Red Dragon Cartel

Sun
26
Aug

Red Dragon Cartel - "Havana" (Official Music Video)

 
After a self-imposed exile from the music industry and the public eye, heralded guitarist Jake E. Lee (Ozzy Osbourne, Badlands) returned with a fresh new band, Red Dragon Cartel in 2014.  Now, Jake and RDC are back with their new album “Patina”, which is set for release November 9th via Frontiers Music Srl.
 
Jake’s 2014 comeback was greeted with much enthusiasm from the fans and media alike and the virtuoso guitarist is back once again to grace the rock world with his unbridled skill! With an extremely talented band featuring Anthony Esposito on bass (ex-Lynch Mob), Phil Varone (ex-Saigon Kick, Skid Row) on drums and returning vocalist Darren Smith (Harem Scarem) backing him up, Jake has delivered the album fans have been eager to hear since Badlands dissolved years ago.
 
In addition to being the new bassist for Red Dragon Cartel, Anthony Esposito co-produced the album alongside Jake E. Lee.  “I think we had a great production partnership. He never discouraged me from trying things that were a bit outside the box, in fact he encouraged it. His attention to detail in the recording of everything was exceptional. Much more than I alone would have toiled over. He has an incredible work ethic that kept me from lapsing into complacency. If we disagreed on how something should be, we'd find a perfect marriage of the two sides, or completely reimagine it. We didn't settle on anything unless we both agreed it was perfect. If I do another album, I'd love it to be with him again,” says Lee.
 
Another new member to Red Dragon Cartel is drummer Phil Varone, whose style Lee really appreciated. “Phil is a very solid and groove oriented player, who is not afraid to turn things upside down to give the song a more unique flavor," explains Lee.
 
“Patina” marks a change of style from the debut Red Dragon Cartel album, going more bluesy hard rock as opposed to the debuts heavier leanings. Remarks Lee, “The first album was more of a piecemeal production with some of the song ideas being 10 years old, and never having more than one player in the room at any time. I wanted to do this one from scratch with all the songs originating and worked on with everyone in the room, on their instruments. It felt much more organic, like the way I used to do it for the first 20 years of my career, more honest to my roots.”
 
When asked about his musical inspirations for the record, Jake muses, “[m]y inspirations for ‘Patina’ are from the artists I loved during my youth. Robin Trower, Santana, Black Sabbath, Captain Beyond, Thin Lizzy, Grand Funk Railroad, David Bowie ... I could go on and on, but let me also say that there are also hints of Sly & the Family Stone, Dick Dale, psychedelia and even some George Benson. Don't let any of that scare you, it all makes sense!”
 
“Patina” is a definitive statement of Jake’s unbelievable skills with a monster production from Esposito and a perfect mix, courtesy of Max Norman, whose relationship with Jake dates back to his days with Ozzy Osbourne.
 
Get ready, “Patina” is coming and with it, Jake E. Lee is BACK!
 
Tracklisting:
1. Speedbag
2. Havana
3. Crooked Man
4. The Luxury Of Breathing
5. Bitter
6. Chasing Ghosts
7. A Painted Heart
8. Punchclown (Bonus Track - Physical Albums Only)
9. My Beautiful Mess
10. Ink & Water
 
Produced by: Anthony Esposito & Jake E. Lee
Mixed by Max Norman
 
Band Members:
Jake E Lee - guitars
Darren James Smith – lead vocals
Anthony Esposito – bass guitars
Phil Varone - drums

http://www.reddragoncartel.com/

 
Thu
19
Mar

RED DRAGON CARTEL Swaps Darren Smith For MICHAEL THOMAS BECK

Thursday, March 19, 2015
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RED DRAGON CARTEL earlier today parted ways with vocalist Darren Smith. Now they've just announced a replacement, albeit perhaps only a temporary one:
 
"Red Dragon Cartel and singer Darren James Smith have officially parted ways. All scheduled shows will still take place as planned with Michael Thomas Beck on vocals. We would like to welcome Michael to RDC and we look forward to getting back on stage!"
 
