Welcome to the second release by TRAGIK titled “Outlaw”. The band still consists of
Damian D’Ercole on Guitars & Bass, Dirk Phillips on Drums & Phil Vincent on Guitars,
Keys & Vocals. There are guest appearances on Lead Guitars by Steven Albanese, Billy
Roux & Paul Colombo. Production was handled by Dirk & Phil at The Muzik Room.
As with their previous release, “Poetic Justice”melody is still the number 1 ingrediant in
their brand of hard rock. Uncharacteristic of most hard rock releases is the inclusion of
the power ballad “...in the Name of...”as the opening track. The band says they want
to do things differently and not conform to any template. “A good song is a good song”
says Vincent. “It shouldn’t matter where it appears on the CD. Plus, it increases the
impact of the hard rocking second track ‘Two Timer’. It really hits you in the face. We
want to be different and I think these collection of heavy songs and melodic rockers
really will appeal to everyone’s senses.”
TRAGIK is truly a collection of 3 individuals from different backgrounds. Guitarist
Damian D’Ercole is firmly rooted in heavy music like Killswitch Engage, All That Remains & Pantera. Drummer Dirk Phillips’ background is in Progressive Rock and Phil Vincent is the man who holds it all together with his powerful lead vocals and multi-layered choruses and the colorful use of his tasteful keyboard treatments.
As with their first release, Vincent handles all the vocals proving still he’s a force to be
reckoned with. Injecting his Don Dokken/Paul McCartney/Kip Wingervoice into each
song with incredible passion. Just listen to the beautiful “You are Everything to Me”
where Vincent croons his way in the beginning of the song until the heavy metal finale
where his voice morphs into a man possessed. Diversity is everywhere on
“Outlaw”.Check out “Everything Changes” whith a riff Korn
would salivate over and “Just Can’t Get Enough” rocks hard after a synth heavy intro.
To say TRAGIK relies on 80’s rock sensibilities doesn’t fully explain the diverse content
included in “Outlaw”.
“Outlaw” pulls everything from modern elements all the way back to ‘70’s. Think
Boston, the Beatles, Styx, Dokken & Journey with modern touches and you have TRAGIK.
. So sit back, put this CD in your player, crank up the volume and
enjoy a full blown musical journey. You may also find the CD cover of particular interest
with model Jenn Hilton “exposing” herself as the “Outlaw”.
We hope you like it.