John Corabi Debuts New Single, ‘Cosi Bella (So Beautiful),’ Companion Video

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Former Dead Daisies front man John Corabi opened the new week with a new single and video.

Corabi debuted his new single, ‘Cosi Bella (So Beautiful)‘ and its companion video Monday. The mid-tempo semi-ballad style song was produced and co-written by famed guitarist Marti Frederiksen (Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne, Motley Crue) in Nashville, TN.

The lyrical theme featured in the new song is, as Corabi sings right from the song’s outset, about a woman. In other words, it is a love song.

Corabi talked at length about the song during a recent interview.

“‘Cosi Bella’ came about from a writing session I did with Marti for The Dead Daisies’ ‘Burn It Down’ record,” said Corabi. “I had the initial verse idea, and a chorus that didn’t quite work for the tune. I played it for Marti, and he liked the idea but gave me a better idea for the chorus. We recorded the rough idea on my phone, with both of us just scatting the melody.”

Added Corabi, “The Daisies heard the idea but felt it didn’t quite fit their format, so I put it to bed for a bit. After leaving the band in 2019, I started to revisit old ideas I had and sat down and recorded the track. Being new to ProTools, I took the song as far as I could and sent it to Marti to produce. I explained the song was musically inspired to a degree by ‘Penny Lane’ by The Beatles and ‘Killer Queen’ by Queen, so Marti and his son Evan recut the drums and bass, and added some horns, and sprinkled their magical fairy dust on the track to give it that shiny polished sound!”

Corabi concluded, “I wrote the lyrics, and after singing the song, I felt ‘SO BEAUTIFUL’ was kind of an average title, so I looked those words up in a translation app and found it in Italian (Cosi Bella) and felt it had a nice ring to it! It’s not what some people truly expect from me, but I LOVE the way the song turned out, and it’s just a happy little upbeat love song with a twist! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.”

More information on John Corabi’s new single and video is available along with all of his latest news at:

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The Black Moods Tapped To Join The Dead Daisies On Upcoming Tour

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The Black Moods will join The Dead Daisies on the road this summer.

The band will serve as support for The Dead Daisies’ tour, which is in support of its latest album, Holy Ground, which was released early this year through SPV. The tour, which The Black Moods is using to promote its latest album, Sunshine, is scheduled to launch Sept. 10 and to run through Oct. 15. It features performances in cities nationwide, such as Portland, OR; Fort Wayne, IN and Vineland, NJ.

Tickets are available now for each show here. The tour’s schedule is noted below.

8/3      Scottsdale, AZ @ Frasher’s Tavern

8/6      Salt Lake City, UT @ The Royal (w/ Royal Bliss, Smile Empty Soul)

8/7      Lewiston, ID @ Snake River Rock Fest ^

9/5      Charlotte, NC @ Hops & Hogs Festival ^

9/10   Rockford, IL @ The Apollo Theater AC #

9/11   Joliet, IL @ The Forge #

9/13   Fort Wayne, IN @ Piere’s #

9/14   Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater #

9/17   Buffalo, NY @ The Showplace Theater #

9/18   Vineland, NJ @ The Landis #

9/20   New York, NY @ Sony Hall #

9/22   Virginia Beach, VA @ Elevation 27 #

9/24   Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room #

9/25   St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live #

9/27   Sauget, IL @ Pop’s #

9/29   Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater #

9/30   San Antonio, TX @ The Rock Box #

10/2   Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live #

10/3   Austin, TX @ Come and Take It Live #

10/7   San Diego, CA @ Ramona Mainstage #

10/9   Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival ^

10/10 Roseville, CA @ Goldfield Trading Post (Placer) #

10/12 Portland, OR @ Alberta Rose Theater #

10/15 Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theater #

# with The Dead Daisies, Don Jamieson

^ festival appearance

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The Dead Daisies Is The First Great New Rock Album Of 2021

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The Dead Daisies’ new album Holy Ground is the first truly great new pure rock record of 2021.  That is saying quite a bit, considering the releases of new albums from the likes of Weezer, Foo Fighters, and Michael Schenker Group already available.  That is proven from start to end of the 11-song record through its collective musical and lyrical content. The record’s musical arrangements give listeners touches of the pure rock sounds of the 80s,  90s, and even 2000s, bringing the whole together for a whole that will appeal to a wide range of listeners.  The lyrical content is accessible to any listener, making for its own appeal.  ‘Unspoken,’ the album’s lead single – which the band premiered almost a year ago in April 2020 – is just one of the songs that serves to support the noted statements.  It will be discussed shortly.  ‘Come Alive,’ which comes early in the 48-minute record’s run, is another key addition to the album.  It also shows how the album’s musical and lyrical content come together to make the album in whole a success.  ’30 Days in the Hole’ is yet another addition to the album that adds to the record’s interest.  It will also be discussed later.  All three songs noted here are important to the whole of Holy Ground.  When they are considered with the rest of the album’s entries, the whole of the album leaves no doubt as to why the record is the best pure rock record to be released so far.

