When Alex Beyrodt’s Voodoo Circle started up, I thought of this band as mostly a side project. Well the last few years
has seen this band blossom into a full-fledged band, that is continuing to release some killer hard rock to feast our
ears upon. In 2013, Voodoo Circle released their third effort More than One Way Home. On the band’s newest opus, they
have truly tapped into their inner Whitesnake, and to my ears, that is a great thing! David Readman (Pink Cream 69) has turned in some of his most powerful vocals to date. He is hitting new highs vocally, and quite honestly he could go toe to toe with Mr. David Coverdale himself.
Readman’s vocals come as no surprise to this listener, as I have been a fan of his music with Pink Cream 69 for many years now. As great as Readman’s performance is, Alex Beyrodt’s is even better. Beyrodt has been a fixture in the metal scene with the bands Silent Force, Sinner, and Primal Fear, but with his band Voodoo Circle he shows even more growth as a player (if that is even possible). He delivers some of the best guitar riffs I have heard in quite some time.
With Whitesnake on somewhat of a hiatus, it is great that a band like Voodoo Circle can fill that void with some outstanding hard rock that will put a smile on the faces of Whitesnake & Deep Purple fans everywhere. More Than One Way Home may not be very original, but when a band sounds THIS good, I could care less.
I love Voodoo Circle’s previous album Broken Heart Syndrome, and quite frankly, I think this album is even stronger than the last one. This album has plenty of great songs, and there are no duds in the bunch. Some of my favorites are “Graveyard City”, “Tears In the Rain”, “Cry of Love”, “Alissa” and “The Saint and The Sinner”. This is a very enjoyable album, and will be getting a ton of repeat plays from me now and in years to come!
If you are a fan of Pink Cream 69, Whitesnake or great classic hard rock, you owe it to yourself to check out Voodoo Circle! I think you will love it!
You can pick up a copy of More than One Way Home at this link!
Rating: Out of 10
01. Graveyard City
02. Tears In The Rain
03. Heart of Babylon
04. Cry of Love
06. The Ghost In Your Heart
07. Bane of My Existence
08. More Than One Way Home
09. The Killer In You
10. The Saint And The Sinner
11. Victim of Love
12. Open Your Eyes
Voodoo Circle is:
Alex Beyrodt – Guitars
David Readman – Vocals
Mat Sinner – Bass
Markus Kullmann – Drums
Jimmy Kresic – Keyboards
Brazilian metal band BROKEN & BURNT released a video for “Tell Me No Lies”, track from “Let The Burning Begin”, the band’s debut album released in 2012.
Check out the clip below!
The combustible first single from UK hard rockers Heaven’s Basement, “Fire, Fire,” has begun its ascent up the Active Rock radio charts, blazing to #29 this week, up from the #33 slot last week. The track is now in rotation at such tastemaker rock stations as WRIF/Detroit, WJJO/Madison, WIYY/Baltimore, KUPD/Phoenix and WKRL/Syracuse. The video for the single, directed by Michael Maxxis (Ours, Sum 41, and Our Lady Peace), can be seen here and a brand new video featuring live footage can be viewed here.
The hard-working British quartet are currently finishing up an impressive first of tour of the United States including appearances at major rock festivals UFest, Carolina Rebellion, RockFest, Rock On The Range and Rocklahoma, plus a string of club shows supporting Buckcherry and several headline club shows. The band also headlined the “Aftermath,” the official after party of The Fifth Annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards Show Presented By Epiphone© at the Viper Room in Los Angeles and was a featured presenter at the Awards Show itself the day before.
Heaven’s Basement will return to the UK next week to play this year’s Download Festival, along with other festivals throughout Europe. Zane Lowe will host Heaven’s Basement alongside Enter Shakari as part of Rock Week with a live performance on BBC Radio 1, where “Fire, Fire” is currently on the “In New Music We Trust” playlist. The band will attend the Kerrang Awards, where they are nominated for the Best British Newcomer award; they will also perform live at the pre-party for the Metal Hammer Golden God Awards in London later this month.
Heaven’s Basement will next head out on a headlining tour of the UK in July, including an already sold-out show at London’s XYZ club,, followed by more festivals across Europe and the UK, including the Reading & Leeds Festivals. Additional U.S. dates will follow in the Fall, including KISW’s Pain In The Grass in Seattle on 9/6 and KRXQ’s Aftershock Festival in Sacramento on 9/14. They will round out the year as main support to Black Veil Brides’ European Tour in November and December.
Heaven’s Basement‘s debut album, FILTHY EMPIRE (Red Bull Records), is in stores now. Both it and the band have been receiving stellar reviews from the press and fans alike. Outburn declared, “On the strength of their kick-ass live show, Heaven’s Basement has seen their popularity and profile propel upward like a shot from a flare gun…” while The Aquarian avowed, “With this full-length debut, the band has made an explosive entrance onto the modern rock scene…” The band was also profiled in both Revolver and Guitar World, with Revolver dubbing them a “Band To Watch.” FILTHY EMPIRE was produced by John Feldmann (The Used, Papa Roach, Black Veil Brides).
Heaven’s Basement have been making a name for themselves via their relentless touring and fiery live show plus music that features huge guitar riffs, killer melodies and an arena-rock sound. Originally formed in the East Midlands in England, Heaven’s Basement have also toured with the likes of Black Veil Brides, Papa Roach, Shinedown, Halestorm, Seether and more. Kerrang declared, “Heaven’s Basement play as if their lives depend on it. They should already be a big name – bristling riffs and jagged, riotous hooks are their poison and exceptional is not too strong a word.” Heaven’s Basement is Aaron Buchanan (vocals), Sid Glover (guitar), Rob Ellershaw (bass), and Chris Rivers (drums).
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