JOHN TAGLIERI Hits Jackpot with “LUCKY #9″
Over the course of the past decade, singer/songwriter John Taglieri has made a name for himself in AOR, Americana, & modern rock circles. Striking again with his ninth release, Lucky #9, Taglieri has upped the stakes dramatically with this six song EP – from the driving chorus of opening track & first single “Losing Me” to the mid-tempo power balladry of “Without You“, then straight through to the acoustic-driven closer “Not Gonna Be My Life”.
Co-produced by Lee J. Turner (Darius Rucker, Jewel, Leann Rimes, Bo Bice), who also handles all the keyboards on the release…this is the first full-recorded effort coming out of Taglieri’s new Dawg Pound Studios. Aside from the keyboard parts, John once again performed every instrument on the release. Writing both alone, & with co-writers in Nashville & New Jersey, the EP is loaded with modernly aggressive rock rhythms tinged with splashes of country flavor…combining heartfelt songs that speak of everyday life. The collection shows a new growth & maturity in the songwriting, as well as Taglieri’s independence in production skill.
“I approached this EP a little differently.” says John, “Being my ninth release, I think I am more in tune with what I wanted to say as an artist. I wrote songs that really meant a lot to me right now in life, & tried to tell stories that would connect. Using my new studio, & working with Lee again, was awesome as well. There was a great vibe throughout the whole recording process. I’m very proud of ‘Lucky #9′, & hope people enjoy it.”
Lucky #9 releases on April 17th through “Leap Dog Music”, in digital-format only, & will be available through all major digital distribution sites, including: iTunes, eMusic, AOL, & many more.
U.S. Thrashers KILL RITUAL Streaming New Song “Law Of The Land”
“Bay Area” thrashers KILL RITUAL are currently streaming a new song “Law Of The Land”, taken from their forthcoming album “The Serpentine Ritual”.
The album was produced & mixed by guitarist Steve Rice (Imagika) & KING DIAMOND guitarist Andy LaRocque at “Sonic Train Studio” in Varberg, Sweden…with LaRocque also making a special soloing appearance on the release. With the cover artwork designed by Brazilian artist Jobert Mello (Sledgehammer Graphix), who’s also produced imagery for Sabaton & Bad Company, the debut finds Kill Ritual unleashing ten tracks of straight-up metal that is both modern & classic – while retaining the legacy of their past bands.
KILL RITUAL consists of Josh Gibson (vocals), Steven Rice (guitar), Roberto Proietti (guitar), Danyael Williams (bass), & Wayne DeVecchi (drums)…fusing a tight combination of experience from bands like Imagika, Dark Angel, & Eldritch.
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ROYAL THUNDER Share New Song, Pre-Order Details, & New Album Cover Art…Band Heading Out With “BARONESS”
Royal Thunder has released a lyric video for “Whispering World” – a new song from their forthcoming album CVI, set for release through Relapse Records on May 22nd. The co-ed Atlanta quartet will join label mates BARONESS for a trio of dates later this month, kicking off on April 25th in Columbus at the “Ace of Cups”. Royal Thunder will also perform a hometown show on Decibel Magazine’s May 2nd tour stop at “The Masquerade”.
CVI is now available for PRE-ORDER via www.relapse.com/label/cvi-cd.html. Royal Thunder will appear “LIVE” on the following dates:
April 25 – Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups *
April 26 – St. Louis, MO – Firebird *
April 27 – Nashville, TN – The End *
May 02 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade **
* = w/ Baroness
** = w/ Behemoth, Watain, The Devil’s Blood (Decibel Magazine Tour)
“CVI” follows an incredibly well-received debut EP in late 2010, which won praise from a wide variety of outlets including Paste Magazine – “blues-infused rock’n'roll, wrapped in protective barbed-metal packaging”, NPR – “a revved-up Southern hard-rocker that howls like Led Zeppelin astride a psychedelic unicorn”, Brooklyn Vegan – “Johnette Napolitano of Concrete Blonde fronting Black Sabbath”, & Terrorizer – “Royal Thunder grabs you right from the first listen.”
1. Parsonz Curse 2. Whispering World 3. Shake & Shift 4. No Good 5. Blue 6. Sleeping Witch 7. South of Somewhere 8. Drown 9. Minus 10. Black Water Vision
THE RABID WHOLE Prep New Release “Refuge” for May 1st, 2012…
Electro alt-rockers The Rabid Whole – a.k.a. Toronto’s 21st century, high-energy orgasmic “Punch In The Face” – are proud to announce the release of their second full-length album “Refuge” for Tuesday, May 1st (Boonsdale Records).
Recorded & produced by Karl Schubach (Misery Signals/Solace), mixed by Dave Ogilvie (Jakalope/Nine Inch Nails/Marilyn Manson), & mastered by Noah Mintz (Broken Social Scene/Death From Above 1979), “Refuge” was written amidst a flurry of changes in The Rabid Whole’s line-up & sound – showcasing growth & an evident pushing of boundaries, when compared to the group’s 2009 debut release “Autraumaton”.
“The new album is an obvious shift in direction, sound, subject matter…we have settled more into our own sound, & the themes of the album are easy to relate to. The energy is up, the drumming is more intense, the guitars are louder, soft parts are softer, & the electronics are much more noticeable.” says vocalist/guitarist Andreas Weiss, “The Rabid Whole is providing an exit…an honest & refreshing alternative to the bullsh*t we’ve been fed…& it’s noticeable. Anyone that hears what we’ve come up with is (hopefully) going to have a hard time ignoring it.”
To find out more about the Canadian band, please visit www.therabidwhole.com.