Be sure to tune in to Hard Rock Nights tonight and every Saturday night on classxradio.com! The program airs 9-11 pm eastern time, and is chock full of the best hard rock from the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and today!
In addition to classics from Ozzy Osbourne, AC/DC, and Cinderella, we’ll also be checking out some of the best new hard rock that’s out there from bands like Airbourne, Hell N’ Diesel, American Dog, and an unsigned band from Sweden, M.O.B! You won’t hear this stuff anywhere else!
“Call It What You Want” is the 2nd single off of Tesla’s 1991 CD, Psychotic Supper.
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RIA Artist’ LSPS will be releasing their sophomore album entitled, “Make Another Offer” on Saturday, October 4th @ Fitzgeralds. Fitzgeralds established in 1977 is located at 2706 White Oak Drive in the historic Heights of Houston, Texas. The venue has hosted many great national artist such as Nine Inch Nails, Suicidal Tendencies, The Misfits, Deadhorse, Black Flag, King’s X, (hed)pe, Staind, 30 Foot Fall, Danzig and many others over the last 31 years. The October 4th show is an all ages event and tickets are only $10.00. www. fitzlive. com
Special guest that evening include Chrome 44, Energy Williams and Almost Sober. Hundreds of people are scheduled to attend and LSPS will be giving away a signed Halo Custom Guitar and a FREE COPY of the new album as door prizes to the first 40 people in attendance. Media, critics, friends, fans and all music lovers alike are encouraged to attend this event.
U.S. RELEASE DATE TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21ST – IN STORES NATIONWIDE
LSPS is an award winning artist from Houston, Texas. They are known for fusing their unique hard rock sound with punk rock attitude and sex appeal. Infecting legions of fans thru out the south and parts of the mid-west, the band has established a cult-like following over the last five years. LSPS has been labeled by the media as the “Hardest working band in Texas” and have opened for other national artist such as (HED)pe, Lit, Saliva, Twiztid, Boondox, Mickey Avalon, OPM, Vanilla Ice, Potluck, The Dirtball, Joey Belladonna (Anthrax), 2 Live Crew, etc. Their energetic and explosive live shows are rumored to be taking over the nation and quite possibly the planet with this next release. LSPS takes a no prisoners approach and places all bets on the table with the 2008 L.P., Make Another Offer!
“This is not your mother’s rock band” – INsite Magazine (Austin,TX)
LSPS released their debut album entitled; Protection on July 8th 2006 and later signed a large scale nationwide distribution deal with BCD Music Group and Starz Music. Thousands of cd sales later, the album is still available for purchase at any Best Buy, Sam Goody, FYE, Circuit City, Target, Specs, Virgin, CD Warehouse, Borders, Walmart, and/or Barnes & Noble store across the U.S. , Canada and parts of the U.K. BCD is based in Kingwood, Texas and also has a second office in London, England. They are known mostly for platinum selling rap artist such as Chamillionaire, Missy Eliot, Lil’ Flip, Bun B and Paul Wall, but also host a large selection of well known rock titles from artist such as Quiet Riot, Enuf Z Nuff, Papa Roach, The Dreaming (featuring Christopher Hall of Stabbing Westward), Hydrogyn, DownSiid, Rikki Rocket (Poison), Skin Lab, Bumblefoot (Guns & Roses), Clutch, Saturate, Cage, Vallejo, Dave Evans (formerly of AC/DC), Marzi (formerly of Superjoint Ritual), and many others. www. bcdmg. com
“LSPS has put the fun, excitement, sex and debauchery back in rock n roll again and not a moment too soon.” – BCD Music Group/Deep Distribution/Starz Music, inc. (U.S.A. & U.K.
The band has been compared to the likes of Snot, Linkin Park, Rage Against The Machine, (HED) P.E., Papa Roach, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Korn, Faith No More, Buck Cherry, Limp Bizkit, and Suicidal Tendencies. Their musical talents and work ethic have won them the endorsements of Pearl Drums, Halo Custom Guitars, Rock Star Energy Drink, and Juliet & Romeo Couture. The band has toured all over Texas, and musical hot spots thru-out Louisiana, New Mexico, Arizona, California and plan on embarking on a national tour first of next year to support the new album. www. myspace. com/lsps
“Women, debauchery and trouble. LSPS is the modern day Motley Crue.” – Live Nation (U.S.A.
