New KING KOBRA album
New King Kobra *Johnny Rod, Mick Sweda, Paul Shortino, Carmine Appice, & David Henzerling
For long-time readers of Demolish, you will know that I tend to oscillate between Hard Rock, Metal and extreme Metal (such as Thrash, Speed, Death etc.). It seems I have been on the real heavy kick as of late, so I thought I would pull back the reins a bit and throw out some more melodic commercial material. If you don’t like it – don’t read it or listen. Many long time fans of the band will appreciate this “comeback album”.
For melodic hard rock fans of: Journey, Whitesnake, Foreigner, Blue Murder etc.
In 2010 a new King Kobra emerged with Carmine Appice on drums, Paul Shortino (ex-Rough Cutt) taking over vocal duties, Michael Sweda on guitar, David Henzerling on guitar and Johnny Rod on bass.
This one’s a bit more rockin’ and is a tribute to the late/great Ronnie James DIO!
*King Kobra is a glam metal group founded by drummer Carmine Appice after his tenure with Ozzy Osbourne in 1984. The band [during the time of their first two albums] included four relatively unknown musicians: vocalist Mark Free, guitarist David Michael-Philips, guitarist Mick Sweda, and bassist Johnny Rod.
After two albums on Capitol records (Ready to Strike – November 9, 1985 and Thrill of a Lifetime – 1986), Appice decided to dissolve the band and join guitarist John Sykes on his Blue Murder project in 1989.
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