BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION "Here Come The Brides" /CD/



The debut full-length album by American Hard Rock/Post-Grunge band.
Brides Of Destruction was formed by Nikki Sixx and Tracii Guns in Los Angeles 2002 initially with the name Cockstar after Mötley Crüe went on hiatus and Tracii left L.A. Guns. The lineup was rounded off with singer London LeGrand, keyboardist Adam Hamilton and Kris Kohls of Adema on drums. They were advised by radio programmers that the name Cockstar wouldn't be announced on air. They briefly adopted the moniker Motordog before settling on Brides of Destruction after it was suggested to Sixx by a friend. Hamilton left shortly after and was replaced by John Corabi, also formerly of Mötley Crüe, who became the band's second guitarist. They entered the studio with producer Stevo Bruno to begin recording. Kohls left the band in early 2003 but is still credited in the album for the songs "I Got a Gun", "Natural Born Killers", "Revolution" and "Only Get So Far" despite Sixx stating that his replacement, Scot Coogan, had re-recorded the drum parts for them. After recording his guitar parts for all the songs, Corabi left the Brides stating he wanted to pursue a solo career as his reasons. After recording was finished, the album was mixed by Grammy Award winning producer and mixer Steve Thompson. Initially it looked like the album would only see a Japanese release after signing a deal with Universal Records and failing to find a label for an American/European release. Due to this it looked likely the band were to split until they signed a deal with Sanctuary Records and set a release date that was pushed back a number of times eventually being released on March 9, 2004. Upon release, "Here Come The Brides" chart at number 92 on the Billboard 200 selling 13694 copies. The band announced the Honeymoon From Hell US tour to support the album with support from Amen and Living Things. They also played at festivals in Europe such as Download in the UK, Metaltown in Sweden and supported Alice Cooper for a couple of shows in Norway and Sweden.
"Here Come The Brides" is their most successful album being the only one to have a charting on the Billboard 200, it is also the only album that features bassist Nikki Sixx who would leave the band to rejoin Mötley Crüe for their reunion tour in 2005 and also the only album to feature John Corabi. The album's only single, "Shut The Fuck Up", failed to chart due to little airplay. "Only Get So Far" was originally written by Nikki Sixx for Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.
The sound combines Los Angeles Metal with slight Post-Grunge updates. "Shut the F*** Up" draws on "Generation Swine"-era Crüe, while "I Got a Gun" reaches eagerly for classic Queensrÿche. The Brides play well as a unit, and LeGrand makes up for his lack of nuance with power. The collaboration between Sixx and Guns should make "Here Come The Brides" noteworthy to their fans, while casual Metal listeners will look to the glut of heavy riffing and dedication, with occasional detours, to the classic pointed boots-and-velvet shirts Los Angeles sound.
Sanctuary Records Group Ltd./Mayan Records/Soyuz Music, 2004 (MYNCD017). Made in Russia.


Tracklist:
1. Shut The Fuck Up 3:03
2. I Don't Care 3:21
3. I Got A Gun 3:47
4. Two Times Dead 5:37
5. Brace Yourself 4:04
6. Natural Born Killers 4:31
7. Life 3:31
8. Revolution 4:37
9. Only Get So Far 5:05
Total playing time: 37:36


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