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!





Sick L.A.M.F.

19 02 2009

Loaded’s upcoming album titled “Sick” is due to be released on April 7th via Century Media Records. Tracklist and album cover are revealed. The album’s first single, “Flatline”, is now streaming at Playboy.com (where Duff also writes his weekly financial column “Duffonomics”).

If you listen to Flatline you know what to expect of “Sick”, the same sound heard on the “Wasted Heart E.P.” of which 4 songs will appear on the new album.

01. Sick
02. Sleaze Factory
03. Flatline
04. IOU
05. The Slide
06. Translucent
07. Mothers Day
08. I See Through You
09. Forgive Me
10. No Shame
11. Blind Date Girl
12. Wasted Heart
13. No More





Sick n’ Loaded..

11 02 2009

I know I’m very late with this post but fuck it.. I’ll post it anyway ‘cos it is news that matters anyway.

Duff McKagan’s Loaded new album “Sick” is due to be released late March this year. Duff is probably most known for being ex-bassist in Guns N’ Roses and current bassist of Velvet Revolver. Songs for the new album are rumoured to be “Roll Away”, “Sick”, “No More”, “Southern Girl”, “Forgive Me”,  “No Shame” and “Translucent”.

“No More” was already released on the E.P. “Wasted Heart”, which was released in September last year, and I gave that E.P. a lot of spins on my radio so needless to say, I’m looking forward to Sick!





Swedmetal Threesome..

9 02 2009


Innocent Rosie – Bad Habit Romance
01. Bitter Pill
02. Knock Me Out
03. Animal
04. Let a Memory Die
05. Bad Habit Romance
06. Sextalkin’
07. I’m A Vibe
08. Wasteland
09. Shine,Shine,Shine
10. Don’t Drag me Down
11. I’ll Get Rich
12. Left Alone

Finally! Innocent Rosie will release their first album “Bad Habit Romance on February 18th 2009. I dunno about you, but I’ve been waiting for this album for quite some time, and I tell you all it’s been worth the wait. Innocent Rosie is everything Guns N’ Roses can never be again, raw, energetic and a kick ass rock n’ roll band.

 

The album is packed with big riffs and even bigger arena worthy choruses, ready to be chant along with by insane crowds from all over the world.

I love the wah-pedal guitar action in the intro  of “Knock Me Out”, as well as the vocals on this song. “Animal” is made to play as loud as possible, once this song grabs you there’s no letting go. The guitars are fast n’ heavy and the drums are ready to bash your guts to jelly. “Sextalkin'” starts of with a high pitched scream off the guitar and then transforms into a Mötley “Dr. Feelgood” era-riff. I like the rock n’ roll piano on this song.
“Let A Memory Die” begins like a slow groofy blues tune, but then slowly but surely morphes into a rock n roll gutpounder.

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Cherry Lips – Cherry Lips
01. Dead or Alive? (Are You)
02. Haunted
03. Stop Messin’ Around
04. Right Now
05. Mean Hot And Nasty
06. On My Own
07. Back For More
08. Shadow
09. The Race is On
10. Heartbreaker
11. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
12. Narcissus

Guys who say girls can’t rock hard should listen to this record and choke on the guitar violence on the album. Cherry Lips is an all-girls band from Italy formed in 2004, and on 27 March this year the world can expect their first album “Cherry Lips” to be released on Swedmetal Records.

 Though this album is more poppy that the music I usually listen to it’s worth more than one spin on my radio. I especially love the music section on this album, it sounds real tight girls!

My personal highlights on this album are “Stop Messin’ Around”, I love the laidback Rolling Stones kinda guitar slide intro, and the vocals sound a bit more aggressive on this one. The song is about something everyone can relate to, people hating the music your playing and wanting you to turn it off. “Mean Hot And Nasty” starts with a mean hot and nasty riff and once again a more aggressive voice than the first couple of songs. Cherry Lips also recorded a way better version of “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” I have to say this is the first time I’m not annoyed by this song.

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Pretty Wild – All The Way (E.P.)
01. All The Way
02. Time
03. Let The Good Times Roll
04. Shockin’ Teen
05. Dangerous
06. Take It Off
07. Let The Good Times Roll (-86 Mix)
08. Dangerous (live in L.A.)

