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Interview w/ Guitarist Steve Lynch of the 80's RocK Band 'AUTOGRAPH'
April 06, 2011 12:24 PM PDT
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Beginning as a bass player in 1967, Lynch was inspired to transition to guitar on September 18, 1970, the day Jimi Hendrix passed away. In 1973 began studying music theory and jazz technique with Don Mock, who was then an instructor at West Seattle Music. In 1977, Mock moved to Los Angeles to become one of the founding instructors of the Guitar Institute of Technology. Mock invited Steve to become one of GIT's first students that same year and in March 1979, Steve also became one of GIT's first graduates and was voted "Student of the Year" and "Most Likely to Succeed". Steve's technique was born in April 1978 from a clinic at GIT where Emmett Chapman was demonstrating a two-handed fretboard tapping technique with his instrument invention, the Chapman Stick.

Steve won the "Guitarist of the Year" award at the 1983 New York Guitar Expo and published a sequel to his groundbreaking guitar manual, The Right Touch, Book II (CPP/Belwin). In 1984, Steve had been jamming in his spare time with a group of LA studio musicians when one of his his friends brought along a tape of their work while jogging with David Lee Roth, who began raving about their material and insisted that the group open for Van Halen on their 1984 tour. Although the group was unofficial, had no album, had no recording contract, and did not even have a name, they obliged and on the fly came up with the moniker "Autograph".

The tour was a success for the newly formed band, gaining them sensational exposure and landing them a record deal with RCA. It was during the Van Halen tour that much of the material for their first album, Sign In Please, was written and it was during a rehearsal after the tour - only two days before going into the studio - that they wrote their biggest hit "Turn Up The Radio". In 1985, Sign In Please went platinum and Steve won the "Guitar Solo of the Year" award from Guitar Player magazine for his wizardry on "Turn Up The Radio".

Autograph recorded two more albums for RCA, appeared in several movie soundtracks and television shows, got heavy rotation on radio and MTV, and toured with the likes of Motley Crue, Heart, Aerosmith, Ronnie James Dio, Bryan Adams, and Whitesnake before disbanding in 1989. In the meantime, Steve was writing magazine columns for Guitar Player, Guitar World, and Guitar for the Practicing Musician and in 1987 had published his third book, The Right Touch, Book III. Also in 1987, Steve released an instructional video through REH Publications titled The Two-Handed Guitarist. In 1990, Steve formed Network 23 and in 1994, finished their first album. Steve later opened the Federal Way School of Music in has taught thousands aspiring guitar students in the Seattle area on everything from Guitar 101 to his world-renowned two-handed technique.

In 2010 Steve launched, which showcases an online library of over 100 unique guitar licks and full-length solos produced into slowed-down video training segments with related instruction tab. The lick are designed to challenge students in both picking and two-handed hammer-on techniques in an environment that allows the student to learn at their own pace and commitment level. Steve also recently re-mastered his entire Autograph Catalog using some of today's best studio compression and mastering techniques.

January 10, 2011 01:54 PM PST
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Robert Sarzo-Lead Guitar
Andrew Freeman Lead Vocals
Tony Cavazo Bass
Mike Hansan drums​100000718864753

Sarzo Recording Studios
4617 Van Nuys Blvd Ste A
Sherman Oaks CA 91403
Phone: 818-935-5359
Fax: 818-935-5358

HURRICANE Formed 1985, U.S.A. Albums: 1985 Take What You Want 1988 Over The Edge 1990 Slave To The Thrill 2001 Liquifury History: Hurricane was an often-overlooked melodic rock band that had some minor success in the late 80's. They will forever be remembered as being the band formed by the kid brothers of Quiet Riot's Carlos Cavazo and Rudy Sarzo. Quiet Riot's Kevin DuBrow introduced Robert Sarzo (guitar) and Tony Cavazo (bass) to each other in the early 80's. When the duo finally decided to form a band together in Los Angeles, they recruited vocalist Kelly Hansen and drummer Jay Schellen. With little label interest, the band decided to release a mini-album themselves, Take What You Want. The album and constant touring led to their getting a major label deal. Over The Edge proved to be Hurricane's crowning success, with the Top 40 hit "I'm On To You". However in late 1989, Sarzo left the group and was replaced by Doug Aldrich (ex-Lion). This lineup recorded one album before Aldrich moved on to House Of Lords and the rest of the group quickly disintegrated with the onslaught of grunge. Schellen recorded with both Unruly Child and Sircle Of Silence while Hansen did a considerable amount of session work. Schellen suggested that Hansen help with the recording of Unruly Child's second release, and shortly after they agreed to resurrect Hurricane. Sean Manning (guitar), Carlos Villalobos (guitar) and Larry Antonino (bass) rounded out the new version of the band, and they released Liquifury. Take What You Want". The album and constant touring eventually led to a major label deal though as they signed with Enigma Records. They did one US top 40 single called "I'm On To You" and also five top 5 MTV videos. .. .. ..

