Tunnel just posted a killer new song called “Disarray”. It features Scott Hammons, Dave Henzerling and Troy Luccketta from Tesla on drums.
Frontiers Records is excited to announce the release of the Self-Titled come back album from KING KOBRA on April 15th in Europe and May 5th in North America.
Formed in 1984 by legendary drummer Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge, Rod Stewart, Ozzy Osbourne), Los Angeles heavy metal outfit King Kobra recorded two critically acclaimed albums for Capitol Records – the 1985 release ‘Ready to Strike’ and 1986’s ‘Thrill of a Lifetime’.
Along with Carmine, the band featured four relatively unknown musicians at the time – David Michael-Philips and Mick Sweda on guitar, Johnny Rod on bass and Mark Free on lead vocals. King Kobra toured the U.S., Canada, Europe and Mexico playing shows with Kiss, Iron Maiden, Quiet Riot, Ted Nugent, Queensryche and Autograph.
The band was featured regularly on MTV and performed the theme song for the #1 1986 motion picture “Iron Eagle“. After disbanding in 1988, each member continued his career in other successful major-label groups – Carmine to Blue Murder (Geffen), Mark Free to Unruly Child (Interscope), Mick Sweda to the BulletBoys (Warner Bros.), Johnny Rod to W.A.S.P. (Capitol/EMI) and David Michael-Philips to Lizzy Borden (Metal Blade).
The year 2010 saw the band reunite the original classic ’85 lineup, replacing original singer Mark Free (now Marcie Free) with veteran lead vocalist Paul Shortino (Rough Cutt, Quiet Riot). “This album captures all the great points we had in the 80’s, but better” says Carmine Appice “The music is more traditional King Kobra music. Great lyrics, kick ass songs with cool hooks and really good playing. A really great hard rock/metal record with lots of energy”. David Michael-Phillips adds “It truly is an all-star album. Paul Shortino is amazing! I can honestly say he is one of the best vocalists in the business along with being one of the nicest and most generous people I have ever met”.
The band is planning to get on some targeted American and European summer festivals this year. Watch out: King Kobra is smokin’ hot, back stronger than ever and “Ready to Strike” once again!
The new album “King Kobra” will include the following tracks: Rock This House, Turn Up The Good (Times), Live Forever, Tear Down The Walls, This Is How We Roll, Midnight Woman, We Got A Fever, Tope Of The World, You Make It Easy, Cryin’ Turns To Rain, Screamin’ For More, Fade Away.
Weblinks: www.frontiers.it / www.myspace.com/frontiersrecords www.myspace.com/officialkingkobra
Bullet is back with another head banging, hard rocking, ear splitting monster record, Highway Pirates. Coming off the phenomenal Bite The Bullet, Bullet was poised for quite a task to repeat such a great performance contained on their last record. Fortunately for both Bullet and their fans, the band was able to pull it off. The hard rocking, guitar shredding, heavy metal mayhem continues in stride on Highway Pirates.
Highway Pirates picks up right where Bite The Bullet left off, and while some fans may cry foul, it’s a perfect follow up. Not every album has to change direction and see a band growing musically while venturing into some different, astounding territory. Sometimes, if the formula works, then you stick with it. That’s exactly what Bullet has done with Highway Pirates much to the delight of my ears.
Highway Pirates launches with the title track and immediately there is no doubting who is blasting out of the radio speakers. Bullet is a loud, raw, in your face, heavy metal act that can pump up the juice in even the calmest of listeners. With ripping guitar work from Hampus Klang and Erik Almstrong,”Highway Pirates” sets the tone for the entire album, which is hard, heavy, and fast. This is true metal at its finest.
“Back On The Road” continues the shred fest of guitar genius. This song appears to be a sequel to “Road King” (from 2008’s Bite The Bullet) which is a delicious metal treat. “Road King” was one of the best songs from that album, and “Back On The Road” is another spectacular hard and heavy tune that’s sure to have heads banging in no time.
Dag “Hell” Hofer’s vocals sound as intense as ever on this record. His voice is a high powered tension wire that explodes through each song, screaming with energy and adding credibility to the music. As a lead vocalist, Hell Hofer is one of the best in the business. His vocal styling is one that many lead singers should envy. Filled with power, pitch, and ability, Hell Hofer is a vital part of what makes Highway Pirates so great.
Hampus Klang and Erik Almstrong are great guitarists in their own right. On Highway Pirates, they show other hard rock bands how guitars should be played. Their shred and rip style is ideal for the metal generation. The solos are clean and structured in perfect time with the intensity of the music. Klang and Almstrong go all out on tracks like Back On The Road, Blood Runs Hot, and Heavy Metal Dynamite. You would be hard pressed to find a better guitar tandem in the heavy metal genre.
The AC/DC influences can be heard all over Highway Pirates. Bullet takes the bar beat rock and roll to the next level by injecting some speed and thrash elements to the simplistic four bar sound. The results are simply amazing. Highway Pirates is a hard rocking hit that will not disappoint metal fans at all. Adding this metal music bliss to your collection is a smart move that would make your friends envious and showcase your hard rock genius.
- Highway Pirates
- Back On The Road
- Stay Wild
- Blood Run Hot
- Fire And Dynamite
- Down And Out
- Heavy Metal Dynamite
- City Lights
- Into The Night
Dag “Hell” Hofer – Vocals
Hampus Klang – Guitars
Erik Almstrong – Guitars
Gustav Hjortsjo – Drums
Adam Hector – Bass