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LP Review: Experience by Kaleido

May 11th, 2017-Kaleido is a Detroit based rock band consisting of members Christina Chriss (vocals), Joey Fava (drums), Ronnie Rosolino (rhythm guitar), Cody Morales (bass) and Zach Bolling (lead guitar). This five piece group is keeping rock n roll alive with their incredible hits and sound. Attending notable festivals such as Vans Warped Tour, Rockstar Uproar Festival, Summerfest & CMJ Music Marathon and opened for Aerosmith, Slash, Kid Rock, The Offspring, Sammy Hagar, Evanescence, Halestorm, Ace Frehley of Kiss, Twenty One Pilots and countless others. Experience is set to release May 19th, 2017.

Upon reading the influences that the band listed a level was set for the kind of vocals and instrumentals that would be presented. For Kaledio, there was an expectation of powerful female vocals and an almost rock sound instrumentally. That is exactly what happened. The LP starts with an “Intro” that when closing my eyes i imagined someone with their windows down, on a dirt road blasting music from a cadillac. The opening full length song titled “Blue Collar Delight” definitely gave me that country feeling. Now what happens next is something I have never heard before. A song titled “I” is a 29 second long voicemail left for the lead singer, Christina from her father wishing her luck and concluding with “I won’t get drunk I promise.” Christina gracefully responds with an appreciative laugh from Christina. That was honestly one of the highlights of this LP for me. As the LP continues different dynamics and tones are used. The LP ends with a  song titled “The End” which completely what I expected from this album; a slower song highlighting vocals. This was a powerful song as it mentions someone escaping someone hold and finally expressing their feelings to no longer want to be associated with them and their bullsh*t.

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Kaleido on tour with Seether/Letters From The Fire/Through Fire:

May 09 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony **

May 10 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony **

May 11 – Wallingford, CT – The Dome at Toyota Presents Oakdale **

May 12 – Syracuse, NY – Funk ‘n Waffles ^

May 13 – South Burlington, VT – Showcase Lounge ^

May 14 – Boston, MA – House of Blues **

May 16 – Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall **

May 17 – Niagara Falls, NY – Rapids Theatre **

May 19 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE **

May 21 – Joliet, IL – The Forge ^

May 22 – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live **

May 24 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall **

May 25 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall **

May 26 – Sturtevant, WI – Route 20 ^

May 27 – Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium **

May 31 – Salt Lake City, UT – Liquid Joe’s ^^

Jun. 01 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Concert House **

Jun. 03 – Paradise, CA – White Water Saloon ^^

Jun. 05 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore***

Jun. 06 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues***

Jun. 07 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre***

Jun. 10 – Saint Louis, MO -The Pageant***

July 14th – Rob Zombie dates start

 

* w/ Seether & Letters From The Fire

*** w/ Seether & Through Fire

^ w/ Letters From The Fire

^^ Kaleido headline


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Album Review: “Unbroken” by A Killer’s Confession

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April 27th, 2017-Anyone from Cleveland recognizes the name Waylon Reavis. Normally after that the name Mushroomhead is associated. Not anymore. Reavis left Mushroomhead last year after a dispute among members. He has formed a new band called A Killer’s Confession that has taken off tremendously. Many would have thought that the singer wouldn’t do well by himself but his first tour titled “Year of the Killers Tour” featuring Kissing Candice, Erasing Never, and Dead By Wednesday did very well.

A Killer’s Confession is not just another hard rock band. What makes them unique especially on this album is it seems they got some of their inspiration from Marilyn Manson and dubstep music. The reason why I say Marilyn Manson is because in one of their songs called “A Killer’s Confession featuring Brian Head Welch” has some very demonic vocals and bits and pieces of dubstep sounds incorporated into the song.

Another song that makes itself noticed on this album is “1080”. The songs introduction is an attention grabber itself because the first thing you hear is the sound of a voice from possibly the lead singer talking out words. This song to me was all about struggling to survive every day and trying to fight your demons. The classic topic I believe for every rock band to write about but it never gets old.

“Life of the Lost” is the first song I heard on this album that was very catchy. I enjoyed the lyrics as they were easy to follow along with as well as the message the song conveyed.  Even though it was very catchy the band still stuck with their hard rock and roll roots which made the song ultimately unique.

Even a hard rock band has their times when they make a love song and on this album, that would be “Sympathy (featuring Kimberly Freeman of ONE EYED DOLL)”. This song I think is the softest song on the album which makes sense because it’s about what everyone wants which is finding love. The whole album is worth listening to especially if you enjoy hard rock and roll vocals and instrumentals.

Unbroken will be officially released tomorrow April 28th, 2017 and the CD Release Party will be held at The Foundry in Lakewood, Ohio April 29th, at 7pm event link here. A Killer’s Confession recently announced there tour with NonPoint and Nine Shrines.

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