Interview w/ Michael Starr of 'STEEL PANTHER'
December 13, 2010 02:45 PM PST
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Panthers are territorial animals, fiercely patrolling their stalking lands. The Sunset Strip, circa 1988, was ruled by one: a legendary band called Steel Panther. The Strip was the plangent heart of the nascent heavy metal scene, one that would soon conquer the music world, and rockers came from as far as New Jersey and the San Fernando Valley to see this band with a killer sound and habits to match.
Now, these once and future kings of heavy metal have emerged out of the mists of history and a cloud of hairspray to reclaim their rightful throne. Look out, because Steel Panther is again marking its territory.
Steel Panther’s fabled live shows were like a GED class from the school of rock. And other bands took note: Their raucous stage shows, outrageous style, seismic guitar riffs, catchy melodies, catchier afflictions and indiscriminate taste in trollops and intoxicants – what frontman Michael Starr, lead guitarist Satchel, bassist Lexxi Foxxx, and drummer Stix Zadinia laid down would all be copied, as sure as if the original had been left at a Kinko’s where so many apprentice rockers dream of quitting their day jobs.
“Most of the other bands were very jealous about all the chicks we were nailing,” says frontman Michael Starr, “and they were wondering how we were getting these great gigs. The bottom line is: We’re pioneers in what we’re doing. Poison totally ripped me off: I was the first guy to come out with blonde hair and tight pants and the bandannas and they got Vince Neil popping out with the bandannas – you know who we’re talking about.”
But before we get caught up in the heady excitement of those times, let’s look to when rock’s glory was yet to be fully reclaimed from the New Wave British bands sporting synthesizers, asymmetrical haircuts, sweaters and worse. It was in the thick of that noxious early–‘80s atmosphere that Steel Panther defiantly came to be.
They were high school pals, hanging out and getting high to stick it to the man. When in the course of being rebellious young men, Satchel, Michael Starr and Stix discovered Lexxi’s penchant for wearing his mother’s make up. To shock him out of his nascent transvestitism, the three school chum decided to burst out of his closet in full make up, a graphic depiction of the error of his ways. Then in a twist of fate, Michael Starr caught sight of the foursome in the mirror, recognizing at once that this look belonged on stage. A quick trip to the guitar store later, the band that would become Steel Panther was born.
But the band needed a name.
“I was with this chick watching Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom,” Michael Starr says, “and I saw this show on black panthers, and I thought wouldn’t that be a cool name for a band, so I went over to Satchel, and I said, ‘Satchel, how about we name our band Black Panther?’”
“And I said, how about Steel Black Panther,” Satchel replies, “only we take out the ‘Black.’”
Small early gigs led to big ones. Big chicks led to hotter ones. And before long the gigs got bigger and the chicks even hotter. Entire communities of hot chicks moved to LA. Steel Panther shows were like their Mecca. It was in this era, in which the dream that led to the 1959 invention of spandex was finally realized, that many of the band’s once and future classic songs developed, like the mission statement “Eye of a Panther” and the burning “Asian Hooker.”
By 1987, not even the record business’ most revered tastemakers could ignore the band that put the “strip” in Sunset Strip, and a fierce bidding was about to erupt. Every major label was involved. Competition to get into their big showcase gig so intense that entire A&R staffs were left in tatters; many label reps were reduced to returning to their college studies in hopes of eventually taking teaching positions in their hometowns.
But this is where the mystery of Steel Panther becomes mysterious: The band never showed for that big showcase. Rumors abounded as heavy metal’s finest minds pondered the whereabouts of the Steel Panther and the great “lost” album they were rumored to have recorded.
But what really happened is that when you rock hard and live hard, you can tear something else – the fabric of time.
“It’s so fucking awesome,” Michael says, “we didn’t pay attention to the clock or anything. When you can have all the blow and the strippers you want, why would you want to stop that?”
“It was never easy to get the band together to get together to talk about songs and rehearse,” Satchel admits, “Because they were all mostly high in the ‘80s. And the ‘90s.” Band rivalries and tensions heightened, especially between Satchel and Michael Starr, ultimately resulting in a tighter bond between the two, and for Satchel, a criminal record.
Then, one day, Universal–Republic President Monte Lipman found a Steel Panther package on his desk. Only this time, it was a box with an album inside. Could it be? Had the legendary metal band actually recorded those songs that shook the LA Basin to its core? One play confirmed it was true: The Panther roars again.
Always innovators, they set upon making Mondays the night to rock in Hollywood. Mission accomplished: Their weekly show at the Key Club is considered the longest–running Monday night heavy metal show in the world, a record the band hopes the Guinness people will soon certify.
The club is packed to the rafters every week, drawing the Hollywood in–the–know and celebrities alike to bask in the band’s sui generis covers and stirring originals. On any given night, you can see the likes of Pink, Jessica Simpson, or Vince Vaughn onstage rocking with The Panther.
But the question remains, with the album at last ready, is the world ready for songs that herald the return of heavy metal’s hegemony over the rock scene, tracks like “Stripper Girl,” and “Community Property?” It would appear to be so. After all, what this band does, give or take 20 years, is timeless.
“The music, the art form, for me hasn’t really changed,” Satchel says resolutely, “Heavy metal is all about looking killer, wearing bitching clothes and sex with really hot girls – not just really, really hot like she’s hot for the bus stop, or I’d–put–her–in–a–video hot, but the hottest girls you can have sex with. We live in Los Angeles, there are a lot of hot girls here, and we have sex with some of the hottest.”
The same bravado that created the legend of Steel Panther, that forged the template from which so many other heavy metal bands were stamped, still courses unalloyed through the veins of the band. From Michael Starrs’s golden vocal chords to Lexxi’s frosted tips, rocking out is simply in their DNA, samples of which are so often available to fans after the show.
Get ready. As Michael Starr says, “Now it’s time to let the cat out of the cage.”

