Category: LYNCH NEWS

New Lynch Mob video “Main Offender” from the upcoming “The Brotherhood” record

The first video from the upcoming Rat Pak Records release “The Brotherhood” is here.  Check out Haji!

New Lynch Mob release “The Brotherhood”

RAT PAK RECORDS SET TO RELEASE LYNCH MOB “THE BROTHERHOOD”
 
Produced by Chris “The Wizard” Collier (Lynch Mob; Flotsam And Jetsam; Prong; KXM), “The Brotherhood” features eleven brand new hard rock tracks from Lynch Mob. This album will surely resonate with long time fans of the band, as well as those longing for that good ol’ hard rock sound and feel. “The Brotherhood” highlights the unique pairing of Oni Logan and George Lynch, and along with Sean McNabb (bass) and Jimmy D’Anda (drums), the band has created a solid offering from start to finish. From the heavy guitar riffs of the opening track “Main Offender” to the melodic album finale ”Miles Away”, Lynch Mob have once again proven they remain on top of their game and at the top of their genre!
On the subject of Lynch Mob’s new record, Oni Logan comments, “After doing quite a few miles together with this latest line-up of Sean McNabb and Jimmy D’Anda, we consider ourselves a pack of wolves, and we came up with the name ‘The Brotherhood’ for the title of the next Lynch Mob album. It’s got more of an adventurous sound in part and maybe a darker, colder sound to it. We are always willing to go farther. We come from the early 90’s and it’s when we released the first Lynch Mob album which set a sound and course for us. Here we are 27 years later, George and I are still able to keep on stretching. As a player, as a writer, that is very important to us. Otherwise we would be fooling ourselves and fooling you”.
George Lynch adds, “We wrote this album as a band and the name of the record reflects what the band is about, and what all my bands have been about since I’ve been a kid. This is my second family. These are my brothers. You go through a lot together and have a lot of experiences together. And that then becomes a part of the music. “Official release date for “The Brotherhood” is Friday September 08, 2017. Pre-order at: www.ratpakrecords.com/lynchmob
 
TRACK LISTING:
01. Main Offender
02. Mr. Jekyll and Hyde
03. I’ll Take Miami
04. Last Call Lady
05. Where We Started
06. The Forgotten Maiden’s Pearl
07. Until the Sky Comes Down
08. Black Heart Days
09. Black Mountain
10. Dog Town Mystics
11. Miles Away
12. Until I Get My Gold (bonus track) 

DEREK ST. HOLMES, GEORGE LYNCH AND CHRIS DUARTE at the Dallas Intl. Guitar Festival

After an afternoon of wandering around and catching bits and pieces of shows, talking to old friends and making new ones, it was time to see another true guitar slinger. Everyone expected GEORGE LYNCH to shred the guitar like he’s been doing for years and he didn’t disappoint.

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Billboard’s exclusive look at KXM behind the scenes

Check out Billboard’s fantastic new feature on KXM’s “Noises In the Sky” behind the scenes here:  Billboard.com and a fantastic article by Alex Solca.

Lynch Mob appearing at the 3rd annual Ride for Ronnie James Dio

Lynch Mob will be appearing live at the 3rd annual Ride for Ronnie James Dio, a fundraiser for his cancer fund.  For more information, please go to DioCancerFund.org.

Guitar World’s new feature on KXM

Check out Guitar World’s new feature on KXM and the new Scatterbrain record here.

Real Rock ‘N Roll review of KXM-Scatterbrain by Maria Haskins

From the outside looking in, KXM might have originally seemed like a rather odd gathering of rock-talent: assembling dUg Pinnick on bass, George Lynch on guitar, and Ray Luzier on drums. However, the band’s debut album knocked me for a loop , and ever since, I’ve been hoping the three-piece would get together and work their magic again.

Well, my wish (and the wish of many other fans!) has been granted, and…well, wow. KXM’s second album ‘Scatterbrain’ is a knockout: whatever it is that happens in the studio when these three guys get together, the result is pure musical alchemy. ‘Scatterbrain’ is a powerful and multi-layered release, brimming with tracks that effortlessly weave together prog-rock, hard rock, and some fine-tasting psychedelic, groovy awesomeness. In short: it is pretty damn stunning.

