SLAM MAGAZINE (Italy)
"Back In The Alley" è il titolo del cd d'esordio egli street rockers americani Loaded Dice capitanati dallo screamer Roland Edger, che in compagnia di Dan Evans (basso), Chris Cook (chitarra) e Dahn Michaels (batteria) ci sfornano un lavoro decisamente sopra la media. Facilmente catalogabili nel classico "ass-kick'n rock'n'roll" il quartetto dell'Alabama apre con l'esplosiva "Infatuation" con quel riff sentito 1000 volte, ma fa sempre la sua porca figura, segue "No Easy Way", altro episodio street metal di buona fattura. Se tra i vostri gruppi preferiti ci sono SKID ROW, JACKYL, WIDOWMAKER o i meno conosciuti VAMP LET STAT allora avete trovato pane per i vostri denti!
Loaded Dice - PO Box 7003 Huntsville, AL 35807 (USA)
Independent Music Network
From the Heart of Dixie state comes one of the most promising hard rock bands screaming "Hey People... Ya'll Ready For Some Rock N Roll" !!! Huntsville Alabama's Loaded Dice, With a couple compilation CDs already under their belts,and a killer image and stage show, the band has just unleashed "Back In The Alley" their titled release cd, recorded and mixed by Dave Pittman at Soundworks Recording in Decatur, for Delinquent Records. the cd is completely "loaded" with sure-fire rock n roll gems such as "Infatuation," "Gyspy Woman" and "Peacherman". Loaded Dice has also confirmed a distibution deal with Perris Records @ www.perrisrecords.com
Look for promotional ads in Metal Edge magazine@ www.mtledge.com starting in May 2000. Loaded Dice is negotiating various distribution deals (foreign and domestic) and also working on theme songs for several Wrestling Federation projects. They are currently in the studio recording a re-vamped version of White Lion's "When The Children Cry"for a benefit album. It's a 2 CD release with various artists and styles. See Official Website for more details.... www.loaded-dice.comrity, or other event? Be sure to announce it so everybody knows and gets excited about it.
Heart of the Rock
Hard rockin' outfit from Alabama, who have settled in the groove of late eighties sleaze metal, a la L.A Guns, and Motley Crue. They've released an album called 'Back In The Alley' on their own label Delinquent Records. 4 MP3's to be heard on their Audio/Video page.
Loaded Dice / Back In The Alley
Genre - Sleaze
Label - Delinquent Records
This cd is build up with a good cross over between sleaze and rock and comes in many way out with a L.A. rock style in your face.and it sure does spell a good time across the music itself.rs raving about you on social media? Share their great stories to help turn potential customers into loyal ones.
LOADED DICE reviewed in Strutter Magazine
Back in the Alley - Loaded Dice (Delinquent Records)
This American band is playing 80s influenced Partyrock a la LA GUNS, MOTLEY CRUE, but with an updated sound that sometimes sounds pretty heavy, but also is very melodic at times. Opener "Infatuation" is a good pure 80s typed uptempo partyrocker like early LA GUNS meets CRUE. Other songs in this style are "No Easy Way" and "After Midnight". The rest is a bit heavier in places, such as the Metal typed songs "Sick of It" and "Angry". "Down for the Count" is the best song of the whole CD, because this is a midtempo melodic rocker and sounds different than the rest of the CD and is also damn catchy. The CD also contains a cool video of one of their tunes, nicely done! Nevertheless, this band is a must if you're in to the LA GUNS/CRUE typed Party Hard Rock/Metal. Check it out...
Loaded Dice - This is one band that knows the definition of Rock-N-Roll. From Huntsville, Alabama, these guys will take you on the ride of your life both live and on their soon to be released debut CD. Head slamming tracks and crowd pleasers. Vocals with style, guitar riffs that pick you upthrow you around and leave you screaming, bass that bobs your head and percussion that kicks you in the head and makes you thank them for doing it. Hit the website for more information on how Rock-N-Roll is done these days.
Bangs...Sounds of the 80s
Loaded Dice's acoustic guitar version of "When the Children Cry" (originally by White Lion) is hauntingly beautiful, and serves as the whole compilation's theme song; during the instrumental break the singer talks about RAINN and who the profits of these CDs will benefit
Loaded Dice -Back In The Alley
Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton www.roughedge.com/cdreviews/l/loadeddice.htm
Razor sharp guitar and a David Lee Roth attitude make Loaded Dice a dynamic hard rock entity."Back in the Alley" is an 11-track CD that features ten Loaded Dice studio cuts, one live cut ("Sick of It") and an enhanced video for the title track.
Anyone who likes their hard rock with crunchy guitars, attitude-laden vocals and well-written, hard-driving songs will like this CD. As mentioned above, this CD brings to mind the work of David Lee Roth, Molly Hatchet and Lynyrd Skynyrd - but all in a Loaded Dice kind of way. A strong, solid rock'n'roll band!
