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Boston: Deep Cuts

Posted by longhairedpoet on Monday, March 14, 2016 at 11:26 AM (PST)

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At first I was a little worried that all of Boston’s good songs were singles. For most of their albums they have like three to five singles.

But as I looked in to it, I realized that there were lots of songs that were overlooked, or just simply did not have the time to make it to single status in an album cycle.

Of course, a person really can’t talk about Boston deep cuts without talking about Tom Scholz and Brad Delp.

Delp’s vocal styling is unforgettable. The belting in “More Than A Feeling” are instantly memorable and known by folks of all generations. When the album Boston came out in 1976 I almost wonder if the world of rock ‘n’ roll knew what they were getting themselves into when this kid with a master’s degree from MIT and another toiling in the local music scene got together to record what became known as the 17x platinum, number 3 on the Billboard 200 self-titled, debut album.

This duo reminds me of another favorite musical pair of mine – Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman, though arguably Scholz and Delp had a much better go with the record labels than Meat and Steinman did.

Also worth nothing before we get underway here is that Boston by Boston turns 40 in August! The band will embark on a 40th Anniversary tour from April to August, make sure not to miss it!

Check out the deep cuts here.

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John Hoyles and Spiders actually could “save rock n roll”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 11:36 AM (PST)

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Maybe it is naive to put the burden of “saving rock n roll” entirely on proto metal/glam/garage punks Spiders from Gothenburg, Sweden, but the vibes and power the band bring are so good and so strong that you want to imagine a better world where their new song “Why Don’t You?” speeds to the top of the charts. So, so good.

The band have been around for a number of years at this point (and have shared the stages with the likes of Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, Graveyard and some new band called Metallica), but I had somehow never heard them until recently. Thank God. Not that  I wouldn’t have enjoyed their earlier stuff, far from it…but awareness of the group came along and restored my faith/made me feel good right at a time when I needed a pure rock n roll jolt of lightning. Here is hoping they do the same for you.

It’s a breath of fresh air to have a band cut through the plasticity of pop culture so flawlessly. Shit, “Why Don’t You?” is pretty much a perfect rock song even if they had never done anything else.

John Hoyles checked in for a fun conversation BELOW.

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Ace Frehley announces Origins Vol.1 (includes collab with Paul Stanley)

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 9:34 AM (PST)

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Rock and Roll Hall of Famer ACE FREHLEY has announced Origins Vol. 1, a collection of 12 newly recorded classics from Ace’s formative years featuring some of the biggest names in rock and roll, on April 15, 2016. Most notably, KISS frontman PAUL STANLEY joins ACE on Free’s hit “Fire and Water.” This collaboration marks the first time that Ace and Paul appear on the same studio recording since KISS’ 1998 reunion album Psycho Circus.

 

Ace spoke with Rolling Stone about the new record, his guest players and recording with Paul after all these years. Rolling Stone writes: Regarding his reunion with Stanley, Frehley shrugs off any residual tension between the two of them. “We’ve always been friends,” he says. “The press seems to amplify negativity. I guess it makes good copy.”

 

Today Rolling Stone debuts “White Room,” the classic hit originally performed by Cream. Other guests are none other than Slash trading leads on Thin Lizzy’s classic “Emerald,” Lita Ford singing and playing lead on The Troggs staple “Wild Thing,” Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 playing guitar alongside Ace as he sings his classic KISS composition “Parasite” for the very first time, as well as Jimi Hendrix’s “Spanish Castle Magic,” and Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready also plays guitar with Ace as he finally sings his KISS “Alive!” mainstay “Cold Gin.” “White Room” is also an iTunes instant gratification track, meaning fans who pre order the LP on iTunes will receive the Cream cover song instantly.

Lita Ford announces new album ‘Time Capsule’

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 2:44 PM (PST)

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Los Angeles heavy metal guitarist Lita Ford has announced that her newest album Time Capsule will come out on April 15 via SPV/Steamhammer.

