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The New Czars
|Origin||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Genres||Hard rock, alternative rock|
|Website||The New Czars on MySpace|
|Members||Greg Hampton, Paul Ill, Dave Moreno|
Singer/guitarist Greg Hampton has worked with and/or produced some of rock's most notable acts, including: Alice Cooper, Lita Ford, Bootsy Collins, and Buckethead. Bassist Paul Ill and drummer Dave Moreno have built impressive resumes in collaboration with Reeves Gabrels, Bruce Dickinson, Puddle of Mudd, Courtney Love, Pink, and more. The trio's debut album, Doomsday Revolution, will be released September 14, 2010 on Samson Records.
The New Czar's debut album, Doomsday Revolution, was released September on 14, 2010 on Samson Records. About the album, Hampton explained, "You can hear some of the elements of the past records I've been involved in. There's an inherent nature in my writing direction, which stems from my roots. I had been raised in the South in the blues-rock/funky vein, but there are some industrial rock, pop and progressive elements to our music." Produced by Hampton, Doomsday Revolution also includes contributions on the six-string by Adrian Belew. "His sensibilities for progressive and weird music and bizarre pop stuff are certainly on par with my thinking," Hampton said about the living legend.
The album earned early praise, when Guitar Player's Michael Molenda reviewed it saying, "Hybrids of pop and the avant-garde can be inspiring, but when they go bad, it's like Mount Vesuvius bad. But the New Czars nail it. Their music has all the stunning surprises that make great experimental music so thrilling, and they top it off with monstrous grooves and compelling melodies."