House of Rock presents Prophets of Addiction
Prophets Of Addiction, Primer Grey, Shallow Deep
11445 Pulaski Hwy
White Marsh, MD, 21162
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Prophets Of Addiction
Every once in a great – and blessed – while, a band comes along that encapsulates everything that's great about rock-n-roll. The Prophets of Addiction is that band. These guys are so authentic and such masters at what they do that it's like some mad scientist extracted the pure essence from their genre – Mötley Crüe, Guns N' Roses, The Ramones, Hanoi Rocks, LA Guns, Lords of the New Church and all the best glam/punk bands – and gave rise to The Prophets of Addiction. With songs that will play in your head long after the CD stops and looks that kill, The Prophets of Addiction are the total package. It's been way too long for a band like POA to come to us lovers of metal, mascara and musical mayhem. Their debut album "Babylon Boulevard" brings back those freewheeling, whiskey soaked, halcyon days (nights, really) when the Sunset Strip hosted countless punk/metal mash-up bands looking to hit the big time – and, of course, all the girls, girls, girls they could get.
Fast forward to 2010, when POA formed, and this era lives on in the new millennium. The Prophets of Addiction are: lead singer and bass player Lesli Sanders, Jimmy Mess on drums and Ty Mcdonald and Tchad Drats on guitar. Sanders produced the CD. Made for what he does, Sanders seems to have been birthed from the very womb of the LA glam scene. He attracted many new fans while playing in several highly influential national acts in the past– and partying as hard as he jammed onstage. After a while, the drugs and booze got to be too much and he returned to his hometown. Now in his fifth year of being free of those addictions, Sanders puts his all into his music and it shows. The primary songwriter among the Prophets, he starts with a riff or tune and the whole band jumps in to craft the song. Sanders writes the lyrics, and through his writing he tells his stories. "Babylon Boulevard" shows this in myriad ways. Musically, every track is markedly different from the next but with a common thread of swagger and strut.
They pulled in some big names for their debut album and the production value of "Babylon Boulevard" is top notch. Phil Soussan did the mixing: his long resume includes playing bass with Ozzy Osbourne and co-writing Ozzy's hit "Shot in the Dark." The CD was mastered by Dave Hillis, whose work can be heard in albums ranging from Pearl Jam to Queensryche.
The debut CD has garnered nothing but praise throughout the press, and industry insiders are claiming Prophets Of Addiction have what it takes to make a lasting impact on the music scene for years to come. The band has successfully completed tours of Europe, Australia, as well as the USA. Plans are currently underway for a return to Europe in Spring of 2013.
Original Rock Music out of Southern Maryland
Est. 2004. Released an album "Ammunition" in July 2006. Band of the month April 2009 at radio station 98 Rock in Baltimore. Thank you Matt Davis! This honor included a drive time interview along with daily spins the entire month. Played shows up and down the east coast from Buffalo, NY - St. Augustine, FL. It's been a blast and Travers and myself are looking to do it all over again. Minus the alcohol and drama this time.
Been around (off and on) for the last 10 years or so and we're coming back with some new songs. Along with playing the classics too.
Live shows, meeting awesome folks and of course serenading women with distorted guitars and heavy drums.