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FW: RPR set to release “Live Fast Die Loud” featuring members of Alice Cooper!

FW: RPR set to release “Live Fast Die Loud” featuring members of Alice Cooper! This post first appeared on Rat Pak Records.


Subject: RPR set to release “Live Fast Die Loud” featuring members of Alice Cooper!
From: Rat Pak Records <>
Date: 9/24/2013 2:07 PM
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With influences ranging from White Zombie to Motorhead, Beasto Blanco’s “LIVE FAST DIE LOUD” is a full-length anthemic hard rock offering that keeps you amped on “10” from start to finish! The progeny of long time Alice Cooper bassist Chuck Garric, “LIVE FAST DIE LOUD” yields a powerful combination of heavy riffs, driving bass, and melodic choruses that are bound to stick in your head after just one listen! Beasto Blanco is quickly becoming a favorite of the music and movie industry’s most respected talents! Here is what just a few of them have to say about “LIVE FAST DIE LOUD”:Johnny Depp: “What an honor to hear something as beastly and killer as this!!! It’s truly, truly great and wonderfully kind of life affirming! Makes one feel ownership of their being!”

Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden): “Chuck has got himself a ‘KIN’ blazing band here. “LIVE FAST DIE LOUD” from Beasto Blanco is a solid piece and rockin’ like there is no tomorrow! Well done me old china!”

Alice Cooper: “Beasto Blanco to me is an East L.A ‘Day Of The Dead’ kind of hard rock band. They seem dangerous – don’t stand too close, this is a band that I see exploding in the next few years. The “LIVE FAST DIE LOUD” video shows my grown daughter Calico crawling around like some sort of animal, which is of course, just how I remember her as a child!”

Bob Ezrin (Producer): “Chuck Garric is modern day monster, one of the most talented and heaviest rock musicians I’ve ever worked with!”

Mikkey Dee (Motorhead): LIVE FAST DIE LOUD is a real ass-kicker and I wouldn’t expect anything less when Chuck is at the forefront, keep slammin!

John Corabi: “I totally love “LIVE FAST DIE LOUD”! This is the real deal, it’s 100% raw energy from start to finish!”
“LIVE FAST DIE LOUD” features Chuck Garric, Calico Cooper, Glen Sobel, Jonathan Mover, Tiffany Lowe, Chris Latham and more! Official release date is scheduled for October 29 2013.

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Motor Queen


Beg To Differ

Live Fast Die Loud

No More Man

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“The Dark” (official video) by V on YouTube

▶ V, The Dark (official video) – YouTube.  Wowzers! I am most thoroughly impressed. I think that I have watched this highly, professionally produced video for the local band V about six times so far! It is epic, to say the least, and it’s complex sonic induction is simply eargasmic -mind shattering! The gothic-tuned style vocals remind me -ever so slightly- of the band Therion. V is a band you definitely need to check out! This video has been uploaded for a mere couple weeks and it already has garnered over two thousand Youtube views! That’s a number that is sure to rise in the coming weeks. Do yourself a favor and go check out V!

Press Release

Fwd: New Eugene Chadbourne Country

Here’s a press release for Bryan and the Haggards Featuring Dr. Eugene Chadbourne, from Northern Spy Records. I like! Check it out!

New Eugene Chadbourne Country-Jazzed Merle Haggard LP Announced – Out 10/29

WFMU DJ Kurt Gottschalk came to us with the brilliant idea to get Eugene Chadbourne to collaborate with Bryan and the Haggards. It made perfect sense. The band met for the first time during the summer of 2012, played a couple gigs, and then went into the studio on the Fourth of July to record an album worth of eccentric Merle Haggard covers. You can’t get more perfect than that! This is Northern Spy Records’ sure-to-be-Grammy®-winning album. Dig in and please hit me for anything. We’d love to set up streams, reviews, and features.

Adam Downey – Northern Spy / Clandestine

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Bryan and the Haggards featuring Dr. Eugene ChadbourneMerles Just Want To Have Fun


Northern Spy Records

29 October 2013


Merles Just Wanna Have Fun is a ridiculous spirited, lovingly raucous tribute to one of country’s greats, Merle Haggard. As with Willie Nelson, there’s a bit of jazzy sensibility to Haggard’s music. The tunes aren’t mere three-chord rockers, giving a sextet of exceptional musicians like Bryan and the Haggards featuring Dr. Eugene Chadbourne plenty to work with. And as with Nelson (Poncho to his Lefty, or the other way around), Haggard’s songs are full of character, or rebels and patriots and world-weary travelers.

“This was what I was trying to do in 1980, get a jazz band to play country and western and get a record label to pay to record it and put it out. The closest I could get to that was Shockabilly and obviously that was a sidetrack. So listening to this is really gratifying! Let’s see if anybody else likes it!”

– Dr. Eugene Chadbourne

“Saxophonist Bryan Murray’s wonderful quintet cast an outside-jazz eye on Bakersfield country legend Merle Haggard, and their bodacious results do justice to both camps. The Hag’s heartbreaking melodies become fodder for genre-slipping arrangements that take the long way home…The band is recording with Chadbourne, who splays country, rock, and bluegrass with feckless hyperactive humor.” 

– Richard Gehr, Village Voice 


produced by WFMU DJ Kurt Gottschalk

Release Date: 10/29/2013 


OCT 29—NOV 3
10/29 Tuesday (KR)
8 and 10 pm
Doc Chad Solo
Eugene Chadbourne (guitars, banjo, voice)

World Premiere “From the Dreamory.”10/30 Wednesday (SC)

8 and 10 pm
Music of Merle Haggard
Eugene Chadbourne (guitar, banjo, vocals) Bryan Haggard, Aaron Irwin (saxes) Jon Lundborn (guitar, banjo) Moppa Elliot (bass) Jason Tiemann (drums)

Eugene Chadbourne with Bryan and the Haggards.10/31 Thursday 

8 and 10 pm
The Doc Chad All Dead Jazz and Pop All Stars
Eugene Chadbourne as Jimmy Carl Black(guitar, banjo, voice) Evan Gallagher as Thelonious Monk (piano) Thomas Heberer as Muggsy Spanier (trumpet) Tatsuya Nakatani as Johnny Cash (percussion, voice) Louie Pearlman as Cab Calloway(ukulele, voice) Barry Mitterhof as Jethro Burns (mandolin) And special surprise guests

Northern Spy

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Fwd: RPR set to release Metal Church “Generation Nothing”

Here’s a press release I thought I would forward along, from Rat Pak Records.



Metal Church “Generation Nothing” marks the bands 10th full length studio release and boasts the return to the band’s classic metal sound, says founding member Kurdt Vanderhoof, “It has elements of both the first album and the “The Dark”, but still embraces the new sound of the band without chasing the past.”

Born out of the West Coast Metal scene in the 80’s, Metal Church quickly became one of the standout talents of their genre. The band’s first release simply entitled “Metal Church” postured the band as one of the pioneers of the thrash/metal scene, while their sophomore release “The Dark” was championed as one of the premier metal releases of the 80’s.

Now with the current band’s line up, Kurdt Vanderhoof (guitar), Ronny Munroe (vox), Jeff Plate (drums), Rick Van Zandt (guitar) and Steve Unger on bass, “Generation Nothing” combines the best elements of the band’s early roots with modern day lyrical content and a revived hunger that delivers an electric assault of anthemic & epic metal songs! Videos for “Generation Nothing” and “Dead City” are currently in the post production stage and a world tour is in the works for 2014. Official release date for “Generation Nothing” is scheduled for October 22, 2013.

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Rat Pak Records welcomes KXM to the Roster!KXM is Ray Luzier (KORN) Doug Pinnick (Kings X), George Lynch




Formed in early 2013, the band consists of Ray Luzier (KORN) on drums, Doug Pinnick (KINGS X) on bass and vocals, and legendary guitarist George Lynch (LYNCH MOB/T&N/DOKKEN) on guitar. In this introductory trailer the band describes how they came together, the meaning behind the name “KXM” and give us a glimpse into their stellar songwriting ability as they perform the song “Gun Fight” from their upcoming full length release (title/release date tba).

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Trailer produced by: Sébastien Paquet


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