Itchy Metal Entertainment Artist Omega Reign was formed by guitarist Gene Felix in 1998. Their journey led them to share the stage with many greats, such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top, Steven Adler of Guns and Roses, Wasp, George Lynch of Dokken, Bullet Boys and just added Taproot plus many others. The writing team is Gene Felix and David Bowman . They write the heavy melodic hooks that give the music its unmistakable edge. Now with Scott Langevin on bass, Tyrone Williams on drums, Hank Perry as the front man with his powerhouse vocals, everything comes together like the perfect recipe for success. We are holding on to number 5 on the local Reverbnation Metal charts out of 154 bands for over a month right now. recently signed toa 2 year non-exclusive deal with Itchy Metal Entertainmentout of Cal. Artist Omega Reign is in search of Marketing & Promotions/Management if you are interested contact 508-375-8795 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kill Devil Hill the new band featuring Rex Brown(PanterA),Vinny Appice(Black Sabbath/Dio). Made there first ever stop in Montreal,QC this past Saturday @ Underworld. The show got off to late start, But when KDH hit the stage the place went crazy! The band immediately kicked into “Were All Gonna Die” followed by there latest single “Strange”. Kill Devil Hill played there entire debut album. As well as a cover of the Sabbath classic “War Pigs” and a song they had just recently weote for there 2nd album. It was without a doubt one of the LOUDEST shows ive ever been too, and getting to witness 2 metal legends playing together was one of the greatest things ever it was worth every dollar. The band even signed autographs,took pictures and spoke with the all fans after the show which made it that much better. Everyone should listen to Kill Devil Hill and should definetly go to there show if it comes to a city near you.
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The Legend that is Phil Soussan answers a few questions for Full Metal Racket.
FMR - Phil first of all it is an absolute honour to interview yourself.
FMR - You were in your first band (Terminal Rescue) prior to 1980, what is your earliest and best memory of playing in that period?
FMR - Can you remember many of the songs you played back then and do you still jam out too some of the songs?
FMR - Over 30 years in any business is a long time, what has kept you playing for some long and what is your motivation?
FMR - Four years playing with Ozzy in the mid too late Eighties must have been mental, how did the initiation into the Ozzy family come to be?
FMR - You gave Ozzy his first Worldwide Number One hit with ‘A Shot In The Dark’ were you ever planning on releasing the track before you joined up with Ozzy’s band?
FMR - Playing bass in some of the bands you have played with and currently (Big Noize) shows how talented you are in playing, was Bass your first choice instrument when a young man?
FMR - You are also now dabbling in Film Music Editing, would you describe yourself as a workaholic?
FMR - Have you ever thought of writing an Autobiography?
FMR - So whats next on the horizon for Phil Soussan and his many projects?
FMR - Phil is has been an absolute pleasure and honor to do this Interview with you, thanks a lot. I’ll let you wrap up this Interview with a few final words for all the Phil Soussan fans out there.
Chris from Absolva kindly takes time out for an exclusive Interview with Full Metal Racket!
Orange Goblin Bass Player Martyn Millard answers a few questions for Full Metal Racket!
FMR - First of I’d like to thank Martyn for giving Full Metal Racket time to do an interview for us.
FMR - Being a fan of Orange Goblin for over a decade it’s an honour to interview one of the men of the legendary band. After 17 years of recording, long touring schedules and alot of time on the road what is the main thing that is keeping the band going?
Martyn - Quite simply,enjoyment.We love doing this band and it’s just part of our life now.I dont think any of us can imagine NOT doing it.We love playing live,we still get on very well as mates and we love playing our songs.
FMR - You have played alot of gigs and festivals over the years, what would be your best and longest lasting memory on stage?
Martyn - Jeez,thats tough as there are so many.Download a few years back was pretty special,although our 2 appearances at Hellfest,were incredible.We’ve been lucky enough to play in some amazing places such as USA & Japan and we’ve toured with some amazing acts like Alice Cooper,Dio and Heaven & Hell,so its hard to just pick one.
FMR - Orange Goblin have recently played Hellfest in France. That was one Hell of a line up, How was that for an experience?
Martyn - Really incredible.We played there 3 years ago and it was great but this year was off the scale.Huge crowd,who were totally into it from the outset.We’d been travelling for like 11 hours to get there and only arrived 2 hours before we were due on stage.So as you can imagine we were pretty tired,but the roar as we walked on stage and the energy created by the crowd really lifted us.One of our favourite shows ever.
FMR - What is the typical preparation in the weeks before an Orange Goblin tour?
Martyn - In all honesty,not much! ha ha.We dont rehearse too much as practicing is dificult due us all having day jobs and us all living so far apart.Ben (vocals) is part of our management team so he does all the logistics of booking hotels and buses etc, but we play so much anyway that we dont often need to practice too much.Some of these songs are pretty ingrained in our heads by now.
FMR - On the road what is the most watched DVD on the tour bus?
Martyn - Probably something like Bad News or Alan Partridge.Usually comedy.We like to have a laugh whilst we’re on the move.
FMR - Funniest prank or incident that has happened a band member whilst on duty with the band?
Martyn - There are loads,but i guess i should put myself up for this one.We were playing the Emissions From The Monolith festival in Ohio a few years back,which was,at the time,the biggest ‘stoner rock’ restival in the world.My amp cut out so i went around the back of it too see if i could see the problem and in the complete darkness didnt realise that there was a flight of about 8 stairs directly behind my cabs.I fell down them with a shock,but thought i could steady myself by leaning on the wall as i got too the bottom.But the wall i leant on was a door that opened,which i fell through straight down another flight of stairs…backwards!
I remember laying at the bottom of the stairs,still with my guitar on,and looking up to see various members of the band looking through the door,pissing themselves. Managed to tear my brand new jeans too.
FMR - How does the average Orange Goblin song be wrote, do you write on the road or in Studio?
Martyn - We write in the rehearsal studio.Well we each write at home and we put everything together in the reahearsal room.Writing on the road is almost impossible.You just dont get the time or the peace and quiet
FMR - What is your proudest moment as being Orange Goblin Bass player and in your opinion what Album do you describe as your best?
Martyn - I think our latest album,’A Eulogy For The Damned’,answers both them questions.We are really proud of this record and its also my best performance on tape too.I was also told by a friend that the legendary Brian Slagel (of Megaforce Records and Metallica fame) is an admirer of mine so that made me very proud to be honest.
FMR - With your latest Album ‘A Eulogy For The Damned’ being as Riff hungry and as Epic as any Goblin release before it what is next for the band in artistic terms?
Martyn - Not sure to be honest.There is talk of us putting out an E.P,early 2013,so that’ll be interesting.Nothing has been written as of yet so i wouldnt like to say how it will sound.At this time we are negotiating and discussing the issue of us doing the band for a living,so if all goes to plan,2013 will be spent touring the world and gigging prety much everywhere so that is very exciting as well as a little nerve wracking.That isn’t definate,so no promises,because its quite a big leap of faith for us after 18 years,to quite our jobs.We all have families,mortgages and bills to pay so walking out of work in this current climate is a big decision that we must think long and hard about before we decide.
Whatever happens,the Goblin will still be playing in a town near you soon. :)
FMR - Martyn it has been an absolute pleasure to interview you. Will we be seeing Orange Goblin in UK or Ireland again before the year is out or early 2013?
Martyn - We have the Bloodstock festival in August which should be fun and gigs in the UK and Europe up until the end of the year so hopefully we’ll see you at the bar at one of them. cheers!!