Members Eric Boatright – Vocals Cody Hampton – Bass/Guitar Seth Trimble – Guitar/Keyboard Heath Fields – Drums
Shallow Side is releasing their brand new EP “One” Friday January 13th in their stomping grounds, Birmingham Al. We were fortunate to be able to get an early preview and I must say, these guys have hit it out of the park with this release! *“We roll” is destined to become a huge pregame anthem celebrating the bands love of their home state. You can just hear the party starting as Eric sets the scene. *”Rebel” Most Shallow Side fans have already been enjoying this song, this is the band bringing the FUN back into Rock n Roll…as well as a big middle finger! *”Renegade” is one of the best covers I have ever heard. This song just gets the adrenaline spiking with Eric’s phenomenal vocals and Seth’s killer guitar Styx has got to be proud of this version of their song. *”Fight or Flight” is inspiring and has relentless guitar grooves! *”Can you Hear me” will definitely encourage crowd participation I can already see every hand in the air and jumping in unison. *”Start a Fire” includes multiple elements of digital as well as straight up blues and grooves.
When we interviewed Eric before their Oklahoma City show in August he told us prior to being in the band “he wasn’t even sure if he could sing”. I dare you to listen to their music and question that boys abilities. His vocals are amazing! This band has some of the best music we have heard in a long time. Check out their website at www.shallowside.net for any and all things Shallow Side. Let these Alabama boys show you what they are all about. And if this EP gets you wanting more, don’t worry they will be releasing a full length album later this year.
Steve Zimmerman – Drums Tommy Blardo “The Beast” – Guitars/Vocals Frank Morin – Vocals Jeff Curtis -Bass Scott Kadish- Guitars
BleachBANGS was able to speak with Steve Zimmerman of the band “Enemy Remains” about their upcoming release of their newest album titled “No Faith in Humanity” due for release January 20th.
If you are into heavy, driving metal mixed with melodic vocals and hooks that will keep you singing them all day at work, then this is the album you will have to own!
Trust in No One
Divided by Hate (Feat. Nick Bellmore)
No Faith in Humanity (Feat. Joey Conception & Jeff Curtis)
Originally formed in 2005 by original Fates Warning drummer, Steve Zimmerman, and guitarist extraordinaire, Tommy Blardo, Enemy Remains began as a project for two musicians looking for a new outlet and has since grown into a hard rock force of nature. With driving rhythms and a progressive edge, Enemy Remains quickly set themselves apart from the vast majority of hard rock/metal hybrids. Enemy quickly added vocalist Kevin Flowers to the mix and began the process of writing new material, which would eventually become their highly acclaimed, six-song, 2007 demo.
Their first studio offering would be followed by a string of successes which included sharing the stage with such rock luminaries as Alice Cooper, Queensryche, and Heaven and Hell – otherwise known as the Dio-fronted version of Black Sabbath – and having their song “Live For Today” featured in the Rock Band video game for XBOX 360.
2014 saw Enemy Remains rounded out their line-up with the addition of two new members in second adding a new mix to the music. This new and improved line-up would be the first local act to be invited to play the massive XL Center (20,000 capacity) in downtown Hartford, performing in an opening ceremony for the Hartford Wolf Pack, the New York Rangers’ AHL affiliate.
Enemy took a brief hiatus in 2015 for Steve Zimmerman to focus on reuniting with original Fates Warning members, Zimmerman, fresh off a four album stint with one of the most influential prog-metal bands in existence – recently being behind the kit for the Decibel Magazine Hall of Fame album & 30th Anniversary, “Awaken The Guardian” at True Fest in Germany – & for Tommy (The Beast) to focus the developing of his Digital Radio Station “Metal Fortress Radio” now a known station worldwide by both National and Regional bands around the globe. Upon returning from Vans Warped Tour with the station and witnessing new Artists, both Zimmerman and Blardo sought out to revamp a new lineup with new material by the addition of new vocalist, Frank Morin, lead Guitarist Scott Kadish, keyboardist Bobby Bryk. Enemy Remains now has arguably their most stable and powerful line-up yet. Some bands take a long and winding path to their best successes and 2017 sees Connecticut’s Enemy Remains poised to reach for the top of the hard rock mountain with their newest EP set to release in January of 2017 with the highly anticipated single “Trust In No-one” ; Joey Conception (Armageddon & Dead By Wednesday)- Guest Guitars & Jeff Curtis ( Obsession & StikPin) – Guest Bass
BIG DADDY RITCH – VOCALS
JOHN EXALL – BASS
CORD POOL – GUITAR
NEVADA ROMO – GUITAR
TIMMY BRAUN – DRUMS
I must admit, I have been a little late getting my ticket for the THC wagon. I’ve have been well aware of their music and what they stand for, not to mention some of the most dedicated fans I’ve ever seen.
Big Daddy Rich has always surrounded himself with some of the best musicians in the business, and his current line-up is no exception.
When we had the opportunity to see THC in Tulsa this past week we were more than happy to make the hour and a half drive to see Nevada Romo, a local Oklahoma native and the newest member of the band.
This was a great show, that also doubled to honor recent fallen Tulsa guitarist John Holata, which was dearly loved in the Tulsa music scene.
When THC hit the stage there was no doubt who everyone in the building came to see, and THC delivered 100%. The band was full of so much energy, and talent it’s no doubt why they were chosen to back up the no nonsense Big Daddy Rich.
Big Daddy Rich told the story of when he was young, his mom said you came be anything you want when you grow up, he responded with I want to be Johnny cash! She said there is already Johnny Cash. Then I’m going to wear black and party with my friends every night! And that’s just what he does, Rich is one of the best party hosts in the business telling hilarious stories like his drummer Timmy drinking all of the whiskey. This band is a true Texas party you won’t want to miss and they will have you laughing, singing, and screaming as well as saying holy shit did you just see that?