quarta-feira, junho 26, 2013

J. D. Overdrive - another video available on YouTube // interviews, review cds

J. D. Overdrive, one of the best Southern Metal bands from Poland, released their  sophomore studio album titled “Fortune Favors The Brave” in late May (July, 2nd in US).  And today you can watch another video clip promoting the album. “Shadow of the Beast” is available on Metal Mind Productions’ official channel on YouTube in THIS location.
Wojtek ‘Suseł’ Kałuża, vocals comments: "This kind of concept suits ‘Shadow of the Beast’ very well - it's a slow, rather dark song and old school horror flicks are a perfect theme for a video for a track like this. A similar concept was used not long ago by Deftones, except their theme was old western movies. We knew from the get go that horror films was the only option for us - the older and campier, the better (laughs). We had lots of fun gathering the material for this video, got to watch many forgotten classics (laughs)."

The band was formed in 2007 when guitarist Michal “Stempel” Stemplowski (along with drummer Luksus and bassist Kuba) recruited vocalist Wojciech “Susel” Kaluza for his new rock project dubbed Jack Daniels Overdrive. They self-released their debut EP called “Pure Concentrated Evil", which received a bunch of great reviews in various webzines and magazines. They played their very first show supporting Jesus Chrysler Suicide (a legendary Polish act) and the following two opening for Beatallica. In the meantime the band experienced two line-up changes, welcoming in their ranks drummer Lukasz “Jooras” Jurewicz and bassist Lukasz “Peo” Pomietło. In March 2009 they were given the honor of performing in Krakow with the living legend of stoner metal – Phil Anselmo's Down. In the following months came the inevitable – they changed their name to J. D. Overdrive to avoid legal problems with the Tennessee tycoon. And just when they thought that nothing can surprise them – on March 9th, 2011 they opened for Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society in Warsaw. After over three years of gathering experience at numerous live shows and sharpening their material, J.D. Overdrive were proud to release their debut album. The album entitled "Sex, Whiskey & Southern Blood" was released by Metal Mind Productions in June 2011. This year and the following brought more live performances and the band supported such acts as Blood Ceremony, Whitesnake and Soulfly. Now, in 2013 they are ready to return with their new album! The mixing and mastering duties for the album was held by Piotr Gruenpeter who's best known for his work with the post-black phenomenon THAW, as well as from bands Searching For Calm and Sun For Miles.
J.D. Overdrive - line-up:
Wojtek „Suseł” Kałuża – vocal
Michał „Stempel” Stemplowski – guitar
Łukasz „Joorek” Jurewicz – drums
Łukasz „Peo” Pomietło – bass
J.D. Overdrive on-line:
J. D. Overdrive
"Fortune Favors The Brave"
Label: Metal Mind Records
Cat. no.: MMP CD 0722 DG
Barcode: 5907785037885
Format: CD DG
Genre:  Southern Metal
Release date: 27.05.2013 Europe / 02.07.2013 USA
1. Bad Karma
2. Born To Destroy
3. Funeral Stopper
4. Beware the Boozehound
5. Call of the South
6. Standing Tall
7. Shadow of the Beast
8. The Revelation
9. Like Heroes to the Slaughter
10. Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst
Metal Mind Productions
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