Murder Bay To Unleash Long Lost Recordings In April
February 25, 2012
Murder Bay was one of the top unsigned rock bands of the late ’80s and early ’90s, packing clubs from Los Angeles to their hometown of San Francisco’s East Bay. Together with Eonian Records, Murder Bay will be releasing ‘Never Was An Angel’ on April 10th, a collection that features thirteen re-mastered tracks.
With heavy grooves, killer hooks, ass-kicking vocals and screaming guitar work culminating into a high-energy live show, Murder Bay — Paul Trombetta (vocals), Michael Karafilis (guitar), Bobby Reid (bass) and John Link (drums, who would go on to join Cry Wolf) — wasted no time in developing a large fan base and catching the eye of music executives coast to coast as well as numerous accolades from rock’s biggest magazines.
‘Never Was An Angel’ features six tracks from the 1990 Eric Valentine (Slash, Queens Of The Stone Age, Good Charlotte, Third Eye Blind, All-American Rejects and more) recordings sessions as well as seven never before released songs from the Rob Beaton (Guns N’ Roses, Sea Hags, Sammy Hagar, Santana and more) sessions — all re-mastered.
When asked why the band decided to finally release these recordings John Link told Sleazeroxx.com, “I had many offers in the past from various labels, but at the time felt like I could just do it on my own. However despite my best intentions, I just never got it done because I was so slammed with my full-time job and raising my family. When Stephen Craig of Eonian Records reached out to us, and we got to know him, it just all started to click — especially when he mentioned he had this guy named Rob Beaton that would do the re-mastering, because the last seven songs we ever professionally recorded were done by Rob!”
“Rob did a great job re-mastering all the tracks”, continues Link, “and Stephen’s graphic artist extraordinare, Eddi Calzada of Suicide Graphix, was awesome to work with as we came up with a unique album design based around a murder mystery that makes the album a little more interesting and fun to look at.”
‘Never Was An Angel’ track listing:
01. Land Of Plenty (MP3 sample)
02. Honey Child(MP3 sample)
03. Outta Line
04. Ultraglide(MP3 sample)
05. Simple Man
06. Dirty Work(MP3 sample)
07. Never Was An Angel
08. What’s Good For You
09. Long Time Comin’ (MP3 sample)
10. Keep Me In Mind
11. Got No Business
12. Around Again
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