December 09, 2010 08:24 AM PST
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November 01, 2010 01:37 PM PDT
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Rudy has been a professional recording and performing artist worldwide for over 25 years. As a member of Ozzy Osbourne’s band, from March 1981 to September 1982, He toured the world in support of the “Blizzard of Ozz” and “Diary Of a Madman” records. His bass playing can be heard on Ozzy’s multimillion selling CD “Tribute” and “Speak of the Devil” CD and DVD.

As a member of Quiet Riot, from September 1982 to January 1985, he recorded the multi-platinum albums “Metal Health”, the first Heavy Metal debut to reach #1 on the Billboard charts and “Condition Critical”. During this period he headlined worldwide tours, appeared on numerous MTV videos and was voted #1 Bassist in Circus Magazine for 1983.

As a member of Whitesnake, from April 1987 to September 1994 he recorded the multi-platinum album “Slip of the Tongue”. During this period he also performed worldwide on headline tours in support of the multiplatinum “1987” and “Slip of the Tongue” albums and appeared on 6 MTV videos.

As a member of the reunited Quiet Riot, from May 1997 to August 2003, he performed worldwide on headlining tours and as special guests in support of the Quiet Riot CDs “Alive and Well” and "Guilty Pleasure. He also appeared on VH1’s Quiet Riot, Behind the Music. In November of 2003, “Quiet Riot Live in The 21st Century” DVD was released after the group disbanded. His recordings with all of these artists combined have sold over 30 million copies.

In February of 2004, he joined Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force for the U.S. 30 city “Attack Tour”.

Since April of 2004 He's been a proud member of the multi-platinum Heavy Metal group DIO.

When not touring with DIO I also tour with Blue Oyster Cult.

Besides his musical accomplishments, He also demonstrated Acid, Vegas and DVD Architect software at the Sony Pictures booth during the 2004 Winter NAMM Show, released the “Acid for Non Linear Editors” training DVD directed by Douglas Spotted Eagle for the VASST training series and created the “Working Man’s Bass” loop library exclusively for Sony Pictures’ Acid Software.

September 29, 2010 01:52 PM PDT
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In The Beginning
Stryper, originally known as Roxx Regime, was formed in Orange County, California by brothers Michael and Robert Sweet and guitarist Oz Fox.

