Usually this album is lumped in with the hair bands of the early 90's, but 'Soul Survivor' is much more diverse than most pop metal from this era. As a matter of fact, this album isn't even pop metal.
The album starts off with a bluesy hard rock song called "Media Mania" but from there gets very diverse with touches of blues, jazz, and even flamenco. The production, while slick, still has some grit and girth unlike Ken's Magdallan release that would appear the very next year.
I bought this album as a new release, unfortunately I bought it on cassette. What was I thinking? Fortunately it wasn't as hard to find as I thought it would be. However, the KMG release was missing several tracks from both albums and has inferior inserts, so I had to acquire the original. Tamplin Benson Probably my favorite Tamplin CD as this disc is much more focused than any of the others.
It's really a shame that Ken didn't have the right label backing and management because his material is as good as anything that was on rock radio at the time.
His musicianship is stellar, as is his songwriting and vocals. While this CD doesn't necessarily sound like any band I can think of at the moment, I'd say the closest comparison that I can come up with is Skid Row.
Menchen adds some bluesy licks and chops. Interviews s. Faceboo k. Release Dates. Resurrection Band -. Awaiting Your Reply. The Thomas Thompson Dreamland Lovecraft. This brand new sampler is being sent out digitally to all of our radio and media partners in an effort to help get some exposure and some airplay on all the cool things we are working on. In addition we will be pressing a limited CD version that we will also be mailing to some media partners, offering a few on the site, and even giving some away!
Labels will ask for it ,and it may even be a deal breaker but, technically and legally you own it and you should continue to do so. They have no right to ask IMO. If they do and they will , consider making it a separate deal. A publishing deal. If you do a deal on your publishing, make sure they can deliver by pitching your songs to film, TV, other artists. Fight to keep that. At the end of the day, your merchandise can save you on a rainy day.
It can keep you going during tough times. If you have a large following and have built that into something solid, that holds a lot of value.
So, make sure your advance represents that. No regrets. Most labels will ask for a multi album deal. Anything more than that you may want to reconsider. I got so tired of it back in that I turned the tables and released my own album, and shipped it from my basement for a year. I sold over 30k copies on my own and then labels were calling me. My point? Once you sign the deal you give up much of that control.
Stay positive, remain patient and write, record and release your best. Never compromise the quality of your music, your art.
Many thoughts and prayers to all of you out there pursuing music. Love and respect! Musically, Out Of The Blue is melodic and eighties inspired in featuring the artists bass playing and lead vocals. Peter handles the lead vocals for the first time, and on several songs he sings alongside Cutta. Peter Carlsohn online: www.
It's also the first time this album was on vinyl and comes with new and improved original European artwork, from original artist Ken Westphal. But one of the biggest element of this album is John's former Kansas band mate Kerry Livgren, which explains why this album was complete to near perfection. If you are a fan of Christian Rock, you know exactly what this is.
Heralded as the greatest producer of our generation, John and his brother Dino Elephante had their hands in so many releases there is literally not enough room to list them all here. Their name was on the back of so many 80s and 90s releases specifically in the Christian market. You could not go to a Christian bookstore and flip over a CD without seeing the name produced by John and Dino Elefante. There is truly no duo like them.
They were the Mutt Lang of Christian Music. Later moving to Nashville, they build The Sound Kitchen as the studio of Choice for all the top artist of today. It was never marketed in the US only Europe. Unlike so many bands Mastedon have used the same blueprint that made them popular in the first place to base their new music on. Wonderful silky smooth melodies and hook laden choruses abound on this album and the decision to both hand all the vocal duties to John and to have less guests and a more structured band feel definitely pay off.
These companion discs, which Dave Bainbridge has personally overseen the assembly of rare and unreleased studio recordings, different mixes and original demo recordings from when the songs were first written.
Below is the provisional track listing to the "companion disks" and The Sound of Iona. Additional tracks still being added at the time of writing, original demo recordings from when the songs were first written, plus new mainly instrumental recordings of many Iona songs featuring all Iona band members from each era of the bands history.
Addition details and pre-order information: www. Including my favorite singer of all time John Elefante, and one of the greatest metal singers ever, Rey Parra and the limitless musical prowess and ability and my partner and band mate for the new Trytan, Eric Gillette. Our prayer and hope is that it will cause people to see the Lord as holy, high and lifted up, be stirred at the core of their hearts to worship and trust Him like never before and be reminded that God is reigning on a glorious throne and IS IN CONTROL!
Another 60 minutes of metal of various styles and flavors, and all proudly Christian. We speak the holy name of Jesus and invoke its powers! It will be called In Your Arms and we are so, so proud of it.
It is much richer in vocals and production. We're talking to a couple of record companies right now but we're so impatient to get some word out. Half of these songs were recorded as proof-of-concept demos in the summer of , only a year after previous album Inside the Mirror , but after that, things slowed way down.
He actually rebounded very quickly, but he's very healthy and physically active. But it was a very deep experience for him and he'll want to talk about it. In fact we have a song called "Slow Burn" on this new album, partly about the unquenchable fires of Hell, but for Bob, he had a little tiny taste of what burning in Hell might actually be like, and he came out of it, he will be the first to tell you, a changed man.
It has radically deepened his faith and he reckoned it to be a big wakeup-call. There's a good story in that, which he will tell when it's time. He gave us an extremely moving, powerful Witness when we got back together to play the first time after his injury.
He got basically caught in a fireball, and the way it happened was a freak accident. But amazingly enough!! His long hair didn't get touched! Can you imagine that! Patrick White quit immediately after doing his bass tracks on Inside the Mirror , and after the demos were presented to the band and the process of learning the songs as a band started, we lost bassist Kevin Butler and 2nd lead guitarist Rob Young.
Without a doubt he is the best musician in the band and he composed an amazing symphonic intro that will kick off the album. His dexterous, even complex bass lines are going to knock people's socks off. The chemistry between him and Keith has been a huge missing element and it's so amazing to have it restored.
Bob Schultz on drums and Keith Smith on guitar and myself on vocals of course are on the album! It's light-years ahead in performance and approach. People are going to be really surprised by how much he's raised the bar for himself. Chris is an amazing "fill in all the corners" kind of guitarist and does so much more than mere rhythm.
He sets moods, atmospheres. They are 4 years better and smarter without a doubt. The new mix is crisp A message of encouragement is conveyed:. No one said it was easy to stand for what is right But if we hold on together, we'll make it through the fight One thing to remember what conquers all is love And it only comes from the Lord above.
Not unlike many cuts here, it mirrors the manner in which the artist separates himself from Shout and branches out to more distinctive musical territory. All guitars attribute to Lanny Cordola. Despite Tamplin not receiving a songwriting credit or even performing on it, the song stays true to the albums guest musician theme. Interviews s. Faceboo k. Release Dates. Vanity Rock. Resurrection Band -. Awaiting Your Reply. Shadow Gallery -. Room V. Release Dates. Awaiting Your Reply.
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