Joel Ellis teases upcoming release of Heavy Bones album featuring rare and unreleased archives
Great news for fans of ’90s band Heavy Bones as its lead vocalist Joel Ellis appears to be closer to released an album featuring rare and unreleased archives. Heavy Bones consisted of Ellis (Cats In Boots) on lead vocals, Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot) on drums, Gary Hoey (ex-Lita Ford) on guitar and Rex Tennyson on bass, and they released one self-titled album in 1992 before disbanding.
The following message was posted on Joel Ellis Music‘s Facebook page at the end of July 2023:
“So sorry for the delays, but trust in the timing of life, these delays are absolutely creating a far better series of timeless music releases for you yea for you my friends, you’re the reason I’m back, thank you for all the years of screaming demand .. now it’s almost here with a whole lot more in the pipeline … all great things come in their own time “
Sleaze Roxx stated the following in its review of Heavy Bones‘ debut self-titled album: “This is one of those albums that took me a few listens to get into, but I did like it better the second time around. Featuring former members of Cats In Boots and Quiet Riot, as well as guitar virtuoso Gary Hoey, Heavy Bones had an abundance of talent. “The Hand That Feeds”, “4:AM T.M.” and “Where The Livin’ Is Easy” are the great rockers on this release while “Turn It On” and “Anna” show the band’s sensitive side with exceptional results. Also thrown in are the instrumental “Enormodome” and the acoustical “Beating Heart”.
The sound here is melodic metal similar to Hardline, with of course some Cats In Boots sleaze thrown in. Heavy Boneswas very talented but unfortunately the group got pushed aside when grunge was taking over the airwaves. Heavy Bones deserved more recognition, as they were sadly ignored when they hit the scene — this release gets two thumbs up!”
Heavy Bones‘ “4:A.M. T.M.” video: