Full album teaser available for Catalano’s debut album ‘Dark Skies’
Catalano and ex-De La Cruz frontman Roxx Catalano has made available a full album teaser for Catalano‘s debut album Dark Skies, which will be released on February 29, 2016.
Roxx Catalano was the lead singer for the Australian group De La Cruz who released one EP and one full-length album titled Street Level before calling it quits after guitarist and producer Casey Jones left the band.
Sleaze Roxx stated the following in its review of De La Cruz‘s album Street Level: “De La Cruz hails from the Gold Coast of Australia, and since their first EP release in late 2011 have been a no-holds barred self-admitted throwback to the ’80s. This very young band already has the hunger and song writing know-how to get the job done and compete with anything released from that decade. While many will say De La Cruz sound dangerously close to early Def Leppard, it goes far beyond that in my opinion. The Leppard-esque back-up gang vocals complement Roxxi Catalano‘s tenor lead vocals over some early Pete Willis era styled riffs but that’s where the similarities end.”
Sleaze Roxx went on to state: “Where I see De La Cruz having challenges lies in the future. While the band does report that all members contribute to the song writing process it appears to be lead guitarist Casey Jones and vocalist Roxxi Catalano who create the lion share of the writing and song structure. Jones however already left De La Cruz on or around the release date of Street Level and one must ponder whether the remaining members can find a suitable replacement that is capable of keeping up with his guitar work and writing ability to create a proper follow-up. What would Van Halen II or Led Zeppelin II have sounded like without Eddie Van Halen or Jimmy Page? With such a stellar debut, and now down a main songwriter, guitar wizard and producer in Casey Jones, it will be interesting to see the path De La Cruz takes on their next release. Catalano however has promised that the De La Cruz sound is non-negotiable going forward.”