ZAK DANIELS And The ONE EYED SNAKES are:
ZAK DANIELS - JIM (KAT) KATSIKIDES - DOUG LAVERY - ORION LINDEMANN -
Besides the passion and love we have for intelligent lyrics combined with high energy kick ass rock... it was the lure of sleazy motel rooms, fast groupies and a free continental breakfast to start each day that inspired us to become and continue being musicians. (Okay, we like the music too.)
It\'s not Grunge, it\'s not Punk, it\'s not Rap and it\'s not Crap! ZAK DANIELS And The ONE EYED SNAKES are straight ahead, in your face, kick-ass Rock and Roll. The way our listeners like it.
SYLVIA BENJAMIN - Program Director / KSFX -
The second single from the debut CD to make the charts -
Number 1 on the \"UP AND COMING\" chart,
before breaking into THE AC-TOP 40 -
18 WEEKS ON THE CHARTS -
The first single from the CD -
21 WEEKS ON THE CHARTS -
AC TOP 40 CHART -
Both songs can be found on
ZAK DANIELS And The ONE EYED SNAKES
15 song debut CD on independent
\"BIG WATER RECORDS\" -
Check out the new release \"SNAKELAND\" available right here at CD Baby! Also available at iTunes and pretty much wherever music can be purchased.
THE MILLENNIUM AWARDS -
L.A. MUSIC AWARDS SHOW -
ZAK DANIELS And The ONE EYED SNAKES /
WINNER - BEST HARD ROCK BAND -
The following quotes are from a few of the many reviews the SNAKES have received since releasing their 1st CD. These reviews and many more can be seen in their original complete form on the band\'s web site: WWW.ZAKDANIELS.COM
SEATTLE TIMES -
\"This rugged rock is the genuine article. No sham or pretense here, just solid presentation, inspired songwriting and a genuine, if occasionally deranged sense of humor.
Daniels doesn\'t just sing a lyric, he seems to live it.\"
MUSIC EXPRESS by G-MAN -
\"If rock \'n\' roll is like sex (and it often is), then Zak Daniels And The One Eyed Snakes are like a multiple orgasm.\"
INDIANAPOLIS STAR -
\"Humor, craft and high decibel rock and roll just doesn\'t get much better than this. Daniels is at his raspy best crooning BROWN EYED BEAUTY and TOMBSTONE HAT, but pulls off a remarkable reading of Dylan\'s HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED.
A gem of a record, this CD should be the start of something big for Daniels and his mates.\"
THE BOSTON GLOBE
\"Rocks with a ferocity unseen in these parts for years.
Acerbic wit and biting often sarcastic insight.
Lead guitarist and co-producer, is Jim Katsikides, a riff slinger in the tradition of Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page and Billy Gibbons. He knows when to rage and when to pull back to allow Daniels room to move.
The whole collection sparkles with a lustful sense of humor that reaffirms the notion that it\'s still okay to have some fun in rock and roll.\"
HOME OF ROCK (German Rockzine)
\"After 57 minutes of Rock n\' Roll at its finest, Zak Daniels And The One Eyed Snakes top it all off with Bob Dylan\'s \"Highway 61 Revisited.\" Not since the good old days of Johnny Winter have I heard this title rock with such fury.\"
\"No wimps. No simps. No samples. No violins. No brass section. No second-guessing or settling for second-best. Just flat out, go for the throat Rock.
Note to radio program directors: just hit the \"random\" button on your CD player, and you\'re certain to hit a track full of dangerous hooks and good old fashioned R&R excitement.
A quartet of enormous power and slashing intensity.\"
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS -
\"Zak Daniels is that rare refreshing breeze in an otherwise oppressive jungle of angst, alienation and misogyny that dominates contemporary pop music.
Daniels injects equal parts humor, passion and good solid rock into his music.
Highlighted on the album\'s 15 generous tracks is the righteous guitar work of co-producer Jim Katsikides. \"This record is fresh and uncliched.\"
WASHINGTON POST -
\"Daniels and his One Eyed Snakes do make contact and in a variety of ways that suggest a return to the passion that gave birth to this music.