The debut album SOLD OUT at several FYE and Best Buy stores in and around the Houston area within the first week it was released and was nominated as “Best album of the year” in the 2006 Texas Buzz Music Awards on Clear Channel station FM 94.5 KTBZ. Regardless of the fact the CD was only released less than 30 days earlier, the album was also ranked one of the “Top 10 albums of 2006” in the December 28th issue of the Houston Chronicle. www. houstonchron. com www. billboard. com
“The best party band in Texas.
” – Houston Chronicle (Houston, TX)
The album has received a generous amount of airtime and promotion from both commercial and college radio stations all over Texas and parts of the Midwest. The band even went on to write and record a theme song for Clear Channel’s KTBZ FM 94.5 in honor of the program’s official “Steak & BJ Day” on the Rod Ryan Morning Show in Houston, TX and have also been the featured artist on the station’s local “Texas Buzz” program with host Zak United on several occasions. www. thebuzz. com
LSPS won the award in 2005, 2006 and 2007 for “Best Alternative Rock Band” at the Houston Press Music Awards and were nominated once again in 2008. The band was also picked by the Houston Press staff as “Best live stage act of 2006” in the annual Best of Houston Awards. www. houstonpress. com
LSPS music has been featured in several motion pictures and/or videos including but not limited to; “Dawn of the Damned”, “Ice Scream”, and gulf coast based surfing documentary “Tex 2 Mex Chix”.
“If California can claim the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Texas has LSPS.
” – Music News Magazine (Houston, TX)
The new album is slated for U.S. release Tuesday, October 21st 2008. The album will be available online and for purchase at select stores across the U.S., U.K., Japan, Europe and Canada via the band’s new record deal with RIA Records and distribution via BCD Music Group and Starz Music. LSPS will continue to seek out major label attention with the new highly anticipated release! The band plans on doing this thru means of advertising in major music publications, grass roots marketing, commercial and college radio play, nationwide in store appearances, heavy touring, video and radio commercials on mtv, vh1 and fuse. LSPS will be hosting a series of in-store appearances at Best Buy, FYE, Sam Goody, and Hastings locations thru-out the U.S. in support of the album. The band will also be announcing their U.S. tour dates shortly after the album’s release date Tuesday, October 21st 2008. www. pollstar. com
Saturday, October 18th, LSPS will be performing live at the Grand Opening of the Best Buy store in The Woodlands, Texas (Pinecroft Center) near Market Street. The store will also have pre-release copies of the new album in-stock and available for purchase that day. Plus you can have your copy autographed by the band after their performance. Check website for time and details. www. myspace. com/lsps
Saturday, October 25th, the day before BUZZ FEST, LSPS will be performing live at the Grand Opening of the NEW Best Buy store located at the Galleria in Houston, TX. The new LSPS album will be available for purchase and there will be a 40 minute performance from the band followed by a two hour record signing and in-store appearance. Best Buy stores nationwide will stock several thousand copies of the new LSPS album, Make Another Offer. The corporate music retail leader has partnered with LSPS to host several new music concept store re-openings and grand openings nationwide. www. bestbuy. com
“The thing is as soon as you are hooked, the band takes out a shovel and hits you upside the head. The beat picks up, the vocals get a bit angrier and then they take you back down to the dark recesses of rock you were at before your musical lobotomy.
” – SugarBuzz Magazine (Los Angeles)
To be honest I put off reviewing Overloaded for as long as I could because the sample clips I had previously heard did not impress me at all. When it came down to crunch time and I forced myself to sit down and give Overloaded a listen I realized what an idiot I was. I’m not sure what I was listening to before but “Regeneration” is loaded with in your face rock from start to finish.
When the first track “What’s In There” kicked off it took me a while to put my finger on who vocalist Chris Gillen reminded me of, so I sit back listened and enjoyed. The song has a great riff from guitarist Erik Kluiber and a ranting chorus from Gillen.
The second track “Obviously Envious” starts off and it hits me Gillen is the lovechild of Kory Clarke and Ron Keel. Which could also explain the heavy Warrior Soul influence or it could be something as simple as both bands are from Detroit. While Overloaded’s songs are not as politically charged Warrior Soul influence is dripping all over this album. If you don’t believe me just give “President’s Day” or “Ride That Feeling” a spin and it will hit you square in the face like a 2×4.
