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New album 'Precious Metal' out February 21st

 

Press release from Frontiers Records:

 

.“Precious Metal” is HOUSE OF LORDS’ ninth studio album, following up the critically acclaimed “Big Money”. This brand new release, recorded and produced by the band’s singer and mastermind James Christian, again has a stellar sound, with solid and baroque songwriting mixed with unique melodic sensibilities and amazing musical skills.

Musically “Precious Metal” shows a return to the roots of the band’s sound. James Christian as usual sings his heart out and he sounds better than ever on these new songs. Guitarist Jimi Bell shines with heavy, but melodic riffs throughout the album, with Chris McCarville and BJ Zampa bringing a solid and powerful rhythm foundation to the House of Lords sound.

In James Christian’s words: “When we started to write this record, we knew after the 1st song that we were on to something special. The energy level was off the charts for all of us. Jimi Bell came out swinging and BJ and Chris were just crushing it. Recording this album was very easy as the songs already had arrangements that were complete. Precious Metal is a testament to years of being a band that loves what they do and has so much more to offer in the years to come.”

House of Lords debuted in 1989 with the release of the self-titled album, a monumental Arena Hard Rock release which showcased the soaring vocals of James Christian and instrumental capabilities of the band (which featured ex Angel and Giuffria Gregg Giuffria, along with such luminaries as Lanny Cordola, Chuck Wright and Ken Mary), reminiscent of such frontrunners as Whitesnake, Deep Purple and Van Halen, immediately brought the band to the attention of the media and fans. After another 2 albums released until 2002, House of Lords went into hibernation until the original lineup came back together in 2000, releasing of the controversial "Power and the Myth" an album which featured a sound leaning more towards Progressive Hard Rock with 70's rock influences.


After a short European tour, singer James Christian decided to go back to the trademark Arena Rock sound of House Of Lords, putting together a new line-up. Since 2006 the band has a stable line-up featuring Jimi Bell on guitars, B.J. Zampa on drums and Chris McCarvill on bass which has been delivering impressive shows and fine releases such as "World Upside Down, "Come to My Kingdom", “Cartesian Dreams” and the recent “Big Money”.

 

 

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Tracklist:

 

Battle

I'm Breakin’ Free

Epic

Live Every Day (Like Its The Last)

Permission To Die

Precious Metal

Swimmin’ With The Sharks

Raw

Enemy Mine

Action

Turn Back The Tide

You Might Just Save My Life

 

 

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some of those new songs dont do much for me....sorry

Looking forward to this, but I do agree about some of the songs. I really don't mind it being a little heavier than past albums, but songs don't sound to catchy.

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That third "dude" looks like a damn woman.

 

That's James Christian, and, yeah, I've thought the same thing since I first saw him.

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This sounds better than the crap they had been releasing IMO. I'm pretty excited about it.

 

Cartesian Dreams was good. Big Money was forgettable.

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This sounds better than the crap they had been releasing IMO. I'm pretty excited about it.

 

Cartesian Dreams was good. Big Money was forgettable.

 

See I thought the opposite but they all haven't been that good except World Upside Down. Absolutely nothing has come close to the awesomeness of the first 3 albums.

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I liked only the first few of their discs. But it pissed me off they had a different guitarist on all three of them. Get a consistent lineup damn. Then I looked at the lineup from their other albums and see the revolving door of musicians continues. Almost to LA Guns levels.

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lookin forward to this one,first 3 discs were brilliant,crap 4th,excellent comeback with world upside down,then 3 steady discs with a handful of top quality tracks between em,but this one sounds to have that little something more...me hopes :)

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lookin forward to this one,first 3 discs were brilliant,crap 4th,excellent comeback with world upside down,then 3 steady discs with a handful of top quality tracks between em,but this one sounds to have that little something more...me hopes :)

That's exactly how I would describe them. Good grief...the Myth was as bad as it gets.

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I liked only the first few of their discs. But it pissed me off they had a different guitarist on all three of them. Get a consistent lineup damn. Then I looked at the lineup from their other albums and see the revolving door of musicians continues. Almost to LA Guns levels.

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Same line up for 8 years now...and they've put out some killer records. James Christian is just an amazing singer...nice guy too.

Agree!

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I thought It was a tribute to the female band precious metal http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_21nEgeI4Kk :-)

 

House of lords is one of mya favorite band. I really love their last album Big money and cartesian band are for sure between my favs of the last years.

So rock on , I love this previous, James is an amazing singer. In my opinion this line up have put out such great albums.

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LOVE 7 of their 8 albums, and from the sounds of the samples make that 8 of 9!

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I thought their most recent releases have been solid. As said above, some filler tracks, but that can be said about a lot of releases. I thought Big Money was really good. Expecting them to release something better than their first discs is a bit much IMO.

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I liked only the first few of their discs. But it pissed me off they had a different guitarist on all three of them. Get a consistent lineup damn. Then I looked at the lineup from their other albums and see the revolving door of musicians continues. Almost to LA Guns levels.

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Their first three discs all had a different guitarist on them.

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