On this week's Loudini Hard Rock and Metal Circus: It's the rock and roll throw down for the ages! Grunge vs 80's-Metal. Which rocked harder and WHY do you think so? Noses may get bloodied, spandex may get torn but this is the podcast where it get's decided! Featured Loudini Artists: Wicked Earth Kobra and the Lotus Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown
2001 - While recording at the same studio, musicians Mike Montani[vocals]and Robert N.Tarquinio[guitar] of the band Catapillar Drag are introduced to Shawn Houy[drums]
of Monkeyfist during a recording session. Shortly after as fate would have it, both bands dissolve. Out of the break up, Mike and Bob start an acoustic
project and by years end write their first composition "Dreams Aside".
2002 - Mike and Bob continue to jam and write new arrangements [Paint A Picture, Storm]. At a going away party for the studio's engineer,
Bob is re-introduced to Shawn and he reveals his band has broken up. Bob mentions an acoustic project the he and Mike are currently involved in.
Plans are made and Mike, Shawn and Bob meet for their first jam session. It is a success and Shawn later introduces them to bassist Vic Carter.
A new band is formed in late summer and meets at Bob's apartment.
2003 - Acoustic jam sessions continue. At first, mainly focused on interesting adaptions of cover songs, the band begins to collaborate on existing original
material and decides to explore a full band arrangement. Electric rehearsals begin soon after at Shawn's house. After quickly putting together a set,
the band emerges in late spring to play their first gig at a private party[Because We Can]. While moving forward on the electric ideas, the band maintains an acoustic set.
Early band names: King Size Cool, People Of Earth. Shows include: Because We Can, Pigfest, Bloomfield Bridge Tavern.
2004 - In January the band is invited to play at The Rex Theatre. The show results in their first live recording and showcases the bands ability to handle
diverse song selections. Nearly flawless performances of "Heartbreaker", "Roadhouse Blues", and "Stinkfist" collide with raucous originals
to highlight one of the groups most important gigs.
Silly Little Egg
Bring it On Home
Came and Went
Shawn completes the bands new practice facility on his property[The Barn].The band moves in and begins to rehearse, ultimately for a debut album.
Practices are spent hashing through material, beer drinking, smoking and talking philosophy.The band gels.During practice
for the record the band writes its first song as a group. "The Line" is spawned out of a warm up jam. Staying familiar with their set, repeat
performances at Because We Can [acoustic] and Pigfest are played. Also Bloomfield Bridge Tavern is added along with an acoustic performance by
Mike and Bob at McGoo's Bistro in November. With help from a good friend[Lee], studio sessions are booked at Soundscape Studios and the band
ends the year begining work on their first record.
2005 - In a last minute effort, the band gets selected to perform at the Graffiti Rock Challenge at Mr. Smalls Theatre[billed as People Of Earth]. A huge turn out
and an energetic performance result in a triumphant night. The results are a mysterious tie for 1st. The band secludes itself in the studio making only
two appearances, at Pigfest and RPMS[billed as Terra Volta]. In the studio, title tracks are mixed. Final selections: "Came and Went, Side Dish,
Drifting, Forget, Paint a Picture,Storm, The Nrg, Hourglass, Voodoo Man, Dreams Aside". "The Line" and "Vamp 1672" are not recorded and left off the album.
The band settles on "Wicked Earth" as it's new and final name.
2006 - The debut album "Seas Of Discontent " is released and the band supports the album with a local tour.Throughout the year the group meets and organizes
gigs with other local bands. A blistering opening set at RPMS [w/Shatterpak] solidifies Wicked Earth as a recurring act at the club. A new live venue [Howlers]
opens and Wicked Earth becomes one of the first acts.
