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New Band Alert - Bloody Heels

Posted on Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments22 Comments

Want some new Glam? Enter Bloody Heels from Northern Europe. This new band actually took the time to produce a high quality video for their song "Hungry For Your Love." I believe these guys have a lot of potential. They surely wear their love for Glam on their collective sleeves, right? Just check out their hair, clothes... and guitar solos!


Reader Comments (22)

Again, I dig it and I love that they are keeping rock n roll alive. But again what I said before, I don't like it when bands are an exact interpretation of their influences. And again thats why I love Black Veil Brides so much. They wear their influence on their sleeves but they make it their own. Haha my rant is over.
December 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDj
This is not a knock against these guys, just my own personal preferences coming into play...I've never been a fan of that AOR style of rock. As soon as I heard that little keyboard intro, I knew I wasn't going to like the song. I know that AOR has a big fan base, I'm just not into it myself.
December 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBob
Looks and sounds like it was pulled right out of 1987.I'm with Ally in that these guys do show promise. Like Bob said, it's definitely AOR tinged, but at least there are some guitar histrionic's present. The whammy bar dive bomb ,some muted hand palmed harmonics, and obligatory tapping in the solo. These guys were definitely heavily influenced by the 80's "guitar hero's" (God I hate that term. LOL)
December 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGary
I don't hate it, I just don't like it very much. Not to be harsh, but being a Survivor-like band isn't gonna go very far. I'm going to guess they are relatively young & just haven't found something that makes them unique, yet. Let me know when they do.
December 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAce Steele
I agree with Ace. Its really good, but it needs to be more unique.
December 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDj
I like it,,I don't like their name.dumb
December 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJimbo
Ha, Jimbo! I LOVE their name!

However, I'm with Ace and DJ. Nothing terribly unique going on here.

Still, I think Allyson is right in that they show a lot of potential.

And I know what ya mean with the whole AOR thing, Bob and Gary, though Ace, these guys aren't as far gone as Survivor down that path.

For me, though, the main problem isn't lack of originality or too many keyboards. It's really the guy's voice more than anything that's holding BLOODY HEELS. If he had a higher, ballsier voice, like say, the dude fronting STATION (Amazing Rock-It!), it would take them a lot further. Then they would just need better songwriting.

Regardless, what the hell, I am glad to see them faithfully carrying the torch to Bring Back Glam!
December 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Metalboy.. I went back & gave it another listen... You're right about the Lead vocal...Ballsier... THAT is the problem! It sounds "neutered" at every corner. A lot of half-hearted performances from every member. NOTHING jumps out. It's so BLAND!

If they had any shred of conviction in their performances, they'd sound like NASTY IDOLS or something. Which would be an improvement.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVjJU1cQrmM
December 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAce Steele
Very boring sounds like a million other songs.bands like these guys are the reason why 80s rock died. Boring and unoriginal.
December 27, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterglamrockerarchie
I'm shocked everybody doesn't love this new hair band. They sound just like the hair band Kix that everybody here seems to love. The only difference is that the Bloody Heels song has keyboards. Bloody Heels is straight up hair ala Kix. These guy's must be huge Kix fans and possibly Europe. This song is the perfect mix of those two hair bands style.
December 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDevon
I love Kix because they were more original. Im just waiting for a band to go balls out. The next Motley, the next Nirvana, or the next Black Sabbath. Time to reinvent.
December 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDj
Patience, DJ... Patience... 2014 is bound to have some surprises. ;)
December 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAce Steele
That would be really cool Dj but I highly doubt any new band will ever again have any kind of impact like any of those bands.

Nobody really buys CD's anymore.
There will be no more landmark albums.
No more real rock stars (Kurt Cobain being the last one & he's been dead for almost 20 years). "Nevermind" was the last CD to come out and shake things up (close to 23 years ago). All the successful Creed's & Nickleback's since have been safe/predictable.

Teens were the major factor as to why all of the bands we love had huge success in the past.

Back in the day when bands blew up it was because teens went out in droves to but the new album/tape/CD.
Teens used to buy magazines like Metal Edge, Rip and Creem etc. We wanted to know everything about the bands.

