Music News — March 18, 2012 at 10:33 pm

Mike Paradine (ArcticFlame) new solo album details.


Mike Paradine
, drummer from the traditional metal band ArcticFlame, has released his first solo album “Death In The Family“. A collection of personal songs, the subject matter consists of his on going feud with certain family members, growing up in the late 70’s, early 80’s in Bayonne, New Jersey, 9/11 and his battle with cancer as a 13 year old.

Venom and Piss song:

Band: Mike Paradine – Drums, Vocals (ArcticFlame, Balistik Kick), Richard Holmgren – Vocals (Wolf), Michael Clayton Moore – Vocals (ArcticFlame), Jeff Scott – Bass (ArcticFlame), Dave “Ghost” Manheim – Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keyboard (Supernatiral, Society Killers), Kilroy – Guitars

Though half the album is heavy metal, the remaining half consists of rock to hard rock styles. The music is influenced by bands that they grew up listening to, such as KISS, Deep Purple, Motorhead, Alice Cooper and Guns n Roses.

Tracklisting “Death In The Family”:

1. Venom and Piss 04:36
Vocals: Richard Holmgren
Metal – about a certain family member

2. Rise Up from the Grave 03:44
Vocals: Michael Clayton Moore
Metal – my way of dealing with cancer when I was 13 years old

3. Monster’s Ball 05:54
Vocals: Mike Paradine, Dave Manheim
Metal – Various serial killers at the same party

4. On a Tuesday Morning (The John J Harvey) 03:59
Vocals: Dave Manheim
Rock – Commercial song about a retired fire boat that played an integral role on 9/11

5. These are the Days 06:28
Vocals: Michael Clayton Moore, Backing vocals: Dave Manheim
Rock – About growing up in the late 70’s, early 80’s in Bayonne, New Jersey.

6. Parasite 03:04
Vocals: Mike Paradine
Metal – cover of KISS song

7. Suzie with an Uzi 04:24
Vocals: Dave Manheim
Guns n Roses style punk – Someone stole Susie’s 40 pound chicken and she’s pissed!

8. Taste My Fist 06:01
Vocals: Michael Clayton Moore
Metal – My battle with cancer

9. Bow Down to the Queen 04:20
Vocals: Richard Holmgren
Metal – song about my ex-sister

10. Dust 07:03
Vocals: Mike Paradine
Ballad – about events during 9/11

The album shines a spotlight on the thoughts, emotions and the humanity of one person, squashes it together into a tightly wound, barbed wire laced ball and sets it to music. All to the point of a really enjoyable album.

The album will be available digitally on iTunes, Rhapsody, Amazon etc. in a few days!

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