If you know, you know. Farmikos, the LA-based music project featuring former Ozzy and David Lee Roth guitarist Joe Holmes and singer Robbie Locke is one to watch. Starting with a release of 4 songs in March 2014, they’ve slowly released 4 more over the course of the year on their CD Baby site and are now on the verge of dropping their debut album.
Recorded on analog and transferred to digital, the sound of these killer tracks is as classic as their 70s and 80s era metal and rock influences. Fans of everything from classic Ozzy to Badmotorfinger-era Soundgarden will find something to love in Farmikos. Don’t take my word for it, Eddie Trunk of That Metal Show knows!
The latest release is a collaboration with musicians Troy Jay Adams and Jay Hale, a heavy dose of heavy guitars called “Acted Upon”. Troy: rhythm guitars, drums. Jay: bass and lead guitar. Mojo: words and vocal arrangement. For fans of Rage Against the Machine, Faith No More, and Queensryche. Check it!
Now on tour with Goatwhore and the legendary Samhain, LA’s power trio Kyng is an oft-overlooked hard-rocking force of nature. Featuring Eddie Veliz (vocals, guitar), Tony Castaneda (bass, backup vocals), and Pepe Clarke (drums), Kyng brings a heavy dose of well-polished fuzzy thunder that has the band poised for a breakout. The boys are touring their latest album “Burn the Serum”, released April 2014. Catch them if you can, they’re on their way to the success they deserve!
What’s up rockers – I added lyrics and finished the song “Bittersweet”, which was a little instrumental that I put up on Soundcloud some weeks ago. It’s become a tender acoustic ballad, which is a little bit of a departure from the usual heavy guitar rock, but hey, there are many sides to Mojo. Check it out, tell your friends, and of course subscribe to the YouTube channel!