Trike's Trax

The home of incredible "INDIE" music from all over the world !! Giving bands the exposure they need !! Over 1,400 bands have been featured on Trike's Trax !! If you want "FREE" promo on "Trike's Trax" drop me a line : trikestrax@gmail.com !! Band and tour info ! Song , website and media links !! Daily,Weekly & Monthly features !! "In The Spotlight" album reviews, This day in HISTOROCK, "JUSTIN'S inSANE Friday PICKS" , "Canada ROCKS" featuring All Canadian bands, HANGOVER SUNDAY, MONDAY METAL MADNESS !! Set your headphones to 10 and listen to some of today's best "MUSIC" !! Lots of music links and "FREE" downloads !! Hope you enjoy and thanks for stopping by :-) Check out my website : http://trikestrax.wix.com/trikeman69

Monday, October 20, 2014

This day in HISTOROCK !! Lynyrd Skynyrd !!


    This day in HISTOROCK !!


                   In 1977, following a show at the Greenville Memorial Auditorium in Greenville, South Carolina, Lynyrd Skynyrd chartered a Convair CV-300 to Baton Rouge, Louisiana where they were scheduled to appear at Louisiana Stae University the following night. Due to a faulty engine, the airplane ran low on fuel and the pilots were diverted to the McComb-Pike County Airport. The plane ran out of fuel and they attempted an emergency landing before crashing in a heavily wooded area five miles northeast of Gillsburg, Mississippi. Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines, Cassie Gaines, assistant road manager Dean Kilpatrick, pilot Walter McCreary and co-pilot William Gray were killed on impact. The other band members, Allen Collins, Gary Rossington, Leon Wilkeson, Billy Powell, Artimus Pyle, and Leslie Hawkins, tour manager Ron Eckerman and members of the road crew suffered serious injuries. This would come at a time in Skynyrd's career when they were fast becoming major stars !! They had just released the album "Street Survivors" three days earlier, following the success of the live album "One More From The Road" !! 
                   Following the crash and the ensuing press, "Street Survivors" became the band's second platinum album and reached No. 5 on the U.S. album chart. The single "What's Your Name" reached No. 13 on the single airplay charts in January 1978. The original album cover for "Street Survivors" featured a pic of the band, particularly newest member Steve Gaines, engulfed in flames. This album also showcases the incredible guitar playing of newest member Steve Gaines !! Out of respect for the deceased, and at the request of Teresa Gaines, Steve Gaines widow, MCA Records withdrew the original cover and replaced it with a similar image of the band against a simple black background. The album also contained the song "That Smell", which was about drug use and it's consequences !! Thirty years later, for the deluxe CD version of "Street Survivors" the original "flames" cover was restored !! 
                   Lynyrd Skynyrd broke up after the crash, reuniting just once to perform an instrumental version of "Free Bird" at Charlie Daniels' Volunteer Jam V in January 1979.  Collins, Rossington, Powell and Pyle performed the song with Charlie Daniels and members of his band. Leon Wilkeson, who was still undergoing physical therapy for his badly broken left arm, was in attendance, along with Judy Van Zant, Teresa Gaines, JoJo Billingsley and Leslie Hawkins !! In 1987, Lynyrd Skynyrd reunited with five surviving members of the pre-crash band Gary Rossington, Billy Powell, Leon Wilkeson and Artimus Pyle, along with guitarist Ed King, who had left the band two years before the crash. Ronnie Van Zant's younger brother, Johnny, took over as the new lead singer !! Due to Allen Collins' paralysis from a 1986 car accident, he was only able to participate as the musical director, choosing Randall Hall, his former bandmate in the Allen Collins Band, as his stand-in. As part of his plea deal, Collins would be wheeled out onstage each night to explain to the audience why he could no longer perform usually before the performance of "That Smell", which had been partially directed at him. Collins was stricken with pneumonia in 1989 and died on January 23, 1990. RIP
                   
The reunited band was meant to be a one-time tribute to the original lineup, captured on the double-live album Southern by the Grace of God: Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Tour 1987 !! This included an instrumental version of "Free Bird" with a spotlight pointed at an empty mic on stage as a tribute to Ronnie Van Zant !! When asked why no one sang that song, the reply was "Because no one else can sing that fucking song" !! Amen to that !! Lynyrd Skynyrd continues to tour and record to this day !! 
                    Every band has a song that is the bible according to their fans. The song for Lynyrd Skynyrd is and always will be "Free Bird" 
which was dedicated to the memory of Duane Allman by the band at their live shows
!! An amazing song that is half ballad, half  guitar solos !! Three different and distinct guitar solos happening at the same time that mold into one magical sound !! One of the greatest and most amazing  songs of all time !! 
 
