A Living, Breathing, Sweating, Beast of a Band Live. Not Metal, but the Metalheads might like it Not Punk, but the Oi's might dig it Not Indie, but it's fun to see a Waif Rock Out Not Hardcore, cause they ain't got the money Not Glam, cause it's just not...
A Living, Breathing, Sweating, Beast of a Band Live. Not Metal, but the Metalheads might like it Not Punk, but the Oi's might dig it Not Indie, but it's fun to see a Waif Rock Out Not Hardcore, cause they ain't got the money Not Glam, cause it's just not their style Not anything specific other than a heck of a Rock band. Call us what you will. We're not genre snobs
Led by Canadian Vocalist, Guitarist, Songwriter, & Producer TROY PERLIC and rounded out by a Portuguese rhythm section and lead guitarist that'll make anybodies parents run for cover and release there own personal demon into fits of joy. And why not, that's what this Rock n Roll thing is all about
http://www.tracktesting.com - see top tracks at bottom of pag - click on "# 1 - KOMODO WAGON - Citizen Doe" to download the PDF and see FULL DEMOGRAPHIC
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CITIZEN DOE Garageband.com AWARDS for week of Sept 22nd, 2008 Best Bas Best Productio Best Melod
Komodo Wagon are looking for LABELS: to license our Debut in Every Country Possible (Portugal Release Jan 12th, 2009 BOOKING AGENTS - Europe and / or Worl MANAGEMENT - Worldwid OR - Anybody who can help a serious band succeed in general
See for yourself what music lovers and industry alike think of Komodo Wagon
the debut album "Old Beauty & the Broken Cross" here - Scheduled For Release January 12th, 2009 in Portuga
KOMODO WAGON's "Oral Obligation" and "Will You" are can also now be seen on the Portuguese TV Series "Rebelde Way
KOMODO WAGON * have recently played with LORDS OF ALTAMONT, ROSE HILL DRIVE, THE ANSWER, and at Portugal's coolest summer music festival "Paredes da Coura" (with the likes of Biffy Clyro, the Sex Pistols etc
* the band is seriously experienced live on most stage sizes and eager to perform as much as possible - a live recording of the Paredes da Coura festival performance will be aired on Portuguese National Radio (Antena 3) shortly and we will make this recording available to labels, management etc upon request to help prove our live potentia
BAND BI "There is something for everyone in our music, yet integrity keeps us deeply rooted in the void between the sound of underground legends and mainstream rock n roll. Whether we play it ‘fast’ or ‘slow’ our goals are the same – ‘WE’ must: enjoy it, make it tuneful, powerful, thought provoking, exciting and unpredictable… ” (Troy Perlic
The Debut album “Old Beauty & the Broken Cross” (translated to Portuguese – Linda Velha & Cruz Quebrada – well know Lisbon suburbs where the bands rehearsal garage / studio exists) is as clever and intriguing as the album title.
11 songs were captured and mixed at Generator Studios (PT – the studio owned and operated by Miguel Marques from Easyway) and subsequently Mastered at Masterdisk USA by the Legendary Howie Weinberg (Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Sonic Youth – Clutch – the Beastie Boys, the Afghan Whigs, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Muse, KORN, the Strokes, Biffy Clyro, Deftones, Gorrilaz, and the Killers more recently
The album is set for in Portugal via iPlay Records January 12th. Antena 3 and Radar (Portuguese Radio stations supporting Rock) have been spinning advance tracks already. Antena 3 will broadcast the bands performance at PAREDES DE COURA FESTIVAL (Sex Pistols, Biffy Clyro, Mars Volta...) during August
Komodo Wagon song Include stories and themes that examine commonplace social practices, beliefs, faiths, and governments. Lyrics ‘challenge’ the audience / listener to examine both “the pretty” & “the ugly” sides of life in a unique but inviting manner.
