Eonian Records to Release Bay Area Rockers MURDER BAY and RATTLESHAKE
Indianapolis, Indiana – Eonian Records is proud to announce two upcoming new titles: MURDER BAY “Never Was An Angel” and RATTLESHAKE “Self-Titled”, which will both be available on April 10th, 2012.
They say that if you can remember the ‘80’s, you probably weren’t there, and that adage certainly applies to the excessive nature of the hair-metal era. Hailing from San Francisco, MURDER BAY and RATTLESHAKE were two one of the top unsigned rock bands of the late 80’s and early 90’s, packing grooves, killer hooks, ass-kicking vocals and screaming guitar work culminating into a high-energy live show, both bands wasted no time in developing a large fan base.
In 1990, MURDER BAY took that live energy into the studio with a young Eric Valentine (Queens of the Stone Age, Good Charlotte, Third Eye Blind, All-American Rejects, Slash, and more) to lay down tracks for six songs. The results came in as expected, big songs, big sound, and big sales. The press took notice. Along with, a now rabid fan base, MURDER BAY received numerous accolades such as BAM Magazine’s #1 rock band of 1990, Metal Edge’s “Band on the Rise”, and Music Connection's “Top 100 Unsigned Acts”.
MURDER BAY “Never Was An Angel” will feature each of the original six songs from the Valentine sessions, digitally re-mastered and sounding better than ever, as well as seven unreleased, later tracks recorded by Rob Beaton (Guns n’ Roses, The Sea Hags, Sammy Hagar, Santana, and more).
MURDER BAY is: Paul Trombetta on lead vocals, Michael Karafilis on guitar, Bobby Reid on bass, and John Link on drums.
Track-listing: Land Of Plenty, Honey Child, Outta Line, Ultraglide, Simple Man, Dirty Work, Never Was An Angel, What's Good For You, Long Time Comin', Keep Me In Mind, Got No Business, Around Again, Song?
The nucleus of the RATTLESHAKE formed in the late ‘80’s when bassist Bryan Lujan and guitarists Ralph Longo and Mark Freseman played together in a popular San Francisco Bay Area band called Mad Anthony. RATTLESHAKE unleashed their inaugural display of hard rock fury on February 3, 1990 at the Niles Station in Fremont, California. Proof of the band’s prowess was provided by the packed house, which resulted in the arrival of the Fire Marshall who threatened to shut the place down. The max-capacity crowd created an electric atmosphere custom-made for tearing it up and that’s exactly what RATTLESHAKE did. The visceral thrill the band experienced every time they played in front of a mob of metal-heads was a crack-like addiction and soon they had blazed through every club in the Bay Area playing alongside major-leaguers such as Winger, Tesla, Cry Wolf, Babylon A.D., and Warrant.
RATTLESHAKE is: Don McBee on lead vocals, Ralph Longo on guitar, Mark “Freeze” Freseman on guitar, Bryan "Coach" Lujan on bass, and Steve Fletcher on drums.
Tracking: Shootin' Whiskey, Gypsy Queen, Take Me Down, Mudbone Delight, Jump On Me, Never Say Goodbye, Rattleshake Boogie. These recordings were likewise recorded with Rob Beaton (Guns n' Roses, The Sea Hags, Sammy Hagar, and Santana).
Like many of the great-unsigned bands of that time, MURDER BAY and RATTLESHAKE could not be enjoyed by the masses. That is, until now! MURDER BAY “Never Was An Angel” and RATTLESHAKE “Self-Titled” will both be available worldwide on April 10th, 2012 through select CD retailers and iTunes, as well as through www.EonianRecords.com.