The tunes are fiercely original and intricately beautiful, with complex and layered musical arrangements and a mind-blowing level of musicianship evident throughout. Add in the vivid poetry of the lyrics, and you end up with a collection of tunes that speak eloquently both about the world out there, and the world inside.

From beginning to end, the band sounds absolutely frigging amazing, and the sound is ignited by the mesmerizing, fluid vibe that comes through in every tune. Every track sounds so completely alive: it’s a brilliant combo of excellence and inspiration.

Title track ‘Scatterbrain’ is a perfect example of the swirling, proggier side of the album, while the fierce ‘Breakout’ is more straight-forwardly hard-rocking. My favourite track (at least right now) is probably the heavy, groovy ‘Big Sky Country’ – both for the pure enjoyment of hearing Lynch’s guitar, Pinnick’s bass and Luzier’s drums join together so beautifully, and also for Pinnick’s flat out fantastic vocals: this track floored me.

Other standouts include the sinuous and fiery ‘Calypso’; the trippy musical dreamscape that is ‘Noises In The Sky’ (I’m seriously in love with the lyrics for this track), and the gorgeously crafted ‘Obsession’ with its dark and heavy pulse and hallucination-inducing guitar-work by Lynch.

‘Scatterbrain’ is an astonishingly good album: if you haven’t listened to KXM before, this release might just make you a fan. If you’re already a fan: get ready to have your socks knocked off again.

Symphony Of Rock review of KXM-Scatterbrain

PUBLICATION: SYMPHONY OF ROCK BY: MICHELLE PEREZ-VEGA RATING 5/5 STARS

Just because you take some of the best musical entities in the world today – for example, Kings X dUg Pinnick, Dokken/Lynch Mob’s George Lynch, and KORN drummer Ray Luzier – and put them together doesn’t necessarily guarantee that anything musically noteworthy will come out.

Fortunately for the trio, this isn’t the case. KXM’s latest effort, Scatterbrain, proves that the members have found their rhythms and solidified their musical presence, surpassing the promise the band first showed on its 2014 self-titled debut, KXM.

Admittedly, KXM’s debut album was an experiment in the making. And, as with any band, it takes a while to focus on what is worthy, discovering the strength and weaknesses, while evolving into a musical entity that delivers on content.

No need to worry here – from the opening manic riffs of “Scatterbrain” to the quiet easy of “Angel,” KXM delivers 13 songs that are as wide-ranging and diverse as they come. Scatterbrain is proof that the band’s musical avenues have fully opened and are not being limited to any one category.

There is an overall sense of playing that makes this band come alive. There are no illusions here – you have the hard-on vocals complimented by provocative playing throughout. Starting right off – Pinnick’s voice is unequaled and really can’t be matched. Each verse Pinnick sings is with distinction: no parts of harmony are the same; no pitch is identical to the last. It can be mournful as in “True Deceivers” to sharp and attacking in “Obsession.” As a bassist, Pinnick successfully coaxes different tones out of his instrument and is a consistent bottom end to Luzier’s drumming.

Then you have Lynch: Songs like “Together” shows Lynch experimenting with sounds the listener might not be accustomed to or comfortable hearing from him, which is a good thing. But those who are more comfortable with Lynch’s signature heavy duty licks the guitarist is famous for can easily find them on “Breakout” or “Big Country.”

What can be said about Luzier is his adaptability to play with the eclectic and ever-changing algorithms that is Scatterbrain. He can pound the drums furiously when the song calls for it or tone it down to soft and complimentary beats. Luzier literally matches beat for beat with every lick and throbbing rhythm that can be found.

Take all that individual talent and you have a band that is one unified, solid, and consistent unit.

It must be noted that the band also has an excellent penchant for lyrics. Overall, the album shows lyrics and music equally balanced, and KXM fully delivers. What works for the band also works against it – the music is sometimes too catchy to the point where the somber messages in the lyrics could possibly be ignored. There are some serious and dark undertones to this album to entice the listener and it would be a mistake to take the music over some of the solemn subject matters KXM chose to address.

Overall, Scatterbrain is a successful release of bluesy metal with a touch of driving melodic funk. It’s a lot of great music rolled into one package that can appeal to everyone if approached in an open-minded manner. Definitely a “5” out of a 5-star rating.

