Let The Madness Begin Tour 2010
FOZZY, the band featuring WWE Wrestling Superstar CHRIS JERICHO and Stuck Mojo
mastermind RICH ‘The Duke’ WARD have announced that due to overwhelming public
demand they will return to Australia for the first time since 2005!
FOZZY, who also feature SEAN DELSON and FRANK FONTSERE (Stuck Mojo) and BILLY
GREY (Dangerous New Machine), will hit Australian shores this December touring in
support of the latest and critically acclaimed album ‘Chasing the Grail’.
There is no doubt the FOZZY are one of the most dynamic and energetic live acts on the
scene. Jericho brings his WWE theatrics to the stage along with Ward’s lively stage
presence and fretboard wizardry topped off by the technical powerhouse rhythm section of Fontsere and Delson.
CHRIS JERICHO sounds the war cry: “Our fans in Australia are some of the best FOZZY fans in the world and we heard your demands, so we are coming back and we are looking forward to tearing the house down with each and every one of you crazy bastards this December!”
‘Chasing the Grail’ is in stores now via Riot! / Warner Music.
Special Limited VIP Meet and Greet packages are also available!
MELBOURNE The HiFi 18+ Thursday 2nd December
SYDNEY The Factory – All Ages Friday 3rd December
BRISBANE The HiFi 18+ Sunday 5th December
I expected these guys to be a simple pub rock band in the vein of AC/DC. I couldn’t have been more wrong.
Johnny Diesel and the Injectors has a sound that probably has more in common with John Mellancamp than with AC/DC. Johnny Diesel has a pretty good voice. His vocals have a slight bit of rasp to them. This really helps drive the harder rocking tunes on this disc.
There aren’t too many rock bands employing a saxophone player in today’s music. I love the saxaphone, and I think it adds a lot of character to the music on this disc. It often takes the emphasis off of the lead guitar, and even though Johnny Diesel is a solid guitar player, Bernie Bremond might be a better sax player.
There are several good songs on this disc including “Lookin For Love”, “Cry In Shame”, “Soul Revival”, “Don’t Need Love”. I really don’t think there is a bad song on this disc.
Something that surprised me about Johnny Diesel was the fact that there were several music videos released for this album (Check them out below). I don’t recall seeing any of these on MTV back when the station played videos. It is a real shame too. This album could have been huge in the United States, if was given a little bit of support.
You can practically steal this disc off of Amazon.com. If you are looking for something different to enhance your playlist, you ought to give Johnny Diesel & The Injectors a look. This disc was a nice surprise for me. I have enjoyed this disc quite a bit, and I think a bunch of you will to.
1. Lookin’ for Love
2. Parisienne Hotel
3. Cry in Shame
4. Comin’ Home
5. Since I Fell for You
6. Don’t Need Love
8. Soul Revival
9. Fire Without a Flame
10. Get Ya Love
11. Never Last
12. Thang II
Johnny Diesel and the Injectors Are:
Johnny Diesel – Guitars and Vocals
Bernie Bremond – Saxophone and Background Vocals
Yak Sherrit – Drums
Johnny “Tatt” Delzel – Bass
The Hell City Glamours have returned in 2008 with their first full length CD. On this disc, H.C.G. have spread their wings and tapped into their influences of such great Australian acts, Rose Tattoo and The Angels.
While I enjoyed the earlier EP’s by H.C.G., this disc is far superior to anything the band has done yet.
“One Night Only” captured my attention immediately with its rocking bluesy riffs. This is pub rock at its finest.
Can you ever have enough cowbell? “Back To You” has it, and I wish it had more, but this is a fun tune. Their is guitar riff on this song that brings Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers to mind.
“Josephine” is a bluesy punk rock tune with a cool Angels meets Midnight Oil type of vibe.
One of my personal favorites is lively rocker “Flying Away”. This is the kind of song that gets your foot tapping, and your cold beers emptied faster.
I am a sucker for a good guitar riff. The opening guitar licks on “Right My Wrongs” pulls me in every time.