Stryper stands for Salvation Through Redemption Yielding Peace, Encouragement and Righteousness. The Isaiah 53:5 under their logo is the bible verse that states "by His stripes we are healed". The band earned their stripes on the Los Angeles metal club circuit and in 1984, after recruiting bass player Tim Gaines, signed with Enigma Records and released their debut mini-album, The Yellow And Black Attack (Y&BA).

Rockin' The World

Their first full-length release, Soldiers Under Command (SUC), sold over half a million units worldwide in the eighties, and stayed on Billboard's Top 200 album chart for over forty weeks. In addition to the hard-rocking tunes that Stryper's core audience has come to expect, the ballad "Honestly" from their platinum selling 1986 release To Hell With The Devil (THWTD) hit the Top-40 charts. The video for "Honestly" rapidly became the number one most-requested video on M-TV. 1988 saw the near-platinum release of In God We Trust (IGWT), as well as renewed success on M-TV, which was bombarded by thousands of phone requests for "Always There For You".

Caught In The Middle

Coming off the acclaim of the 1989 tour supporting IGWT, the band released Against The Law (ATL) which shipped gold in the fall of 1990. Despite its sales success, some fans were confused by Stryper's change in appearance and lyrics. This lead to numerous rumors and questions about the sincerity of Stryper's faith. "We were making a grab for musical freedom," says Robert Sweet, Stryper's drummer. "But we never should have let that been misinterpreted as a change in our beliefs."

In 1991, Enigma Records went bankrupt, and Stryper was left without a record company. This was short-lived, as they were quickly picked up by Hollywood Records. In the summer of 1991 they released Can't Stop The Rock (CSTR), a "best of" album with two new tracks.

In January of 1992, Michael Sweet left the Stryper to pursue a solo career. Although officially Robert Sweet, Oz Fox and Tim Gaines continued as a three piece for another year, there were no further studio recordings as Stryper once Mike left.

Together As One?

Michael Sweet was the first to re-appear back on the scene, when he secured a record deal with the Christian label Benson Records. (Benson distributed Stryper to the Christian retail stores in the 80's.) This union produced two albums: the self titled Michael Sweet, and Real. In 1998, Mike put out a full length demo by himself titled Truth. This generated label interest, and he was soon signed to Restless Records. The re-mastered and updated version of Truth was released early in 2001.

Tim Gaines and Robert Sweet joined legendary Christian guitar player Rex Carrol in the band King James. Although King James released two releases to date, Tim and Bob only performed on the first album which was released in 1994 on the Christian label Star Song.

Absent from the limelight for many years was Oz Fox, who last was seen making guest appearances on several Christian releases including JC & The Boyz, Bride, and Ransom. Oz and Tim joined forces once again in 1995 to form Sin Dizzy. Together with Bobby MacNeil on guitar and John Bocanegra on drums, they released He's Not Dead in 1998. Tim left Sin Dizzy in 2000 to continue working musically with his wife, Irene Kelly.

Robert Sweet released his solo release titled Love Trash in 2000, in which he plays all the instruments on the album and features Larry Worley on vocals. (Ex-lead singer of Christian rock band Fear Not.) Robert then formed Blissed with fellow members David Pearson, Trevor Barr, and Jeff Miller. Their album, Waking Up The Dead, was released in early 2003.

Can't Stop The Rock

On May 21st of 2000, history was made when Stryper hit the stage again for an informal jam at the first annual Stryper expo in New Jersey. December 16th of 2000 marked the first full blown set preformed by Stryper in 9 years, held in Costa Rica. The second annual Stryper expo was held in Azusa, California on May 18th and 19th of 2001. The two day expo featured multiple bands and vendors, with Stryper closing the expo with a concert. Shortly after, Stryper played to one of their largest crowds at Cornerstone in Bushnell, Illinois on July 7th, 2001.

For You

On March 25th of 2003, Hollywood Records released Seven, The Best Of Stryper that included 2 new songs (Something and For You). That fall, they embarked on a 35 city tour that both fans and critics agreed was one of the hottest tours of 2003. In March of 2004, Stryper triumphantly returned to Puerto Rico to play a sold out show that was recorded for an upcoming DVD release.

The prayers of Stryper fan everywhere were answered in May of 2004 with the live CD recording titled 7 Weeks: Live In America. The CD was released on Stryper's new label; Fifty Three Five Records. On September 10th of that same year Stryper preformed at Walt Disney World in Florida with bass player Tracy Ferrie.


