COSMIC UNIVERSAL FASHION IS THE FIRST RELEASE FROM ROADRUNNER IMPRINT, LOUD & PROUD RECORDS
Multi-platinum Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Sammy Hagar will release his eleventh solo album, Cosmic Universal Fashion, on November 18th via Loud & Proud Records (Roadrunner Records).
The title track and first single, “Cosmic Universal Fashion,” was written in an online collaboration between Hagar and a young Iraqi band in Baghdad, with the music video produced in the same spirit as the classic Van Halen video for “Right Now.” The album also features a rousing cover of the Beastie Boys’ “(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party).”
Hagar has led a storied three-decade career that has established him as one of America’s most beloved hard rockers, selling over 20 million albums and winning two Grammys. From his trailblazing early work with Montrose, to his prolific and popular solo career, his massively successful time with Van Halen, and currently as front man for his band Sammy Hagar and The Wabos, the veteran singer/guitarist has continued to make melodic, hard-charging rock that’s short on subtlety but long on punch and personality.
“’Cosmic Universal Fashion’ is not about
supporting left or right, blue or red, but rather
an attempt to appeal to people on a personal
level to get involved.” – Sammy Hagar
Check out Sammy Hagar’s new video, “Cosmic Universal Fashion” below!
In order to help celebrate the darkest of holidays along with the new CD release “Death Magnetic” from legendary rockers Metallica, SKRATCH N SNIFF Radio is doing a special themed 2 hour mixs how and offering listeners a chance to win an ESP guitar autographed by all the members of Metallica. “SKRATCH N SNIFF’s METALLICA MONSTER MASH” will feature custom Metallica remixes done by DJ Mike Czech and Malcolm from SKRATCH N SNIFF and guest hosting spots from Metallica band members, mixed along with lots of other ghostly and ghoulish songs and sounds to create a perfect Halloween party mix.
“To have Metallica endore this Halloween mix is a huge honor for us,” says Skratch N’ Sniff host Malcom Ryker. “We have mashed-up tracks from as far back as ‘Kill Em’ All’ and ‘Master of Puppets’ to new stuff from ‘Death Magnetic’and mashed in hip-hop icons like NWA and Kanye West. There is gauranteed to be some sick tricks and treats for everyone in this show.”
Since its inception, the Skratch N’ Sniff radio program has taken terrestrial radio by storm. Conceived by on air host Malcolm, the program takes some of the biggest songs from rock and hip-hop and blends them together to make an unbelievable mix show that fans of both genres are tuning into in droves. Since its debut on 91X in San Diego, the show has become a smash radio success with syndication to nearly 35 affiliates throughout the U.S. including New York, Boston, Tampa, Dallas and Atlanta. For a list of stations please go to http://www.snsmix.com.
Thanks to Metallica for the opportunity to rock out and win!
Lordi has a new album that will be released on October 28th, called Deadache.
The first single and video, “Bite It Like A Bulldog” can be seen below!
Randy Piper’s Animal is back with their follow up disc, to 2006’s “Violent New Breed”. I really enjoyed their last disc, and still listen to it often. Needless to say, I have been looking forward to hearing the new CD “Virus”.
Pretty much from the first notes of “Cardiac Arrest” I knew that I was going to like this disc a lot. This high speed heavy rocker gets “Virus” firing on all cylinders immediately.
Much like “Violent New Breed”, singer Rich Lewis continues to sound like a Blackie Lawless clone, and this is a very good thing.
While some of the songs on “Virus” have a very W.A.S.P. like feel to them, there are also some surprising numbers that have a more modern feel.
The song “Don’t Wanna Die” could easily be a hit on modern rock radio in 2008. This song has a lot different feel from anything Randy Piper’s Animal has done before. If anything, this is a really cool effort by the band to stay relevant in today’s music scene.
“Crying Eagle” fools you with its slow intro. Without warning the song takes off with its cool machine gun rhythm. It flows naturally into “Unnatural High” which has an almost progressive Dream Theater sound to it.
Remember The Cranberries song “Zombie”? Randy Piper’s Animal covers it here, and quite frankly I like this metalized version of the song much better.
If there is anything negative about this CD, it would be the total play time, which falls short of 39 minutes. It only leaves me wanting to hear more music by Randy Piper’s Animal. As a whole, I enjoyed this CD quite a bit, so much in fact that I wouldn’t be surprised to see it make my Top 10 hard rock/metal CD’s of 2008.
Randy Piper plays his ass off on this disc, and as a result this disc shines. Rich Lewis sounds even better than on ‘Virus” than he did on “Violent New Breed”. Chris Laney not only does a superb job as the second axeman for Randy Piper’s Animal, he also handled the production on this disc. If Laney ever decides to hang up his guitar, he the skill to make it as a producer. Virus has top quality sound and production!
If you have enjoyed any music by W.A.S.P. or Randy Piper’s Animal in the past, pick this up. You won’t be disappointed.
Highly Recommended Listening!
Randy Piper’s Animal is:
Rich Lewis – Vocals
Randy Piper – Guitars
Chris Laney – Guitars
Nalle “Grizzly” Pahlsson – Bass
Johan Koleberg – Drums