Melody meets musicianship in classic hard rock merger on debut CD
#2 Most Added at CMJ; #5 Most Added at FMQB
â€œA breathing, live sound that will remind you of when music was played by bands.â€ â€“ Guitar Player
CLIFTON, NJ â€“ Heavy without the metal and meticulous in its musicianship, INFERNOPHONIC returns the swaggering spirit and soulful splendor to hard rock in a funked-up, female-fronted fury on its debut CD, Spark It Up.
Hailed by Guitar Player for â€œa breathing, live sound that will remind you of when music was played by bandsâ€ and praised by Guitar World for exploring â€œrich melodic and lyrical topics,â€ Spark It Up already is charting at FMQB and CMJ, debuting, respectively, at #5 Most Added and #2 Most Added on hard rock radio.
INFERNOPHONICis a real musicianâ€™s band, pummeling rockâ€™s current conventions with a wallop reserved for the hard-hitting giants of the past four decades. Stacking contemporary influences such as Red Hot Chili Peppers and Audioslave on a firm foundation of forefathers Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple, the ferocious foursome is headed by ringmaster Kevin Bolembach (Non-Fiction) on bass and head-turning newcomer Elaine Tuttle on lead vocals, a â€œred hot singerâ€ (Guitar World) who â€œconjures comparisons to Grace Slick, Ann Wilson and other ballsy bansheesâ€ (Music Connection). Fortifying the attack are the lightning licks of guitarist Pat Piegari (Lourds) and the deep, dirty backbeat of drummer Ross Kantor.
After two years of burning up the Northeast with their incendiary live shows, INFERNOPHONIC was asked to record Spark It Up by Alan Evans of Soulive. Evans brought the band into world-famous Applehead Studios in Woodstock, NY (Coheed & Cambria, King Crimson, Medeski Martin & Wood) to plug into its coveted vintage gear, clandestine recording techniques, and cutting edge mixing technologies. Those studio qualities held special meaning for Bolembach, a self-professed gear head who is also founder and president of Godlyke, Inc., an equipment company obsessed with tonal quality. It should come as no surprise that Spark It Up is a sonic smorgasbord that will leave every musician wondering: â€œHow did they get that tone?â€
Able to melt and meld a diverse audio arsenal to create a new sonic experience, INFERNOPHONIC is a breed apart. Spark It Up is sure to ignite the molten core within any hard rock fan, regardless of age, by a band that is glorious in all its heavenly rage.