Digital Nations Entertainment - New Release - Starbolt 9

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New release from Steve Vai's Record Label Digital Nations Entertainment, Starbolt 9!

Starbolt 9 is here to fill a gaping void in modern rock-n-roll. Their self-described brand of “rocket-fuel driven space glam,” is a sound that lovingly pays homage to rock’s legendary past, all the while exploring new approaches, pushing boundaries and ultimately forging something entirely unique. Lead singer/songwriter Christian Dryden’s theatrical stage antics (conjuring shades of Jagger & Morrison) and dramatic vocal musings hearken to a time before “rock star” was an adjective. Live, the band exudes an energy and power that has garnered them a very strong following, and repeated tours of the East Coast, at prestigious venues such as Le Poisson Rouge and The Mercury Lounge (New York City), The Masquerade (Atlanta, Georgia) and JJ's Bohemia in (Chattanooga, Tennessee) as well as headlining an invite-only festival (All About Music) in Nashville, TN. The boys have shared bills with rock royalty such as Lady GaGa, Earl Slick, and David J. The band has drawn the praise of Sex Pistols founder, Glen Matlock, and provided the soundtrack and live music for the Off Broadway Musical, Sextacular! Sextacular!

"Starbolt 9 comes at rock with the enthusiasm of the unrealized sexual fantasies of a million restless teenagers." - The Deli Magazine, NYC

After their previous release, “The Rebirth,” induced a long courtship with the few remaining major record labels, the band opted to self-produce their follow-up release, “Human Strings & Mechanical Things.” In doing so, they were able to keep the music as dangerous and unapologetic as ever. The songs feature glitter-drenched riffs that seem to cry for the return of Ziggy Stardust and mythological imagery worthy of a Romance poet’s wildest, opium- induced dreams. Veeglam Magazine glowingly compares it to Morrissey, Suede, and Echo & the Bunnymen exclaiming, "This second album confirms that STARBOLT 9 is a name that should appear higher on the international pop/melodic rock bill!” The album is available online everywhere.

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