But just when you think you have Gillen figured out he throws everyone for a loop on “Don’t Leave Me This Way” channeling a little Jesse James Dupree. Other songs that impressed me were “Feeling Overloaded”, “Flashy Girl”, and “Try This One On For Size”.
Buyer beware that the band that recorded this album is not the same band you will see live now as Gillen and Kluiber replaced the rhythm section and added a second guitarist in Jan. 08. But “Regeneration” is a strong album with great playing from Kluiber and was an especially pleasant surprise to me when I was expecting the worst. Who said second impressions aren’t important?
Rating: Out of 10
1. What’s In There
2. Obviously Envious
3. Feeling Overloaded
4. Presidents Day
5. Ride That Feeling
6. Why Don’t You Love Me Anymore
7. Don’t Leave This Way
8. Flashy Girl
9. Try This On For Size
Chris Gillen – Vocals
Eric Kluiber – Guitars
John Sullens – Rhythm Guitar
Michael Massie – Bass
Lorenzo Gonzalez – Drums
Atlanta based rap metal legends Stuck Mojo has announced that their forthcoming new album will be entitled, “The Great Revival” and is set for a November 28th release via Napalm Records.
The track listing for “The Great Revival” is as follows:
1. Worshipping A False God
2. 15 Minutes Of Fame
4. The Flood
5. Now That You’re All Alone
6. There’s A Doctor In Town
7. The Fear
8. There’s A Miracle Coming
9. Country Road
11. Superstar Part 1 (The Journey Begins)
12. Superstar Part 2 (The World Of Egos And Thieves)
Pop Evil, the five-piece rock band from Grand Rapids, Michigan who have just released their debut CD Lipstick on the Mirror on Pazzo/Jar’d Star/Fontana/Universal and single, “Hero” on a cross-section of active rock and alternative radio stations across the country, have been questioned in the alleged assault of their attorney.
Pop Evil’s Leigh Kakaty (lead vocals), Dylan Allison (drums), Dave Grahs (guitar), Tony Greve (guitar) and Matt DiRito (bass) are shown on camera at a Grand Rapids nightclub identified as The Whiskey Lounge, where the band is rehearsing for their upcoming fall tour with the rock band, Tesla.
That same footage shows an attack on Pop Evil attorney, Jay Kakaty. Also identified on tape are members of the band’s road crew and friends, as well as a gentleman identified as Don Pazzo, allegedly with ties to both the Pop Evil management team and an unnamed organization based overseas.
The tape was posted on the Internet late Tuesday (16) night, traced back to the computer of one Jason Honeycutt, a video director known for his work with such artists as Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and Mary J. Blige.
No charges have been filed and no arrests have been made.
Sammy Hagar is the first signing to new Roadrunner imprint Loud & Proud, which will focus on established artists. His label debut, “Cosmic Universal Fashion,” will arrive Nov. 18.
The album’s title track was written online by Hagar with an Iraqi rock fan named Steven Lost. The cut and its accompanying video, an homage to Van Halen’s text-heavy 1992 clip for “Right Now,” can be samples on Hagar’s Web site.
“‘Cosmic Universal Fashion‘ is not about supporting left or right, blue or red, but rather an attempt to appeal to people on a personal level to get involved,” says Hagar.
The album also includes the song “Loud,” featuring the Cult’s Billy Duffy and Matt Sorum along with former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony, and a cover of the Beastie Boys’ “Fight for Your Right To Party.”
Hagar was most recently signed to Rhino, which issued his 2006 album “Livin’ It Up.” The set has sold 52,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Here is the track list for “Cosmic Universal Fashion“:
“Cosmic Universal Fashion”
“Fight for Your Right To Party”
“Switch on the Light”
“When the Sun Don’t Shine”
“I’m on a Roll”
You can watch the video for “Cosmic Universal Fashion” below!
Following the successful 2007 release of the coveted 4-CD+DVD Warchest box set, Megadeth is back with a vengeance with Anthology: Set The World Afire. The career-spanning 2-CD and digital collection, to be released September 30 by Capitol/EMI, features Megadeth’s top hits and fan favorites, a previously unreleased demo and two rare concert recordings.
