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Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the signing of a promising new British AOR act – BLOOD RED SAINTS! The band was put together by former In Faith singer Pete Godfrey together with Rob Naylor (ex-Angels or Kings) Lee Revill (ex- Gary Hughes Band) and Pete Newdeck (ex-Eden's Curse).

“I felt it was time to move on and do a band how I wanted it to be,” says Pete. He has come up with some of the strongest material from a newly formed British Melodic Rock/AOR band in quite a long time!

Brothers Tom and James Martin of VEGA co-wrote two songs with the band members and Harry Hess from Harem Scarem is contributing keyboards to one track and handling the mastering of the album.

Get ready for a great musical surprise this fall!

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Good cover and I'm positive about this project, but I share the surprise of everyone else that In Faith is already finished, or without a lead singer? What a massive shame.

 

Having a dude from In Faith and Angels & Kings in the same band is pretty exciting, though, as they were two of my favourite CDs last year. I really look forward to this one.

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Cover sounds good, always loved the original any way

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Here ya go!

 

via FB:

 

For what it matters, which is very little to anyone really. I found out today, via a frontiers press release, that Pete Godfrey had left In Faith to "do an album the right way" with Blood Red Saints. I had no idea this was going to happen and even a brief conversation with pete a few weeks ago ended with a positive response to whether another album was going to be done. It seems not.
I wish both Pete's the best for their future with BRS.
In Faith has now officially been terminated.
Tony Marshall

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Here ya go!

 

via FB:

 

For what it matters, which is very little to anyone really. I found out today, via a frontiers press release, that Pete Godfrey had left In Faith to "do an album the right way" with Blood Red Saints. I had no idea this was going to happen and even a brief conversation with pete a few weeks ago ended with a positive response to whether another album was going to be done. It seems not.

I wish both Pete's the best for their future with BRS.

In Faith has now officially been terminated.

Tony Marshall

 

How ridiculous. I wonder what he was so pissed of at In Faith for, and based on the above post, why he didn't take it to the band before basically leaving them without a word. Seems like a very odd scenario.

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Pressrelease from Frontiers Records:

 

BLOOD RED SAINTS is a new band formed in late 2014 by singer Pete Godfrey and bassist Rob Naylor. Pete made his recording debut on the October 2014 In Faith album, but hungry to be in a 'band' rather than a project, Pete formed BLOOD RED SAINTS with Rob from the band Angels or Kings and quickly got to work writing their debut album.

“I went in to the In Faith knowing it was a project,” says Pete Godfrey. “We were offered shows but we couldn't find any common ground to move forward. That was the moment where I decided I wanted to be in a 'real band', one that goes out and plays live and has that 'us against the world' mentality. Without doubt, we are going to play live. We have a launch show December the 4th in Bolton, UK then we are playing the JSY/ARFM charity show in Derby at the end of January and also HRH AOR in March - working on more shows right now!”

BLOOD RED SAINTS lineup was completed by another former In Faith member, Pete Newdeck (also from Eden’s Curse and currently the vocalist for Tainted Nation) on drums and Lee Revill on guitar (ex-Gary Hughes). “Pete and I quickly became good friends,” says Pete. “It was a simple choice on my part to want him involved. Rob Naylor I knew from the 1990's, but we became friends last year, we just gelled as far as wanting the same things musically, again. Lee Revill was talked about by everyone on the local scene, his reputation was that of a phenomenal guitar player who hadn't made the jump from local bands. He is our secret weapon, unbelievably talented and not precious or egotistical at all, a genuine nice guy also!”

The search for a name ended with the chance discovery of a semi legendary Speedway team, “The Blood Red Saints”. BRS were formed in the late 1920s in Brooklyn, New York. Their leader and icon, 'Freddie Rendetti' became synonymous with the team. Freddie was a fiery colorful character who ultimately lived the fast life a little too fast.

No history of the BLOOD RED SAINTS can be complete without the inclusion of James Martin of VEGA. James was instrumental in getting the band signed to Frontiers and – together with his twin brother Tom, he also co-wrote two songs on the album. Harry Hess from Harem Scarem took care of the mastering of the album.

The band’s debut album is an impressive slice of classic British AOR, following in the traditions of early Dare, FM and Newman, though according to Pete, “if you were to take elements of Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Winger, FM, mix them all together, I think that is pretty much where we are. Our intention was to have great songs and next we want to take them out live and put on a great show!”

“Speedway” is a classic in the making and BLOOD RED SAINTS are a band to watch out for!


BLOOD RED SAINTS
Pete Godfrey – vocals
Lee Revill - guitars
Rob Naylor – bass guitar
Pete Newdeck - drums

 

 

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Tracklist:

 

Kickin' Up Dust

Mercy

Best Of Me

Dangerous

Love Set Me Up Again

Better Days

The Best Thing

Unbreakable

Wrapped Up In These Arms

Cgrnr

Feels A Lot Like Love

Faith

 

 

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Kickin' up Dust - very, very average song but suggests a good sounding band, much like In Faith.

 

Better Days - sounds much better. Still not perfect or of the quality of In Faith, but very nice.

 

Feel a Lot Like Love - very nice... getting better track by track.

 

Wrapped Up In These Arms ; love this one too.

 

In summary, sounds like a surefire winner.

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preliminary rating based on those samples

 

Kickin Up Dust - 7

Better Days - 7.5

Feels A Lot Like Love - 8.25

Wrapped Up In These Arms - 8.5

 

sounds worth a shot but just don't get your hopes up high

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