The Dead Daisies’ new album Holy Ground is an impressive work from the veteran rock super group.  It is a record that audiences have been awaiting since early last year when the band debuted the record’s lead single, ‘Unspoken.’  The song is just one of the ways in which the album’s musical and lyrical content come together to make the album such a strong return for the band.  The song’s musical arrangement almost immediately lends itself to comparison to AC/DC’s timeless hit song ‘For Those About to Rock (We Salute You).’  That is evidenced in the steady, plodding time keeping and the guitar work here.  The subtlety and control in the guitar work is a near mirror image of that in the aforementioned AC/DC song.  Yet is still manages to maintain its own identity separate from that of the other composition.  That is due in large part to the song’s chorus sections.  They change the song’s feel considerably.  The contrast in those two approaches gives the song’s overall arrangement its own unique identity that will connect easily with listeners.  The lyrical content that accompanies the song’s musical arrangement adds even more interest to the overall song.

The lyrical content featured in ‘Unspoken’ comes across as a statement about that type of person who is completely stuck on himself/herself.  That is just this critic’s interpretation, of course.  The seeming statement is inferred right from the song’s lead verse, which states, “In the static/Gotta make your pledge/So dramatic and you’re out on the ledge/Bones are breaking/Hear the rattle and moan/Your body aching and you’re out in the zone/Yeah, I can hear you breathe/Unspoken/You gotta let go/Unspoken/You’re out in the glow/Unbroken/You let it all flow.”  The seeming commentary continues in the song’s second verse, which states, “In the oneness now you realize/Lost your compass and I sympathize/In the darkness now/You fade to grey/In the stillness you will make your way.”  Again, this is all the interpretation of this critic and should not be taken as the only interpretation.  Regardless, the song’s lyrical content is sure to generate plenty of discussion among listeners.  That alone is proof of the song’s role in the album’s overall success.  It is just one of the songs that serves to prove the album’s strength.  ‘Come Alive,’ which comes early in the album’s run, is another way in which the record proves it has reached the top of the field for now.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Come Alive’ is a steady, forward-driving composition whose musical arrangement blends the best of yesterday’s and today’s pure guitar rock.  The subtle strength of the song’s bass line together with the steady time keeping and the guitar line makes is so well-balanced.  There are moments here in which the guitar line lends itself to comparison to works from Joe Satriani before switching back to a more modern radio rock sound a la Velvet Revolver, modern Stone Temple Pilots and others of that ilk.  The precision in which the two sides switch back and forth makes for its own level of enjoyment.  The lyrical content that accompanies the song’s fiery musical arrangement helps to illustrate the seeming message delivered here.

The message that seems to be presented in ‘Come Alive’ comes across as being one person telling another that he/she needs to examine his/her life and change his/her  mindset.  This inferred right from the song’s outset in its lead verse and chorus, which states, “I’m standing in my shadow/And you can find me there/I’ll meet you in the shallow water/They stop and stare/Within my inner vision/I’d like to testify/No crash and no collision/My faith, I can’t deny/Come alive/You can start over/Now, take me by the hand and come alive/I gotta break your malady/You got to live your life free/So come alive.”  It is as if the speaker is telling that person here that while he/she might be in a tough spot, he/she still has his/her faith and that the subject to whom the speaker is speaking can turn things around on a better course.  The seeming commentary continues  in the song in which front man Glenn Huges (Deep Purple, yes the same one) sings, “You’re fallin’ in the skyline/And you will come and go/Your sign is in your bloodline/Sometimes its quick and slow/Somehow the earth is mending/I’ll meet you at the gate/This is your life resending/You got to feel your weight.”  The song’s third and final verse puts the period on the interpreted message, stating, “Oh, it’s amazin’, you travel on/I am praisin’, gotta let you roam/Come and deliver/All that you need.”  Again these lyrics collectively are only interpreted in the noted fashion by this critic.  They should not be taken as the only interpretation.  Regardless the possibility of this song focusing on a discussion between two people, one trying to motivate the other certainly seems plausible.  If it is indeed the case, then the whole makes this another fully accessible for listeners, as every listener (or most listeners) has found themselves in a similar position.  To that end, the whole of this seeming message and the energy in the song’s musical arrangement ensures listeners’ engagement and entertainment even more.  It shows even more in whole why the album in whole is such a successful new entry from The Dead Daisies.  It still is not the last of the album’s most notable works.  ’30 Days in the Hole’ is yet another key way in which the record’s musical and lyrical content pair to show why the album succeeds.

