Girder Records Signs Dale Thompson and the Boon Dogs To Their Label
PRE-ORDER THIS SATURDAY JUNE 19th
WE DID IT. WE SIGNED OUR FIRST ARTIST TO THE LABEL. Actually it's just for one record, but if you guys like, we'll do more.
10 new songs from Dale Thompson (Bride)
- Metal Blues similar to Lynyrd Skynyrd, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Foghat, James Gang
- 8 Panel Jewel Case
- Limited Run Vinyl
- Song by Song Liner Notes included in the CD/Vinyl packaging.
10 new blues songs from Dale Thompson, lead vocalist for the Christian rock band BRIDE. Coming this August. Pre-orders will begin on June 19th. It’s dirty, it’s raw, it’s metal and it’s blues.
For those of you that might be that familiar with blues, the twelve-bar blues is one of the most prominent chord progressions in popular music. The blues progression has a distinctive form in lyrics, phrase, chord structure, and duration. In its basic form, it is predominantly based on the I, IV, and V chords of a key all of which Dale has seemed to master. Sure, Dale is most well-known for his vocals in his metal band Bride. But what I love the most about Dale is his ability to bring it in a big way on bluesy metal songs such as Rock Those Blues Away and even some of the bluesy elements of Hot Down South Tonight as well as a few other songs. He has the ability to whale and scream at a fever pitch that few artist even dare emulate.
I will never forget Cornerstone 1987 (although it might have been 1988) when Bride was playing in the metal barn and belting out one anthem after another. Dale stood in the middle of the stage with his head looking up and hair flowing back absolutely screaming at the top of his lungs singing "I'm Gonna Rock Those Blues Away". It was a moment in time that I have captured in my mind and thoughts for years to come. There was something about the Blues and the way Bride delivered it.
So after a long stretch of doing re-issues, we thought it was time to crank it up and sign Dale to a blues album. Any wow, did he and the Boon Dogs deliver in a big way. If you are a fan of Blues but you like your music rockin’ this is the album for you. It’s explosive and raw, which is exactly what you would expect when you ask Dale to do a blues album. This is not laid back it’s not mellow and it’s not Blind Willie Johnson kind of blues. It’s very much Metal Blues. More along the lines of a Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Deep Purple and Motorhead. Take a listen and I think that you’ll agree that this is as good as any album he’s done. But make no mistake about it, there is a message here that’s strong, as strong as the music.
Thank you Dale for putting your heart and soul into this album, you’re fans are about to experience your talents at a whole new level.
Available on CD and Vinyl there are extensive liner notes about each song and the meaning behind them. You'll see really quick that Dale dives deep. Here is one example of those liners notes:
Talking to be Heard- In my life it seems that I have seen long winded preachers who seem to talk because they like the sound of their own voice. They are like the clouds carried by the wind Proverbs 13:3 says " Those who control their tongue will have a long life; opening your mouth can ruin everything ... : but he that hath no guard on his speech shall meet with evils. Reminds me of the Scribes in Luke Chapter 20.
- Preacher Man
- My Friend Judas
- Blind Bartimaeus
- One of a Kind
- Talking to Be Heard
- Valley of Hinnom
- Oh Brother of Mine
- Opposites Attract
- The Hem of His Garment
- Walking Through Jericho