£11.99Darrell Bath, punk-rock-blues guitarist and songwriter, taking time out after 2 1/2 years of relentless worldwide touring with the Vibrators.Visit product page →
Bath played with various bands before joining the UK Subs in 1987.
He went on to form the Crybabys with Honest John Plain. In late 1992, he joined the Dogs D'amour and contributed to their 1993 album "More Unchartered Heights of Disgrace".
The following year, he appeared on the Grammy-nominated album "Ian Hunter's Dirty Laundry". He also recorded and toured with Nikki Sudden.
On his latest release, he is joined by Crybabys drummer Robbie Rushton and bassist Chris McDougall - don't miss this light-hearted, loose-limbed collection of 9 brand new and original rockers and groovers through a pea-soup of Stones-ish guitar. Also look out for upcoming live shows in 2016.
1. Dancin'With The Devil's Goombah
2. It's In The Music
3. Dirty Rocky Road
4. Slimline Jim
6. Eye For An Eye
8. Rat Palace
£12.99Diamond Dogs, the Swedish Rock and Roll band formed in 1992, are back with their 10th full length album Quitters & Complainers'.Visit product page →
The release also includes a 70 minute long bonus live disc Let's Have It - Live in Bilbao'.
Diamond Dogs have over the years delivered countless hard rockin'shows worldwide, they have also been on tour sharing stage with The Nazareth, Ian Hunter, The Damned, Hanoi Rocks, The Cult, Sensational Alex Harvey Band, The Quireboys, Dan Baird, among others. Members of Diamond Dogs also have associations with such fine artists as The Hellacopters, Johnny Thunders, The Solution, The Dogs D'amour, The Nomads, Ian Hunter, and The Crunch.
The album sleeve also includes a tribute to the bands sax player, Magic Gunnarsson who passed away in 2014, written by vocalist Sulo Karlsson. Sulo is also currently completing a vocal duet album collaboration with American singer Maria McKee and has recently released his second album with The Crunch entitled Brand New Brand'. The band will appear in the UK during August before embarking on a full tour of Spain including a festival show with Iggy Pop.
Quitters & Complainers'could easily be Diamond Dogs finest release to date. Classic good time Rock n'Roll.
Quitters and Complainers:
1. Runaway Romeo
2. Alright, Alright, Alright
3. Stop Barking Up The Wrong Tree
5. Silver Star Delight
6. Back To Babylon
7. Black Ribbons (For Magic)
8. Goodbye Troubled Soul
10. Out Of My Heart
Let's Have It - Live in Bilbao
1. Bound To Ravage
2. Rush For Comfort
3. Every Little Crack
4. Goodbye Miss Jill
6. Lift It Up
7. Yesterday's Nymph
9. Raise A Holler
10. Brick Chase Bilbao (Jam)
11. Passing Through My Heart
12. Somebody Else's Lord
13. On The Sunny Side Again
14. Sad To Say I'm Sorry
15. The Band
16. Wild Side Of Life
17. Don't Turn Me Away
18. Not Guilty (Jam)
£8.99Brand new album from the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal legends.Visit product page →
This is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed All Will Be Revealed'and see's Brian Tatler and the band up the ante further with a stunning album of hard metal riffing and Zeppelin-esque epic songwriting.
11 songs including the exceptional title track as well as future DH classics Skin On Skin', Reign Supreme'and Victim'.
Essential for all fans of quality Classic Rock.
1. Skin On Skin
2. I Feel No Pain
3. This Planet And Me
4. Reign Supreme
5. Killing Me
7. Prey For Me
8. What's In your Head
9. Nothing To Lose
10. Calling Out
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6 song EP features 'Code Red', 'Country Roads' (John Denver), 'If You Could Read My Mind' (Gordon Lightfoot), 'I Love The Way', 'Somewhere' and the Beatles cover 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds'.
The DVD features extensive unseen EZN footage as well as TV performances and new material recorded at Donnie's home studio.
1. Code Red
2. Country Roads
3. If I Could Read Your Mind
4. I Love the Way
5. Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds
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Reissue of the long out of print solo release from the former Enuff Z'nuff singer /song writer.
