Introducing “Central Booking,” the first full length album from The Deafening. This New York based group expertly fuses the gritty glam of the early seventies with the big bragging attitude of eighties’ sleaze rock and tops it off with the merrily deviant theatrical horror of groups like The Misfits and Alice Cooper. Full throttle riffs are doubled with haunting melodies and a raw bluesy backbeat. Songs such as “Evil Kiss” and “I’m So Bad” are instant classics for a band not afraid to crank it to 11 and keep it there. Recorded to tape with vintage gear inside a concrete cell at Nick Vivid's studio on Bleeker Street, “Central Booking” captures all the energy of a band that has absorbed the sound and history of the NYC music scene. (And perhaps as the album title suggests, some of it exploits as well…)
Includes immediate download of 10-track album in your choice of high-quality MP3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.
The Deafening assembled in early 2008 with two clear missions. First, the band intentionally shed nearly all the petty contrivances of popular modern rock by striping its sound to the raw heart of classic rock. Second, The Deafening seeks to earn its’ name by resurrecting the bombastic theater of the big live rock and roll show. Influences are numerous, and primarily counted as Guns N’ Roses, MC5, Iggy Pop, Kiss, The Rolling Stones, AC DC, Queen, and The Misfits. The band’s trademark is a unique blend of glam, horror, punk, blues and sleaze rock blasted through big guitar stacks, all while boasting one of the most interactive and memorable stage shows ever put together.
released 15 December 2012
Lena Hall: Vocals Burt Rock: Guitar Dylan Doyle: Bass Guitar Mick Harrison: Drums
All songs written by The Deafening. Evil Kiss written by The Deafening and Nick Vivid.
Album Produced by Celina Carvajal, Mark Graham, Colin Doyle and Sean Doyle
Album recorded by Nick Vivid at Nick Vivid's, New York, NY Assistant Engineer: Jimmy Corriveau
Album mixed by Jamie Siegel at JRock Studios, New York, NY
Album mastered by Hans DeKline at Sound Bites Dog, Los Angeles, CA
Art direction and design by Colin Doyle
Photography by Ky Digregorio
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