The songs incorporate love, hate, sex, denial, optimism, relationships, entertainment, big city adventures and small town ideals representing the vast journey of singer / songwriter Troy Perlic’s existence thus far in life. Yet, somehow we get more from this band as a result of their unique attention to fundamental aspects of Rock music which seem to be missing in today’s charts and scenes. Believability, accountability, power, melody, and even grace are the real ‘turbines’ behind Komodo Wagon. The boys wear these traits on their sleeves and it could just lead them to becoming the sound to revitalize the Hard Rock genre
The band draws from an extremely wide range of influences. Here are a few - Janes Addiction, the Cult, GnR, the Hellacopters, Metallica, Thin Lizzy, the Afghan Whigs, Queens of the Stone Age, the Rolling Stones, Monster Magnet, the Cure, David Bowie etc etc
Komodo Wagon's independent Debut EP “The Devil Rock Diaries” is also available from iTune
The Troy Perlic Story Originally a Canadian small town boy (raised in Pincher Creek, Alberta, Canada – Population 3700), the quiet life couldn’t hold on to Troy Perlic. Dreams, desires and determination eventually lead him to London, England after two 3 year stints in Calgary and Vancouver, respectively. Eagerly ‘learning the ropes’ (both on stage and in the studio) in Canada and always seeming to move on to the next biggest city, London, England became his heaven & hell during the next 6 years
Championing the resurgence of London’s decadent underground hard rock scene (while the spice girls and indie music dominated Europe) Perlic soon became a regular headliner and crowd favourite in the UK. Regularly receiving critical acclaim in the UK, he battled through the loss of band members / friends during the ‘hard drugs era’ (typical) and an unruly anxiety disorder himself while steadily gaining notoriety for his bold song writing, mesmerizing performances, and sometimes mischievous behaviour. After playing the big stage at Ozzfest and a sold out show at London’s Camden Palace on October 31st, 2004 – Perlic’s band (Five Hundred & Crave) had self destructed at the height of their career. It was time to regroup, get healthy, and start again. This time on the sun drenched shores of Lisbon, Portugal
PAST EXPERIENCE Founder, vocalist, guitarist, producer of UK rockers “Five Hundred and Crave
SOME GIGS WORTH MENTIONIN OZZFEST 2002 (with Tool, Slayer, Drowning Pool, Kittie, Il Nino, etc
U UK tours with : Gene Loves Jezebel, Hard Core Superstar, Grand Theft Aut The Camden Palace (headlining act) (now Koko’s The Garage (headlining act The Barfly (headlining act multiple times London Underworld (headlining act Nottingham Rock Cit Bristol Bierkelle Milton Keynes Woughton Centr Bradford Club Ri Birmingham XL’s The Forum, Turnbridge Well
P Hard Club (Porto The Ritz (Lisbon FNAC (in-store showcase – Porto Coliseu do Porto (Oporto’s Coliseum)
Previous Press Troy Perlic by 97-2002 Troy Perlic Press UKKerrang! Magazine (KKKKK) “A cut above the rest, with more invention and class in the first 20 seconds than most demos manage in four songs.” “…Canadian Troy Perlic is one of the most charismatic...
Previous Press Troy Perlic by 97-2002 Troy Perlic Press UK
Kerrang! Magazine (KKKKK)
“A cut above the rest, with more invention and class in the first 20 seconds than most demos manage in four songs.”
“…Canadian Troy Perlic is one of the most charismatic front men around.”
“...prove what an exciting talent they are with their crunchy alternative rock; with single 'My Way' being a highlight.”
“…Stacking heaps of gut-wrenching, feedback-drenched guitar over a stomping, straight-up rock beat, the London-based Canadian band end up sounding like the Pixies mixed with a dash of The Wildhearts' over-driven pop-rock…”
“…There are enough sensual swathes of guitar and sleepy, hypnotic
melodies to suggest the presence of a gold mine beneath.”
Metal Hammer Magazine
“…brio, melody and a certain detuned charm…”
“Often referred to as 'a rather good looking bunch of chaps', this semi-Canadian outfit take all the best bits of Afghan Whigs and The New York Dolls, then throw in an extra dose of glam for good measure. “
Blitz magazine (full feature, interview and single review)
‘…the hurt, self-confident vocals of Greg Dulli from the Afghan Whigs, and also that lineage of great scale rock that also characterises de authors of ‘Black Love’, based on the ability of the guitars in splitting off into intricate and volumous melodic games and riffs of considerable weight.”
“With a very particular sound and very distinct looks, this is a band to have as a reference not only on the musical background, but also on the reality of the world-wide Tops.'
‘…breeding a powerful alternative rock attentive to punk’s glamour. Expect a lot of sensuality on stage’
“… combines melancholic melodies, inventive guitars, crystal-clear production, and huge vocal hooks. The songs "Vulgar" and "Battle Back" are hit singles ready to hit the charts on both sides of the Atlantic. A band to watch.”