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THE END MACHINE - The End Machine (Review)

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George Lynch, Jeff Pilson, Mick Brown, and Robert Mason - it should be a slam dunk, home run, guaranteed hard rock monster right? Well not in this case.
Straddling a line between classic and modern rock, the album sounds sonically great and you can't argue that the performances of the critically acclaimed personnel isn't to their usual high standard. But why is the album stuck in a nowhere zone?
For me its the songs. They just aren't there. I'm not finding any compelling reason to come back to the album once it's finished playing. I think Robert Mason is a powerful singer, but I've never warmed to any album he's been involved in. For example, the second Lynch Mob album he fronted was a huge let down after the classic debut. I think he sings great, but without the necessary personality to own any project he's fronting.
The emphasis on down tuned guitars and that modern hard rock sound leaves me cold and the similar mid-tempo pacing throughout keeps me reaching for the skip button.

I was hoping there would be a more Dokken or even Lynch Mob flavored sound here or at least some kind of personality, and while there are hints of both, neither takes hold. For me it is just another modern American hard rock album in a pool of too many other similar projects. They guys needed better songs and more personality.



THE END: machine - New Moniker For DOKKEN Alumni

George Lynch, Jeff Pilson, Mick Brown, and Robert Mason have announced that they are changing the name of their previously announced new band, Superstroke, to THE END: machine.
“The recordings are nearly done and we are really happy with the way it is turning out,” says bassist/producer Jeff Pilson. “We think that, notwithstanding the obvious nod to our past experiences together, The End: machine sound has a unique identity. Sonically, this is not just ex-Dokken members with a different singer or a rebooted incarnation of Lynch Mob. This is a new sound. Everyone has been doing great on the album and there is a lot of energy and a lot of focus.”
THE END: machine, featuring George Lynch , Jeff Pilson, and Mick Brown from the classic Dokken lineup together with singer Robert Mason of Warrant (and previously, Lynch Mob) will release their debut album in Spring 2019, via Frontiers Music Srl.
Follow their just launched Facebook page here:



WARRANT Return With 'Harder Louder Faster' May 12

Friday, May 12, 2017
Frontiers Music is pleased to announce the release of WARRANT's new studio album, LOUDER HARDER FASTER on May 12, 2017!
Under their belt, Warrant has eight million records sold worldwide, two Top Ten Billboard albums, five Top 40 Billboard hits, five #1 MTV videos...the list goes on and on. Now, six years after the release of “Rockaholic,” the album that relaunched the band as a force to be reckoned with in the 21st Century, Warrant returns with another slab of muscular hard rock, aptly titled “Louder Harder Faster”, to be released on Frontiers Music Srl on May 12th.
With a line-up featuring original members, Erik Turner, Jerry Dixon, Joey Allen, and Steven Sweet along with singer Robert Mason (Lynch MobCry of Love), Warrant are now stronger than ever. Mason’s vocals remain a breath of fresh air and his swagger on the songs gives new life and a bright future to the band. With production handled by Foreigner and ex-Dokken bass player Jeff Pilson (Last In Line, Starship, Adler’s Appetite, etc.), Warrant is sounding tighter and playing better than ever before. "Louder Harder Faster", true to the band's roots, is full of rockers with some classic ballads thrown in and will surely send their faithful fans into a frenzy.
Erik Turner says, “[y]ou can hear and feel the emotions of the last 25 + years of being in this band poured into LHF. The fun and the frustrations, the pleasure and the pain… a whole lot of blood, sweat, tears and beers went into the making of this album. Love it or hate it, its the real f’ckn deal, 100% pure melodic hard rock. Hand crafted by five musicians who dedicated their lives to music when they were just little kids with big dreams."
Jerry Dixon adds, “Louder Harder Faster is truly one of our best records to date. It has all the classic Warrant ingredients that people have come to know, plus a lot of extras that keep it in the modern realm of todays music. It’s a perfect mix between Balls and Ballads. When we started this project over two years ago, we wanted to bring the listener back to the days of sitting in the living room and cranking up a record from start to finish. Making full records seems to be a lost art, we hope in some small way that this album helps people find that art again.”
Warrant was one of the most popular and successful rock bands to emerge out of Hollywood, CA in the late 80's and early 90's. The band was formed in the early 80's by Erik Turner and Jerry Dixon. In 1989, Warrant released their classic debut “Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich”, which immediately entered the charts and launched the hit singles “Down Boys,” “Sometimes She Cries”, and “Heaven”, which climbed up to number two on the US charts. With extensive touring for DRFSR, sales exceeded 2 million records in the U.S.
In the summer of 1990, their second album “Cherry Pie”was released. The album turned out to be an even bigger success, featuring the Top Ten hits "I Saw Red", "Uncle Toms Cabin" and the rock anthem "Cherry Pie”, which received massive airplay on MTV and continues to get millions of plays on streaming services and YouTube to this very day.
WARRANT's signature style of rock is catchy, very melodic, and remains the band's calling card. The band is fired up and more inspired than ever musically! The band will be out touring in support of "Louder Harder Faster", so be sure to catch them when they hit your town! Full list of tour dates here:
"Louder Harder Faster" tracklisting: 
1. Louder Harder Faster
2. Devil Dancer
3. Perfect
4. Only Broken Heart
5. U In My Life
6. Music Man
7. Faded
8. New Rebellion
9. Big Sandy
10. Choose Your Fate
11. Let It Go
12. I Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink (Bonus Track available on CD ONLY)
Robert Mason – lead vocals
Joey Allen – lead and rhythm guitar
Erik Turner – rhythm and lead guitar
Jerry Dixon – bass guitar
Steven Sweet – drums