The album is re-released to coincide with the release of his live album 'Goodbye : Enough Z'nuff' and a brand new solo album called 'All In' later in 2014.
On 'Extra Strength' Vie revisited many EZN classics and reworked them with a sparse and stripped-back acoustic approach. Vie is one of the most underrated song writers of his generation and this showcases his inimitable talent.
1. Heaven Or Hell
2. Missing You
4. In Crowd
5. Hollywood Ya
6. The World Is A Gutter
8. It's No Good
9. In My Life
10. Mother's Eyes
11. Long Way to Go
12. Blue Island
13. The Way Home
14. Time To Let You Go
15. Baby Loves You (Electric)
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Brand new live album and DVD from the former Enuff Z'nuff songwriter.
The live album was recorded on 2013's 'Magical History Tour' and features many of the EZN trademark classics.
The accompanying DVD captures Donnie and Baz Francis (Magic Eight Ball) on the tour as well as Donnie talking about and performing acoustic versions of many of his songs ' The music video is also included for each song.
Donnie Vie will release a brand new studio album later in 2014 called 'All In' on Livewire/Cargo Records.
Live on the 'Magical History Tour 2013'
1. For Now
2. Holly Wood Ya
3. These Daze
4. You Got A Hold Of Me (Featuring by Baz Francis)
5. The Beast6. Rainy Day
7. You And I
8. Fly High Michelle
9. If I Can't Have You
10. There Goes My Heart
11. New Thing (Featuring Baz Francis)
12. Time To Let You Go
13. Someday (Featuring Baz Francis)
14. Goodbye (Featuring Baz Francis)
1. My Dear Dream (Montage/New Recording)
2. I've Fallen In Love Again (Clip - Lucca)
3. Daddy's Girl (Live - Cremona)
4. Donnie riding a bike (Clip - Ipswich)
5. Altered States (Live - Ahoghill)
6. I Touch Myself (Clip - Englefield Green)
7. Black Coffee In Bed (Clip - Lucca)
8. These Daze (Live - Ahoghill)
9. Donnie & Baz admiring a John Lennon street drawing (Clip - Camden)
10. Can't Take My Eyes Off You (Clip - Camden)
11. Cat scratch (Clip - Englefield Green)
12. That's What Love Is (Live - Englefield Green)
13. Sanibel Island (Live - Englefield Green)
14. Tea-making with Baz Francis (Clip - Englefield Green)
15. Barrie Anne Lost His Baby (Clip - Englefield Green)
16. Time To Let You Go (Live - Englefield Green)
17. Fuck off! (Clip - Camden)
18. Home Tonight (Live - Englefield Green)
19. Saying farewell (Clip - Englefield Green)
20. Goodbye (Live - Englefield Green)
21. New Thing (Intro)
22. New Thing (Music Video)
23. Fly High Michelle (Intro)
24. Fly High Michelle (Music Video)
25. She Wants More (Intro)
26. She Wants More (Music Video)
27. Baby Loves You (Intro)
28. Baby Loves You (Music Video)
29. Mother's Eyes (Intro)
30. Mother's Eyes (Music Video)
31. Right By Your Side (Intro)
32. Right By Your Side (Music Video)
33. You Got A Hold Of Me (Intro)
34. You Got A Hold Of Me (Music Video)
35. Bullet From A Gun (Intro)
36. Bullet From A Gun (Music Video)
37. Life Is Strange (Intro)
38. Life Is Strange (Music Video)
39. Wheels (Intro)
40. Wheels (Music Video)
41. Freak (Intro)
42. Freak (Music Video)
43. There Goes My Heart (Intro)
44. There Goes My Heart (Music Video)
£12.99Brand new solo album from the former Enuff Z'nuff singer / song writer.Visit product page →
The album contains 17 all new classic Vie cuts as well as versions of the Chicago classic '25 or 6 to 4'and John Lennon's Imagine'. The White Album'features some of Donnie's finest songs to date including the stunning My Love', Haunted'and the exceptional Unforsaken'.
