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A New Trixter Album Is Coming

Can you handle it? Trixter just signed to Frontiers. The band will release a new album next year! You know what this means, right? This means Trixter will likely play M3 (again). Here's the details on the new album:

Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the signing of TRIXTER for the worldwide release of the band’s reunion album in the spring of 2012!

Formed in Paramus, New Jersey during 1983, TRIXTER would learn their chops playing live in the club circuit around their hometown with the likes of SKID ROW and KIX, before eventually getting signed by Mechanic/MCA for their self-titled debut album in 1990, which spawned the Billboard Hits & # 1 MTV Videos "Give It To me Good," "One in a Million" and "Surrender" and went on to become gold. The band toured nationally during 1990-91 sold out arena tours with POISON, SCORPIONS and WARRANT. TRIXTER's second album, Hear! was released in October 1992, touring in support of KISS. Unfortunately the change of musical climate made it impossible for the band to keep going so, after the release of an independent covers album, the band called it quits in 1995.

TRIXTER finally announced the reunion of the original lineup in 2007. Since then the band played several shows, including a successful appearance at the Rocklahoma festival in 2008. "The band has been playing together for the last 4 years, so making a new record is the next logical step," tells guitarist Steve Brown. "We are all very excited: the new CD will be entitled New Audio Machine and is a classic style Melodic Hard Rock album. All the sounds people have loved about TRIXTER will be there... Great songs, big guitar riffs, catchy vocals and a huge bottom end. A total big rock production!"


Reader Comments (17)

hey that was Really Great article. It would be great to read something more about this matter. Thanks for the sharing.
December 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMen's health
Trixter never had a song chart higher than number 65 . Here are the songs and Billboard chart positions:

"Surrender" (#72)
"One In A Million" (#75)
"Give It To Me Good" (#65).

It has been rumored for weeks that Trixter may play M3. Also rumors that Night Ranger may turn up at M3.
December 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRock-It
Yeah, the music climate changed, and they were one of the reasons it did because of they and bands like 'em played crap like "Give It To Me Good". Metal Mediocrity at it's finest.

Look, I saw these guys 3rd row at M3 two Summers ago, and I'll be the first to admit -- They are total pro's. But let that be a lesson for us all to remember again -- You can have all the talent, chops and technical proficiency in the world, but if ya ain't got the songs, you ain't got bupkiss!

Spare me!
December 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
I seem to recall that Trixter played while a massive storm rolled in and the ROK staff left people to deal with it as best they could. Hardly what you'd call 'successful', even if it was not their fault.
December 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristian
Looks like we need CAPTCHA again to stop the spammers....
December 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristian
This does not excite me, but I will certainly check it out. When this band came out, I totally bought the tape and liked it..but I have to agree with the previous posts. They never really had big hit songs...

Who else is rumored to play M3
December 16, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbrian L
Remember, Brian L, it's not whether you have "hit" songs or not. It's about having GREAT songs. I keep tryin' to tell you guys, there are so many bands out there from that era who never got signed yet are 10x better than most of the usual suspects we are constantly dancing on the head of a band pin about.


p.s. Go over to, look up "eBay Rarities" in the left menu bar and look 'em up on that site by clicking on each album title. You will suffer from sticker shock but don't let that stop you from finding out about and listening to these great bands. Once you click on the title, an image of the album cover artwork is then displayed with the year of release, band member listings, the label name (usually self-released) and comments by people like us who, you will quickly realize, know WAY more about 80's/Early 90's Glam Metal and "Melodic Hard Rock", the title given to the Genre for people who can't face calling it "Hair Metal", hahaha!!! Said, but true -- just ask the poseurs of Trixter. After you explore each band on the list of rarities, also known as the "Holy Grails of Hair Metal", writing down the ones you think you might find interesting based on the info on Heavy Harmonies, go on YouTube and start listening. Most of 'em are on there. Here's but a sampler of some you can check out who I happen to think are astonishingly good -- White Eagle, "Bustin' A*s", which is Ultra-Mega Rare but was just listed on eBay for $1,500 (told ya you would freak), Kidd Wikkid (not Sebastian Bach's first band -- though you can hear those demos on YouTube, also), Eli, Brass Kitten (who Allyson did a post on not too long ago), Pharoah, Theatre, Jillson, Tattoo, Luv Junkies, Slick Lilly, K.K. Wilde, Creamhouse, Schoolboy Crush, Sgt. Roxx, Kid Cyote, Bad Fashion, My Band, Hard Knox, Concrete Jungle, Fire Dept., Cleavage, Big Bang Babies (another Al post, I believe), De-Ja-Vu, Reckless Youth, V2, Sinnocence, Pretty Wicked, Submytion, Sweet Lips, Cuttlass, Damzel, Blaz-On, Chainless, Adrenalin Kick, Foxx, Chain Gang, Squealer, Raquel, Audio Mob, Zaza, Icon, Hot Boy, Harpo, Scarlett, Wittnezz, Lorraine, Spellbound, Roxxi (Al post), Cadillac Bratz, New Tattoo, Dr. Sin, Barracuda, Vengeance, Dirty Lips, Dezire, Raw Trixx, Touris, Masquerade and Wicked Kin, to name but a few. Happy Hunting but make sure you come back for a REAL discussion. Wake Up, people, THIS is Rock'n'Roll!
December 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Ahhh. Trixter at Rocklahoma. I still recall fist-pumping to "Give it to Me Good" from underneath my umbrella as the storm was blowing in. I think that was the last song then everyone ran for cover.

Not one of my favorite bands but they have some catchy songs. But give them credit for having original lineup intact and trying to put out new music.

Hope they rock M3 again!
December 16, 2011 | Unregistered Commenternc rocker
I never cared for Trixter, they seemed more like a pop band that had long hair than anything. I remember hearing a project that Brown did after that was alright.
MB, thanks for that link. Awesome amounts of info.
December 17, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterscott whitt
Metal boy. i agree with the 'no hits' thing too. Most of my music was never a HIT or will be. I think I was pointing to a previous post.
Thanks for sharing all those bands. you rock
December 17, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbrian L
Cool, boyz! Yeah, man, welcome to The Holy Grails of Hair Metal! You will love MOST of the bands featured on that site
December 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Had a chance to see these guys a year ago in their hometown over Thanksgiving weekend. They put on a helluva show. Maybe they were never hardcore metal, but a lot of their songs still kick ass. Doesn't take much talent to post stuff on the internet, though, now does it?
December 17, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteroper8n
You would know, Oper8n. I SAID they were pro's. I saw 'em point blank at M3. But they suffer from the same thing Mr. Big does -- Chronic Boringness! They may have talent as musicians but zilch when it comes to songwriting.

The only good thing I have by these guys (and, unfortunately, I have it all except anything past '94), is their terrific cover of "Dirty Deeds". Seriously, aside from that, they are one of THE BIGGEST Rock Fails in Modern History.

Mr. Big -- same deal -- BORING except one song -- "Addicted To That Rush".

Otherwise, let's call it a draw between these two bands for Most Boring 80's Hard Rock Band!
December 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
And one more thing, Oper8n -- we are the listener. We don't need the talent. That's needed by the bands we are listening to!
December 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Metalboy: very nice reply. I guess it's ok to have differing opinions; I thought Trixter did a great job when I saw them. Will have to check out the site/bands that you listed. As hair band fans, we are lucky a lot of these guys are still alive to put out anything. Merry Christmas, everyone.
December 18, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteroper8n
Have a Very Metal Holiday, Oper8n and All who are still commenting on this one.

Yeah, Oper8n. Check out all of those bands. It'll be one of the biggest presents you could get yet -- To break free of the chains of our vicious cycle of only talking about what amounts to the same 16 bands over and over again and go out there into the unknown to Bring Back Glam! in 2012 even more so than ever before!
December 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Trixter was actually performing a GNR song when the ROK storm of 08 crashed the party. It was complete insanity! Steve Brown and the guys really had some great songs to go with all the talent but timing is everything and there time was definitely cut short. I'm thrilled that they are actually doing a new Trixter album and should sound great. Give it to me.
January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRNRair1

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