"She's My Jiang Shi" October 2015
Ready yourself for the newest single and music video from DTD with another sonic assault this October. "She's My Jiang Shi" is based off a stage concept I had for our live shows. It's been an idea I came up with several years ago and tucked away. I blew the cobwebs off of and resurrected it as a song instead." Dan continued. "I recorded the song in June and brought in stalward guitar go-to Justin Pierce on the project. It's a heavier, more meatal sound that the "Rock n' Roll Machine" album. However, you can still expect interisting lyrics and catchy guitar riffs, accompanied by driving keyboards. The storyline is that of an Asain, female vampire (a Jiang Shi) that comes back front the dead to take her lover with her. We just completed the film shoot for the music video at Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs. My film company, "Cinema Pirate" headed up the production and stars Dhinne Ahlexis. It was a sexy, mysterious look, coupled with athletic power that I wanted for this character. Dhinne brought that great vibe and physical ability in her protrayal. Her performance was simply sensational. It also helped that she had no reservation about crawling around on tombstones! A favorite shot is her doing the splits over two of them." The promo teaser is up on Dragontown Dan Youtube and FaceBook pages in advance of the release. Be sure to checkout this bone chilling tune and visualy wild music video this Halloween! If you would like to be part of the RSVP pre-screening in September, stay posted to Dan's social media sites!
DTD & The Coop Fall 2015:
Alice Cooper played the Pepsi Center again this year on July 31st. Dan hosted an RSVP dinner before the show at Brooklyn's. Justin Pierce (guitar) joined in with Dan for post show meetings as well. Pre show DTD also met up with close firend and former Coop stage performer (The Nightmare Returns tour west coast)- Debra Sheffield-Pribbenow. After the gig, Alice personally received his copy of the "Spooky Audio Comic" from Dan with a press photo opp. (This was the DTD / Pierce, 1,000 unit limited pressing of the song "Lurch." It also included "Frankenbarbie" and the encoded music video.) Other backstage visitors included members of the Black Veil Brides and former Coop stage dancer (Theater of Death tour)- Tiffany Lowe. Special thanks to Ryan Roxie as well for a great evening.
Frankenbarbie World Premiere:
The first video release from the new album is set for midnight, September 20th MST. Shot on location at Hellscream Haunted House, the video features Justin Pierce as the guitar playing cyborg and Bunny Bee as Frankenbarbie. The video was produced and directed by Dan and shot on location directed by Cinema Pirate with make-up support courtesy of Zeezo's (Mark Modeer). "Everyone really did a great job on the shoot- Justin did some fantastic fabrication to create his character. It's been years since Judy (Bunny Bee) and I have worked on a project together, so it was a treat to feature her in the staring role!" A limited edition 1,000 unit enhanced CD this October will feature the song and video along with an extra surprise song- stay tuned for details!
Dragontown Dan with Alice Cooper Live Onstage:
On August 2nd Alice Cooper and band rolled into Colorado with Motley Crue for a sold out show at the Pepsi Center in Denver with a surprise... DTD onstage during Alice's finale with "School's Out." Dan was unaware of the invitation until a few days before. He shared, "It took be by surprise, it was a tremendous honor and an incredible experience. I've been asked what it was like to be onstage with the master showman in front of 50,000+ concert goers. The one take away was the shear thunderous power of the audience. You could feel their volume literally sway your body. It's an active stage, especially during that song so I was instructed (and had to be aware) of my space and where I was at all times. There is a reason Alice and the band sustain injuries every tour, it gets crazy up there. When you are on stage with a Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame artist it is really something special." Additional thanks go out to Leydi, Pat, Toby, Roxie... and of course Alice for a truly memorable evening.
June 1st release date:
"Rock n Roll Machine" 11 song CD street date has been announced. The CD will be distributed through Reverse Records. Along with a wild and crazy rock and roll ride musically and lyrically, there will be special packaging on first run pressing. READ MORE
Rock n' Roll Machine production details:
Recorded, mixed & mastered 2013-2014: BakTrak Studio Colorado Springs with: Dragontown Dan (lead vocals & keyboards), Justin Pierce (guitars), Robert Kent (bass), Trig LaCotta (drums), Arwen Fonzen (guest duet vocals), Philip Rodriguez (saxophone)
Rock n' Roll Machine song line up unveiled
Playing out in a rock opera style storyline, the Rock n' Roll Machine will feature the following original tracks:
1. Violent Fascination
3. Guitars, Girls, & Guns
4. Murder by Numbers
5. Apocalyptic Love (duet featuring Arwen Fonzen)
6. I Wish it was the 80's
8. Secondhand Lipstick (Philip Rodriguez/ saxophone)
10. The Ballad of Ingrid Cold (instrumental)
11. Keep your Dreams Alive (bonus track)
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