ELEGANT WEAPONS, FEATURING JUDAS PRIEST MEMBERS RICHIE FAULKNER AND SCOTT TRAVIS, ALONG WITH PANTERA BASSIST REX BROWN WITH SINGER RONNIE ROMERO, RELEASE THEIR FIRST SINGLE VIDEO, “BLIND LEADING THE BLIND,” DEBUT ALBUM “HORNS FOR A HALO” DUE MAY 26TH
The animated music video for Blind Leading The Blind, the first single from Elegant Weapons, the new project featuring guitarist Richie Faulkner(Judas Priest) and singer Ronnie Romero (Rainbow, MSG), can be seen below. The song is from Elegant Weapons‘ debut album, Horns For A Halo, which will be released on May 26th through Nuclear Blast. The LP was recorded with bassist Rex Brown (Pantera, Down) and drummer Scott Travis (Judas Priest) and was helmed by acclaimed British producer Andy Sneap, who has previously worked with Judas Priest, Accept, Exodus and Megadeth, among many others.
“The video is great and gives a quirky and stylistic representation of the meaning of the song,” explains Faulkner. “The main character is getting drunk on the power he is given by the people that trust him, only to be found out later when his followers really see the truth. When the power is taken away, he is seen for what he really is.”
Horns For A Halo track listing:
1. Dead Man Walking
2. Do Or Die
3. Blind Leading The Blind
4. Ghost Of You
5. Bitter Pill
6. Lights Out
7. Horns For A Halo
8. Dirty Pig
9. White Horse
10. Downfall Rising
To read more about Elegant Weapons, please click here.
Yes Dana, Cockney Accent is correct.
Cockney Accent is more East London than the other parts, so being that your grandmother was an ‘Eastender’, then yes she would have been a cockney.
Scouse as I said is Liverpool (Think John Lennon), Newcastle is ‘Geordie’ (Brian Johnson AC/DC), Birmingham is ‘Brummie (Ozzy Osbourne) Manchester is ‘Mancunian’ (Noel and Liam Gallagher of Oasis) and then there’s Yorkshire which to my knowledge doesn’t have a proper title (Joe Elliot & Rick Savage from Def Leppard and before the elocution lessons David Coverdale).
Also in the midlands area with Birmingham you have the Black Country accent, which is a bit deeper than you standard ‘Brummie (Noddy Holder of Slade and, to a point, Rob Halford).
We’ve got a few over here to say the least.
Well, it’s no different in America, we may have even more. We have 50 states, with each area having their own accents…crazy. Sykes is from Reading, what is his accent called?
John Sykes…well Dana when I hear him speak I hear a bit of a London accent in his voice.
Reading is in the county of Berkshire, and it is in what is known as the Thames Valley, as in the River Thames that over course runs through London. However, there is a Berkshire accent; which is a little bit like the West Country accent, which covers places like Somerset and Avon.
However it has died out quite a bit. It’s still there a little in West Berkshire, more out in the countryside. But with John Sykes I would say he speaks more ‘Londoner’ than more traditional Berkshire.
To be honest, not knowing a great deal about him other than he sure knows how to play a guitar, I always thought he was from London given the way he speaks.
Thank you, so interesting…What is Reading like?
What’s Reading like?
I honestly couldn’t tell you. I’ve never been anywhere near the place. The only thing I know about Reading is the football (soccer) team (and I don’t know much about them either!)
Maybe ask Mr Sykes himself?
I don’t know him 🙁
I might know someone who does….
(Clue: You work for his website!)
I know, but I don’t see Eddie often enough and Sykes lives in LA.