"Free Bird" is included in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll and at number 193 in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. In 2009, it was named the 26th best hard rock song of all time by VH1 !! It's in my Top 5 of all time !! Here is some incredible video from 1977  featuring the pre crash Skynyrd lineup, in my opinion the BEST !! If I leave here tomorrow, will you still remember me ?  ALWAYS & FOREVER !!!
Play it pretty for Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines, Caissie Gaines, Billy Powell, Allen Collins, Leon Wilkeson !! RIP 


Keep on ROCKIN !!
Trike :-)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Vol 486 HANGOVER SUNDAY !! Loud'n'Heavy !! Music to soothe your aching head !!


                 HANGOVER SUNDAY
                       

"LLB !! "Listen , Like , Buy" a song or Full 
album :-) Links provided !! Some bands also offer free downloads of some of their music as well . Follow them on Twitter , Like them on FaceBook . You can also check your local record stores for their music & merchandise !! In Moncton drop in and see Karl at Frank's Music !!  Featured today :  King Ly Chee , Deja Voodoo Spells & Solrize !! Awesome bands !! Support "INDIE" music and support "LIVE" entertainment !! You don't only have a kickASS time , but you help support the artist too !! Check out these 3 great bands and enjoy !! Now let's take care of that "HEAD" :-)



Awesome hardcore that
kicks from Homg kong !!
King Ly Chee - Don't Turn Away
Location : Hong Kong,HK
Genre : Hard Rock/Metal
Band members : Riz - Vocals , Brian - Guitar , Joe - Guitar , Ho - Bass
Influences : The Geeks , 13 Steps , Limp Bizkit
Website : 
KING LY CHEE
King Ly Chee links :
TWITTER
FACEBOOK
REVERBNATION
MYSPACE
YOUTUBE
Upcoming live shows : NA
Latest release : Time Will Prove (2012)


                                    King Ly Chee - Don't Turn Away
        http://www.reverbnation.com/kinglychee/song/11664173-dont-turn-away



Killer hard rock with a
bluesy attitude from Malaysia !!
Deja Voodoo Spells - Rock n Roll
Location : Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Genre : Hard Rock/Metal
Band members : RE10 - Vocals/Guitar , Mie - Bass , Ainol - Drums, 
Influences : Foo Fighters , Nirvana , Jane's Addiction
Website : 
DEJA VOODOO SPELLS
Deja Voodoo Spells links :
TWITTER
FACEBOOK
REVERBNATION
YOUTUBE
iTUNES
Upcoming live shows : NA
Latest release : Dangerous Knowledge EP (2013)


                                  Deja Voodoo Spells - Rock n Roll
       http://www.reverbnation.com/dejavoodoospells/song/2426953-rock-n-roll



These Italian rockers bring it
Hard'n'Heavy !!
Solrize - Endurance
Location : Bibione Beach, Italy
Genre : Hard Rock/Metal
Band members : Elvis Nine - Vocals , Michele Fontanarosa - Guitar , Simone 'Sabbath' Vian - Bass , 
Alberto '3vi' Trevisan - Drums
Influences : Black Sabbath , Danzig , Kyuss
Website : 
SOLRIZE
Solrize links :
TWITTER
FACEBOOK
REVERBNATION
BANDCAMP
MYSPACE
YOUTUBE
AMAZON
Upcoming live shows : NA
Latest release : Manu Cornuta (2012)


                                                Solrize - Endurance
              http://www.reverbnation.com/solrize/song/14868244-endurance



Keep on ROCKIN !!
Trike :-)

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Vol 485 Canada ROCKS !!

               TRIKE'S TRAX of FAME   
                       
                                   "LLB !! "Listen , Like , Buy" a song or Full album :-)  Links provided !! Some bands also offer free downloads of some of their music as well . Follow them on Twitter , Like them on FaceBook. You can also check your local record stores for their music & merchandise !! In Moncton drop in and see Karl at Frank's Music !!  Featured today : Overnight Collides , The Inlimbo & Terebelam 2.0 !! Awesome bands !! Support "INDIE" music !! Support "LIVE" entertainment !! You don't only have a kickASS time , but you help support the artist too !! Check out these 3 great bands and enjoy !!