’30 Days in the Hole’ opens with a solid drum beat that is soon after accompanied by Hughes’ vocals and the equally powerful guitar and bass lines to round out the arrangement.  The whole of the song’s arrangement immediately lends itself to comparisons to works from the likes of Motley Crue, Poison, and Warrant.  Even with such comparisons, it still boasts its own unique identity that audiences will enjoy. 

For all of the fun energy that the song’s musical arrangement presents audiences, its lyrical content seems to take on a much more serious tone as it addresses the consequences of drug use.  The contrast in the playful, upbeat sense in the song’s musical arrangement against the more serious lyrical topic makes for a lot of interest here. 

The noted topic is clearly addressed right from the song’s outset in the lead verse, which states, “Chicago Green, talkin’ ’bout Black Lebanese/A dirty room and a silver coke spoon/Give me my release/Black Nepalese/It’s got you weak in your knees/Sneeze some dust that you got buzzed on/You know it’s hard to believe.”  The commentary continues in the song’s second verse, which states, “Newcastle Brown can sure smack you down/Take a greasy whore and a rollin’ dance floor/If you live on the road, there’s a new highway code/You take the urban noise with some durban poison/You’re gonna lessen your load.”  The song’s chorus reminds listeners about the result of using those drugs, stating, “30 days in the hole/I got 30 days.”  Maybe the contrast of the upbeat energy in the song’s musical arrangement and serious lyrical content is intentional.  It could be meant to help create a sense of irony.  People (especially rock stars) think that they are having fun using those drugs and living the rock and roll lifestyle, but in reality, they are only hurting themselves.  This is, again, just this critic’s interpretation and should not be taken as gospel.  If in fact it is somewhere in the proverbial ballpark, then the song has certainly succeeded in its goal to be so ironic.  It is just one more way in which the album proves overall, to be such an engaging and entertaining presentation.  Together with the other songs noted here and the rest of the album’s works, the whole makes the album overall a successful new offering from The Dead Daisies that is unquestionably the first truly great rock record of 2021.

The Dead Daisies’ new album Holy Ground is a presentation that rock purists and the band’s fans alike will agree is a welcome return from the band.  That is proven through the album’s collective musical and lyrical content.  Each of the songs examined here serve to help illustrate the noted statements in their own way.  When they are considered along with the rest of the album’s songs, that whole makes Holy Ground the first great new rock record of 2021.  The album is available now. 

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The Dead Daisies Premieres ‘Unspoken’ Lyric Video

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The Dead Daisies is giving audiences their first taste of its new album.

The band debuted the lyric video for its new single ‘Unspoken‘ on April 16. The song is featured in the band’s forthcoming album Holy Ground.  The song’s musical arrangement is everything that audiences have come to expect from the band, with its up-tempo, guitar-driven presentation.

The song’s lyrical content seems to focus on a very certain kind of person, as new front man Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple) — who replaced John Corabi on vocals — sings in the song’s lead verse, “In the static/Gotta make your pledge/So dramatic and you’re out on the ledge/Bones are breaking/Hear the rattle and moan/Your body aching and you’re out in the zone/Yeah, I can hear you breathe/Unspoken/You gotta let go/Unspoken/You’re out in the glow/Unbroken/You let it all flow.”  The commentary continues in the song’s second verse, with Hughes singing, “In the oneness now you realize/Lost your compass and I sympathize/In the darkness now/You fade to grey/In the stillness you will make your way.”

It almost comes across as a person who is stuck on himself/herself; one of those oh woe is me types.  That is, of course, just this critics’ own interpretation.  It is certain to generate its own share of discussion among audiences, which is a good thing for the song, as that discussion will maintain interest in the song.

