A NEW REVENGE INTERVIEW
A New Revenge, features an all-star line up of classic rock players, will release their debut album, Enemies & Lovers on March 29th, 2019 via Golden Robot Records.
Featuring one of the finest voices in metal of all time, Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens (who’s voice is all over albums from Judas Priest, Iced Earth and Yngwie Malmsteen), one of the most versatile and name checked guitarists in rock Keri Kelli (Slash’s Snake Pit, Alice Cooper, Vince Neil Band and a hundred more) the most iconic bass player in heavy metal history, Rudy Sarzo (who’s work with Ozzy Osbourne, Dio, Whitesnake and many more has earned him an almost revered status in heavy music) and long time Scorpions drummer James Kottak (also from Montrose, Warrant, Kingdom Come & more).
We got to speak to Keri Kelli from A New Revenge about their new album and more.
TM- How have fans responded to your new album "Enemies & Lovers"?
KK- I think people are digging our new album, it is good hard rock music with some tinges of modern production and people seem to be digging it.
TM - What was your writing and recording process for A New Revenge?
KK - Our writing and recording process is pretty simple these days. Everybody basically has home Studios. The process was, I would write some ideas and put some drum loops on it, then I would email it to Tim and I know he would do some work on that. Then he would send it back to me and I would do some work on it. We just did our thing in our home Studios.
TM - How did you come up with your album cover for "A New Revenge" and what was the meaning behind it?
KK - It was something we found and thought it looked cool so we just went with it.
TM - You played with musicians such as Alice Cooper, Ratt and slash to name a few out of your extensive list, can you tell us a story?
KK - Some guys get to play in a band for 10, 20 or 30 years and only get to play with those musicians. It is really cool to be able to play with everyone in different atmospheres.
TM - You have played with so many different bands, how has this affected your writing and music style?
KK - With this, it was really cool because I could write 20 or 25 ideas and send them to Tim and he would say I like this, it was what we liked and that's what developed.
TM - What's your favorite thing about owning your own beer company "Aces and Ales"?
KK - Free beer, haha no. It is really cool, I have been doing it for about 10 years. We have two locations and we have a third location that we are currently building and we are really excited about that. We are in good old Las Vegas so you can come and win some money, lose some money and drink some great beer. We also have a kitchen, we make everything from scratch every day, except we are not making the cows (laughs). Craft beer has been something I have been into for the past 15 years, so that is why we decided to do this 11 or so years ago. We have been open for ten years, it is cool and fun.
TM - You play with "Night Ranger" what have you learnt from playing with them?
KK - The guys are great, they have written some great songs and they are great musicians. "Night Ranger" have been playing together for forty years, they use to have another band called "Rubicon". The band has great chemistry, great musicians and great guys and it's a blast playing with them.
TM - Can we expect you in Australia anytime soon?
KK - I hope we can get "Night Ranger" or "A New Revenge" over there.
TM - We hope you can come too.
TM - If you could have any bands play one of your songs, which band would it be, which song would it be and would it be in your style or their Style?
KK - The Foo Fighters doing one of our songs in their style.
TM - If you could collaborate with any artist who would it be and why?
KK - Keith Richards would be cool to work with.
TM - Is there anything else you want to say to your fans?
KK - Thank you for reading, come out to our shows and check out our Album.
TM - Thank You for our interview today and we would love to see you in Australia sometime soon.