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The Dreaded Marco announce new guitarist Mike Martin & new album "Safe Word" to be released 2014
The Dreaded Marco (featuring former members of doubleDrive, Black Label Society, SpeedX, Echovalve, Fozzy and Stuck Mojo) announce Mike Martin as new guitarist,set to release new album “Safe Word” Fall 2014.
August 20, 2014 Atlanta, GA – The Dreaded Marco announce the completion of their newest full length album “Safe Word”, the first with newest member, lead guitarist, Mike Martin.
In anticipation of the release of “Safe Word”, The Dreaded Marco have leaked three tracks pre-mastering via the band's social media. Pre-ordering information for physical CD's and digital formats as well as release date coming soon.
“A Positive Message (For A Change)” - The Dreaded Marco https://soundcloud.com/
“Hide & Seek” - The Dreaded Marco
“The Lesser of Two Evils” - The Dreaded Marco
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The band began as a brain child of Charlie Sheets (Echovalve) when he booked studio time with engineer/drummer Mike Froedge (Black Label Society, DoubleDrive, SpeedX) and Dixie Duncan (Echovalve, Eye Empire) at Open Sky Studio in Atlanta and began recording an idea of 4 songs he'd brought in for an EP (Metrognome, 2010) together. Five weeks after the decision to make the band a recurring thing, the boys stepped out of the studio and on to the stage with riffs they really loved playing, melodies that just stuck out to them, and an open mind to how far they could go with their ideas. Raw rock n' roll, nothing but sonic attitude, hip shaking grooves meet head banging beats. The addition of Scott Williams on bass guitar brought another jazz groove and boogie influence into the Marco style. The listener truly hears the vast range of influences to the music, ranging from the original American rock n roll that folks now call country (Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Elvis, etc.) Motown, blues and jazz, classic rock to industrial, and modern rock. The sound or genre the band would be classified in was an afterthought for The Dreaded Marco, and that freedom birthed a truly original sound. Their live show has earned them the reputation of being one of the best live bands you'll ever see.
The band parted ways with lead guitarist Dixie Duncan, and faced the challenge of filling out the line up with someone that could bring as much to the table, more if asked. So, the band polled all of their favorite guitarists with the question "Who makes you feel like you need to practice the most?" and the resounding answer was Mike Martin (Fozzy, Stuck Mojo, The Duke). The transition was as effortless as could be, all members of the band already having a great friendship & rapport with MM, the music fell together from the very first rehearsal. Setting their sights towards marketing, distribution, and touring, the band now sets their sites on bringing the Marco sound worldwide.
The Dreaded Marco is: Charlie Sheets, Mike Froedge, Scott Williams, & Mike Martin.
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