Crazy Lixx Unleash “Call To Action” Video
December 14, 2014
It’s time for the second music video from Crazy Lixx’s new self-titled album, this time for the song “Call To Action”.
The Swedish band’s new studio album was released on November 7th in Europe and November 11th in North America through on Frontiers Music Srl.
‘Crazy Lixx’ is the Swedish band’s third release with Frontiers Music and is the follow-up to their 2012 masterpiece ‘Riot Avenue’. That disc reached #4 on the Sleaze Roxx Top 10 of 2012 and was voted fourth best album of the year by readers of the website, trailing only Van Halen, KISS and Slash.
Sleaze Roxx praised the new album by saying, “Has there been a band as consistently impressive over the last decade as Crazy Lixx? Probably not, because time after time they deliver the goods while raising the melodic rock bar higher and higher. Bands come and go, occasionally stumbling upon greatness, but Crazy Lixx have been the face of excellence for so long now that no one can claim their career has been an accident. The only injustice when it comes to Crazy Lixx is their timing, because if they would have hit the scene in the mid-’80s we’d be talking about them in the same breath as legendary groups like Whitesnake and Def Leppard — that’s how great they are!”
With their new album, Crazy Lixx show their growth as a band by sinking their teeth into eleven anthemic rock songs that will satisfy both the hardcore fans, as well as all fans of melodic hard rock and hair metal in general. By combining the strategies of recording and producing the album themselves, along with utilizing the mixing skills of the great Chris Laney, the band has once again returned to the bombastic sound of Crazy Lixx’s earlier work while at the same time adding the improved song-writing and musicianship of today’s Crazy Lixx.
“We learnt a lot through the years, especially when it comes to the recording process and we put all that knowledge and experience to use on this album. We used many different studio settings to record different parts of the album and did not rush the recording, but made sure everything was as good as it could get. At the same time we did not want to be too nitpicking with details, I mean we’re still in the business of rock n’ roll, right?,” adds guitarist and co-producer of the album Andy Zata.
In addition to returning to the old Crazy Lixx sound, the band has also re-recorded fan favorite “Heroes Are Forever” which was originally on the band’s first, now out of print album. “It’s this one song, that was our first single back in around 2006, that we’ve played on almost every live show we’ve done since then, but when we started to think about it, it was a song that a lot of our fans had no chance to ever listen to. The first album, ‘Loud Minority’, was released on a minor independent label, in a limited printing which has long since sold out, and it isn’t available digitally either. Still we felt that the track was one of those songs that had a really fundamental Crazy Lixx vibe to it, so we decided to record it again and give the fans a nice treat. If you ask me, it came out way better this second time around,” says drummer Joel Cirera.
Newest and youngest member, bassist Jens Sjoholm adds, “Being my first album release with Crazy Lixx I don’t really have any special expectations, but hearing the final result and seeing how fired up the guys are about it makes me look forward to seeing the reactions of the fans and media.”
With the addition of Jens Sjoholm and the return of original drummer Joel Cirera, Crazy Lixx Mk III proved to be the best line-up to date, both in concert and on record. “I think the fans will really enjoy what we’ve got in store for them with this album. Killer songs, great sound and memorable hooks combined with a bit of the twin guitar action and riff-based approach that we added to the sound on our last album,” says guitarist Edd Liam.
“It’s really a bit of a do or die, no guts, no glory situation — after all, you only get one chance to do a self titled album, so make sure you do it good,” concludes Danny Rexon.
Courtesy of www.sleazeroxx.com