If you dig a serious seek-and-destroy approach to rock 'n' roll, you'll get the goods on the debut album from The Screamin' Lords.
John Levy – Guitar Player Magazine
"Long Live Me" is the embodiment of hard rock, with all the power,
sleaze, and vitality you need...and jaw-dropping guitar solos.
F**kin' A." Charlie “Gnarly” Steffens -KNAC.COM
Bombastic! The word that comes to mind while I was cranking the
Screamin' Lords CD. The songs and the musicianship kicks ass!
Erik Turner – Guitarist WARRANT
Jose Ferro, bassist for Agentz, left New York for California to pursue his musical career. During an annual music convention in Anaheim, California, Jose met Dustin Boyer, an L.A. Musician whose band ‘Descanso’ caught his attention. They then approached Chris Collier, an employee at ESP Guitars, who is a talented drummer and also plays guitar. The opportunity of putting together a group of great musicians was starting to gel. Jose wanted to remain true to a guitar–oriented band, and the group became complete with another guitarist, Jason Gile. He and Jason met when Jose first arrived in Los Angeles.
The Screamin’ Lords were born. “The simple concept for the band was to have a core group of high quality musicians, along with my personal favorite guest musicians to appear on a CD,” says Jose. The name was conceived during Jose’s travel to U.K. “I was watching a debate on television of a meeting of the House of Lords and everyone was screaming at each other. I was thinking - hmm...the Screamin’ Lords. I thought it was a great name not only for the band, but also for the guest players on the CD”.
Jose now wanted to find the right vocalist for the Screamin’ Lords. He contacted Robin McCauley (Survivor, MSG) who recorded a song featured on the CD. It was at that time than Robin joined Survivor and went on the road. Then, Jose remembered a singer that he felt would be a great addition, so he called George Lynch regarding Kelly Keeling. In 2005, The Screamin’ Lords were invited to play the ESP Guitar Company’s 30th Anniversary Party, along with Megadeth and George Lynch. When George played that night, Kelly sang with him. It was then that Kelly caught Jose’s attention. Jose did make that call and not long after, Kelly and The Screamin’ Lords were in the studio to record the basic tracks. The CD is true to the guitar-oriented style, in the genre of AC/DC and Judas Priest. Ballsy but bluesy, this CD screams of pure rock at its finest.
‘Long Live Me’ features Jose Ferro, bass and guitars, Dustin Boyer, lead and rhythm guitars, Jason Gile, lead and rhythm guitars and Chris Collier on drums.
The guest artists are:
Kelly Keeling (Trans Siberian Orchestra, Lynch Mob, MSG) – Lead Vocals
Robin McCauley (Survivor, MSG) – Lead Vocals
George Lynch (Lynch Mob, Dokken) – Lead Guitar
Chris Poland (Ohm, Megadeth) – Lead Guitar
Gus G (Firewind, Dream Evil) – Lead Guitar
Loren Molinare (Little Caesar) – Rhythm Guitar
The CD ‘Long Live Me’ was mixed by MUDROCK (Godsmack, Avenge Sevenfold).