Monday, June 8, 2009

PAUL SHORTINO CD RELEASE PARTY IN VEGAS!!

Paul Shortino will be hosting his own Cd Release Party at the Ovation Lounge with Las Vegas' own rockers Sin City Sinners Saturday June 27th at the Green Valley Ranch. His new Cd called "Chasing My Dream" Comes out June 26th on Metal Haven Records!!

A great review of the Cd is from www.therighttorock.com:


Shortino - Chasing My Dream

Shortino - Chasing My DreamPaul Shortino is another one of those great vocalists that doesn’t get the recognition that he deserves. Paul has sung with cult favorites Rough Cutt as well as Quiet Riot. Paul has also put out some stellar releases with guitarist J.K. Northrup - Back on Track and Afterlife. Other than the aforementioned projects, Paul has kept himself busy over the years, by putting out some bluesier material as well as contributing to tribute compilations, but has yearned to get back to his heavy roots. With the release of Sacred Place in 2002, Paul re-established himself as one of the strongest voices in heavy rock. The project was originally envisioned as a Rough Cutt reunion, but unfortunately it never materialized. What came out of it was a great record and a renewed love for heavy music.

Chasing My Dream marks Paul’s latest project and newest collaboration, with producer/guitarist Michael Voss (Casanova, Silver). Paul originally began this project with guitarist Ira Black (Lizzy Borden, ex-Vicious Rumors), but due to Ira’s commitment to Lizzy, he had to drop out of the project. Chasing My Dream is probably the heaviest thing Paul has done since the first Rough Cutt record, which is apparent from the first couple of tracks Remember You and To the Cross. These tunes are fueled by heavy riffs and catchy melodies and to top it off, Paul sounds great! The majority of the record has a Rough Cutt vibe to it, and it could have also been a RC reunion record as well. At this point, my favorite track is a haunting ballad, called Missing. This acoustic based track, begins with a prelude which gets heavier as it progresses. The song’s dark undertones mixed with the melodisism will give you chills.

The first part of the CD has a heavy vibe to it but around the middle of the CD it becomes more of a melodic hard rock record. My only critique is that I wish Michael Voss’ guitars were a bit heavier. Had the guitars had the punch that the material did when Ira Black played on it, then I believe the songs would have been that much more powerful. The only other thing is that the production is spotty in areas. All in all a solid record from one of rock’s greatest voices.

Bottom Line: Solid hard rock with a heavy vibe to it. Memorable songs with great melody.

Standout Tracks: Remember You, Missing, To the Cross and Alone They Ride.

More info here:

Paul Shortino to release 'Chasing My Dream' on June 26th through Metal Heaven Records (www.metalheaven.net)

US singer PAUL SHORTINO is well-known for his huge back catalogue which includes a couple of Hard Rock classic releases with his bands ROUGH CUTT and QUIET RIOT but also from him as a solo artist.

Paul Shortino To Release Chasing My Day On June 26th


Shortino's newest collaboration is an album with world reknown producer Michael Voss (Casanova, Silver). Shortino adds, "The new tracks are amazing. I have a renewed inspiration to write and record music that comes from within. I am looking forward to touring and performing the new material for all the fans. We have a smokin' hot band that can really deliver and put on a show. Quite honestly, I can't wait."


Chasing My Dream Tracklist:
1.Remember You (MP3 sample)
2.To The Cross
3.Prelude Missing
4.Missing
5.Nocturnal
6.Side FX
7.Alone They Ride
8.Chasing Your Dream (MP3 sample)
9.Great Dreamer (MP3 sample)
10.Take My Heart And Run
11.Promises
12.Plan Of Attack (Bonus Track)


PAUL SHORTINO - Vocals
MICHAEL VOSS - Guitars
ROLAND BERGMANN (MAD MAX) - Bass on: GREAT DREAMER, ALONE THEY RIDE, MISSING, TAKE MY HEART AND RUN
MICHAEL MUELLER (JADED HEART) - Bass on: SUNSHINE OF YOUR LOVE, REMEMBER YOU, SIDE FX, TO THE CROSS
JOHNNY DOUGLAS (K2) - Lead guitars on PLAN OF ATTACK
RALF HEYNE (DOC HEYNE,BISS) - all guitars on GREAT DREAMER

This is going to be one you dont want to miss!!!!
Pauls Myspace:
www.myspace.com/paulshortino
" I Believe" Paul Shortino's The Cutt w/ Jimmy Crespo

1 comment:

LyricMuse said...

I can't believe no one ever commented on this. He is one of the greatest metal vocalist's of all time. Thanks for sharing this, even if I'm a little late in replying