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Roll the Dice

by Damone

The sound of pure rock and roll sexing up your ears.
Genre: Rock: Rock & Roll
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1. Roll the Dice
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2. Serial Killer
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3. Bored to Death
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4. Dressed Up Like a Millionaire
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5. Obvious Things
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6. The Most of It
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7. Talk of the Town
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8. Don't Miss It
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9. Better Than You Let On
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10. You Could Be Mine
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11. Conquer Me
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12. When It Ends
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Damone, the Boston-based hard-rock band with the explosive sound and attitude to spare, is priming their worldwide fan base for a new slab of rock as they prepare for the 2009 release of ROLL THE DICE. With producers David Spreng (Lucy Walsh, Valient Thorr, Avenged Sevenfold) and Greg DiCrosta (Hatebreed, The Damn Personals) at the helm, ROLL THE DICE is the band’s first album since their departure from the crazy world of major labels.

ROLL THE DICE follows the success of Damone's 2006 Island/DefJam release, OUT HERE ALL NIGHT, also produced by David Spreng. OUT HERE ALL NIGHT spawned the vicious single "Out Here All Night," which won a Boston Music Award for 'Song of the Year' in 2006, and exploded onto radio stations from coast to coast as well as into many video games, including Madden '07 and Project Gotham, and opened the door for numerous placements in TV and film, including Veronica Mars, Day of the Dead and Stick It, as well as theme songs for the CW Network, WWE Wrestling Entertainment and even the New England Revolution soccer team. Now, having made the choice to move to the indie world as major labels remain unstable, the members of Damone are poised to prove that the success of OUT HERE ALL NIGHT was no fluke. They have persevered to make sure that their best work to date, ROLL THE DICE, sees some action on the strength of their own efforts.

“Hey, this band has always been about doing things on our own terms,” says drummer Dustin Hengst. “Being in control of our own destiny is awesome.”

After multiple stints on Warped Tour, dozens of US tours and festival performances, two successful Japanese tours, many television appearances and a triumphant set at Download Festival, Donington, UK, praise from fans and the press alike have ensured that the band’s insane career trajectory is headed for monster-sized success, bolstered by the high anticipation for ROLL THE DICE. Here’s what some of the major press outlets across the nation have already said about Damone:

"...a tried and true formula: starting punchy, then beating you over the head with power chords and a hook-y chorus. - Rolling Stone

"The band have spit-polished their already slick sound into something that's more crafty pastiche than pop-culture derivative. The glam-metal jones is intact...- Alternative Press

"...like Joan Jett fronting Pyromania-era Def Leppard. - Revolver

"Cheap Trick licks take a Cars turn into a Van Halen Eruption." - CMJ

"If there's any justice in the world, there are going to be big things for Damone..." - Classic Rock Magazine

"...the femme-led quartet...make the songs stick like bubble gum in your hair" - SPIN

"The next Aerosmith." - Boston Magazine

Infamy, debauchery and chaos has followed Damone since they first stormed onto the Boston music scene in early 2002 with their self-released debut THIS SUMMER, which immediately led to the band finding themselves at the center of a major-label bidding war. Damone quickly landed a deal with RCA Records, and in short order released their major label debut, FROM THE ATTIC.

After extensive touring in the US and abroad in 2003, the band convened in lead singer Noelle's apartment in 2004 to begin work on what would become OUT HERE ALL NIGHT. During the recording, the band decided to part ways with RCA Records and subsequently signed with Island/DefJam, literally the same day they were released from their RCA contract. Worldwide touring in support of OUT HERE ALL NIGHT would soon follow.

Beginning in late 2007, Damone split time between recording studios in LA and Connecticut to complete the masterpiece that is ROLL THE DICE. "We went in to the studio with no funding, no label, and no pressure" explains bassist Vazquez. "We were just kicking ass and making the music that we wanted to make. There was no one looking over our shoulders and no deadlines."
With all of the elements of danger, lust, rebellion, life and love, Damone have crafted one of the most brutally honest albums of the decade. ROLL THE DICE paints a stunning portrait; a sonic photograph of the trials and tribulations of life in a rock 'n roll band. From sex-fueled rockers ("Talk Of The Town", "Serial Killer") to songs about inner demons and life-long struggles ("Bored To Death, "When It Ends"), this band of hellacious rock 'n' roll saviors is making music that's both honest and innovative. World domination will follow shortly.


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Bob

Another Great Hard Rock Album
Why this band is not making millions is a crime. Will some major label wake up, get off it's ass, and sign this band!? People need to hear Damone! This record in particular kicks total butt. It may be a little uneven compared to Out here all Night but it has so many killer tracks it is ridiculous. Serial Killer is one of the best songs I have ever heard and should be a top 10 hit. The guitars are a little heavier on this album than on their previous works and in general Roll the Dice leans a bit more toward the heavy metal spectrum yet maintains melodic, well crafted vocals. Noelle gets to show off her great voice a little more this time and tracks such as Dressed up Like a Millionaire jump right out of the speakers at you. Their lyrics are a little more mature and varied as well. Mike Woods guitar playing is energetic and very skillful here. Wood's guitar and Vasquez vocals on Everybody Wants to be Me evokes vintage David Lee Roth era Van Halen. This song could be a Van Halen tribute and they really pull it off. Doing a GNR cover takes serious nads and Damone does not dissapoint with You Could be Mine. This may be better than the original and Noelles voice and the bands non-stop energy pulls it off very well.The only complaint I have is the song Mike sings. He is a great songwriter and excellent unique guitarist, and while he does sing in key, his voice just doesn't go with that song, it would have fit Noelle perfectly. There are some quieter songs near the end of the CD and they are well written and show off the bands versatility as well as Noelles singing. They manage to do these ballads in a way where the Damone sound remains intact. While I tend to like my music loud, these are good songs and quite enjoyable to listen to. They sound like they as well as a couple of the heavier songs would fit in just fine on the radio (if any station played anything that was any good anymore). Listen, I am not a good writer, the bottom line: BUY THIS ALBUM, it kicks ass and is much better than just about anything else you will hear over the airwaves.

