Steel Mountain Crossing feat. ex-Quiet Riot singer Mark Huff release demo of “Say What You Will”
Steel Mountain Crossing consisting of former Quiet Riot lead vocalist Mark Huff, Tiger Claws guitarist Dennis D, bassist Rocky Lyon and drummer Grant Dubois have released a demo version of the track “Say What You Will” from their upcoming self-titled debut album, which will be released on November 9, 2019. The “Say What You Will” demo can be heard at Dragon City‘s Bandcamp page.
Interestingly, the song “Say What You Will” is not listed as one the tracks for Steel Mountain Crossing‘s self-titled debut album. The track list for that upcoming album was released on July 30, 2019 as follows:
Track List for Steel Mountain Crossing:
01. Let Go
03. Last Call Sally
04. The Blood Red Moon
06. Last Rites
07. The Serpent And The Sword
08. Wicked The Wizard”
Huff was the first of six different lead vocalists to front Quiet Riot after the passing of original frontman Kevin DuBrow on November 25, 2007 and the reformation of the group in 2010. Quiet Riot‘s list of singers since 2010 consist of Huff (2010-2012), Keith St. John (2012), Scott Vokoun (2012–2013), Jizzy Pearl (2013–2016), Seann Nicols (2016-2017), James Durbin (2017-2019) and Jizzy Pearl once again (2019 onwards).
Wikipedia states the following about Huff‘s time in Quiet Riot (with slight edits): “Despite his previous insistence that Quiet Riot could never return as a live performing entity, Frankie Banali announced a new version of Quiet Riot in September 2010 with himself on drums, Chuck Wright on bass, Alex Grossi on guitar, and newcomer Mark Huff (formerly of the Van Halen tribute band 5150) on vocals. The band has sought the blessings of the DuBrow family, and DuBrow‘s mother encouraged Banali to revive the band. In July 2011, this lineup toured Germany as support for Slayer and Accept.
On January 12, 2012, whilst Huff was awaiting brain surgery, Quiet Riot released a statement, announcing that they had parted ways with Huff, and they were replacing him for upcoming dates with Keith St. John (formerly of Montrose). Huff found out about his firing online. In March 2012, Banali hired unknown vocalist Scott Vokoun to fully replace Huff.”