JRCanadian Hard Rockers: Thunderbird, To Release Third Album Feat. Members of Bachman Turner and Lee Aaron
 
“An enticing and ear-bending form of new classic rock is most definitely what Thunderbird have delivered...” - Martin Popoff
 
Much to the excitement of hard rock fans worldwide, Canadian hard rockers Thunderbird are releasing their highly anticipated self-titled third album on Delinquent Records on April 25, 2018! “Thunderbird” was recorded in Vancouver BC, produced by Marc LaFrance and Kelly Stodola and mixed by famed engineer Mike Fraser.
 
Says lead singer & producer Marc LaFrance,“The concept is that the album is like a collection of short stories. I am singing the songs as different characters, or telling their stories. A gallery of rogues from the dark side!”
 
Musically, the songs are inspired by classic hard rock. Heavy guitars, blistering solos, driving rhythms.
The songs were written during 2016, after the band finished their last album. Recording began for a third album late 2016 at Vancouver's Armoury Studios with engineer Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Aerosmith, Van Halen). Sessions continued through the first half of 2017 at several Vancouver studios with other veteran engineers including Ken Burke, Kris Siegers and Mick Dalla-Vee. The finished album was mixed by Mike Fraser at The Armoury and mastered by Adam Ayan (Def Leppard, Foo Fighters, Queen) at Gateway Mastering.
 
The band's former guitarist Rod Coogan was unable to take part this time due to other commitments, so rising young talent Brice Tabish joins Thunderbird on guitar. Rod makes a welcome appearance with the guitar solo on opening track “Liar (Fool's Gold)”. Guest musicians on the new album include jazz pianist Chris Gestrin, and a string section on closing track “Vampire” arranged and conducted by film composer Peter Allen. 
 
Thunderbird features:
Marc LaFrance (Vocals/Producer) 

Very experienced, well-known and highly regarded in the music industry, Marc is not only a singer but also a drummer, songwriter and producer. He records and tours internationally with Randy Bachman and Bachman Turner as well as his own band Cease & Desist. He has contributed to over 100 albums, and countless sessions on recordings by Motley Crue, David Lee Roth, Bon Jovi, The Cult, Loverboy, Glass Tiger, Alice Cooper, Blue Murder, Scorpions, Cher and many others. 
 
Rob Becker (Bass)
Award-winning bassist Rob Becker has been an active part of the Vancouver music scene for decades and maintains a busy schedule of touring and session work. He has recorded and performed with many artists including Colin James, Patricia Conroy, Barney Bentall, Jim Byrnes, Ridley Bent and Lee Aaron to name a few. He can be seen performing regularly in the US and Europe and has recently been on stages in Scotland, England and Australia. His extensive background in playing live and in the studio, combined with formal musical training, makes Rob musically versatile. 
 
Kelly Stodola (Drums/Producer) 
Kelly is immersed in session work and live performance in many diverse styles and has been heard across North America on alternative college radio and mainstream hard rock stations as well as country television. Credits include Lauren Starchuk, Version 3, The Blue Voodoo, Featherz Edge, The Steve Sainas Band and Magnus Rising. He continues to keep a busy schedule on the Vancouver music scene and looks forward to many more years of making music. 
 
Brice Tabish (Guitars) 
Brice Tabish may be only in his mid-twenties, but knows more about classic hard rock and metal than people who were there at the time! He is a real student of the genre and lives and breathes it. Already a seasoned player on the Canadian scene, Brice tours with 'metal queen' Lee Aaron and has recorded with the likes of Andrew Oldham (Rolling Stones). He performs live regularly in the Vancouver area with Las Divas and the John Pippus Band.

Thunderbird Band ShotTracks
1.  Liar (Fool's Gold)
2.  Little Jenny
3.  Star
4.  Rain
5.  Into the Sun
6.  Painted Lady
7.  Revolution
8.  Man of Clay
9.  I'm with You
10. On the Brink
11. King Rat
12. Vampire
 
Here's what the press have said about Thunderbird:
 
“Aggressive energy and raw edge...Hard rocking and based on some smoking riffing” - Music Street Journal (USA)
 
“Hard rock veterans, Thunderbird are keeping the genre alive and well, and are doing so with original, hand-crafted material.” - The Ark of Music (USA)
 
“Hit all the right buttons” - Hallowed (Sweden)
 
“Thunderbird electrifies...Hits hard...There's no lack of breakneck drumming, smashing cymbals, or face melting solos...The band shows versatility on every track, while always remaining true to their clear brand of sound.” - Indie Band Guru (USA)
 
“Buckle your seat belt...A refreshing sound that harkens back to the glory days of hard rock music...helping to keep the torch burning for fans that still crave that classic rock sound that will never die.” - Metal Nexus (USA)
 
“In-your-face attitude...Hard rocking riffs abound...Back-to-the-roots shot of adrenaline fueled heavy rock to leave you wanting more. We can't wait to see what Thunderbird do next.” - Rock Hard (UK)
 
“Thunderbird know how to rock and they do it with style.” - Middle Tennessee Music (USA)
 
“Blasting through your speakers with riffage of AC/DC-level intensity...The guitar is chunky and virtuosic, the drums thunderous with machine-gun-like fills.” - Coyote Music (USA)
 
In closing the band has this to say to their fans worldwide, “Keep on Rockin'!”


 

The songs and lyrics will be available after release on the band's YouTube channel:

For more information: http://facebook.com/thunderbirdtheband
 
Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com


Chemia (Rock) CHEMIA - LET ME

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If there really is a key to making a young, hungry and fiercely determined rock act known all over the world, then Wojtek Balczun has discovered it. The guitarist and main song writer of Polish band Chemia doesn’t simply rely on his group’s obviously tremendous potential and on the wave of euphoria triggered by their 2013 debut album The One Inside. Systematic and focussed, Balczun is taking the group unerringly to the second stage of a career which looks extremely promising, true to his credo: this band’s got what it takes to make it on an international level, so we’ve got to position it globally to establish its worldwide presence. And thanks to Chemia’s second album release Let Me, this is exactly what he’s set to achieve: all twelve songs are fresh, haunting and dynamic, and on top of that Chemia have succeeded in enlisting optimum support in producer Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Aerosmith, Metallica). The result is extremely powerful and rocks from the very first note of the opener ‘Fun Gun’ to the final chord of the last track, ‘Send Me The Raven’. If you’re still not convinced, just let the album work its magic on you. Satisfaction guaranteed!

That a young and comparatively unknown band gets to work with a renowned producer such as Mike Fraser almost sounds like a fairy tale but is easily explained by the amazing impact Chemia have on everybody who has listened to their music, in whichever shape or form. They have played live with legends such as Deep Purple, Guns N’Roses, Billy Talent, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, HIM and 3 Doors Down, never failing to inspire their audience. They have performed at renowned festivals such as Woodstock Poland, Legends Of Rock and Art-Football Moscow, where they also bowled over the crowds. Singles from their debut album have been played by Polish radio stations, garnering thoroughly positive reactions. They explained to their friend and mentor Marc LaFrance (Scorpions, Mötley Crüe, The Cult) the concept and idea of their new album Let Me, which in turn left LaFrance greatly impressed. And not only him but also Mike Fraser, whom LaFrance got on board and who was so taken with the new material that he ensconced himself together with Chemia at the Custom 34 Studio in Gda?sk, Poland, to work on Let Me. Fraser applied the finishing touches at Vancouver’s Armoury Studios during the final mix before the album was mastered at the Gateway Mastering Studios in Portland, USA.

“We wanted Let Me to show the real Chemia,” Balczun explains. “We agreed with Mike Fraser that the album’s sound should be based on the sound of our live shows. That’s why there are no compromises or concessions to pop music on Let Me.” The band consciously decided against typical ballads and rigorously cut down on the keyboards which featured fairly strongly on the debut. Balczun: “Mike Fraser is the absolute expert when it comes to great guitar sounds. That’s why Let Me rocks from beginning to end.” All those who worry that the Chemia material may have lost its accessibility in favour of a tougher attitude may rest assured: every one of the twelve tracks is captivating. “Listening to the album for the very first time, people may get the impression that Let Me has turned out less commercial, but when you hear the tracks a second or third time, you’ll discover their great catchiness.”
Balczun is referring to numbers such as ‘Fun Gun’ with its driving beat, contemporary guitars and lyrics about a young psychopath and his destructive thoughts. And of course to the pulsating uptempo rock number ‘The Luck’ featuring Canadian drummer Brent Fitz (Slash, Alice Cooper) as guest musician. The anthemnic ‘Grey’ and ‘Done’ with its tongue-in-cheek reference to AC/DC also deserve a mention, just like ‘Don’t Kill The Winner’, which has Chemia prove that even dry-as-a-bone stoner rock is familiar terrain for them.

So they’ve obviously done their homework, and now the time has come to present the awesome result to the world at large, because after all, live shows are among Chemia’s greatest fortes. “It’s always the same: no matter where and with whom we play, the reactions are overwhelming. Like our UK tour with Skindred, which earned us so many new fans that we obviously have to play as often as we possibly can. One the one hand, live performances get us the most straightforward reactions to our songs, and on the other hand concerts always help you to establish new contacts and meet important people. We know that we’ve got a long way ahead of us to make Chemia a global phenomenon, but we’re determined to go that way.”

Since the beginning of 2015 the band played loads of concerts i.e. in Poland, Spain, United Kingdom and Germany. After the premiere of “Let Me” album they played a European tour with Skindred during which they visited countries like Netherland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Czech Republic and Italy. From 5th of February they latest album will be also available in USA and Canada.

YOUTUBE
https://youtu.be/c3W1MlibzUY
https://youtu.be/9K-U244oyX8

TRACKS
Fun Gun * She * The Luck * Let Me * I Love You So Much * Grey * The Shadow * Done * Don´t Kill The Winner * We Toxic * Gotta Love Me * Send Me The Ravens

DISCOGRAPHY
THE ONE INSIDE (2013)
newLET ME (2015)

LINE-UP
Wojtek Balczun (Guitar)
Matt Maka (Guitar)
Chriss Jaworsky (Bass)
Adam Kram (Drums)
?ukasz Drapa?a (Vocals)

 


Faith (Acoustic/Alt/Rock) Play Click to play an mp3 sample. Faith and Desire's album Heavy Mellow incorporates acoustic and electric guitars and violins with rock solid drum and bass grooves and passionate vocal performaces. Their lyrics explore the irony and common flaws of the shared human experience.

All songs on this rare disc are individually availible for licensing through Delinquent Records.


FAD (Funk/Rock) F.A.D. Play Click to play an mp3 sample. Formed and disbanded after only one album, and a few Hollywood shows, funk rock outfit F.A.D. imploded leaving a brilliant first album packed with groove rock in the early 90's Extreme/Peppers style. Soaring vocals, shredding guitar and a rhythm section so solid that it creates a gravitational field of it's own.

All songs on this powerful, rare disc are available for individual licensing through Delinquent Records.


AlienFixation

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AlienFixation.: Having schizophrenia makes it hard to focus sometimes, but here is the light i create to make a more peaceful, loving planet for all men, women and children and of course our wilder friends... peace, amnesty, namaste...

Album "Nirvana Sequence"


 
       
 

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