Band: IDLEWAR Album: Rite VÖ: 13.10.2017 Label: Off Yer Rocka Recordings/Cargo
Southern Californian Heavy Blues Hard Rock trio, IDLEWAR veröffentlichen ihr zweites Album via Off Yer Rocka Recordings:
13.10. IDLEWAR – "Rite" (Off Yer Rocka Recordings/Cargo)
Idlewar – Keep Your Word (Official Video)
Southern California heavy blues hard rock trio Idlewar have upped their game from a very high bar with their second release Rite due out on October 12th via Off Yer Rocka Recordings. Singer/bass player James Blake solidifies why he is one of the best singers in rock today. With a continuation of varied moods, tempos and groove. IDLEWAR’’s music is far from one dimensional. With the record being produced again by drummer Pete Pagonis. Rite maintains the sound of a band playing with inspiration and grit. Singer James describes the LP as such: This record sounds like a Mad Max machine convoy.
A group of ferocious apocalyptic vehicles barreling through the wasteland full throttle…about to come apart at the hinges. Then every so often they slow or even stop to survey the landscape all the while contrasting their silhouette of
destruction against a backdrop of serenity.
Idlewar only recently signed to Off Yer Rocka….
Titanic California trio Idlewar insist they have found the perfect home for their heavy blues rock after joining a powerful roster that includes The Quireboys, Bonafide, Tequila Mockingbyrd and more. The band has one album and an EP under its belt and is readying the release of a second following the success of 2015’s devilish Dig In EPand last year’s instinctive follow-up Impulse.
And Idlewar are confident that signing with Off Yer Rocka Recordings can take the fight to a brand new audience after inking a deal with the internationally renowned indie label last week.
“We are excited to be partnering up with Off Yer Rocka for so many reasons,” said the band. “For one it is a label that is currently geared toward our type of music. It’s what they know. “We think that is important, in this day and age, to really try and distill down what you are and how to present it.
“Finding an audience is by far the toughest challenge facing bands right now and we think Jonni and the folks at OYR really have some great ways to do just that.”
Idlewar made it to the UK last year for a brief run of shows on the undercard to rising stars Stone Broken.
But that tour only whetted the band’s appetite for more as their fusion of Led Zeppelin, QOTSA and Clutch captured the imagination of British fans.
Jonni Davis, CEO at Off Yer Rocka, added: “We are always scouring the world for fresh new talent and we feel we’ve found something special where Idlewar is concerned. “They are not young guys but they are hungry for success and determined to
succeed. That’s what I love about Idlewar. “They’ve only scratched the surface as far as the UK and Europe is concerned and we’ll be bringing them back over here in the autumn. “I’ve heard the new songs and they are killer. “They’re already lined up to play HRH XI and we have exciting plans for this band.”
Fronted by James Blake – an unstoppable vocal force who teaches physics and is a qualified martial arts coach – Idlewar leave no stone unturned in their pursuit of some seriously heavy music. Rick Graham’s iconic guitar solos add a unique energy to the talented trio while noholds-barred drummer Pete Pagonis is a musician reborn after ending a selfimposed seven-year exile from the live scene.
Band: JEFF SCOTT SOTO Album: Retribution VÖ: 10.11.2017 Label: Frontiers Music/Soulfood
It has been 15 years since Frontiers first partnered up with Jeff Scott Soto on a release and in celebration of that anniversary, Frontiers Music Srl will release another new album with Jeff on November 10th! Co-written and produced together with JSS alumni Howie Simon, fans of the storied vocalist can except a hard rockin’ melodic album in a style that they’ve come to know and love from Jeff Scott Soto over the years!
In 1994, he released his first solo outing “Love Parade”, followed by the acclaimed “Prism” (2002), “Lost In The Translation” (2005), “Beautiful Mess” (2009), and “Damage Control” (2012). “Retribution” is his sixth proper solo studio album.
Jeff Scott Soto – Vocals, Keyboards
Howie Simon – Guitar & Bass (except on “Reign Again” and “Song For Joey”)
Edu Cominato – Drums
August Zadra – Guitar on “Reign Again”
Stephen Sturm – Guitar on “Reign Again”
Carlos Costa – Bass on “Reign Again”
Paul Mendonca – Guitar, Keyboards & Bass on “Song For Joey”