Z are extremely proud to announce the signing of the Argentinean act WATCHMEN. Label boss Mark Alger had been chasing the band down for nearly a year with no luck, that was until he mentioned the band to Snow’s manager Ricardo Pugailli during a routine business call. Ricardo helped bridge the language barrier and started off communication between the band and Z which resulted in the deal being finally inked on September 27th.
Hailing from Buenos Aires WATCHMEN are ready to set Europe alight, featuring the amazing vocal performances of Ivan Sencion [who could take David Coverdales place in Whitesnake anyday], the amazing guitar work of Emmanuel Lopez plus the talents of Germain Leth, Leonardo Palmieri and Dukke. The bands 10 track debut will be released in Europe on October 27th.
Check out the Watchmen on Myspace at this link.
Multi-platinum rockers TESLA, Jeff Keith (vocals), Frank Hannon (guitars), Brian Wheat (bass), Troy Luccketta (drums) and Dave Rude (guitar) begin their “Forever More” tour this coming Wednesday, October 1at The Depot in Salt Lake City.
Tour is named for their seventh studio album, Forever More, set for release October 7 on Tesla Electric Company Recordings (in partnership with Ryko Distribution).
“I Wanna Live,” the new album’s first single, is accompanied by a video featured on the band’s site, aptly named, teslatheband.com where new updates are posted daily.
Tesla reunited with producer Terry Thomas and engineer Michael Rosen for Forever More. Thomas was behind the boards for the band’s 1994 Gold-certified Bust A Nut album, while Rosen worked with Tesla on Into The Now.
The band spent close to a year on a worldwide tour, between mid ’07 and ’08. During that time, the band recorded their Comin’ Atcha Live! DVD, was released July 15. It’s the band’s first DVD in 17 years (since 1991’s “Five Man Video Band”) and filled with over two hours of live music as well as special behind-the-scenes footage.
“After returning from Europe,” says guitarist Frank Hannon, “we jumped right back into the studio to work on Forever More with Terry while setting up a tour of American festival shows in July and August, playing alongside bands such as Matchbox Twenty, the Wallflowers, Queensrÿche, KISS and Judas Priest. It’s great that we can play with any band, of any music genre, because we’ve never been pigeon-holed into a style or label of music throughout our career.”
Hannon continues, “All the tracks on Forever More offer a variety of emotions where each song has its own twist, not sounding like another. Forever More was written and recorded during a period of high energy and bizarre life circumstances for each of Tesla’s band members, with those experiences coming full circle throughout the CD.”
Forever More is out October 7th
Wed 10/1/2008 The Depot Salt Lake City UT US
Fri 10/3/2008 Harrah’s Council Bluffs Manawa IA US
Sat 10/4/2008 Diamond Ballroom Oklahoma City OK US
Mon 10/6/2008 The Rave Eagles Club Milwaukee WI US
Tue 10/7/2008 Pop’s Nightclub Sauget IL US
Wed 10/8/2008 Rockline US
Fri 10/10/2008 Myth North Saint Paul MN US
Sat 10/11/2008 The Venue at Horseshoe Hammond Hammond IN US
Tue 10/14/2008 Coyotes at City Block Louisville KY US
Wed 10/15/2008 House of Blues Cleveland OH US
Fri 10/17/2008 The Fillmore Detroit (formerly State Theatre) Detroit MI US
Sat 10/18/2008 Orbit Room Grand Rapids MI US
Sun 10/19/2008 Midland Theater Kansas City MO US
Wed 10/22/2008 Crocodile Rock Allentown PA US
Fri 10/24/2008 The Stone Pony Ocean NJ US
Sat 10/25/2008 Webster Theatre Hartford CT US
Mon 10/27/2008 Magic City Music Hall Johnson City NY US
Tue 10/28/2008 Blender Theatre at Gramercy New York NY US
Thu 10/30/2008 Ram’s Head Live Baltimore MD US
Fri 10/31/2008 Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom Hampton Beach NH
Superdeluxe is the follow up effort to Dirty Looks 2007 CD, Gasoline. This disc features Henrik Ostergaard along with returning members Paul Lidel on guitar, and Jack Pyers on bass.
Henrik Ostergaard’s voice hasn’t changed one bit since the classic Dirty Looks CD, Cool From the Wire. I have always liked his razor sharp vocals, and he is definitely in fine form here. Paul Lidel is obviously influenced by Angus Young. His guitar work here is superb, and seems to be the perfect compliment to Ostergaard’s vocals.
The production issues that were present on Gasoline are all gone on Superdeluxe. This is a great sounding CD all the way through.
Some of the stand out tunes on this disc are ‘A Million MIles”, “Fast Ride”, and “Not Enough”. I must admit that I don’t think Superdeluxe is as strong as Cool From the Wire. This is however a very solid disc that seems to get better with multiple listens. If you are a fan of any of Dirty Looks’ previous releases, you ought to pick this disc up.
Superdeluxe, with the new updated album cover is available now through CDBaby.com. For more information on Dirty Looks, check out their website here.
Rating:Out of 10
01. Bring Me Down
02. A Million Miles
03. Wide Glide
04. Dead Movie Star
06. Fast Ride
07. Blue Light
08. Not Enough
09. Thin Red Line
10. Steppin Stone
Dirty Looks is:
Henrik Ostergaard – Vocals/Guitar
Jack Pyers – Bass
Paul Lidel – Guitar
Jeremy Hummel – Drums
Nickelback has announced Dark Horse as the name of their new album, which will be released in November.
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