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MUEN MAGAZINE – SHOW REVIEW – WATERLOO, IA – MARCH 28, 2015

Muen Magazine reviewed THE SICK TALK TOUR with ORGY, 9ELECTRIC & DEATH VALLEY HIGH when we hit Waterloo, IA March 28, 2015.

9Electric took over the night at Spicoli’s Grill.  They have played at this venue on several occasions, previously providing direct support for Powerman 5000 on this stage.  There were familiar faces during their set and they brought the energy and 9Electric’s frontman Thunderwood did an amazing job in engaging the audience into creating the atmosphere into a New Year’s Eve party type of atmosphere.  They played cuts off of their latest EP entitled “Control”.  Some of the 9Electric fans were singing along with glee with their single entitled “Goodbye”, in which Thunderwood gleefully described as a song about “killing your ex”.  I see this band doing very well for themselves into the future.  They had the lights, the stage presence, and they further engaged the audience into taking a massive group selfie.  Brilliant guitar work displayed by Mikey Lopez(in which you can check out my interview with him in the “Interviews” section right here on MUEN Magazine), and the rhythm section brought out a feel good New Wave, if Billy Idol took steroids, type of vibe to their sound.  Fans are anxious for them to come back to Spicoli’s Grill.  9Electric provided the classic example of “setting the bar high” in the direct support slot position of a concert billing.

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Link for the review on the Muen site:

http://www.muenmagazine.net/2015/04/sick-talk-tour-show-review-featuring-orgy-with-special-guests-9electric-death-valley-high-and-austin-taft-soundtrack/

 

THE PRELUDE PRESS – SHOW REVIEW – DENVER, CO – MARCH 25, 2015

SICK TALK TOUR @ THE MARQUIS THEATRE, 3/25/15

Photos & Review: Sick Talk Tour
Featuring: Orgy, 9ELECTRIC, Death Valley High & Dr. Death & Mr. Vile
The Marquis Theatre, Denver, CO. 3/25/15

Photos and Review by: Shannon Shumaker

The first night of any tour is bound to have a few problems as the bands finish smoothing over any kinks in their performances and get ready for weeks on the road. You can’t necessarily expect a band’s performance or an entire tour to be flawless right off the bat, but the first date of Orgy’s Sick Talk Tour in Denver definitely had its ups and downs.

When the night began early for a four band show with Denver locals, Dr. Death & Mr. Vile, I had high hopes for the night. The band was just taking the stage as I entered the venue, and when I found my way to the crowd, I was impressed. On top of a great live sound (especially for an opening act) Dr. Death & Mr. Vile had an awesome stage presence, especially considering the fact that they didn’t have much room to move around the already small stage with the touring bands’ gear backlined behind them. Though fans were still trickling in the door and the room was nowhere near filled, Dr. Death & Mr. Vile put on a great performance, starting the night off right.

Following the openers was the first touring band of the night, Death Valley High. I had heard a little bit about the group before the show, but not enough to be familiar with them, however it seemed that much of the crowd was excited for Death Valley High’s performance. Again, the band didn’t have much room to move around the stage, but that didn’t stop them from trying, much to the crowds enjoyment.

After Death Valley High was the band that I was most excited to see: 9ELECTRIC. After hearing quite a bit about the band’s energy and live presence before the show, I was definitely excited to see what they would bring to The Marquis. Needless to say, 9ELECTRIC was easily to most energetic band of the night. Each member took their turn leaping off of the kick drum, climbing into the crowd, or high fiving and fist bumping fans in the audience throughout their performance, which left the crowd (even those who weren’t familiar with 9ELECTRIC) excited about the band’s performance. It did seem that the band was having a couple of technical difficulties in the beginning of their set, but they didn’t let that slow them down or stop them. 9ELECTRIC kept chugging along track after track, even as the stage tech’s worked on fixing whatever was wrong.

The gap between 9ELECTRIC and Orgy, however, was the hiccup in the show that was hard not to notice. Signs behind the bar and on the stage indicated that Orgy was supposed to take the stage at 10pm, but with 9ELECTRIC’s performance finishing up a couple of minutes late, it wouldn’t have been surprising if the band took the stage five or even ten minutes late. The minutes ticked by, however, and it was another forty minutes before Orgy took the stage, much to the obvious frustration of some fans in the crowd. They seemed to forgive the band when the lights dimmed and they took the stage, however, and at first it was obvious why. On top of a stellar light show (something that I’ve never seen at a venue as small as The Marquis) Orgy sounded pretty spot on in the beginning of their set. To many fans, this seemed to make up for the large gap between bands, but throughout Orgy’s set, it seemed that there was another little kink in their performance.

Not being very familiar with Orgy’s live show (it was my first time catching the band) I wasn’t quite sure if it was just part of their performance, but it left me a little uneasy watching vocalist Jay Gordon smack some of his bandmates around the stage a few times – literally. On top of hitting their guitarist over the back of the head a few times, Gordon affectionately called him names to the crowd, which (again) could have just been part of their performance, but it left me feeling a little uncomfortable and unsure if I wanted to stick around for the band’s entire performance. The uncomfortable feeling came again when Gordon repeatedly yelled at the sound guy to turn the band’s backing loops up. While there were many fans in the audience that seemed pleased with the band’s performance (which again, sound-wise they were great) there were other fans who obviously left the show feeling sour. Any first date of a tour is bound to have some hiccups, but in the case of the Sick Talk Tour, some of those problems left some fans feeling uncomfortable or upset, hoping that the same problems won’t arise when the bands return to Colorado Springs for another show in April.

