My Passion have had a number of good years under their collective belts now and the touring demands just don’t stop, so when guitarist John Be wrote his Top Ten Guitar Albums for With Guitars we were more than happy to upload this feature.
One of the UK’s brightest rock bands My Passion have announced a worldwide deal with Spinefarm Records, the harder, darker side of Universal music and the UK home to monsters of rock such as Rammstein, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Children Of Bodom, Apocalyptica & Dead By April. The deal will see their forthcoming album, “Inside This Machine” released on the 18th April 2011.
Last year saw My Passion emerge as one of the most exciting new British rock bands. Following the release of critically acclaimed debut album “Corporate Flesh Party” in 2009, 2010 saw the band embark on a string of sell out headline tours, performances at Download festival and Japan’s Summer Sonic and culminating in a special one off London Christmas show in December.The band also spent 2010 writing and recording their follow up album, ‘Inside This Machine’. In preparation for its release, My Passion will be embarking on a 10 date headline UK tour this April. My Passion front man Laurence René spoke about the up and coming tour.
“We have begun to develop each tour as its own theme and with its own identity with so many standard shows we want to create a performance that locks in the memory as unforgettable time in our lives… We want people to come out thinking ‘what the hell will they do next?’ We want that excitement and that fresh performance each tour to match the development and power behind the music.This tour will see us as golden beings from inside the machine, for me it relates to the balance of life and it’s fragility and having everything one minute and being able to lose it the next.”
My Passion have signed a great worldwide deal and are busy in the middle of preparations of the April / May tour for ‘Inside The Machine’ album release and tour: Despite this, guitarist John Be put pen to paper and came up with this impressive Top Ten Guitar Albums. Enjoy!
10 – Limp Bizkit – ‘Chocolate Starfish And The Hot Dog Flavored Water’
“I’m a huge fan of Wes Borland’s riffs! Just can’t get enough of them! They really make this band and album for me! Massively innovative use of the whammy dive built into the riffs, they just get you moving!”
9. AFI – ‘Sing The Sorrow’
“Love the dark edge this album has running through it, it’s got a lot of versatility too though. The tracks move through moodily epic to punk and very darkly Gothic.”
8. The Chameleons – ‘Script Of The Bridge’
“I grew up listening to this album! Starts with an old film quote then into the driving guitar riff that epitomises the album! Love their use of chorus and delay to accentuate their riffs.”
7. Rammstein – ‘Mutter’
“This album never gets old! It’s incredible! I’m a big fan of industrial, really gated guitars and dark electronics so this album ticks all the boxes. Also these guys put on an unbelievable stage show and I can’t help but picture it as I listen, I love that in a band!”
6. Slipknot – ‘All Hope is Gone’
“I love how slipknot write a metal song with melodies, music is all about melodies for me, and these guys manage to keep in the heaviness that I love with the melodies that I need. Plus they have the PERFECT guitar sound!”
5. Deftones -‘Diamond Eyes’
“Starts with a grinding sludgy riff that captivates you from the start and doesn’t let you go until the album ends, so heavy with such a great guitar sound and chino’s distinct vocals on top. I love how innovative they have always been, they never stuck to what metal should be.”
4. The Clash – ;London Calling’
“For me this is one of the greatest punk albums of all time! The guitars range from near reggae to classic punk; I love an album that has a bit of fight and meaning in it!
3. ‘David Bowie – Hunky Dory
“I’ve been captivated by Bowie and Mick Ronson since I first started to properly get into music, I love their chemistry on stage and in the music. Bowie has to be one of the greatest song writers of all time if not the greatest.”
2. Muse – ‘Absolution’
“I’ve always been a massive fan of muse. Matt Bellamy is an astounding musician and song writer, the man is a melody machine! If you watch them live they add lib riffs between songs all the time, and I think for me Stockholm Syndrome has probably my favourite guitar riffs ever running through it from start to end.”
1. Rage Against the Machine – ‘Rage Against the Machine’
“For me the combination of a cause and Tom Morello’s staggering guitar riffs just makes this a perfect album. You can tell one of Tom’s riffs a mile off and every one of them makes you want to tear down established society! What more can you ask??”