Jealous Haters Since 1998!
Home | News | Reviews | Day In Rock | RockNewsWire | Singled Out | Tour Dates/Tix | Feeds

The New Czars Are Coming

06/29/2010
.
The New Czars will release their debut album, Doomsday Revolution, September 14 on Samson Records.

Members of The New Czars have worked with influential musicians across the music spectrum: Alice Cooper, Lita Ford, Bootsy Collins, Buckethead, Reeves Gabrels, Bruce Dickinson, Puddle of Mudd, Courtney Love, Pink, and others.

Now it's time for the band--singer/guitarist Greg Hampton, bassist Paul Ill and drummer David "Chilli" Moreno--to do things on their own terms.

Produced by Hampton, Doomsday Revolution also includes contributions on the six-string by Adrian Belew. "His sensibilities for progressive and weird music and bizarre pop stuff are certainly on par with my thinking," beams Hampton about the living legend. "I rang him up and we decided that he would contribute some things to it."

According to Chilli, the sessions were "A lot of fun. Greg let us do what felt would work for the parts, and let us tear it up as well. I can't complain. A lot of producers don't let you set up more than a four piece kit and a couple of crashes, which is fine for the right application. But this was balls-to-the-walls rock & roll. Keith Moon meets John Bonham with Christoph Schneider, combo 1 super-sized!"

About the formation of The New Czars, Hampton explains, "It came about when I finished Alice Cooper's Along Came A Spider, Lita Ford's Wicked Wonderland and Science Faxtion's L.O.A.F. albums. Over the course of recording those three releases back to back, unique ideas started materializing. I had become closer friends with the owner of Samson Records, who like me, has very eclectic tastes in music. I had originally anticipated them being more soundtrack-type instrumental songs, but the progressive ones took their own direction musically--with some of the things I had envisioned. I actually approached Paul Ill first, before I approached anybody, because I wanted to do something that would be more progressive. Even though Paul has played and written with Christina Aguilera, Pink, Courtney Love, etc, he is extremely versatile and that guy can go toe to toe with the heaviest rockers."

A consistent record from front to back, several specific tracks stand out for Hampton. "I really like the stuff we cut with Chilli and Paul together: 'Time Stops' and 'Don't Watch Me.' On some of the instrumentals, I was able to stretch out on my guitar playing. 'Desperate' was a real challenge, because originally, it was a sprawling seven-minute piece, and I had to edit it so it was cohesive. That was probably the most difficult instrumental to turn into a song with vocals, but it really turned out to be one of my favorite songs."

And where does Paul Ill see the band going in the future? "I look forward to the band playing live, and we're all excited about doing the next record with everybody in the room at the same time. I really regret that I didn't get to play alongside Adrian Belew when he was at the studio. Maybe next time! I was incredibly honored when Greg asked me to play on the New Czars record. What started as me being hired as a session bass player evolved into becoming a full-time band member, which I quite like."

Hampton is willing to juggle his busy schedule to make room for The New Czars. "We're going to do a lot of viral video stuff. We cut 24 songs, so we definitely have enough for another album. It's hard to look that far in the future. It also depends on everybody else's schedules. I'm going to continue working and producing other bands. There's a lot of stuff I want to do, perhaps dabbling in film scoring, as well."



Click here to read today's full Day in Rock report

Preview and Purchase New Czars CDs

New Czars Tour Dates/Tickets

New Czars MP3 Downloads

Was it Good for you? Please Fark it!, Stumble It, Digg it or more!
Fark
Stumble Upon
Digg
Facebook

tell a friend about this article

know of a news item we should cover?

antiMUSIC News featured on RockNews.info and Yahoo News

.


...end


advertisement


advertisement

.
News Reports
.
Day in Rock:
Van Halen Streaming Two Songs From Forthcoming Album- Scott Weiland Previews More New Songs- Metallica Reveal 'No Life 'til Leather' Reissue Details- White Stripes- more

Day in Pop: Suspect Arrested For Fatal Stabbing of Nicki Minaj's Crew Member- Taylor Swift Surprises 4-Year-Old Cancer Patient- Bobbi Kristina's Lawyer Denies Reality Show Reports- more

Metallica Releasing Earliest Recordings- Has Axl Rose Gotten A Bad Rap?- Tom DeLonge Previews Solo Album - Def Leppard Postpone VIVA! Pyromania- Van Halen- more

 Subscribe To Day in Rock

advertisement
.
 
Reviews
.