MUSIC RADAR feature on George and KXM

Check out the great piece that Music Radar is featuring on George and KXM right now.  Click here to read.

Cryptic Rock review of KXM-Scatterbrain by Lisa Nash

KXM “Scatterbrain” review / Cryptic Rock / by Lisa Nash / 4.5 out of 5 rating

Putting a group of all-star musicians in one room together to record an album does not always mean instant magic. In fact, many times it ends in a lackluster effort, leaving many fans disappointed. Thankfully that was not the case when the three-piece band known as KXM came together back in 2013. Brought together by King’s X Vocalist/Bassist Dug Pinnick and Korn Drummer Ray Luzier, they were quickly joined by legendary Lynch Mob and Dokken Guitarist George Lynch. Impressive, right? Well it gets better, their 2014 self-titled album debuted at #31 on the Billboard 200 and was a mastery of thoughtful, well composed tracks.

Now a few years removed from their initial success, KXM are set to return with their anticipated sophomore album, Scatterbrain. Set for release on March 17th via Ratpak Records, Scatterbrain consists of thirteen new songs recorded over just a ten day period at Steakhouse Studio out in North Hollywood, California. Calling on Chris “The Wizard” Collier, who produced their first album, KXM look to up the dosage and then some with Scatterbrain.

Opening with the title-track, “Scatterbrain,” the mood is set with a punch approach, which is slightly disjointed in the manner of a Psychological Thriller. Projecting the feeling of being on the edge, even the solos in the instrumental section are somewhat eerie and sinister. Then, twisted and distorted chords make “Breakout” an engaging track where Pinnick has an unusual vocal style that fits so well within this music. Quite haunting at times, while ominous, it is never depressing or dull.

Moving on, “Big Sky Country” is a political statement which is very much of the moment, with references to walls, borders, and controls. It is dark and bleak, reminiscent of some of the themes broached in George Orwell’s classic novel 1984. Taking on a fast, rhythmic dance feel, “Calypso” is a weird mix of Salsa, Bossa Nova, and Latin tones etched with threatening overtones. Overall, it is something of a cocktail of sounds and feelings, echoing agonies and desires.

Keeping with the Latin influences, “Not A Single Word” possesses hints of Santana, juxtaposing the traditional dance vibes with a more modern vocal, giving it a fresh and exciting impression that lures the listener in. Changing the mood, the heavier and more brutal “Obsession” is powerful and malevolent while Lynch’s whirling guitar solo emulates madness. This is before “Noises In The Sky” refers to the phenomenon of the sounds that have been heard worldwide that appear to come from the skies above. These noises often are described as being like trumpets, and while there are many strange theories, one of the most popular explanations is that it is the warning of the Apocalypse. The song is as unusual and alien as the noises it is about.

Later on, mental health becomes a hot topic, and “Panic Attack” deals with one form such. While the song seeks to encourage and give strength to the sufferer, it also has the feel of delirium and insanity. Shifting emotions, funky and offbeat, “It’s Never Enough” is a mix of rant and dismay, beefed up with tantalizing riffs and innovative drum licks. This is before the psychedelic “True Deceivers,” which focuses on religion and faith, asking difficult questions.

Pulling no punches, “Stand” considers the political turmoil and convictions of the masses; in the current climate, it brings home a truth. Musically, it is mis-matched and at odds with itself, in harmony with the topic it raises within the lyrics. Begun more straightforward, “Together” has intense drum beats which pounds the listener into submission. Changing it up, it winds its way mysterious and hypnotically through fascinating breakdowns with harmonious choruses as well as strange melodies. Bringing the fantastic journey to a close, “Angel” offers a love song which is both beautiful and creepy at the same time. Dressed with elements of Country and Blues, it is a perfect end to such a varied and inspired album.

Scatterbrain is one of those albums you have to work at, it is not instant and it takes a few listens to get it. That in mind, it is worth that extra effort to get to know these collection of songs. It challenges norms, takes risks, and has a futuristic, ahead of its time aura that takes a while to be absorbed into the psyche.

All in all, this is very much intelligent music. Listeners will need to think about and have knowledge to understand, which means it may not have mass appeal, but those who get it will really appreciate the skills on show, the musicianship, and creativity that goes beyond the normal boundaries. For these reasons CrypticRock gives Scatterbrain 4.5 out of 5 stars.