The album will feature Billy Sheehan (bass), Rodger Carter (drums), Dave Navarro (mandolin), Jeff Scott Soto (vocals), Rick Nielsen and Robin Zander (backing vocals) and Gene Simmons (bass).

In addition to the album Lita will head out on the road, first by herself this month and later with Halestorm in April.

Check out tour dates here.

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The CULT on verge of releasing “Hidden City”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 3:30 PM (PST)

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THE CULT releases their incredible 10th studio album, Hidden City, tomorrow, February 5th! The album completes a trilogy that began with 2007’s Born Into This – and is anchored by the lead single “Hinterland,” which is available NOW on Billboard.com.

The groundbreaking Hidden City is produced by Bob Rock (who made it sound AMAZING! One of his best credits to date!!!) and contains Ian Astbury’s trademark baritone and captivating lyrics paired with Billy Duffy’s smoldering, textured guitar tones and creates yet another fearless and poignant musical environment for THE CULT’s legion of devoted fans.

In support of their latest work, THE CULT is set to hit the road for a series of live experiences unlike any other. Please check out dates below.

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Spylacopa have a new music video out for the song “Duskeyhead” from new release DEMON JOHN (out today) premiering to coincide with the album launch over at Revolver. Check it out HERE.

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The thunderous new single from Kingston, NY-based riff conjurers GET OUT. is now available for public consumption exclusively at Nefarious Realm.

“Moon Harvest” is the name of the new stoner-laced rock tune and it churns out enough buzzing, burly riffs to level entire cities within its short four-minute duration.

“Our song “Moon Harvest” was inspired by when Apocalypse from X-Men had a lunar base,” says vocalist Morgan Y. Evans. “I was thinking about how cool that was and the current world problems of no one with differing opinions able to have rational debate. How being neighborly is a thing of the past, it seems. How it would be nice to just relocate to the moon and smoke weed. But what if even then people came and tried to harvest everyone’s souls in some giant, evil fun sucking religious machine. You know, everyday life stuff.”

Guitarist Ryan Rios adds,” tracking “Moon Harvest” in the studio on my Sunn rig of fifteen years was enjoyable . And now live I have a new soldano rig  paired with a Strymon pedal which has helped add more dynamics to the intro and overall song.” The art for the single is by Chris Smith of Grey Aria Design, who also did the Let Me In album cover. It is featured on a limited T-shirt run available at upcoming shows, printed up by Jeff Wilson from Abigail Williams and hot off the screen.

STREAM “MOON HARVEST” RIGHT HERE

The catchy yet pummeling tune appears on the group’s new fiery full-length debut, Let Me In, which is available now on Bandcamp and will be available on Spotify and iTunes on January 15.

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Red Fang recording with Ross Robinson

Posted by Metal Riot on Monday, January 11, 2016 at 9:15 AM (PST)

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RED FANG, who recently celebrated their tenth anniversary with a trio of Northwestern U.S. performances, return to the studio in February, recording the follow-up to Whales & Leeches with famed producer Ross Robinson (Amen, Korn, At The Drive-In).

“I’ve never been more excited about making a record in my life,” said drummer John Sherman. “The writing process for this album has been super fun and full of energy and good vibes. And the opportunity to work with Ross Robinson is so crazy – I’ve got goose bumps just talking about it!!”

 

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New Spylacopa album coming Feb. 3rd?!

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 3:56 PM (PST)

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Yes, it’s true. This from Rising Pulse HQ HERE.

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The Cult release “Hinterland” single

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 7:19 AM (PST)

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“Hinterland’ is a place both real and imagined, a hidden city symbolic of a new Rome.”- IA. 

Classic shadowy hard rock gypsies The Cult have returned with a new song “Hinterland”.

Watch the clip, from their pending Bob Rock produced Hidden City, BELOW.

