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Stryper – The Covering Tour

12th Feb 11 (Sat) Leave a comment

The yellow and black spandex is hitting the road again.  If I’m not on the other side of the state for work, I’m planning on hitting the Portland show… I mean, why not?  It’s Stryper… should be entertaining to say the least!

March 2011 US Tour

  • Mar. 02 – Seattle, WA – El Corazón
  • Mar. 03 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater
  • Mar. 05 – Santa Clara, CA – Avalon Nightclub
  • Mar. 08 – San Juan Capistrano, CA – The Coach House
  • Mar. 09 – Los Angeles, CA – Club Nokia LA Live
  • Mar. 11 – Las Vegas, NV – Santa Fe Station Casino
  • Mar. 13 – Lubbock, TX – Jake’s Sports Cafe
  • Mar. 14 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar
  • Mar. 15 – San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
  • Mar. 16 – Dallas, TX – Trees
    http://www.stryper.com/

They’re out in support of their new album of covers… The Covering (out on February 15th).  It features the original line-up: Michael Sweet, Robert Sweet, Oz Fox, and Timothy Gaines.  Tracklist: 1. Set Me Free (Sweet) 2. Blackout (Scorpions) 3. Heaven and Hell (Black Sabbath) 4. Lights Out (UFO) 5. Carry On My Wayward Son (Kansas) 6. Highway Star (Deep Purple) 7. Shout It Out Loud (Kiss) 8. Over The Mountain (Ozzy Osbourne) 9. The Trooper (Iron Maiden) 10. Breaking The Law (Judas Priest) 11. On Fire (Van Halen) 12. Immigrant Song (Led Zeppelin) 13. God (Stryper).

~Dan – np: Over the RhineThe Long Surrender

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God of Shamisen – Smoke Monster Attack

8th Nov 10 (Mon) Leave a comment

God of Shamisen, led by shamisen master Kevin Kmetz, is putting out their second album – Smoke Monster Attack.

Teaming up with producer Billy Anderson, God of Shamisen returns with Smoke Monster Attack, their second album. Featuring some new tunes along with some interesting video game cover songs, the band is back to its genre-bending ways. Featuring Kevin Kmetz on the Japanese shamisen, Karl Schnaitter on guitar, Mark Thornton on bass, and Lee Smith from the band Estradasphere on drums. The band goes all over the place, from an aggressive new arrangement of the traditional “Jongara Bushi,” to the Indian-inspired mellow breakdowns of “Last Shamisen Master Attack,” to a wild metal cover of the “Star Wars” theme. The album is only available digitally, and features guest musicians Rick Walker (percussion), Rich Doucette (sarangi) and Takemi Hirohara (shamisen on “Tiger Feint Attack”). http://www.godofshamisen.com/

  1. Metal-Jongara Attack
  2. Dragon Quest Attack
  3. Last Shamisen Master Attack
  4. Tar Bomb Attack
  5. Sandcastle Attack
  6. Final Fantasy Attack 2010
  7. Tiger Feint Attack
  8. Star Wars Attack
  9. Dragon String Attack (Super Short Version)

Much of this material is actually from their sessions for EMI Japan, which never surfaced outside of Japan.  They’re also releasing it in lossless FLAC format on LobeFood (not available yet).

Release date: November 23, 2010

~Dan – np: Ikue MoriPainted Desert

There is no free mp3 download or flac torrent for this album on this blog (nor will there ever be).  If you like music, support the artistsBuy it!!

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