 

Link for the review on The Prelude Press site:

http://www.thepreludepress.com/show-reviews/2015/3/27/sick-talk-tour-the-marquis-theatre-32515

9ELECTRIC TO TOUR WITH ORGY

ORGY, 9ELECTRIC & DEATH VALLEY HIGH will begin the SICK TALK TOUR March 25, 2015 in Denver, CO.

See dates below….

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TIME BOMB TO BE FEATURED ON MTV’S BATTLE OF THE EXES 2

TONIGHT….FEB. 10, 2015…..

Watch BATTLE OF THE EXES 2 on MTV and you will here our song, TIME BOMB!

11pm / 10 Central

http://www.mtv.com/shows/challenge-battle-of-the-exes-2/

 

9ELECTRIC TO PLAY WAYNE STATIC MEMORIAL CONCERT!

We are honored to be a part of a very special night of music to celebrate the life of the king of Evil Disco, our good friend Wayne Static.

9ELECTRIC, THE DARK and a surprise band will start the evening off!

Then Wayne’s band will play a 22 song set of all your favorite Static-X songs with many special guests joining Wayne’s band throughout the show to create a unique, unforgettable night, not to be missed!

If you are anywhere near the Los Angeles area, you DO NOT want to miss this show!

Doors: 7pm

$25 at the door

All Ages!

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20% HOLIDAY SALE ON EVERYTHING FROM OUR ONLINE STORE!!

9ELECTRIC FRIENDS & FANS….

We’d like to wish all of you a very HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

9ELECTRIC had an amazing 2014……
In addition to releasing our EP, CONTROL, we made lots of new friends and fans playing shows with so many KILLER bands….

POWERMAN 5000
KNEE HIGH FOX
BUCKCHERRY
PUDDLE OF MUDD
GEMINI SYNDROME
STARSET
EYES SET TO KILL
PSYCHOSTICK
LIKE A STORM
SPONGE
SLAUGHTER
FILTER
RIGHTEOUS VENDETTA
CAGE9
LETTERS FROM THE FIRE
ISLANDER
OTHERWISE
VATTICA
THE DARK
MADLIFE
EMPHATIC
KALEIDO
REV THEORY

We look forward to an even more incredible 2015!!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT!!!

From now through Jan 1, 2015, you can use those gift cards you get as gifts, to buy some killer
9E gear from our online store at 20% off!!!

Click HERE to go to our online store now!

GO FOR IT – YOU DESERVE IT!!!

Much Love,
Thunderwood
*Mikey*
CaseyDC
Micah

 

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9ELECTRIC DEBUT LYRIC VIDEO FOR BULLET TOOTH (feat. HEIDI SHEPHERD) ON ARTISTDIRECT.COM

The new lyric video for Bullet Tooth is out and can be seen today exclusively at www.artistdirect.com

After today you can see it on our You Tube page!

The song features guest vocals from Heidi Shepherd of Butcher Babies in a duet with our own, Thunderwood!

Check it out now on Artistdirect.com!

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9ELECTRIC CREATE WAYNE STATIC MEMORIAL PAGE!

Today would have been Wayne Static’s 49th birthday.

Wayne was a close friend of our band and we wanted to do something special to celebrate his life, so we created a page in his memory. This memorial page has a FREE download of DESTROY AS YOU GO – Feat. Wayne Static, a video stream of the song with highlights from our recording session with Wayne and pictures of Wayne joining us on stage to sing the song when we toured with Static-X in 2012.

Please download the song and share it with everyone who is grieving Wayne’s passing, as we are.

Click HERE to go to the page.

Much love,

Thunderwood

*Mikey Lopez*

CaseyDC

Micah Electric

 

9ELECTRIC DEBUTS “GOODBYE” MUSIC VIDEO ON REVOLVER!

9ELECTRIC has released the brand new music video for “GOODBYE” exclusively on REVOLVER magazine’s website, www.revolvermag.com

It will remain exclusively on Revolvermag.com for one day and then be available on the band’s YOU TUBE page.

The video was conceived, directed and edited by Ron Thunderwood.

Check it out now!

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100% ROCK MAGAZINE – REVIEW OF CONTROL EP

Our new disc CONTROL got a great review from 100% ROCK MAGAZINE!

Check it out at….

http://magazine.100percentrock.com/cd-reviews/201409/71491

 

Release Date: September 2, 2014

Rating: 8.5/10

Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur

Techno isn’t my thing, but if you throw a killer drumbeat guitar riffs underneath the track, you will catch my attention, just as 9ELECTRIC did on their latest effort.  “Time Bomb” comes out of the gate with great riffs and a heavy bottom end.  The vocals mix well with the loop tracks and the rest of the band.  This track gives the disc a great base.  “Bullet Tooth” is another song that comes out swinging, thanks to the cool contrast between the vocals from Thunderwood and guest vocalist Heidi Shepherd from Butcher Babies.  The rest of the track supplies a cool background for the edgy duet.  “Feel This” has a different feel to it, when the vocals seem a bit deeper and heavier in the mix.  The guitars come through the chorus and give the song an added depth.  “Goodbye” is a decent blend of the other tracks on the disc, with a heavier reliance on the rhythm section, as the drums and bass figure bigger in the mix, especially during the chorus and bridge.  “Under Attack” sounds like a Zombie-Powerman5000 hybrid, with raspy vocals that accompany the chugging guitar, thumping bass, and the aggressive drumming.  “Control” closes the disc with a sound that spins more dimension into the bands sound and feel.  The song blends all the things the band does well and piles it into one well done track.

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