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New Unknown Music Thursday Blog Black Wizard Black Wizard


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In this Unknown Music Thursday Blog, we are going to get into another newer and upcoming band.  The band is called Black Wizard and the record is their self titled.  There is not much on the history of this band.  They were formed before 2009 or 2010 because of their Facebook joining date.  I do not know about you but I am looking forward to get into this music.  I love how they label themselves.  Let us get into the music.

Track List:

Spacer

There is a nice acoustic guitar at the beginning of the opening track.  There is some nice drumming and bass playing.  It is pretty calming at first.  I love how they worked the second guitar playing over the top of everything.  I love the effects on the guitar.  The music is pretty strong so far on this song.  The singing is pretty good and it fits the music.  The effects on his vocals are perfect mix and haunting.  I love the back up vocals.  There is some pretty good lyrics on “Spacer.”  I love the guitar break and time changes about the mid-point of the song.  It sounds like time changes.  There is a pretty solid guitar solo but short towards the end of the song.  I love the ending.

Young Wisdom

I love the music at the beginning.  The singer is singing pretty good.  There is some pretty good lyrics too.  I love the drumming on this song.  The bass playing has been pretty solid so far on this record.  I love the guitar playing on this song.  I love music change half way through with the acoustic guitar and then enters a short guitar solo.  It enters a slower part of the song.  This is a pretty dark song.  There is a nice guitar break towards the end of the song that turns into a pretty good guitar solo.

Midnight

I love the drumming and guitar playing.   The singer is singing like all the rest of the tracks and it is pretty good.  I love how they used the back up vocals on this song.  This song has a nice pace to it and a little different from the rest of the songs thus far.  There is some nice music on this song.  I have to say this is one of my favorite songs so far on this record.

H.U.G.H

This song might come off being heavy but it has some weird influence in it that I cannot figure out.  I love the singing and the music is pretty good.   I love faster pace towards the back half of the song.  The drumming and bass playing is solid for being the backbone of this band.  They have a really good rhythm selection.  I love the guitar solo that is short and to the point.  I love how they are using the back up vocals on this song.  I love the ending to this song.

Danger Dances

I love the acoustic guitar and the slightly distorted guitar at the beginning.  I can hear some Radiohead influence on this song.  This might be the shortest song on the record, however, it is one of the best songs as far as it comes to the music side.  They wrote some great music on “Danger Dances.”

Somethin’ Sweet

I love the classic hard rock sounding guitar at the beginning.  The drumming and bass playing are pretty solid.  I love the bass playing in the main part of the song.  I really not a fan of bass players playing with a pick.  The drumming is pretty crazy on this song.  The lead singer is singing is solid with some great lyrics.  The lead singer’s screaming singing is well placed and not over the top.  I love the guitar players trading off on the guitar break.

Appetite

I love the guitar playing along with the bass and drumming.  I love the singing on this song.  I am not a fan of all the effects on his vocals in some parts.  I love the guitar playing at the mid-point of the song.  There is a nice guitar solo towards the end of the song.

Wicked Wanderer

The last song on this record is “Wicked Wanderer.”  The guitars remind me of something that Megadeth would do on their songs.  The drumming and bass playing is solid.  I love the bass playing before the singer starts to sing.  I love the build up to the main part of the song.  This is a pretty solid ending track to this record.  There is a nice guitar solo towards the end of the song.  I love how the guitar players are playing the same riff to give that double-sided sound.  I love the ending to this song.

Line Up:

  • Kyle Fee – Bass
  • Eugene Parkomenko – Drums
  • Adam Grant – Vocals And Guitars
  • Johnny de Courcy – Vocals And Guitars

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.blackwizard.bandcamp.com

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/pages/Black-Wizard/97722554850

Twitter:  no address

Closing, this is a pretty good band with a heavier side that you do not want to mess with anytime.  I love the music and the singing.  There are some parts of the singing that I just feel the band needs to get away from with the effects on the vocals.  Overall, the music is pretty solid and lyrics are pretty good.  They wrote a nice first record and I highly recommend you to check this band out.  You will not be disappointed.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djwieser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser

New Unknown Music Thursday Blog Three Wolf Moon Self Titled


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In this New Unknown Music Thursday Blog, we are going to get into a new and upcoming band known as Three Wolf Moon.  This is their first record which is called “Masters.”  This record was just released this month of August in 2013.  Here is a little bio from their website (www.threewolfmoon.bandcamp.com):

Three Wolf Moon is the psychedelic-folk-rock imagining of friends Adam Grant, John Sayer, Tyler Maynard, Max Grant and Evan… Joel. Three Wolf Moon is emotive and transcendent, eerily transitioning from sparse song-writing to ambient fullness, added by masterful keys and the robust sound of two drummers.

The haunting sound of Three Wolf Moon is sure to have its audience howling.