Darren had this to say about the move: "IT IS TRUE I LEFT RDC, KINDA COMPLICATED BUT I THINK IT WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO. ONE DAY ILL COMMENT MORE, FOR NOW "THATS ALL FOLKS!!!"
 
Tue
23
Dec

One On One With Mitch Lafon - HAREM SCAREM

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014
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http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/one-on-one-79

HAREM SCAREM's HARRY HESS joins Mitch on EPISODE 79 of One On One With Mitch Lafon. Red Dragon Cartel singer, Darren Smith, is this episode's co-host and offers a Red Dragon Cartel new album update and talks about his time as Harem Scarem's drummer.

In this episode's only interview, Harem Scarem singer, Harry Hess, discusses the band's fantastic new album 'Thirteen', talks about the band's history, Red Dragon Cartel's (and former Harem Scarem drummer) Darren Smith, Canadian content rules and much more.

For more about the Harem Scarem visit: http://www.haremscarem.net ; http://www.facebook.com/harem.scarem.band
and on TWITTER: @HaremScaremBand

Follow Darren and Red Dragon Cartel on TWITTER: @reddragoncartel and on FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/reddragoncartel

Listen and subscribe to the One On One With Mitch Lafon Podcast on:

iHeartRadio: http://www.iheart.com/show/53-One-On-One-with-Mitch-Lafon/

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/one-on-one-with-mitch-lafon/id851055518?mt=2

Spreaker: http://www.spreaker.com/show/one-on-one-with-mitch-lafon-episode-2

TuneIn: http://tunein.com/radio/One-On-One-with-Mitch-Lafon-p644313/

Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/talking-metal/one-on-one-with-mitch-lafon

Follow Mitch Lafon on Twitter: @mitchlafon

One on One With Mitch Lafon's Official Twitter is: @1On1WithMitch 

 
Wed
15
Oct

ETHAN BROSH Confirmed As Direct Support For Upcoming RED DRAGON CARTEL Tour

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
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ETHAN BROSH CONFIRMED AS DIRECT SUPPORT FOR UPCOMING RED DRAGON CARTEL/JAKE E. LEE TOUR

Guitarist Ethan Brosh is widely considered one of the most promising instrumentalists on the scene, as evidenced by his latest album, 'Live the Dream.' And now, he is set to open for guitar legend Jake E. Lee's band, Red Dragon Cartel, on a nearly month-long tour of North America, kicking off on December 2nd in New York City and wrapping up on December 20th in Baltimore.

"I feel both honored and privileged to once again take my band on tour with one of my all time favorite guitar players, Jake E. Lee!," says Brosh about the upcoming trek. "Jake's playing, writing and overall style have been an influence and an inspiration since the very beginning stages of my guitar playing. We've all been waiting many years to see Jake back on the scene so I feel lucky to be a small part of it on this upcoming tour. I can't wait to be back out there seeing my fans again and doing what I love to do most!"

Mixed by Max Norman (Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth) and featuring the talents of world-class bassist Dave Ellefson, as well as the mastering expertise of Bob Ludwig (Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Iron Maiden), 'Live the Dream' is Brosh's most exciting and ambitious project to date. And the album cover painting by Joe Petagno (Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd) is also sure to turn heads.

Issued by Carmine Appice's label Rocker Records LLC, "Live the Dream" is available for purchase via these links:

iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/live-the-dream/id816347755

Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Live-Dream-Ethan-Brosh/dp/B00HZMRX0Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie...

The buzz continues to build for guitar hero Ethan Brosh, and it will undoubtedly only grow stronger now that a brand new video has been filmed for one of the many standout tracks from his latest album, 'Live the Dream,' titled "Space Invaders." The clip puts Brosh's impressive six-string skills front and center, which can be viewed in the link below.
 