Captivating hard rock band
with a heart pounding sound !!
Overnight Collides - Fallen Reigns
Location : Ottawa, Ontario
Genre : Rock
Band members : Melissa Kay - Vocals/Guitar/Drums
Richard Hall - Guitar , Scott Chamberlin - Bass
Influences : My Chemical Romance , Paramore , Flyleaf
Website : 
OVERNIGHT COLLIDES
Overnight Collides links :
TWITTER
FACEBOOK
REVERBNATION
CD BABY
YOUTUBE
SOUNDCLOUD
AMAZON
iTUNES
Upcoming live shows : NA
Latest release : Overnight Collides EP (2014)


                                  Overnight Collides - Fallen Reigns
   http://www.reverbnation.com/overnightcollides/song/18995951-fallen-reigns




KickASS !! Loud'n'raw !! 
The Inlimbo - As I Walk
Location : Courtenay, British Columbia
Genre : Hard Rock/Prog Rock
Band members : Roy Randell - Lead Vocals/Bass/Acoustic Guitar , Chris Mathews - Lead Guitar/Bk Vocals , Darius Mckenzie - Drums
Influences : Alice In Chains , Rush , Tool
Website : 
THE INLIMBO
The Inlimbo links :
FACEBOOK
REVERBNATION
MYSPACE
YOUTUBE
Upcoming live shows : NA
Latest release : NA


                                      The Inlimbo - As I Walk
        http://www.reverbnation.com/theinlimbo/song/6078191-as-i-walk




Awesome gothic metal
that's raw & emotional !!
Terebalam 2.0 - Tribes
Location : Winnipeg, Manitoba
Genre : Metal/Rock/Alternative
Band members : Author Steuart - Lead vocals/Lyrics , Alex Zandretta - Guitar/Samples/Ducktape , Gerry Waite - Bass/Bk Vocals
Influences : Sevendust , Ronnie James Dio , Fight
Website : 
TEREBELAM 2.0
Terebelam 2.0 links :
TWITTER
FACEBOOK
REVERBNATION
MYSPACE
YOUTUBE
iTUNES
Upcoming live shows : NA
Latest release : Darknewday (2011)


                                         Terebalam 2.0 - Tribes 
            http://www.reverbnation.com/TerebelamNow/song/3572331-tribes



Keep on ROCKIN !!
Trike :-)

Friday, October 17, 2014

Vol 484 JUSTINS inSANE Friday PICKS !!


                TRIKE'S TRAX of FAME   
                       
                                   "LLB !! "Listen , Like , Buy" a song or Full album :-)  Links provided !! Some bands also offer free downloads of some of their music as well . Follow them on Twitter , Like them on FaceBook . You can also check your local record stores for their music & merchandise !! In Moncton drop in and see Karl at Frank's Music !!  Featured today : Volume Conflict , PRECIPHIST & Polarity !! Awesome bands !! Support "INDIE" music !! Support "LIVE" entertainment !! You don't only have a kickASS time , but you help support the artist too !! Check out these 3 great bands and enjoy !! All bands today have been featured onTHE JUSTIN SANE SHOW !! The best fucking ROCK radio show on the PLANET !! Click on the link for showtimes  : http://rsmpromotions.weebly.com/the-justin-sane-show.html








Rhythmic beats, strong riffs and
 a hypnotizing voice !! XXXcellent !!
Volume Conflict - Pointless Point
Location : Hermanus, South Africa
Genre : Rock
Band members : Triston Smith - Vocals/Lead Guitar , Wilco Heunis - Lead Guitar , Stefan Smith - Bass Guitar , Leon Smith - Drums
Influences : Nirvana , Korn , Pearl Jam
Website : 
VOLUME CONFLICT
Volume Conflict links :
TWITTER
FACEBOOK
REVERBNATION
SOUNDCLOUD
YOUTUBE
iTUNES
INSTAGRAM
BANDCAMP
Upcoming live shows : Oct 25 Hermanus,ZA   @"Orca Live"
Latest release : Strawman (2014)


                                      Volume Conflict - Pointless Point
     http://www.reverbnation.com/volumeconflict/song/21813803-pointless-point




Fantastic and edgy melodic
metal that packs a punch !!
PRECIPHIST -  Tangability
Location : Manchester, New Hampshire
Genre : Rock
Band members : Timmy Rand - Vocals/Guitar , Lou Festo - Vocals/Guitar , Tim Perrin - Vocals/Bass , Michael Phi - Vocals/Percussion
Influences : 3 Doors Down , Alice In Chains , Buckcherry
Website : 
PRECIPHIST
PRECIPHIST links :
FACEBOOK
MYSPACE
REVERBNATION
YOUTUBE
Upcoming live shows : NA
Latest release : Press A First (2014)


