Review Request: Loaded Billy - Legend [ Hard Rock/Stoner Rock]

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Dear media partners,

I thought you might be interested in reviewing Loaded Billy's album "Legend".

"Legend," an 11-track album, transcends the mere compilation of singles, offering a cohesive listening journey reminiscent of classic rock albums from the 70s and 80s. Its semi-conceptual narrative revolves around two individuals from rural backgrounds seeking a better life in the city, only to encounter tragedy and love, their stories intertwined with modern themes of exploitation, youth disenfranchisement, and mental health. Musically, it boasts heavy guitar riffs, melodic solos, thunderous drums, and clear vocals, crafting a timeless experience. With seven tracks surpassing six minutes, the album seamlessly flows, each song contributing to the overarching narrative. A cover of Budgie's "I Turn to Stone" pays homage to Burke Shelly, receiving acclaim from Budgie's founding member and drummer. Recorded and mixed at Loudtoys Studio, produced by Willi Gutwein, engineered by Sam Gutwein, and mastered by Rick O'Neil, "Legend" stands as a testament to impeccable production and stellar performances, earning praise from the UK’s Powerplay Rock & Metal magazine.

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You can stream the album here and download it here

The album's digital release date is May 3rd, 2024.

Check out the video for "Boys Run Wild":


"Legend" cover and tracklist:


1. Devil Holds the Tin
2. Boys Run Wild
3. Darkness Falls
4. Scarlet
5. Creatures of the Night
6. Demerol Dream
7. Diablo 1-2-3
8. Soul Taker
9. I turn to Stone
10. Shotgun Afternoon
11. Swamp Moon


Loaded Billy is an Adelaide-based classic hard rock – stoner rock band. Their sound owes much to the NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) movement and is reminiscent of classic "British Steel" era Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, early Def Leppard, and bands like Budgie. The music is an amalgam of great melodies, awesome vocals, big riff-driving guitars, and a pounding kick-arse rhythm section with songs that explore a variety of topics about people and the world.
Audiences know it’s Loaded Billy as soon as they hear that first riff, high-powered rock that’s alive and well in the 21st century. Described by audiences and fellow musicians as ‘insanely talented’ – ‘stadium rock’ – ‘unique’ – ‘an emotional experience’ Their songs are entrenched in a rich musical background: their stage presence imbues an energy that consumes the audience … its toe tappin', head banging, riff-driven pleasure.

Meet the Band:
Willi Gutwein – Drums, Percussion,
Jimi James - Main Vocalist, Acoustic Guitars,
Ucan Ashtar - Electric Guitars
Gary Standley – Bass Guitars, Backing Vocals
Cindy Brown – Second Vocalist

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