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'Paint Me The Devil' EP

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Birmingham hard rockers release their debut EP, 'Paint Me The Devil', comprising of three tracks and it's definitely fast and furious.

'Left Unspoken' has that southern rocky feel kicking off with the hitting of a cow bell, then the guitars are revving on all cylinders with manic pace. Vocal wise I would have to say Nik has a very raspy stand out style, but it also has that kind of rock ballad vibe in some places.

Each track on representation here is fast and furious, but I can't help thinking the southern hard rock thing has been over exploited in recent times. Bearing in mind tile track, 'Paint Me The Devil', would be the kind of tune that would fill a dance floor in any club. Furious guitar work by Carl and Paul and a very tight rhythm section of Ben and Luke ensures that this could get lots of airplay for sure.

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The last track, 'Behind The Wall', has a very doomy stoner rock sound, think Black Sabbath in their heyday with screaming modern vocals.

All together this is not a bad effort, maybe I should wait for an album to be able to fully see their vision. In the meantime however this is a powerful offering and a great beginning.

Track Listing:
1. Left Unspoken
2. Paint Me The Devil
3. Behind The Veil

Nik Taylor-Stoakes - Vocals
Carl Gethin - Guitar
Paul Gethin - Guitar
Ben Picken - Bass
Luke Middleton - Drums






Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.


As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

This limited edition hardback book, presented in a flight case and printed on silk paper, is an opportunity to own a unique selection of photos, most of which have never seen the light of day before.

This unique item is presented in an aluminium flight case and will be published in late November. Earlybird subscribers who order by 31st October will have their name printed within a dedicated page in the book.

To be sure not to miss out on this unique, future collector's item, hit the PayPal button here:

Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
Format: Casebound.
Pages: 128 pages, printed on 170 gsm, silk paper.
Size: A4 landscape.


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