Monday, November 17, 2014
Stephen Chesney Featuring Robert Mason debut new EP; Now Available.
Los Angeles, CA, Nov. 18 2014: Stephen Chesney featuring Robert Mason, the debut EP featuring the fruits of the first writing and recording sessions between Chesney and Mason have finally hit iTunes and other online retailers.

Engineered by Guns N' Roses/Whitney Houston/Santana engineer Rob Beaton, Chesney/Mason bring along a cast of musicians from across the musical spectrum. 'Bleed' features drummer Chris Frazier (Foreigner/Whitesnake/Steve Vai) and Perry Richardson (Trace Adkins/Craig Morgan/Firehouse) on bass along side them, while 'Devils Daughter' and 'Breaking Down' feature drummer Scot Coogan (Ace Frehley/Bride of Destruction) bassist Koko Powell (Edgar Winter) pianist Rob Bloise and a horns section of Jim Wheeler (Slash/Loggins & Messina) and Mitch Manker (Ray Charles).

You can find the tracks on iTunes by following the link: Stephen Chesney featuring Robert Mason - The EP

For more information on the project you can visit and  Stephen Chesneys Facebook page for further updates.



Stephen Chesney featuring Robert Mason EP Out November 3

Monday, November 3, 2014
Stephen Chesney featuring Robert Mason EP completed
Preview clips now streaming; November release date announced.
Los Angeles, CA, October 13, 2014: Guitarist/Songwriter Stephen Chesney has announced the completion of the initial EP tracks that has been 15 months in the making with Warrant vocalist Robert Mason. With the completion of the most recent track mixed by engineer Rob Beaton (Guns N’ Roses/Santana), titled Bleed, Chesney has decided to start planning the release of the songs.

“I’m very pleased with what we have managed to get done, and honestly it’s been a thrill for me working with the guys involved.” stated Chesney. Bleed features Chesney & Mason along with current Foreigner drummer Chris Frazier and Trace Adkins/ex Firehouse bassist Perry Richardson, While Devils Daughter & Breaking Down feature Ace Frehley drummer Scot Coogan, Edgar Winter Band Bassist Koko Powell, Rob Bloise on Keyboards with a horns section of Jim Wheeler (Kenny Loggins/Slash) and Mitch Manker (Ray Charles) completing the lineup on Devils Daughter.

The EP is tentatively due for release on November 3 with Devils Daughter, Breaking Down and Bleed becoming available via digital retailers.

To hear the preview of the forthcoming tracks, the preview is now streaming on YouTube:

For more information on the project, you can visit and
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