When I first read their name “The Rods” I asked myself what would make them want to call themselves The Rods. I thought maybe it was a band full of members who were actually named Rod, but no that wasn’t it. The next thing that came to mind was, uhh, they all have rods??
I will admit to anyone that JOHN WETTON on a heavy metal site is a bit of a stretch, but when you have someone with the career this man does in influencing current artists we listen to, you pretty much have to pay him proper respect and honor his work.
Unless you have been living under a rock, you know the band Deep Purple. I have the distinct honour of reviewing the newest Deep Purple release, “Phoenix Rising.” The musical portion of the release is recorded from the Rises Over Japan concert from December of 1975.
For you diehards out there that yell at me if I stray from the path of metal let me warn you in advance: the band were looking at today isn’t even remotely in the ball park of metal. On the other hand the Headcat’s have one very metal singer and bass player: Lemmy.
For the first time I have a record I can use to put me in a state of relaxation and retrospective thought. Erik Moggride from Bay Metallers Epidemic has released a solo project that is filled with striped down guitars and singer/song writer vibes.