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Well, folks: after a couple of years of bated wait, after the ups and downs and all the in betweens, my southern rock band Crossfyre’s sophomore album release, Iron Horse, is finally here!

Iron Horse CD sale

I personally did the layout and cover artwork for this slab, and I have to say I am damn proud of the end result.  It looks as killer as it sounds!  And I dare say, we are the equivalent of Finland’s Lynyrd Skynyrd without trying to intentionally sound like them, with Iron Horse.

The album features 10 orginals and two covers: Bob Dylan’s All Along the Watchtower and The Rolling Stones’ Jumpin’ Jack Flash.  Produced by Hannu Leiden at Helsinki’s Seawolf Studios (Hanoi Rocks, Michael Monroe, Dr. Feelgood, Leningrad Cowboys, Amorphis), Iron Horse is as top-notch of a production as it gets in modern days.  It’s also organic in sound: no drum grids, no auto-tuning, no bullshit.  In other words, it has the old school human element to it, which is largely missing from over-produced and clinically-sanitized recorded music these days.  Think of the organic vibe on Guns ‘n Roses’ Appetite For Destruction album and you will get my point.

This spring and summer, we have a slew of gigs upcoming with Crossfyre in several European markets, so mark these down and make sure to come out and see the band when we are in your area or near you:

Crossfyre tour dates:
May 8 On The Rocks, Helsinki FI (Iron Horse album release party — 6e tickets at the door!)
On The Rocks Crossfyre
May 17 Motorcafe Suviranta, Turenki FI
May 24 Seurahovi Night, Porvoo FI (w/Skinny Molly & The Slidemobile)
June 7 FH-DCE Super Rally, Tallinn Estonia
June 10 Alchemia, Bialystok, Poland
June 11 5 Sztuk, Siedlce, Poland
June 12 Alligator, Poznan, Poland
June 13 Free Blues Club, Szczecin, Poland
June 14 Barnaby’s Blues Bar, Braunschweig DE
June 15 TBA Hamburg DE
June 27 Rockin’ by the River festival, Iisalmi FI (www.rockinbytheriver.info)
June 28 Kolisewa MC, Karkkila FI
July 5 Saariston Lomakeskus, Mossala FI
Aug 8 Hullu Poro, Levi FI
Aug 14 TBA, Oulu FI
Aug 15 Jänkhällä Jytisee, Saariselkä FI
Aug 16 TBA, Ylivieska FI
More dates are being added to the tour schedule as we speak, so be sure to check for updates at www.reverbnation.com/crossfyre
crossfyre_promo

Crossfyre Iron Horse promotional photo by Jarmo Katila (www.jarmokatila.fi)

My southern rock band Crossfyre will be filming our second video from our upcoming Iron Horse album, for a song entitled “Devil’s Daughter”, on November 30 in the southeastern Finnish city of Kotka at Motel Route 66.

For this video shoot, we are taking open applications online, for female roles in the “Devil’s Daughter” video.  What we are looking for is about six attractive ladies between ages 18 – 35 to play short seductress roles, sans any spoken parts.  Everything is just body language and gesturing, but not to worry, there is nothing R or X-rated to worry about!  Crossfyre will also have a gig, which will be filmed in conjunction for the music video, the very same night at Route 66.

“Devil’s Daughter” is a song that tells a very simple and prolific story about certain types of women that can lead a man to ruin.  If any of you ladies out there that are reading this post wish to send in your open application for consideration to appear in the video, send an email to me at starbuck (at) saunalahti.fi by November 25, and we will inform the chosen girls via email.

Crossfyre gig poster A3 KOTKA 2013

Check out Crossfyre’s last video, Born to be Free, also from the upcoming Iron Horse album…

My southern rock band Crossfyre’s Born to be Free music video has finally been released and uploaded to YouTube today, take a look: