I've got a new band obsession, glam fans. It's JackViper, hailing from the beautiful U.K.
Just like Vains of Jenna, JackViper formed in 2005.
If you're not familiar, allow me to introduce the boys in JackViper. Already, vocalist Jay R, guitarist Eddie Shredder, bassist Davey Kiss and drummer Dan Ferlanger have performed with some major glam acts like Vixen and L.A. Guns. (I think the name Eddie Shredder automatically means you're way cool and way glam, but that's just me).
Unfortunately the boys in JackViper remained unsigned, but that doesn't stop them from releasing new mini-EPs every few months.
If you head to www.jackviper.com you can download or order an EP for free.
MetalHammer magazine gives JackViper many kudos for a unique, sleazy sound. In fact, here's an excerpt of the glowing article:
"What do they sound like? Like Motley Crue riffs pre Girls, Girls, Girls. Like Faster Pussycat's singer Taime Downe [sic]. Like Skid Row's Sebastian Bach with his lascivious and misogynistic potty mouth. Sleazy Trashy hard rock that walks the talk at the speed of Motorhead and the intensity of GnR."
Wow! That's a lot to live up to but from what I've heard, JackViper delivers.
I can't wait for these guys to get some money so they can jump across the pond and tour here in the U.S.
Hopefully hordes of positive press, an energetic street team and relentless club dates will lead to an album deal for JackViper. They deserve it, and the rock world needs a good kick in the pants.
If you'd like to hear a quick sample of the good time rock that is JackViper, visit www.myspace.com/jackviper05.