It’s All The Way back to the 80’s Sunset Strip with this record. Loud but melodic buitar riffs and high pitched vocal screams dominate this album. Pretty wild has played the Roxy and Whisky a Go Go in L.A. And I must say, if they’ve been there two decades earlier they would’ve made it bigger than now.

Like the band said themselves, When you turn on a Pretty Wild song you wanna grab a beer and get the party going, this E.P. is perfect party music. Though “All The Way” isn’t just a party disc, I believe their sound is big enough to fill arenas and stadiums.

The party has begun, and you’re invited; 18 February 2009 “All The Way” will hit the stores. Their debut album will be released later this year.





2008 wrap-up

21 12 2008

So as 2008 is coming to an end, I’m starting to realize how great this year was for rock n’ roll..

I mean there have been some great records released this year, Chinese Democracy (GN’R), Black Butterfly (Buchcherry), Saints of Los Angeles (Mötley Crüe), Black Ice (AC/DC), just to name a few.

In this year I also opened my eyes/ears to the great hard rock genre called sleaze. I had always loved Appetite For Destruction and new some bands that made the same kind of kick ass rock n’ roll but not as much as I do now. As soon as I made my Last.fm profile somewhere this year I started to discover way more bands, and thanks to Classic Rock Magazine’s “round-up Sleaze” I began to figure out there were a whole lotta sleazy diamonds in the rough yet to be found. 

That fact inspired me to help out these bands on the internet by writing some introductions and reviews. So 2008 saw the birth of my website Ink N’ Sleaze. Which I still like posting on and helping the sleaze bands interested in working with me.

Needless to say, for all I care, 2008 was a great fucking rock n’ roll year!

I wish all my viewers, readers, visitors and everyone that helped my with this site in the past a very good new year, and I hope you will help me create another great year for Ink N’ Sleaze.





Bound to Bleed

16 12 2008

Live to Get Fucked, Fuck to Get Drugs.

Vocals: Datura Stramonium
Bass: Black Mickey
Guitars: Mick
Drums: Memento

All the way from Italy comes the band “Long Dong Silver”, like the name suggests, these are dirty motherfuckers. The band consists of 4 real frustrated misfits waving the finger to anyone annoying them.

 Their album “Bound To Bleed” kicks off with a tension building intro which blows up into a trash-kinda drumbeat n guitar riff. The vocals on this track remind me of the way James Hetfield sounded in the pre-commercial Metallica years, and so does the manic riffin’ and that trashy drum beat. “Bound to Bleed” is a great song to open the album ‘cos like I said before, the intro builds op the tension and blows up into some great guitar work and chanting chorusses.

Other highlights on this album are; “Generation Masturbation”, great lowkey vocals in the beginning which really brings you into the depressing “worthnothing” vibe of the song. “Spike Heels and Leather Mask” sounds like a bastard child of AC/DC and the Rolling Stones, a nice relaxing guitar riff and lowtempo beat. But don’t let the music distract you ‘cos like the title suggests, this song contains some S&M themed lyrics. I also very much love “Live to Get Fucked”, it’s got a nice little dirty, fucked up theme to it. It’s a story about a fucked up girl hooked on drugs, doing everything she can to get a next shot. It’s kinda like Long Dong Silver’s “My Michelle”.

If you wonder what it would sound like if you throw GN’R, the Sex Pistols and Metallica in a blender, or you just like straight ahead, heavy rock n’ roll,  I highly recommend this album to you.
http://www.myspace.com/longdongsilvermadness

  1. Bound to Bleed
  2. People Like It Rough
  3. Generation Masturbation
  4. Spike Heels & Leather Mask
  5. Some 1.2.8
  6. Hellephant
  7. The Beast Inside Your Heart
  8. Alcazar (More Blood, Less Tears)
  9. Live to Get Fucked…
  10. 10,000 Years of Pain




Guns of Destruction

24 11 2008

ex-Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler, L.A. Guns guitarist Tracii Guns and Enuff Z’nuff bassist Chip Z’nuff have formed a new band called Guns of Destruction. They played their first show 19 November at the Key Club in Hollywood.

Knowing the guys musical past, this band surely is gonna rock your asses off.