This band was former around the late part of 2011 in the western part of Canada.  They worked on this record the whole year of 2012.  There is not much information on this band.  Let us get into the music.

Track List:

Drone

I love the keyboard to organ playing at the beginning of the song.  There is nice calming acoustic guitar over the organ playing with singer coming in over the top.  His singer reminds of singer from Counting Crows to Black Crows.  There is some 1960’s and 1990’s influence in this band.  I am not fan of all the reverb but I can live with it.  I love the drum beat with the dancing bass in the background.  This band is like taking elements from The Doors and Black Crows and mixing it.  It is a really nice mix.  There is a nice guitar break to a short solo towards the back half of the song.  It has a nice groove and pace to the song.  I am enjoying the time changes.  This is a nice jamming song.  I love how this song is ending with the fade out.

Dog

I love the piano playing at the beginning with the calming drums and bass playing.  The guitar is perfect support element to the song.  It is crazy since knowing the name of the song.  I can picture a dog running in the park in a warm summer day.  I love his singer’s singing.  It fits where this band is going with their music.  There is some pretty solid lyrics on this song.    The blending of the guitar and piano is the key to the success of this song.    I love drumming and the bass playing on this song.  I am not a fan of Jam bands but I am really digging this band.  I love the organ that is being put forth on this song.

Joe Walsh

This next song is name after one of my band members from The Eagles and The James Gang.  I love the overdrive guitars at the beginning and the hard-hitting drums.  There is some nice organ and bass playing at the beginning.  I love the music and the pace.  I love the guitar break a quarter into the song that turns into a nice solo with some nice effects on the guitar.  There is some nice drumming on this song.  I love the guitar, bass, and drums paces towards the middle of the song.  The organ is kind of not fitting in the song now.  It just rebound from it almost death on this song.  The singing and well placed back up singing is awesome.  There is some nice lyrics on this song.  This song kind of reminds me of early Deep Purple like Mark III and late Black Sabbath with Ozzy like their last two records before Ozzy was fired.

In Bad Dreams

I love the acoustic guitar at the beginning of the song.  The organ, bass, and drumming comes in shortly after the guitar.  The singer with a ton of reverb comes after that build up.  I love the lyrics.  I am not a fan so much with his singing.  I love guitar break and back into the main riff.  I love the guitar solo towards the middle of the song.  This song has a nice pace to it.  Nice snare drum roll into a nice guitar break and solo.  I love the ending to the song.

Water Wine

I love the guitar, drums, and bass playing at the beginning of the song.  I love the bass playing quarter into the song.  There is also some nice guitar playing in this song.  The drums are solid that becomes a nice support device.  I love the singing and the lyrics.  I love the time change towards the middle of the song.  I just feel this singer does too much screaming then singing.  The guitar playing with the piano towards the end of the song is solid.  The two drummers adds to the nice sound on this song and the band.

The Worst

I love the beginning of the song.  I love the acoustic guitar and the nice drums and bass playing.  I love the movement of the bass playing on this song.  The singer on this song reminds me of a little Neil Young.  There is some solid lyrics on this song.  This is pretty solid song.  There is some nice back up vocals towards the middle of the song.  I love the slight time change towards the back half of the song.    There is a nice guitar break during this time frame.

Words Can’t Explain

I love the guitar playing at the beginning of the song.  There is a nice organ playing in the background with some great drum beats.  I love the singing with the reberb.  This makes senses for the song.  I love the build up into the main part of the song.  This song will slap you in the face if you are not paying attention.  It will then just run away and hide while watching you in the distance.  I love the pace of this song.  I love the music at the middle.  It seems like the song is about to end but it teases you as a music listener.  I love the organ and guitar playing after that period of the song.  The drums and bass playing starts to build it back up.  There is a nice guitar break at this point of the song that goes into kind of guitar solo.

Night Walk

There is some nice acoustic guitar with some nice drumming and bass playing.  The singer is singing and he is singing very well.  He kind of reminds me a little Radiohead.  I am really not a fan of the pace of this song for being the last song off this record.  I do love the organ playing towards the middle of the song.   The song kind of picks up towards the end.  The singing is pretty strong towards the end of the song.  The song might be too slow to end the record but the singing echoes the story behind the name of the band.

Line Up:

Adam Grant – Vocals and Guitars
Tyler Maynard – Keys and Synth
Evan Joel – Bass
Max Grant – Drums
John Sayer – Drums and Percussion

Here is the band’s website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.threewolfmoon.bandcamp.com

Twitter:  @Three_Wolf_Moon

Ending,  I was not expecting this type of music.  I have to say I am pretty impressed with the music they have written for their first record.  This music brings back the Jam bands of the 1960’s and 1990’s.  To me, they sound like something between The Doors, Black Crows, and Counting Crows.  It is a nice break from the hard rock and metal that I normally listen to and review on this blog.  Maybe the northwest part of Canada has the future sound of music.  This will be interesting where this band goes in the future.  I enjoyed it and I recommend you checking this band out.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:   djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser

New Unknown Music Thursday Blog La Chinga La Chinga


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In this Unknown Music Thursday Blog, we are going to get into a band from Vancouver, Canada.  La Chinga released their debut self-titled record.  The sound of the band is a throw back to the 1970’s classic hard rock.  They mixed some blues, folk, and rock.  They have elements from the pioneers of that era like Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and MC5 to name a few bands.  There is not much information on this new band.  Let us get into the music.

