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Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer and legendary drummer of GUNS N’ ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER and THE CULT, Matt Sorum released his new album, “Stratosphere”, under the moniker MATT SORUM’S FIERCE JOY on March 11 on Rok Dok Recordings via Kobalt Label Services.

“Stratosphere” is major departure from the hard-hitting rock Sorum is best known for. His intense passion for animal and human rights, and need to give back heavily influenced the narrative and acoustic orchestration of the album.

“Over the years, I’ve been influenced by my surroundings and sometimes that hasn’t always been for the better,” says Sorum. “But after years of soul searching, I organically fell into a different state of mind.

“With many lessons learned along the way, it seemed like the perfect time to do a record in my own voice, if you will. It’s as real and exposed as anything I’ve ever offered my in my career, and I hope you enjoy it.”

Besides stepping behind the mic for lead vocals, Sorum wrote the entire album, and plays acoustic guitar and piano.

“I’ve always played acoustic, so I wanted to use that as the feel of the record,” Matt says.

“I chose the musicians I wanted by records they had played on, and diverse instruments such as mellotron, slide guitar and ethnic percussion.

“I always wanted orchestration, so this album was the canvas for that as well.”

The official “Stratosphere” trailer can be seen below.

MATT SORUM’S FIERCE JOY“Stratosphere” track listing:

01. Intro – Stratosphere Part 1
02. The Sea
03. What Ziggy Says
04. For the Wild Ones
05. Goodbye To You
06. Gone
07. Lady of the Stone
08. Ode to Nick Drake
09. Blue
10. Josephine
11. Land of the Pure
12. Killers N Lovers
13. The Lonely Teardrop
14. Outro – Stratosphere Part 2

Speaking to The Street, Sorum stated about his inspiration for the “Stratosphere” CD: “I’m known as a rock guy, but I’ve always loved so many diverse artists. I was a huge Joni Mitchell fan; I remember listening to a lot of her records back to back. Neil Young, Tom Petty, THE BEATLES, of course, and I was a huge Bowie fan. I was also into progressive stuff, like early GENESIS, Peter Gabriel era. You can hear that influence on the new album; there are a couple of songs that have some interesting time changes.

“I’ve always dabbled on the acoustic guitar, and I wrote a couple songs for VELVET REVOLVER. In GUNS N’ ROSES, Axl [Rose] and Slash looked to me for arrangements. I wasn’t the predominant songwriter, but I’ve always been involved in the process.

“When I put ‘Stratosphere’ together, I actually had a lot of it on cassette. I’d been writing the songs over the years, and I wanted to do an album that was just coming from me, regardless of anyone’s expectations.”

Asked if MATT SORUM’S FIERCE JOY will go out on tour, Sorum said: “We’re going to tour, but it isn’t going to be a typical rock show. If I’m going to front a band, I can’t see myself, at my age, jumping up and playing rock and roll the way Dave Grohl does. Dave pulls it off, running around the stage with an electric guitar. But would that feel right for me? How can I make this feel natural, a natural progression, growing into the man that I finally feel that I am, and saying what I want to say now?”

“Stratosphere” trailer:

Making of “Stratosphere” webisode 5:

Making of “Stratosphere” webisode 4:

Making of “Stratosphere” webisode 3:

Making of “Stratosphere” webisode 2:

Making of “Stratosphere” webisode 1:

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Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer and legendary drummer of GUNS N’ ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER and THE CULT, Matt Sorum will release his new album, “Stratosphere”, under the moniker MATT SORUM’S FIERCE JOY on March 11 on Rok Dok Recordings via Kobalt Label Services.

“Stratosphere” is major departure from the hard-hitting rock Sorum is best known for. His intense passion for animal and human rights, and need to give back heavily influenced the narrative and acoustic orchestration of the album.

“Over the years, I’ve been influenced by my surroundings and sometimes that hasn’t always been for the better,” says Sorum. “But after years of soul searching, I organically fell into a different state of mind.

“With many lessons learned along the way, it seemed like the perfect time to do a record in my own voice, if you will. It’s as real and exposed as anything I’ve ever offered my in my career, and I hope you enjoy it.”

Besides stepping behind the mic for lead vocals, Sorum wrote the entire album, and plays acoustic guitar and piano.

“I’ve always played acoustic, so I wanted to use that as the feel of the record,” Matt says.

“I chose the musicians I wanted by records they had played on, and diverse instruments such as mellotron, slide guitar and ethnic percussion.

“I always wanted orchestration, so this album was the canvas for that as well.”

Pre-order “Stratosphere” now on iTunes and get an instant download of “The Sea”.

Check out the ffth and final webisode about of the making of “Stratosphere” below.

MATT SORUM’S FIERCE JOY“Stratosphere” track listing:

01. Intro – Stratosphere Part 1
02. The Sea
03. What Ziggy Says
04. For the Wild Ones
05. Goodbye To You
06. Gone
07. Lady of the Stone
08. Ode to Nick Drake
09. Blue
10. Josephine
11. Land of the Pure
12. Killers N Lovers
13. The Lonely Teardrop
14. Outro – Stratosphere Part 2

Speaking to The Street, Sorum stated about his inspiration for the “Stratosphere” CD: “I’m known as a rock guy, but I’ve always loved so many diverse artists. I was a huge Joni Mitchell fan; I remember listening to a lot of her records back to back. Neil Young, Tom Petty, THE BEATLES, of course, and I was a huge Bowie fan. I was also into progressive stuff, like early GENESIS, Peter Gabriel era. You can hear that influence on the new album; there are a couple of songs that have some interesting time changes.

