America’s most diverse hard rock festival just keeps getting better. That’s because national recording artists Saliva and Tantric have joined the already impressive Rock Gone Wild lineup. Classic Glam rockers Tigertailz will also bring their unique presence to the festival. Rock Gone Wild is slated for August 20-23, 2009 in Algona, Iowa. Tickets are available now by visiting www.rockgonewild.com.
Mainstream rock stars Saliva are no strangers to the Billboard charts. As the band prepares to release their new album Cinco Diablo on Island later this month, Saliva will look to repeat past album success. Five albums, platinum records and many sold-out shows later, Saliva promises an in-your-face set on the main stage at Rock Gone Wild. Saliva is Josey Scott, Wayne Swinny, Dave Novotny, Paul Crosby and Jonathan Montoya.
Tantric rock harder with each passing year. Forming in 1999, the band has released three albums, reaching the much-coveted platinum status. Fans love the band’s self-titled debut, featuring the hit single “Breakdown.” Around for about a decade, Tantric has evolved and now embraces a heavier sound and invites an active pit at shows. The band released The End Begins earlier this year on their new label Silent Majority. Tantric is Hugo Ferreira, Richie Monica, Joe Pessia, Erik Leonhardt and Marcus Ratzenboeck.
Tigertailz bring an international flair to Rock Gone Wild. The Wales-based band formed in the 1980s and instantly gained fans, thanks in part to their image. Heavy make-up and wild hair became the calling card of Tigertailz. It doesn’t hurt that the band creates songs with memorable hooks. Tigertailz has released eight albums, with Bezerk spawning the band’s signature tune “Love Bomb Baby.” Tigertailz are Kim Hooker, Jay Pepper and Matt Blakout.
Thousands are expected to attend the inaugural Rock Gone Wild festival, bringing significant revenue to the state of Iowa. Bands already announced for Rock Gone Wild include Puddle of Mudd, Skid Row, Kix, Great White, Hardcore Superstar, Lizzy Borden, Dangerous Toys, Helix, Saigon Kick, Rhino Bucket and Junkyard with many more to come!
Rock Gone Wild will take place at the Freedom Park festival grounds, located at 2507- 160th Avenue in Algona, Iowa.
If you build it, they will rock.
Bryn Terfel, Shan Cothi and Tigertailz release a a new single today Monday 22nd September available from iTunes as a digital download only.
This is being used to launch a Cancer Charity in memory of Tigertailz Bass player Pepsi Tate (Justin Smith) who tragically died from Pancreatic cancer last year.
The song only costs 79p so if you could buy/download the single this week we would be very grateful.
To find the song on iTunes navigate as follows:
Search on ‘tigertailz’
when the results are shown there will be a panel on the left saying ‘ARTISTS AND MORE’
Click on ‘Pop’ in there and the single should be displayed
The single is one of our Tigertailz songs called ‘I Believe’ and is sung by the Welsh Opera singer Bryn Terfel and Justin’s wife Shan Cothi (also an Opera singer).
All sales of the single will go to raise money for the new charity – http://www. amserjustintime. org/
U.S born, Ace Finchum ( Ex Tigertailz legend of a drummer ) has joined the Gypsy Pistoleros !!!!!
The Pistoleros have just signed to Blastzone Entertainment who will handle all things Gypsy Pistoleros in the US.
Releasing “Para Siempre” the new CD (Out now in Europe & Scandinavia through Bad Reputation ) in the U.S in July, through Nightmare Records & Distribution, KOCH USA and Canada. A limited edition 500 Albums will be pressed & released on Red Vinyl !
Gypsy Pistoleros will also be doing a US tour from late June till Aug. 9th 2008.
So please if you are a Gypsy Pistoleros fan go and request the song. Blastzone Entertainment Group and Gypsy Pistoleros will have list of stations serviced with “Livin La Vida Loca” very soon. We will also be doing a video of “Livin La Vida Loca” at Rocklahoma 2008 to service to video channels all over the world. If you want to be part of the video make sure you are at Rocklahoma 2008 to see Gypsy Pistoleros live.
Blastzone Entertainment Group and Gypsy Pistoleros have more major to come! So keep checking both our Myspaces at www.myspace.com/gypsypistoleros & www.myspace.com/blastzoneentgroup.
Make sure you add us both also.
Da Revolution is HERE U.S.A !!!
Tigertailz fans have been excited about this new 10 song CD, Thrill Pistol with disc two being Wazbonez ’92. I have to admit being a fan of cover art, this one didn’t get me very excited. The chick with the stick on Clint tattoo just doesn’t do it for me. But I’m a girl so what do I know about apparently hot chicks with fake tattoos. Anyway that is irrelevant because it’s the music that is the main thing.
On first listen I wasn’t that keen on this disc, but on the third spin I am actually liking it quite a bit. For me it’s a grow-on-you type album and not one I instantly liked. These seem to be Tigertaliz’s heavier songs to date. Kim Hooker’s vocals sound quite different in places which I’m not saying is a bad thing, just different. The first 6 songs are the strongest on here, although title track “Thrill Pistol” is quite a change in style after the first 3 songs, its almost honky tonk piano sounding, complete with female vocals (courtesy of the wonderful sounding Suzy Chunk), but it’s catchy and likeable even if its not what you expect after hearing the rest of this disc.
The two ballad type songs “Milez Away” and “Only You” are just plain weak and awful.But that might be because I’m just not a fan of ballads in general, unless its Great White! “Natural Born Animal” is my pick for the best track on here. It has the potential to become the new “Love Bomb Baby”.
I won’t comment on Wazbones ’92 too much, suffice to say it is a great album and probably superior to Thrill Pistol, so it’s a bonus and nice addition to get Wazbones thrown in with Thrill Pistol. Thrill Pistol is not brilliant but it is good heavy glam. Tigertaliz fans should be pretty happy with this release.
Rating: Out of 10
Kim Hooker – vocals
Jay Pepper – guitar
Pepsi Tate – bass
Matt Blakout – drums
Produced by Tigertailz.
Disc One: Thrill Pistol:
01. Brain the Sucker
02. Long Live The New Flash
04. Thrill Pistol
05. Milez Away
06. Natural Born Animal
07. Only You
08. Tongwynlais Fly
09. Hanging By The Heelz
10. Serpent Queen
Disc One: U.S. Wazbonez ’92:
03. Make Me Bleed
04. Dirty Needlez
05. I Believe
06. Love Junkie
07. One Beat Of Your Heart
08. Show Me
09. Love Can Kill
10. The Final Solution
Reviewed by Tania.