As Brosh himself explains, "A music video is something that has to go hand in hand with the music that it's associated with. It is part of the art as a whole. It is the image that will stay in the minds of the listeners for as long as they listen to that particular musical piece. When I have a music video done, I take the process almost as seriously as I take my music. A lot of time, energy and attention to detail gets into play when we shoot or edit a video."
 
And Brosh has nothing but praise for the video's director, Seth C. Brown. "This video was made by Seth C. Brown who can turn any rushed, impossible to shoot scene with bad lighting into a beautiful work of art! I'm very proud of the new video for 'Space Invaders,' and can't wait to make more videos for this record!

Space Invaders video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfYp4VdBzk4

Downward Spiral video (featuring George Lynch) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9ZsC_dgS8U

CONFIRMED TOUR DATES WITH ETHAN BROSH SUPPORTING RED DRAGON CARTEL:

Dec 2 Webster Hall NY, NY
Dec 3 Dobbs Philadelphia, PA
Dec 5 Mexicali Live Teaneck, NJ
Dec 6 The Chance Poughkeepsie, NY [with Burning Heat]
Dec 7 1150 Oak Bar Cranston, RI [with Burning Heat]
Dec 9 Rockstarz Cheektowaga, NY
Dec 10 The Garrison Toronto, ON
Dec 12 Token Lounge Detroit, MI
Dec 13 Reggie's Chicago, IL
Dec 14 TBA
Dec 16 Dayton, OH
Dec 17 Agora Theater Ckeveland, OH
Dec 19 Altar Bar Pittsburgh, PA
Dec 20 Fish Head Cantina Baltimore, MD

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT:
www.ethanbrosh.com

 
Wed
27
Aug

RED DRAGON CARTEL Adds Greg Chaisson For US Live Dates

Friday, November 14, 2014
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Jake E Lee's Red Dragon Cartel are happy to announce that we will be touring the US starting in November. The tour will begin on November 14 in Houston, Texas and will run through early 2015. 



Red Dragon Cartel are also announcing a new addition to the band! Jake, Darren and Jonas would like to welcome former Badlands bassist Greg Chaisson to RDC. Greg will be taking the place of former bass player Ron Mancuso who will be returning to his production career. The band is excited to have Greg on board and can't wait to share the stage with him!

The tour dates for November are listed below.
Stay tuned as more dates will be announced in the coming week!

November 14, 2014 Houston, TX Scout Bar
November 15, 2014 Dallas, TX Trees
November 16, 2014 Corpus Christi, TX Texas House of Rock
November 18, 2014 San Antonio. TX 210 Kapones Live
November 19, 2014 Lubbock, TX Jake's Backroom
November 21, 2014 San Diego, CA Brick By Brick
November 22, 2014 Los Angeles, CA The Whisky
November 23, 2014 Las Vegas, NV Count's Vamp'd

 
Thu
26
Jun

RED DRAGON CARTEL: LIMITED 12" RED VINYL EDITION ANNOUNCED

Friday, August 29, 2014
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RED DRAGON CARTEL: LIMITED 12" RED VINYL EDITION ANNOUNCED

Inner Wound Recordings are proud to announce the release of a limited 12" red vinyl edition of the self-titled debut album from RED DRAGON CARTEL. A deal was inked with Frontiers Records, and the release dates are set to August 29thth for Europe and September 30th for North America. The edition is strictly limited to 500 copies worldwide and includes an insert with lyrics.

"Red Dragon Cartel" is available for pre-ordering at the Inner Wound Store: http://www.innerwound.bigcartel.com

Track listing:

Side A
01. Deceived
02. Shout It Out
03. Feeder
04. Fall From The Sky (Seagull)
05. Wasted

Side B
01. Slave
02. Big Mouth
03. War Machine
04. Redeem Me
05. Exquisite Tenderness

For more information:
http://www.innerwound.com

 
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