After the demise of the Christian Metal band Liberty N’ Justice, band found Justin Murr decided to carry on with the Liberty N’ Justice name. Without a band at his disposal, he has brought in countless rockers to help create the songs from Liberty N’ Justice. Light It Up, is the brand new CD that was recently released by LNJ . It is s a star studded affair, and a damn fine release at that.
Typically, I am not a big fan of compilation CD’s, but Light it Up is a well rounded affair, and sounds great all the way through.
The first time I heard the title track “Light It Up” I did a double take. I could not believe this was Phil Lewis on vocals. Lewis sings in a lower key than I am accustomed to hearing him sing in. This is a rockin’ tune, and a pretty cool way to start off this CD.
Dale and Troy Thompson from Bride blast out the tune “The Other Thief” which sounds like it could be an unreleased Black Sabbath tune.
CJ Snare and Bill Leverty take the song “Blink” and make it sound like a lost Firehouse classic. I could see Firehouse doing this song live. Great tune!
“Man vs. Mother Nature” reunites the team of Ted Poley & Vic Rivera. If you liked the Poley /Rivera album, of any Danger Danger tunes, you are going to love this awesome song. This is easily the best on Light it Up.
“Uncle Sam”, which combines the talents of Sheldon Tarsha and Foreigner’s Jeff Pilson. If you haven’t heard Tarsha sing before, you are truly missing out. I would have never thought about combing Tarsha with Pilson, but this combination works. This is another terrific tune.
“Every Reason To Believe” is an acoustic based tune which features Kelly Keeling & Kerri Kelli. I have always loved Keeling’s voice, and he delivers with this song. If “Every Reason To Believe” would have been released in the late eighties, it would have been a monster hit. I can imagine a stadium full of lit lighters (or cellphones) swaying to this excellent tune.
I must admit that haven’t listened to a ton of Harem Scarem. “Beautiful Decision” which features Harem Scarem’s Harry Hess & Pete Lesperance, is a fantastic melodic rocker that is going to have me shopping for some Harem Scarem CD’s.
If “Greed” is any example of what the new Warrant tunes will sound like, sign me up now. I have loved just about everything Robert Mason has been involved in, and I can add LNJ’s “Greed” to that list.
Overall, “Light It Up” is one of my favorite new releases of 2010. If you are looking for a CD that can offer you a lot of variety, strong writing, and great sounding songs, you don’t need to look any further than Libery N’ Justice’s Light It Up.
Rating: Out of 10
- Light It Up (Phil Lewis of LA Guns and JK Northrup)
- The Other Thief (Dale and Troy Thompson of Bride)
- Blink (Lynn Louise Lowrey of Vixen and Eddie Ojeda of Twisted Sister)
- Do What You Believe (CJ Snare and Bill Leverty of Firehouse)
- Man vs. Mother Nature (Ted Poley of Danger Danger and Vic Rivera of Crunch)
- Treading On Serpents (Les Carlsen of Bloodgood and Oz Fox of Stryper/Bloodgood)
- Uncle Sam (Sheldon Tarsha of Tarsha/Adler’s Appetite and Jeff Pilson of Dokken/Foreigner)
- Every Reason To Believe (Kelly Keeling of Baton Rouge/TSO and Kerri Kelli of Alice Cooper)
- Wrestling With God (Pete Loran, Steve Brown of TRIXTER & Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal of GN’R / Lita Ford)
- Best Time You Never Had (Chris Jericho (WWE Wrestler/Fozzy) and Phil Collen of Def Leppard)
- Beautiful Decision (Harry Hess and Pete Lesperance of Harem Scarem)
- Drunk Dead Gorgeous (Marq Torien of BulletBoys and Chris Holmes of W.A.S.P.)
- Greed (Robert Mason of Warrant/Lynch Mob and Jerry Dixon of Warrant)
- For Better Or Worse (Shawn Pelata of Line Of Fire/Waking Jonah and Stephen Chesney of Waking Jonah)
With the incredible response to Rev Theory’s new video for “Light It Up,” the band has decided to launch a video contest for their fans. Each fan now has the opportunity to create their own music video for “Light It Up,” have it selected by the band and become one of three videos placed on their YouTube page. After they are posted, fans will have two weeks to vote on which they think is the best. The winner will receive a Rev Theory prize package with a signed guitar and more from the band. Click here to read further details and get your chance to win!
Get your copy of Light It Up featuring “Hell Yeah,” and the self-titled single, “Light It Up,” in stores and all digital markets now!
The New York five piece band, Rev Theory have released their sophomore effort, Light It Up, on Interscope Records.
If the first single, Hell Yeah, is any indication what is in store for this band, Rev Theory could have a platinum album in the hands. Hell Yeah is easily the best stadium anthem that I have heard in a long time. This Guns ‘N Roses flavored tune could be the one that takes Rev Theory to the next level.
What I think is kind of cool about this band is they have a sound that crosses three decades of rock. On Light It Up, I hear elements of G ‘N R, Alice in Chains, and a mix of Hinder and Nickelback.
There are several songs on this disc that have major hit potential including Hell Yeah, Favorite Disease, Broken Bones and Wanted Man.
Every time a play this disc, it seems to get a little bit better. Their is no doubt in my mind that Rev Theory has a hit record on their hands. How far it goes is up to you! If you check out one modern rock band in 2008, give Rev Theory a look. I think you will like what you hear.
Check out Rev Theory on MySpace! Light It Up is in stores now.
