Monday, November 25, 2013

12/19 - Black Water Rising, Cycle of Pain, Gaggle of Cocks, Lower The Veil and One Ton Shovel

Coming up on Thursday 12/19/13
The Legendary Dobbs has a kick ass non nonsense balls to walls hard rock show with
Lower The Veil, Black Water Rising,
Cycle of Pain, Gaggle of Cocks
and One Ton Shovel

Below check out these kick ass bands!!

Cycle of Pain
John J.D. DeServio’s career as a bassist can be defined only as formidable and impressive. His time spent with Black Label Society has taken him around the world and made him a sought after bassist for clinics from Japan to South America and back. But long before he began globetrotting J.D. started out like most accomplished musicians, in the garage with a band and whiskey. 25 years later, that same band has emerged as Cycle of Pain with an intense and diverse self titled hard rock album.

 Though rooted in metal, the album’s 12 tracks delve into elements of funk, hip-hop and soul. The core of the band is the same with Gregg as lead vocals, Joe Taylor on guitar and Rich Monica (Tantric) on drums. Cycle Of Pain also features performances by Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Ozzy), Ray Luzier (Korn) Brian Tichy (Billy Idol), Sen Dog (Cypress Hill), Russ-T Cobb, Hugo Ferreira (Tantric), Marcus Ratzenboeck (Tantric), Clip Payne (P-funk), Burton C Bell (Ascension of Watchers, Fear Factory) & Russell Allen (Symphony X). The album is available in stores and online now!


Black Water Rising

BLACK WATER RISING is a collection of soul baring, angst ridden, riff heavy material that is proudly anchored in the foundations of traditional Hard Rock song writing. Giant guitar driven monster riffs served up on a bed of crushing grooves with soaring melodic vocals and big hooks. Basically, NO FRILLS RIFF ROCK! Lyrically the message is socially and politically driven by the dark times we live in. With darkness seemingly growing by the day, BLACK WATER RISING is a name that fits this band like a glove. The philosophy of BWR is simple, they are not looking to reinvent the wheel, they just want to give it a much needed alignment in these musically stale times.

Some say BWR is Hard Rock, Metal, Stoner, Southern Sludge, whatever... We set out to create a No Frills, Riff Raging, turbo charged, wall of pure kick ass Power Rock, we believe we have achieved that.
Lower the Veil

“Their music comes from the bowels of the earth and indeed you can easily imagine its members giving a concert in the middle of the Rocky Mountains. They produce pure Heavy Rock greatly influenced by the California Stoner style of Kyuss or Karma To Burn”
Steven Akerfeldt - Music Waves
The included music is sorta Classic Rock orientated, with some Melodic Hardrock type of material as well, but also here and there (“All that’s real”) we can hear the SOUNDGARDEN/ALICE IN CHAINS type of lowtuned 1990s Altmetal. However, a song like the semi-ballad “The sawyer” is a very strong and quite melodic tune, with some well-thought lyrics.”

“This is a band that explodes on stage with strong conviction, a clear and succinct sound, and an innate ability to captivate an audience from the first toe tapping bass line to the last hip swaying drum beat. Lower the Veil is an experience. It's a kind of sound reminiscent of the blues of the 70's, the edgy hard rock of the 80's, and the progressive melodies of the 90's, yet still refreshingly current. It's rock and roll. Pure simple and sexy rock and roll.”
“Drawing from a variety of influences, while carving out a path of their own, Lower The Veil have really shown it is possible to provide a caress of steel, making The 100th Monkey a classy slice of gritty and rough, yet smooth and shiny rock, that shocks, seduces and soothes as it slams home.”

Gaggle of Cocks

we're from new york city... we play intense hard rock... there are three of us (sometimes four)... yes, that constitutes a gaggle... who cares .. we're low class and kick ass... long live American Trash!

“I personally find them in the same vein as Pantera and bands of their ilk, taking names and casting blame, they are what is best of the Hard Rock movement, no glam, no sparkle, just hard edge and driving rhythms and a drum beat that calls to the fight, to the war against mediocrity in music, a Gaggle of Cocks will be heard.”
Joseph Timmons - Xombiewoof Magazine
“Not since Melvins, Antiseen, Dwarves, Butthole Surfers and Agony Column has a band sounded so incendiary.”

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