It’s been a while since we’ve had an Artist Spotlight on the blog, but we are starting the New Year with a great band that you should have on your radar. The first Artist Spotlight os 2019 is Bad Bones. We are jammin’ their album High Roller.
The first song on their album is “American Days” and I can hear right away they have an old-school rock metal sound. Jumping to the second track “Lost Again” their is a great guitar solo, that you hope for in any rock song. Vocals are outstanding in this band. This is not a band with a one song pop and then the next pop-rock, it’s strictly metal and rock with Bad Bones.
My favorite on the album is “Wild Rose”, this is a song that makes you want to get up and move around. Reminds me of days at school dances just dancing and hair just swinging around my head. “Midnight Rider” follows and another great song.
I love the way “Solitary Fields” starts off, that intro… This would be my second favorite on High Roller. Dare I say it, it has this “Purple Rain” vibe when you listen to just the instruments. Almost to the end of the song, there is a small guitar solo, which is what draws you in soon it starts playing.
“Now or Never” would be my least favorite. Not that it’s a bad song, because it’s not. It just wasn’t for me. Surprising it has the same vibe as “Wild Rose” so you would think I would like this one. It could be the tempo of this song, it’s a slower tempo and fades into more of a Settle grunge style song.
“Blood Trails” follow suit and brings back a better tempo and gives the sound that I want to hear when listening to rock and metal music. “Wolf Town” continues on with a nice and fast tempo. This one makes up for the slow tempo on “Now or Never”.
“Story of a Broken Bone” from the title I wanted more story about Bad Bones and their journey. Still a good song, but I was just wanting to get a different feeling from the song. “Rock’N Me” is a cover song, done very well. It doesn’t sound like bad karaoke – which sometimes happen when doing a cover.
Overall it’s a good album. It’s an album that you can listen to and not want to skip to the next song. I’m sure you can find a song or three to add to your playlist. Make sure to check out the videos for “American Days” and “Midnight Rider” below.
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Check out the video for “American Days” and “Midnight Rider”.
About Bad Bones
Bad Bones is a band from Cuneo, Italy. Their journey started in 2007 when Steve, Lele, and Meku decided to unify their forces to create a new rough rock’n’roll power trio. Setting afire every club around and growing their fan base with shows around Italy. Bad Bones find inspiration in classic hard rock and heavy metal bands.
According to Metal Maniac magazine, The Bad Bones are the “next big thing of Italian hard rock”.
The band played in Italy, Europe, and the USA between 2008 and 2009 and had the chance to plat in historic spots in Sunset Strip such as the Whiskey A Go Go and the Key Club. The supported important American bands like Youth Brigade or Murphy’s Law, they worked together with Rob Michaels (former Goo Good Dolls guitar plater) and took part in festivals such as Hollywood Rock Convention 2008 and Port Hueneme Summer Fest at the Oceanview Pavillon where the most well known hard rock bands from Los Angeles played, among which there were Pretty Boy Floyd and Enuff’z’Nuff.
The band had great work to do in Italy and in Europe. They went on tour with Adam Bomn, glorious guitar player, through Switzerland, Germany and finally the Czech Republic. The band participated in a series of important rock festivals as supports to amazing international bands such as Hardcore Superstar, Entombed, and Crucified Barbara.
The song “Poser”, their anthem has been used by Cysco Systems multinational informatics company, for an advertisement which appeared on the web in 2009.
Truemetal.it assigned them the “Hard Rock Band of the Year” award, then the band played at the Italian Gods of metal with the most famous Italian metal bands: Extrema, Labyrinth, Strana Officina, Bulldozer, and Sadist. They also played in France and again in Switzerland at the great stage of the festival “Balla con i Cinghiali in front of 25,000 people in Savona. That was the show for the band as a Power-Trio.
In 2011 they became a Four Pieces Era. In October 2011, Bad Bones presented Maz “BOne” Malmerenda as the singer of the band, at that moment bad Bones turned to be a quartet. They began a new tour through Italy and Europe, till spring 2012 when Bad Bones concentrated their strength on writing new songs which would form their third awaited album, Snakes and Bones.
January 2014, Meku Bone decided to leave the band due to personal and artistic reasons, as announced on Bad Bones’ website. Serjo Aschieris joined the family as the new guitarist.
Max Bone – vocal
Serjoe Bone – guitars
Steve Bone – bass and backing vocals
Lele Bone – drums
Steve “Bone” Balocco was the bass player during the “Total McBrain Damage Tour 2002-2005” alongside with Iron Maiden’s drummer Nicko McBrain, he was former bass player of the Italian power metal band White Skull (2003-2007) with whom he recorded the album Ring of the Ancients (Dragonheart 2006).
Serjoe “Bone” Aschieris was the former guitar player for the band The Rocker with whom he recorded the self-titled album besides former AC/DC and Dio drummer Simon Wright, he played also in the Italian National AC/DC tribute band who performed with AC/DC drummer Chris Slade.
Rock ’till you drop, Roll with the Bones!
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