GET OUT. release “Let Me In” debut full length digitally

Posted by Metal Riot on Friday, January 1, 2016 at 5:09 PM (PST)

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Upstate, NY hard rock and metal band GET OUT. have released their debut 9 song album Let Me In digitally HERE. The album features a mix of metal, punk, grunge and melodic hard rock inspired by the likes of STP,  Danzig, KSE, LOA  and GNR (to name a few).

Cover art by Chris Smith of Grey Aria Design (Enabler, Black Yo)))ga, Gozu, Vulture) and was tracked and mixed by drummer Greg Allen (That Metal Show) at 721 Media Center in Kingston, NY. Let Me In will also be available on Itunes and Spotify as of Jan. 15th.

Two songs were previously available in a rougher mix form on Metal Riot’s recent Creature Honeymoon comp alongside bands such as Geezer, INN:IS , Septa and Fad Nauseam.

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Axl and Slash to reunite for Coachella

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 4:41 PM (PST)

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Earlier this year there were rumors that the original Guns N’ Roses line-up might be getting back together.

Turns out as of the most recent news, the reunion only includes Axl and Slash (Update: Duff as well, more TBA), playing Coachella in California from April 15-17 and April 22-24 with the ‘possibility’ of a stadium tour.

The tour could run as many as 25 dates in North America this summer.

There’s word that GNR has material in production. It took fifteen years between The Spaghetti Incident and Chinese Democracy, and there’s no indication of whether or not Slash or anyone else from the original line-up will be on that next album.

If you can afford to go to Coachella or can afford $200 bucks for a stadium-show, you’ll get to see Slash and Axl back together again.

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One Day Waiting release “Worse Than Death” music video

Posted by longhairedpoet on Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 3:02 PM (PST)

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New York alternative metallers One Day Waiting have released a music video for their song “Worse Than Death” off of the album The Key which was released earlier this year.

Check out the music video here.

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Album Review: Spiders – “Why Don’t You?” EP

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 11:33 AM (PST)

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Spiders 3 song “Why Don’t You” EP is awesome ear candy married to hard proto-
metal and garage in the best, most Swedish of ways. I swear, Sweden just
churns out amazing bands still to this day from Spiders to Night Viper to
Blues Pills. This came out a few months ago, but better a late review than never!

This little three song gem is a great introduction to Stateside fans who might
not have heard of the group. You’ll def want to catch them when they hit the
States opening for tastemakers Graveyard in early 2016.

Frontwoman Ann-Sofie Hoyles has a no brainer, rich and compelling voice that
reminds me a bit of Sarabeth from Tower’s impressive pipes. A bit lower and
more dusky than some female vocalists, bluesy and full of feeling but not as
raspy as, say, Janis Joplin. The band even beat Ghost at the ABBA cover thing
with a less ironic and quite rockin’ take on “Watch Out”. The opening guitar
tone slices and dices and the snare sound is perfect. And those “ooh lalalas”!

The production on the EP is clear but not overstated, similar to recent
Horisont. Just pure win and to the point songwriting that will make you tap
your foot and get caught singing out loud in public. If this was another decade
“Why Don’t You” would be ruling the charts.

Saviours kick off December headliner

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, December 11, 2015 at 2:55 PM (PST)

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Saviours bring their year of crash and bash to a close with some Dec. headlining dates. The band are one of the currently active groups I am hoping to see live someday, full of energy ala bands like Theories, Pigs, Hark and Mutoid Man – but with more of a stoner rock/bluesy hardcore approach. From what I hear, this act just gets up there and makes it happen. If you are close, you should go. Their  recent “Flesh Of Fire” jam will bulldoze your mind!

SAVIOURS Headlining Dates:
12/11/2015 The 529 – Atlanta, GA
12/12/2015 The Nick – Birmingham, AL
12/13/2015 Siberia – New Orleans, OR
12/14/2015 Boondocks – Houston, TX
12/15/2015 611 E. 7th – Austin, TX
12/16/2015 Three Links – Dallas, TX
12/18/2015 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
12/19/2015 Flycatcher – Tucson, AZ
12/20/2015 All Star Lanes – Los Angeles, CA