This release is absolutely essential for all Enuff Z'nuff and Power Pop fans. All songs written except 25 or 6 to 4'and Imagine'), produced, performed, engineered and even a bit of mixing by Donnie Vie. Mixed by Lewis K John. Mastered by Andy Pearce.
1. I Wanna Do It to You
2 Handy Dandy
3. For Your Pleasure
4. Happy Days
5. Crash and Burn
6. Light Shine On
7. Better Love Next Time
8. My Love
9. When Will You Love Me Again
10. Haunted; Unforsaken
1. 25 or 6 to 4 (Live)
2. You're My Favourite Thing To Do
3. Almost Home; Imagine
4. Angel Eyes (Outtake)
5. Without You (Outtake)
6. Big Brother
7. Freaky Deaky
£11.99Release Date: 05/10/2018Visit product page →
Hank Erix is the frontman of the Swedish AOR band HOUSTON. A band that have been a bright star in the AOR / Melodic rock sky over their last five releases. The band received the best AOR album 2010 accolade in Classic Rock Magazine and have appeared on several impressive festivals throughout Europe such as Sweden Rock and Download festival.
Over almost a decade with HOUSTON, Hank Erix has made quite a name for himself in the melodic rock world and it's finally time for the release of his solo debut Nothing but Trouble'. The album features songs that has been marinating for years and sees the band leader of HOUSTON taking a bold step forward from the expected Houston sound and sees Hank flexing his more hard rocking muscles.
Tagging along with Hank Erix on this 1700cc motorcycle ride of an album are members of Therion, Degreed, Art Nation, Wildness, Kryptonite , Palace, GutterdÃ¤merung & Adrenaline Rush. From the opening hook-filled but hard-hitting riffola of opener Turn To Darkness'through to the brooding and Dokken-esque first single Fortune Hunter'and the final salvo of For The Restless and Young', Hank shows a darker and heavier edge while the trademark melody always remains.
As Hank reveals 'they say that life is not about being who you are; it's about becoming who you want to be. After almost a decade with Houston I've learned a lot about myself and the music that I love.
These songs are me, all me, singing my heart out for the world to hear and this album has been a dream of mine, something to cross off the bucket list if you will' 'Hank Erix is a bonafide genius and AOR hero. There, I've said it.' /GloryDazeMusic
1. Turn To Darkness
2. Last Chance To Love
3. Fortune Hunter
4. Way To Go
6. Affair Of The Heart
9. Giving Up On Love
10. For The Restless & The Young
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Houston II is the follow-up to the highly acclaimed 2010 debut by the Swedish AOR outfit Houston. The band has been working on the new songs since the last tour of the UK in 2011, and the result shows that it was not chance that got their first album to 1st place of Classic Rock Magazine's top AOR albums of 2010.
Producer/keyboard player Ricky Delin has for this album become a full member of the band, together with Hank Erix (vocals) and Freddie Allen (drums). The trio has once again used Sweden's finest melodic rock musicians, such as the great Tommy Denander for most guitar parts and long-time band associate Soufian Ma'Aoui for the bass parts. The album's ten tracks were carefully chosen among a ton of material. "Only the really good tunes make the cut.
We wouldn't release an album with "ok" songs" states Freddie Allen, founding member and main song writer together with Ricky Delin. Together, the duo wrote some of the most notable tracks off the first album, such as Pride, Hold On and Truth Slips - which made 17th place of Classic Rock Magazine's best songs of 2010.
2. I'm Coming Home
3. Return My Heart
4. Talk To Me
5. Back To The Summer Of Love
6. 24 Hours
7. On The Radio
9. Just Friends
£14.99Vinyl LP strictly limited to 500 copies on transparent blue vinyl.Visit product page →
The Swedish AOR band HOUSTON is back with their 5th album and 3rd of their series of self-titled releases, this one, simply called 'III'. Houston has been around since their self-titled debut album in 2010 and landed the number one in Classic Rock Magazine's AOR chart that year, up against outfits such as Unruly Child, CrashDiet, H.e.a.t and Nelson.
The band then went on to play the festival circuit with appearances at Sweden Rock, Download Festival UK, Rock of Ages Germany as well as touring the UK with Swedish sleaze rockers CrashDiet.