Kris

Rock on
Damone rocks, this album rocks, if you want to rock then buy this album.

Justin

Excellent
Great album from a great rock 'n roll band. It's not as balls-to-the-wall as "Out Here All Night", but it has great range. Damone are definitely maturing as a band, in a good way. My favorite tracks are "Obvious Things" and "Dressed Up Like A Millionaire". The only weak track for me is the one that Mike Woods sings. Sorry, I love his guitar playing and songwriting, but I could do without his vocals.

If you're a Damone fan, you won't be disappointed with this album.

Sam

New songs are not dissapointing
I read many opinions that Damone's last album was dark and broody, but I never got this from those tracks. To me, it was just a fun rock and roll album about the things going on in people's lives. This album, however, is a melancholy one, and much more ballad-y.

Roll the Dice and Serial Killer, the first two tracks, left me wanting more. They were just a little too slow for me, and just didn't have that umph that I came to expect after the band's last two albums.

But after that, Bored to Death picked up that pace a little and the album started to deliver some of that rock and roll attitude I'm used to, but with the addition of a sweet 80's feel.

The standouts, to me, are "Obvious Things (What Did I Do Now?)" and "The Most of It (Rain Fall Down)." The former is definitely the main rocker of the bunch, but is sadly only two minutes and forty-one seconds. The latter is a powerful ballad, with much more emotion in the lyrics than any of the others.

The songs that Vasquez and Woods sing ("Talk of the Town" and "Don't Miss It," respectively)are two great songs. "Talk of the Town" has got a little bit of rock-'n'-roll raunch, with excellent guitar work from Woods. And, although I don't like Woods' voice, he's a good singer with an ear for vocal melodies, so "Don't Miss It" maintains it's quality.

They group really pulls off its cover of Guns N' Roses "You Could Be Mine" with the flair it deserves. The addition of this song really rounds out the album, cementing it as a showcase of rock can and should be. Everyone needs to own a copy.

cozy_ima

This is the most great hard rock album of the world !!!!
The song "When It Ends" is the most great song.
Like Beatles's song."Let it be" or "hey jude"

andre gauthier

damone roll the dice
This is a great follow-up to Out here all night. Noelle`s voice seems to be even better and she is now using her range to display it. Great musicianship and melodies from the band.

Nikki Lev, CDBaby Customerserver

Get yer Pop Metal Kicks here!
I've been listening to Damone for years, and have always loved their matching of heavy rock guitars to Breedersish female pop vocals. "Roll the Dice" finds these rockers getting ever more comfortable and fluid in melding their influences to their singular approach to Pop Metal. The guitars rock, the vocals soar, and anyone who can pull off such a kick ass Guns 'N' Roses cover deserves major respect (track 10). My favorite track is Serial Killer (track 2) for what its worth. Boston rocks!

Danielle

Hey Damone, I love you.
I was not disappointed in this album at all. Damone saved my life, forreal!! The last album, I think, will always be my favorite because of events of my life at the time, but this album shows that Damone is growing. Their first album, you can tell they were a group of rock-n-roll kids, and this album they seem like rock-n-roll grown-ups. I notice a bit more progression on each album, which is always good. Damone, if you can hear me, I freakin love you guys. U should play a show in Humboldt, TN. You know the Strawberry Festival is right around the corner. Come on, I'll make you a float! Or you can come to Trenton, TN because it's the TEAPOT CAPITAL OF THE WORLD!! Yeah, maybe you should never come to Tennessee,lol. I'm just going to drive to Boston right now. I will see you in a couple of hours!

Arthur Harrison

Awesome!
Love Damone! This CD certainly stands up with the other ones! Can't pick a favorite. We just put it on "shuffle" or "random" or whatever and ROCK OUT!
Great CD!!!! If you like Damone you'll love it. If you don't know of them and want some really cool rock, this is it!

Mark

Damone are something special
In our current musical climate, everyone seems to be over-reacting to mediocre music in desperation. There are numerous examples of bands and artists who have hailed as the new messiahs and subsequently hyped into oblivion over the last few years. There are however a few bands of real substance and talent who seem to be operating outside the current "scenes". Damone is clearly a band of four musicians with a special chemistry. i thought "Our Here All Night" was packed with great songs, and "Roll The Dice" I think is also a great rock and roll record. Nothing more, nothing less. having said that, how many other great rock and roll records will be released this year? My only complaint of a couple of songs is that when Noelle is not singing, I can't help thinking how much better the songs would be. She has a GREAT voice and is too good not to be used for every song.
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