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Resurrection Kings

Tue
02
Feb

RESURRECTION KINGS - Resurrection Kings (Review)

information persons: 
content: 
87%
Produced By: 
Alessandro Del Vecchio
Running Time: 
52
Release Date: 
2016
Released: 
Worldwide
Musical Style: 
Hard Rock
Label: 
Frontiers
Release Year: 
2015
Friday, January 29, 2016
Categories: 
 
Resurrection Kings is another supergroup project from the minds of Frontiers Records and the production/writing hand of Alessandro Del Vecchio. It’s a similar formula to the similarly named Revolution Saints.
Alessandro Del Vecchio continues to grow in stature as a producer. This album has a big hard rock sound that is harder edge and rawer than his Revolution Saints production. The material also lends itself more to American hard rock than the more melodic tones of Rev Saints.
 
Of course, part of that is down to the fired up delivery of vocalist Chas West (Bonham/Lynch Mob). Joining the star vocalist is an equally impressive lineup of names:  Craig Goldy (Dio/Giuffria) shredding and riffing in such fine company as the rhythm section of Sean McNabb and Vinny Appice.
 
The album starts strong, but I’m not sure it holds together as well towards the end. The material becomes a little too familiar and I’m not sure why, but Chad West’s vocals throughout seem to always be at maximum volume. There isn’t a lot of light and shade here and by the end of the album, I’ve definitely heard enough.
 
Distant Prayer is a heavy, somewhat bombastic opener with a surprisingly commercial chorus and hook. I love the pace of the track, really gets the album off to a flyer.
Livin' Out Loud is much slower and finds itself in that heavy, slow groove that metal often uses –and I hate. Thankfully there’s a strong chorus in play and the song fits quite well between two faster tracks. If it wasn’t for the memorable chorus, this track really would have killed momentum,
Wash Away is pure commercial hard rock. A free flowing vibe and a big chorus and melodic verse. Very catchy and although miles heavier than Giuffria, it has a certain melodic kinship with the AOR legends.
Who Do You Run To has a classic 80s guitar squeal to kick it off and is another pretty commercial track, with a mid-tempo beat. It’s not a ballad but not quite a rocker either. But solid with another pretty decent chorus.
 
Fallin' For You is a moody mid-tempo tune that definitely reminds me of David Reece’s solo material. Big, moody, loud, but catchy in a metal kinda way. Some impressive guitar work within the 6 minute track.
Never Say Goodbye is as it suggests – a big commercial rock ballad. West soars, the chorus goes with him and AOR fans will enjoy this. The guitars still manage to shred behind the vocals.
Path Of Love is the kind of track I don’t normally like – slow, bluesy, big groove. It has musical integrity and some fine chops on display, but these types of song rarely have a great chorus. This one ain’t bad but this is where the album starts to lose me.
Had Enough moves a little faster but still holds a little in reserve. An ok chorus and some nice soloing feature.
 
Don't Have To Fight No More moves faster still and has a stronger chorus too. A good track to position here in the album’s sequence. It grooves and it flows well.
Silent Wonder has again, a less memorable chorus, but a good pace and some melodies that grow over time. But there’s no escaping the fact that the album has started to sound a little samey.
What You Take is similar to the last several tracks, featuring a strong sound, ok chorus and plenty of guitar flurries. It’s a bit slow and doesn’t feature a strong chorus to end the album on.

 
Great performances and a strong production. Goldy is the star of the show here I think and West delivers an authorative vocal, even if it is always set to 10. Or 11 even…
The songs aren’t as strong as the Rev Saints record, but this is a different musical beast.
It definitely hits the target of 80s inspired American hard rock, but perhaps could have been even better.
 

 

Score: 
87
 
Thu
21
Jan

RESURRECTION KINGS Debut New Video For 'Livin Out Loud' via Revolver Magazine

Release Year: 
2015
Friday, January 29, 2016
Categories: 
 
RESURRECTION KINGS Debut New Video For  'Livin Out Loud' via Revolver Magazine
 
Highly Anticipated Debut Album Out On Frontiers January 29, 2016!
 