Houston's second album 'Relaunch' featured a cover song called Runaway'that became the soundtrack to Red Bull's own Danny MacAskill's Extreme BMX video Imaginate'which has over 74 million views on YouTube and 600,000 plays on Spotify and counting.
The first single from III'is entitled Dangerous Love'and is released on October 6th with the album to follow on November 24th. Together with renowned producer and ex MTV rocker Martin KarlegÃ¥rd (Reptile Smile) the band created III'. Martin KarlegÃ¥rd has worked with French idol singer Jenifer, Swedish pop star Brolle Jr and world famous Swedish band The Sounds'and has helped the band add a mature and organic sound to their brand of classy and classic Melodic Rock.
As singer Hank Erix explains, "It's been a very creative time with Martin, it's great to find a producer that brings out the best in you for every single take. Personally I've never delivered such a vocal performance as on this album. I really found my sound and I have matured musically since our last album and especially since our debut in 2010. This is a new beginning for Houston."
The song writing is familiar but with a fresh twist and additional attitude from the West Coast / AOR loving band.
1. Cold As Ice
3. Dangerous Love
4. Lights Out
6. To Be You
7. Glass Houses
9. Road To Ruin
10. Interstate Life
Release Date: 24/11/2017
£11.99Houston is back with the brand new studio album 'Relaunch II'. This is the follow up to 'Relaunch' that was released in 2011 and featured the song 'Runaway' that was included in Danny MacAskills Imaginate video from Redbull, The video has an amazing 20 million views and counting.Visit product page →
'Relaunch II' consists of 6 cover songs and 4 brand new songs from the band. "The band has gone through some changes, we have a new line-up and we want this album to show that we are still paying tribute to the music that inspired us to form the band that is Houston today and that we're experimenting a lot more than ever.
We've got a brilliant new band both on record and live and we live in such an interesting musical time where we can experiment with different genres says frontman Hank Erix 'Relaunch II' will be released on September 8th and the brand new song "Our Love" featuring guests from Reckless love, Crazy Lixx, Casablanca & Reach is available digitally on July 14th.
* Duet with Victor Lundberg
** Duet with Lizette Von Panajott
Produced by Ricky Delin
1. Justice For One (Originally by John Farnham)
2. Love Is Blind (Originally by John O'Banion)
3. Counting Stars * (Originally by One Republic)
4. Souls (Originally by Rick Springfield)
5. Don't Look Back (Brand new from Houston)
6. Cruise (Originally by Florida Georgia Line)
7. Do What You Want ** (Originally by Lady Gaga)
8. Our Love (Brand new from Houston)
9. Downtown (Brand new from Houston)
10. Standing On The Moon (Brand new from Houston)
£18.99Red Vinyl - Limited to 500 copies worldwide .Visit product page →
First time on vinyl for the Florida based outfits debut album (originally on Risk Records) The LP features the bonus track Angels Fuck'. Although Jack Off Jill may never have topped the charts or headlined Madison Square Garden, their contribution to gothic-alt rock as well as the Grrl Band Revolution isn't any less important.
1. American Made
3. My Cat
4. Super Sadist
5. Devil with the Black Dress On
8. Poor Impulse Control
11. Working with Meat
13. Everything's Brown
14. Angels Fuck
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1. A Message From Mr. Harris
2. Best Birthday Ever
3. America's New Cunt
4. Kiss On This
5. Masquerade Party
6. Lusting And Devils Death
7. Junky Stripper
8. Super Drug
9. Something Deserved
10. It's My Time
11. Painting Space Ships
13. I'm Your Pilot
£11.99Whether it be in the form of a stand-up comedian, an artist, poet, musician, or filmmaker, I love a good maverick. The true individual refusing to waver, refusing to pander to the rules of others, is a counter-culture all to his, or her, self.Visit product page →
The Warrior Soul frontman may well appear to be more prolific in the art rather than music world these days, but that would be doing the guy a major disservice: in the past few years he has released a new Warrior Soul album (2012²s 'Stiff Middle Finger'), a follow-up to his lauded 'Opium Hotel' album (2011²s 'Opium Hotel II'), an electro-acoustic solo record ('Light Your Bonfires', also 2011), and released the long-lost self-titled album from pre-WS outfit The Trial. Kory's new album, 'Payback's A Bitch', strips his rock back even further. You won't believe it until you hear it, but he showcases a softer side, a commercially accessible side, a sidestep so severe that it'll take you aback when you first put the virtual needle on the record.
