Monday, February 27, 2017

The Treatment - Generation Me

Monday, new week, time to introduce "Record of The Week"

The British rockers THE TREATMENT have been around for awhile (formed in Cambridge in 2008), "Generation Me" is the third full length album release and the first major label release, debuting on Frontiers. "Generation Me" is also the debut for Michael Emms on vocals and Tao Grey on guitar.


Mitchel Emms - Vocals,
Tagore Grey - Guitar,
Tao Grey - Guitar,
Dhani Mansworth - Drums,
Rick 'Swoggle' Newman - Bass

"Generation Me" is heavily influenced by AC/DC with NWOBHM foundation, it instantly reveal hulking riffs and memorable choruses which are the essential ingredients of a classic album. And "Generation Me" truly is a class album, the best the band have made so far and that is thanks to Emms & Grey. Showing a sonic power not seen from the band thus far, THE TREATMENT is truly firing on all cylinders now.

The album kicks of with first single (today's tune) "Let It Begin", a very catchy tune with excellent vocals from Emms and cool AC/DC inspired riffs. "The Devil" another strong tune, a real smash in your head and climb up on the stage aka AIRBOURNE. "Tell Us The Truth" turns up the paste where influences of JUDAS PRIEST sneaks in at the end, great tune. And like this the album continues, harder, catchy tunes like the title track "Generation Me", "Cry Tough", "Light The Sun" half pace "Better Think Again" to the iPhone flashlight tunes like "Backseat Heartbeat".

The album was produced by UK rock maestro Laurie Mansworth, mixed by Tony Newton (IRON MAIDEN, BRITISH LION) and mastered by Ade Emsley,

Sum: An melodic rocker that you need to squeeze in to your collection.

Today's tune "Let It Begin" is the first single taken from "Generation Me", enjoy!

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Dokken - Alone Again

Sunday, time for a classic!

Today we go for a real power ballad!

"Alone Again" is a power ballad written and released by the American heavy metal band DOKKEN on their second studio album "Tooth and Nail" (1984). The song was written by singer Don Dokken and bassist Jeff Pilson. Its lyrics talk about a man's depression after a break-up. The music video had a story similar to a lot of other power ballads. Almost 70% of it is filmed in black and white along with some coloured scenes. It shows the band performing the song live along with some shots of Don Dokken being alone in a room.

Don Dokken originally wrote the song in the 1970s when he was 25. He recalled during an interview with the Sioux Falls, South Dakota radio station, KBAD 94.5 FM, "I wrote it on a little 4-track recorder, put it on a cassette and it ended up in a box for, like, eight years. And the record company, on Tooth And Nail, our second album, they said ballads are the thing. JOURNEY had a big hit with 'Lights' and NIGHT RANGER... Everybody had ballads, and we didn't have any ballads."

"Tooth and Nail" is the second studio album by American heavy metal band DOKKEN, released on September 13, 1984 through Elektra Records. After the unsuccessful release of the band's debut album in the US, the record label was reluctant to give credit to DOKKEN for a follow-up. DOKKENs management struggled to convince the label's executives to give the band another chance and this fight for recognition is reflected in the album's title. This album was the group's first with bassist Jeff Pilson following Juan Croucier's departure to join Ratt.

The production of the album was entrusted to renowned producer Tom Werman, but the recordings were hampered by the clash of egos between vocalist Don Dokken and guitarist George Lynch, who could not work together in a studio at the same time, and by the excesses of musicians and technicians. For these reasons, Werman was unable to carry on his work and quit the job after a few weeks, replaced by Roy Thomas Baker and Michael Wagner, who completed the recordings and mixed the album. The music of the album ranges from fast and aggressive tracks to pop and melodic ballads, representing a transition from classic heavy metal to the more commercial glam metal.

DOKKEN are an American metal band formed in 1979. They split up in 1989 and reformed four years later. They had three charting singles ("Alone Again", "In My Dreams" and "Burning Like a Flame") and have sold more than 10 million albums worldwide. Beast from the East was nominated for the inaugural Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance in 1989.