SEAS OF DISCONTENT TOUR 2006
1/13 - 31ST PUB [3-MAN ACOUSTIC]
2/18 - MOONDOGS - GRAFFITI ROCK CHALLENGE
3/4 - EMERALD ICE W/ SIX DEMON BAG
3/11- HOWLERS W/HAVEN
4/1 - EXCUSES W/ SIX DEMON BAG
4/8 - RPMS/ W SHATTERPAK
4/28 - SCOOBY'S
5/13 - JUGHEADS W/ KAIROS
5/20 - RPMS
6/3 - BLOOMFIELD BRIDGE TAVERN W/ HAVEN
6/24 - PIGFEST W/ HAVEN
7/21- SCOOBY'S W/SHATTERPAK
7/22 - RPMS [METAL FEST II] W/ NOIZY NEIGHBOR, VICIOUS CYCLE
8/4 - HOWLERS
8/13 - DIESEL [CHARITY EVENT]
8/26 - RPMS - BISH BASH W/ NOISY NEIGHBOR [OUT ON THE DECK]
10/20 - SCOOBY'S W/HAVEN
10/27 - THE SMILING MOOSE W/ MOJO FILTER
10/28 - TILT'S W/ROKBOT
11/9 - CASEY'S DRAFT HOUSE
12/2 - RPMS
12/22 - SCOOBY'S CHRISTMAS SHOW
2007 - Wicked Earth starts off the year with another show at RPMS and are pleased at being regulars there.The live shows continue throughout the year
and time at practice is spent rehearsing sets and experimenting with new songs and recording techniques. As new ideas emerge, they are brought
to near completion by the whole band. The lyrics begin to take on a darker, philosophical tone and the music follows. "Singularity", "Today " Trinity".
are among the new ideas. On stage, the highlight of the year is a powerful set in full costume at the Howlers Halloween Show. The set is recorded live.
Closing out the year, the band plays a rock-off at Diesel in December.
2008 - The band begins to rehearse and finalize what will become our second album. An old song left off of the first record is revived. "The Line" becomes
a centerpiece for the band and they re-work the song. The band also returns to the stage at a new gig, Backdraft is added on. Wicked Earth debuts for
a few acoustic shows at Hal's Bar and Grill and Downey's House w/Tonka. Pigfest features Wicked Earth and Haven. A rare acoustic set at the
usually hard rocking venue RPMS does not go over well and the band is not invited back. The band ends the year writing in the barn.
RPM’s ACOUSTIC SET LIST 8/29/08
HARDER TO BREATHE
HEY HEY WHAT CAN I DO
BRING IT ON HOME
CAME AND WENT
- 2 2009 By early 2009 a new original set has emerged and the band receives an offer to have one of our songs from the first record play in a B-Movie. "Side Dish"
is used in the film Fith Form. A set at Hal's in April is recorded and the band plays an impromptu cover of "Killing in the Name Of". The band rehearses
regularly and buys some home recording equipment. By September, the band begins recording tracks for their second album. Recording sessions are done
in the band room and on location at the homes of band members.In November Haven joins Wicked Earth for a show at The Backdraft, the band ends the set acoustic.
2010 - Band recording sessions continue and mixes are tested. In April the band fills a last minute spot at Diesel for A Rock Off. Shows at Club Cafe w/Seven Color Sky and
Tilt's Pub with new band friends Rokbot is a new venue for the group. Shows are added in June and July. In the fall Wicked Earth plays Hal's and another Backdraft gig
while continuing the pre production. Live, the bands set features mainly all original material for the first time in its career. The band ends the year preparing to track vocals
for the home recordings.
2011 - Wicked earth starts off the year recording vocals for the new album, and a gig at Tilt's w/Defiant. Another rock contest in March is secured by the band. Although reluctant
at this point to play these types of shows , Wicked Earth appears only because of the venue[Hard Rock Cafe]. Shows in spring with Haven are played [Backdraft and
The Bar in southside]. As recordings continue, the band stays tight by jamming while employing a new use for the recording gear; recording impromptu jam sessions.
An archive of brand new material emerges. Singer Mike brings a new instrument in, a keyboard, and the jam session become more textured. By fall, the band has
exhausted their efforts in trying to record on location and decides to contact a recording studio. The group ends the year exploring new original ideas.
2012 - Still building on a new archive of original jams, the band contacts Mr. Smalls Recording Studio and sessions are booked. While tossing around names for the
new record, Wicked Earth decides on "From You Mouth To God's Ears". In April the band plays a show with Rockbot at Tilt's Pub. The recording sessions also begin
at this time and last through the summer, fall and winter.
2013 - From Your Mouth To Gods Ear is released.
Bob likes old blues guitar players, Mike & Vic both like a lot of techno, electronic, pop and modern music. Shawn likes old-timey country, folk and bluegrass music and a lot of unreasonably heavy metal.
Kobra and the Lotus
Kobra Paige – Vocals
Jasio Kulakowski – Guitars
Brad Kennedy - Bass
Marcus Lee - Drums
Ward Records Japan
Universal Music Canada Spinefarm Records
KOBRA AND THE LOTUS www.kobraandthelotus.com
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