SPIRALARMS Inks Deal With Steamhammer/SPVMonday, 24th June 2013
San Francisco Bay Area heavy band SPIRALARMS featuring guitarist Craig Locicero (FORBIDDEN, ex-MANMADEGOD), Tim Narducci (ex-SYSTEMATIC) on vocals, Chris “Cornbread” Lombardo on bass, Brad Barth on keyboards, Anthony Traslavina on rhythm guitar and sticksman Ron Redeen (THE ESSENESS PROJECT), have inked a worldwide deal with Steamhammer/SPV. The group’s second album, Freedom is scheduled for an October release. A video for the song “Dropping Like Flies” from Freedom can be streamed below.
Friends since the age of 15, Narducci and Locicero bonded over their love of heavy metal and hard rock music. Looking back at that time period, Craig commented: “[We were] probably the youngest kids in the East Bay metal scene that were drinking beer out in the parking lot after seeing bands like TESTAMENT and EXODUS play.”
Although the two remained friends throughout the years, they both went their separate ways and started bands of their own. After years of playing with their respective groups, the two friends contacted each other and decided it was time to start playing music together again — and in 2004, SPIRALARMS was formed, risen from the ashes of bands SYSTEMATIC, FORBIDDEN and MANMADE GOD.
Comments Narducci: “We’re very proud to be a part of the SPV/Steamhammer Records! SPV is the perfect home for us to grow into the band that we had envisioned when we started. Their belief in SPIRALARMS has only inspired us to rock harder then ever! We always felt like we just needed a crack in the door so we can kick it all the way open with our brand of heaviness.”
Steamhammer/SPV A&R representative Georg Schröder adds: “This band rocks hard! Their debut album, Highest Society, which was released in 2010, already showed that these guys are really able to deliver some true, honest and super-heavy melodic rock. The upcoming album, Freedom, goes one step further and just blew us away. The songs recall on the times of the really big rock songs of the past but the band managed it to sound amazingly fresh and modern. We can’t wait to release this rock monster in October!”
Tim Narducci – Vocals/Guitar
Craig Locicero – Guitar
Anthony Traslavina – Guitar
Chris “Cornbread” Lombardo – Bass/Vocals
Brad Barth – Keyboards
Ron Redeen – Drums