NEWS UPDATE - April /May 2014
|April 8: Captain
Black Beard 2nd album features Bruce Kulick update
Kiss Related Recordings
As reported here March 23 Captain Black Beard have signed with Dead End Exit Records which
label will release their 2nd album "Before Plastic". The disc
contains 11 rocking tracks as well as guest appearances by former
KISS-guitarist Bruce Kulick, Mats Karlsson (220 Volt, The Summit)
and Tommy Denander (Imperia, Radioactive).
Robert Majd (of Captain Black Beard)
Captain Black Beard just released their first video/song from their
coming album. The track is called "Somebody". On the 23rd of May the
band is releasing their sophomore album "Before Plastic" on Dead End
Exit Records (a division of Roasting House) and
Distribution. The album contains 11 melodic kick ass-rock tracks and
also features guest appearances by Bruce Kulick (KISS, Grand Funk
Railroad) and Mats Karlsson (220 Volt, The Summit).
Pre-order the album here:
Captain Black Beard (official website)
Captain Black Beard (facebook)
Captain Black Beard (YouTube)
Dead End Exit Records
Check out the
video for "Somebody" here:
Bruce Kulick appears on DJ Peace
"Do You Love Me ?" EP
Kiss Related Recordings
Mark "Peace" Thomas planned to record a remake
of the KISS song "Do You Love Me?" for his debut CD titled "ManSmarts:
The Music" (released on October 15, 2013) but he had enough original
material to complete the project. "Peace" decided to wait until the
summer of 2014 until his DJ work lead him to a chance encounter with
a former member of KISS: Bruce Kulick.
Thomas is known for his DJ-MC services for weddings throughout
Southern California but 2013 would see "DJ Peace" crossover from
playing recordings to recording artist.
In September 2013, Mark ran into one of his hard rock heroes and
former guitarist for KISS, Bruce Kulick, at Sportsmen's Lodge in
Studio City, California.
This lead to Mark approaching Bruce about playing on a "DJ Peace"
cover of "Do You Love Me?" Bruce agreed and liked the contemporary
EDM-infused version of the song.
"Bruce adds that classic KISS sound to the track which is very
contemporary sounding," stated producer Jeff McCullough.
He added: "DJ Peace has arranged the song with a ZEP-style guitar
riff and added a solo that was never there which really makes the
DJ Peace is treating his new recording as a tribute to KISS with a
release date of April 10, which is the day the founding members of
KISS (Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley, Gene Simmons and Peter Criss) will
be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.