Trixter fans worldwide can click here to witness the worldwide premiere of the video for “Tattoos & Misery”. The song is the first single from Trixter’s forthcoming album NEW AUDIO MACHINE, their first new offering in twenty years. Trixter guitarist Steve Brown wrote the song with band members PJ Farley and Mark “Gus” Scott, as well as hit songmaker Xandy Barry (Back Street Boys, Miley Cyrus, Redlight King). The video was edited by Shawn Card (Lit, Eve 6), directed by Trixter and John Covington and shot on location at Inkbomb Tattoo in Chandler, AZ and Lightroom Studios in West Milford, NJ. The video also features model Kandyk. Steve Brown commented, “‘Tattoos & Misery’ rocks! Classic Trixter sound…I know all of our fans around the world will love it and the video was a blast to make.” Click here to preorder NEW AUDIO MACHINE.
NEW AUDIO MACHINE will be released on April 24th in North America via Frontiers Records. Featuring the band’s original line-up, the album is produced by Steve Brown with extra production and engineering by Chuck Alkazian (Elton John, Christina Aguilera, Tesla) and includes songwriting contributions by Skid Row’s Snake Sabo and Rachel Bolan and Styx’s Glen Burtnik. Trixter will take to the road beginning in May to support the new offering; please see below for tour dates.
Northern New Jersey’s Trixter’s self-titled debut album (1990) spawned three monster hit singles/videos with “Give It To Me Good”, “One in a Million” and “Surrender”, as well as an RIAA-certified Gold album. Trixter has toured extensively in the United States, Canada and Japan. They have performed in arenas and amphitheaters with crowds of up to 35,000 and have appeared live on numerous television and radio programs such as Entertainment Tonight, Pay-Per-View, VH-1, MTV, Z-Rock and MetalShop. Trixter has shared the stage with such rock heavyweights as Kiss, Boston, The Scorpions, Poison, Vince Neil, Cinderella, Warrant, Slaughter, Winger, Skid Row, Great White, Firehouse, Faster Pussycat, Stryper, Dokken and more. The band recently nabbed the #29 spot on VH-1’s “Top 40 Hair Bands of All Time” countdown.
Trixter is Pete Loran (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Steve Brown (lead guitar/harmonica/backing vocals), P.J. Farley (bass/backing vocals) and Gus Scott (drums/percussion/backing vocals).
Trixter tour dates:
10 Englewood, NJ Bergen PAC
12 Vienna, WV Yellowbeard’s
9 Fargo, ND Fargo Rib Fest
13 Chesaning, MI Showboat Music Festival
26 Royalton, MN Halfway Jam
6 Sturgis, SD Easyriders Saloon
20 Uncasville, CT Wolf Den At Mohegan Sun
22 Standish, ME Memorylane Music Hall
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Van Halen’s long awaited album “A Different Kind of Truth” has been out for a couple of months now. The band has released two videos “Tattoo and “She’s A Woman”. The Other half, aka Chickenfoot featuring former Van Halen member’s Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony, has also released a couple of video clips (“Bigfoot”and “I Need A Job”) since their album was released last September.
Which band has released the better videos? That is up to you decide. Cast your vote below!
She’s A Woman
I Need A Job
Oxygen is a band from Sweden that excels in high quality Melodic Rock with an 80’s tinge.
Tony Niva began his musical career 1987 with a metal act called Zanity. They only recorded one demo-tape which was never to be released for the public masses. Tony also appeared on the single Down Town released with Swedish Erotica somewhere around 1988. After the sessions in Gothenburg Tony was a member in several musical acts around on his home ground regions, such as Malibu Band, Tracy Goes Crazy and Axia.
The band NIVA released “No Capitulation” in Japan in 1994. After this first NIVA release there was not much activity in terms of live performances, instead Tony composed own made material during that period.
At that point Tony was moving his musical direction from the metal genre. He made an appearance with the band Lion’s Share and they released the album “Entrance”.
Niva have now changed their musical prowess to more of the AOR and Melodic Rock style of direction, the new band is called Oxygen and the album is “Final Warning”. What this album is all about is highly infectious melodies and great songs. Oxygen have a knack of turning out great tunes, in the manner of Treat and such other great Swedish bands but they seem to have captured that great American / Canadian vibe of the early eighties, and vocally Tony sounds a little like Lou Nadeau of “Wrabit” so you can be sure they stand out from the crowd!
Oxygen are like a breath of fresh air and they put so much passion into their songs, this fantastic album should be a big hit with all those who love Scandinavian Melodic rock but also love how it was originally done in the 80’s on the other side of the Atlantic.
1- Janitor of Love
2- Anything for you
3- When tomorrow never comes
4- I remember
5- Gold from the future
6- We must fight
7- I wanna know for sure
8- Bring Back The Joy
9- Best days of our lives
Tony Niva / Lead Vocals, backing vocals
Roger Ljunggren / All Guitars
Marcus Persson / keyboard, backing vocals
Bengan Andersson / Drums