THE DEAD DAISIES — Burn It Down Review + Tour Dates

THE DEAD DAISIES 4th studio album “BURN IT DOWN” is a mesomorphic triumph, a cannon-fire fusilade of flaming drums and rhythms, with a demolition of low notes, intense guitars and aggressively confrontative voices that don’t give any kind of shit.

The Dead Daisies – a triumphant slice of rock hardiness… Photo credit: Danny Jungslund

Lighting upon past smiles and happy moments from the 1970s rock movement, the numbers on this album still manage to boomerang-back to the present-day rock soundscape with the merest flick of a wrist, making this outing a triumphant slice of Australian-Anglo-American high-octane, rock hardiness.

Recorded in Nashville with Marti Frederiksen [Aerosmith] at the helm, and with founding member David Lowy (rhythm guitar) joined by “Black Star Riders” bassist Marco Mendoza, “Mötley Crüe” vocalist John Corabi, “Revolution Saints” guitarist Doug Aldrich and “Journey” drummer Deen Castronovo, the band finished recording in December, with Anthony Focx [Beautiful Creatures] once again handling the mix and mastering legend Howie Weinberg [Van Halen] adding the magical touch..

John Corabi says: “I’m extremely excited about our new record […] It’s a balls-out old school rock record! Enjoy it and see you all on our massive 2018 World Tour!! Peace, Crabby

Doug Aldrich is to the point: “The new Daisies album will melt your face! It is raw and in-your-face with a whole new sound.”

The Dead Daisies – with low grunts of guitar and muddy riffs, ashen vocals and sliding tar-like bass… reminiscent of something [by] Velvet Revolver…
We had a listen:

Launching with “Resurrected” with low grunts of guitar and muddy riffs, ashen vocals and sliding tar-like bass, this song is reminiscent of something that Velvet Revolver might have done long ago.

But it also has the dark attitude of grease on leather and oiled-up patchwork of Black label Society. Crabby’s voice is as dusty as a miner’s saddle, four nights along the 49ers Siskiyou Trail, and the musical mastery is, of course, monstrously good.

Rise Up” is a choppy cutter with toothed guitars, Deep Purplish va-va-voom and a liberal political refrain. It seems kinda based upon the vibrations, the attitude and even the melody of Stevie Wonder’s reincarnation song: “Higher Ground” (so there’s the connection there with Resurrected, huh?)

So, yeah, for this one you’ll need to stick yo shades on, open the god-dam roof of your cabriolet, get your system blaring the loudest it will go and start cruising the Memorial Road on Hillcrest Avenue, west of Macon… Oh yeah, this is freaky-dark and ultra-melodic.

Words: @neilmach 2018 ©
Main Image Credit: Danny Jungslund





UK (with special guests THE TREATMENT* & THE AMORETTES)


Sunday 8th Garage, Glasgow, UK

Monday 9th Robin 2, Bilston, UK

Tuesday 10th Koko, London, UK *

Thursday 12th Academy 2, Manchester, UK

Friday 13th Rock City, Nottingham, UK *

Saturday 14th Academy, Bristol, UK *

EUROPE (with special guests THE NEW ROSES)


Monday 16th 013 Tilburg, NET

Tuesday 17th Biebob Vosselaar, BEL

Wednesday 18th Markthalle Hamburg, GER

Friday 20th Sticky Fingers Gothenburg, SWE

Saturday 21st Parkteateret Oslo, NOR

Sunday 22nd Klubben Stockholm, SWE

Tuesday 24th Pumpehuset Copenhagen, DEN

Wednesday 25th Rosenhof Osnabrueck, GER

Thursday 26th Backstage Werk Munich, GER

Friday 27th Barba Negra Track Budapest, HUN

Sunday 29th Simm City Vienna, AUS


Tuesday 1st Thanks Jimi Festival Wroclaw, POL

Thursday 3rd Kesselhaus Berlin, GER

Friday 4th Schlachthof Wiesbaden, GER

Saturday 5th Live Music Hall Cologne, GER

Sunday 6th Le Trabendo Paris, FRA

Tuesday 8th Z7 Pratteln, SWI

Wednesday 9th Live Club Trezzo (Milan), ITA

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