Back in Black

16 06 2009

Oi all you sleazy fuckers!

As you might have noticed I didn’t post anything new lately, there’s been some weird shit goin’ on in my life, but I promise you all, I’m fucking back and dirtier than ever. ‘Cos I just got my nipple pierced.. hehe

I saw Buckcherry live in Rotterdam last week, and damn! Thanks guys for the best show I saw in my fucking life!

I’ve got some new reviews coming up, so check up on me every once in a while.

Lars





Diemonds Rock Forever

20 03 2009

Diemonds released their debut E.P. “In The Rough” in October last year, and sold out the first pressing soon after. Needless to say, this is a fucking band to be reckoned with, like they say in their bio: “Toronto’s Diemonds are a fierce reminder that Rock N’ Roll is very much alive, with one boot in the gutter and the other planted firmly in your face”

All 7 tracks on this E.P. rock hard, their loud and fast but still each song grabs me by the guts and drag me thru the rock n roll mud. I just can’t help but bang my head to this music. Every song is as fucking good as the song before it on this album. The guitar solo’s scream, the riffs are dark and tensed, the bass rumbles and the drums wanna knock your ears off. And my compliments for the innocent looking singer on the picture, babe, you rock harder then a lot of male singers out there!

As you might know, I usually write down a couple o’ tracks I dig the most, but I see no need for that with “In The Rough”.. I just love ‘em all, Diemonds sound tighter than David Lee Roth’s pants, and they make me wanna party. I think I’m gonna give this one a lot of spins in the upcoming spring and summer time, this is perfect party music.

Go check em out: www.myspace.com/diemonds





Interview with Jacki Stone from Vains of Jenna on the new album

16 03 2009

New exlusive Ink N’ Sleaze interview with Vains of Jenna drummer Jacki Stone!

Thank you very much Jacki!

Vains of Jenna is currently touring Sweden again, you guys have spent a
long time playing dates and staying in America, what was that time like?

Jacki Stone: Touring all over America was a dream coming true! We did
everything from small shitty clubs, to big amphitheatres, and driving in
our van for 15 hours in snowstorms, to relaxing in the sun by our tour
bus! It’s been a lot of fun… When we didn’t tour we lived in L.A. I love
that city and I can’t wait to get back.

Then after America, what was it like coming back to Europe and playing
shows again in your own country?

J.S: I had know Idea of what to expect here in Europe. We did like 15
shows over here before we left for the states, so it was hard to tell if
we had a follow in Europe. But so far so good, it’s been some great shows
in Sweden that’s been sold out and now we are touring with the cool chicks
from Crucified Barbara, they rock! Played some shows in Italy and toured
England with Viking Skull… that was good times!

Is there a difference between shows/crowds in America and Europe?

J.S: It’s pretty much the same I think. It really depends on where you
play and how many people there are etc.

What’s the best part of being in Vains Of Jenna?

J.S: That’s a though one… I’m just so glad I got to do what I want in my
life, and that is to play my drums and tour! The four of us are best
friends and we are so strong together… Always pushing to get the best out
of every situation and we all take care of one another. Friends like that
don’t grow on trees.

Your debut album “Lit Up/Let Down” was a great succes, the band is busy
writing and recording a follow up for the debut, is there more pressure in
making the album than when you were making Lit Up/Let Down?

J.S: Yeah it’s been more pressure on this album, but that has only been a
good thing.
It’s a totally different situation with this album. First of all we
recorded in a real studio this time with a producer etc. “Lit Up” was self
produced and recorded in a cabin in 1 week and wasn’t even meant to be an
album. This one have so much more work behind the songs and they all
sounds different from each other and I really like that.

“Lit Up/Let Down” was a hard rock album with a hearable influence from
Guns N’ Roses, Aerosmith and other classic rock bands, What kinda music
can we expect to be on the new album?

J.S: All the songs kicks ass! So many different styles of music are on
this album. It’s still rock n roll but you can expect a Vains of Jenna
album that is SO much bigger, with SO much better songs and SO much better
produced than “Lit up”.

The band recently released a second video for the song “Enemy In Me”, will
that song be on the album?

J.S: Yes.

Is there a possibility of sharing some song titles that will appear on the
album?

J.S: Not quite yet. Hopefully we can post some of the titles in the
beginning of this summer.

And perhaps the album title? If there is an album title already that is..

J.S. That one we are still working on.

When can we expect the album to be released?

J.S: Hard to tell. I’m hoping this fall.

Now I would like to ask you a couple of questions with a little less depth
in it..

What bands or artists influenced you the most?

J.S: Nirvana was a band I listened to daily for like 10 years… There are
so many bands, but to name a few: The Who, Guns N Roses, Aersosmith, The
Stones, Zeppelin. Right now I listen to Atreyo a lot.

