Prophets Of Addiction
Every once in a great – and blessed – while, a band comes along that encapsulates everything that's great about rock-n-roll. The Prophets of Addiction is that band. These guys are so authentic and such masters at what they do that it's like some mad scientist extracted the pure essence from their genre – Mötley Crüe, Guns N' Roses, The Ramones, Hanoi Rocks, LA Guns, Lords of the New Church and all the best glam/punk bands – and gave rise to The Prophets of Addiction. With songs that will play in your head long after the CD stops and looks that kill, The Prophets of Addiction are the total package. It's been way too long for a band like POA to come to us lovers of metal, mascara and musical mayhem. Their debut album "Babylon Boulevard" brings back those freewheeling, whiskey soaked, halcyon days (nights, really) when the Sunset Strip hosted countless punk/metal mash-up bands looking to hit the big time – and, of course, all the girls, girls, girls they could get.
Fast forward to 2010, when POA formed, and this era lives on in the new millennium. The Prophets of Addiction are: lead singer and bass player Lesli Sanders, Jimmy Mess on drums and Ty Mcdonald and Tchad Drats on guitar. Sanders produced the CD. Made for what he does, Sanders seems to have been birthed from the very womb of the LA glam scene. He attracted many new fans while playing in several highly influential national acts in the past– and partying as hard as he jammed onstage. After a while, the drugs and booze got to be too much and he returned to his hometown. Now in his fifth year of being free of those addictions, Sanders puts his all into his music and it shows. The primary songwriter among the Prophets, he starts with a riff or tune and the whole band jumps in to craft the song. Sanders writes the lyrics, and through his writing he tells his stories. "Babylon Boulevard" shows this in myriad ways. Musically, every track is markedly different from the next but with a common thread of swagger and strut.
They pulled in some big names for their debut album and the production value of "Babylon Boulevard" is top notch. Phil Soussan did the mixing: his long resume includes playing bass with Ozzy Osbourne and co-writing Ozzy's hit "Shot in the Dark." The CD was mastered by Dave Hillis, whose work can be heard in albums ranging from Pearl Jam to Queensryche.
The debut CD has garnered nothing but praise throughout the press, and industry insiders are claiming Prophets Of Addiction have what it takes to make a lasting impact on the music scene for years to come. The band has successfully completed tours of Europe, Australia, as well as the USA. Plans are currently underway for a return to Europe in Spring of 2013.
Very few bands can weather the on going changes in today's musical climates but Albany, New York's THE EROTICS are a breed unto themselves. Led by the notorious Mike Trash on vocals and guitar, the streamlined trio completed by bassist Billy Beer and drummer Johnny Riott proudly display the scars of a career in the underground scene that would make most so called rockers squirm in disbelief!
Autumn 2010 sees TrashPit Records in association with Big Zee Music release THE EROTICS seventh studio album 'Today The Devil, Tomorrow The World', scheduled for release on 13th September followed by an extensive UK Tour culminating in a prestigious slot at this years TrashStock Festival in Nottingham, alongside TrashPit label mates ACEY SLADE & THE DARK PARTY.
The new album produced by the legendary Don Fury (Agnostic Front, GG Allin, Helmet, Quicksand, Warrior Soul), sees THE EROTICS return to their sleaze filled, pop metal anthems following the dark departure that was 2008's 'RUBBISH' opus. Trash upaologetically still spits venom filled lyrics moulded to the most infectious stadium filled choruses that should have Alice Cooper banging on his door at the early morning hours - should Trash have bothered to have even left the venue bar!
Switchblade Serenade started in 2011. Previously, drummer Luke Barone and guitarist and singer Austin Jaser had left their former bands in search of a more serious venture. Once Luke had heard that Austin was looking for a drummer to start a band with, he contacted him and quickly set up a jam session. Once they got together, the two clicked right away, having mutual influences of notorious rock bands Motley Crue and Guns n’ Roses. For 5 months, the duo played local shows and began turning heads. They only lacked a bassist until they found Ed ManDevil. He aced his audition, and the trio was complete. Immediately after, they began writing and recording an EP. The band has since dominated the American East Coast on various mini tours, showcasing their instrumental talent, songs, and attitude. Switchblade Serenade recently recorded their debut full length album entitled “Alive At Night”, which features 9 heavy, but melodic and catchy anthems. Switchblade Serenade has a sound, style, and attitude that you surely will not forget.