DEAD END HEROES - Roadkill
European Import : AORH00099
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|Some bands are formed
together through newspaper ads, others are the net result
of a prolonged booze session at the local pub, yet the DEAD
END HEROES were formed by accident. A good accident! Whilst
the initial discussions began around a solo album of Swiss
drummer Daniel Voegeli (ME & THE REST), the project
grew arms and legs and developed into an immense passion
- a completely fully operational band that excelled at having
fun sharing their common love of Hard Rock. After Voegeli
had assembled his collection of instrumental songs he contacted
exceptional Guitarist and Producer Rolf Munkes (EMPIRE,
TONY MARTIN, MAJESTY) to oversee the disc's production.
However, Munkes was so impressed by Voegeli's drumming and
initial song ideas that he encouraged him to develop a fully
functioning band around the tunes and work towards completing
an album. The first port of call was German vocalist and
session musician Carsten Lizard Schulz (EVIDENCE ONE, DOMAIN,
LAVALLE) who took Voegeli's instrumentals under his wing
and gave them new life. Through his engaging lyrics and
ear candy hooks they developed into real songs with Schulz'
trademark stamp alongside Voegeli's bedrock base. On Schulz's
recommendation, the next member to join the fold was Scottish
bassist Paul Logue (EDEN'S CURSE, DOOGIE WHITE, DAVID READMAN,
LAVALLE), who had worked with him on several productions.
Logue at first was hesitant to belong to any group out with
his main band but succumbed after completing the recording
sessions at his studio in Scotland, such was the strength
of the material.
Last but by no means least, to add the missing Classic Rock ingredient to the recipe was Schulz' long-time friend and world-class Hammond Organist Holger Seeger (MIDNITE CLUB, IAIN ASHLEY HERSEY). His Hammond gave the songs the final flavour they were missing whilst a classy seventies touch and vibe. All five members were without doubt absolutely certain that this had become more than just a studio project and the DEAD END HEROES were born. Sitting musically somewhere between late seventies and early eighties hard rock with a hint of DEEP PURPLE, a pinch of KROKUS and an extra serving of classic MICHAEL SCHENKER, their addictive cocktail is simply good time old-fashioned Hard Rock that packs a punch. Sometimes ... it just works!