The Last Barbarians | Weekend Warrior

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Weekend Warrior

by The Last Barbarians

Four thunder-hungry music connoisseurs that have banded together from a collage of musical influences to form their infectious, groovy, and flat out bludgeoning style they call - Barbarian.
Genre: Metal/Punk: Funk Metal
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1. Coming For You
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2. Drive
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3. (Beware) The Gnomes
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4. One Way
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5. Life In General
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6. Weekend Warrior
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Philadelphia’s The Last Barbarians are four thunder-hungry music connoisseurs that have banded together from a collage of musical influences to form their infectious, groovy, and flat out bludgeoning style they call - Barbarian.

The Last Barbarians formed in the winter of 2006, when drummer Adam Phaneuf, formerly of Come Dionysus, invited over past band mates - funky guitarist Dan Reilly and slap-happy bassist John Walters, of the once famed Flip McNally - for some over due jamming. Within a week, the trio became a quarto, adding longtime aficionado of all things metal, vocalist Mike McCaughan. McCaughan had just returned from a shot stint in Miami where he had made a pact with bassist John Walters to collaborate harmonically upon returning to West Chester. The coinciding of the two plans could not have been anymore perfect. The Barbarians were soon armed with a throng of new material and performed at their first show in a mere month.

Vocalist Mike McCaughan is the hell raiser. He expresses his beliefs through thunderous screams and anarchistic undertones that fuel the connection between The Last Barbarians and their listeners. His lyrics are poignant, provocative, and stray wildly away from his condemning contemporaries. He pushes the proverbial envelope and carries the thunder of the gods.

Drummer Adam Phaneuf transpires as the unshakeable backbone of the group. He is an advocate for the forceful push of a good song, rather than complication. Phaneuf takes his influences from bands like NOFX and Nirvana and mixes them with the undeniable urge to create more - he cannot hide his lust for juicy fills inspired by Neil Pert and Buddy Rich.

Bassist John Walters is the Mad Scientist, a free-formed virtuoso who draws influence from conscious existence. As the Wild Card of the lot, the audience and at times even his own band mates, are kept on their toes in anticipation of his next move.

Guitarist Dan Reilly represents the band’s colorful soul. He creates an emotionally charged blend of rhythm and lead guitar styles through the inspiration of guitar legends such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joe Satriani and John Frusciante, in addition to the nuances of everyday life and their never ending impedance on his pursuit to happiness. (Dan Reilly is also an insane Philadelphia Eagles fan.)

Performing at places like the Trocadero in Philadelphia, Rex\'s Bar in West Chester, PA, and The Pussycat Lounge in NYC, the next move for The Last Barbarians is to take over the entire East Coast with the release of their new EP, \"Weekend Warrior”, released on March 22, 2008.

The Last Barbarians are in demand, and are COMING FOR YOU!


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Adam

Sick
Sicker than Ralf and his rolling Banana!

It sounds like an abstract Michelangelo etched into the snow on a cold and bitter winter night after 3 32ozs of Premium. Its harsh and scary, but always a warm stream of delight topped by a little steam.

Boz


This CD is top notch, period. Life in general is by far the best song on this CD. Don\'t understand how this CD only costs me a five-dollar bill with what it has to offer. The Barbarians have the bass, guitar, drums, and vocals of a top-shelved band in the music industry. I think we are all a little disappointed we haven\'t heard them on the radio yet. I\'m eager to hear some Barbarians on the radio sometime very very soon. Keep it goin\' for the sophomore album.

Drago


The Barbarians very well should be taking over the east coast. Not many bands, if any, can blend together what they have. With Reilly and Phaneuf handling guitar and drums, and then you mix it with McCaughan\'s vocals and the veteran bassist John Walters. This makes for a sound I\'ve never heard before. Thinking out loud it makes me think of a Pantera-Rage Against the Machine collaboration every time I hear \"Weekend Warrior\". Somehow all you need for this CD is $5.00? I\'m not complaining about the price but I will complain that I have yet to hear them on the radio. Put \'em on! Keep rockin\'.

Monica from Exton


Great CD - especially the Eagles song!

Fran Feeley

Weekend Warrior
Great CD - I really liked the \"rappid fire\" drumming!! Also, Eagles song- great

Martin Krang


Finally a breath of fresh air in the stale modern music scene. It\'s about time for some innovation and these barbarians are doing just that. A great buy!

Shannon

Finally
A short record that never lets up, Weekend Warrior is an obvious testament to this band's love for rocking. As simple as it is intricate, as angry as it is light-hearted, The Last Barbarians have managed to fill a void in the musical spectrum. It's like all of my favorite punk, metal and alternative bands got together and had four little baby barbarians who grew up and started a project that's as influenced by their all time favorites as they are by each other. More, please.

Trevor


Great CD Try To Get Another one out soon!!!

Darger Dolan

Quite a show - all energy, no let downs
Saw these guys live, they are very tight and precise. The energy they put out is unmatched. I small them in a small place and the walls were shaking and the crowd went absolutely nuts. They make you bounce off the walls, floors and ceiling! One Way makes you feel like you're having a 10 minute heart attack. Don't pass on a chance to listen to this music or see them live, you'll be treated to one of those shows early in a huge bands career where you can say "I saw those dudes back in '08 at..." A quick listen and you can tell these guys are extremely talented, let's get their name out there.

Robert M. Sutton

Don't mistake the Last Barbarians...
Don't mistake the Last Barbarians for a thrash band. While there's enough guitar shrapnel on Weekend Warrior to puncture gaping holes in your bedroom wall, the Last Barbarians are more versatile than that, concocting a stinging brew of heavy metal, punk, funk, grunge, prog, and even psychedelia. The group is definitely of their generation, adopting the current rock aesthetic of embracing musical chaos and then stitching the wildly diverse elements together into forceful, exuberant statements. In other words, System of a Down's no-rules rock is leaving an imprint on the young.

The bracing "Coming for You" explodes with a powder keg of teen angst and the James Hetfield-ish bellowing of Mike McCaughan. Adam Phaneuf's drums roll with the hyperactive velocity of punk, one of his several shining moments here. "Drive" cruises into Suicidal Tendencies' funk-metal swagger but fueled by the urgency of early Pearl Jam and the bone-crunching rage of Metallica. "(Beware) the Gnomes" opens with an ominous Tool-like riff before surrendering to System of a Down's dramatic tempo shifts, eventually flirting with psychedelic atmospherics.

Guitarist Dan Reilly and bassist John Walters add a funky undertow to the white noise that'll probably draw Red Hot Chili Peppers comparisons, especially on "One Way."

Robert M. Sutton
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