Track List:

Early Grave

“Early Grave” starts out with a driving classic hard rock guitar riff.  I love the singing.  It reminds me of Deep Purple like Mark III to IV area with David Coverdale fronting the band with Glen Hughs.  La Chinga has brought the 1970’s back through their music and lyrics.  There is some nice lyrics and music.  There is a nice guitar solo towards the middle part of the song.  I love the drumming and bass work on this song.  There is a strong backbone in this music and band.  This is a great opening track.

Snake Eyes

The second song pretty much has the same start and sound like the opening track.  I love the grove of this song and the feeling from the singing.  Drummer is pound the hell out of his kit and gives a nice strong sound to the song.  I love the lyrics and the music so far on this song.  There is some nice guitar work towards the middle of the song that turns into a nice guitar solo.  I love the build up to the end of the song.

The Wheel

I love the grove of the start of this song.  There is some nice bass work on the song at the beginning.  I love the pace and in the packet of this song.  “The Wheel” sounds like something that early Whitesnake, Led Zeppelin, Bad Company, or Deep Purple would have written.  The singer fits what this band is doing.  His voice is perfect for this music and the lyrics that he has written for it.

Catty!

I love the drumming at the beginning.  It sound very Led Zeppelin sounding.  The guitar sounds like a bright Black Sabbath sounding.  There is some nice lyrics on this song.  The drummer is so far making this record along with his partner in crime the bassist.  I will say the rhythm selection of this band makes this band a solid one.  This makes the guitar player and singer sound better without even trying and their job easier.  There is a nice solid guitar solo towards the middle.

Loose My Mind

“Loose My Mind” has some nice trip out music at the beginning.  The guitar playing is off the charts along with some solid drumming and bass playing.  I love the lyrics but I do not like the singing on this song at the beginning of the song.  In the later part of the song, it kind of gets a little better.  I love the ending of this song.

Boogie Children

The beginning of this song sounds like a 1970’s porn music.  I am sorry.  I can not really take this song that serious.  There is some solid bass playing and drumming in the background.  It has a nice build up.  After the 1970’s porn music, there is some great music.  I love the bass playing on this song.  I am not really a fan of the lyrics.

Country Mile

I love the beginning of “Country Mile.”  It has a southern rock music sound to it.  I really love the singer singing and the lyrics.  I love the pace and grove to the song.  There is a nice well placed guitar solo towards the middle of the song.  I love the pick up on the song after the guitar solo.  It just feel right to the theme of the song and goes right back to the main the riff.  Nice touch!

La Chinga

The name of the band the title of this record has a nice pace to it.  I love the bass and drum playing on this song.  This is a straight ahead in your face song.  I love the guitar solo towards the middle of this song.  I just feel like it should be a little faster but it is still a pretty good solo.  It is one of his longest one on this record so far.  I love the ending with the music and the lead singer screaming.

Freedom

“Freedom” has a nice pace to it.  I love the lyrics and the guitar work on this song.  I just feel like the drumming is a little too strong and hard for this song.  There is a nice driving pace to this song.  La Chinga did a great job on the music.  This is one of their best songs off this record.  I love the ending to the song.

Universe

I love the guitar work at the beginning of the song.  The drums and bass echo a nice guitar riff for the main part of the song.  This band has found the fountain of all the driving songs.  There is some nice lyrics and singer sounds great.    I love the guitar work towards the end of the song.  This is great end to a great record from a good up and coming band.

Line Up:

Carl Spackler: Bass and Vocals

Ben Yardley: Guitars and Vocals

Jason Solyom: Drums

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.lachinga.bandcamp.com and www.facebook.com/pages/La-Chinga

Twitter:  @chinga_la

In closing, this band has brought everything that was good about the 1970’s hard rock all in their first record to the public.  They did not do a lazy job on it.  They pulled elements from the classic 1970’s bands from Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Grand Funk Railroad, MC5, etc.  The drummer and bass player are the story on this record.  They made this record from good to great.  This band has a solid backbone with a very talented guitar player.  There is no holes in their games or swing.  This band reminds me of ZZ Top and Rush.  I am not saying they sound like either band but all their players are solid and talented.  There is not weak link on this band.  This band gives fans of the classic rock a nice wrap of some great 1970’s music.  I highly recommend this band’s music if you love 1970’s hard rock or some great rock music.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser