Jump to content

New Keel album in the works!


Dark Star
 Share

Recommended Posts

Saw this on blabbermouth and I HAD to share.....

 

KEEL Putting Finishing Touches On New Album - Nov. 10, 2009

 

Reactivated '80s hard rockers KEEL are putting the finishing touches on their new album, "Streets Of Rock & Roll", for a January 2010 release via Frontiers Records. The project is being produced by Pat Regan (DEEP PURPLE, KISS, WARRANT) and will feature guest appearances by Jaime St. James (BLACK 'N BLUE) and Paul Shortino (ROUGH CUTT, QUIET RIOT), who is also producing and recording Ron's lead vocal sessions.

 

A new photo of KEEL in the studio with Pat Regan can be viewed below.

 

KEEL announced its reunion in November 2008, and enjoyed appearances at major summer festivals such as Rocklahoma, South Texas Rock Fest, the Midwest Rock Fest, and the M3 rock festival in Maryland, in addition to sold-out headline shows in Hollywood and Phoenix. The energy and excitement of these tour dates spawned a surge of creative activity, resulting in an album's worth of new material.

 

KEEL promises this new release will continue in the tradition of their previous efforts — fist-pumping crowd-pleasing hard rock anthems fueled by screaming vocals and driven by powerful guitars.

 

Frontiers Records will also release "The Right To Rock: 25th Anniversary Edition" exactly 25 years after this classic album first hit the streets. This official reissue will be digitally remastered and will feature a brand new recorded version of the title track, which is even louder and heavier than the original. "The Right To Rock (Reunion Version)" features an all-star vocal chorus, and the band is also inviting fans everywhere to sing on the track: you can download a sample chorus on KEEL's MySpace, add your voice to the mix, send the band an MP3, and these will be mixed in to the actual recording of this timeless classic.

 

For details, visit www.keelband.com.

 

"Streets Of Rock & Roll" track listing (not final sequence):

 

01. Hit The Ground Running

02. Come Hell Or High Water

03. Streets Of Rock & Roll

04. Push & Pull

05. Live

06. Brothers In Blood

07. The Devil May Care

08. Looking For A Good Time

09. No More Lonely Nights

10. Hold Steady

11. Does Anybody Believe

12. Gimme That

13. Reason To Rock (Reunion Version)

 

With the high volume of requests for the band to reunite, the members — Ron Keel, guitarists Marc Ferrari and Bryan Jay, drummer Dwain Miller along with Geno Arce (Ron's longtime bassist) — felt the time is right to deliver the show fans everywhere have been demanding: a KEEL reunion.

 

"It would not have been right without these guys," said Ron Keel.

 

The KEEL debut reunion concert took place in Hollywood on January 31, 2009. The location for this historic event was Club Vodka at The Knitting Factory.

 

Watch fan-filmed video footage from the show below.

 

In 1985, KEEL's "The Right To Rock" became the fastest-selling debut in A&M Records' history and the band was proclaimed the "Best New Band" by Metal Edge and Circus magazines. The album's title track was a hit on radio and MTV and remains a staple on VH1 Classic, in addition to the group’s subsequent hits "Tears Of Fire", "Because The Night", "Somebody's Waiting" and "Rock & Roll Outlaw". The group developed a reputation as one of the genre's most entertaining live acts, opening for heavyweights like BON JOVI, AEROSMITH and VAN HALEN, among many others.

 

 

 

Here's hoping it's a good comeback album!!!!! :headbanger:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I like Keel as much as the next '80s leftover dude but I gotta say, the P.R. horsesh*t thrown around in Keel's press releases never fails to crack me up. Where exactly were all these "high volume of requests to reunite" coming from? Don't get me wrong, Keel were a good B or C-level band but it ain't like they were a hugely selling band ala Aerosmith or Bon Jovi in their day or anything. In the 20 or so years since their breakup I have never heard anyone say "God, when the hell are KEEL going to get back together?"

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I like Keel as much as the next '80s leftover dude but I gotta say, the P.R. horsesh*t thrown around in Keel's press releases never fails to crack me up. Where exactly were all these "high volume of requests to reunite" coming from? Don't get me wrong, Keel were a good B or C-level band but it ain't like they were a hugely selling band ala Aerosmith or Bon Jovi in their day or anything. In the 20 or so years since their breakup I have never heard anyone say "God, when the hell are KEEL going to get back together?"

 

Maybe you just didn't hear me that time I said it, then again maybe I was just thinking it.

 

Seriously though I do agree they weren't on the level of the above mentioned bands and the PR is bullshit but I thought they kicked ass and am looking forward to hearing what they come up with as long as it doesn't have the Southern or Country sound that Ronnie Lee has done since his days in Fair Game.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Maybe you just didn't hear me that time I said it, then again maybe I was just thinking it.

 

 

...Or maybe great minds simply think alike. :lol:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Ron Keel played a new song from Keel when I saw him recently as special guest to Y&T!

 

Was it good?

 

 

He was good, can`t comment on the song as I`m not very good on one hearing.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I thought Ron was in cahoots with Sam over at Retrospect?

 

I asked that same question back earlier this year when there was a thread started about Chavis Records signing the band to release this album but there was no answer.

 

The last I heard was that Ron was one of the co-owners or was at least helping run it and then they signed to Chavis and now Retrospect. Not sure what's going on.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 weeks later...
whats with the shitty productions? Productions 20 years ago sounded better. WTF?

 

20 years ago bands like Keel were signed to major labels who threw stooopid amounts of $$ at 'em for studio budgets. Nowadays they're on their own so they self-produce records on a budget of six bucks and a broken cracker.

 

And oh yeah, I listened to the samples and I'm with DrumRMan on this one. Pretty awful...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

whats with the shitty productions? Productions 20 years ago sounded better. WTF?

 

20 years ago bands like Keel were signed to major labels who threw stooopid amounts of $$ at 'em for studio budgets. Nowadays they're on their own so they self-produce records on a budget of six bucks and a broken cracker.

 

And oh yeah, I listened to the samples and I'm with DrumRMan on this one. Pretty awful...

 

All true but most of Frontiers releases have good productions.

 

I haven't heard this cd so I can't comment but I sure hope it's not as awful as you're saying.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Wow, I'm surprised. What's awful about it? Is it just the lack of hooks? Does it still rock in a vintage Keel style? Looking forward to hearing it myself. :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Wow, I'm surprised. What's awful about it? Is it just the lack of hooks? Does it still rock in a vintage Keel style? Looking forward to hearing it myself. :)

 

I just listened to the samples and I wouldn't say it was awful but it is much more laid back than I was expecting. I was hoping there would be plenty of fast tracks like "Speed Demon", "Arm and a Leg" and "If Love is a Crime". The songs aren't bad or anything but I guess I need to hold judgment until I hear the entire disc.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Wow, I'm surprised. What's awful about it? Is it just the lack of hooks? Does it still rock in a vintage Keel style? Looking forward to hearing it myself. :)

 

I just listened to the samples and I wouldn't say it was awful but it is much more laid back than I was expecting. I was hoping there would be plenty of fast tracks like "Speed Demon", "Arm and a Leg" and "If Love is a Crime". The songs aren't bad or anything but I guess I need to hold judgment until I hear the entire disc.

Haha. I'd never have put Keel and 'laid back' in the same sentence before... could be a scary combo. :lol:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

  • 2022 HH Donation Drive

    Please support Heavy Harmonies! The donations goal is the out-of-pocket expenses to run the main site and this board for calendar year 2022.



