Band Recommendations – 27th January 2010

These recommendations were of course meant to be part of our Music Monday, but due to time restrictions and a host of other events currently going on, I was unable to get them written and online and therefore I am bringing them to you today.

5 bands and i hope you enjoy.

Band 1

Band: Changing Clocks
EP to check out: Changing Clocks (listen and download the EP plus two exclusive songs here)
MySpace

Changing Clocks – A Rock, Pop and Blues fusion with all the flavors to attract and surprise every ear it caresses. A combination of male and female vocals, powerful harmonies and sincere lyrics with subtle but strong arrangements – rhythmic hits and textured guitars with memorable melodies – make for a truly interesting listen. (read more here)

Band 2

Band: Renegades
EP to check out: Renegades
Website / MySpace

Renegades is the name of the side-project from two members of Feeder, guitarist and vocalist Grant Nicholas and bassist Taka Hirose with drummer Karl Brazil of the band Ben’s Brother.

Band 3

Band: Free Reign
EP to check out: Tragedy
Website / MySpace

Free Reign is the band featuring DALLAS COWBOYS Offensive Linemen, Marc Colombo, Cory Procter and Leonard Davis. Free Reign has been branded ‘Heavier than Metal’ for their intense musical style as well as their intimidating stage presence. Already the subject of a massive media response including features on ESPN, NFL Network and in Sports Illustrated among many others, its now time for the Music Press to embrace this talented and once in a lifetime band. Free Reign will make the music world stand up and take notice as they unleash their high octane fuelled, intense brand of Modern Metal.

“FREE REIGN Kick Ass! These guys will pound you into submission, Check them out Now”
Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society)

“These guys scare the crap out of me!!!!”
Scott Ian (Anthrax)

“Free Reign are true Monsters of Rock!”
– John Moyer (Disturbed)

Band 4

Band: Death Valley Pornstar
EP to check out: Burn, Diabla, Burn
Website / MySpace

Following in the footsteps of bands like Led Zeppelin and Queens of the Stone Age, Death Valley Pornstar is, simply put, a pure rock band.

Drawing inspiration from bands and artists as diverse as Foo Fighters, Lady Gaga, The Black Keys, Eagles of Death Metal, The Beatles, Them Crooked Vultures, Pink, Queen, Kyuss and Primus (to name a few), Death Valley Pornstar creates a sound that is pure, delicious, female-fronted rock with funk and blues roots.

Sexy. Devilish. Rock and Roll for the masses!

Formed in early 2008, DVP quickly built a name for itself on the strength of powerful live shows & razor-sharp songwriting. Lead vocalist Jezebel Rose, guitarist Jimi Stroker, bassist Adrien “Money” Gomez and drummer Giovanni Fuentes always have fun on stage and bring a down-and-dirty vibe to every show.

Their self-released EP, “BURN, DIABLA, BURN!” The 10/31/2009 release (and their first studio EP), “BURN, DIABLA, BURN!” features songs that move seamlessly from hard-hitting to moody, angry to silly, and everything else in-between. “BURN, DIABLA, BURN!” is a fun and balanced showcase of the band’s sound, sensibility and energy.

Band 5

Band: Diablo Royale
Album to check out: Greedy Dogs
Website / MySpace

Gritty Hard-Hitting Rock N’ Roll is what Diablo Royale is all about. With their sophomore release, GREEDY DOGS, the New York City based five-piece band further hones their sound into something original and “in-your-face”.

When guitarist Eric Choy and drummer Mike Sankari met guitarist Gerard (G-Man) Steixner, the seeds of what would become DR were planted. The three hunkered down in their basement rehearsal studio appropriately named “The Sweatshop” to write songs and find other musicians. As Choy recalls, “We wrote and auditioned twice a week every week for two hours every rehearsal…we must have seen over 100 people.” So after countless auditions over the course of nine months, the trio finally met vocalist Adrian Barrios and Diablo Royale was formed.

In a short time, the band cut their teeth in the local NYC circuit, and managed to put together a ten song self-titled demo. Over the course of the next year, Diablo Royale would go on to play the Northeast as far out as Ohio while building a strong fan base back home in New York. “Before long we were seeing Diablo Royale stickers on cars and I was being stopped on subway trains by complete strangers,” says G-Man. Playing to packed houses at such venues as Sullivan Hall, Crash Mansion, Arlene’s Grocery and most recently Blender Theater, their live performances are known for being powerfully energetic and brazenly unapologetic. They have been featured twice in Revolver Magazine and Pop-Times Magazine, played on Sirius Octane Satellite radio, and won the Fliptup Best Fil-Am band of the year.

In the fall of 2008 Diablo Royale went back to that same basement studio and wrote the tracks that would become their latest release GREEDY DOGS.


Note: All band descriptions/bio’s come from a source directly to the band so that the information is the accurate for you the reader.

     

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