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One of our favorite rock bands,  Switchblade Serenade have announced new music for the coming year. They have announced that they will be releasing a new EP and it will have a heavier modern sound. These guys are incredible musicians and I know one thing, they are unstoppable and we can’t wait to hear their new music.  They released the following statement on their Facebook page which tells a bit more of the vision of the band and the evolution of their new sound:

Over the past few months we have had some changing thoughts on what we want Switchblade Serenade to be. Since we started we have been labeled as an “80’s glam/sleaze tribute band etc.”. We never set out to be anything like that. In our earlier years our influence of bands like Motley Crue and Guns N’ Roses was more prominent in our writing style. However we never wanted to be a so called “80’s Band”.

We have been getting tired of being labeled as such and we wanted to let our other influences shine through and finally make us into the band we always wanted to be. With that being said, a lot of you probably know that we have been working on a new EP and the music is far different from anything we’ve ever released. We have been working on these songs everyday for the past few months and we will be going into the studio to officially track these songs in December. This EP will have a heavy/modern sound to it and will be a big change. By heavy we don’t mean genres like Black Metal, Thrash Metal, Etc. It’s still Rock but in a much heavier and modern fashion.

We felt that there was a need to explain everything because our new music and style will be much different from the Switchblade Serenade you may know. Our musical taste are always changing and expanding and they will be explained in this new EP. We will be posting everyday and there will be various updates about our new music. Stay tuned….

-Switchblade Serenade
Austin Jaser
Luke Barone
Ed ManDevil

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I hope you make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news. We can’t wait for the new EP and hoping that they come out to California.

~ Marisol

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One of our favorite rock bands,  Switchblade Serenade have announced several upcoming shows. We have featured Switchblade Serenade several times on Music Junkie Press and were also one of our Top 12 Bands You Have to Know.  If you are lucky enough to be in the East Coast area, I would suggest you drive, fly, walk or crawl your way to one of their shows. These young rockers are all about delivering full energetic rock with bad ass choruses, amazing guitar work and a hell of a fun time.  Check out the upcoming shows planned for Switchblade Serenade:

  • April 18th, Queens NY at Gussy’s
  • May 3rd, New Haven, CT at Cafe Nine with Prophets of Addiction
  • May 10th, Bristols CT at Bleachersew album

More dates are soon to be announced. If you haven’t heard of Switchblade Serenade then you best head over and pick up their new CD “Alive at Night”  which is available on Itunes here. HOT DAMN! It was definitely an album worth waiting for. It is a complete full on ROCK n ROLL  album that will soon become one of your favorites. Alive at Night” was produced, mixed, and mastered by Nick Bellmore (Drummer of Toxic Holocaust and Kingdom Of Sorrow) at Dexter’s Lab Recording Studio  The first song is the title track, “Alive at Night” and starts right off with their energetic rock, bad ass chorus and amazing guitar work. It is a great anthemic rock song. Check it out here set to photos and footage by Rockin Ryan of Switchblade Serenade from their trip to NAMM 2014 and Hollywood:

 

This album is definitely one of your MUST HAVES! One of the highlights off it is the single, “Who Are You?” Bassist Ed Mandevil told us more about the song, “The song is about asking the listener who they really are. There are so many fakes and phoneys out there and we’re a bit tire of it!”  The song has a bad ass bass intro, vocals are edgy yet mysterious, love the backing vocals, great guitar solo and rockin drums! Check out our full album review here. 

 

We also had a chance to chat a bit with Switchblade Serenade during their NAMM visit as they were busy checking out the new gear and doing interviews. We are pleased to bring you that interview here:

 

Switchblade Serenade is Austin Jaser on Guitar and Lead Vocals, Luke Barone on Drums and Vocals and Ed Mandevil on Bass and Vocals.  These three young guys bring a great big sound that you have to take notice of. They are from New Haven, CT and you can definitely feel their musical influences such as Skid Row, Guns n Roses and Motley Crue come to life in their tunes. Just the other day when I was interviewing Eddie Trunk of That Metal Show, as we discussed our favorite new bands, we made sure to mention to him Switchblade Serenade! You can catch that interview here (we mention them around the 9:00  minute mark)

~ Marisol

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Alive at Night

We have been anxiously awaiting the release of Rockers Switchblade Serenade new album, “Alive at Night”.  HOT DAMN! It was definitely an album worth waiting for. It is a complete full on ROCK n ROLL  album that will soon become one of your favorites. Alive at Night” was produced, mixed, and mastered by Nick Bellmore (Drummer of Toxic Holocaust and Kingdom Of Sorrow) at Dexter’s Lab Recording Studio  You can pick it up NOW  on Itunes here.

The first song is the title track, “Alive at Night” and starts right off with their energetic rock, bad ass chorus and amazing guitar work. It is a great anthemic rock song.

