HAPPY MONDAY! NEW TESLA VIDEO…AND A KICK ASS VIDEO FROM AMARANTHE FOR YA!
Whenever I read or hear about new TESLA music, I have to hear it. They are one of my favorite bands from the late 80’s, early 90’s and believe they are severely under appreciated. Even their cover songs of classic 70’s tunes are killer and this is new video/song is no exception. “I Love You,” reached #12 on the Billboard chart in 1980 for The Climax Blues Band and was their last big hit.
Here’s hoping TESLA can revive it as hit again.
TESLA‘s video for the song “I Love You” can be seen below. The track comes off the band’s latest album, “Twisted Wires And The Acoustic Sessions”, which was released in July 2011 via Scarlet Records. The CD features six songs that were recorded back in 2005 at bassist Brian Wheat‘s J Street Recorders studio — which also serve as the last recordings with original member Tommy Skeoch — and six newly recorded tracks, including acoustic remakes of songs from TESLA‘s entire catalog and two brand new songs, “Second Street” and “Better Off Without You”.
TESLA received the key to the city from Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson last December at the Sacramento Rock And Radio Museum.
Known as the originators of the “unplugged” craze of the ’90s, California rockers TESLA launched the 20th-anniversary tour last year of their legendary “Five Man Acoustical Jam” in full acoustic fashion in support of “Twisted Wires And The Acoustic Sessions”.
TESLA released a live album, “Alive In Europe!”, in Europe on April 23, 2010 via Frontiers Records.
TESLA‘s latest studio album, “Forever More”, sold more than 16,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 33 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was released on October 7, 2008 on Tesla Electric Company Recordings. The European version of the album, which was made available on November 7 via Frontiers Records, contains two bonus tracks not found on the American version.
For “Forever More”, TESLA reunited with producer Terry Thomas, who was behind the boards for the band’s 1994 gold-certified “Bust A Nut” album, and engineered by Michael Rosen who worked with TESLA on “Into The Now”.
AMARANTHE‘s video for the song “1.000.000 Lightyears” can be seen below. The track comes off the band’s self-titled debut album, which was released in Europe in April 2011 via Spinefarm Records.
AMARANTHE is the project featuring Olof Mörck (NIGHTRAGE, DRAGONLAND), Jake E (ex-DREAM EVIL, DREAMLAND), Andy Solveström (WITHIN Y, EVILDOER, CIPHER SYSTEM), Morten Lowe Sorensen (THE ARCANE ORDER, SUBMISSION) and Johan Andreassen (ex-ENGEL).
“Amaranthe” track listing:
01. Leave Everything Behind
03. 1.000.000 Lightyears
05. My Transition
08. Call Out My Name
09. Enter The Maze
10. Director’s Cut
11. Act Of Desperation
AMARANTHE vocalist Elize Ryd has been filling the female singer spot on KAMELOT‘s European, South and North American tours.
* Olof Mörck (NIGHTRAGE, DRAGONLAND) – Guitar, Keyboards
* Jake E (ex-DREAM EVIL, DREAMLAND) – Clean Vocals
* Andy Solveström (WITHIN Y, EVILDOER, CIPHER SYSTEM) – Screams
* Morten Lowe Sorensen (THE ARCANE ORDER, SUBMISSION) – Drums
* Johan Andreassen (ex-ENGEL) – Bass
* Elize Ryd – Female Vocals