Mike Paradine, drummer from the traditional heavy metal band, ArcticFlame has completed his first solo album.
Composed of 9 original songs and a cover of “Parasite” by KISS, it runs from true metal, to hard rock and even a Guns n Roses style punk composition. A very personal album that deals with his battle with cancer as a 13 year old, his ongoing feud with family members, humor and songs about true events from 9/11. Mike has thrown every style of music that he has ever listened to, even to the point where he has inserted many influential riffs and drum fills into some songs such as such as the end lead in “Taste My Fist” as a homage to Deep Purple’s “Highway Star” lead or the snare drum fill in “Rise Up to The Grave”, a direct nod to the drum piece in KISS, “Love Gun”. The song that has gotten the most attention though, is “On a Tuesday Morning (The John J Harvey), a more commercial number that tells the true event about the retired fire boat, The John J Harvey, that had an integral role on 9/11. A commercial that’s fit for the 10th anniversary of the attacks.
Guests vocals: Richard Holmgren (drummer of WOLF), Michael Clayton Moore (ArcticFlame)