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Music Review: Zamboni EP: Sucks! The Stupid EP

Music Review: Zamboni

EP: Sucks! The Stupid EP

Label: ?

Available: Now

SUCKS! The Stupid EP cover art

 

Well, what can one say when you receive an email from some guys in Jersey asking you to review their ep with the words “Sucks” and “Stupid” in the title?  You say fuck yes you’ll review it because if you’re lazy, like I am, the review has a good chance of already being written for you with a title like that.  Unfortunately, for a lazy bastard like me, it doesn’t quite suck…though there is a good dose of stupid, but in a fun way.

The opening audio track of a caller calling in to a DJ with the name “Harry Johnson” complaining about the crap band Zamboni really sets the tone for the 3 song ep.  To me it’s obvious the guys here like to have fun and really when it comes to music that’s what it’s about.

From what information I was given of the band, they are a thrash/crossover band.  Crossover to what…seems to me maybe into the punk realm a bit…due to the style of the vocals and production values.  The three songs on the album are World War Z, Slaughterhouse and a cover of D.R.I.’s ‘The Five Year Plan’.  The production value of the EP aside from the opening spoof track with the DJ and Caller are very indie sounding with questionable audio/production.  Which to me is forgivable since I am assuming we have a group of guys here getting started and it kind of goes with the punk sound/style they have.

Sucks! The Stupid EP is nice little diversion to listen to if you don’t mind the indie, do it yourself recording sound it has.  The one thing I will ding it on though is the vocals.  The singer I wished sounded a little more aggressive.  He kind of sounds almost like a New Wave Singer from the 80’s…but at least a punk band from the 80’s…but I would like to see him grow a little more into a more aggressive vocal style.  Don’t go Flock of Seagulls on us man.

Otherwise, I have to give props to the guys who seem to have fun at what they are doing and the Jerky Boy Humor they have and at least it’s good to know we have more than Snooki and The Situation coming out of Jersey these days.

 

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PSYCHOTHERMIA New Album Streaming on Metal Insider – Tour Dates Announced

 

 

PSYCHOTHERMIA New Album Streaming on Metal Insider – Tour Dates Announced  

  

Fall to the Rising Sun Available Tomorrow

Southern California’s PSYCHOTHERMIA are set to unleash their debut album Fall to the Rising Sun tomorrow. The album can be ordered HERE. In celebration of the album’s release,PSYCHOTHERMIA has teamed up with Metal Insider for an exclusive stream ofPSYCHOTHERMIA‘s entire debut album. Get a first listen to Fall to the Rising Sun HERE.

 

In support of the new album PSYCHOTHERMIA will be hitting the road this March. Their tour kicks off March 8th in Phoenix, AZ and is currently slated to run through 3/22 in Albuquerque, NM. The band will also be appearing at this year’s SXSW Music Festival on 3/16.

 

No strangers to persistence and long hours in the studio, the guys in PSYCHOTHERMIA know what it means to take matters into their own hands. Fall To The Rising Sun was self-produced and recorded in the band’s home studio (Control Volume Studios) as well as engineered by the band members themselves. With the exception of ‘Anarchy’, which was mixed by the notorious Fred Archambault (producer/engineer, Avenged Sevenfold), all the songs were mixed by guitarist Jon Russo. “I’d wake up after 15 hours in the studio, with my ears hurting, and have to go in and do it again… all while working around my jobs,” says Jon. One cannot question their dedication.

 

Prior to April, 2012, all four members performed together in a previous group (Canobliss). Together in this group they achieved such accolades as three nominations for San Diego Music Awards; opening performances for legends Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour, HellYeah, Biohazard, & more; as well as song placements on nearly 10 extreme sports and motorsports DVDs. They have already toured across much of the United States; with a fresh project and new album Fall To The Rising Sun in their hands, PSYCHOTHERMIA is ready to catch the wind. The fire is real…

PSYCHOTHERMIA Live

3/8: Phoenix, AZ @ 910 Live

3/10: San Angelo, TX @ The Deadhorse

3/13: Austin, TX @ Hoek’s Death Metal Pizza

3/14: San Antonio, TX @ Zombies

3/15: Houston, TX @ BFE Rock Club

3/16: Austin, TX @ Bayou Lounge (LAND SHARK Showcase) – Early

3/16: Dallas, TX @ The Curtain Club – Late3/17: Arlington, TX @ Six Flags Over Texas

3/18: Tulsa, OK @ Ole Memorial Lounge

3/19: Lubbock, TX @ Depot District O-Bar

3/20: Santa Fe, NM @ The Underground

3/22: Albuquerque, NM @ Burt’s Tiki Lounge

For More Info Please Visit:

http://psychothermia.com/

http://www.facebook.com/Psychothermia