Rating:Out of 10
1. Hell Yeah
2. Favorite Disease
3. Light It Up
4. Broken Bones
5. Kill The Headlights
6. Wanted Man
7. Ten Years
8. Falling Down
9. You’re The One
10. Far From Over
Rev Theory is:
Rich Luzzi – Vocals
Julien Jorgensen – GUitar
Rikki Lixx – Guitar
Matt McCloskey – Bass/Backing Vocals
Dave Agoglia – Drums
REV THEORY TEAMING UP WITH THE MALOOF BROTHERS FOR THE JUNE 10 RELEASE OF “LIGHT IT UP”
Rain Nightclub at Palms Resort and Casino to host June 12 party celebrating debut release from Maloof Music, the Maloof brothers new joint-venture with Interscope Records
The Maloof brothers have already established themselves as trendsetting moguls in the worlds of sports, food & beverages and banking. Next up? Rock music.
The June 10 on-sale of “Light It Up,” the sophomore effort from New York’s Rev Theory, will mark the inaugural release from Maloof Music, a joint venture between the famed businessmen and Interscope Records. To commemorate the relationship, the Maloof’s are hosting a party destined to return the “sin” to the words “hit single,” with Rev Theory taking over the luxurious Rain Nightclub at the Maloof’s Palms Resort & Casino, in Las Vegas.
The June 12 festivities – to be hosted by Las Vegas radio station KOMP 92.3 – will feature a performance by Rev Theory, a “Hottest Girl In Vegas” competition which will award three of the City of Sin’s finest with cash prizes and a featured role in the new video for the album’s title track and second single (which will be shot in Vegas in the coming weeks), and the usually bevy of special guests and decadent details that have made the Rain Nightclub and Palms Resort and Casino one of Las Vegas’ main attractions after dark, and well into the morning hours.
“We’re music buffs and music fans, and Rev Theory blew us away with their presence and power,” says Phil Maloof, who oversees Maloof Music, the latest venture from the family that reinvented the Las Vegas strip with the Palms, a full-service resort and casino complete with a state-of-the-art, $10.0 million recording studio that has hosted the likes of Michael Jackson, the Killers, and Panic At The Disco. The family’s other operations include (but are not limited to) the Sacramento Kings NBA franchise, the Sacramento Monarchs WNBA franchise, and western distribution rights to Coors and Miller products. “We can, and will, do a lot of ancillary marketing through the NBA, Miller, the casino, and all of our other avenues that we’ve found success with. That is where music is going, and we’re looking forward to taking it the next level.”
“Their first single, ‘Hell Yeah,’ and their next single, ‘Light It Up,’ are anthems that we know will continue to get played at sporting events for a long time to come, then they have the crossover songs, the great ballads that we know will have appeal at different radio formats,” echoes Tony Guanci, a partner in Maloof Music and a number of the family’s other ventures. “We try very hard not to be corporate, so that our products create more of a groundswell, and we expect to apply the same theories here that we do in all of our other businesses, one customer at a time. Rev Theory are the perfect band for us to partner with – The music is already there, once we open up our contacts and marketing machine, it’s only going to further the process and strengthen the momentum.”
Even before the June 10 release of the album via Interscope/DGC/Van Howes Records/Maloof Music/Idol Roc, lead single “Hell Yeah” continues to build momentum. The track has been chosen as the official theme song for the WWE’s “One Night Stand” Pay Per View June 1, and its video became the first video ever to be premiered on XBOX Life, which features more than 12.0 subscribers. The single will also be part of the soundtrack for EA Sports’ best-selling video game “Madden ’09,” which will be released Aug. 12.
“Light It Up” was produced by Brian Howes and Josh Abraham. Howes is most recently known for his work as producer and co-writer on Hinder’s triple-platinum “Extreme Behavior,” and also co-wrote on “American Idol” runner-up Chris Daughtry’s self-titled, quadruple-platinum debut. Abraham’s recent production projects include Linkin Park, Staind, Velvet Revolver and 30 Seconds To Mars.
Well-traveled road warriors, Rev Theory – Rich Luzzi, Julien Jorgensen, Dave Agoglia, Matt McCloskey and Rikky Lixx – will embark on an expansive two-month summer trek with Puddle of Mudd that kicks off July 5 in Des Moines, IA. Other notable summer appearances include a TV performance on CBS that is taped on July 11th at the first ever Maloof Money Cup (a skateboard festival in Orange County produced by the Maloof’s), as well as an August 9 performance at the Sturgis Bikefest, where the crowd is expected to top the 650,000 mark.
Rev Theory is revving up to release Light It Up on June 10th. The Brian Howes (Hinder, Puddle of Mudd) and Josh Abraham (Velvet Revolver, Korn) produced album features the raucous single “Hell Yeah” and Wrestle Mania XXIV theme song “Light it Up.”
To celebrate the unleashing of Light It Up, Rev Theory and Hard Rock Hideout are giving one winner an Xbox 360 Elite along with an Xbox 360 Wireless Racing Wheel and Nascar 09 which features a song by Rev Theory.
Rev Theory have just unveiled the cover to their album Light It Up. The band has also added a 5th member to their line up with guitar player Rikki Lixx. A familiar face in the hard rock realm, Lixx joins Rev Theory from California based Operator.
The Brian Howes and Josh Abraham produced Light It Up hits stores June 10th
Join Rev Theory as they take you behind-the-scenes and on the set during the making of their video for debut single “Hell Yeah.” Fast cars, crashed planes and a WWE Diva set the perfect stage for the fist pumping rock anthem.
Check out the behind-the-scenes video here
Light it Up featuring “Hell Yeah” will be in stores June 10th.