DD Rand Former “Ravage” Guitarist (Shrapnel Records) has recruited lead vocalist “Stew Plouvier” for his latest release, a four song EP titled Karmageddon. “Stews vocals add a new dimension to DD Rand’s already powerful solo material” quotes Jeffrey A Swanson, President of Dark Star Records. The song Karmageddon will also be included in the movie and on the Soundtrack to Jezebeth 2 “Hour of the Gun” Directed by Damien Dante. The New EP is now available on iTunes and wherever digital music is sold via Dark Star Records and Sony Music.
The DD Rand Band is: Stew Plouvier-Lead Vocals, Paul Pike-Bass,
Dave Helzer-Drums, DD Rand all Guitars, Songwriting and Lyrics
Guitarist DD Rand and Lead Vocalist Kyle Michaels from the 80s Hard Rock/Metal band Ravage out of Chicago have come together to release their new single “Rails of Steel”. This amazing rock ballad mixes layers of acoustic guitars and then it slams into the wall of sound followed by an epic guitar solo. But, what really takes this song “Rails of Steel” to the next level is the incredible vocals of Kyle Michaels. Kyle Michaels has performed with the Geezer Butler Band who was the legendary bass player for (Black Sabbath) and also, Guitar Virtuoso Masi (Lion Music), Plus of course the 80’s metal sensation Ravage (Shrapnel Records / Dark Star Records). DD Rand and Kyle Michaels prove once again that they have what it takes to make a rock ballad of epic proportions. Dark Star Records and SGL Entertainment are already making plans to place the song in some upcoming movies and television shows. DD Rand currently has deals with Dark Star Records, Shrapnel Records and Retrospect Records.
Dark Star Records has some great new digital single releases for November and December. First off we have Inferno by Grigori 3, this new single will give you a taste of what the new album “On Your Six” sounds like. Alot more heavy than their previous release “Exile” and these new tracks are all produced by Grigori 3 and Matt Mercado of Sonic Palace Studios, available 11/15/11. Second up we have the new single from DD Rand “Rails of Steel” which features the vocals of Kyle Michaels who was the lead signer for the Geezer Butler Band, Masi, Platinum and Ravage. DD Rand who was also in Ravage joined forces with Kyle once again to release one of the best rock ballads of the year, Rails of Steel, available 11/29/11. Next up we have the new techno trance single from DJ Swan. Always on the cutting edge and ready to try something new, DJ Swan created this new seven minute dance club anthem with only an iPod touch. Already getting rave reviews, The Night Sky by DJ Swan will most certainly be a big seller for the label, available 12/13/11. And, last up we have the new long awaited first single from “Blackfinger” titled “All The Leaves Are Brown”. Blackfinger features Ex-Trouble vocalist Eric Wagner who is a major player in the Doom Rock World. This is only the first single from the new full length album that is set to drop worldwide in 2012. The album and the single were both mixed and produced by Vincent Wojno (Testament, Trouble) and is sure to win over any true Trouble Fans out there, available 11/22/11.
We are pleased to announce that DD Rand, original lead guitarist from the 80s Hard Rock/Metal band Ravage out of Chicago has inked a deal with Dark Star Records. DD Rand’s guitar style mixes bone crunching guitar rifts with screaming leads. His songs are loaded with catchy choruses influenced by classic 80’s rock but with a modern high caliber production level. DD Rand currently has deals with Shrapnel and Retrospect Records. And now with his latest digital release “venom in Denim” out on Dark Star Records, DD Rand will once again take the world by storm.
Musicians on the album include: DD Rand – lead guitar/lead vocals, Paul Pike – Bass, Matt Udall – Bass, Tim Strunk- Bass, Larry Cornwall – lead vocals/drums, Dave Helzer – Drums, Henry Hartman – Drums, Doug Herschbach – Drums.
The New Album “Venom in Denim” is now available on iTunes: