23 May, 2016
ST. JAMES | NEW SIGNING!
American (New Haven, Connecticut) melodic hard rock sensations ST. JAMES, feat. drummer Carl Canedy of THE RODS signed a deal with Sleaszy Rider. Their debut album "Resurgence" will be released soon on cd and LP format and it's a perfect blend of sounds for fans of Van Halen, Bon Jovi and Aerosmith.
The tracklist will be as following:
2. Worth Fighting For
3. This Distance
4. Let It Rain
5. What's Your Situation
6. The Road
7. Rattled Bad
8. Castles in the Sand
9. Shelter Me
10. Somewhere Between Here and There
11. Toughest I can Take
12. In Your Heart
13. Aint It Sad
14. Princess of Pain
15. Crimes of the Heart
16. Inside The Outside
17. Fluffy Through The Hoop
"It was frustrating as hell. Like having a dirty little secret you want to share with everyone yet can’t tell anyone." Carl Canedy, March 2016
Now, twenty-five years later, with the pending release of his band, St. James’ new record, Resurgence, the well-known drummer/ producer is letting that dirty little secret out.
"Back in the nineties I was the drummer for the band St. James. We wrote and recorded a ton of songs. I played drums on every track. And we were about as tight as any band I’ve been in.” Canedy tells us.
It started when guitarist/ songwriter, Jimmy Jacobs, along with his brother, Robert Jacobs on bass and singer, John James put together a five song demo.
"I knew of Carl as the drummer for The Rods. When I heard of his work as a producer, particularly with Anthrax, I sent him the songs." says bassist, Robert Jacobs. "Before we knew it we were in an Upstate New York studio.
Canedy’s drumming and production skills proved to be a perfect fit. The four became fast friends and in the studio, creativity exploded. In that first session, five songs quickly turned into ten. And in no time at all, the group had amassed a huge catalog of material.
But just as the band thrived in the studio, when it came to touring they had hit a brick wall.
Canedy’s skills as a producer were in high demand and with a steady flood of obligations, there was no way he could take off on an extended tour.
“It was a drag. No matter how much we tried, the schedules never lined up.” singer John James adds. “We had to get out and play these songs but at the same time we didn’t want to say that our real drummer couldn’t make it. So we kept Carl’s playing a secret and used several different guys to fill in for the live shows.”
The band went on to develop a huge following but still felt there was never the same energy as when the core members, the one that had put their blood, sweat and tears into creating the songs, had played together.
Time passed and it looked like the secret would never get out…
Until recently, when Canedy stumbled onto a cache of old St. James recording.
“I listened to a bunch of the songs and felt like this stuff was just too good to never be released. The writing, the playing, the production, even after all this time they still hold up.”
This time everything fell into place perfectly. With just a few phone calls, all four original members of St. James were on board and wheels were set in motion.
Now, twenty-five years later, the dirty little secret is out. With seventeen newly remastered tracks, St. James’ Resurgence is about to be released..
And what of the prospects of Jimmy, Carl, Robert and John finally taking the stage together for the first time?
“Whereas years ago things just never lined up for us, this time it’s all falling into place perfectly. It’s gonna happen. It really is, but that’s for the next story.” says Jimmy Jacobs with a broad smile.
KALEDON | NEW SIGNING!
We are proud to announce that we signed a deal with the Italian power metallers KALEDON (feat. singer Michele Guaitoli of Overtures since 2014) and we will release their new, 9th album during 2016. More infos will follow soon.
NATHORG | NEW SIGNING!
Sleaszy Rider signed a deal with the black/death metallers NATHORG, coming from Iran and we will release their new 2nd album in the few next months. More infos will follow soon.
ANCIENT | RE-RELEASES!
We are proud to announce that we signed a deal with the Norwegian black metallers ANCIENT and we re-release on both cd and LP format their long time ago sold out and hard to find "Trolltaar" mini album with bonus tracks.
We will release also on LP the 2 other titles we released back in 2005 on cd only: "Det Glemte Riket" and "Eerily Howling Winds-The Antediluvian Tapes"!
ANGELO PERLEPES’ MYSTERY | NEW SIGNING!
Greek neoclassical/heavy/power metal band of ANGELO PERLEPES’ MYSTERY signed a deal with our label and we will release soon their upcoming mini-cd of the band, plus we will re-release also the 2 first albums of the band "Mystery" and "’Tales…" which were originally released more than 20 years ago!
We signed also a deal with VERSUS, the band which formed by virtuoso guitarist Angelo Perlepes in the late 70s. Their debut, unreleased album will be release officially by Sleaszy Rider in the few next months, re-recorded, but keeping the 70’s feeling and sound. More infos for all these releases will be announced soon!
OVERTURES | NEW VIDEO-CLIP!
Italian heavy/prog metallers OVERTURES finished the brand new video-clip for the self-titled track of their upcoming album "Artifacts".
The band posted the following statement:
“We promised it. Here it comes.
‘Artifacts‘, filmed by Breaking Schemes, is the new official videoclip taken from the second and title-track of our upcoming album.
“Artifacts are mementos of our past that transcend time and carnal fragility”.
The amazing work made by director Aurora Ovan couldn’t express in a better way what our song and our album are willing to leave in your mind. Go beyond the music. Follow our words and our harmonies, feel the inner meanings of this amazing piece of art.
‘Artifacts‘ will be worldwide released on May 27th by Sleaszy Rider Records and its tracklist will be the following:
04 As candles we burn
06 Unshared worlds
07 My Refuge
08 New dawn, new dusk
10 Angry Animals
11 Savior – Alternative version
Artifacts‘ cover artwork was realised by the German award-winning artist Franziskus Pfleghart. The mastering process was made by Olaf Reitmeier at Gate Studios, Germany.”
In other important band’s news, OVERTURES will play at GODZ OF METAL festival in Italy and in many more festivals and gigs:
Overtures will be sharing the stage with Rammstein, Korn, Megadeth, Gamma Ray, Sixx:A.M., Halestorm, The Shrine, Jeff Angell’s Staticland and Planethard as openers for the Gods Of MetalFestival 2016, on 2 June 2016.
The Gods of Metal Festival will be the first Italian show where they will play part of the new album Artifacts!
And last but not least, Overtures will be opening the SpazioRock.it Festival 2016, sharing the stage with Stratovarius, Powerwolf, Rhapsody, Iron Savior, Domine and Elvenking!
DANTALION | NEW ALBUM!
Spanish doom/death leaders DANTALION will release their new, sixth cd in late 2016.
The band annouces the title of the album, which will be ".... And All Will Be Ashes" and it’s ready to enter the studio for the recordings. And we are all ready for another melodic death/doom masterpiece! More infos will be announced soon.
BULLET-PROOF | SUPPORT TO TESTAMENT
Italian thrashers BULLET-PROOF will be one of the support bands to the upcoming show (30 July 2016) of American legendary thrashers TESTAMENT in Milano, Italy. Be there!
The band has some more important shows during this summer, check the complete list on our Gigs section.
ARES | SUPPORT TO THE DUSKFALL
Japanese death metallers ARES will be the support band to the upcoming show (18 June 2016)of Swedish death metallers THE DUSKFALL in Kyoto city, Japan. Be there!