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  KISSIN' DYNAMITE
'Money, Sex & Power'
(EMI Germany/AFM/Soulfood)
Release Date: March 26th 2012


Michael Foley

michael foley



Money! Sex! Power! Well, I can't comment on money and power but hair metallers Kissin' Dynamite are certainly oozing the ole' sexiness from every pore on this new album! From the title track through to 'Sex Is War', 'She's A Killer', and 'Sleaze Deluxe', it's clear that this bare chested, tight trousered, young German band are out to have FUN, and this comes through in every track.

kissin dynamite money sex and power

This is good-time Metal music that harks back to era when it was all about fast women and fast solos before Mr Cobain forgot to buy his hairspray.

Musically it sounds modern but it definitely has a 1980s feel with great screaming vocals and some strong riffs throughout. And one song, 'Dinosaurs Are Still Alive', sounds like a statement of intent, celebrating the old ideals of Rock as a vehicle for having A Good Time!

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Lyrically the songs are mainly about having a hedonistic party and even 'Club 27', which commemorates the early deaths of the likes of Jimi Hendrix, et al, sounds like a great party rather than a wake.

The lead song, 'Money, Sex & Power', is just plain rampant and celebrates, er, Money, Sex & Power, and I must say they do sound enjoyable pass-times. There is nothing profound or deep here, just good time rock lyrics, which should appeal to the inner-teenager in us all!

As mentioned, the songs do have a 80s sound to them, but brought up to date with a crisp production that lets each player's contribution be clearly followed in the mix. The riffs are memorable and the songs are catchy and stay in the head long after the album has finished. These guys know how to write a hook laden tune or two and there are some great sing-a-long choruses to be found here.

Hannes, the singer, has a great voice, and sings with enthusiasm and charisma throughout the album. He has a distinctive voice, sounding a bit like the love child of David Bowie and Bruce Dickinson, and that's a compliment.

Lead guitarist Jim plays excellently throughout with some great screaming solos and some catchy powerful riffs emanating from his nimble fingers.

Ande on second guitar, plus the rythmn section of bassist Steffen and drummer Andreas, provide a solid bedrock for the songs. They may be barely out of their teens but they are a very tight sounding band. I can see these chaps going far, especially if they can keep up this level of enthusiasm and gain a little maturity.

kissin dynamite

In conclusion this is a highly enjoyable album that is great fun for leaping around and playing air guitar to in the privacy of one's own home. It's got everything that boozy party music needs... fast fingered guitar, screaming vocals, frantic drumming, riffs that shake your moneymaker, and as much spandex as you can eat!

Hannes Braun (vocals)
Jim Müller (guitar)
Ande Braun (guitar)
Steffen Haile (bass)
Andreas Schnitzer (drums)

Tracks:
01. Money, Sex & Power
02. I Will Be King
03. Operation Supernova
04. Sex Is War
05. Club 27
06. Dinosaurs Are Still Alive
07. She's A Killer
08. Sleaze Deluxe
09. Ego-Shooter
10. Six Feet Under

Bonus on Ltd. Edition Digipak:
My Name Is Hanniball (bonus track)
Money, Sex & Power (video clip)
I Will Be King (video clip)


21.3.12





WACKEN WINTER NIGHTS IS HEAVY METAL WONDERLAND

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Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.

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Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.



Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.

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MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.

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Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.

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