Every time I listen to the song “I’m Not Here” I kept thinking to myself, “man this song reminds me of someone”. Finally, I determined it to be the band D-A-D from Denmark. That is pretty cool, as I like that band too.
Some other album highlights are “The Money”, the radio ready “Worst Kind of Man” and the catchy album closer ‘Thankyou”.
I am glad the Hell City Glamours finally put a full length album for the masses to consume. This is a solid release and ought to open up some new doors for these Sydney based rockers.
If you haven’t checked out the Hell CIty Glamours before, pay a visit to their myspace site, and check out their new tunes. Tell them HardRockHideout.com sent you!
1. One Night Only
2. Back To You
4. Flying Away
5. High Brow
6. Ready to Fall
7. Right My Wrongs
8. The Money
9. I’m Not Here
10. Worst Kind of Man
11. In The Cold
12. No Love
Hell City Glamours Are:
Oscar McBlack- Vocals and Guitar
Mo Mayhem – Guitar and Bacground Vocals
Jonny – Bass and Background Vocals
Robbie Potts – Drums
Following the Australian and UK release of his new album,JUDGEMENT DAY, Dave Evans – former singer with Australian Rock Legends AC/DC & RABBIT – has signed with USA label MoonDancer Records for the album’s release in the USA & Canada. He has also signed with German label, STF Records, for release in Europe. Both labels to release JUDGEMENT DAY at the end of the year. Dave is currently based in the USA and performs with his backing band – The Badasses.
He will return to Australia in early December to perform with Australia’s Party Boys at the closing ceremony of theAdelaide International Guitar Festival.
“Pub Rock” must be an entirely Australian term because the only time I have heard it used is in describing Australian bands. AC/DC, Rose Tattoo, the Angels (aka Angel City), Jet, and Airbourne are just a few of the known “Pub Rock” bands. So being a fan of all five bands I was looking forward to listening to what newcomers Fallen Silver had to offer and needless to say this 5 piece band from Sydney did not disappoint in the least bit.
It all kicks off with “East L.A.” which has a great bass line from Mick Garside and while you can definitely hear an AC/DC influence both this song and the second song “Loaded Gun” automatically made me think of Johnny Crash. I can’t compare singer Matt Chambers to Vicki James Wright but the songs lyrics and groove made me want to hear “Neighbourhood Threat”. I can’t forget guitarist Doug Nekic, he delivers two smokin’ solos for these songs.
Not to stand on AC/DC’s influence alone. The title track “Blood In Blue Eyes” starts out acoustically with Chambers trying to channel a little Robert Plant before the song kicks in to a Bad Company feel. Really how can you go wrong when one song makes a person think of both Led Zeppelin and Bad Company.
Mick Garside shines in the spotlight again on “Fire Walk With Me” with more great bass lines, while the song has a more alternative feel it took me a while to get into it but after a few listens I found myself loving it.
Snake Eyes and Sunset are the other two tracks that really stood out to me more great blues based rock and the album closes the same way it opened with guns blazing on the track “Pissin’ on the Poor Man“.
Without a doubt Mick Garside and Doug Nekic are the stars of this album with great playing from start to finish. Drummer John Duffy and rhythm guitarist Tony Vulic are also solid throughout the album. In all honesty it took me a while to get used to Matt Chambers voice but once I did. I saw how well it fit with the songs.
If you want flashy pretty boys prancing around Fallen Silver is not for you. But if you want sweaty, beer and cigarettes blue collar rock-n-roll they definitely deliver that and more.
Rating: Out of 10
1. East L.A.
2. Loaded Gun
3. Blood In Blue Eyes
4. Fire Walk With Me
5. Leave This Town
6. Snake Eyes
11. Pissing On The Poor Man
Fallen Silver is:
Doug Nekic – lead guitar
John Duffy – drums
Tony Vulic – rhythm guitar
Mick Garside – bass guitar
Matt Chambers – vocals
The Angels’ Face to Face was released in 1978, and in 1980 in the United States under the moniker Angel City (the U.S. already had a band named Angel). This band was influential on several hard rock acts including one of the more recent acts Airbourne. Knowing this, I had to seek out a copy of the Face to Face to see what The Angels had to offer.
