The story so far – Highlights - Making Metro’s (4th biggest paper in the UK) 10 best songs of 2013 alongside Daft Punk and Arcade Fire - Opening the Main Stage at Hard Rock Hell, Wales in November 2013 sharing the bill with Airbourne and Black Star Riders.
Screaming Eagles are a Northern Ireland based rock ‘n’ roll band influenced by the likes of AC/DC, Airbourne, Audioslave and Black Stone Cherry. The band formed in 2012 and quickly got to work on crafting an albums-worth of full throttle rock songs for their debut release. They entered the studio in late 2012 to capture their raw and riff-heavy live act onto record in an intense 10-day recording session surrounded by Marshall stacks and fuelled by cheap wine. Their debut album “From The Flames” was recorded and produced by Ross Cullen at Railway Studios, Lisburn, Co. Antrim and mastered by Mark Chalecki at Little Red Book Mastering, California (Rhino Bucket, Booker T. Jones, The Brian Jonestown Massacre).
It is rare that a recently formed band can come up with a debut album as diverse and hard rockin’ as “From The Flames”. Yet that is exactly what Screaming Eagles have done. With Chris Fry’s powerhouse, bluesy tones, Adrian McAleenan’s powerchord and riff combo, Ryan Lilly’s thumping bass lines and Kyle Cruikshank hitting the drums harder than a lumberjack chops a tree, Screaming Eagles have delivered a debut album that reflects the bands focus on song-writing and diverse musical taste.
From influences such as AC/DC, Airbourne (check out All The Way, Down The River), Black Stone Cherry (Devil in the Dust) and their own take on dark, moody delta blues (Vampire) the album intrigues and ropes in a wide of rock music-lovers. Of the track, “Rock N Roll Soul” Classic Rock mag, wrote: “Finally, here’s a defiant sounding cri de Coeur from these Northern Irish newcomers. “Rock N Roll Soul” is one of the stand-outs on the bands self-released debut “From The Flames”.
Think AC/DC fronted by a Paul Rodgers-style vocalist and you’re somewhere in the neighbourhood”. Of their album, “From The Flames” Classic Rock Presents AOR wrote: “Their debut LP – which plays rock’n’roll with blunt brilliance, topped off by the soulful vocals of frontman Chris Fry – is absolutely smokin’, hotter than hell, the work of a group burning up with fiery ambition”.
1. All The Way
2. Down The River
3. Hungry For More
4. Fight The Fire
6. Devil In The Dust
7. Rock n’ Roll Soul
8. One Man Revolution
10. Take My Time