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From Escape Music:

An American band and based in California, TALON was born from the ashes of VOXEN – a band that achieved international success with their release “Sacrifice”, which included a track that was used in the major motion picture “Outbreak” starring Dustin Hoffman.

Soon after, a new vision was brought forward with the recruitment of Michael O’Mara (Joshua Perahia, EFX) and demos were soon recorded some songs which culminated in the release of their self-titled debut. Upon release, the CD was wildly praised and was on countless top-10 lists for the year. Soon followed major live shows, including The Gods Festival in the U.K. Talon also had the privilege of being Stan Bush’s backing band at The Gods Festival and the subsequent DVD release. After a break of working on individual projects, Talon recorded new demos and ultimately recorded their next release “Fallen Angels”. With a closer vibe to an AOR feel, New York native Chandler Mogel was brought on board.

Chandler Mogel went on to front the Greece outfit Outloud and Talon then used the vocal talents of Shawn Pelata (Line of Fire) and keyboardsman Eric Ragno (China Blue, Takara, etc.). This was simply entitled “III” and was released on Escape Music. It proved to be a great album which strengthened the bands reputation and the addition of Jeff Scott Soto on guest vocals helped them gain a strong following.

This brings us to 2015 and the band have gone back to their roots and Michael O’Mara is back behind the mike stand. This is great news, and to add to the excitement they had the great pleasure to have contributions from some amazing friends and guitarists involved in the release. First off, top session guitarist extraordinaire Tim Pierce (Bonjovi, Ozzy, Santana, Elton John, etc.) provides Lead Guitar on 2 tracks and Pete Fry (FarCry, Rockarma) provides Lead Guitar on another track!

With amazing tracks such as the emotional “Tonight”, the in-your-face “Evil”, the dirty groove of “Holly Would”, and the energetic fun of “Spun” – and many other outstanding tracks, this release is bound to show up on a lot of 10 Bests Lists for 2015! Its just going to be like the good old days!

Talon recently played at MelodicRockFest4, previewing several of the new tracks and now with several shows being set up for 2015 to promote the upcoming release, look for Talon to play near you in 2015!!!!

Talon have come strong with their fourth release, this is going to be a monster!

Talon is: Michael O’Mara: Lead and Backing Vocals / Kory Voxen: Rhythm and Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar / Jim Kee: Lead and Rhythm Guitar / Phil Keller: Bass Guitar / John Parker: Drums.

 

Special Guest Musicians: Tim Pierce: Lead and Harmony Guitars on “Spun” and “Tonight” / Pete Fry: Lead Guitar on “Love Is Like A Drug To Me”

 

Produced by Ty Sims / Co-Produced by John Parker, Michael O’Mara & Kory Voxen

 

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Release date: 20th March 2015
Catalogue No: ESM273


Tracklist:

01. Spun
02. Sin City Sister
03. Holly Would
04. Set Me Free
05. Tonight
06. It’s A Fine Line Between Love And Lust
07. Evil
08. I Don’t Wanna Cry
09. Love Is Like A Drug To Me
10. Raise ‘Em High
11. Hole In My Head
12. There Ain’t Nothin’ In The World Like A Rockin’ Band


Listen to 'Spun' here: http://www.breath-fresher.com/2015/01/23/talon-fourplay/

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These guys are still going, hey? I see our (ex?) very own Pete Fry plays on one of the songs on this one!

 

That song is very average, imo. :(

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Sadly, that song is poor

Disagree, nothing new but still a decent fun rocker.

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Sadly, that song is poor

Disagree, nothing new but still a decent fun rocker.

 

 

A decent rocker brother, but not fun :D

 

Whatever!

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Heard the full album today - not bad at all, to be honest. No world beater, but it's a good solid disc.

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Giving this one a re-listen today. It won't win any awards, but it's a good solid album overall with some decent moments, e.g., "Set Me Free", "I Don't Wanna Cry".

 

Mix bugs me a bit though. Sounds thin in places it shouldn't.

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This album is one of the better albums I've heard this year. I give it a 74% rating.

 

I gave it 74% too... and it's 42nd on my list so far! ;)

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This album is one of the better albums I've heard this year. I give it a 74% rating.

 

I gave it 74% too... and it's 42nd on my list so far! ;)

 

My best mark so far is 79.5%.The Care Of Night album. A great album for me is 85% plus.

Nothing close to great this year, so far.

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This album is one of the better albums I've heard this year. I give it a 74% rating.

 

I gave it 74% too... and it's 42nd on my list so far! ;)

 

My best mark so far is 79.5%.The Care Of Night album. A great album for me is 85% plus.

Nothing close to great this year, so far.

 

 

Nice, someone with harsher ratings than me. I like it. I agree that 85% plus is a truly great album, but for me a small handful have reached this accomplishment this year;

 

Degreed - Dead But Not Forgotten
Care Of Night - Connected
Issa - Crossfire
Destine - Forevermore
Room Experience - Room Experience
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This album is one of the better albums I've heard this year. I give it a 74% rating.

 

I gave it 74% too... and it's 42nd on my list so far! ;)

 

My best mark so far is 79.5%.The Care Of Night album. A great album for me is 85% plus.

Nothing close to great this year, so far.

 

 

 

 

Did you steal my list, buddy? Samey here (actually 78,75%). I need,though ,to allow some time to see if the opener and closer raise their status to 10/10 tracks. Actually as soon as I finish my 1989/1990 ratings!

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This album is one of the better albums I've heard this year. I give it a 74% rating.

 

I gave it 74% too... and it's 42nd on my list so far! ;)

 

My best mark so far is 79.5%.The Care Of Night album. A great album for me is 85% plus.

Nothing close to great this year, so far.

 

 

 

 

Did you steal my list, buddy? Samey here (actually 78,75%). I need,though ,to allow some time to see if the opener and closer raise their status to 10/10 tracks. Actually as soon as I finish my 1989/1990 ratings!

 

Eclipse is at the top of my list.

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