 
In a little over a week, Frontiers Music Srl will release the highly anticipated self-titled debut album from RESURRECTION KINGS on January 29.  Thus far, the album has been critically acclaimaed and the fans are chomping at the bit to get their hands on this debut.  To satiate everyone for this last week, the band releases their video for the song  'Livin For Love'. Check out the exclusive video premiere courtesy of Revolver Magazine.  HERE.
 
The band's first video for the song 'Who Do You Run To' is available for viewing HERE.  The second song released 'Distant Prayer' was premiered by Ultimate Classic Rock and can be streamed HERE.  The track 'Path of Love' is also available for streaming HERE.
 
Pre-orders for the album are available now. Digital pre-orders include instant downloads of "Livin' Out Loud", "Distant Prayer", "Who Do You Run To", and 'Path of Love'.The album is available for pre-order on Amazon (CD & Digital) HERE and Apple Music (iTunes) HERE.
 
Tracklisting includes: Distant Prayer; Livin' Out Loud; Wash Away; Who Did You Run To; Fallin' For You; Never Say Goodbye; Path Of Love; Had Enough; Don't Have To Fight No More; Silent Wonder; What You Take.
 
 
RESURRECTION KINGS
Chas West – vocals
Craig Goldy – guitars
Sean McNabb – bass guitar
Vinny Appice – drums
 
Produced by Alessandro Del Vecchio

 

 
Wed
20
Jan

RESURRECTION KINGS - Resurrection Kings (Track By Track)

Release Year: 
2015
Friday, January 29, 2016
Categories: 
 
Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of the highly anticipated self-titled debut album from RESURRECTION KINGS on January 29.
 
Alessandro Del Vecchio continues to grow in stature as a producer. This album has a big hard rock sound that differs somewhat from his Revolution Saints production.
 
Front and centre of this band is vocalist Chas West – his tone is unbelievable and it’s a pleasure to hear Craig Goldy shredding and riffing in such fine company as Sean McNabb and Vinny Appice.
 
The album is out January 29 via Frontiers. Review next week, but here’s what to expect track by track:
 
01. Distant Prayer is a heavy, somewhat bombastic opener with a surprisingly commercial chorus and hook. I love the pace of the track, really gets the album off to a flyer.
 
02. Livin' Out Loud is much slower and finds itself in that heavy, slow groove that metal often uses. Thankfully there’s a strong chorus in play and the song fits quite well between two faster tracks.
 
03. Wash Away is pure commercial hard rock. A free flowing vibe and a big chorus and melodic verse. Very catchy.
 
04. Who Do You Run To is another pretty commercial track, with a mid-tempo beat, not a ballad but not quite a rocker either. But solid.
 
05. Fallin' For You is a moody mid-tempo tune that definitely reminds me of David Reece’s solo material. Big, moody, loud, but catchy.
 
06. Never Say Goodbye is as it suggests – a big commercial rock ballad. West soars, the chorus goes with him and AOR fans will love.
 
07. Path Of Love is the kind of track I don’t normally like – slow, bluesy, big groove. It has musical integrity and some fine chops on display, but these types of song rarely have a great chorus. This one ain’t bad though.
 
08. Had Enough moves a little faster but still holds a little in reserve. An ok chorus and some nice soloing feature.
 
09. Don't Have To Fight No More moves faster still and has a stronger chorus too. A good track to position here in the album’s sequence.
 
10. Silent Wonder has again, a less memorable chorus, but a good pace and some melodies that grow over time.
 
11. What You Take is similar to the last several tracks, featuring a strong sound, ok chorus and plenty of guitar flurries. Not an instant like, but another grower. 
 
 
RESURRECTION KINGS
Chas West – vocals
Craig Goldy – guitars
Sean McNabb – bass guitar
Vinny Appice – drums
 
Produced by Alessandro Del Vecchio
 

 

 
Thu
17
Dec

One On One With Mitch Lafon - RESURRECTION KINGS

Release Year: 
2015
Categories: 
 
Former DIO guitarist CRAIG GOLDY joins Mitch for episode 175 of One On One With Mitch Lafon. He discusses his new band RESURRECTION KINGS with drummer VINNY APPICE,  his time with DIO & GIUFFRIA, the current status of DIO DISCIPLES, being a 'replacement player', Ritchie Blackmore, working with Dokken/Foreigner's Jeff Pilson, should Vinny Appice be playing drums for Black Sabbath,  and much more.
 
Quotes from the interview: "I know that I'm not every Dio's fan favorite Dio guitar player. I know that."

On whether or not Vinny Appice should be drumming for Black Sabbath: "That band is a world class band, so that band deserves a world class drummer. It would make perfect sense. He's been in the band before."

For more about about Resurrection Kings and Craig Goldy visit:
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Online: http://www.craiggoldy.com
Twitter: @craiggoldy

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Thu
05
Nov

RESURRECTION KINGS Debut Album out in January 2016 on Frontiers

Release Year: 
2015
Friday, January 29, 2016
Categories: 
 
Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of the highly anticipated self-titled debut album from RESURRECTION KINGS on January 29.
 
Today the band releases the first video from the new project for the song “Who Did You Run To”. The video can be viewed below:
 

 
Digital pre-orders for the album are available now and include an instant download of "Who Do You Run To". Get yours here: http://radi.al/ResurrectionKings
 
RESURRECTION KINGS is a new band centered around the talents of former DIO and GIUFFRIA guitar player, Craig Goldy. Everything starts from a set of demos he recorded with singer Chas West, a guy with an unbelievable set of pipes, who has worked with such bands as the JASON BONHAM BAND, FOREIGNER, LYNCH MOB, TRIBE OF GYPSIES, and 3 LEGGED DOGG. 
 
It all started five years ago when Craig Goldy asked me to get together to write,” says Chas. Out of those demo sessions, the song “Livin’ Out Loud” in particular strongly impressed Frontiers' President, Serafino Perugino who asked Craig to build up a project/band around that musical concept. He also suggested Sean McNabb for bass (LYNCH MOB, DOKKEN, QUIET RIOT), while Craig later brought in former DIO bandmate Vinny Appice on drums. 
 
“Serafino wanted to make an album with famous musicians from the 80’s and I was flabbergasted when he asked me to participate” says Craig Goldy. “We’ve all know each other for a long time and it was a pleasure to work with everyone – my God with Chas, Sean and Vinny that’s a killer line-up!” 
 
Frontiers in-house writer and producer Alessandro Del Vecchio (Revolution Saints, Hardline, Rated X) offered his services to the band and wrote (or co-wrote with Goldy) a few tracks to round up the material that was available. “He is a great songwriter, producer, musician and singer” says Goldy, “some of the demo versions already had vocals and everything else. So all we did was learn the songs and did them our way. When Sean and Vinny got hold of these songs they really came alive and gave me automatic inspiration to write and perform on top of what was already written”.
 
The resulting album is an impressive example of Classic Hard rock with a contemporary production and edge. Think Whitesnake “1987” mixed with DIO’s “Dream Evil”, with a touch of classic Zeppelin and Rainbow and you will not be far from the end result. An extremely strong record where the musicians are able to stretch their wings and please their numerous fans!
 
Tracklisting includes: Distant Prayer; Livin' Out Loud; Wash Away; Who Did You Run To; Fallin' For You; Never Say Goodbye; Path Of Love; Had Enough; Don't Have To Fight No More; Silent Wonder; What You Take.
 
 
RESURRECTION KINGS
Chas West – vocals
Craig Goldy – guitars
Sean McNabb – bass guitar
Vinny Appice – drums
 
Produced by Alessandro Del Vecchio
 

 

 
Tue
06
Oct

RESURRECTION KINGS Coming Soon

Release Year: 
2015
Categories: 
 
Resurrection Kings self-titled debut album will be released in early 2016! Full album details coming within the next week or two, but in the meantime, feast your eyes on this spectacular album cover by the excellent Stanis W. Decker (http://www.stanwdartworks.com/)
 
Resurrection Kings is Craig Goldy on guitar, Vinny Appice on drums, Sean McNabb Actor/Musician on bass, and Chas West on vocals! Think Whitesnake/David Coverdale's classic 1987 self-titled album mixed with Ronnie James Dio’s “Dream Evil” with a touch of classic Led Zeppelin Official and Rainbow and you will not be far from the end result of what this stellar album sounds like!
 
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