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From Frontiers:

BREAKING NEWS: Enuff Z'Nuff To Release DIAMOND BOY August 10th via Frontiers Music Srl! New track, "Metalheart" Out Now! On The "SiriusXM Hair Nation Tour" In September!

Enuff Z'nuff are the living, breathing example of what a rock 'n roll group should be. Now centered around bass player and vocalist Chip Z'nuff, Enuff Z'nuff are still alive and kicking with a legion of loyal fans, who can't get enough of the band's power pop melded with hard rock stylings. They have proven this once again with the release of their upcoming album "Diamond Boy" which is set for an August 10th release via Frontiers Music Srl.

Today, the first single from the album entitled "Metalheart" has been released. It is available on all streaming services as well as an instant download with digital pre-orders.

"This song is about bullying, mentally-abusive relationships. The song provides the answer on how to overcome adversity and move forward from a bad situation," says Z'nuff.

Pre-order the album & stream the single here: http://radi.al/DiamondBoy

This record is the first Enuff Z'nuff release where Chip handles all of the vocal duties, which was quite a task, but one he was certainly up for: "(Singing on the entire album was) very challenging. I'm taking the place of my brother who I consider one of the greatest singers of our generation. The songs on this record are solid as a boulder," says Chip.

He describes the album as "It's a fresh new chapter that should have been written a long time ago. Picture David Bowie & The Beatles fighting andCheap Trick comes in to break it up."

In addition to Chip Z'nuff, the band features longtime guitarist Tory Stoffregen, ex-Ultravox singer/guitarist Tony Fennell, and Chicago native Daniel Benjamin Hill on drums. Enuff Z'nuff continues to tour and record relentlessly and this new record shows once again what a truly gifted hard / power pop act they are. With no shortage of hooks and awesome songs, "Diamond Boy" is another gem in Enuff Z'Nuff's crown!

 

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Track Listing:
1. Transcendence
2. Diamond Boy
3. Where Did You Go
4. We're All The Same
5. Fire & Ice
6. Down On Luck
7. Metalheart
8. Love Is On The Line
9. Faith, Hope & Luv
10. Dopesick
11. Imaginary Man

Band:
Chip Z'nuff: Singer/ Electric bass guitar
Tony Fennell: Guitar
Tory Stoffregen: Guitar
Dan Hill: Drums

 

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www.facebook.com/EnuffZnuffOfficial

 

 

 

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Having enjoyed their first 3 albums I've given their other releases at least one spin but most were patchy at best.  With Donnie Vie gone my hopes for a return to form were further reduced and this first track hasn't changed that opinion.

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Was fully expecting to hate that song, but I really like it.

Maybe a little to much autotune on the vox, but overall a decent song.

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I like it. Reminds me of a 70s rock outfit I can't recall the name of. Would be very satisfied if the rest of this release was at least as good as this single.

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Chip is great live... I'm mean he still walks the walk and talks the talk on stage as though it were 1989 all over again (I haven't heard so much mention of cocaine since the 80's), but the band we all knew and loved from back then is pretty much a ghost as this point.

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New song.

 

 

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First impression of the album is it is actually pretty good as it really does capture that classic EZN sound.

It is amazing to think that this is actually the first studio album without Donnie on it considering how long Monaco then Chip have been the vocalists.

Chip had always had a similar vocal style to Donnie anyway, albeit a bit gruffer and not as refined, and on here there are times when you might even think Donnie was still involved, but a lot of that is achieved by autotune for certain.

The vocals all through this album are autotuned to the point it does become somewhat distracting. I do think though that it does give it that more "trippy" 60s vibe, which with a band like this, actually kinda works.

 

None of the songs on this will go down as classics, and it really does lose that emotional depth you get with Donnie, but it is certainly a good addition to their catalogue.

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New album isn't bad, but also isn't something I'll likely spin much.  Fans of the band may also enjoy the new single by E Z N w/ Donnie Vie and Johnny Monaco called "Trouble Maker".   I think it is a bit closer to the band's earlier sound 

 

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7 hours ago, Crazysam said:

New album isn't bad, but also isn't something I'll likely spin much.  Fans of the band may also enjoy the new single by E Z N w/ Donnie Vie and Johnny Monaco called "Trouble Maker".   I think it is a bit closer to the band's earlier sound 

 

Much better. Thanks for posting this.

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14 hours ago, AlphaMale said:

Much better. Thanks for posting this.

No problem, glad you enjoyed it.  I might be reading too much into the lyrics but seems like Donnie is singing about Chip.

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Did you not hear the song he made mocking Chip a couple of years ago?

The original song by Chip

 

The insult song by Donnie

 

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54 minutes ago, Captain Howdy said:

Did you not here the song he made mocking Chip a couple of years ago?

The original song by Chip

 

The insult song by Donnie

 

Funny stuff!

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That is pretty funny, I had never seen that Rat on a Phone video before

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new Donnie solo single

 

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Sounds more like Enuff Z'Nuff than Enuff Z'Nuff. :lol:

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yeah that last one is the pick of all posted songs

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11 hours ago, AlphaMale said:

Sounds more like Enuff Z'Nuff than Enuff Z'Nuff. :lol:

Definitely. 100 times over. Kind of okay tune. 

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Been listening to Wrapped Around My Middle Finger a bit recently. Surprisingly good disc.

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As I have said in the past. Chip's vocals are not a million miles away from Donnie's, but uses way to much autotune, and there is no replacement for Donnie. As soon as you hear Donnie sing his new song, you know it is him even if nobody told you who it was.

Chip's new album is ok, but looks like Donnie is gonna blow his effort away with his album.

Hell, even if it is not all like this it will probably still be better.

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