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.

Carmine and Ronnie!

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.


Carmine Appice

King Kobra MySpace

King Kobra Facebook

Paul Shortino


One thought on “New KING KOBRA album

  1. I really, really, really DIG this new King Kobra album! Whoa, call me 80’s melodic & Arena Hard Rock sentimental, yet this is a feel-good album that ROCKS! \m/

    Plus, King Kobra comprises a group of “good guys” … nothing arrogant to be heard or found.

    Oh… and Carmine Appice should be inducted into that building called The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame too. Carmine Appice is a legendary Rock and Roll drummer… I could go on and on. :)

    Great to see you spotlight King Kobra!

    A Metal kudos to you Kinger! \m/

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