Guitarist Doug Aldrich offered some background on the song’s creation in a recent interview.

“This was one of the first songs we jammed on at Sunset Sound in Hollywood and then reworked it slightly in France, where we all hit it fresh with the benefit of a few months distance,” he said.  “In that process, David, Ben, everyone pursued ideas to give it a bit more of a Daisies vibe, with Glenn’s vibe guiding it to a place where it has become an instant classic.”

A release date for Holy Ground will be announced in the days to come.  In the meantime, audiences can stream and download ‘Unspoken’ here. Audiences can keep up with that and more information online at:

 

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The Dead Daisies Signs To Spinefarm Records

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Spinefarm Records has added another big name act to its roster.

The independent label has signed The Dead Daisies to a record deal.  The rock super group — Glenn Huges (Deep Purple, Black Country Communion), Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio), David Lowy (Mink, Red Phoenix) and Deeen Castronovo (Journey, Bad English, Hardline) — released its most recent album Burn It Down (the band’s fourth album) in 2018 through Spitfire/SPV.

The band discussed its signing to Spinefarm in a collective statement.

“We’re thrilled to be releasing our upcoming album in collaboration with Spinefarm Records,” the statement reads.  “This album is very important to us, and we all felt we needed to take the next step not only musically, but also from a label perspective.  Along with Jonas, Maria, Dante and the rest of the Spinefarm team, it’s time to crank up the engines and get to work on this next chapter with Glenn.  So come to a show, enjoy the ride and ROCK with us, we can’t wait for you to hear it!”

Jonas Nachsin, Spinefarm General Manager — Worldwide, said in a separate statement.

We are very excited to partner with The Dead Daisies on their newest and best album yet,” he said.  “With the addition of Glenn Hughes, all the work they’ve been putting in over the last few years will realize its full potential with this release.  As we’ve been steadily adding both new and career artists to the Spinefarm roster we extend a big welcome to The Dead Daisies on joining our rock ‘farm.”

More information on The Dead Daisies’ as-yet-untitled album, including the eventual announcement of its release date and more is available online at:

 

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BlackBox TV Debuts ‘Daisyland’ Trailer; Series To Feature Music From The Dead Daisies

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Spitfire Music and BlackBox TV have partnered to present a new horror series featuring the music of The Dead Daisies.

Welcome To Daisyland is scheduled to premiere Feb. 14 on Blackbox TV.  Directed by award-winning film maker Tony E. Valenzuela and starring Pepi Sonuga, the series centers on the fictional Daisyland Carnival, “a music and mayhem shadow show.”  The carnival crossed America starting in the 1970s, breaking down just as fast as it set up.

Once the carnival was done for the day and everyone gone home, the carnival would truly come to life.  The series’  debut trailer is streaming online here. The debut episode of Welcome To Daisyland will be available via BlackBox TV’s official YouTube channel.

The series’ soundtrack features music from The Dead Daisies’ latest album Burn It Down

More information on Welcome To Daisyland is available online now at:

 

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Twitter: http://twitter.com/wtDaisyland

 

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The Dead Daisies’ Success Continues Again On ‘Burn It Down’

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Rock super group The Dead Daises has made quite the impression on the rock community since its formation roughly eight years ago.  In the time since its formation, the band has crafted one EP, a live recording and four full-length studio recordings – each album boasting pure, guitar-driven rock and roll compositions.  Each of those albums has also seen the band change its approach each time, both musically and lyrically.  That change is what has kept the band a favorite among its fans around the world, and is just as welcome in its latest album, Burn It Down, as it is in the band’s first three albums.  While Burn It Down does boast some of the bombast of The Dead Daisies’ previous LPs (and its EP), it also adds in some more reserved moments to round out its 41-minute run time.  The most notable of those more reserved moments comes late in the album’s run in the form of ‘Set Me Free.’  This moving, southern/blues rock opus will be discussed shortly.  Those who enjoy the band’s more familiar rock and roll works will especially enjoy ‘Bitch.’  This piece will be discussed a little later on.  ‘Burn It Down,’ which comes early in the album’s run mixes those noted bluesy elements with the band’s more familiar rock elements for yet another of the album’s key entries and is sure to be a favorite among audiences on either side of the proverbial fence this time out.  Between this song, the others noted, and those note directly discussed, the whole of Burn It Down proves to be another overall successful offering from The Dead Daisies.

