The new record Remember the Story bursts out of the gate sounding like an old school hardcore rock and roll band ready for a stadium of full of head banging metal heads with their track “End of Our Truth”. In fact, the majority of the tracks on this first record in nearly seven years are reminiscent of some big bands of the past with heavy guitar riffs such as AC/DC and Blue Oyster Cult.

The track “Stop Talking” emphasizes this point by not having any lyrics at all and focusing on the technical prowess of James A. Rota and Emily Burton who share guitar duty (as well as some vocals). The bass is handled by Scott Reeder, new to the band since their last recording. Rounding out this quartet from LA is John Oreshnick on drums who demonstrates his forceful beats on “The Answer” and “Back on Earth”. Both of these tunes have an intense faced paced fervor that makes you want to air guitar along with the band and were two of my personal favorites.

The final track on the record is a slowed downed version of Motorhead’s “I Don’t Believe a Word”. The production credits go to Paul Fig who has also worked with Alice and Chains and more recently Ghost. This record makes me want to look for on the road. Fortunately, they have some scheduled dates for late April/early May with Clutch and Red Fang. I will be ready to raise my horns to their classic sounds and heavy riffs!

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“Are you going to another concert:” or “My mom’s crazy” are frequent words out of my daughters’ mouths. They know how much I love music and especially live music, so I guess I’m crazy. Heavy and Metal have been my preferred genre since I was in my teens. Luckily for me, I live in the LA area where lots of bands dream of playing venues such as the Whiskey and the Roxy. I am blessed to share a passion for the heavy riffs and hard pounding bass with my husband. As a result, we often visit those legendary venues to check out new and not so new bands. We also have an insatiable desire to travel to find music in both large and small venues all over the country. We have been to many US Rock festivals and look forward to our annual music cruise to reconnect with like-minded friends. We have future plans to conquer Europe. Watch out Download, Wacken, Hellfest, Graspop---someday we are coming for you!

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