Holding a album/tape/CD w/badass covers, cool band pictures & rebellious lyrics to look at is a lot more exciting way to spread the word about a band to your friends.
Having a tiny device w/random songs on it doesn't hold the same allure.

MTV was a major factor in the rise of all the big 80's/early 90's metal bands & "Headbangers Ball" was the show to watch.
MTV today only plays music videos from 4AM to 6AM & every single one is either rap or club music & sadly "Teen Mom" is the show to watch.

Most teens these days could care less if they bought another CD & only care about buying a disposable song for $1 to put on there Ipod or MP3 player or whatever.

Everything new is so disposable these days to where nothing is special anymore. When you hear about some new band having a big selling itunes song, it's just something you hear, it's not tangible. Buying the physical copy of a bands album made it special. Still to this day I can remember what store I bought "Dr Feelgood" from or how I skipped school to buy "In Utero". Nobody's gonna look back fondly on the time they downloaded some song while sitting at home.

Music isn't as special as it used to be.
It's all about the total package, the CD, the posters hanging on your bedroom wall that you ripped out of metal magazines, MTV being all about the music etc. Looking at stuff on the internet doesn't give off the same energy.
That's why Nirvana was the last band to give metal a kick in the ass. Soon after Kurt committed suicide "Headbangers Ball" was cancelled and MTV started airing reality shows and less videos. All the metal magazines started going out of business. N Sync and Backstreet Boys became all the rage and now rap and country have ruled the charts for more than a decade. Most teens now ask "Are you a DJ' instead "Do you play guitar"

It's going to take something ridiculously special for a metal band to really shake things up like the greats of yesterday.
December 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJakki Steal
You took the words right out of my mouth Jakki!
I'm pretty confident we will never see another band change and shape the course of rock like the Sex Pistols did in the 70's. Motley did in the 80's. Nirvana did in the 90's. This has been the longest drought in the history of rock. All those bands had a certain mystery and edge to them, we haven't seen the likes of in 15/20 years.
December 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPenn T Graham
Guyz, Guyz, Guyz! Hold your Hair Metal Horses!!!...

Granted, there's no new Glam Metal being played on MTV or it's sister stations but you DO have "Metal Mania" airing for hours late night quite frequently on VH1Classic along with "That Metal Show" which has it's moments.

Also, there are tons of great new bands like Crash Diet, Black Veil Brides, The Treatment, The Darkness and Reckless Love, etc. that are ROCKIN'!

At least we can ROCK OUT to them while we wait for the next Cobain.
December 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Jakki you said that perfectly. These days music is so disposable and everybody is so fake. I wasn't around in the 80s and early 90s for when people were religious about music. I feel as I am still the only one that is. There is a small group of us now, that go to the record store and buy albums. Everybody downloads as much music as they can, but it is so disposable and they pay a dollar or 99 cents for something that will be thrown away. I use Itunes sometimes when I get a gift card to it, but I buy the whole album, more recently I bought the Black Veil Brides EP, the newest Korn album, and Davey Suicide's debut (Also if you haven't heard of them, check them out, totally has a rockin, almost Manson vibe goin on) I am losing hope for my generation, because only a few of us actually care about music. Sorry I rant a lot.
December 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDj
It is true that Cobain was one of the last "rockstars" that term is overused and given to everybody. F**K that! The only rockstars I can think of nowdays making a splash, is maybe Andy from Black Veil Brides, Dave Grohl, and Corey Taylor.
December 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDj
DJ, I love you, but to put those guys on the same plane as Cobain is laughable. Why, the three of them put together don't come anywhere near one pinky's worth of Cobain's talent OR Rockstar qualities.
December 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
What I meant was, they were the three closest. Nirvana by far kicks their ass as does Cobain. They are just the three closest.
December 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDj
I like the Black Veil Brides but that guy singin' isn't 1/1000th of the poet or talent Cobain was.

Corey Who?

And the closest Grohl ever got to Cobain was standin' next to him during the band photo ops.
December 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!

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