delivered a killer melodic rock selection, the new one adds a richer and more mature songwriting along, with truly outstanding musicianship and huge production.
Dario Ciccioni – Tommy Ermolli – Dennis Ward – Daniele Liverani
“The Greatest Wonder” final tracklisting includes:
Ablaze (intro); Beautiful Life; Borderline; Burn Out; Since You Went Away; Love Has Been And Gone; No Sacrifice; The Greatest Wonder; Fight For Yesterday; If I Can’t Be; Love Will Find You; Stay Forever; The Other Side
Click on the highlighted tracks above to preview the new songs!
The next step for KHYMERA will be the debut as live unit on stage and plans are already underway for a live debut in the European melodic festivals of 2008.
“The Greatest Wonder” will be released in Japan on King Records and in the USA on Locomotive Records.
Check them out on myspace, at this link!
The seems to be resurgence of classic rock bands in this decade, and judging from the sound of Hex, Bigelf is one of the better ones. Bigelf’s Hex has been available in Europe for quite some time, and was recently released in the Unites States.
Bigelf has a sound that is best described as a mixture between Ozzy era Black Sabbath, and Pink Floyd. (Yes, you read that right.)
Usually, when bands tap into that heavy stoner rock elements found in so many Sabbath tunes, they end up sounding like a poor copy, and nothing else. Bigelf manages to tap into that sound and make it something completely different. The layer of keyboards throughout Bigelf’s tunes gives the band a heavy sound without being too melodic. It is a sound that has more in common with 70’s rock than anything from this decade, and that is cool.
There are a few killer cuts on this record, including Mad Hatter, Pain Killer and Disappear.
Hex is a CD worth exploring. It has a bunch of heavy stoner rock moments, and then at times will head into a trippy Pink Floyd meets the Beatles direction. It seems with each spin of Hex, it continues to get better. It is definitely a CD that will grow on you with time. The music is the strong point on Hex, and it delivers all the way through.
Put a new elf under your X-Mas tree this year, and give Big Elf’s Hex a spin for yourself.
You can hear more songs at Bigelf’s myspace page. I have included two videos from Hex below!
Rating: Out of 10
2. Bats In the Belfry II
3. Pain Killers
5. Rock & Roll Contract
6. Sunshine Suicide
7. Falling Bombs
8. Black Moth
9. Carry The Load
10. Burning Bridges
11. Bats In The Belfry I
Damon Fox – Lead Vocals, Keyboards
Ace Mark – Guitar
Duffy Snowhill – Bass
Froth – Drums
Airbourne has been a fan favorite at Hard Rock Hideout ever since we received a copy of the band’s debut CD, Running Wild.
For those of you that haven’t been able to pick up a copy of this disc yet, you can go to the following link, and download a free copy of the mp3 file for the song Blackjack!
DOWN has announced the following dates in January/February:
Jan. 19 – Birmingham, AL – Workplay Theatre
Jan. 22 – Little Rock, AR – The Village
Jan. 23 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
Jan. 25 – Springfield, MO – Reminton’s
Jan. 26 – Champaign, IL – Canopy Club
Jan. 27 – Grand Rapids – Orbit Room
Jan. 29 – Flint, MI – Machine Shop
Jan. 30 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
Feb. 02 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room
Feb. 04 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
Feb. 05 – Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock
Feb. 07 – Long Island – Mulcahy’s
Feb. 08 – Providence, RI – Lupo’s
Feb. 09 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
Feb. 11 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
Feb. 12 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s
Feb. 14 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva
Feb. 16 – Knoxville, TN – Valarium
Feb. 18 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
Feb. 19 – Nashville, TN – The Cannery