SEPTEMBER 3rd 2014
CRUCIFIED BARBARA: IN THE RED

Review by Metal Mom

Genre: Rock/Metal
Hometown: Stockholm, Sweden
Record Label: Despotz Records
Release Date: September 10, 2014

Members:
Mia Coldheart - Vocals, guitar
Ida Evileye - Bass
Klara Force - Guitar, backing vocals
Nicki Wicked - Drums, backing vocals

Back in 1998, as teens, it was Ida (bass) and Klara (guitar), along with their previous singer, and with a little fate on their side acquired Nicki for drums, set out to make a name for themselves. Since their debut “In Distortion We Trust” in 2005, the girls have earned their reputation as one hell of a live band, through never ending touring and supporting some big names bands, such as In Flames, Motörhead and more. On September 10th CRUCIFIED BARBARA, who happens to be Sweden’s all-lady hard rock/metal band, will be unleashing their 4th album, one I found to be their best to date.   

What can I say, the girls have outdone themselves by handing us a first rate piece of rock/metal. This is unbelievably refreshing, in fact, it took me awhile to actually get down to reviewing “In The Red”. I was just enjoying it so much, whether I was out in the yard, driving, or cleaning the house, this album was on. I sure got things done a lot faster than normal, that beat/sound, had me enjoying all those tedious chores that we all hate doing. Make no mistake their music is big, and, relentlessly rock. Lyrically, its all about the wrong-doing, the abusiveness that surrounds us on a daily basis. A great way to make a statement, and to be heard about the injustice in the world.

I also like the fact that you can tell they put a lot of thought into what they created for our enjoyment. Obviously a lot of passion in their music. They have also evolved towards a little heavier, rock sound, but at the same time have some elements of thrash, hard rock added in. It’s rock and metal at its best, guitars have those classic riffs, the drums have the metal, rock sound, vocals also have that old classic rock/metal sound, it’s all a perfect combination.

Well do I like this album? I am pretty sure that you can guess, that I thoroughly enjoyed it, every song in fact, not a skip to next one on here. I can see why they have claimed the all lady hard rock metal band. Grab yourself a copy on September 10th, and you will see what I mean.

Track list:
1. I Sell My Kids For Rock'N'Roll
2. To Kill A Man
3. Electric Sky
4. The Ghost Inside
5. Don't Call On Me
6. In The Red
7. Lunatic #1
8. Shadows
9. Finders Keepers
10. Do You Want Me
11. Follow The Stream
Produced by: Chips Kiesbye
Recorded at: Music-A-Matic Studios, Gothenburg
Mixed by: Henryk Lipp
Mastered by: Henryk Lipp/Vintage Mastering
Artwork: Erik Rovanpera

Crucified Barbara - To Kill A Man - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoUBd6aTJMg

UPCOMING TOUR DATES IN EUROPE:
12.09.14 Fri    FR - Les Forges de Feux festival
14.09.14 Sun   FR - Mennecy Metal Fest

Crucified Barbara will head out for a lengthy European tour in support of In the
Red this fall:
18.09.14 Thu      NO     Oslo - John Dee
19.09.14  Fri      DK     Kopenhagen - High Voltage
20.09.14  Sat       D       Lünen - Lükaz
21.09.14  Sun      D       Köln - Underground
23.09.14  Tue      D       Mühltal - Steinbruch Theater
24.09.14  Wed     D       München - Backstage
25.09.14  Thu      AT     Kufstein - Kulturfabrik
26.09.14   Fri       D       Nürnberg - Rockfabrik
27.09.14   Sat      D       Aalen - Frapé
28.09.14   Sun     AT     Wien - Viper Room
29.09.14   Mon    CZ     Prag - Rock Café
30.09.14   Tue     SVK   Bratislava - Randal Club
01.10.14   Wed    HU     Budapest  - Dürer Kert
02.10.14   Thu     SLO    Ljubljana  - Gala Hala
03.10.14   Fri       IT       Novara - Romagnano Sesia
04.10.14   Sat      IT       Ravenna - Pinarella di Cervia
05.10.14   Sun     IT       Conegliano Veneto - Apartamento Hoffman                     
07.10.14   Tue     CH      Pratteln - Z7       
09.10.14   Thu     UK     Manchester - Academy 3
10.10.14   Fri      UK      Glasgow - Audio
11.10.14   Sat      UK     York - Fibbers
12.10.14   Sun     UK     London - The Dome
14.10.14   Tue     FR      Nancy -  Le Hublot        
15.10.14   Wed    FR      Lyon 1-  Ninkasi Kao     
16.10.14   Thu      FR     Istres - Usine                
17.10.14   Fri       FR      Billière (Pau) - L'Ampli
18.10.14   Sat      FR      tba
19.10.14   Sun     FR      tba
21.10.14   Tue      BE     tba
22.10.14   Wed     D       Hamburg - Nochtspeicher
30.10.14   Thur  SE    Umeå - Scahrinska
31.10.14   Fri     SE     Piteå - Acusticum
01.11.14   Sat     SE    Luleå  - Kulturens Hus
07.11.14   Fri      SE    Ronneby - Club Ron
08.11.14   Sat     SE     Malmö -  KB
14.11.14   Fri      SE    Göteborg - Sticky Fingers
15.11.14   Sat     SE     Jönköping - Denim & Leather
21.11.14   Fri      SE    Trollhättan - Backstage Bar
22.11.14   Sat     SE     Sandviken - Backstage Bar
27.11.14   Thur   SE    Norrkköping - Dynamo
28.11.14   Fri      SE    Stockholm - Kägelbanan
29.11.14   Sat     SE     Örebro - Nivå                      
03.12.14   Wed   ES    Madrid - Independence Live
04.12.14   Thur   ES    Barcelona - City Hall
05.12.14   Fri      ES    Valencia - LA 3
06.12.14   Sat     ES    Bilbao - Backstage
07.12.14   Sun    ES    Vitoria - Jimmy Jazz
More dates TBA

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