Jake E. Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel “Shout It Out” In New Video
February 26, 2014
Jake E. Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel have released the second music video from the debut album for the single “Shout It Out”.
Red Dragon Cartel, the band made up of guitar legend Jake E. Lee, bassist Ronnie Mancuso, singer D.J. Smith and drummer Jonas Fairley, released their self-titled album on January 24th in Europe and January 28th in North America via Frontiers Records. “The former Ozzy Osbourne and Badlands guitarist has been out of the metal scene for quite some time now, but with this release you really have to wonder why he waited so long to come back,” stated Sleaze Roxx in a recent review of the album. “Red Dragon Cartel is a very strong release that is definitely worthy of purchase — trust me, you won’t be ‘deceived’.”
Jake E. Lee is best known for his work in Badlands and as guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne on ‘Bark At The Moon’ and ‘The Ultimate Sin’ albums. Red Dragon Cartel also features various guest appearances from some of music’s most notable faces including legendary Cheap Trick vocalist Robin Zander, original Iron Maiden vocalist Paul Di’Anno, Kill Devil Hill/Pantera bassist Rex Brown, Slash’s Conspirators Todd Kearns and Brent Fitz and In This Moment front woman Maria Brink. The album was produced by Ronnie Mancuso and Jake E. Lee and was executive produced, mixed and mastered by Kevin Churko (In This Moment, Ozzy Osbourne, Five Finger Death Punch).
When asked if it was a conscious decision to take a more modern metal approach on the debut album, vocalist Darren James Smith told Sleaze Roxx, “No, it might have been a conscious decision from Kevin Churko but he did not let on with anyone. I mean, Jake has not made a record in I don’t know how many years — 15 years or something? So for me, I am constantly making modern stuff and dated stuff, you know? I mean, that is not a conscious effort. You are just kind of making music and I think Jake just did what he wanted to do. He had a plethora of riffs sitting around for years. I do not know, I just did the record. There are people complaining it does not sound like Badlands and it does not sound like whomever — and I am like, “What do you want from me guys? Do you want us to just not evolve?””
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