Posts Tagged ‘Getaway’

Anthrax, from left: Charlie Benante, Frank Bello, Scott Ian, Joey Belladonna, Jon Donais

By Greg Maki
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On the business side, it might be harder for a band to exist now than it ever has been. But in the world of hard rock and metal, that hasn’t stopped countless acts from releasing album after album of quality material. Anyone who says there’s no good music today hasn’t looked past the FM dial. The previous year was one of the strongest in recent memory, highlighted by a number of veteran acts releasing albums that stand up to the best of their impressive back catalogues and newer bands still carving out names for themselves. Here are my favorites of 2016. (more…)

Rick DeJesus of Adelitas Way

Rick DeJesus of Adelitas Way

Adelitas Way frontman Rick DeJesus is one of the most outspoken figures in rock music today, and it’s not just about the talk for him. After the release of its third album, Stuck (2014), Adelitas Way took the reins of its present and future, leaving Virgin Records and going independent. Using PledgeMusic to reach fans directly and help fund its fourth album, the band now has control creatively and on the business end. If the new album, Getaway (released Feb. 26, 2016), is any indication, DeJesus and his bandmates—drummer Trevor Stafford, guitarist Robert Zakaryan and bassist Andrew Cushing—know what they’re doing. It’s a great hard rock record that captures much of the power and energy the band brings to its live shows. And DeJesus sounds like a new man while talking about the experience and the current state of the band—well, almost. He’s still as honest as ever about the music business and rock music’s place in it. Live Metal’s Greg Maki recently caught up with him to talk about that and more. (more…)

Review by Greg Maki
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The chorus of “Bad Reputation” the lead single from Adelitas Way’s fourth album, Getaway, serves as a manifesto for the band and, specifically, frontman Rick DeJesus:

“Don’t tell me what I should do or say
“’Cause I want to do it my own way
“I don’t give a fuck what you think, what you say
“I got a bad reputation”

The band has backed up that declaration through its actions, parting ways with Virgin Records, its home for its first three albums, in favor taking of the independent route and using PledgeMusic to fund Getaway. No more compromises with people in suits who don’t believe in rock music anymore. This is a rock band that puts on some of the best live shows in the business with complete creative control, finally capturing on record the raw power and energy it brings to the stage. (more…)