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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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

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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:

 

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The Dead Daisies Announce ‘Burn It Down’ Specs

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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

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