Anthology: Set The World Afire is loaded with 35 electrifying tracks, among them Megadeth’s top hits, including “Trust,” “A Tout Le Monde,” “Insomnia” and “Train of Consequences.” Also included are rare 1992 concert recordings of “Peace Sells” and “Symphony of Destruction,” previously available only in limited release, the latter having never been released in the U.S. “High Speed Dirt” is a demo version, previously unreleased.
Iconic frontman Dave Mustaine pioneered the hugely successful metal band, Megadeth after his departure from Metallica. Beginning with the band’s 1985 debut album, Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good!, and evolving through a shifting series of lineups, Megadeth crafted a dynamic, intelligent style that combined the aggressiveness of thrash metal, the improvisational nature of jazz, and cynical, articulate, politically-charged lyrics into an innovative mix that built a rabid worldwide following.
In 1992, Megadeth burst into the mainstream with their fifth album, Countdown To Extinction, which debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart and went on to sell more than two million copies in the U.S. alone. 1994’s Youthanasia followed with a #4 debut, while 1997’s Cryptic Writings yielded four Top 20 hits at rock radio, including “Trust” and “Almost Honest.”
After a brief hiatus in 2002, Megadeth made a bold return when their tenth studio album, The System Has Failed, debuted at #18 on Billboard’s Top 200.
In recent years, Mustaine has also overseen the broad remastering campaign for Megadeth’s Capitol Records catalog, which began with the band’s second album, Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying? Mustaine spent months remixing, remastering, restoring – and in some cases, reconstructing – the band’s Capitol catalog to bring it as close to his original vision as possible. Each reissue and last year’s career-spanning Warchest box set is packed with unreleased tracks, demos and alternate mixes, as well as new liner notes by the iconoclastic Mustaine.
For the majority of three decades, Megadeth has yanked heavy metal into the future – musically, lyrically, and culturally – and worked the raw soil into something desirable and dangerous. With defiance and grace, through unusual quality and intelligence, Megadeth has raised a generation on a diet of truth serum and bitter pills. Instead of being kicked to the curb for their insolence, they’ve been rewarded with seven Grammy nominations and five platinum and multi-platinum albums.
On September 30, Megadeth will continue to build on this powerful legacy with Anthology: Set The World Afire and will prove once again that they are an indispensable part of heavy metal history.
For more information regarding Megadeth’s latest pursuits, please visit the band’s official Website: http://www.megadeth.com.
MEGADETH: Anthology: Set The World Afire (2-CD, Digital Album) Track Listing:
Disc 1 Disc 2
1. Mechanix 1. Skin O’ My Teeth
2. Rattlehead 2. Ashes In Your Mouth
3. Peace Sells 3. Breakpoint
4. Wake Up Dead 4. Angry Again
5. Devils Island 5. Train of Consequences
6. Anarchy in the U.K. 6. Reckoning Day
7. Set The World Afire 7. A Tout Le Monde
8. Into The Lungs Of Hell 8. The Killing Road
9. In My Darkest Hour 9. New World Order
10. Holy Wars…The Punishment Due 10. Trust
11. Tornado of Souls 11. She-Wolf
12. Hangar 18 12. Insomnia
13. Take No Prisoners 13. Prince of Darkness
14. Go To Hell 14. Kill The King
15. Sweating Bullets 15. Dread And The Fugitive Mind
16. Crown of Worms 16. Foreclosure of a Dream
17. High Speed Dirt [Demo]* 17. Symphony of Destruction (live, Cow Palace, 1992)**
18. Peace Sells (live, Cow Palace, 1992)
**Previously unreleased in the U.S.
Performing on the show day will be the following five bands:
Swedish band TREAT was founded in 1984 and belongs to the Melodic Rock genre’s most loved bands. Their records are highly respected and the releases “Scratch And Bite”, “The Pleasure Principle” and “Dreamhunter” as well are all-time faves by many. In 2008, TREAT are still going strong and currently recording a new studio album which will see the light of day in early 2009.
STAGE DOLLS from Norway belong into the same category as TREAT: outstanding Scandinavian Melodic Rock! This outfit has been around since 1983 and also released some true Melodic Rock gem’s such as the records “Stage Dolls” and “Commandos”. Stage Dolls also are recording a new album right now, permanently are touring Norway and their appearance at Rock Over Munich will mark their first ever concert in Germany since 20 years!