Personnel: Roland Edger - lead vocals, acoustic guitars; Dan Evans - bass, backing vocals; Chris Cook - lead and slide guitar, backing vocals; Dahn Michaels - drums, backing vocals.
For more information, check out http://www.loaded-dice.com
Loaded Dice - Back In The Alley
By: Tim Taylor
If you miss the 80's hard rock sound, man do I have a band for you! Based out of Huntsville, Loaded Dice is blues-based rock quartet with a metal edge. The band is led by fiery lead vocalist Roland Edger, whose gritty style powers the group's loud anthems as well as their more understated tunes. The rest of the band includes riff master Chris Cook on lead and slide guitar, Dan Evans on bass, and Dahn Micheals on drums. This trio also does an excellent job on the backing vocals, prevalent here due to the gang-style choruses often employed. Loaded Dice has been featured in magazines such as Slam, Hit Parader, Metal Edge, and Meltdown. The band appeared on the Brother Cane tribute album (which I reviewed last month for The Buzz), and they have also been active contributors to causes such as the Marine Corps' "Toys For Tots" drive. Loaded Dice's first official CD, entitled "Back In The Alley", was released in 2000. It contains eleven blues-drenched tracks of 80's metal mayhem, plus a video for the title track.
The first cut is called "Infatuation", and no, it's not a Rod Stewart retread. Instead, it's a
foot-stompin', head-bangin' metal battlecry. The main riff rocks, as does the addictive gang-vocal chorus: "Wanna be your lover, wanna be your friend!" Next is "No Easy Way", which, like its predecessor, relies on a blues-metal riff and a shout-a-long gang chorus. The lyrics are okay but nothing special, throwing out clichés such as "living in the house of pain". Still, it's a solid, fun tune. "Preacherman" takes a bit of a belated swipe (even for its time) at televangelists. It has a slow, bluesy intro, the requisite gang-vocal chorus, a cool guitar solo in the middle, and a nicely subdued ending. The fourth track is "After Midnight", which relies on a ZZ Top-like riff. The chorus is nothing spectacular, and the lyrics contain goofy clichés like "we're ready to rock so you people can roll". "Down For The Count" is a slower song with lyrics about sex ("fingers scratch down my back"), but again the chorus seems lacking. Yet, in the ensuing title track, the shouted chorus is a strength. With a funky bass line, hard-charging riffs (reminiscent of the 90's band Sister Whiskey), and the aforementioned chorus, Loaded Dice puts it all together in the title track. The seventh cut is called "Ashamed". It starts slow and builds into a killer gang-vocal chorus. Contemplative yet catchy, this is the second-best song on the album. "Gypsy Women", with it's heavy, chugging riffs and killer hook, is also one of the better songs here. Ninth track "Angry" begins with someone reading a quote from the bible. While not the catchiest tune,
it's a decent song and the lyrics are an improvement over previous tracks. "Sick Of It" is a live cut that (oddly) sounds a bit like an old Stone Temple Pilots outtake, and final song "Backstage Blues" is almost country-ish in its blues-iness. Finally, there is the video to "Back In The Alley", which features both footage of the band playing and images of a drunk man in an alley (to go with the song's theme). For a low-budget production, this video looks very cool. Despite the lyrical clichés, this is a fun album to listen to. The vocals are strong, the riffs are sturdy, and (most of) the hooks are solid gold. Other than saying it's good-time 80's metal, I know of no specific comparisons for Loaded Dice's sound. I do know that if you want to hear that style of music done well, you should pick up a copy of this album. Check out Loaded Dice at www.loaded-dice.com, or buy a copy of this album through The Buzz's Featured CD's section.
Loaded Dice • Back in the Alley
by; Geoff Wilbur
Loaded Dice's Back in the Alley opens with "Infatuation," which could've been a bonus track on Motley Crue's Girls Girls Girls disc. Oooh, yeah! There's some stellar axework, too ("Preacherman"). The third standout track is the often-mellower, bluesy "Ashamed," while rest of the disc is still more good ol', blues-based, down 'n dirty, melodic hard rock.
"Back In The Alley"
By Paul Autry Ball Buster Hard Music
There's only one thing that sucks about this video...it's only for one song. That was a disappointment for me, especially since Loaded Dice seems like a kick ass band. This professional video features the simple story line of a guy getting loaded in an alley then walking in, a bit late, to see the band perform. That's it, plain and simple. From what I saw, Loaded Dice seems to be a bar band, meaning, a band that would go over really well in the bar scene. But, ya know what...that's rock & roll, man! That's what it's all about and this is stuff that I live for. I only wish I knew more about this band. The video's a keeper, but, it's not enough. You check it out and, like me, you're gonna want more information on this band. I'd like to hear what else they've got going on, as I'm sure it would be something I'd get into