Archive for March 27, 2006

Resin – Truth Be Told (2006)

1. Song F
2. Not For You
3. Tomorrow
4. For A Reason
5. Feel
6. In The End
7. Innocence
8. Done To Me
9. Lost
10. Down The Line
11. All My Life

Resin official website
Resin’s Myspace page

Nothing is better than discovering a new Rock band thru straight up word of mouth. Bursting out of the Massachusetts Rock scene, Resin is a strong Hard Rock band with influences I detect from: Velvet Revolver, Staind, Godsmack, Nickelback, Saliva, Audioslave…..especially Godsmack. I found out about the band from a co-worker that happens to be the brother of the lead singer. I always support local bands…..they are the future.

Now I don’t usually get into bands that follow trends of the current Rock scene but this band is damn good. The band has a local buzz in the RI/MA area getting some local airplay on 94.1 WHJY & 95.5 WBRU. So far, I’m enjoying Tomorrow and For A Reason the most and the opening track kicks major ass.

Go to the band’s website and Myspace page for more info and tour dates. You can also pick up the CD from CD Baby for $8. It’s worth the $8, trust me.

Def Leppard just announced 33 shows for their 2006 U.S. tour, a co-headline affair with Journey.

June
23 – Camden, NJ at Tweeter Center
24 – Wantagh, NY at Jones Beach
27 – Holmdel, NJ at PNC Bank Arts Center
28 – Uncasville, CT at Mohegan Sun
30 – Scranton, PA at Toyota Pavilion

July
1 – Atlantic City, NJ at Borgata
3 – Hershey, PA at Hershey Pavilion
4 – Raleigh, NC at Alltel Pavilion
7 – Bristow, VA at Nissan Pavilion
8 – Virginia Beach, VA at Verizon Amphitheatre
10 – West Palm Beach, FL at Sound Advice Amphitheatre
11 – Tampa, FL at Ford Amphitheatre
13 – Atlanta, GA at Chastain PArk
15 – Charlotte, NC at Verizon Amphitheatre
16 – Nashville, TN at Starwood Amphitheatre
18 – Minneapolis, MN at Target Center w/Journey
19 – Chicago, IL at First Midwest Bank Amp
21 – St. Louis, MO at UMB Bank Pavilion
22 – Indianapolis, IN at Verizon Music Theatre
24 – Detroit, MI at DTE Music Theater
25 – Cincinnati, OH at Riverbend Music Center
28 – San Antonio, TX at Verizon Amphitheatre
29 – Dallas, TX at Smirnoff Music Centre
30 – Houston, TX at C.W. Mitchell Pavilion

August
15 – Denver, CO at Red Rocks
18 – Las Vegas, NV at Mandalay Bay
19 – Irvine, CA at Verizon Amphitheatre
22 – Phoenix, AZ at Cricket Pavilion
23 – San Diego, CA at Coors Amphitheatre
25 – Concord, CA at Chronicle Pavilion
26 – Mountainview, CA at Shoreline Amphitheatre
27 – Sacramento, CA at Sleep Train Amphitheatre
30 – Portland, OR at Clark County Amphitheatre
31 – Seattle, WA at White River Amphitheatre
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Where is the Mansfield, MA at Tweeter Center date? C’mon boys, announce it so I don’t blow more money at Mohegan Sun Casino!

Taken from Melodicrock.com…..

News from SPV Records in Europe. The new Saga album, Trust, will be released in Europe on April 21 via InsideOut/SPV.
The tracklist: That’s As Far As I’ll Go, Back To The Shadows, I’m OK, Time To Play, My Friend, Trust, It’s Your Life, Footsteps In The Hall, Ice In The Rain, You Were Right, On The Other Side.

And the new MSG album, Tales Of Rock N Roll (a 25th Anniversary celebration), is due out in Europe April 28 with the single, Revolution Mind, due out March 31.

I took a short break from the Web this weekend (except for Ebay!) and I devoted this weekend to right the sinking ship that was my beloved New England Patriots in year 10 of “franchise mode” in Madden 06 for PS2. Of course, you can’t play video games (and hide from your family!) with out a stack of CDs at the ready…..

1. Alcatrazz – No Parole From Rock’n’Roll (1983)
By far, one of the lost gems of the early 1980s. Featuring Graham Bonnet on vocals and Yngwie Malmsteen on guitar, Alcatrazz created one of the classiest debuts among U.S. Hard Rock acts. The album is solid from start to finish, standout cuts: Island In The Sun, Hiroshima Mon Amour, Too Young To Die, Too Drunk To Live, Kree Nakoorie.

2. Triumph – Live At The US Festival (2003)
Capturing the band at their best during their performance at the legendary US Festival in 1983. All the hits are here, an excellent live album. Get the DVD too.

3. Manilla Thrills – Tomorrow’s Waiting (2006)
This CD is a remastered special collector’s edition, from Retrospect Records, of songs taken from 1988-1990. This has never been available on CD and includes 4 bonus tracks. This is one of Retrospect’s better releases all around, props to the label. The music herein is Melodic Hard Rock/80s Metal sure to please fans of the era. I just started listening to this one and I like what I hear.

4. Edguy – Rocket Ride (2006)
POWER METAL!!! Had this since last Tuesday and only managed a couple of spins…..

5. The Police – Synchronicity (1983)
Classic album from a classic band. A radio and MTV staple. This and Night Ranger’s Midnight Madness were the soundtracks of my life at age 11 in ’83.