Gang vocals, viola, blast-beats, dive-bombs and galloping guitars galore accented by some of the sweetest vocal harmonies ever to drip down from the south side of the Mason Dixon. “Lambs to the Slaughter,” the first release by Tennessee’s “Laser Flames on the Great Big News,” features four catchy-as-hell, southern-rock songs bursting at the seams with beauty, power and ache. With all the groove, soul and killer riffs of a Hendrix tune mixed wtih the heaviness of Sabbath, “Lambs to the Slaughter” could be the imagined outcome of ‘Masters’ era Metallica playing the stolen backline of Lynyrd Skynyrd til fingers, feet and vocal chords bleed.
“Lambs to the Slaughter” genre hops a thousand hyphens and stylistically traverses much of the rock and extreme music universe, but doesn’t get lost in gimmicks or novelty games. This is music that’s real, played for therapy and release by four hard rock soldiers. Sung to hell and back with alternating male and female vocals, "Lambs to the Slaughter" is like L'autrichine era Jucifer, Cat Power before she cleaned up and (the) Melvins doing their best T Rex impression.
Featuring John Judkins, current bassist of Rwake, and formerly of Today is the Day and Christine; Laser Flames on the Great Big News is a band that plays rock songs for metal heads, country ballads for crust-punks and classic rock for black metal maniacs. Such fine melody made evil through heartache and the devil’s electric guitar. If Led Zeppelin, Sabbath and Thin Lizzy find time on your turntable next to Slayer, Melvins and Mayhem, Laser Flame on the Great Big News have something you should hear.
Play it loud!!!
Laser Flames has shared the stage with: Weedeater, Rwake, Kylesa, Pallbearer, Dragged into Sunlight, Fight Amp, Royal Thunder, Zoroaster, Swan King, Deadbird, Elder, Cough, The Sword and many more.
released June 15, 2012
Viola on "Monster Truth," "Dead River," and "Not Living" performed by Ashley Morris.
Backing vocals on "Faith of the Blackened Heart" by Jason Dietz and James Turk.
released June 15, 2012
All songs written by Laser Flames on the Great Big News.
Produced by Laser Flames on the Great Big News and Jason Dietz.
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Jason Dietz at Twin Oak Studios in the Winter/Spring of 2009.
Artwork "Lambs" by Stephenie Bailey
Design by David Hall
Special thanks to Joe Leslie, Jason Dietz, Brian Hongsermeier, David Hall, Ashley Morris, Drew Binkley, The Pinkertons
and most importantly you for giving us your time and our friends and family for their support.
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