You also have their single we previously shared with you, “Who Are You?” Bassist Ed Mandevil told us more about the song, “The song is about asking the listener who they really are. There are so many fakes and phoneys out there and we’re a bit tire of it!”  The song has a bad ass bass intro, vocals are edgy yet mysterious, love the backing vocals, great guitar solo and rockin drums! Check it out again here:

Mouthful of Dirt has a slamming bassline that sets the perfect tone for the rockin song along with a catchy chorus.  You can’t help but rock out and we clearly all need more rock n roll in our lives!

Another favorite of mine is On The Run and has one of the coolest band chants reminiscent of 80’s style stadium chants. It has a sweet guitar solo and thunderous drums that deliver a kick. It FUCKIN ROCKS!!

Perfect Sin starts off with a Metallica style and feeds you a bit of thrash in there. It also features some devilish guitar tapping. I love that Switchblade Serenade can truly take a bit of all their musical influences and bring them to life perfectly in their own music. Check out the song here:

 

Drive Me Insane is another one that I can’t get out of my head. This song has an incredibly fierce guitar solo by Austin, along with  precision drumming and edgy vocals that bring this song to the forefront.

If you are like me and have been waiting for some old school rock n roll being brought to life by the new younger generation, then Axe to Grind is the answer to our prayers. I love the bad ass bassline by Ed during the smoking guitar solo. These three guys form together a big stadium rock sound that you have to hear!

Full Throttle takes it a bit heavier with some faster double bass drums as well as guitars on the intro. Luke on the drums is a madman on this song, excellent work!!! Once again, Austin treats you to an awesome solo.

Switchblade Serenade brings back the great Motley Crue/Ratt style intros in The Ritual that I miss. It almost has a darker edge to the song which gets highlighted by the deeper vocals. There is not a song on this album that I don’t love.

From start to finish, it is an album to have. It has catchy choruses, kick ass guitar solos, pounding drums, harmonic basslines, strong vocals, melodic chants, and everything you want in a rock n roll album. So get ready and pick up your copy on Itunes here.

Switchblade Serenade is Austin Jaser on Guitar and Lead Vocals, Luke Barone on Drums and Vocals and Ed Mandevil on Bass and Vocals.  These three young guys bring a great big sound that you have to take notice of. They are from New Haven, CT and you can definitely feel their musical influences such as Skid Row, Guns n Roses and Motley Crue come to life in their tunes.

Switchblade Serenade

~ Marisol

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Rockers Switchblade Serenade are only a couple weeks away from the release of their album, “Alive at Night”.  We can’t wait for it! We featured Switchblade Serenade as Day 6 on our 12 days of Bands You Have To Know.  These guys definitely have the rocker look and the talent to back it up! Their new album is going to have you hooked.

Bassist Ed Mandevil tells us more about their new single,  “Who are You?”. “The song is about asking the listener who they really are. There are so many fakes and phoneys out there and we’re a bit tire of it!”  The song has a bad ass bass intro, vocals are edgy yet mysterious, love the backing vocals, great guitar solo and rockin drums!  How about checking out the song before it’s January 10th release?? Check it out here!

 

Switchblade Serenade is Austin Jaser on Guitar and Lead Vocals, Luke Barone on Drums and Vocals and Ed Mandevil on Bass and Vocals.  These three young guys bring a great big sound that you have to take notice of. They are from New Haven, CT and you can definitely feel their musical influences such as Skid Row, Guns n Roses and Motley Crue come to life in their tunes.

Check out one of my other favorite songs by them, Switchblade Susie here:

 

So mark your calendars for January 10th so you can pick up the new album, “Alive at Night” which was produced, mixed, and mastered by Nick Bellmore (Drummer of Toxic Holocaust and Kingdom Of Sorrow) at Dexter’s Lab Recording Studio. Check out the amazing album artwork which was done by Halsey Swain. 

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~ Marisol

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Today we are on our Day 6 of 12 Days of Bands You Have To Know and the honor goes to Switchblade Serenade. My son Rockin Ryan introduced me to them earlier this year. Every time he would play them, I would always about who is that band? I love them and their straight up rock n roll. As you know ’80s rock is finally making a comeback. I call it ’80s on replay style rock n roll.  Switchblade Serenade definitely are doing it right and delivering some great style ’80s rock but with an updated sound. They have the rocker look and the musical talent to back it up!

Check out one of my favorite songs by them, Switchblade Susie here:

 

Switchblade Serenade is Austin Jaser on Guitar and Lead Vocals, Luke Barone on Drums and Vocals and Ed Mandevil on Bass and Vocals.  These three young guys bring a great big sound that you have to take notice of. They are from New Haven, CT and you can definitely feel their musical influences such as Skid Row, Guns n Roses and Motley Crue come to life in their tunes.

They have recently finished putting the final touches on their new 9 song album, “Alive at Night” and it will be released in early 2014.  Take a listen to their song, “Who are You” from their upcoming album here:

 

So make sure to check out these bad ass rockers and show them some love on their social media sites. We will keep you updated as to the release date of their new album and see if we can bring you an interview with these young talented ROCKERS!

~ Marisol

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