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Bee are back with a new long awaited album - ‘Eye in the Sky’ - out
now. It has been over two years since their last release, and the wait
has proven to be worth it, as this new record is quintessential Killer
KILLER BEE REKINDLE THE MAGIC OF ‘70s STYLE ROCK WITH ‘EYE IN THE SKY’ RELEASE OUT NOW
Killer Bee are back with a new long awaited album - ‘Eye in the Sky’ -
out now. It has been over two years since their last release, and the
wait has proven to be worth it, as this new record is quintessential
Killer Bee. The writing team of Rönnblom / Frank has done it again, as
they deliver their well-honed 70´s style of rock - a la Led Zeppelin,
Deep Purple, and the Scorpions.
Well known for their back to basic raw sound, Killer Bee have not swayed
from their trademark style. And all the expected ingredients are
included - hard and heavy riffs, signature vocals, and of course, the
classic Hammond sound, which can be sampled via the links below:
“’Get on Board’ went through a few vocal arrangements before I got the
feel I wanted,” explains singer/producer Brian “Bee” Frank. “Due to the
length of pauses in the recording process I was able to take a step back
and look at things from different perspectives. Really glad I had that
time to give the song the all it deserved.” And Frank also discussed the
song’s video - “Being from Canada I did not really grasp what the cold
war meant, but after living in Sweden for 26 years one starts to realize
how very close the threat at the time was. In the making of this video
we did it at an old abandoned cold war era - first strike airforce base.
The base was an array of runways interacting with each other in
literally the middle of nowhere. It was an experience for me to try and
imagine how it could have been...it made me reflect on my first weeks
here in 1990. We were driving in town and instead of a Deer Crossing
sign I saw Tank Crossing signs (lol). Wow what a culture shock for a guy
like me from good ole safe Toronto, Canada.”
Since the early ‘90s, the Bees have been delivering the sting…and now the hive has let the swarm loose!
The last couple of years have not been without trials and tribulations
though - member changes, injuries, and production hold-ups have made
this era a roller coaster ride for the band.
However, the band managed to persevere, as 2015 saw Killer Bee embark on
an extensive US tour (covering over 40 cities in no less than 35
states), and the future is only looking brighter.
Radio programmers worldwide have begun to take notice, as Killer Bee are
receiving positive responses to their music - climbing on playlists
And alongside the new release, Killer Bee are currently in the planning stages for touring both Europe and North America.
Speaking about highlights from the recording sessions, Brian "Bee” Frank the lead singer and producer of the new record
states, “‘Shout It Out’ is the ultimate 70´s feel with the screaming Jon
Lord/Hammond playing by Denny DeMarchi. I remember when he was
recording that solo. One take and it was done. At the end Denny said, ‘I
can do it better,’ I said ‘No! It´s done!’ What a great moment. During
the 90´s, Anders and I had a writing system...he played I sang. A song
done normally it took no more than 30 minutes to get a song done. The
last three albums have had a slightly different approach but on the
writing of ‘The Fight,’ it was a magical moment. Back to the old school
formula. 15 minutes.”
So catch a buzz and feel the sting…Killer Bee are BACK! Join the swarm!
‘EYE IN THE SKY’ TRACKLISTING:
1 Eye in the Sky
2 Shout It Out
3 One Step Closer
4 Higher and Higher
5 Face the Night
6 The Flight
7 Get on Board
8 Joystick Warrior
9 Right Between the Eyes
10 By My Side
KILLER BEE LINE-UP:
Brian “Bee” Frank – Vocals
Anders “LA” Rönnblom – Bass
Andre Hägglund – Guitar
Paul “Tonka” Champman – Guitar
Morgan Evans – Drums & Percussion
Denny DeMarchi – Keys
CRY OF THE WOLF MAGAZINE Interview With FRANKIE BANALI Of QUIET RIOT
QUIET RIOT was not the first band that got me into heavy metal. I was already well entrenched in the power and the glory of bands like Sabbath, Saxon, and Dio. But for an impressionable youth the constant nagging from the "cool" kids at school about how lame metal was became very bothersome. Cliched white sneaker wearing future lawyers were constantly picking on me and my metal head friends. QUIET RIOT one day came on the radio and changed all that. Like an asteroid hitting the dinosaurs they wiped away all the so called un coolness about metal and made it mainstream. Suddenly all the jocks were "banging" their heads to songs like "Metal Health", And "slick Black Cadillac". So years later after the heavy smoke has cleared I got the chance to speak with one of the key architects of QUIET RIOT, Mr. Frankie Banali. They are about to release ROAD RAGE on Frontiers Records and it so…
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Sabaton was formed back in 1999 in Falun, Sweden when the members of a band called "Aeon" reformed and rearmed for the upcoming first recording in Moon Music Studio. The founding members of Aeon: Rikard, Pär and Daniel Mullback had joined forces with Oskar and Joakim earlier during the year which had seen a few line-up changes and the guys decided on a fresh start and changed the name of the band to Sabaton. These are the same guys you see on stage today.
As a young proto-metalhead living in the hard streets of Riverside, Rhode Island we would all gather at whoever had the latest vinyl release and rock out for hours. Discussing techniques, listening to lyrics, guitar solos. The best albums offered up energy at its purest form. It transmitted from the vinyl grooves right into our little teenage brains. You could literally feel what the band or artist was trying to convey.
Metallica's latest release, Hardwired to self destruct offers up a modern day version of that same energy and spirit from days gone by. It is a powerful statement from a band that many had written off. One song...Now were all dead...that is the only song you need to listen to. But there are many, many more. This is grade a material from a group of artists who managed to capture their energy and channel it through this disc. This is real, this is power, this is the definition of a classic metal album.
Another great sign of a good, solid album is that you can list…