Posts Tagged ‘Kick Axe’

Rock Candy Records Reissue Three Classic KICK AXE Titles and More

November 22nd, 2016

NEW RELEASES FROM ROCK CANDY RECORDS

SURVIVOR ‘EYE OF THE TIGER’
SAMMY HAGAR ‘ALL NIGHT LONG’
TYKETTO ‘DON’T COME EASY’
SALTY DOG ‘EVERY DOG HAS IT’S DAY’
NYMPHS ‘S/T’
KICK AXE ‘VICES’
KICK AXE ‘WELCOME TO THE CLUB’
KICK AXE ‘ROCK THE WORLD’

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EIGHT BRAND new releases from Rock Candy Records available right now. Great titles with all the usual Rock Candy trimmings: 24-bit remastering from original source tapes, weighty essay’s about the making of the album, full artist involvement, new interviews, enhanced artwork and additional photos spread out over large full colour booklets. See below for full details about each release.

Available now from www.rockcandyrecords.com

IMPORTANT

IF YOU LIVE IN THE USA OR CANADA YOU CAN ONLY ORDER THE SAMMY HAGAR, TYKETTO, SALTY DOG AND THE NYMPHS TITLES FROM THE FOLLOWING  NEW WEBSITE ADDRESS:

http://rockcandyrecords.merchnow.com

DON’T WORRY IF BY CHANCE YOU ATTEMPT TO ORDER FROM THE MAIN ROCK CANDY WEBSITE YOU’LL BE AUTOMATICALLY REDIRECTED TO THE THE ABOVE ADDRESS

iF YOU LIVE IN THE USA OR CANADA AND WANT TO ORDER THE REMAINING TITLES THEN PLEASE HEAD TO OUR REGULAR WEBSITE

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Kick Axe Bassist Victor Langen

September 7th, 2005

Bassist Victor Langen

Interview by Lord of The Wasteland/Transcription by Duke

**Images courtesy of Kickaxe.net & The Official Kick Axe Fan Site


Canada?s Kick Axe got a raw deal, plain and simple.  Plucked from bar band status and molded into an image that personified them as the hair band du jour by 80s uber-producer, Spencer Proffer, the Regina-based five-piece took the fast road to success with 1984?s VICES album (featuring ?Heavy Metal Shuffle? and ?On The Road To Rock?), its quickie follow-up, 1985?s WELCOME TO THE CLUB and finally 1986?s ROCK THE WORLD.  As quickly as they rose to success, the band went down in flames amongst a sea of lawsuits brought on by bad management in 1987.  Forced into hiatus until the numerous legalities were ironed out, Kick Axe returned in 2004 with the simply titled, IV.  Along the way, the ?classic? lineup lost vocalist George Criston, but was replaced with original vocalist/drummer, Gary Langen.  That album?s success was fueled not only by its mix of straight-ahead rockers and AOR-ready ballads but by the cult status that Kick Axe has achieved over the years.  Original copies of the ROCK THE WORLD CD fetch nearly $200 US on eBay, a Czech fan site has every imaginable detail about the band?s history and a devoted fanbase still exists for Kick Axe?s crunching riffs, soothing vocal melodies and fist-pumping anthems.

Being a long-time fan?Kick Axe/Helix in 1984 was one of my very first concerts?I spoke with bassist Victor Langen back in October 2004 just 11 days before the band was to play a CD release party for IV at a small, out-of-the-way Vancouver club.  The interview (which has undergone nearly as many trials and tribulations as the band itself!!) deals with the new lineup and CD but also the countless obstacles the band faced along the way during our 90-minute chat.  Most surprisingly, Langen speaks in detail of how Rob Halford of Judas Priest personally picked Kick Axe to open their DEFENDERS OF THE FAITH tour, how Criston was almost chosen as the vocalist for Black Sabbath, the band?s encounters with W.A.S.P., King Kobra and Quiet Riot, as well as numerous other eye-opening tales of life on the road with Kick Axe!!!


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Catapult Live In Vancouver May 19th, 2005

May 28th, 2005


Thursday, May 19, 2005
Pub 340
Vancouver, BC  Canada

**Review & All Photos By Lord of The Wasteland


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Kick Axe IV CD Release Party

November 7th, 2004

KICK AXE–CD RELEASE PARTY

Thursday November 4th, 2004
Mesa Luna / Vancouver, BC  Canada

Review and All Live Pictures by Lord of The Wasteland

In 2002, one of Canada?s most successful hard rock bands from the 80s, Kick Axe, announced they were working on their first album since 1986?s ROCK THE WORLD.  When the simply-titled IV was finally released in September of this year, I couldn?t wait to hear it.

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