Video footage from the MONSTER CIRCUS show at The Masquerade Showroom in Las Vegas, NV on December 9th is available below. The band consists of Dee Snider, Rudy Sarzo, Bruce Kulick, Tony Montana, Bobby Rock, John Corabi.
SEVENTH RIZE has signed on with CHAVIS RECORDS for the release of ‘FULL MOON’. ‘FULL MOON’ is produced by Bobby Rock (Nelson, Vinnie Vincent Invasion, Hardline), with songs co-written with Bruce Turgon (Foreigner, Places Of Power). SEVENTH RIZE hails from Texas and is comprised of Stacy Humphries-vocals, Sulli-drums, Jerry Stone-guitars, and David Hamilton-bass.
‘FULL MOON’ is set to be released in February 2009.
SEVENTH RIZE performed live on VH1 in July at an event for ‘Bret Michaels – Rock Of Love’ alumni – Rodeo, which led the band to write and record the track ‘To Love Rodeo, To Win Rodeo’. Impressed with the track, VH1 has decided to license the track and use it with a future show. ‘To Love Rodeo, To Win Rodeo’ was co-written and produced by Bruce Turgon.
SEVENTH RIZE will be supporting ‘FULL MOON’ in 2009. A CD release party is currently being planned with the first single ‘Full Moon’ going to radio December 2nd. SEVENTH RIZE is managed by Discoverstars Music Management.
One of the craziest releases of the late 80’s, was O.F.R. by Nitro. Everything about this four piece band was so completely over the top, it wasn’t even funny. The only thing higher than Jim Gillette’s hair was the octave of his glass breaking screams.
Michael Angelo Batio’s guitar playing was nearly as high pitched as Gillette’s voice.
Former Vinnie Vincent Invasion drummer, Bobby Rock did a pretty good job maintaining the pace of this high speed, high octave hair metal. Nitro only proved to be one of the many sub par bands that he would be a member of.
I wish I could tell you that Nitro’s music was awesome, but quite honestly, Freight Train, is probably the best song on the album, and that isn’t saying much.
Most of the songs are focused around Gillette’s high pitched wails and screams. Although Nitro’s music is above average, Gillette’s vocals can grate on your nerves, and if anything else are some what ridiculous to listen to. When Gillette isn’t breaking glass with his voice, Batio is usually guitar noodling at notes nearly as high as Gillette’s voice. This too can grate on your nerves.
If they band managed to do anything, it was to get themselves noticed with their insane sonic attack.
Aside from Freight Train, the song Long Way From Home, is probably the closest thing resembling a hit on this album. O.F.R is exactly what you would expect it to be, out-fucking-rageous, it just isn’t very good. Migraine sufferers might not want to play this album during an attack.
After listening to this album again for the first time in years, I honestly believe the best thing Gillette did was marry Lita Ford.
This album is long out of print, and I doubt too many of you would want to pay the top dollars it will take to track this one down. That is unless you need some of your old glassware broken.
If you are dying to hear some songs by this band, check out their myspace page.
Rating:Out of 10
1. Freight Train
2. Double Trouble
3. Machine Gunn Eddie
4. Long Way From Home
5. Bring it Down
6. Nasty Reputation
7. Fighting Mad
8. Shot Heard ‘Round the World
Jim Gillette – vocals
Michael Angelo – guitars
T.J. Racer – bass
Bobby Rock – drums