AC/DC – Rock or Bust (2014)

AC/DC - Rock or Bust (2014)

AC/DC - Rock or Bust (2014) Who would believed that there will be a fifteenth AC/DC album in 2014 on 19 February 1980? With a serious six year gap since the release of their previous album, “Black Ice”, and repeated rumors regarding their eminent retirement, nobody really expected one more AC/DC album. But damn, if Rolling Stones managed to celebrated their 50th anniversary in the summer of 2012, it would be a serious treason if the Australian rockers would not have their 40th anniversary with a world tour in 2015! Still in school-uniform outfit, Angus is 59 years old!!
At under 35 minutes, it is the shortest studio album ever released by the band, two minutes shorter than their previous shortest album, “Flick of the Switch”, which was released back in 1983. Looking at the song titles – Rock the Blues Away, Got Some Rock & Roll Thunder, Rock or Bust, Rock the House, Play Ball, Baptism by Fire – it is definitively a genuine AC/DC album: everything just stay the same as it ever was. And – obviously – that’s what most of their fans expect from them. I think bringing in someone like DJ Lethal – for instance – or any other creative fresh mind and not some fancy assh*le like Sonny John Moore (aka. Skrillex), would be a nice touch, but then again, experiments are always involve high level of risk and these guys and their hardcore audience are extremely conservative. Don’t worry guys, the album consist of only good-old Rock’N’Roll!!
The only change is Malcolm and Angus’ nephew Stevie Young replacing Malcolm Young who seems to be seriously ill and unable to perform. Read more AC/DC – Rock or Bust (2014)

Snurfu – Play This Game (2014)

Snurfu 2014

Snurfu 2014 It’s not brain surgery, but only rock’n’roll and it feels good as it is. And probably it’s not much left to say because it’s that type of rock you love it or hate, but if you love it, you will have to play it loud and grab a beer!
While I have wrote about their debut EP “Bag of Bones” back in 2009, recently I wrote about Massive and their ass-kicker world-wide re-released debut album “Full Throttle” and it seems that the good old rock’n’roll it’s back in trends again. Well, probably it’s still not fancy as the electronic layers and bass drops, but I still can’t think of something better if you gonna have a party!
Fans of AC/DC and Massive will enjoy it, but it also have a nice glam/sleaze touch here and there. Sometimes feels like Poison and Motorhead are jamming together. Songs like “Boo”, “Stepto-Cock” or the title track will ringing in your ears for days. More like this, please! Read more Snurfu – Play This Game (2014)

Guns N’ Roses – Appetite for Democracy, Live at the Hard Rock Casino, Las Vegas (2014)

Appetite for Democracy

Appetite for Democracy This was a series of concerts started on October 31, 2012 by Guns N’ Roses celebrating 25 years from the release of their 28 million copies worldwide selling album “Appetite for Destruction” (1987), album which reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200, including the super-hit “Sweet Child o’ Mine”, their only single to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100; and four years since the release of their latest album “Chinese Democracy” (2008). The last of this shows was on June 7, 2014 in The Joint at Las Vegas, also part of their second residency at The Joint titled “No Trickery! An Evening of Destruction” consisted in 9 shows.
Produced by Barry Summers from Rock Fuel Media was filmed live at The Joint at the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas on November 21, 2012, and it was filmed entirely in Full HD/3D. The recording includes 25 songs, all the classic Guns N’ Roses hits, but also a few surprises as the guitar solo and track by guitarist Tommy Stinson or the Pink Floyd cover “Another Brick in the Wall Part 2”. 2 hours and 43 minutes of wild, irresistible Guns N’ Roses. Read more Guns N’ Roses – Appetite for Democracy, Live at the Hard Rock Casino, Las Vegas (2014)

Massive – Full Throttle (2014)

Massive - Full Throttle (2014)

Massive - Full Throttle (2014) While AC/DC is about retirement, Australia seems to find – finally – their new rock’n’roll Gods. In a world of hybrid and alternative musics, a world of fakes and imitations, a world of consume and (tasteless) products, it’s both eccentric and refreshing to hear some good old fashioned guitar riffs and neat, but goddamn exciting rock’n’roll grooves, screams and pounding drums.
And this is what Massive it’s all about. High-octane, rock’n’roll flavored hard rock. A little bit of AC/DC, some powerful Led Zeppelin riffs, the energy of Guns’N’Roses with the true blood hard rock melodies of Darkness, and the result it’s explosive and deadly. “One by One” will raise the dead and it will ringing in your ears for days once it gets into your system. This is truly infectious! Maybe they didn’t re-invent the rock, but they do it right!
Probably since “Appetite for Destruction” we didn’t have something so ferocious and irresistible. So, ladies and gentlemen, let’s go to the motherf*ckin’ dancefloor!! Read more Massive – Full Throttle (2014)

