Theory of A Deadman is the 3rd band to hit the stage in Cruefest 2 this year. While I still think this slot on Cruefest makes as much sense as Trapt did last year, I can not deny the hit singles that the band has had. Check out the videos for “Bad Girlfriend”, “Not Meant To Be” & “Make Up Your Mind” below.
I think the warning statement on the back of the Feel the Steel CD case pretty much says it all. “This CD that you are about to listen to contains parodies that feature foul language, adult content, satanic imagery, and depictions of sexually deviant fantasies that may offend the religious right, the unreligious left, fat girls, skinny girls, metrosexuals, animal lovers, animal haters, hippies, skinheads, the current presidential administration and people with ears. The record label and its parent companies do not endorse or support the opinions of Steel Panther. They just think the f–king rock.”
Hair metal parody bands are not a new thing. Skrapp Mettle arguably did it first, of course some may say Spinal Tap, but that wasn’t a real band. The bottom line is this, none of them were as good as Steel Panther. If you are easily offended, you probably aren’t going to like this disc. If you have a sick or twisted mind, Feel the Steel is going to make you laugh, as well as make you rock. I saw these guys at M3 and they were great live. I knew I had to seek out a copy of this disc as soon as possible. The band has changed names quite a few times. The were originally known as Danger Kitty, Metal Shop & Metal Skool prior to Steel Panther. They band is pretty well known in L.A., but as Steel Panther they are beginning to make a name for themselves globally. Quite a few of the songs on the CD, are carried over from the extremely hard to find Metal Shop CD, Hole Patrol. Nonetheless, Feel the Steel rocks all the way through. There isn’t a bad song on the CD.
Every time I listen to this disc, I hear quite a few bands that Steel Panther has borrowed from. Whitesnake, Warrant, Van Halen, RATT and Bon Jovi are just a few of the bands that Steel Panther has taken their sound from. The amazing thing is the music is so tight, you almost forget that you listening to a parody band. The lyrics won’t let you forget for long though. If this CD was a movie, it would definitely be X-Rated. Feel The Steel is not appropriate for kids, so don’t even try to play this one if your family is present.
Feel the Steel may not be for everyone, but I have enjoyed this one quite a bit, and I think a bunch of you will too.
Rating: Out of 10
1. Death To All But Metal
2. Asian Hooker
3. Community Property
4. Eyes Of A Panther
5. Fat Girl
6. Eatin Aint Cheatin
7. Party All Day
8. Turn Out The Lights
9. Stripper Girl
10. The Shocker
11. Girl From Oklahoma
12. Hells On Fire
Steel Panther is:
Michael Star – Vocals
Satchel – Guitar
Lexxi Foxxx – Bass
Stix Zadinia – Drums
Armored Saint is releasing a FREE demo version of a new song titled Loose Cannon. This demo (performed with a drum program) gives you all a glimpse into Armored Saint’s writing process and is also a nice taste of what’s to come on the band’s forthcoming full-length studio release.
The demo for Loose Cannon is available right now Tuesday, July 21 and is available only at the band’s MySpace page www.myspace.com/armoredsaint1 and at the Metal Blade Records website www.metalbladerecords.com – FREE download HERE!
And for those of you who will be attending the Rock Gone Wild Festival in Northwood, Iowa on August 23rd, the Saint will be performing this new song Loose Cannon in their set.
Armored Saint has finished up writing and will begin recording in early fall for a spring 2010 release on Metal Blade Records.
Keep up to date on all things Saint at the following locations:
TWISTED SISTER will guest on the nationally syndicated radio show “Rockline” with host Bob Coburn on Wednesday, July 22 at 8:30 p.m. PST / 11:30 p.m. EST. Fans are encouraged to speak with TWISTED SISTER by calling 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). For more information, visit http://www.RocklineRadio.com
TWISTED SISTER – Live performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon this Thursday July 23
TWISTED SISTER performed its classic song “We’re Not Gonna Take It” last Thursday, July 16 on “LIVE! with Regis & Kelly”.
Watch the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OynQecMSCf4
Check out these exclusive pics from the LIVE! with Regis & Kelly show: