Liberty N’ Justice, along with Shipwreck Island Studios, is giving away Liberty N’ Justice’s 2006 CD “Soundtrack Of A Soul” for free all day Christmas Eve at www.shipwreckislandstudios.com.
The CD features guest vocals from Sebastian Bach (Skid Row), Stephen Pearcy (Ratt), Mark Slaughter (Slaughter), Pete Loran (Trixter), Tony Harnell, Leif Garrett and many more.
Then on Christmas Day, Shipwreck Island is giving away a bunch more free music including a yet to be released Liberty N’ Justice tune featuring Terry Illous (XYZ), Alton Hood (D.O.C.) and JK Northrup.
This is Liberty N’ Justice’s way of saying Merry Christmas and don’t forget that Liberty N’ Justice’s new CD on Retroactive Records, “Light It Up”, is gonna be available 1-19-10, but preorders are shipping now and the CD can now be ordered through CD baby (cdbaby.com/cd/lnj) or Liberty N’ Justice’s revamped website (www.libertynjustice.net).
Internationally syndicated radio program to feature top songs from the year’s best hard rock albums
The year 2009 was an exciting one in the world of hard rock. Vintage acts such as Lita Ford, BulletBoys, and Great White released new albums; new groups Coldspell, Jive Mother Mary, and Machines Of Grace offered diversity; we got new live records from giants Steve Vai, Judas Priest, and Cinderella. Frontiers Records continues to deliver material from longtime favorites such as Lynch Mob and Stryper, while Eonian Records unearths gems from Sgt. Roxx, Uzi, and Strike Twice.
Throughout this month, you have and will continue to see year-end lists featuring various writers’ favorite releases on nearly every website. Since Hard Rock Nights is a radio program, we have the privilege of not only giving you a list, but a sampling of the best albums from the year. Beginning December 25, you can catch our “Best Of 2009” show through the end of the year on our affiliate stations (http://hardrocknights.wordpress.com/affiliates). We’ll be featuring tracks from a number of albums released within the past year and counting down our 15 favorites.
It’s the “Best Of 2009,” presented by Hard Rock Nights, December 25-December 31!
The Culprit is giving away a free download of their new album, at this link. All you have to do is sign up for their mailing list, and you can download their ENTIRE CD for free.
Mr. Big released a video “Next Time Around” in support of their live CD, Back To Budokan. “Next Time Around” is one of the two new songs that can found on their new CD. Check out the video below.
When Vains of Jenna released their debut album Lit Up/Let Down in 2006, there was far too much hype surrounding that release. It left quite a few fans with a bad taste in their mouths, many of which now think the band is overrated.
Fast forward to 2009, Vains of Jenna has released their sophomore effort, The Art of Telling Lies. This CD is everything the debut record should have been and more. Everything about this CD surpasses VoJ’s previous effort. The song writing, the musicianship, and the vocals are all better than Lit Up/Let Down. Brent Woods (Wildside, Vince Neil) was the producer on this CD. It sounds like he caught the band at their best on this disc.
To me, this CD is very similar to the music that has been coming out of Sweden as of late. It is sleazy, catchy and cool.
Guitarist Nikki Kin sounds like he has been overdosing on Guns N’ Roses in his downtime. His guitar playing on this CD reminds me a lot of Slash. His playing isn’t quite to that level, but it is pretty good. I was immediately hooked with his riffs on the opening track, “Everybody Loves You When Your Dead”.
Vains of Jenna added some sleaze to their cover of Tom Petty’s “Refugee”. Aside from the vocal delivery, this is pretty much a faithful rendition of the Top Petty classic. It is a cool cover, and I think VoJ does a better job with this song than Poison did with Petty’s “I Need To Know” a couple of years ago.
I kept finding myself cranking the volume up on “Get It On”. This is one fun sleazy rocker.
“Enemy in Me” was featured on the Viva la Bands, Volume 2 last year. I thought this song was better than anything on the first VoJ CD, the first time I heard it. I am glad the band decided to add it to this CD.
Vains of Jenna slows it down for the song, “Better Off Alone”. This is a pretty cool tune that shows a different side of the band. This ought to be a hit for the band.
The Art of Telling Lies has renewed my interest in Vains of Jenna. I can only hope that I get to see the band perform some of these songs live. I am proud to have this CD in my collection, and will be getting a lot of repeat plays out of it.
If you would like the purchase this CD, the only place I have found that is selling the CD online, is CM Distro.com, however you can download the album off of iTunes, Amazon.com & more. For more information on Vains of Jenna, and to hear tunes off of The Art of Telling Lies, please check out the VoJ myspace page.
Rating: Out of 10
1. Everybody Loves You When You’re Dead
2. Mind Pollution
4. I Belong To Yesterday
5. Paper Heart
6. Get It On
7. Enemy In Me
8. Better Off Alone
9. I Don’t Care
10.The Art of Telling Lies
Vains of Jenna is:
Lizzy DeVine – Vocals, Guitar
Nicki Kin – Lead Guitar
JP White – Bass
Jacki Stone – Drums
Holes and Hearts have made their debut album available for download.
Just Go to the Holes and Hearts Reverbnation Page to download the songs!
If you haven’t checked these kids out yet, please do so ! They rock!
Three Members Of Psychostick Explore More Personal And Serious Side In Their Music
Evacuate Chicago, a hard rock trio formed by three members of the humor core band Psychostick, will see its debut album, “Veracity,” released by Rock Ridge Music on January 26, 2010. Drummer Alex Preiss, who is the primary songwriter for Evacuate Chicago, is joined in the band line-up by guitarist/bassist/vocalist Josh Key and lead vocalist Rob Kersey. Says Preiss of the additional musical outlet: “Evacuate Chicago is a perfect example of a ‘side project.’” It allows the threesome an opportunity to explore more personal and serious topics with their music, neither of which would fit into the humor-driven Psychostick oeuvre. Recorded in early 2008 at Toxic Recordings in Gilbert, AZ, “Veracity” was produced by the band and mixed by Key. Nine of the songs were penned by Preiss, while three were brought in by Key.
Says Rock Ridge Music CEO Tom Derr about the decision to release the record: “It’s the guys from Psychostick – a no brainer (the project, not the guys), f***in’ A!”
Formed in 2004 during a down time for Psychostick, Evacuate Chicago wrote the songs that would become the basis of “Veracity” and went on to perform a handful of shows. Fan requests for the music, quite different from that made by their other band, prompted Evacuate Chicago to record the album and finally release it. Prior to the national distribution it will see in 2010, “Veracity” was available for download on the band’s MySpace page.
Says Preiss: “I wrote my first song ever in the beginning of 2004, and that became the song ‘Deny.’ At the time, Psychostick was very inert, and we were all having quite a terrible year for some reason. My way of coping with everything that was going on with me was to write extremely honest songs about my life and my experiences, thus the name ‘Veracity.’ To me, this album is a candid snapshot into my life at the time, and I am extremely grateful that we will finally get to reveal it to the world.”
While plans for live shows and tour dates are still to be determined, fans will be able to enjoy the recorded version of Evacuate Chicago come January. Preiss is glad they were able to express parts of themselves that they could not in the context of Psychostick’s prevailing humor and wackiness. “We are in a great place now,” Preiss says, “and writing this album helped us get there. I can only hope to make a difference in someone’s life, the way all of my favorite bands made a difference to me.”
Track Listing for “Veracity”:
1. Occasional Letter Number One
2. Nothing Like You
4. Perfect Ratio
5. The Hole
6. The Damage Has Been Done
7. Proof Of Dark Matter
8. Progress Beyond Repair
10. Time Lapse Photography
11. Peace, Love and Snat
12. Forgiveness Epidemic