These days, a nostalgic trip back to the 80s isn’t that unusual, especially when it comes to music. In 1988, the debut single of a then-unknown band became an overnight success. R5 was the name of the car. ‘Here I Am’ was the name of the song. DOMINOE was the name of the band! 2008 shows the Rock band from Munich very strong with the release of their new album “The Story Is Far From Told…”.
M.ILL.ION from Gothenburg, Sweden, was formed in 1989 by bass player and song-writer B.J Laneby. Influences in the music include everything from KISS, Deep Purple, Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy, Black Sabbath, Rainbow, DIO, Accept to Queen, the blues and The Beatles – all combined with the more heavy approach of the 2000’s. May 2008 saw the release of their current album “Chase Of The Thrill”.
DARK SKY had been founded as a school band in the very early 80’s in the South German city of Rottweil. In between, the band has released four highly recommended German Hard Rock albums and been permanently performing live. Their latest record was released in June 2008 on AOR Heaven and is called “Empty Faces”.
For more information, check out the Rock Over Munich Website.
Finger Eleven has released a new video, in support of their album, “Then Vs. You Vs. Me” In this video, they let fifty of their fans film the band. What you see is the end result. Check out the video below.
Two-thirds of KING’S X and half of GALACTIC COWBOYS unite as new supergroup, The JIBBS.
Influenced by flamboyantly shiny clothing and the most traditional of country music, The JIBBS bring a new slant to non-popular music. After taking a hit from Houston’s Hurricane IKE, these four men banded together over a candle and car battery to produce their debut single, “Burns in the Rain,” from the possibly forthcoming album, What Would Jibb Do?
The JIBBS ibbs: Wally Jibb, Alan Jibb, Ty Jibb, and dUg Jibb.
Only $1.49, “Burns in the Rain” is a limited-edition MP3 download that will directly aid The JIBBS. In addition to the high quality MP3, the zip file includes cover art, credits and lyrics sheet.
For more information or to download the song, go to www.myspace.com/kingsx
Be the first cool kid on your block and get on the JIBB train!
I thought 15 was one of the best hard rock albums of 2006. For this listener, Black Butterfly has a lot to live up to, if it is going to surpass that disc. To prepare myself for this review, I listened to Buckcherry’s last two releases Time bomb and 15. I am pretty fond of both discs, and I wanted a refresher on both of these before I spun Black Butterfly. If anything I wanted to make sure that I gave Black Butterfly a fair review.
Black Butterfly starts off strong enough, with two rocking cuts, “Rescue Me” and “Tired of You”. Both of these songs, along with “Talk to Me” are amongst my early favorites on this disc.
Every Buckcherry CD to date has had a nasty but catchy tune on it. Time bomb had “Porno star” and “Time Bomb”, 15 has “Crazy Bitch”and “So Far”, and Black Butterfly follows suit with “Too Drunk…”. The lyrics may be juvenile, but I have come to expect these type of songs from Buckcherry, and I can’t help but to like them.
There are several cuts which have a lot of radio potential including “Dreams”, “Don’t Go Away”, and “All of Me”. “Don’t Go Away” kind of feels like a rip off of “Sorry” to me, and because of that, I don’t like this song as much. In fact, I think “All of Me” is the better ballad on Black Butterfly.
The lyrics for the song “Cream” are somewhat puzzling. You can probably guess the subject matter of the song. I have listened to this song several times, and the lyrics just don’t make sense to me. I get the chorus, but the song verses don’t seem to follow suit. I like the music well enough, but the song writing is suspect on this tune.
As a whole, I think Black Butterfly is another solid but not spectacular effort for Buckcherry. I don’t think this disc has as many strong songs as 15, but it is a little more consistent than Time Bomb. Black Butterfly feels like Buckcherry was trying to repeat the same formula they used for 15. On some songs it works, and on others it doesn’t. The end result is a good hard rock disc, that Buckcherry fans will likely enjoy, even if it doesn’t measure up to their last disc.