Burn It Down, the fourth full-length studio recording from The Dead Daisies,’ is a recording that proves over the course of its 10-song, 41-minute run time, to be another successful offering from the rock super group.  That is because as with the album’s predecessors, the band proved that it didn’t rest easy on the laurels of those albums.  Instead, the band opted this time to take another risk and change things up again.  That risk involved the inclusion of some material that is more reserved in comparison to the band’s previous compositions.  ‘Set Me Free’ is one of the most notable of those more reserved compositions.  This applies both to the song’s musical arrangement and its lyrical content.  In regards to its musical arrangement, Doug Aldrich’s guitar line conjures thoughts of old school Aerosmith.  To a lesser degree, one could just as easily make comparisons to softer songs from Lynyrd Skynyrd and Jimi Hendrix.  Yes, that’s quite the juxtaposition, but it works, at least to this critic.  The Hendrix comparison comes as the song enters its bridge, about three minutes into the song’s run.  That breakdown lends itself to a comparison to Hendrix’s ‘Manic Depression.’  Whether or not that was intended is anyone’s guess, but it is there.  It’s not a bad thing, either.  Rather, that comparison, along with the comparison to Skynyrd and Aerosmith, adds even more interest to the song’s musical arrangement.  When the song’s musical arrangement is set against its familiar lyrical theme – that of a broken relationship — the two together give the song even more interest.  Front man John Corabi sings here about someone who would not emotionally let go of that former love interest, “Sometimes we just hold on/A bit longer than we should/And we both knew this time would come/I would change it if I could.”  That’s pretty straight forward.  He goes on to sing later, “Set me free/Love won’t be easy/If I don’t leave/Set me free/Woman/Let me be/I know in time/You’ll be fine.” This is someone telling another person to let go of a relationship that has ended, and who is doing so in a rather gentle fashion.  Considering the song’s subject sings at one point, “Woman/Let me be,” one would think that this would be more of a pure blues/rock arrangement.  Instead, it is more of a soft-spoken, emotional piece that shows the band’s softer side.  It’s not the first time that the band has shown something of a softer side, but it is also not overly common for the band to do so.  Keeping that in mind, this is an interesting change of pace for the band, and in turn, just one of the album’s key entries.  For those who yearn for the band’s harder edged sound, the band still offers plenty of that throughout this album, with the most notable of those songs being ‘Bitch.’

‘Bitch’ is a straight forward, guitar-driven, adrenaline-fueled rock and roll song that is just as certain to be a fan favorite in a live setting as it will be on record.  Corabi’s vocal delivery, the dual guitar attack of David Lowy and Doug Aldrich, and Deen Castronovo’s solid time keeping join bassist Marco Mendoza’s low-end to form a musical foundation that is instantly infectious.  Its pure rock and roll roots will have every rock and roll purist putting his and her horns in the air as they sing and dance along.  It’s just one part of what makes this song stand out.  The song’s lyrical content is just as infectious as its lyrical content.  Lyrically, it’s more familiarity, as it tackles the subject of relationships, but in a more light-hearted manner.  That is inferred as Corabi sings in the song’s chorus, “You can’t fix it/Love, it’s a bitch.”  He adds in, “Yeah, when you call my name/I salivate like a Pavlov dog/Yeah, when you lay me out/My heart is beating louder than a big bass drum/Alright.”  In other words, this is someone who can’t seem to control himself around a certain woman, but really wishes he could because “love/it’s a bitch.”  That mentality could so easily be interpreted in a way too overly emotional manner here.  Luckily though, the band didn’t go that route.  Rather, the band went more of the almost sarcastic, cynical route instead.  That route, coupled with the song’s high energy heightens the song’s impact even more, and in the end, showing in full why the song is another strong entry from Burn It Down and why that song proves the album’s strength overall.  Even as much as it does to prove the album’s strength, it still is not the last of the album’s standout entries.  The album’s title track also serves to show why this record is another strong effort from The Dead Daisies.