The opening (and title) track doesn't stray too far from what we already know, though ' the album easing the listener in gently. Well, the first lyrics sung are Pissed off! so not that gently. Been ripped off so many times, I'm gonna remind the assholes who did it, KC sings over a cleaner rock 'n' roll riff than usual, the song, lyrically, aimed at those who have treated him like shit and taken the piss, musically, destined to cut swathes through smoky barrooms.
'Freak' is the first of two songs featured on the album written by Bobby Kennedy of the band, Acid (who has also played with David Johansen of the New York Dolls), and it fits the spirit of the record perfectly. Bass-led, with more of a classic glam stomp, the lyrics speak of not knowing where you are or where you're heading, Kory sympathising with the words given the many projects that he finds himself involved in.
'Devil's Highway' pulls Kory back to a more expected political stance with lyrics dedicated to our seemingly never-ending struggle against the might of the military industrial complex. At chorus time it's as near as the album gets to prime Warrior Soul ' think 'Last Decade Dead Century' ' but the song's core is one made up of loops and samples, more Nine Inch Nails than Four More Years. Don't let yourself be fooled into thinking that Kory is about to fall back in line, though¦.With lyrics by Gary Hood (former guitar tech of Lou Reed), who had previously written for the original 'Opium Hotel' album, 'What Good Is Goodbye' is a pared-down barroom rock 'n' roll ballad that you would expect to hear Spike from The Quireboys singing to a room of waist-coated fans hanging on his every word.
Dedicated to good friends lost for stupid reasons, generally drug related, this song, complete with harmonica solo, finds Kory at his most honest¦.thus far. If the previous song surprises, prepare for the next to offer a knockout blow: 'Get Down To Bizness' finds Kory forgetting all about the last decade and strutting all the way back to the sick seventies. Channelling James Brown, Sly Stone, Huggy Bear, Black Belt Jones and Foxy Brown, this is one song that is gonna git you, sucka! As fun as it is fantastic, this is KC in a never-before-seen guise¦and it works, and works well. Not satisfied with going vintage R 'n' B on our asses, Clarke throws out a would-be summer anthem for fun¦in both senses of the word.
'Hoezone' speaks of superficial celebrity idiots yet, musically, pulses out like a twisted take on modern alternative dance music. If you heard this at a nightclub, or on the soundtrack to an MTV 'reality' show, you'd be forgiven for never realising that KC was at the helm. We're used to Kory and his FU, just not with N at the end. 'Jägermeister Machine' belongs on a massive ad campaign for the German digestif, the drink of choice for many a rock 'n' roller. The song itself has its tongue firmly in its cheek (or possibly someone else's) with Kory sounding not unlike Robbie Quine of The Barbarellatones as he spits out a crazed accent-heavy lyric ripping the piss out of being a wild and crazy guy in Berlin. Musically, the song is a brooding take on dark electro; lyrically, it's a side splitter. I love singing for you guys, says Clarke before 'The Last Hand' eases its way out of the speakers.
This is Spike and The Quireboys by way of the Faces again, another slow-burner set to stun¦.for wholly different reasons to the usual Kory Clarke output, but if you think this is subtle then the closing song, 'Meet Me In Las Vegas', will break your heart. Written in Nashville over margaritas and a two year period, this song is the nearest this rock 'n' roll mofo has ever gotten to a proper love song and, with its piano and string section, it stings the senses: disbelief possibly reigns, but, ultimately, you'll realise that this warrior can also pour his heart out in the direction of the one that cares as well as tear it out in objection at the ones who don't.