He and his band deliver the material convincingly and with feeling. Listen to TOMBSTONE HAT, SKY-BOY and FAIR-WEATHER FRIENDS, and you\'ll find the spirit is alive and well.\"
BALTIMORE SUN -
\"Raw, rootsy and gusty. Daniels and his cohorts mine pure rock gold with TOMBSTONE HAT and BROWN EYED BEAUTY.
Lead guitarist Jim Katsikides is world class.
Sample the gourmet rock stylings of Zak Daniels. Good for the palate.\"
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE -
\"If you thought good old fashioned rock and roll with a modern edge was something only the Rolling Stones or U2 attempted every few years, you owe yourself a listen to ZAK DANIELS and the ONE EYED SNAKES.
Inspired if occasionally demented vocals and thought provoking lyrics, Daniels skill as a songwriter is evident on all of the record\'s highly charged tracks.
A rock solid rhythm section provides the foundation for some masterful guitar work by LP co-producer Jim Katsikides.
Good hard rock is alive and well and Zak and his Snakes are worthy progenitors.\"
THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER -
\"Not in recent memory has a band welded the power of fluid, melodic rock with incisive, clever lyrics AND a convincing performance.
You get the impression Daniels is enjoying himself as he romps through Sweep It Under the Rug, Cartoon Savior and Fourteen Dollars and 57 cents, yet he\'ll surprise with the touching Sky-Boy then go back and grab you with Womanizer and Fair-Weather Friends.
Guitar banshee (and Daniels Co-Producer) Jim Katsikides, makes you wonder what ever happened to all our favorite guitar heroes. Don\'t worry, he\'s a new one.\"
DALLAS MORNING NEWS -
\"You\'ll find plenty of substance on Zak Daniels and the One Eyed Snakes debut CD on Big Water Records. Lead guitarist and co-producer Jim Katsikides has a seemingly endless array of talent. His refreshingly powerful masterstrokes enable Daniels extraordinary lyrics to penetrate even the thickest levels of musical prejudice.
With a mischievous wit, Daniels turns introspection and observation of everyday events and situations into an art form and he and the Snakes also rock the house.\"
MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE -
\"A solid rhythm section and Katsikides\' soaring guitar solos create a masterful underpinning for Daniels flights of fancy. Tombstone Hat, Cartoon Savior and Brown Eyed Beauty are indicative of a true passion and appreciation or rock\'s ability to inform the imagination with fresh material.
Look for this world class band to tour the United States this summer\"
PROVIDENCE JOURNAL BULLETIN -
\"Some of the brashest, unabashed rock since the hey-day of Van Halen. Hard rock like this thrives on attitude and there\'s plenty to be found both in Daniels\' urbane lyrics and in the incendiary guitar pyrotechnics of Jim Katsikides.
Songs such as Getting Ready for the Kill, Womanizer and Sweep It Under the Rug are indicative of this band\'s prowess and our only hope is that they take their show on the road soon.\"
DETROIT FREE PRESS -
\"Not intimidated by current grunge and alternative trends, Daniels and co. find that meeting the challenge is reward in itself. The songs are standout enough, but the sonic assault of the band, particularly lead guitarist Jim Katsikides, is arresting.
And how do you figure a relatively new band actually adding something to Dylan\'s storied Highway 61 Revisited? Yet that\'s what Daniels and his line-up have done, brought something new to a form that had recently been decaying.\"
ROCK CITY -
\"This guy pours out lyrics with such an edge that after a few songs I was loving what he loved, hating what he hated and sneering at what he sneered at.\"
NIGHT MOVES -
\"Passion is the heart and soul of Rock and Roll. It is the essence that enables an artist to connect with their listeners. History has shown that good bands that have it, such as The Doors, Led Zeppelin, and Jane\'s Addiction, have gone on to greatness, while good bands who have lacked it have faded into virtual obscurity.
ZAK DANIELS and the ONE EYED SNAKES not only have it, but are driven by it as well.\"
You can catch the \"ONE EYED SNAKES\" \'video by streaming or downloading it from their \"Big Water Records\" Official web site: WWW.ZAKDANIELS.COM
Check out our new CD \"SNAKELAND\" right here at CDbaby!