My lady friend recently introduced me to a great all-star band out of Brooklyn, NY. She told me that they sounded like Alice In Chains, so I had to check them out. The name of the band was A Pale Horse Named Death, and the funny thing is that I’ve actually heard of these guys before because of a recent show they played at Dingbatz in Clifton, NJ. A Pale Horse Named Death features members from Type O Negative, Seventh Void, Life of Agony and BioHazard. The only tracks that I got to hear were songs called “To Die In Your Arms,” “As Black As My Heart” and “Die Alone” off of their debut CD, And Hell Will Follow Me, which really caught my interest.
The brain behind A Pale Horse Named Death is Brooklyn’s own Sal Abruscato, who is the co-founder of Type O Negative and known for his work as the drummer for Life of Agony. Sal’s partner for A Pale Horse Named Death was sound engineer extraordinaire and Seventh Void guitarist Matt Brown. The chemistry between Sal and Matt was unique and flawless! The two worked on and wrote And Hell Will Follow Me together. Fellow Brooklynite Bobby Hambel from Biohazard played the guitar leads on three tracks off of the CD. Joining Sal, Matt and Bobby in the live line-up are Type O and Seventh Void drummer Johnny Kelly, and bassist Eric Morgan.
A Pale Horse Named Death’s debut CD, And Hell Will Follow Me, hits shelves this week, and is available for order on the band’s website, apalehorsenameddeath.com. The whole CD will be available via iTunes shortly.
NORTH JERSEY NOTES UPDATES:
Johnny Oak and his boys from Cascadence were recently invited to join ‘80s rockers Faster Pussycat on their North American tour. The tour started early this month in Las Vegas and recently made a pit stop at the Trash Bar in Brooklyn earlier this week. This just proves that hard work does get you somewhere. To learn more about Cascadence, log onto reverbnation.com/cascadence.
The Dirty Pearls, who are coming off of an amazing show for NYC radio station WRXP with a rendition of “Walk This Way” featuring DMC of the legendary rap group Run DMC, will be hosting a video release party at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC to debut the music video for their song “Who’s Coming Back To Who” on June 30. Also performing will be local favorites Panzie*, Bergen County’s Sweet Fix and Star Killer, featuring singer Jasin Cadic, who produced the “Who’s Coming Back To Who” video. For ticket info on this show, log onto thedirtypearls.com.
And finally, while I’m on the topic of NYC bands and music videos, how about that new music video from Wildstreet! The boys from Wildstreet recently released an video for their song “Poison Kiss” off of their latest CD, Wildstreet II. The video proves that glam rock is alive and kickin’ in the streets of New York City. Not to mention, it also features, my bud and That Metal Show co-host, comedian Don Jamieson! If you’d like to check out the video log onto reverbnation.com/wildstreet.
That’s all for now! If your band is from North Jersey, and you want some exposure, send your press kits to Arts Weekly, c/o Tim Louie P.O. Box 1140, Little Falls, NJ 07424, or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, where you can also let me know where you’re performing next!
Just remember: We’re all in the same boat, so every little bit of exposure counts!
Tim Louie is the author of S**t Happens.
NJN Concert Calendar:
6/17—The Paul Gargiulo Band—The Fieldhouse Pub, Fairfield, NJ
6/17—Steve Brown and the Fallout—The Black Thorn, Parsippany, NJ
6/18—Sky Picnic—Legion Bar, Brooklyn, NY
6/18—The Paul Gargiulo Band—Suzy Que’s, West Orange, NJ
6/18—Steve Brown—The Beachcomber, Seaside Heights, NJ
6/23—Steve Brown—The Copper Bottom, Florida, NY
6/24—Filter Effect—The Crocodile Rock Cafe, Allentown, PA
6/24—The Paul Gargiulo Band—Hot Rod’s Barbecue, Wharton, NJ
6/24—Steve Brown and the Fallout—The Beachcomber, Seaside Heights, NJ
6/25—King Kelly—The Clash Bar, Clifton, NJ
6/25—Steve Brown—The Beachcomber, Seaside Heights, NJ
6/26—Return to Earth/Thank You Scientist—Canvas Clash Art and Music Venue, Boonton, NJ