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You wish you were as cool as Damone.

The band has sweet guitar riffs, heavy bass lines and a chick singer! Make that a chick singer with dark hair.

Damone formed a couple years ago around Boston. After some hard work they ended up on the Island label. I have to say I found Damone by a fluke. I was clicking through Myspace pages. Click, click, click until I come upon someone or something I don't know. The band had a song featured on Madden 2007 which helped make them sort of famous. (I looked that up by the way. I never play video games). They've had some songs on soundtracks too...and I imagine they are popular with the kiddies.

Anyway, I bought the album Out Here All Night, featuring the song "Outta My Way" which Damone wrote about Poison. Not every Damone song is overtly Glam. There's alternative and nu-metal here too. Some other tracks I dig on Out Here All Night are "You're the One" and "What We Came Here For."

The main thing is that the songs just don't suck. I can't be any more blunt than that. Quite frankly, I'm sick of music sounding the same. It's like with every new album I feel like I've heard it all before. Maybe that's just what happens after you've listened to so much music. At any rate, discovering Damone was an unlikely lifeline. I'll take Damone over a lot of bands any day - and yeah, that sure as hell includes the posers Hinder.

Here's "Out Here All Night"

Here's "What We Came Here For" (live)

Photo credit: Via Damone Myspace. No copyright assumed.

Reader Comments (20)

they are pretty awesome
December 19, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercrüe düde
Damone is great, I've had the chance to see them live a couple of times. The drummer is a huge hair metal fan and can hold his own in a conversation about the Bulletboys, Skid Row, L.A. Guns, etc.
December 19, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterchip
I'm not really a big fan of bands with chick singers, but I've always loved "the posers Hinder." I don't get what your problem is with them.
December 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRachel
yeah...i'm baffled about your blatant issue with hinder. i'm not a hinder superfan or anything, but you are really on their balls.

deny an interview request? each their own, i guess.

keep up the good work. (throwin' horns)
December 19, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercruefreak9
Damone rules! got this album when it came out in '06 and can't wait for the new one!
December 19, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterlajustice77
love em. good live too... hopefully they'll find a deal for their new cd
December 19, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterstuff
Damone is great...saw them live opening for Butch Walker a few years back, and he joined them on stage for a version of Lita's "Kiss Me Deadly"...pretty cool...

I'm worried their next album won't be in the same vein though? I hope I'm proved wrong :)

PS- I don't care for Hinder either...
December 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJF
I don't like chick singers that much.

I'll listen to Hinder over this anyday.
Oh, and I'll listen to Hinder over Britney Spears too.
December 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMakel
Ahhh!! I love this. Damone are fabulous! Like JF, I saw them opening for Butch Walker (who is amazing) in 2005. I also saw them once on their own.

I don't typically like female singers either, but "Out Here All Night" is great from start to finish. So catchy and fun.

(Why is everyone still mad about Hinder? Apparently, Allyson, you're not allowed to have an opinion...)
December 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLisa
I'm not denying Allyson's right to have an opinion. It's her website, she can say what she wants. But I have a right to my own opinion as well.
December 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRachel
December 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCapt. Rock
Fuck yes to this band. Great band, great album. I think Island dropped them, unfortunately... haven't heard anything new in a while.
December 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterVince Neilstein
I like these guys, never heard of them before. Keep throwing out new stuff.
December 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBob
Their new album "Roll The Dice" finally dropped. Picked it up off iTunes just the other day & it's pretty good. The guys actually sing lead on a few songs for all the I-hate-chick-singers crowd.
January 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdvdjedi
I came across this band randomly on, and immediately bought the CD. Awesome band that needs another CD!
January 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Metal Jesus
This band rocks! one of my friend pointed them out to me last year and i've been obsessed ever since!
January 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDani
I picked up the album "Out Here All Night" a few years back after hearing a song on the radio. I think it's great, looking forward to finding their new album. I've always thought a female singer in a metal band was a great combination.
February 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercrispy
Hey, I like Damone. They have a great mix of sounds like the band members. Hey, didn't EVERYONE know there is a band called The Organ Beats with Noelle in it? Just look up the .com of the same name. "Sleep when we're dead" sounds like harsh lyrics for ANY song, but it's good! I'm not surprised.
February 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGlenn Rollins
Yeah i`ve heard that Noelle`s altern project, "The Organ Beats" its pretty good, but Damone kicks ass! may be i am the only one on this country who know them or like them i am mexican
April 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGranate_SOAD
they suck after their first album
October 8, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpud-stuffer

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