Gonna Raise Hell

by SINFUL

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Henrik Thøgersen Lovely little sleaze rock relic with vivid vocals, sweet synths, and rambunctious riffs. An excellent 80s time capsule! Favorite track: Teenage Overdose.
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    • Additional 8 bonus live & demo tracks
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    • Complete lyrics
    • Band history essay
    • Never before seen photos
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1.
BURN YOUR EYES We came here to rock And that’s just what we’ll do We’ll get this place so hot You can’t leave til’ we’re through Feel it gettin’ hotter Hotter than the sun Don’t even try hiding Ain’t no place to run We’re gonna Burn your eyes You’re gonna realize We’re gonna burn your eyes It comes as no surprise We’re gonna burn your eyes tonight The room is burning up With the fire in your eyes The music’s got you spellbound In a trance that’s no lie Feel it getting’ hotter Melt you in your seat Don’t even try hiding We got the heat We’re gonna burn your eyes You’re gonna realize It comes as no surprise We’re gonna burn your eyes tonight Let’s go RIDING THE MIDNIGHT SUN Hear the crash of thunder Flashes light the sky Cities of confusion Towers built to die Hear the screams of terror Slicing through the night Smell the bodies burning It’s time to take flight (Chorus) Riding the midnight sun Nowhere else left to run Madness and destruction Of the human race Rock and roll will die here If we don’t save this place A world doomed by madmen Who take all life in hand We’ll take the wings of darkness And make the final stand (Repeat Chorus) Hear the crash of thunder Flashes light the sky Cities of confusion Towers built to die
2.
Wasted Youth 03:00
WASTED YOUTH Driving down the highway Doing ninety miles Take our lives in hand Got no future plans Draw another card Hopin’ for an Ace Livin fast lovin’ hard In the human race (Chorus) ‘Cause we’re young And we like our fun Wasted Youth run wild Life itself can be humdrum Wasted Youth so fine Pull into an alley Walking down the street Looking for somebody That we’d like to beat Got to roll a joint Have a little smoke Then we’ll feel much better So that we can poke (Repeat Chorus) YOU GOTTA ROCK City nights leather and chains Motorbikes gonna rip your brain You gotta lot of livin’ to do Ten thousand watts of power surging thru From Midnight until the dawn On the prowl all through town (Chorus) YOU HEY You gotta rock Heavy Metal’s gonna save your soul Turn it up and tear it down Kick it out pound it to the ground You gotta lot of livin’ to do Ten thousand watts of power surging thru (Repeat Chorus) From Midnight until the dawn On the prowl all through town (Repeat Chorus)
3.
Midnite Sun 03:59
MIDNIGHT SUN Hear the crash of thunder Flashes light the sky Cities of confusion Towers built to die Hear the screams of terror Slicing through the night Smell the bodies burning It’s time to take flight (Chorus) Riding the midnight sun Nowhere else left to run Madness and destruction Of the human race Rock and roll will die here If we don’t save this place A world doomed by madmen Who take all life in hand We’ll take the wings of darkness And make the final stand (Repeat Chorus) Hear the crash of thunder Flashes light the sky Cities of confusion Towers built to die (Repeat Chorus)
4.
YOU GOTTA ROCK City nights leather and chains Motorbikes gonna rip your brain You gotta lot of livin’ to do Ten thousand watts of power surging thru From Midnight until the dawn On the prowl all through town (Chorus) YOU HEY You gotta rock Heavy Metal’s gonna save your soul Turn it up and tear it down Kick it out pound it to the ground You gotta lot of livin’ to do Ten thousand watts of power surging thru (Repeat Chorus) From Midnight until the dawn On the prowl all through town (Repeat Chorus)
5.
TEENAGE OVERDOSE You’re too young to be saying the things you do You should be at home studying for school You got that look in your eyes The way you smile at me You know how to tantalize My heart’s in misery My will is strong but when you say those words I don’t know it’ll last too long Out running wild in the streets at night Does your daddy know and does he think it’s right Chorus You’re just a Teenage A teenage overdose It’s no fun to look when I know I can’t touch You better grow up before I do too much My will is strong but when you say those words I don’t know if it’ll last too long Out running wild in the streets at night Does your daddy know and does he think it’s right Chorus You’re just a Teenage A teenage overdose Out running wild in the streets at night Does your daddy know and does he think it’s right Chorus You’re just a Teenage A teenage overdose
6.
Rich Bitch 03:03
Rich Bitch She was too good to fit in society Rich bitch living in propriety She had all the things money could buy A high falootin' woman with so much style I won't bribe her with no diamond rings To her I'm gonna mean everything I won't pick her up in no cadillac If she's mean to me She can get the hell out (Chorus) Well I got my eye on that girl To guys like me she's like a pearl Well I got my eye on that girl Take her in hand become her man She's the richest bitch in the land (repeat) She's a rich bitch Such a tight fit Well I sat right down and I started to think A woman like that can drive a man to drink With my mind made up in a matter of time That rich birch will soon be mine (Repeat Chorus) Poor rich girl won't be the same But before I do she'll be my dame Gonna make her stand by my side I'll be her latest claim to fame (Repeat Chorus)

about

HEAVEN AND HELL RECORDS will soon release SINFUL’s 1985 EP “Gonna Raise Hell’ for the first time officially on CD. This remastered reissue also includes several bonus tracks including; a live in the studio recording, demos and a track amended from the original 1985 release.

SINFUL was conceived in Hell’s Kitchen, NY in the late 1970s by high school friends guitarist Jimmy Ambrose and bassist Al Garay. After several members in and out of the band drummer, Nelson Onofre would be added. Along with the addition of vocalist Marty Karoll, SINFUL started playing the New York club circuit. The band failed to secure any record label interest and broke up. The members began to go into other projects one of which saw Ambrose joining Canadian Muscle rocker THOR. Karoll would quit music entirely.

After Ambrose’s stint with THOR, he would begin to reform SINFUL with Garay and Onofre. They would recruit Portland, Maine vocalist Dana Albert. With the addition of Albert, the group would head into the studio to lay down tracks for their 1984 demo. Around this time Garay would decide to move over to playing just keyboards. This caused the band to have to audition for a new bass player that would lead to Nars Lopez joining the band.

The idea was to combine the heavy metal power and majesty of JUDAS PRIEST with the progressive melody and ethereal harmony of ANGEL, with a touch of glam rock. For all their efforts, if this were not achieved, it certainly showed effort and a band that just might have been a little ahead of their time.

As the demo circulated throughout the local rock scene, eventually going abroad and catching the attention of Metal Forces’ Dave Reynolds and Kelv Hellrazer. Hellrazor would help the band negotiate a deal with the small UK label Shades Records who would release the band’s debut EP “Gonna Raise Hell”. There would be hints of a full-length to follow yet inevitably this would never happen.

“Gonna Raise Hell” would get favourable reviews in European press such as in the pages of KERRANG but back in the states, it failed to reach an audience. This would lead to the eventual disbanding of SINFUL.

SINFUL was one of many, many bands across the rock n roll landscape that became lost to time as popular trends would rapidly change throughout a decade that is often unjustly generalized.

credits

released August 21, 2020

SINFUL is:
Jimmy Ambrose Guitars
Al Garay Keyboards
Dana Albert Vocals
Nars Lopez Bass (tracks 3, 4, 5, 6 & 14)
Nelson Onofre Drums (tracks 1-4, 6 -13)
Rick Schafer Drums (track 4 & 14)

SINFUL ‘Gonna Raise Hell
Recorded & mixed at I.N.S. Studios, New York City.
Engineer & mixed by Craig Bevan
Producer & mixed by J. Ambrose
All songs were written by J. Ambrose except
Track 1 written by Ambrose/Onofre
Track 6 written by Ambrose/Albert
Cover concept J. Ambrose & M. Weiss
Cover model Patty McClorey
Photography & cover by Mark Weiss

Live at Rocket Studios (tracks 7-12)
All songs were written by J. Ambrose
Except track 9 written by Malo/Ambrose
Track 12 written by M. Diamond/R. Sanford
Track 13 written by Ambrose/Malo
Track14 written by Ambrose/Lopez

2020 reissue executive producers J. Golden & G. Shafer
Remastered by Jamie King Audio in Winston Salem, NC
Layout design by C. Fergusen

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