The Angels have a sound that is riff-heavy, pub rock similar to but not the same as AC/DC. This band isn’t quite as heavy, and singer Doc Neeson’s voice isn’t as abrasive as Bon Scott’s or Brian Johnson’s voice.
The overall production value on Face to Face definitely sounds a little dated. Their is no question that this music came from the 70’s. While the music isn’t unlistenable, it is just doesn’t meet the quality of today’s recordings.
I don’t know if I would call Face to Face essential, but there are some good songs to found here. “Take a Long Line”, “Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again”, “Can’t Shake It” (which was later covered by Great White on their 1991 CD, Hooked), and “No Exit” are the best songs in my opinion. All of these tunes sound as if they would translate well live. They are songs that will get you on your feet, and get you rocking. A couple of these songs should have got some radio play in the U.S., but for whatever reason never seemed to crack the U.S. airwaves. It is a shame, as The Angels are solid act, even though they are largely unknown on U.S. soil.
Those of you looking to track down a copy of Face to Face are in luck. You can find new copies of this CD at Amazon.com for under 10 bucks. Check them out!
Rating:Out of 10
1. Take a Long Line
3. After the Rain
4. Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again
5. Shadow Boxer
6. Comin’ Down
7. Out of the Blue
8. Can’t Shake It
9. Waiting for the World
10. No Exit
The Angels are:
Chris Bailey – bass
Graham “Buzz” Bidstrup – drums, vocals
John Brewster – rhythm guitar, vocals
Rick Brewster – lead guitar, vocals
Doc Neeson – lead vocals
More and more cool rock keeps coming from the land down under.
Sydney, Australia’s Nobody’s Fool has a sound deeply rooted in 80’s style hard rock/ glam metal.
Their self titled record is actually their fourth cd, but the first one that I have been able to listen to. Hair metal fans should rejoice, as you will very likely enjoy what you hear on this disc.
There are quite a few rockers, and some slower tunes to even things out. Milosz Wozniak isn’t the strongest singer I have listened to as of late, but his voice works with this style of music.
There are some solid tunes worth checking out on this record including, Tie Me Up, Scorned, the power ballad Forever, and the hard rocking Temptation.
This CD is a solid slab of 80’s style hair metal. If you like the videos below, definitely seek out a copy of this disc.
Rating:Out of 10
Here is a video of Nobody’s Fool performing the song, Scorned.
Here is a rough cut of the band’s video, Send Me Angel.
Nobody’s Fool video for their power ballad, All I Have.
1. Hold On
2. Let It Ride
3. Here To Rock
5. Tie Me Up
6. Too Many Dollars
7. Send Me An Angel
10. All I Have
Nobody’s Fool is:
Milosz Wozniak Vocals, Guitars
Willy Garni Bass Guitar, Keyboards
Marcus Paino Lead Guitar, Vocals
Stephen Mercer Drums, Vocals
Another copy of Airbourne’s 8 song EP, Ready To Rock showed up on Ebay. I was hopeful to grab this copy as the bidding started out slow. Much to my disappointment, it didnt’s stay that way.
The latest copy of Ready to Rock sold for $330.00. Plus 3.75 shipping. That is $42.09 per song.
FOR almost a decade, the members of The Angels wondered if they would ever see their frontman Doc Neeson’s face again.
After eight years of separation and regular legal stoushes over the rights to use their name, Neeson and his bandmates have decided to reunite.
Neeson left The Angels in 2000 after a near-fatal car accident which almost ended his performance career.
The remaining members of the classic Angels line-up – John and Rick Brewster, Chris Bailey and Buzz Bidstrup – continued to perform the hits under a few different monikers which included their trademark.
