Forty years ago in 1975, Jerry Chamberlain walked into a professional recording studio for the first time to lay down his initial recorded work as a founding member with Daniel Amos (DA). Since that time, he has played guitar and sung on many artists’ projects, some of those his own (Boy-O-Boy, The Balls Of France), and lent musical support for many recordings. Besides Daniel Amos, Chamberlain has been a long-time member of Swirling Eddies (under the pseudonym of “Spot”). His own songs have surfaced here and there (“Man In The Moon”, “Little Crosses”, etc.), but he has never recorded a solo album. Until now. Announcing the eclectic rock debut from lead guitarist-singer/songwriter/producer, Jerry Chamberlain. We have reachedCritical Mass.
Critical Mass will be an indie/mainstream album, chock-full of enough boat-rocking to offend anyone. Written over the last few decades, songs range from personal experience and observations, to social commentary and biting satire, with Chamberlain’s flair for poetry and clever wordplay, whether humorous or melancholic.
The songs have already been written, but the recording has only just begun on a couple of tunes. Click here for more details on the Kickstarter for this project.
Hot of the heals of their live studio recordings, Wickeds End has released their official studio recording of those songs plus one new song. Reformation finds the band pushing further into the extreme music arena. Wickeds End seems to be getting heavier and faster as they age. You can listen online, download for a “pay what you want” deal, or even order some new band merchandise. And while you are at it, don’t forget to check out the Wickeds End documentary The Whirlwind.
This in from Velvet Blue Music: “Defunct, cult, pure pop, Phoeniz, AZ quartet, FINE CHINA have their last studio record, originally released in 2005,Â The Jaws of Life being re-issued on 180 gram, limited edition vinyl. Â This is a collabroative effort between 4 entities who were instrumental in the bands history : Velvet Blue Music / Common Wall Media / Plastiq Music / President Gator. Â The record is a limited edition of 250 copies and will come with a download card which include a brand new, freshly recorded Fine China track+ a remix of ‘Are You On Drugs’ by Soda Shop! PRE-ORDER now right here, or email: email@example.com if you’d like a link to pay via PayPal.”
Down the Line’s very own Joshua Lory has formed a new horror punk band called Cast the Dragon that is recording a full length album. But that’s not all – Cast the Dragon’s new album will be out through Sky Burns Black Records! You can download the first single, “Scream Out His Name,” from the Sky Burns Black Bandcamp site now. Keep up with the last news from CTD through their Facebook page and be on the lookout for the full-length soon!
Horror Punk rocker Grave Robber are geared to release a new album, Escaping the Grave, and they need your help. They have launched an IndieGoGo campaign to finance the release of their next album. Reward levels also include getting some cool CDs from Lust Control, Order of Elijah, and others. So stock up on some punk/extreme music and help scare up another Grave Robber CD in the process.
A bit late on this one, so the Kickstarter is already funded, but there is still time to get the latest round of 77s re-issues, including Sticks & Stones on vinyl. Check out the Kickstarter page for all of the details, but the basics are that Ping Pong Over the Abyss, All Fall Down, and Seventy Sevens (the Island Records classic) are being re-issued on CD with bonus tracks (many of which did not appear on the hard to find 1-2-3 boxset). When the fundraising goal for those albums was met, the stretch goal of re-issuing Sticks and Stones on vinyl was added. That stretch goal was met, also. But if you want any of these re-issues, you should still pledge, as these are extremely limited edition.
“Low & Behold is the unlikely collaboration between Jason Martin (Starflyer 59) and Ryan Clark (Demon Hunter) – now 7 years in the making. Drawing from Starflyer’s signature brand of shoegaze, and injecting a healthy dose of 80’s nostalgia, ‘Uppers’ is a study in classic darkwave. Reverb-drenched guitars and haunting vocals recall a raw aesthetic of sound pioneered by groups like The Sisters Of Mercy, Depeche Mode, and Echo & The Bunnymen.”
Stream the full album now. Official release date is Halloween, with pre-order “coming soon.”