It was announced on March 30, 2005 that Stryper have signed a multi-album deal with Big3 Records. At the same time, Tracy Ferrie was named as their newest member. The band gave birth to their 9th release, Reborn, on August 16, 2005. For the next few years, Stryper toured throughout the US as well as Spain, Sweden, Norway, and Brazil.

The Puerto Rico show from 2004 became the first ever Stryper DVD, which was released via in September 2006. In April 2007 it was re-packaged with bonus material for retail sale. founder Brett Christensen worked with the band to release their early demos in July of 2007. The Roxx Regime Demos, again on their own record label, cleverly debuted on 7-07-07.

Peace Of Mind

On August 19, 2007, Michael Sweet performed with the Legendary rock band Boston at a concert honoring the voice of Boston, the late Brad Delp. Stryper then performed with Boston members at the Station Family Fund Concert on February 25, 2008. Later that year, Boston tapped Michael Sweet to sing for them during their summer tour.

Exactly 25 years after their ground breaking release of the Y&BA, Murder By Pride (MBP) was released on July 21, 2009. At the time of this writing, Stryper is set to embark on their 25th Anniversary Tour in September of 2009. Reuniting for the tour, Tim Gaines will once again play bass. Stryper will also reunite with yellow & black clothing designed by Ray Brown, whom created their classic outfits for THWTD and IGWT.

September 03, 2010 12:15 PM PDT
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About Killinger

From the sonic frontier of Western Canada, a new band has emerged that is surprising many with a fresh new style and sound that is reminiscent of classic 80’s hard rock and metal. The band is called KILLINGER and its genesis came about when Dave Williams and Kevin Morin (lead vocalist and guitarist respectively) decided to team up to write intensively for an original project in 2008. Previously, Dave was lead vocalist for 80’tribute band, Rattpoison, while Kevin played guitar with Bonafide and Face First. Between them, they had supported numerous bands including BuckCherry, Jackyl, State of Shock, Econoline Crush and Vince Neil. “We talked about combining our skills to create a concept” states Kevin. The concept was structured around key elements of 80’s rock music that would retain the melody and power which defines the genre and lends it so well to large arena performances. Unlike many new hard rock acts, the project was to feature technical expertise in the musicianship while being accessible. The band was looking for a big sound and “I wanted it to be the biggest I’ve ever witnessed” says Dave. “The writing process for the album came together very naturally and easily.” “It came together so quickly that we needed a producer immediately” says Kevin. Rick Plester, who is with Black Symphony and has worked with guitar legends Michael Schenker and George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob), recorded and produced the debut album. He also appears as a guest guitar soloist. Rick helped get George Lynch as a guest artist and called on powerhouse drummer, Pete Holmes, to play all drums on the debut disk. Pete was a perfect fit for the sound of the band as he had extensive experience with 80’s hard rock legends Black ‘n Blue as well as with Malice, Monster, Ian Gillan, Ted Nugent, Black Symphony and the Michael Schenker Group. R.J. Killinger was recruited as bassist and his surname serves the band well as its monicker. R.J. has recent success playing with Calgary-based bands Joshua’s Habit and 1-900 who recorded an album with songwriting contributions from Brian Howes (Hinder/Daughtry/Hedley) under the guidance of Nickelback producer Joey Moi. Multi-Juno award winner and guest artist, Bill Bourne, contributed background vocals to the self-titled KILLINGER album.

The songs caught the attention of legendary mixer/engineer Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Metallica, Aerosmith) and he has brought them to a new level with his talent. In addition, Vision Entertainment (Geoff McLean, Katharine Wilson) produced the video for the first single “Holding On” with director Marc Ricciardelli. The video marks the debut of new drummer Chris Challice who was brought on board since Pete was busy touring with the Michael Schenker Group. Chris had recently been playing with a Motley Crue tribute band based out of Calgary. His true Crue roots, live performance antics and admiration of Tommy Lee made him a natural for KILLINGER. The chemistry of this band is truly amazing.

The huge sound captured on the first KILLINGER album is a crucial part of the band’s live performance. Anyone who has seen the band perform will likely say it was loud. This is the way rock music should be heard. The unique look, persona, energy, stage effects and on-stage antics are all parts of the KILLINGER live show which is the very best way to experience KILLINGER. It will be an experience you won’t soon forget.

July 20, 2010 11:49 AM PDT
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HOSTILE RAGE was formed in March of 1987 in Bergen County,NJ, and Rockland County, NY. The bands first release,"Hostile Rage Volume 1" was released later that same year. The band immediatly made themselves known, appearing on the New Renaissance Records compilation albums,"Thrash Metal Attack 2" and "Speed Metal Hell 4" with the track "Dead Meat". Then, 1989, brought the release of thier second album entitled :"On The Rampage". During this time HOSTILE RAGE was a mainstay on the club scene opening for Major acts such as "Dark Angel", Nuclear Assault, Laaz Rocket, etc. Also during this time the band added another guitarist in Art Peterson. But after a short while, Peterson went on to form his own band "Chaotic Realm", and HOSTILE RAGE remained a four piece band from then on. In 1990, HOSTILE RAGE teamed up with OVERKILL to play a Benefit Concert at Ramapo College for a young girl with a rare liver disease. This year also marked the bands third release, "Adrenaline Flow". In the years to follow, Hostile Rage saw a member change on Bass. Bill Buckley left the band for personal reasons. Mike Dolan then took over the duties on Bass. These years saw the release of the bands 4th and 5th albums, "Furious Brutal Loud" in 1995 and 'Uncontrollable Urge" in 1997. The band then dispanded untill recently reuniting in October of 2009 with the original members from 1987. Which brings us to now! HOSTILE RAGE is back once again to deliver it's brand of Heavy Metal Music for the masses!!!

July 07, 2010 02:13 PM PDT
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CHARLOTTE formed in Los Angeles, CA in 1987 and quickly became a top draw on the famed Sunset Strip, which at that time included The Whisky-a-Go-Go, The Roxy, The Central/Viper Room, and Gazzari's (now Key Club). Their music grew to a point where they had no readily identifiable influences other than a vague allusion to power-driven '70's rock and hardcore mudwater blues. Fans from all over flocked to see the band that put the voodoo back in rock and roll. Some say they did it to change the world. Others say they did it for the girls and a place to crash for a week or so. Whatever the motive, fueled by Jack Daniel's Tennessee sour mash and an aggressive obsession with the meta-physical, CHARLOTTE left their mark on the LA rock scene until the mid '90's as headliners and as openers for bands such as XYZ, E-Z-O, VIXEN, BLACK N' BLUE, and RACER X. They also left their mark on many a bar-room wall if the bathrooms were full (A shout-out to Coach 'N Horses). The band recorded with top LA producers such as Marc DeSisto, Allen Zentz, and Mike Wolf. But, most of all, CHARLOTTE was known for its engaging live performances. Rock writer Stephanie Jordan wrote in Screamer magazine, "Dark, esoteric, and bordering on psychotic, CHARLOTTE proved themselves far above the competition repeatedly throughout their performance...They play music that actually hurts. Beautiful." In July of 2009 CHARLOTTE signed with super-indie label EONIAN RECORDS and now look forward to sharing their music worldwide. Their debut album 'Medusa Groove' was released in April 2010 and is available on i-Tunes, CDBaby, CDUniverse, and Nightmare Records. You can also order directly from Eonian Records ( Thanks Y'all. Good times. And put some cream on that thang.

Interview w/ Sexy Lead Vocalist Ward of Swedish Rock Band 'MAMA KIN'
July 06, 2010 11:05 AM PDT
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New Cd Out Now 'IN THE CITY'
'Summer Of Sin Tour' In The USA
starts July 15th 2010.....

07/09/10 Mama Kin in Söderhamn at Rock Weekend Buy tickets
07/15/10 Mama Kin in Allentown, PA at Crocodile Rock
07/16/10 Mama Kin in Pennellville, NY at Moniraes
07/22/10 Mama Kin in Sioux Falls at Dakota Rock Fest
07/24/10 Mama Kin in Janesville, WI at The Back Bar

Karlstad, Sweden, 2001. Guys drink, guys go out and while enjoying intoxicated moments together they form a band and promise each other: -”This is for real, we’ll rehearse tomorrow!”

That particular scenario has probably played out a thousand times since the birth of rock, and it usually ends there. This time, however, it didn’t. Not with these guys.

The very next day, fate had supplied them with a room full of instruments, and only weeks later, they’d already played live and recorded their first demo. The name MAMA KIN, taken from the Aerosmith song with the same name, was the first to be suggested and were given thumbs up immediately.

For years they’ve been a celebrated act on the Swedish underground scene, and now they’ve finally recorded their debut album!

On May 15th MAMA KIN released their first single off the album, “Superman”, which debuted as high as nr 26 in the swedish chart. Single nr 2, the albums titel track “In The City” was released in late september accompanied by yet another astonishing video.

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