‘Burn It Down’ is notable because it offers its own balance of slower, blues-based rock with the band’s signature harder-edged sound for a composition overall that is easily one of the album’s highest points.  What’s really interesting here is that musically, one can’t help comparing this opus to Audioslave’s hit single ‘Gasoline.’  That’s not just because of the chorus of ‘Burn it down” either.  The song’s overall arrangement bears at least some similarity to the prior noted song.  That’s not a bad thing, either.  Lyrically, it boasts its own share power, too.  Corabi sings here about what would seem to be those people who are the living embodiment of misery loving company.  This is inferred as he sings, “You’re choking on the words you want to say/In this prison/So you stay/You lean on me to free you of your chains/While you’re living in that house of pain/Oh, you are/You’re living in that house of pain.”  He goes on to sing in the song’s second verse, “You’ve always had a plan to try and change/But the outcome always stays the same/You’ll always wear the thorns that make your crown/until you strike that match and burn it down.”  From there, Corabi proceeds to refrain the song’s chorus, singing, “Burn/Burn it down/Watch that mother burn to the ground.”  The song leaves little to no room for doubt here about its subject matter.  It comes across as an indictment of those people who would rather be real life eeyores than make their lives better.  Again, it’s not the first time that a band has taken that route, but still just as impacting as any other.  The power in the song’s musical arrangement adds to that power with its sort of no-nonsense approach to make the song stand out that much more.  When this is considered alongside the musical and lyrical content in the previously discussed songs, the whole of the songs discussed here shows clearly why each is so important to Burn It Down’s whole.  When they are considered alongside the songs not noted here, the whole of the album goes on to prove that it is another successful entry from The Dead Daisies.

The Dead Daisies’ latest full-length studio recording Burn It Down – the band’s fourth full-length studio recording – is another strong new effort from the rock super group.  That is proven through a 10-song set that while it offers some familiarity, also takes some new risks.  ‘Set Me Free’ is one of those risks.  It is very much a gentle ballad centered on the all too familiar topic of love lost.  It’s a step out of the band’s comfort zone at least musically.  Its lyrical approach to the topic is somewhat new for the band, too.  Less of a risk was ‘Bitch,’ which while also tackling the theme of relationships, was more of a rocking, sarcastic and cynical look at the matter.  The album’s title track was a little bit of a risk while also not being one.  It crossed those familiar harder-edged sounds with a slightly slower blues rock sound in its arrangement for a work that conjures thoughts of ZZ Top and so many other bands.  Lyrically, its take on the matter of people who live to bring others down is not a stretch and neither is the manner in which those people are addressed.  The thing is the combination of those elements gives the song plenty of punch.  When these songs are noted alongside the album’s other offerings, the end result is an album that is not only another successful entry from The Dead Daisies, but one more that shows The Dead Daisies is alive and well.  Burn It Down is available now in stores and online.  More information on Burn It Down is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

 

 

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The Dead Daisies Debut ‘Rise Up’ Lyric Video

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The Dead Daisies have unveiled the lyric video for the band’s new single.

The ‘Rise Up’ lyric video release comes only days after the song made its debut.  It is the first single from the band’s forthcoming album Burn It Down, which is currently scheduled to be released April 6 via Spitfire Music.

Frontman John Corabi explained in a recent interview that the song’s lyrical theme centers of a call to action by the people.

“‘Rise Up’ is a blistering, old school Sabbath riff with angry lyrics about the state of the world!,” Corabi said.  “It’s about the people in power that say they have our best interests at heart, but don’t.  We need to rise up and let our voices be heard and tell them we want CHANGE and deserve BETTER!”

‘Rise Up’ is just one of the 11 total songs included in Burn It Down, which is currently slated to be released April 6 via Steamhammer Records.  Also included in the record are songs such as ‘Set Me Free,’ ‘Can’t Take It With You’ and the album’s title song alongside seven other songs.  Audiences will hear plenty of new material when the band heads back out on the road next month in support of Burn It Down.  The band’s upcoming tour schedule is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

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The Dead Daisies Put Out A Call To Action With Its New Single

Courtesy: Steamhammer

It’s time to ‘Rise Up’ again with The Dead Daisies.

The band today unveiled the lead single from its forthcoming album Burn It Down.  The mid-tempo, guitar-driven rocker is streaming online now via Spotify.  Front man John Corabi explained in a recent interview that the song’s lyrical theme is a social commentary.

“‘Rise Up’ is a blistering, old school Sabbath riff with angry lyrics about the state of the world!,” Corabi said.  “It’s about the people in power that say they have our best interests at heart, but don’t.  We need to rise up and let our voices be heard and tell them we want CHANGE and deserve BETTER!”