What’s the best song ever made?

J.S: ohh, that I don’t know.


If you weren’t in Vains of Jenna, what kind of work do you think you would
be doing?

J.S: I would probably have a really boring 9-5 job and I would be day
dreaming about being in Vains of Jenna.





Killer Klown/Johnny Burning

11 03 2009

Killer Klown – Gain

Loud guitars, screaming vocals, ear penetrating drums n’ bass, Killer Klown has got it all.
This band is just pure kick ass rock n’ roll for all I care, these guys ain’t fooling around, they love rock n’ roll and they want the world to know it. It’s always good to hear a band this pure, not much synth effects, just riffs n’ beats that grab you by the throat and drag you thru their rock n’ roll rollercoaster.
You can hear a lot of GN’R and Skid Row influences in all 11 of these songs.

When I first gave this disc a spin the first song “Monster Idiot” struck me like lightning, the guitars on this track are so loud and aggressive and I love the drums on this track. Love the chorus to guys! Other stand outs on this album for me are “Big Town”, once again on this track it starts of with a big riff and a drum beat that first creeps around like an assassin but strikes like a warrior after a while. “Smoke This” is probably my favorite track on the album. It’s got a creepy kinda atmosphere to it and the disturbed vocals gives even more edge to the song. When the chorus arrives you might actually feel a bit releaved.. it’s just beautifull in a loud way.

Johnny Burnin’ -  Get Up, Get Loose, Get off

Another great rock n’ roll record from Street Symphonies, I truly love the music on this album. The only thing I would like to give a little pointer about is the sound of the vocals, I guess if it was sung with a bit lower, edgy voice, it would give a whole new dimension to the songs. This album is still a classic for me though.

Once again I can hear quite some late 80′s influences on this album as well. The songs that stand out for me are “Time To Rock”, this song is just so classic rock n’ roll! I also really like the vocals on this song, this song could get a crowd moving, I’m sure of that. “Burning Miracle” starts nice and heavy, and dude, I’m glad it stayes this way thru the whole song. “Sassie Lassie Goose” starts with a great choir like vocal arrangement, then morves in a “DR. Feelgood” worthy groove of the guitars and rhythm section, truly, this song coulda been on Moltey’s Dr. Feelgood and be one of the best song on the album. Johnny Burning wear their Motley Crue influences on their sleeves!

Go get these records via Street Symphony records!





Rockets to Ruin

3 03 2009

Recently Atlanta, Georgia based band Rockets to Ruin split ways with their singer, and now they’re obviously looking for a new one. Maybe you are the one their looking for. They posted this on their myspace:

(check out my review on their album “Love*Drugs*Rebellion” here: http://inknsleaze.wordpress.com/2009/01/08/lovedrugsrebellion/ )

Rockets To Ruin needs a new singer.

If you know of anyon.e that would fit with what we do, have them contact us.

PLEASE LISTEN TO OUR SONGS.AND LOOK AT OUR PIX AND GET WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR BEFORE CONTACTING US!

We want someone who is modern without trying to sound or look like Daughtry.

You can contact us through myspace.com/rocketstoruin or rocketstoruin@yahoo.com

If you have any pix, MP3′s or video, please send those.

SOME OF OUR INFLUENCES:
Hardcore Superstar
Backyard Babies
Monster Magnet
Turbonegro
Towers Of London
Warrior Soul
GnR
The Cult
Crue

MUST:
Have great image and stage presence
Be able to travel
Be willing to contribute to songwriting





The Barbarellatones – Not Dog…Snow-Lion!

23 02 2009

Close your eyes and picture this, the Doors getting into a fight with a bunch of dragqueens. What do you hear? You hear the new Barbarellatones record “Not Dog…Snow-Lion!”

This album ain’t got the kind of music I usually listen to, this is way more laidback and a bit trippy, but I like it anyway. It does also contain a huge amount of humour. I think when you smoke a joint or two and put on this record you will have a great night, you might flow just as much as the music does. 

I love “I Don’t Give a Damn!”, the music is kinda country like and the lyrics are just way too funny, I was listening to this album with a friend of mine and we just fucking laughed our asses off.
For all the N.Y. Dolls fans out there, there’s a great cover of “Bad Girl” on this disc. There’s also an appearance of the German Queen glamorous weirdess: Nina Hagen on the song “Nina Hagen”, which is about her.

So if you wanna have a good ol’ trippy time, go get some hasj and this Barbarellatones record.





Vains of Jenna tour Sweden

22 02 2009

Starting next week, Vains of Jenna will be playing new dates in Sweden with Crucified Barbara. And here’s where they’ll be playing:

So if you’re lucky enough to be living in that beautiful country, get your ass up and go get a ticket!








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