Recording in Porto with producer and multi-instrumentalist Andre Indiana and his wife, singer/songwriter Monica Ferraz has worked wonders for Kory Clarke. Ambitious ideas have been fully captured, experiments pushed to their boundaries: the resulting long player one of the finest you'll hear all year¦for absolutely none of the reasons that you expect going into it. Other than Kory Clarke doing whatever the fuck he wants¦and getting away with it. Again.
1. Payback's A Bitch
3. Devil's Highway
4. What Good Is Goodbye
5. Get Down To Bizzness
7. Jaegermeister Machines
8. Rock n' Roll Genocide
9. The Last Hand
10. Death And Taxes
11. Meet Me In Las Vegas
£11.99Forming 'Seven', then DNA doll, M.E. was signed for what was touted as 'One of the biggest deals of the decade' in 1999. Recording took place in L.A. and London with Faith No More producer Matt Wallace on Telstar Records.Visit product page →
In 2000, M.E. recorded an EP with Andy Gill, played the 2nd Isle of Wight festival in 2002 and Glastonbury in 2003 before being personally invited by Slash to write/record in L.A.
That resulted in 4, yet unreleased tracks – including an early version of ‘Slither’. Eden then joined forces with Ariel Bender, aka Luther Grosvenor, (Mott the Hoople/Spooky Tooth guitarist) and toured the AB Band, supporting Rod Stewart in 2007.
He appears on the Mott the Hoople Family Anthology record, and Luther’s If you Dare album (2011). He then formed Men & Gods with long-term Seven/DNA collaborator Alrick Guyler who were signed to Pacific Records in 2011. Around this time, he formed The Peckham Cowboys with Guy Bailey (Quireboys), and Dale Hodgkinson who signed to Cargo Records.
Their album Flog It was released in 2011, and the second album - the critically acclaimed '10 Tales from the Gin Palace' - saw Marc working with Timo Kaltio (Hanoi Rocks), and Nigel Mogg (Quireboys) and Darrel Bath (Ian Hunter band). This album was nominated for 'Best Album' in the British Blues Awards 2014, whilst Marc was nominated for 'Best Vocalist'.
A live, limited-edition album: 'LIVE:WIRED!' taken from the Flog It tour was released in 2015. In 2017, Marc struck up a friendship with Peter Doherty of the Libertines who co-writes ‘Mother Mary’. The pair toured together in 2019 in support of Peter's new project Puta Madres, culminating in a date at London Forum that year.
Bang up to date, Marc is releasing his debut solo album featuring contributions from Alabama3, Congo Natty, and Peter Doherty.
1. Next Of Kin
3. Cruel Britannia
4. Mother Mary
6. Rock Star Burning
7. All These Things To Tempt Me
8. All God’s Children
9. There’s A Star For You
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Originally discovered by Gene Simmons of KISS, Grammy Award Winner & Multi-Native American Music award winning artist Micki Free is no stranger to success.
His rich musical history includes his career in Shalamar, his collaboration with Jean Beauvoir in cult AOR legends Crown of Thorns and embracing his Cherokee & Comanche descent - creating Native American flute music.
As a rock & blues solo artist Micki has also enjoyed international acclaim, regularly playing the Hard Rock Calling festival in London's Hyde Park & working with some of rock & pops greatest luminaries (including Prince, Janet Jackson, Wendy O Williams, Gene Simmons & Paul Stanley of KISS, Billy Gibbons & Bill Wyman) to name a few. Chances are you will have heard Micki Free play guitar before.
A major player on the music scene, he is rightly known as a guitarist extraordinaire. A guitar hero in the genuine and most traditional sense of the word, Free is bleeding on six strings rather than propped-up by technical wizardry. Micki's sound is about feeling the groove, soaking up musical influences & channelling them with the deft touch of his own unique flare.
Tattoo Burn, Micki's latest blues-rock release on Cargo Records, has all the swagger you would expect; from the hard rocking, riff laden 'Hole in the Heart of the Blues' to the traditional 'Greens & Barbecue'.
Micki Free, is a multi-talented maker of mad machinations in a most mesmerizing manner -The Rev. Billy F. Gibbons, ZZ Top
Jimi Hendrix rides again! ' Bill Wyman (who performs with Micki on a version of 'Red House' on the album)
"Micki Free is not a Jimi Hendrix impersonator, but a Jimi Hendrix innovator," -Gene Simmons
I'm not into guitar technique and/or speed. I am a simple "blues-rock inspired guitarist", influenced by the greats that came before me; Muddy Waters, Albert King, John Lee Hooker, Billy Gibbons and Jimi Hendrix to name a few. I am only interested in the outcome of my guitar playing in connection with my songwriting or a good "free form jam"....did it move my audience and listeners, did we connect on the level of music -Micki Free
1. Tattoo Burn
2. Greens & Barbecue
3. Six Feet Down In The Blues
4. Mojo Black Coffee
5. Co-Co Gin
6. Voodoo Chile Blues
7. Theres A Hole In The Heart Of The Blues
8. Red House Live
9. Angels In The Room
10. Five Minutes Till Christmas
£12.99NUBIAN ROSE, the Melodic Rock sensation of the early 10’s, is back after a long hiatus. Their new album, AMEN, will be released on the 26th of January 2024.Visit product page →
On AMEN, Nubian Rose show a more progressive side of the band, but with their trademark foundation of strong melodies, great hooks, big guitars, and the powerful voice of Sofia Lilja. While writing AMEN, Christer and Sofia wanted to challenge themselves to take Nubian Rose to new frontiers.
“AMEN sounds very different, but hopefully in a good way”, says Sofia. “As people we are constantly growing, so why wouldn’t our music grow? And what would be the point of making another ”Mountain”, or ”Mental Revolution?”
They wanted to cut all ”obligations” that creators very often feel because of outside expectations. “We wanted to let the music flow through us, not forcing the music out of us”, says Christer. We wanted to make a dynamic album and let all our sources of inspiration have a seat at the table.
The list of inspiration for AMEN is long and diverse, with everything from Judas Priest, Rainbow and Cheap Trick to David Bowie, John Carpenter, Dalbello, Stevie Nicks, and the amazing album ”The Wanderer”, by Donna Summer.
AMEN is packed with analogue, vintage, synths. The gain level on the guitars is turned down a bit. Some of the songs don’t even have a traditional chorus and for the first time Nubian Rose has written a song that is almost 10 minutes long.
But the more classic rock songs are also in the mix. The story of NUBIAN ROSE started in 2012, with their self-financed, low-key release of their debut album, ’Mountain’. With practically no pr, the album spread like wildfire in the world of Melodic Rock and soon they were featured in some of the greatest rock publications in the World, like Classic Rock Magazine, Burrn!! with outstanding reviews. Rockers like ’Ever see your face’ and ’Mountain’ together with the majestic power ballad, ’How am I', became fan favourites. In 2014 the band released their Sophomore album, with a slightly heavier sound.
Classic Rock Magazine: “MENTAL REVOLUTION tears out the speakers” 9/10 / Fireworks Magazine: “I personally think that MENTAL REVOLUTION rates as the best mainstream Female-Fronted album of recent years”
Powerplay Magazine: “If the debut was good, then this has been necking steroids since that release” – 9/10
NUBIAN ROSE chose Pedro Ferreira to record and mix AMEN in his SpinRoad studios outside of Gothenburg, Sweden. It was a perfect place for the huge analogue sound that they were looking for, with a Neve console, tape machines, a huge room for thundering drum sounds and a beautiful grand piano. Among a lot of other things, Pedro Ferreira produced the multi-platinum album, ”Permission to land”, by The Darkness. Some highlights from the album: ‘Memorial’. A short, emotional piece, where Sofia is experiencing her own death and funeral in the lyrics - ‘Dramatic Days’.
The album’s first upcoming single, with thunderous drums, big guitars, and catchy synth hooks, made for the arenas - ‘Break Down The Walls’. A high energy heavy rock tune, where Sofia brings out her inner fury - Bright Light.
For the first time, Christer shares the lead vocals department with Sofia - Lost In The Mist. A powerful, progressive track, almost ten minutes long.
2. Dramatic Day
3 .Break Down The Walls
5. Lost In The Mist
6. Red Sky
7. Desert Night
8. Holy Roar
9. Bright Light
10. Gonna Get Close To You
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