The classic DOKKEN line-up consisted of founder Don Dokken on vocals, George Lynch on lead guitar, Mick Brown on drums and Jeff Pilson, who replaced the Ratt-bound Juan Croucier in early 1984, on bass, This line-up remained stable from 1984 to 1989, and again from 1993 to 1997; only Dokken and Brown now remain. After several personnel changes on guitar, DOKKENs attorney Jon Levin stepped in to fill the role in 2004. In 2001, Barry Sparks replaced Pilson on bass. In 2009, Sean McNabb (formerly with GREAT WHITE and QUIET RIOT) replaced him, and was then replaced by Chris McCarvill in 2015.

Enjoy today's tune.

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Chevelle - Door to Door Cannibals

"The North Corridor" is the eighth studio album from the American rock band CHEVELLE. The album was released on July 8, 2016.

CHEVELLE was formed in 1995 in the Chicago suburb of Grayslake, Illinois. The band was originally composed of brothers: Pete Loeffler (lead vocals and guitar), Sam Loeffler (drums and percussion) and Joe Loeffler (bass and backing vocals). When Joe left the band in 2005, Geno Lenardo subbed-in as the bassist until he was replaced by Pete and Sam's brother-in-law, Dean Bernardini.

CHEVELLE has sold over four million albums in the United States. The band's first studio album, "Point #1", was released on a small record label called Squint Entertainment. CHEVELLEs second album, "Wonder What's Next" (October 8, 2002), was certified Platinum by the RIAA after a debut at No. 14 on the United States albums chart, Billboard 200. "This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In)" (September 21, 2004), the band's third album debuted at No. 8 and has been certified Gold. CHEVELLE has since released a fourth album, "Vena Sera" (April 3, 2007), a fifth album, "Sci-Fi Crimes", (August 31, 2009), and a sixth album "Hats Off to the Bull" (December 6, 2011). Their seventh album, "La Gárgola", was released on April 1, 2014. Their eighth album, "The North Corridor", was released on July 8, 2016. Other releases from CHEVELLE include two live albums, DVDs and a compilation of band favorites.

Atm they are out touring with AVENGED SEVENFOLD, see the dates below.

Today's tune "Door to Door Cannibals" is the second single from the "The North Corridor", enjoy!

Upcoming tourdates:

Feb 21 Mediolanum forum, Milan, Italy **
Feb 23 Wiener Stadthalle Halle D, Bezirk-Rudolfsheim-Fünfhaus, Austria **
Feb 25 Zenith, München, Germany **
Feb 26 Halle 622, Zurich, Switzerland **
Feb 28 Zenith Arena, Lille, France **
Mar 01 Rockhal Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg **
Mar 02 Accorhotels Arena, Paris, France **
Mar 04 Valby Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark **
Mar 07 Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland **
Mar 09 Ericsson Globe, Stockholm, Sweden **
Mar 10 Telenor Arena, Oslo, Norway **
Apr 01 EDGEFEST Frisco, TX
May 05 Lunatic Luau Virginia Beach, VA
May 06 Carolina Rebellion Concord, NC
May 19 Rock on the Range Columbus, OH
May 20 Ground Zero Traverse City, MI
Aug 06 Roseland Theater Portland, OR


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Friday, February 24, 2017

Gone Is Gone - Violescent

GONE IS GONE is an American rock group formed in 2016. The band consists of Troy Sanders, the singer and bass player from MASTODON, Troy Van Leeuwen, one of the guitarists for QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, Tony Hajjar, the drummer for AT THE DRIVE-IN, and Mike Zarin, a multi-instrumentalist, composer and founder of SENCIT MUSIC who appeared with Van Leeuwen on Sweethead's Descent to the Surface. An eponymous EP was released on July 8, 2016, and the band released their debut album Echolocation on January 6, 2017. GONE IS GONE is a very nice mixture of MASTODONs progressive and the atmospheric wibe of QUEENS OF THE STONE AGEs heavy rock. A really experimental collection of great tunes.

Today's tune "Violescent" is taken from the self-titled debut EP by GONE IS GONE, released July 8, 2016

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