    82% of donation goal reached.
    Donate Sidebar by DevFuse
  • Posts

    • This seems like something that would be massively exciting maybe five or six years ago but now, not so much. I'm just so bored with the Frontiers factory churning out studio project after studio project with the same songwriters, the same production, and random hodgepodges of vocalists...year after year after year. I'm just not interested in this stuff anymore, I'll listen but the odds that I'll come back to it (let alone buy the album) are low. Those songs are mediocre. They're not ADV's worst but they are not his best either. IMO Robbie steals the show in both of them. Why is ADV still doing backing vocals for a project created specifically for THREE vocalists?  P.S. that band name SUCKS lol
    • New single 'April Rain' from the album 'Naked Soul'. And ADV ruining everything... From Frontiers: Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce T3nors, a very special new AOR project. Two of America’s greatest AOR singers, Robbie LaBlanc and Toby Hitchock join forces with one of Sweden’s finest AOR singers, Kent Hilli to form the vocali trio of T3nors. These absolutely outstanding vocalists have come together on one glorious melodic rock album, "Naked Soul", which will be released on February 10, 2023.  The story behind this record actually dates back quite a few years as Frontiers has been wanting to do a “three tenors” type of record for quite some time. Given the extremely high level of AOR vocal talent that the label has worked with in the past and continues to work with today, the idea never really lost steam. The issue was always finding the right pairing of three singers and the timing for the individual singers to have holes in their schedule to record. With the onset of the global pandemic in 2020, everyone's availability, for better or for worse, became more flexible and the idea started to become reality.  Pairing Robbie, Toby, and Kent together seemed an ideal team up and all three were enthusiastic about the idea when approached to participate. The rest, as they say, is history. Kent Hilli is the newest of the three singers on the scene, but has quickly made an impact with the albums he has released with his main band Perfect Plan, as well as being the new frontman for GIANT, solo material, and guest appearances with Restless Spirits, the melodic rock project from Lords Of Black guitarist Tony Hernando.  Toby Hitchcock is an American singer known for his solo albums as well as his work with the esteemed melodic rock genius Jim Peterik in Pride Of Lions. Robbie LaBlanc is an American singer, guitarist, and songwriter known for his work with Blanc Faces, Find Me, a project with The Murder Of My Sweet drummer/producer Daniel Flores, East Temple Avenue, and more.  If you are a lover of all things AOR, then T3nors' debut album, "Naked Soul" is a can't miss release!   Tracklisting:1. April Rain2. Naked Soul3. Nights4. Time Is Coming5. Silent Cries6. Torn7. I Could8. Mother Love9. Set Fire To The Rain10. Stand For Love11. Strength To Carry OnLine-Up:Robbie LaBlanc - vocalsToby Hitchcock - vocalsKent Hilli - vocalsAlessandro Del Vecchio - bass, additional keyboards, guitars, and backing vocalsFrancesco Savino - guitarsJacopo Martignoni - drums          
    • Very sad news. She had a lovely voice. I absolutely love both 'Rumours' and 'Tango In The Night'...both part of my musical journey. 
    • Superb album...one of the best pure Westcoast releases this year. Love the Chaka Khan cover of 'Ain't Nobody' as well. Great stuff
    • Not perfect by a long way, but the album a hell of a lot better than some in the other stuff Frontiers put out on a regular basis
    • Very nice...Move out of the way ADV, Dennis is back .....very solid band with The Greatest Wonder especially being absolutely fabulous. Looking forward to this one a lot
    • I I know I'm way behind the 8 ball here as I had never paid attention to these guys either but just clicked on the Daylight video myself and dug it.  Found my way to this thread and digging some of these other tunes too.  I think the different kind of sound is appealing to me a bit at the moment.  It's almost like if Axel Rose were fronting Tora Tora or something.   Gonna have to give the album a listen to see if it sticks but initially Daylight, Wall Said To Call and Feel Alright are sounding interesting to me from just watching the videos above.  Will have to check the album out. 
    • I used to love this band so much on their first 3 albums. Who could have guessed it would end up with this complete shit show. Bands should NOT air their dirty laundry in public
    • Def Leppard/ Magnum - St. Albans City Hall  April 5th 1980 Saxon - St. Albans City Hall  May 2nd 1980  
    • Just clicked on this to check it out as I had never heard of this band....Not too bad!  Kinda reminds me musically of early Tora Tora but I hear some Axel Rose in those vocals. I might have to check this album out to see if anything else grabs me on it.      
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.