Album of the Week: Metallica's Black Album

Butch Walker - Afraid of Ghosts (Album of the Year)

Road Trip: Out of This World: Blast Off For Fun in Huntsville!

Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal Interview

Josef Salvat - In Your Prime (EP)

Album of the Week: Nirvana's Nevermind

Root 66: Murder By Death- Jim Ed Brown- Sam Morrow

Best Films Of 2014

Riot V - Unleash the Fire

Album of the Week: Black Sabbath's Heaven and Hell

Obituary - Inked in Blood

Immortal Randy Rhoads - The Ultimate Tribute

Dave Plaehn - Radio Sister

Come Together: A Beatles Tribute Documentary

Ne Obliviscaris - Citadel

Anthony and the Johnsons - Turning

On The Record: The Pests - A Damn Fine Mixture

Sodom - Sacred Warpath


. .
.
Today's Rock News
.

Van Halen Streaming Two Songs From Forthcoming Album

Scott Weiland Previews More New Songs

Metallica Reveal 'No Life 'til Leather' Reissue Details

The White Stripes Announce Special Record Store Day Release

Tremonti Preview New Songs and Reveal Album Details

The Reasoning Reveal They Have Broken Up

Grateful Dead Reunion Tickets Going For Up To $10K

Foo Fighters' Nate Mendel Streams New Solo Album

Shooter Jennings Recruits Marilyn Manson For New Tribute Album

Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti Reissue Goes Top 10 In UK

Dillinger Escape Plan Frontman Says Killer Be Killed Will Tour

David Silveria Made 'Impassioned Plea' To Rejoin Korn

Helloween Blend Their 80s and Modern Sounds On New Album

Doro Pesch Planning Big Live Package

28 Seconds At A Rock Concert Could Damage Hearing?

Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock Releases New Video

Fleetwood Mac Feels Complete Again

Special Johnny Winter Vinyl Release For Record Store Day

Black Star Riders Make Top 20 Chart Debut In UK

Fearless Vampire Killers Reveal Rescheduled UK Tour Dates

Magenta's Christina Booth Release 'Disappeared' Video

Von Hertzen Brothers Release 'Trouble' Video

Lesoir Release 'Going Home' Video

Glass Hammer Release New Album Trailer

Eternal Tapestry Release 'Mountain Primrose' Video

Soundgarden's Kim Thayill Talks Songwriting For New Album

Gnarwolves and The Smith Street Band Teaming Up For UK Tour

Singled Out Flashback: Santana's Black Magic Woman (Gregg Rolie)





Subscribe to Day in Rock Report by Email

.
.
Today's Pop News
.

Suspect Arrested For Fatal Stabbing Of Nicki Minaj's Crew Member

Taylor Swift Gives 4-Year-Old Cancer Patient Last Wish

Bobbi Kristina's Lawyer Denies Reality Show Reports

Kelly Clarkson Announces 2015 Tour Dates

All-Star Lineup Announced For Brian Wilson Tribute Show

'Call Me Maybe' Doesn't Translate To Real Life For Carly Rae Jepsen

Big Sean Recruits Drake And Kanye West For 'Blessings' Video

Modest Mouse Announce Tour and Debut New Song

Carrie Underwood Shares Photo Of Newborn Son

Wiz Khalifa Team Up With Juicy J On New Track 'For Everybody'

Will Hoge Releases New Song 'Growing Up Around Here'

Flo Rida Releases 'Once in a Lifetime' Video

Kid Cudi Streaming Outtake Track 'love.'

Britney Spears Loses Her Hair Extensions During Concert

Jimmy Fallon and Kelly Clarkson Team For History of Pop Duets

Cashmere Cat Releases New Song 'Adore' with Ariana Grande

Disneyland Ghost Video Goes Viral

Katy Perry Selling Left Shark Onesies

More News

.
 
anti Worthy Links
.
AudioNationRadio.com Rock Show Radio (4 streaming stations) The Screen Door A Journal of Musical Things Lloyd Zeffler blog Demolish Mag Nightwatcher's House of Rock CJ Chilvers Deja Voodoo The 1st Five thecopycat.biz Hard Rock Memorabilia Day in Rock @twitter

.
  .
.

Click Here to Buy T-Shirts!
Click Here to Buy T-Shirts!



 

Tell a Friend about this page - Contact Us - Privacy - antiMusic Email - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2015 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved. antiMusic works on a free link policy for reprinting of our original articles, click here for details. Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.