When Neeson recovered sufficiently to tour, he formed the band Doc Neeson’s Angels and the legal battle over the title began in 2004.
The charismatic frontman lodged an injunction in the NSW Supreme Court in August last year to stop his former bandmates promoting themselves under the original appellation.
Both parties agreed to mediation and after finally sitting in a room together after several years of “estrangement”, decided to get the old band back together.
KORITNI TO RELEASE FIRST LIVE CD/DVD ‘RED LIVE JOINT’ ON APRIL 22, 2008,
VIA BAD REPUTATION
Classic rockers from down under Koritni have set an April 22 release date for a two-disc DVD+CD set that compiles 3 hours of live performance, Red Live Joint, filmed and recorded during 3 different shows of the ‘Lady Luck Tour 2007’. It features 15 tracks from the Lady Luck and Green Dollar Colour albums, one brand new song called Nobody’s Home along with various covers from AC/DC, The Angels or Skid Row. The band also performed a special Guns N’ Roses tribute show to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Appetite For Destruction, included in this set.
The shows were filmed by 10 cameras and the audio is presented in stereo & 5.1 surround sound. The artwork has been done by Mark Wilkinson (Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Marillion, The Darkness …) and the release will be first available as a strictly limited digipack of 1800 units !
What this CD/DVD is intended to do is give a great memory of the last two years of touring with 60 shows across Europe & Australia, and it’s also an opportunity for the band to thank their fans for their support…
After some holidays and other activities around the globe, the whole band has now reunited in Sydney to write, arrange and rehearse new tracks for the next album, to be released in 2009. Until then … enjoy RED LIVE JOINT !
“This package is a must for every Koritni fan”, Rock Hard magazine
LIVE CD TRACKLISTING
Recorded Live at L’Empreinte, Paris, France, 21st September 2007
DIRTY LETTER – I SEE THE LIGHT – HEAVEN AGAIN – NOBODY’S HOME – LADY LUCK – TAKE A LONG LINE – SICK AGAIN – EXPECTATIONS – YOU FED ME LIES – NEVER SAY GOODBYE – HIGHWAY DREAM – TOP OF THE WORLD – HIGH VOLTAGE – STARVING FAST – LET IT GO – RED LIGHT JOINT – MONKEY BUSINESS – UNDER THE OVERPASS
LIVE DVD TRACKLISTING
Recorded Live at the Raismesfest, Raismes, France, 8th & 9th September 2007
DIRTY LETTER – I SEE THE LIGHT – HEAVEN AGAIN – NOBODY’S HOME – LADY LUCK – SICK AGAIN – STARVING FAST – LET IT GO – RED LIGHT JOINT – UNDER THE OVERPASS
WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE – YOU COULD BE MINE – MR BROWNSTONE – SWEET CHILD O’ MINE – NIGHTRAIN – PARADISE CITY – NICE BOYS
LIVE AT L’EMPREINTE
EXPECTATIONS – YOU FED ME LIES – NEVER SAY GOODBYE – HIGHWAY DREAM – TOP OF THE WORLD – HIGH VOLTAGE
BONUS : HEAVEN AGAIN PROMO CLIP
You may now order your Red Live Joint digipack copy through our label website: www.badreputation.fr. They ship worldwide and you can pay by Paypal, Credit Card or Check. More ‘how to order’ information here
You will get the following exclusive 5-track free bonus EP:
1. (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life (Studio Version)
2. Not Your Man (Live at l’Empreinte)
3. Heaven Again (Acoustic Guerilla *)
4. Under The Overpass (Acoustic Guerilla *)
5. Sweet Home Chicago (Acoustic Guerilla *)
* Recorded for Guerilla Radio at OUI FM Studio, Paris, March 2007
You can check out the video for Heaven Again Below!
The Australian band Damnzal, has recorded a video for their cover of the Runaways’ song, Cherry Bomb.
Check it out Below!
Australian band, The Deadthings proclaim themselves to be Australia’s No. 1 glam band. If their look is anything to go by they are off to a good start! There is no doubt these guys have a fantastic image and style that we glam fans appreciate. They look dynamite, complete with lots of hairspray and ghoulish makeup.
‘Dead Over Heels’ follows on from their previous albums ‘When Hell Sleazes Over’ and ‘Who Killed Holly Would’ – you just have to love the titles to these – and the song monikers are similarly inventive and death related. Lyrically they are very refreshing and clever. Lyrics full of blood, death, sex all done tongue in cheek style. While their previous releases were quite punk influenced, ‘Dead Over Heels’ is going in a more 80s sleazy hair metal direction.
Stand out tracks: ‘Christine’s Curse’ complete with a spooky sounding start. ‘Devil with an Angel’s Kiss’ is pure glam metal and sure to be a crowd pleaser. ‘Crimson Rain’, another fantastic song title and again this has killer metaphoric lyrics. The Real Life cover of ‘Send me an Angel’ is a rocky and good rendition, although the backing vocals could use a bit more punch. This music is like Tigertailz meets Black ‘N Blue.
My only complaint is that this album really doesn’t do The Deadthings justice and that is because of the poor quality of the production. It sounds thin and sometimes tinny. I’d love to hear these great songs with bigger backing, a heavier production style and some polish. It would turn a good release into something great.
The Deadthings have built a strong live following and have had rave reviews about their live performance by putting on a highly visual show that not only sounds good, is fun to watch. Be sure to check them out if get the chance. A band with great potential and one to keep an eye on.
Check them out at the following link: http://myspace.com/thedeadthings
Rating: Out of 10
- Another Nail in the Coffin
- Christine’s Curse
- Evil with An Angel’s Kiss
- She’s a Whore
- Send me an Angel
- Sister Suicide
- Crimson Rain
- Murder City
- Love Lies Bleeding
- Kill for Thrills
The Deadthings are:
Julez Mephisto – vocals
Leigh van Hell – rhythm guitar
Dave Scythe – lead and acoustic guitars
Nikk Murder – drums
Trixxi Trash – bass
Reviewed by Tania
Getting my hands on a copy of Airbourne’s debut, Running Wild has been one of 2007’s biggest ordering challenges. After a month of waiting and a few follow up calls to check on my order, the disc finally arrived in the mail. The $25,000 question is, was this disc worth the wait.
Damn straight it was! Running Wild could end up being one of my top hard rock CD’s of the year.
Airbourne’s style of music is easily compared to AC/DC type of party rock. These Aussie rockers do it right by coming out with a full disc of hard rocking tunes that totally kick ass! Songs that are full of great drumming, guitar solos, sing along choruses and massive energy. What more could you want?
Stand Up for Rock ‘N’ Roll is the type of anthem that will get you off of your Barcalounger, make you throw your fist in the air, and scream “Hell Yeah”! This is a high energy rocker that will make you a new Airbourne fan on the first listen.
Runnin’ Wild is a catchy sing along anthem, that will give you whiplash from all of the headbanging you WILL be doing.
Too Much, Too Young, Too Fast is the first song that I ever heard by Airbourne. It only took one listen for me to start trying to find out more about this group. This is another sing along anthem that rocks hard.
If the first three videos above haven’t made you a fan yet, you have probably clicked on the Hard Rock Hideout address by accident.
Those of you that are still reading are probably asking, “how are the rest of the songs?” Without breaking the songs down any further, every single song on this record rocks. Their are no wimpy power ballads. There are no songs that you will want to skip. This is great party music all the way until the last song Let’s Ride.
WARNING!!After you listen to this disc, the first time, you may find yourself hitting repeat.
I have heard a lot of bands recreate the AC/DC sound over the years, and I think Airbourne does it better than most of them. Running Wild is a compact disc that will surpass the expectations of most hard rock fans. 80’s rock fans and AC/DC fans will love this.
You can pick this up at Impulse Music, CD Inzane, and a through the HRH storefront at Amazon.com. Go Get It!
Rating: Out of 10
1. Stand Up for Rock ‘N’ Roll
2. Runnin’ Wild
3. Too Much, Too Young, Too Fast
4. Diamond in the Rough
5. Fat City
7. What’s Eatin’ You
8. Girls in Black
9. Cheap Wine & Cheaper Women
11. Let’s Ride
Joel O’Keeffe – Vocals, Lead Guitar
Ryan O’Keeffe – Drums
David Roads – Rhythm Guitar
Justin Street – Bass Guitar
ROADRUNNER RECORDS SIGNS AUSTRALIAN ROCKERS AIRBOURNE:
Press Release / New York, NY- Roadrunner Records is proud to announce the signing of Aussie hard rockers, Airbourne. Forming a genuine brand of fist-pumping, beer-slinging rock ‘n’ roll, Airbourne have established a respectable name for themselves in their native country. Although still very young, the band sonically tears pages from the bible of anthemic rock of the 70’s and 80’s, taking us back to a time where music was loud, fiercely genuine and hook laden. Their dynamic and energetic live performances offer a much-needed cure for the downtrodden vibe of popular music. Much like their forefathers, Airbourne offers nothing but a good time! Airbourne is: brothers Joel O’Keeffe (vocals/lead guitar) and Ryan O’Keeffe (drums), David Roads (guitar) and Justin Street (bass).
Forming out of the musical connection of two brothers, Airbourne was conceived by Joel and Ryan O’Keeffe, and was vested in their mutual love for bands such as Rose Tattoo, Van Halen, Motörhead, AC/DC and The Angels. Later joined by David Roads and Justin Street, the quartet set out to make straightforward rock ‘n’ roll, complete with catchy choruses, decadent themes and the driving rhythm to match.
“It’s hard to explain,” vocalist/guitarist Joel O’Keeffe states, “but that’s what I always wanted to hear – straight-ahead Aussie pub rock.” The resulting product was a stripped down approach to rock with song titles to match the party oriented sentiment. Investing time and money for the love of the music, the band spent years working the local circuit, eventually graduating to national tours and exposure. Years of hard work paid off, catching the attention of music fans throughout Australia and the world.
Roadrunner senior VP of A&R, Ron Burman, instantly fell in love with “their brand of anthemic, catchy, hard rock-n-roll.” He states, “I am so excited that we signed Airbourne. They are a young, fists in the air, high energy, in-your-face type of hard rock band. I saw them play a few times in Austin at South By Southwest and they blew me away.”
Sharing national stages with the likes of the Rolling Stones, Motley Crüe and The Living End, the band has honed in on its performance Zen. A live show is sure to include bursting energy, rowdy crowds singing their hearts out and free-flowing beer. “We always go on-stage and try to prove a point,” O’Keeffe directs, “about how GOOD rock ‘n’ roll is!” The band takes on the mission to spread that infectious love of rock, even performing at Australia’s biggest rock festival in 2006, Big Day Out. They are currently playing dates throughout Australia.
In June the band released Runnin’ Wild, a red-blooded collection of rallying rock anthems with undeniable choruses and feel good momentum in Australia. Scheduled to be released in the US and Europe through Roadrunner Records in early 2008, the album channels the endearing qualities of classic rock while breathing new life through modern production and arrangement. Boasting an all-star team, Runnin’ Wild was produced by Bob Marlette (Black Sabbath, Quiet Riot) and mixed by Andy Wallace (Guns N’ Roses, Nirvana, Linkin Park). With lead tracks such as “Runnin’ Wild,” “Stand Up For Rock n Roll,” and “Too Much, Too Young, Too Fast,” Runnin’ Wild will be the new soundtrack to all-night partying. Airbourne have risen to the challenge and are ready to bring their authentic brand of power rock to the US in 2008!
WebLinks: www.airbournerock.com / www.myspace.com/airbournerock
You can check out their video for Too Much, Too Young, Too Fast below: