Archive for: March 2017

CHICAGO’S FRONTLINE SIGN WITH SHOCK RECORDS / VANITY MUSIC GROUP : DEBUT ALBUM, ‘COLD WORLD’ TO BE RELEASED IN JUNE

CHICAGO’S  FRONTLINE SIGN WITH SHOCK RECORDS / VANITY MUSIC GROUP
DEBUT ALBUM, ‘COLD WORLD’ TO BE RELEASED IN JUNE

Upcoming Chicago modern rockers Frontline release their debut full length album, Cold World, on June 2 via Vanity Music Group’s new imprint, Shock Records, distributed through AISA / RED / Sony Music.  Produced by Mike Brezen, the album was recorded over a six month period at AMG Studios in Chicago.Formed by singer / guitarist Jason Delismon in early 2016, Frontline came to life when Delismon hooked up with lead guitarist, Mike Nowak, bassist, Alex Loeber and keyboardist Diane Tragos when the three of them began writing together, which soon led to the concept of an actual band coming to life.  “It was just a writing thing at first,” relates Delismon, “and soon things just started to click and it became obvious that we needed to see this thing through. Before long we began auditioning drummers and Jason Jaros entered the picture.” Soon after the recording of Cold World commenced Nowak had to step down due to personal reasons, to be replaced by Steve Vuko.  “After auditioning more than enough guitarists, it was obvious that Steve just had the chemistry needed to fill Mike’s shoes,” Jason recalls.

Delismon says of Cold World, “I’m confident it will break through and dominate the mainstream rock scene with its edgy and heartfelt lyrics. Fans won’t be disappointed with the innovative originality we’ve put into this.”

The band tapped former In this Moment drummer Tom Hane to design the album art for Cold World. Jason met Hane back in 2012 when the former was a drum tech for Eve to Adam on the ‘Jagermeister Presents …’ tour, which In This Moment was also a part of. “We were talking one day and the subject of photography and graphic design came up. He showed me some of his work and I told him we’d be interested in hiring him for the Frontline artwork when it came time.  He wound up not only doing our album art but our photo shoot, as well, ” says Delismon.

Cold World track listing:
Follow
Cold World
Beautiful
Calling
Changes
Angel
Don’t Misunderstand
Falling For You
Cold World (Reprise)

GRAMMY WINNING PRODUCER / GUITARIST BOB KULICK TO RELEASE ‘SKELETONS IN THE CLOSET’ : ENLISTS ALL STAR CAST

Throughout his forty year music career Bob Kulick has worked with an astonishing array of artists: From Meat Loaf to Motorhead. From KISS to Michael Bolton. WASP to Diana Ross as well as legends such as Roger Daltrey, Alice Cooper, Lou Reed and Paul Stanley’s first solo album and tour.


After serving as a sideman and producer for much of his professional career, Kulick has decided that it was time to release a solo album – and he brought along a few of his good friends to support him in the endeavour. Joining Bob on the album are
Lead vocalists – Dee Snider, Robin McAuley, Andrew Freeman, Vick Wright, Todd Kerns, David Glen Eisley, Dennis St James
Bassists – Rudy Sarzo, Chuck Wright, Bobby Ferrari, Bruce Kulick, Dennis St James, Kjell Benner
Keyboardists – Doug Katsaros, Jimmy Waldo
Drummers – Vinny Appice, Frankie Banali, Eric Singer, Brent Fitz, Scot Coogan, Chuck Burgi, Bobby Rock, Jay Schellen
With Bob himself providing all of the guitar tracks and co-producing the album along with Bobby Ferrari at Vegas View Recording in Las Vegas, NV.
Skeletons in the Closet will be released in late Spring through Vanity Music Group (distributed via RED / Sony Music).


Half of Skeletons in the Closet is comprised of brand new material while the other half is comprised of retrospective material from Bob’s albums with Murderer’s Row and Skull. “After finishing the five new songs, the idea of including five of my favourite songs from my past rounded things out nicely,” Bob says. “Brand New songs and then the ‘skeletons in the closet!'”


The tracklisting for Skeletons in the Closet is as follows:
Player
Not Before You
London
Goldfinger
Rich Man
India (from Murderer’s Row)
Skeletons in the Closet (from Murderer’s Row)
Guitar Commandos (from Skull – also features a guitar duel with Bruce Kulick)
Can’t Stop the Rock (Previously unreleased track)
Eyes of a Stranger (from Skull)


His talents have earned Kulick a dozen gold and platinum records, and aside from writing for the traditional album format, he’s written and performed songs for Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob Square Pants (David Glen Eisley’s “Sweet Victory”) and the theme song for WWE’s Superstar Wrestler Triple H, “The Game.”