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21 Apr 2017

Medusa1975 “Rising From The Ashes” 2017 US Psych Hard Rock

Medusa1975 “Rising From The Ashes” 2017 US Psych Hard Rock 
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«Medusa was born in Chicago Il. in July of 1973. All 5 of us brought amazing musical influences to the table. From European prog rock to heavy rock bands like Uriah Heep, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple etc. And as soon as we got together we new this was the band. We started writing immediately, and as we let those influences out the sound that we created was down right scary because we embodied the bands we listened to bringing a different sound to Chicago, quite different from the horn bands that dominated the Chicago music scene.» …………

Medusa1975 has been around for a long time, although has undergone several member changes as is indicative of many bands from that era. Gary and Donna Brown, the two original guitarists from the earliest creation of the early 70’s band then known as “Medusa,” are still rocking hard and heavier than ever before. Joined by Randy Bobzien on vocals, rhythm and lead guitar, Phoenix Johnson on bass andDean McCall on drums, they have transformed into a one of rock’s heaviest and hard-hitting, yet least known, legendary -melt -your face –off- force to be reckoned with. Rising From The Ashes is their latest creation, a combination of the original Proto-metal style that defines their sound and a more modernistic mix of straight ahead rock and prog. Peter Basaraba, Medusa’s original singer-songwriter, wrote the lyrics for a song on this album, Nine Circles of Hell, based on Dante’s Inferno and added a few lines on another song, Into The Night, recounting their meteoric musical journey from the ashes of virtual obscurity into the world’s spotlight, reclaiming notoriety they were denied in their inception. ………SVAT Records……. 
Οι Medusa1975 είναι -κατά κάποιο τρόπο- η φυσική συνέχεια του 70ies συγκροτήματος Medusa (το οποίο δημιουργήθηκε το 1973). Ποια η σχέση τους; Την εξηγεί ο manager της μπάντας: «I do have to get in touch with Svart because it is not the original Medusa but Donna on keyboards and Gary on guitar from Medusa and Randy Bobzien on guitar and vocals, Dean McCall on drums and Phoenix Johnson on bass and vocals which makes Medusa1975.» 

Όσο για το μουσικό τους ύφος; Ας μιλήσουν οι ίδιοι: «Medusa is an Old School metal band from the early 70’s whose influences range from Black Sabbath, Hawkwind, Amon Dull II.» Στα τέλη Μαρτίου κυκλοφορούν τον καινούριο τους δίσκο, τρία χρόνια μετά το album “First Step Beyond”. Τιτλοφορείται “Rising From The Ashes” και η ακρόαση του τραγουδιού “Heddin’ For Armageddon” προετοιμάζει το έδαφος………

Band members: 
Donna Fields Brown - Keyboards and Vocals 
Gary Brown - Lead Guitar 
Dean McCall - Drums 
Randy Bobzien - Lead Vocals and Rhythm and Lead Guitar 
Phoenixx Johnson - Bass Guitar 

1. Heddin For Armageddon 
2. Rage On 
3. Fall Of The House Of Usher 
4. Turn To Stone 
5. Into The Night 
6. Nine Circles Of Hell 

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