Portuguese heavy rock powerhouse MISS LAVA has entered Panavideo Studios, in Lisbon, Portugal to record their upcoming full-length album, the follow-up to their debut Blues For The Dangerous Miles (2009 – Raging Planet Records), under the supervision of producer/bassist Samuel Rebelo. The record will be mixed and mastered in August/ September by a famous North-American producer soon to be announced.
According to a band update:
“J. Garcia already initiated the drum parts recording process which are becoming really explosive and amazing. The band is very excited with the sounding of the new stuff and yes, it will be a harder and more intense work and for sure the fans will love it.”
Chris Common (THESE ARMS ARE SNAKES, PELICAN) is the responsible for the drum acoustic sound.
The name and its release date are still to be unveiled as well as the bands inked deal for this new record.
Some song titles set to appear on the CD include:
‘Kill My Grace’
MISS LAVA will play a show on May, 14th at Revolver Bar, in Cacilhas, Portugal at Stone N’ Roll Fest 2011.
For more updated information on the bands activities please follow to http://www.facebook.com/pages/Miss-Lava/103744269669446.
Here´s an update from the LIZZY BORDEN camp:
“2010 was an amazing year for LIZZY BORDEN touring in Europe, Japan and the States with our “Appointment with death show“. The festivals and headline dates in every country were all very special to us in one way or another. This was all possible due to our very well received “Appointment With Death” record.
We created two epic video’s that aired on MTV (one of which was nominated for video of the year on headbangers ball) and a brand new stage show that proved to everyone that this was a new era for Lizzy Borden. The Appointment with death show and record took a giant leap forward into a whole new generation of fans all around the world. (Don’t miss our year end summary video). We are now in the writing process for a new Lizzy Borden record as well as new video’s and a brand new stage show soon to follow.
Because we do not wish to repeat ourselves we are taking our time with this new release to make sure we create songs that inspire us for the visual medium as well as our usual audio mayhem. This new record is already heading in a more (individual) song oriented direction, and it is my hope that we end up with at least ten new songs that can stand on their own and will be the soundtrack for our new generation of Lizzy Borden fans, all the while satisfying our dedicated fans who have been with us from the beginning.
We learned so much from last year in what you want from us from switching songs in and out of the set based on reaction, all of that is starting to feed into the writing for the new record. At one point last year we had seven songs in the set from “appointment with death” and the only complaint we had was to play longer! It is our strong desire that we have that same problem for our upcoming release.
Because we want this new release to be very special and something very different than anything we have done before we are on the hunt to find the right producer that can understand the misunderstood. Finding that “right producer” may be the biggest task we have at hand.
Having said all of the above, we can’t stay off the stage for too long or we will start to go studio-crazy, so you just may find us out and about playing shows in 2011 while we work on the new record, possibly here and there all over the world. Please check-in to our facebook fan page for upcoming shows and more recording updates throughout 2011.
We hope to see you all very soon!”
I have four words to describe the new Voodoo Circle album, Broken Heart Syndrome, ALBUM OF THE YEAR!!!
2011 has already hosted some pretty good releases. Broken Heart Syndrome is better than all of them. Let me repeat that, BROKEN HEART SYNDROME IS BETTER THAN ALL OF THEM !
This CD is packed with fantastic vocals, stellar guitar work, and songs you will feel the need to play loud.
When Alex Beyrodt mentioned to me that he was working on a new Voodoo Circle album, after a Primal Fear gig in 2010, I had no idea that it would be THIS good.
With Voodoo Circle’s second effort, the band has taken the music in a classic hard rock direction that sounds like a blend of Whitesnake & Rainbow. From the heavy numbers, to the slower bluesy numbers, Alex Beyrodt and company have delivered a batch of tunes that will electrify your auditory cortex into sheer bliss!
I have been praising singer David Readman for years. I have been telling anyone and everyone that would listen to check out his band Pink Cream 69. After hearing Broken Heart Syndrome, the gentlemen in Pink Cream 69 may have to find a new vocalist. This may be the best Readman has ever sounded. His vocals enhance the incredible guitar work of Mr. Beyrodt like no other. There are many bands out there today, where I feel the guitar player and singer, work like a Yin and Yang to each other. I believe Alex Beyrodt has found the perfect vocalist for his band.
Alex Beyrodt has played on some cool releases in the past. His previous work in the bands Silent Force, and Sinner all have music worth investigating. In the case, of Broken Heart Syndrome, Beyrodt may have given career defining performance.
The opening tune “No Solution Blues” sounds like a blend of Sykes era Whitesnake . Alex Beyrodt blows my mind on “King of Your Dreams” where he shows off his skillful Ritchie Blackmore like playing. “Devil’s Daughter” taps into the soulful bluesier side of hard rock. Beyrodt’s playing on “Devil’s Daughter” makes the hair stand up on my arms. This is truly amazing stuff.
“Blind Man” has a really cool 70’s vibe. Beyrodt’s guitar tone on this song sounds very Hendrix like. This is a slow number, but a very impressive tune in it’s own right.
I don’t know how anyone could listen to “Heal My Pain” and not have a smile on their face. This is a short, little upbeat rocker with a great beat, and is kind of catchy too.
“The Heavens are Burning” is another amazing Rainbow inspired number that flat out rocks.
It will take a legendary effort to surpass this music found on Broken Heart Syndrome in 2011. The men who form Voodoo Circle may wear their influences on their sleeves, but when they put together an album as convincing as this one, I could care less.
Don’t miss out on, what I consider to be, the best hard rock record of the year! Highly Recommended!!
You can preview some of the songs from Broken Heart Syndrome at this link.
Rating: Out of 10
1. No Solution Blues
2. King Of Your Dreams
3. Devil’s Daughter
4. This Could Be Paradise
5. Broken Heart Syndrome
6. When Destiny Calls
7. Blind Man
8. Heal My Pain
9. The Heavens Are Burning
10. Don’t Take My Heart
11. I’m In Heaven
12. Wings Of Fury
13. Strangers Lost in Time (Bonus Track)
Voodoo Circle is:
Alex Beyrodt – Guitars
David Readman – Vocals
Mat Sinner – Bass
Markus Kullmann – Drums
Jimmy Kresic – Keyboards
SANCHEZ – One of Sweden’s finest melodic hard rock bands are back with a new melodic rock & rock n roll package. “Run The Streets” is about to take your speakers by storm, so write down May 27 in your calendar!
For all the die-hard fans of classic AOR/Glam/Hard Rock music. SANCHEZ are ready to rock the crowd and to seriously kick some butts. So check out SANCHEZ you won’t regret it.