“I’ve always dabbled on the acoustic guitar, and I wrote a couple songs for VELVET REVOLVER. In GUNS N’ ROSES, Axl [Rose] and Slash looked to me for arrangements. I wasn’t the predominant songwriter, but I’ve always been involved in the process.

“When I put ‘Stratosphere’ together, I actually had a lot of it on cassette. I’d been writing the songs over the years, and I wanted to do an album that was just coming from me, regardless of anyone’s expectations.”

Asked if MATT SORUM’S FIERCE JOY will go out on tour, Sorum said: “We’re going to tour, but it isn’t going to be a typical rock show. If I’m going to front a band, I can’t see myself, at my age, jumping up and playing rock and roll the way Dave Grohl does. Dave pulls it off, running around the stage with an electric guitar. But would that feel right for me? How can I make this feel natural, a natural progression, growing into the man that I finally feel that I am, and saying what I want to say now?”

Making of “Stratosphere” webisode 5:

Making of “Stratosphere” webisode 4:

Making of “Stratosphere” webisode 3:

Making of “Stratosphere” webisode 2:

Making of “Stratosphere” webisode 1:

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Every time I see my mother nowadays, she has to ask at least once "when are you going to give me grandkids?" Damn it, mother, can I live?! Yesterday, I stumbled on 665 clothing, who's moniker is "slightly less evil" and their specialty is making extra-cute, metal-themed onesies for infants, and it's the first time …

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With a metal band carrying the moniker POTENTIAL THREAT SF, you can place a safe bet you’re coming straight to a hub where the famed Bay Area thrash scene is celebrated. POTENTIAL THREAT SF was originally formed in 1986, in the midst of the San Fran slam uprising. Thus you’ll forgive them if they come off like doppelgangers of METALLICA, HEATHEN, DEATH ANGEL, EXODUS, FORBIDDEN and TESTAMENT. Sidebar, it so happens bassist Damien Sisson splits time here and in DEATH ANGEL.

POTENTIAL THREAT SF‘s latest record, “Civilization Under Threat”, has only one thing going against it, and it has nothing to do with an unabashed retro thrash feel, nor the fact Mike Noble coughs up a ton of James Hetfield and even a little Chuck Billy from his wrangled pipes. All of that is mostly welcoming and well-played. As sharp as the execution is on “Civilization Under Threat”, the songs are too damned long, clocking at an aggregate six-and-a-half minutes. A couple marathons might’ve been acceptable, but all the constant extension does for POTENTIAL THREAT SF is to let them bombard their listeners with every riff, slide and blitz pattern that’s been churned out of their native turf.

“Civilization Under Threat” sounds like a Bay Area tribute album that doesn’t want to quit, albeit what’s presented does make for some happy headbanging. Each song is crammed with power grooves, mosh marches and speed metal jerk-outs along with tasty guitar solos from Daniel Sheridan, Mike Noble and guest shredder Mehl Meinhardt. While nothing emitted by POTENTIAL THREAT SF is ever spectacular, there’s constant aptitude and overall tightness despite some low-key production.

What’s going to stick out like a sore thumb on “Civilization Under Threat” is Mike Noble‘s uncanny Hetfield duplications. On “Written in Blood”, he sells the illusion with such convincingness along with the rest of the band it sounds like a METALLICA track still in the making, albeit it has its foot planted in the right era. “The Threat of Things to Come” likewise carries a METALLICA nuance, though it comes more from a chunkier attack within a framework centered around “Death Magnetic” and even “Blackened”. Finally, the quasi-ballad “Behold the End” is sifted from the ashes of “Fade to Black”.

On the flipside, “Edge of Sanity”, “Destroy and Dominate” and the hammering “Beneath the Surface” hoist as much from late Eighties EXODUS as they do from METALLICA. By now you get the picture. POTENTIAL THREAT SF makes no pretentions about who they are and what they’re out to achieve. Damien Sisson is both showcased and drowned, while drummer Kenny Noble lays down some gnarly tempos, even if he hooks his bass drum out of whack in a few spots. Thus “Civilization Under Threat” is nowhere in the league of its contemporaries, but it is a lot of fun if you can overlook its ceaseless platitudes and protracted song intervals.

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Finally, after much anticipation, we can hear the masterpiece that is the first solo album from former Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo. Under the moniker of Philip H. Anselmo and The Illegals, Phil will be releasing his first solo album, Walk Through Exits Only this Tuesday, July 16th on Housecore Records. You don't have to wait …

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Damien Deadson is the moniker and brain-child of Ryan Helm, once best known as the rhythm guitarist for the band Demon Hunter. Helm has now has taken on the title of singer and songwriter with new album, “Crown Me, Destroyer,” which was released in May 2013 via Infamous Empire Records

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After releasing their damaging debut LP, “Manégarmr”, through Southern Lord worldwide in April, Belgium’s ominous metal/hardcore unit HESSIAN has slightly revamped the band’s moniker due to pending legalities, the band to now be known as HESSIAN A.D.

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Hanover, Germany record imprint SPV and Berlin, Germany label Sonic Attack have announced their collaboration under the official moniker of Sonic Attack/SPV.

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Several GOJIRA roadies took to the stage last night (Wednesday, April 10) at Bataclan in Paris, France to perform the band’s song “Vacuity” under the moniker GOJIRO.

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In October 2012, THIN LIZZY announced that they would not be recording new material under the THIN LIZZY moniker.

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