Dark Star Records is pleased to announce that the Sophomore album from Supergroup Shooting Hemlock “Color Spackled Empty” has just been released digitally worldwide via Dark Star Records and Sony Entertainment. Shooting Hemlock Was the brainchild of manager Brad Keene Who had worked with guitar player Joe Stump (Boston Mass.) on his solo projects. Brad wanted to put together a band comprised of members from different regions of the country, and with the addition of Jeff Tortora (Blue Man Group) and Jimmy Puma (Syracuse N, Y.,) Brad had the monster rhythm section he had been searching for. Both Jeff and Jim were playing with Joey Belladonna from Anthrax at that time, Brad then set his sights on a lead vocalist to fill the last remaining slot in the line up, enter Brian Troch (Chicago IL.), who just had left the Band Cyclone Temple. What ensued was a mixture of styles and influences that made a very different but awesome sound. The band wrote all their material via mail and e-mail and flew into one central location (Boston) to rehearse, do pre production work and record the actual tracks, Brian would eventually move to Boston and the project for “two albums” was finished. After many years in the making, Dark Star Records and Sony Music released the first of two albums “Big Green Monster” landing them at #30 on the CMJ charts. Now, a year later we bring you “Color Spackled Empty”. Shooting Hemlock’s new sophomore album is now available at hundreds of online digital retailers worldwide including itunes.
Shooting Hemlock is: Brian Troch (Vocals), Joe Stump (Guitars), Jeff Tortora (Drums), Jimmy Puma (Bass)
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