Hotel Diablo



STYLE: Hard Rock

PROFILE: Hotel Diablo has captured Hollywood’s darker side with the release of their full-length debut album “The Return To Psycho, California”. The album, produced by Gilby Clarke (Guns N’ Roses, Rockstar Supernova) with additional production by Matt Starr (Ace Frehley, Beautiful Creatures).

Every once in a blue moon a band comes along and makes you take notice.
This newly formed California based act is comprised of veteran musicians that know exactly what they want.
And what they want, their mission, is simply Rock You hard. You may remember vocalist Rick Stitch from his stint with Adler’s Appetite. Rick reminds me in attitude of a young Steven Tyler or Axl Rose, although not in his way of sing or tone. He handles a set of pipes that have a huge vocal range and draws you right in with his electrifying melodic timbre.
Guitarist Alex Grossi delivers a compact bunch of impressive guitar riffs on this recording, finding much more room to articulate his six-string abilities than in the previous bands in which has been involved.
And a remarkable pillar in this band is the rhythm section of Mike Duda and Mike Dupke holding down the pulverizing beat.

Since the first track “Taken”, you know Hotel Diablo have what it takes for super stardom. Their music is powerful updated hard rock but also has the exact doses of melody and swagger to rock your socks off.
Other highlights in the CD are the melodic hard rocker “Set It Off” with its tap footing rhythm, the heartfelt semi-ballad “What You Do To Me” that reminds me Slaughter, and the stomping “Psycho, California”, driven by an irresistible killer riff and dirty lyrics [explicit].

“Psycho, California” is “a collection of stories, true stories, experienced during a time when our lives were filled with mind-altering shots of wretched adrenaline,” says vocalist Rick Stitch. “Strings got bent, knobs were turned and an uncontrolled visceral energy screamed life” into what has become “Psycho, California”.


The Return To Psycho, California[2012]

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