The four musicians have stretched their creative wings like never before, delicately balancing film-score electronica and icy synths in their trademark hellfire of hard rock. With drummer Jason Bowld joining founding members, singer/guitarist Matt Tuck and fellow axeman Michael ‘Padge’ Paget, plus bassistJamie Mathias, part of the Bullet story since 2015, this is a band reborn.
Bad Wolves shouldn’t be judged just on this cover alone, as this debut is far more than that. “Officer Down” comes straight out of the gate with some blistering playing, only to be matched with the power of Vext’s vocals. Nice to see bands come straight out and go for the throat.
The biggest cheer of the night was of course for “Dakota”, once again the crowd drowning out the band with such a look of gratitude from the band. Stereophonics could have probably played a much bigger venue like Riverstage so it was awesome to see them up close and personal and I’m sure those who return for night 2 tonight in Brisbane will not be disappointed once again.
“Yes the rumours are true, Ace Frehley will be joining me in Australia for 4 shows as my special guest. Both of us are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the KISS solo albums. Ace and I haven’t played together in Australia since 2001 and we’ll have a lot of fun in the encore. These shows give both of us the opportunity to dig deep into our catalogue of songs and play songs that the fans probably thought they’d never hear live. Here’s your chance!”
Fast forward to 2018, and the return of Vinnie Vincent at the Atlanta Kiss Expo. Where has Vinnie been? I’m sure a quick google search will bring you up to speed, its easy to find, and it’s sure not pretty. But we decided to contact Vinnie and his camp to see if he was up for a chat.