                                          PRECIPHIST -  Tangability
        http://www.reverbnation.com/preciphistnation/song/6870261-tangability



Great vocals and lots of hooks from
this kickASS Canadian band !!
Polarity - Death Of A Song
Location : Mississauga, Ontario
Genre : Rock
Band members : Jasmine - Vocals , Mike Sitana -  Guitar , Jason Swait: Guitar , Matt Hamilton - Bass , Eric Zimmermann - Drums/Percussion
Influences : Paramore , Flyleaf , Evanescence
Website : 
POLARITY
Polarity links :
TWITTER
FACEBOOK
REVERBNATION
SOUNDCLOUD
YOUTUBE
TUMBLR
Upcoming live shows : Oct 17 Kitchener,ON,CA   @"The Cork Hall" , Nov 6 Mississauga,ON,CA   @"Failte Irish Pub" , Nov 22 Hamilton,ON,CA   @"Club Absinthe"
Latest release : Upcoming !!


                                          Polarity - Death Of A Song
         http://www.reverbnation.com/polarity/song/15116945-death-of-a-song



Keep on ROCKIN !!
Trike :-)

Monday, October 13, 2014

Vol 483 MONDAY METAL MADNESS !!

  
            MONDAY METAL MADNESS 



"LLB !! "Listen , Like , Buy" a song or Full album !! Links provided !! Some bands also offer free downloads of some of their music as well !!     Follow them on Twitter , Like them on FaceBook  You can also check your local record stores for their music & merchandise !! In Moncton drop in and see Karl at Frank's Music !!  Support "INDIE" music !! Support "LIVE" entertainment !! You don't only have a kickASS time , but you help support the artist too !! Check out these 3 great bands and enjoy !! Featured today : Devastator , Facing The Gallows & Dethonator !!  





Raw groove metal from the ROCK
that will rip your face off !!
Devastator - One More Altar
Location : Conception Bay, Newfoundland
Genre : Metal
Band members : Herb Simms ,Darryl Reddy , Joe Dolomont , Dwayne Whalen , T.J Dolomont
Influences : Pantera , Five Finger Death Punch , Lamb Of God
Website : 
DEVASTATOR
Devastator links :
TWITTER
FACEBOOK
REVERBNATION
BANDCAMP
YOUTUBE
iTUNES
Upcoming live shows : Oct 25 St Johns,NL,CA   @"Unity AA & Bar, Halloween Havoc IV"
Latest release : Fragile Messiah (2013)


                                             Devastator - One More Altar
http://www.reverbnation.com/theoriginaldevastator/song/16334604-one-more-altar




Killer metal that will shake
your bones to the core !!
Facing The Gallows - Doom
Location : Johannesburg, South Africa
Genre : Metal
Band members : Bryan - Vocals , Cadillac - Guitar/Vocals , Chase - Guitar , Ray - Bass , Victor - Drums
Influences : Enmity , Kill The Messenger , Pestroy
Website : 
FACING THE GALLOWS
Facing The Gallows links :
TWITTER
FACEBOOK
REVERBNATION
SOUNDCLOUD
MYSPACE
PURE VOLUME
BANDCAMP
YOUTUBE
Upcoming live shows : NA
Latest release : This Is Hate City (2012)


                                               Facing The Gallows - Doom
    http://www.reverbnation.com/facingthegallows/song/14477750-doom





XXXcellent heavy metal with a huge
chunk of prog and a thrashy edge !!
Dethonator - Blood Feud
Location : London, UK
Genre : Metal
Band members : Tris Lineker - Guitar/Vocals , Henry Brooks - Guitar/Vocals , Adam Lineker - Bass/Dethvox,
Tom Castleman - Drums
Influences : Iron Maiden , Metallica , Nightwish
Website : 
DETHONATOR
Dethonator links :
TWITTER
FACEBOOK
REVERBNATION
MYSPACE
YOUTUBE
BANDCAMP
Upcoming live shows : Oct 18 London,UK   @"Camden Hobgoblin" , Nov 29 London,UK   @"The Devonshire Arms" , May 16/2015 Keighley,UK   @"Diofest"
Latest release : Monuments To Dead Gods EP (2014)  **FREE** download !!
https://dethonator-uk.bandcamp.com/album/monuments-to-dead-gods


                                              Dethonator - Blood Feud
    http://www.reverbnation.com/dethonator/song/19452101-blood-feud



Keep on ROCKIN !!
Trike :-)