Starbreaker’s self-titled debut album caused a stir in the Hard Rock world, upon its release in spring 2005. Featuring world renowned musicians such as singer Tony Harnell (TNT, Westworld, Morning Wood), guitarist Magnus Karlsson (Allen / Lande, Primal Fear), bassist/producer Fabrizio Grossi (Glenn Hughes) and John Macaluso (Malmsteen, TNT, Ark) on drums, the record garnered enormous acclaim and was featured as the cover story on the prestigious “Rock It” magazine in Germany, with fantastic reviews World wide.
Following Harnell’s departure from TNT in 2006, the band recorded in 2007 / 2008 the highly anticipated brand new CD entitled “Love’s Dying Wish”: a true Hard Rock/Metal masterpiece. The album was written and produced by Harnell and Karlsson and was mixed by respected producer Tommy Hansen (TNT, Jorn, Pretty Maids, Helloween).
New bassist Jonni Lightfoot (a touring and recording veteran with extensive credits to his name) has been added to the line up.
“Love’s Dying Wish” is a very special album that progresses from where the Starbreaker debut left off. With a fresh diversity that spans from pounding metal, to deep moody passages wrapped in a dark and beautifully melodic package. “Love’s Dying Wish” is going to blow away both old and new fans.
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Canadian, Danko Jones has been putting new music out since 1998, but it is still largely unknown in the United States.
We Sweat Blood, is Jones’ second full length release (they now have four ). The beauty of Danko Jones music is in its simplicity. This Toronto trio isn’t breaking any new ground with their music, but they can certainly craft some catchy tunes.
Most tunes are focused around a funky bass groove and an upbeat drum rhythm, and Danko Jones unique vocals. Throw in some basic AC/DC, guitar riffs, and you can pretty much figure out the basic sound of this band.
Danko Jones vocal style sounds like a blend of Jimi Hendrix and Lenny Kravitz pureed in a blender full of punk rock.
The tunes on We Sweat Blood have a funky groove and the kind of energy that would translate well when the band performs the songs live. Some of my favorite cuts are Forget My Name, Hot Damn Woman and I Want You.
If you are looking for some new upbeat tunes to get your summer rocking, give We Sweat Blood a look. You can get copies of this disc for very little money, off of Amazon.com.
For more information on this band, check out their website, DankoJones.com
Rating:Out of 10
1. Forget My Name
3. Dance On The Ruins
4. I Love Living in the City
5. I Want You
6. Sound Of Love
7. Heatbreak’s A Blessing
8. Wait a Minute
10. Home To Hell
11. Hot Damn Woman
12. The Cross
13. Love Travel
14. We Sweat Blood
Danko Jones is:
Danko Jones – Vocals/Guitar
John Calabrese – Bass
Dan Cornelius – Drums
The Swedish metal band, Steel Attack has a brand new video, The Evil In Me. This is song is on the brand new Steel Attack CD, Carpe DiEnd.
Let us know what you think. If you say Sink it, HRH will pass on reviewing this disc. If you love it, say SWIM, and we will feature it on our up and coming Sink or Swim Winners Week.
According to Amazon.com, Alice Cooper’s new CD, Along Came A Spider will be released on July 29th. No song previews are available yet through Amazon. You can hear the song, Vengeance is Mine through the Alice Cooper myspace page.
The track listing is as follows:
1. Catch Me
3. I Am The Spider
4. I Know Where You Live
5. (In Touch With) Your Feminine Side
6. Killed By Love
8. The One That Got Away
9. Vengeance Is Mine
10. Wake The Dead
11. Wrapped In Silk