‘Rise Up’ is just one of the 11 total songs included in Burn It Down, which is currently slated to be released April 6 via Steamhammer Records.  Also included in the record are songs such as ‘Set Me Free,’ ‘Can’t Take It With You’ and the album’s title song alongside seven other songs.  Audiences will hear plenty of new material when the band heads back out on the road next month in support of Burn It Down.  The band’s upcoming tour schedule is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

Website: http://thedeaddaisies.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheDeadDaisies

Twitter: http://twitter.com/TheDeadDaisies

 

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The Dead Daisies Announce ‘Burn It Down’ Specs

Courtesy: Spitfire/SPV

The Dead Daisies is alive and well.

The band has announced it will release its next album this spring.  Titled Burn It Down, the album will be the band’s fourth full-length studio recording and will be released Friday, April 6, 2018 via Spitfire/SPV.  It will be available on Digipack CD, Digital, picture disc vinyl and deluxe vinyl/CD combo pack.

The 10-song record was recorded in Nashville, TV with Marti Frederiksen leading the project.  Anthony Focx mixed the record while Howie Weinberg handled mastering.  Also joining the band for its latest album is Deen Castronovo (Revolution Saints, Bad English, Journey).  Castronovo played alongside guitarist Doug Aldrich most recently on Revolution Saints’ most recent album Light in the Dark (2017).

The album’s track listing is noted below.

THE DEAD DAISIES — BURN IT DOWN TRACK LISTING: 

Resurrected

Rise Up

Burn It Down 

Judgement Day 

What Goes Around 

Bitch

Set Me Free

Dead And Gone 

Can’t Take It With You 

Leave Me Alone 

Front man Jon Corabi said in a recent interview that he enjoyed working on the album and was looking forward to its release.

“I’m extremely excited about our new record “Burn It Down!,” Corabi said.  “It was a pleasure to once again work with Marti Frederiksen and the band on what I believe is the next great step in The Dead Daisies journey. This is a balls-out old school rock record!!! Enjoy it, and see you all on our massive 2018 world tour!!!! Peace, Crabby”

Aldrich anticipated the album’s release, too.

“The new Daisies album will melt your face!,” Aldrich said.  “It is raw and in-your-face with a whole new sound!”

The band will take to the road this spring in Europe in support of Burn It Down beginning April 8 in Glasgow, UK.  The band’s European schedule currently runs through May 12 in Madrid, Spain.  The tour also includes performances in France, Hungary, Belarus, Germany and a number of other nations.  The full schedule is noted below.

THE DEAD DAISIES BURN IT DOWN WORLD TOUR UK & EUROPE:

UK  (with special guests THE TREATMENT* & THE AMORETTES) 

APRIL 

Sunday 8th Garage Glasgow, UK

Monday 9th  Robin 2 Bilston, UK

Tuesday 10th  Koko London, UK*

Thursday 12th  Academy 2 Manchester, UK

Friday 13th  Rock City Nottingham, UK*

Saturday 14th  Academy Bristol, UK*

EUROPE (with special guests THE NEW ROSES) 

APRIL 

Monday 16th  013 Tilburg, NET

Tuesday 17th    Biebob Vosselaar, BEL

Wednesday 18th  Markthalle Hamburg, GER

Friday 20th  Sticky Fingers Gothenburg, SWE

Saturday 21st  Parktreateret Oslo, NOR

Sunday 22nd  Klubben Stockholm, SWE

Tuesday 24th  Pumpehuset Copenhagen, DEN

Wednesday 25th  Rosenhof Osnabrueck, GER

Thursday 26th  Backstage Werk  Munich, GER

Friday 27th  Barba Negra Track Budapest, HUN

Sunday 29th  Simm City Vienna, AUS

MAY 

Tuesday 1st  Thanks Jimi Festival Wroclaw, POL

Thursday 3rd  Kesselhaus Berlin, GER

Friday 4th  Schlachthof Wiesbaden, GER

Saturday 5th  Live Music Hall  Cologne, GER

Sunday 6th  Le Trabendo Paris, FRA

Tuesday 8th  Z7 Pratteln, SWI

Wednesday 9th Live Club  Trezo (Milan), ITA

Friday 11th  Zentral  Pamplona, SPA

Saturday 12th  Mon Madrid, SPA

More information on Burn It Down is available online along with all of The Dead Daisies’ latest news and more at:

 

Website: http://thedeaddaisies.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheDeadDaisies

Twitter: http://twitter.com/TheDeadDaisies

 

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