SNEW was formed in 2005 in Hollywood, CA. These days Snew is one of the most talked about hard rock bands on the Internet and has an International fan base of thousands. The turn out for Snew’s live shows grows by leaps and bounds with each performance. Snew often draws comparisons between AC/DC and Led Zeppelin, with a little Ramones thrown in for good measure. An odd mix which only goes to prove the great originality of a band whose sound is so easily accessible to the masses.
The band has just released their debut album entitled Snew You with acclaimed producer Bobby Owsinski.
The Snew crew waste no time kicking it into high gear as the opening track “Stand Up High” is a rip roarer of the highest order and lets the listener know that Snew is here and in your face. “She’s a Real Gunslinger” is one of the highlights of the disc with Curtis Don Vito snarling his way through a track that would make Bon and Angus proud! Now saying that I want to make it clear that Snew is not an AC/DC clone band. They, like many other bands, take parts of that sound and mix it into a huge boiling pot of influences to create some of the best rock music put out there today. Snew also doesn't forget the dirty edge that the big labels seem to easily shine from their bands. “Electric is the Law” and “Got Love” are amongst the standout tracks that make SNEW YOU such an irresistible listen.
Snew doesn’t deliver anything new on SNEW YOU. What they do deliver is some seriously energetic kick ass hard rockin metal. The vocals of Curtis Don Vito fit the music perfectly and the band of guitarist Andy Lux, bassist Cat Tate and drummer Mark Ohrenberger sound as if they have played together for 20 years. If bands like AC/DC, Jackyl, American Dog and Junkyard are what turns your crank then Snew should be mandatory listening.
Reviewed by Rick April 2009
Guitarist Andy Lux, a native of Luxembourg spent years touring Germany, Italy and England before finally landing in the USA.
Vocalist Curtis Marc Anthoni Don Vito has received notice and critical praise from Asia to Europe, Africa to South America.
Bassist Cat Tate, has spent time playing with Ice-T’s Body Count, Rev. Bud Green and El Duche of The Mentors as well as countless session recording gigs.
Drummer Mark Ohrenberger, has spent his life in search of the boldest, brashest, hardest, and loudest drum beats known to man playing in some of LAs top bands.
These days rock and roll is in short supply and thank God SNEW is here to restock the shelves. A SNEW show is nothing short of a high spirited, hyper kinetic, neuromusculoskeletal rock and roll experience.
Everybody shout SNEW YOU!
Snew’s official website is www.snewyou.com