Rating: Out of 10
1. Rescue Me
2. Tired of You
3. Too Drunk…
5. Talk to Me
6. Child Called “It”
7. Don’t Go Away
10. All of Me
11. Imminent Bail Out
Josh Todd – Vocals
Keith Nelson – Guitars
Stevie D. – guitar
Xavier Muriel – drums, percussion
Jimmy Ashhurst – bass guitar
The song “Lazy Days, Crazy Night” is off of Tesla’s 1989 album, The Great Radio Controversy.
Check out the video below.
TESTAMENT is pleased to announce a string of headlining dates this October with Louisiana metallers Soilent Green. The tour includes TESTAMENT’s appearance at the Hammerstein Ballroom on October 9 in New York City, where they will be direct support to headliners Children of Bodom; also special guests, The Black Dahlia Murder and Between The Buried and Me.
Guitarist Eric Peterson checked in to discuss the Metal Masters tour and the band’s upcoming US headlining dates: “We just finished the Metal Masters tour, and it was a great tour to be on. Unfortunately, it went by too quick. We got to know everyone towards the end, and it started to feel like family. It’s too bad it had to end so soon, especially after getting to know everyone. Hopefully, the Metal Masters will continue next year in Europe.
“In the meantime, we’re heading to Japan and Australia. The last time we played there in ’06, we promised our fans we’d have a new record out the next time we came around. We kept our promise and we’re excited to get back there and play it for them.
“Once we get back, we’ll be headlining some east coast shows, including a one-off with Children of Bodom at the infamous Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. We’ll have full production, so we’re excited to put on our whole show. This tour is going to focus on secondary markets, so we don’t spoil anything for next year. We plan on having a big year and putting a big package together, wink wink.”
Having just wrapped up the biggest tour of the summer – Metal Masters with Judas Priest, Heaven and Hell, and Motorhead – TESTAMENT has been touring to support their phenomenal new release, The Formation of Damnation. The album hit streets April 29 on Nuclear Blast Records and debuted at 59 on the Billboard 200. TESTAMENT has been in the top 3 on Sirius’ Hard Attack since March and were 1 on national metal radio for 12 weeks. The band recently won “Album of the Year” at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards for The Formation of Damnation.
9/25 – Brisbane, Australia – The Arena
9/26 – Melbourne, Australia – The HiFi
9/27 – Sydney, Australia – The Metro
11/09 – Christchurch, New Zealand – AMI Stadium – Southern Amp 2008
Testament headlining w/ Soilent Green:
10/1 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
10/3 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
10/4 – Syracuse, NY – The Lost Horizon
10/5 – State College, PA – Lulu’s
10/7 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
10/8 – Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock Café
10/9 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom (w/ Children of Bodom, The Black Dahlia Murder, Between The Buried And Me)
10/10 – Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
Testament in Mexico (venues TBA):
10/27 – Monterey, Mexico
10/29 – Guadalajara, Mexico
10/30 – Puebla, Mexico
10/31 – Mexico City, Mexico
Joetown (aka Joe Delaney) with his debut solo album, “Pills and Ammo”, which will be released through his own label Joetown Records. New tracks from the album are currently streaming online at http://www.MySpace.com/Joetown
Joetown has been tearing up stages across the nation with his intense live show and earning fans with each sweaty, in-your-face performance. The group has earned praise from high profile players like Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash and been creating a deafening buzz from their jaw dropping live performances.
Hailing from Wallingford, Connecticut, Joetown has been riffing, rocking, and wailing for years. The energetic frontman has made a name for himself performing and recording with groups such as American Trash with Steve Broderick of Trans Siberian Orchestra and Kings of Reality, while producing both albums for critically acclaimed aggressive hard rockers Gargantua Soul.
Now Joetown has his sights firmly set on making a name for himself with his debut album, “Pills and Ammo”. The album is unapologetic rock n’ roll at its best and perfectly captures the buzz of Joetown’s kick ass live show, as evidenced by such standout tracks as “Crash,” “Finger,” and “All My Angels.” And according to Joetown, it is the live show which sees the group (which features Joetown on vocals/guitar, Kerry Gollarney on guitar, Keefer on bass, and Mat Reale on drums) really taking it to the next level.
The band has also announced they will be giving away merchandise, guitar gear and promotional items for fans that join the Joetown street-team at www.JoetownRocks.com. Fans are encouraged to join the street-team to qualify.
Joetown will be heading out on the road in support of “Pills and Ammo” with a tour of the East Coast expected to be announced shortly.
