12 Days of Rock Christmas!
On the first day of Christmas, my Rock and Roll love gave to me, down and dirty hard rock sound by Heaven’s Basement! This band from England is going to be on the tip of all your tongues in 2013, mark my words. These four guys have a stadium rock sound that needs to be unleashed here in the States. They deliver rock that has just received 1000 volts of power. Caution! The defibrillator paddles have been brought out and just brought old school Rock and Roll ALIVE!!! Heaven’s Basement has invigorated music and it is exactly what we need more of.
They are just getting back to England from touring Europe and treating those lucky concertgoers to melt your face ROCK! During their European tour, they were sharing the stage with Seether, Halestorm, Papa Roach, Shinedown, Duff McKagan and Buckcherry. Heaven’s Basement was formed in 2008 and is currently signed with Red Bull Records. Actually, their new single, “Nothing to Lose” is the official soundtrack for Red Bull Crashed Ice 2013. This song reminds me of my love for 80’s rock but then it is wrapped in this fresh new sound with incredible vocals! It is captivating and catchy and will have you singing along in no time.It is a powerful arena style Rock Anthem! Check out the official video for “Nothing to Lose”
Aaron Buchanan is on vocals and his diversity in vocal style where he can deliver Chris Robinson style Rock and straight into a Sebastian Bach style. He in no way imitates because his vocals are so unique and can stand on their own. He delivers a style that many, I am sure, would like to imitate. His stage presence is incredible as you see him doing his high jumps, kicks and his crowd walking!
All of the guys have excellent stage presence and really engage with the audience. You can feel their energy pulsing through your veins especially as Rob Ellershaw drops some deep heavy bass lines. Sid Glover just shreds on his awesome Gibson Les Paul guitar with his heavy riffs and classic 80’s rock sound. Chris Rivers on drums is just a maniac on his set. I love his intense energy and he just looks like he is enjoying every second of performing. Also watch the video for one of my favorite songs of theirs, “Fire, Fire”. Be warned, they are addictive!
Oh how I wish they would be coming to the States soon. I hear they are heading out on a Canadian Tour with Buckcherry set to start on January 2nd with a show at the Knitting Factory in Spokane, WA!! Ok, that is closer boys, you need to just come further south to California! If I didn’t have to plan for NAMM coming up in January, I would be flying out to that show or maybe their other shows in Maine and New York. My Christmas wish could always come true and they announce that after that tour, they will be coming straight to California! Anywhere in California is fine with me guys, I will drive to see the incredible show that you put on. Dates for their upcoming tour can be found on their website or below.
So for now, I will have to sit by the fire and crank up some Heaven’s Basement. I am also hoping that my Rock and Roll love pre-ordered for me their upcoming debut album “Filthy Empire” which is set to release on February 4th, 2013.
So make sure to head on over to their website where you can listen to Heaven’s Basement, check out their latest news, order some merch and get your Rock Fix! I will keep you updated as to an interview with the band for the latest news.
Heaven’s Basement Links
Here are some live photos of Heaven’s Basement from their website. You can enjoy more under the Photos Tab on their site.