Los Disidentes del Sucio Mote vs Flashfalcon – East side story (2012)

After sharing stages and touring together, LOS DISIDENTES DEL SUCIO MOTEL and FLASHFALCON are now sharing the precious wax jewel called vinyl. “East side story” coming on a very limited edition, each band performs 3 brand new tracks and one cover of one of the other band’s song.
French stoner rock Los Disidentes del Sucio Mote and high energy rock n’roll demons Flashfalcon delivering a refreshing collection of songs, and 2 tracks are available for streaming on Deadlight Entertainment Bancdamp page. Read more Los Disidentes del Sucio Mote vs Flashfalcon – East side story (2012)

Snurfu – Bag of Bones – EP (2011)

Snurfu – Bag of Bones – EP (2011)

Snurfu – Bag of Bones – EP (2011) There’s not too many things to say about a band formed only three years ago and delivering their first EP. Watching their video for “372nd Military Police” on YouTube I was thinking they are a punk band juggling between New Model Army and The Exploited, later listening their four songs from the EP I realized this is (only) Rock (And Roll), there’s something raw, garage and punk taste-like about it, but still, this is unpolished, good-old Rock and it feels alright.
The opening “Your Sister Too” have a kind of Velvet Revolver after-taste, it’s right in the middle between Guns N’ Roses and Stone Temple Pilots, between Rock and Post-Grunge. “My Empty Song” bring to the surface some Southern/Stoner roots and sounds, it’s quite classy and the guitar riff is actually pretty wicked. Read more Snurfu – Bag of Bones – EP (2011)

Los Disidentes del Sucio Motel – Soundtrack From The Motion Picture (2011)

Los Disidentes Del Sucio Motel Think of Lemmy (Motorhead) meets Kyuss and in very few words this is what Los Disidentes del Sucio Motel music’s about. Dirty Rock’N’Roll and Southern/Stoner Rock mixture, raw, quite unpolished, but pulsing, pretty groovy and good as it is. This is not Quantic Physics, don’t have to be Einstein to figure it out. Just like they said: “the recipe is very simple: rock’n’roll, women, engine, whisky and rock’n’roll.” What kind of guy might need something else? Zappa – playing the role of a bad-ass motorcycle man arguing with the Devil – had sang once: “I have small desires, titties and beer…” 😆
Instead of an official bio, these guys from Strasbourg, France also declare: “after been drunk in every bars of the State of the New Mexico, LOS DISIDENTES DEL SUCIO MOTEL come in France to make undulate your small ass.” So, shut up, stand up and move your money maker! 😆 Read more Los Disidentes del Sucio Motel – Soundtrack From The Motion Picture (2011)

Motorhead – The World Is Yours (2010)

You know I’m born to lose, and gambling’s for fools,
But that’s the way I like it baby,
I don’t wanna live forever,
And don’t forget the joker!

Dacă n-ai urlat din toţi plămânii – de fapt stomacul – versurile acestea niciodată, poţi să uiţi că ai fi rocker. Şi faptul că noul album Motörhead porneşte cu piesa intitulată „Born To Lose” spune tot: au trecut 30 de ani de la „Ace of Spades”, Lemmy este acelaşi.
Dacă Lemmy nu s-a schimbat, lumea a făcut-o, parcă nimic nu mai este ca acum două-trei decenii, ba, nici măcar ca acum doi-trei ani şi asta spune şi Lemmy:

„A heavy heart like a bag of nails, Stand up!
Show your face, another victim of the cold embrace.
Before too long, no more singers, no more songs.
Oh no, last call, you had a chance, you lost it all.
Got some, bad news, never learned to dance, born to lose!”

Despre Mr. Kilmister şi trupa Motörhead am scris pe larg înainte de concertul din Bucureşti în cadrul Bestfest-ul din 2009, vezi AICI.
„The Wörld Is Yours” este al douăzecilea album de studio Read more Motorhead – The World Is Yours (2010)