Twisted Sister's Dee Snider Guests On New GMT CD
We've said it before, we'll say it again: Hard Rock, Heavy Rock, Biker Rock, Classic Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Punk Rock... whatever! GMT Rocks! The follow up to Guy McCoy Torme's (GMT) acclaimed debut 'Bitter & Twisted' would be a daunting task to some, however GMT (featuring lunatic guitarist and frontman Bernie Torme, larger and louder than life bassist John McCoy and Hero in his own Lunchbox drummer Robin Guy) are no ordinary band.
'Evil Twin' (available November 17, 2008 in the UK) is no ordinary 'second record' - packing a massive punch with raucous opener "Punko Rocco" (featuring Twisted Sister's Dee Snider!), it takes you on a sonic journey straight into the title track - involving ragga beats & tabla percussion before it smashes you in the guts with the lyric "You trouble trouble before trouble troubles you..."
GMT prove that with a basic 3-piece band, you can still do unheard of things - one minute it's a white-knuckle rollercoaster ride, with Robin doing his best 'Keith Moon' on "You Can't Hold Me", then next stop is an epic blues-based tale ("Perfumed Garden") invoking the Dartford Tunnel... There's even an ode to bassist John McCoy closing the album in true sing-a-long style - GMT prove they have the songs, style and humor.
Bernie: "Some of our most delicate playing has come out on this record, but at the same time, some of our most ferocious rocking too - it lulls you into a sense of security and then smashes your skull open!"
Robin: "There's the trademark GMT jams where we all got the most magical live take recorded (despite me still not knowing the songs...!)"
John: "I don't know how we do it, but in all the bands I've been in, this is the one where we just do it!"
So, whether you like the Bull-in-a-China-Shop approach, or the Softly-Softly-Catchy-Bull-in-a-China-Shop approach, GMT's aptly-titled 'Evil Twin' caters for all.
Evil Twin rocks!
Guy McCoy Tormé, or GMT, are:
Bernie Torme - Irish Guitar legend and frontman, known for saving the day for Ozzy Osbourne when guitarist Randy Rhoads tragically died, hits and tours with Gillan, Desperado with Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider and Iron Maiden drummer Clive Burr, Torme with LA Guns singer Philip Lewis, Silver and much much more....
John McCoy - Larger than life lead bass player, a man mountain with a huger sound. Who John hasn't played with, written for, or produced, isn't worth talking about, and includes Gillan, Mammoth, Samson, Joey Belladonna (Anthrax), UK Subs, Atomic Rooster etc...
Robin Guy - Powerhouse tribal drum whore, Robin has already slammed drums with Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden), Faith No More, Lars Frederiksen (Rancid) and many others.
'Evil Twin' CD (cat.no. FIRK114, Retrowrek Records/ Cadiz Music Ltd). Release Date: November 17, 2008 in the UK, available through all major web outlets (ie amazon.com, play.com etc) worldwide.
Also appearing on 'Evil Twin':
Dee Snider (Twisted Sister): vocal
Colin Towns (Gillan, The Mask Orchestra): keyboards
Kuljit Bhamra: tabla, indian percussion.
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