DC4 lead guitarist Rowan Robertson has laid down guitar tracks for the new movie ‘Dirty Step Upstage’ written and directed by Amber Moelter. ‘Dirty Step Upstage’ is targeted for the upcoming Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals. Rowan is currently in the U.K. filming a video for the movie.
Rowan Robertson is a former member of Dio and performed on the ‘Lock Up The Wolves’ release. Rowan has since went on to lend his guitar talents to various projects over the years and joined DC4 as a full member in 2005. Rowan Robertson is a tremendous talent and his ‘fiery’ guitar work is showcased on the upcoming official release from DC4 titled, ‘EXPLODE’. As previously mentioned, DC4 signed on with Chavis Records for the release of ‘EXPLODE’ in October.
Plans are currently in the works for an ‘EXPLODE’ CD Release Party as well as a tour to support.
Today marks the official release of Metallica’s new album, Death Magnetic.
For many fans, the wait has been unbearable, since Death Magnetic is the band’s first studio album since 2003’s multi-platinum St. Anger. With over 90 million records sold over their 25 year career, Metallica proves they are more powerful than ever.
Head over to iTunes to purchase Death Magnetic, and don’t forget to sign up at MissionMetallica.com, for your chance to enter contests, and receive exclusive Metallica content.
The majority of the hard rock loving public are probably not aware their was a band called Sleeze Beez. Hair metal fans know them, (most of them love this band) but very few are aware that Sleeze Beez put out a fourth studio album in 1994.
The hair metal scene was on life support by this time, and new releases such as this one, got very little, if any mentions in the press.
The tunes on Insanity Beach have a much harder edge than the Sleeze Beez previous releases.
Many hard rock acts from the late 80’s and early 90’s tried to update their sound in an effort to keep going. The change in the Sleeze Beez sound isn’t quite as drastic as the updated sounds from Warrant, Shotgun Messiah, or Asphalt Ballet. It may be a harder approach, but its very listenable.
My favorite cuts on this disc are “Human Zoo“, “Sacrifice“, and the title track “Insanity Beach“. While I don’t think this CD is as good as Screwed, Blued & Tattooed, it is better than previous effort, Powertool.
This disc has been out of print for a while, but you can still find copies of it on eBay. Happy Hunting!
For more information on the Sleez Beez, check out this link.
Rating:Out of 10
1. Tell It to the Judge
2. Save Myself
3. Gun Culture
4. Youth is a State of Mind
5. DUI (Intoxicated)
6. Human Zoo
7. Best Things in Life Are Free
8. The Long Goodbye
10. Hate Rock and Roll
11. Insanity Beach
12. Scream (Encore)
Sleeze Beez are:
Andrew Elt – Vocals
Chriz Van Jaarsveld – Guitar
Jan Koster – Drums
Don Van Spall – Guitar
Ed Jongsma – Bass Guitar
New Jersey rockers Beautiful Disease has made six of their songs available for download for free, on their myspace page. Click here to check them out, and download the free tunes!
I stumbled on this band, Black Mountain, by complete accident. I thought their song “Wucan” was interesting enough. Let me know what you think about this. Should it SINK or SWIM?
“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
I must admit that I am not a Vixen fan. I am sure some of you out there are, and may like the video I have posted. “Give Me Away” is from the latest Vixen album, Live & Learn.
Check out the video below.
Forged in the furnace of the European rock scene, BADMOUTH has captured the attention of fans around the world, and the eye of industry pros even before the release of their first album. The guys wanted to write rock tunes that stood out from the rest, drawing on the classic rock roots of bands like Dokken, AC/DC, Guns and Roses and Aerosmith, that have been lost in the drone of today..s rock music. Tom, Chris, Randy, Mike and Rick realized that their job didn..t end with writing their music, it had to be recorded and produced by the right people. Their self-titled debut album was produced at Fortrocks Studio in California by the renowned producer Paul Sabu. The end result? An album that hooks rock and roll junkies with an addictive mix of driving beats, rich vocals and tons of attitude.
Here is the track listing for Badmouth’s self titled CD.
01 Pedal to the metal
02 Kick it up
03 Cocaine girl
04 The last train
05 Dance little sister
06 El Diablo
08 Hell tonight