2013 was a great year for the Hellion Rocks, bring on 2014!!!

178928_10150973183505972_426071352_n 2013 was great year for us here at the Hellion Rocks. Killer interviews, great shows and hanging with even cooler people. It’s very cool when you get to talk to artists you have grown to admire. It’s even cooler when they message you and stay in contact with you. It’s a great feeling when you also help to spread the word of a new up-and-coming band as well. In the past year I have learned how small the music community really is. It is amazing the connections that lead to other connections and how the music brings us all together.

I have to give thanks to my cohorts at Bleach Bangs Radio, Charlie Owens and Randy Norris. These guys are my brothers plain and simple. They are the embodiment of awesome and I am proud to work with them.

     Eddie’s Mates holds a special place in my heart as well. Sandy and Sean have not only helped us with Bleach Bangs Radio they also made the logo for the Hellion Rocks! Thanks EM!!!


I have to thank my wife Dani for giving me the courage and strength to reach out and chase this crazy dream. She is ALWAYS there for me.

There are so many people who mean the world to me as well: Mike Araiza, Jeff Sandoval, Adam Joad, Jake Delling LeBas, Redd Yoachum and the rest from Scattered Hamlet, Craw Cajun and Kat Ford, Death Alley Motor Cult, Kurt Arft, Wornstar Clothing, Justin Manning and Crowned By Fire, and Dellacoma Rio and the Sunset Riot guys, Steve Helmer, Dave Gold, and Bobby Siekkinen . Those are just a few from an incredible list.

Thank you to all of the publicists that have worked with me this year as well. Here’s looking towards a productive 2014!!!

Thanks to Blabbermouth.net and Circus Magazine for picking up some of my interviews! I am honored and humbled.

Lastly but far from least I wish I could personally thank each and every one of the 60,000 people from the 140 countries around the world who dropped in on this site last year. I hope you enjoyed it and let me know what you want to see here in the future.

it’s loud, it’s dirty, it’s ROCK N’ ROLL!!

see ya in 2014 – the Hellion




Boy am I glad the music industry is back in the hands of the musicians. Because of this bands are making the records they want to make, and they are damn good. Death Alley Motor Cult has made one of those DO NOT MISS records. Before we talk about the record let’s talk a bit about Death Alley Motor Cult. Comprised of four distinct individuals: Death Alley Dave – Vocals and Lead Guitar, Zero-G – Rhythm Guitar and backing Vox, The Falcon – Bass and backing vox
The Banker – Drums. Separately they are unique individuals, together they form a solid rocking unit. On to the record, The Outlaw Chronicles will take you on a brutal journey that you will want to go on again and again. Your journey starts with  “She Wants” which sets the pace for this sonic descent into the world of Death Alley Motor Cult. Like a fish hook in the mouth of a trout “Sex Parade” snags you with a solid groove and will have your fist pumping in the air. The lead off single “Bow Down” knocks on your eardrums and then simply kicks them in, full of aggression and power this is the PERFECT song for the pit. “Funk You” well, “C” makes it meaningful if you get my drift. “I’m Not Dead” gives one the self affirmation to stay strong and persevere, not dead, NEVER SAY DIE!  “Robot Bride” makes me think of blasting down the highway at about 90 with the sound CRANKED TO 11+!!! “Bad Ass Mutha” yes they are, and yes they mean it this one makes you feel like it too! “One More For The Road” keeps the pace til the very end, no slacking on this record. If you’re looking for a technical album, you won’t find it here. Loud, dirty, sleazy rock n’ roll with loud guitars, throbbing bass, pounding drums, and I just gargled with razorblades vocals is what you get with Death Alley Motor Cult!!! Kudos to Death Alley Motor Cult  for making a kickass record! Special thanks to Eddie’s Mates for turning me on to this band!

it’s loud, it’s dirty, it’s ROCK N’ ROLL!

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The lead off single from the new DAMC  record does NOT disappoint, 2 minutes and 49 seconds of pure aggression.  This track opens as if someone is impatiently knocking at your door and then just decides to kick it in and come right in. Once they’re in, look out, some serious shit’s about to go down. The groove sets in and you almost find yourself involuntarily banging your head in time with the music. When the vocals kick in you are not sure if  Dave has just gargled with some whiskey laced with razor blades and is ready to kick some ass, and you quickly feel his passion. You definitely do NOT want to be the subject of this song. It will get your blood flowing, fist pumping, and fill you full of adrenaline. You wont need an energy drink after listening to this, in fact, if you listen to this track every morning when you get up you will have all the energy you need for the day! Gang vocals, pounding drum beat, throbbing bass, and dirty guitars make “Bow Down” a hell of a good single to introduce us to The Outlaw Chronicles. ARE YOU READY?


Death Alley Dave – Vocals and Lead Guitar
Zero-G – Rhythm Guitar and backing Vox
The Falcon – Bass and backing vox
The Banker – Drums



     it’s loud, it’s dirty, it’s ROCK N’ ROLL

     the Hellion



Death Alley Motor Cult is a band that I really have come to love over the past year. I was privileged enough to have been allowed to listen and review their new CD prior to its release. “The Outlaw Chronicles” burns through your ears with sonic fire. This CD is already a contender for my list of top 10 releases for 2013.

“The Outlaw Chronicles”

1. She Wants
2. Sex Parade
3. Bow Down
4. Funk You
5. I’m Not Dead
6. Robot Bride
7. Bad Ass Mutha
8. One More For The Road

     That is the initial track listing for the advance copy I have.

     I’ve been asked several times who Death Alley Motor Cult sounds like. Well, they sound like Death Alley Motor Cult. Raw, brutal, in your face unabashed rock n’ roll. This new CD carries on with this sound, it makes your heart race and gets your passions all fired up. Solid production added to accomplished song writing plus outstanding musicians make this Death Alley Motor Cult CD a MUST have. Stand out tracks for me are the lead off single “Bow Down”, “Funk You”, I’m Not Dead”, and “Bad Ass Mutha”. Death Alley Motor Cult definitely delivers with “The Outlaw Chronicles” and then some. Like some group of antiheroes DAMC has four distinct characters:  Death Alley Dave – Vocals and Lead Guitar, Zero-G – Rhythm Guitar and backing Vox
The Falcon – Bass and backing vox, and The Banker – Drums. Dark, dirty, and dangerous , are words that describe a live performance by Death Alley Motor Cult and this new CD captures that vibe to the T. Don’t miss a chance to see them live, and make it a PRIORITY to pick up “The Outlaw Chronicles” by Death Alley Motor Cult when it drops this summer. I WILL be doing a feature length interview with DAMC to discuss this CD at length in the very near future!



it’s loud, it’s dirty, it’s ROCK N’ ROLL (DEATH ALLEY MOTOR CULT STYLE!)

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Zero G and I are from the same mold, fans of old school punk/metal. We recently met up during NAMM weekend and it was like we had been friends for life. Check out this interview and you’ll see what I mean (oh yeah, gets funny at the end, but hey that’s Rock N’ Roll):



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Now where do I put that Grammy?

Now where do I put that Grammy?

Great bunch of guys, I got to meet and hang out  a bit with the guys from Death Alley Motor Cult during NAMM weekend. They put on a great set and I want to share this band with the world. Here’s an interview with drummer “Banker” :



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