As the band’s lead guitarist, Corey brings 30 years of passion to his craft and is expertly versed in acoustic and electric. A cubical hostage by day, he has lent his shredding talents to alternative and hard rock bands including 73 Paces and Slow Burning Car. All the while, and under the influences of hard rock monsters such as Dokken, Metallica, Van Halen and Stryper, Corey has quietly built a stunning catalog of wildly innovative riffs that form the basis of Slammed. Each track has been fashioned with lyrics and vocal melodies from an original guitar composition that is altogether intense, inspiring and cathartic. And Corey is finally ready to share it.
As the elder statesman of the band, “West” has been blessed with a musical background of more than four decades and many roles around the rock ‘n roll scene. His bass guitar skills have been honed in a number of bands throughout the years, and influenced by the golden age of progressive rock as well as Leo Kottke’s 12-string compositions. West is a prolific songwriter and credited in 150+ recordings. In Slammed, he deftly intertwines his lyrical meditations on subjects such as sustainability and sexism with power chords, powerful rhythms and dynamic vocals.
Like a force of nature, Janine blew through West of Corey’s studio doors with experience, charisma and the hard-rockin’ voice of a siren — and no further auditions for lead singer were needed. She has been a professional singer since 2004, when she started her own successful tribute/cover band. Self described as a “big hair and bad mouth rocker chick,” her own musical tastes run the gamut, from Cat Stevens and Jim Croce to Alterbridge, Pantera and AC/DC. Likewise, Janine’s rich vocals capture the deep blues conveyed in funky bass lines and soar with the sonic energy of steel strings in the band’s first release.
We were blessed with drummers on this CD!
Mike Stephan (tracks 2, 3, 7, 10)
Jeremy Horvath (tracks 1, 4)
Joel Battleson (tracks 6, 11)
Isaac Anderson (tracks 8, 12)
JT Bates (track 5)
Bruce Whitehead (track 9)