Archive for March 11, 2011

From Frontiers Records:

It’s BLACK ‘N BLUE time! Hell Yeah ! finally scheduled for release on Frontiers Records!

Frontiers Records is excited to announce the release of the new album from Portland-based Rockers BLACK ‘N BLUE on May 13th in Europe and May 17th in North America.

Hell Yeah! is a proud comeback statement for a band that wrote the pages of hard rock history in the 80s. Black ‘N Blue released four successful and critically-acclaimed albums through Geffen Records: their self-titled debut (1984), Without Love (1985), Nasty Nasty (1986), and In Heat (1987), with the latter two albums produced by the legendary GENE SIMMONS of KISS. Catalogue sales in the US were in excess of one million units and the band’s original guitar player Tommy Thayer went on to replace ACE FREHLEY in the current KISS lineup.

Black ‘N Blue reunited for the first time in 2003 under the initiative of singer Jaime St. James, when he began writing tracks for a new album along with original member, Jef “Woop” Warner. The process came to a halt when St. James joined WARRANT as their new lead vocalist in February of 2004. In recent years, Jaime has been releasing records and touring the world with Warrant.

In late 2008, plans to get back into the studio and finish the Hell Yeah! album were underway, as well as festival appearances and other touring.

The band’s line-up is all original except Shawn Sonnenschein“, tells Jaime St. James, “but he has been in the band now for about 8 years. Still the new guy…. Jeez!“.

Black ‘N Blue recently joined the ever-expanding roster of Frontiers Records.

Hell Yeah! goes back to the roots of the “classic” Black ‘N Blue sound, mixing tight and hard rocking songs with a sleazy attitude.

This new album is a real thrill for us and all of the BNB fans” says St. James. “Our last studio recording was in 1988 so it’s a big deal. This is a classic BNB-sounding CD and could be described as a cross between all our previous records. It is heavy for the most part, but I like to think it reminds me of our first album. That’s why we brought back the original logo. We just modernized it“.

Black ‘N Blue will make a special live appearance at the M3 Rock Festival at the Merryweather Post Pavilion in Columbus MD on May 14th. More shows and festivals to be announced.

The new album “Hell Yeah!” will include the following tracks: Monkey; Target; Hail Hail; Fool’s Bleed; C’mon; Jaime’s Got The Beer; Angry Drunk Son Of A Bitch; So Long; Trippin’; Falling Down; Candy; Hell Yeah!; World Goes Round.

Weblinks
www.frontiers.it
www.myspace.com/frontiersrecords   
www.myspace.com/blacknblueofficial

BLACK ‘N BLUE
Jaime St. James – vocals
Jef “Woop” Warner – guitar
Patrick Young – bass
Pete Holmes – drums
Shawn Sonnenschein – guitars

Produced by Jef “Woop” Warner

From Bravewords:

ANVIL will release their new album, Juggernaut Of Justice, on May 10th via The End Records.

The album’s title track, ‘Juggernaut Of Justice’, is currently available for download as part of The End Records Spring 2011 sampler, at this location.

Juggernaut Of Justice features the following tracklisting:

‘Juggernaut Of Justice’
‘When Hell Breaks Loose’
‘New Orleans Voodoo’
‘On Fire’
‘Fuckin’ Eh’
‘Turn It Up’
‘The Ride’
‘Not Afraid’
‘Conspiracy’
‘Running’
‘Paranormal’
‘Swing Thing’

Frontman Steve “Lips” Kudlow recently commented: “I must say that this is by far the best Anvil ever. There will be a few new surprises including Glenn 5′s first lead vocals in Anvil’s history. The production that Bob Marlette has done far surpasses anything we’ve done in the past. The excitement within the band is over the top and we can’t wait to unleash this amazing CD to the fans.”

Drummer Robb Reiner concurs: “The new album is pure Anvil with a new fresh kick, very exciting. Looking to rocking with The End, putting the music where it belongs – in everybody’s ears and face!”

Prior to the release of Juggernaut Of Justice, The End will be releasing the definitive Anvil anthology. The collection will be comprised of classics old and new, with some surprises, and will showcase the band’s entire career spanning back to 1978.

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