Tracks Of The Week results: Of Earth scoop the top spot again!
Of Earth have topped our Tracks Of The Week poll for the second time.
The band, fronted by UFO/Sebastian Bach bassist Rob De Luca, beat David Bowie to the TOTW No.1 spot in March when they launched previous video, Prototype. Now they’ve been and gone and done it again!
Of Earth’s track Heart Of The Hard Drive garnered an impressive 31.78% of votes, placing it some way ahead of Toesland’s LIfe Is Beautiful in second place and Black Star Riders’ Kingdom Of The Lost in third.
Respect to De Luca and crew for mobilizing their fan base to propel Of Earth to another TOTW triumph. It might be a surprise result but as we said last time around, you’ve got to be in it to win it.
Check out the full TOTW results below – and watch out for a brand new poll, coming soon!
1. Of Earth – Heart Of The Hard Drive (31.78% of votes)
Bassist Rob De Luca is joined by guitarist Paul Casanova, drummer Rik De Luca and keyboardist Matt Baram in Of Earth. He describes the band as “more art rock” and adds: “There’s a fine line where despair and hope can meet and mix. It’s a powerful and profound moment. I feel our music somewhat represents that place.” He’s appearing with UFO at this weekend’s Download festival.
2. Toseland – Life Is Beautiful (18.97%)
Since his forced retirement from racing following a wrist injury sustained in March 2011, James Toseland has pursued a full-time rock career with the same kind of passion that saw him crowned World Superbike Champion in 2004 and 2007. Toseland has been collaborating with Toby Jepson (Little Angels, Gun, Fastway etc) to write an album packed with hard rock and power ballads. He is just about to release his debut EP and a full album will follow later in the year. You can catch Toseland tonight, June 13, at Cardiff Solus (supporting Little Angels) and tomorrow at Download on the Jägermeister Stage.
3. Black Star Riders – Kingdom Of The Lost (9.52%)
Kingdom Of The Lost is taken from the Thin Lizzy offshoot’s debut album, All Hell Breaks Loose. Frontman Ricky Warwick describes it as “one of the most personal songs for me on the record”. He says of the video: “The artwork is by renowned Belfast artist Terry Bradley. His paintings go for up to £100,000 and his famous clients include Madonna and Bono. When I played him Kingdom Of The Lost he was so blown away that he gave us his art to use for free – something he’s never done before.”
4. Daylight Robbery – Crossing The Great Divide (5.73%)
The brand new video from Daylight Robbery – the self-styled “new kings of heavy melodic rock” – is packed full of footage from the recent HRH AOR festival. The Birmingham-based band were formed by Tony Nicholl (vocals), Mark Carleton (guitars), Col Murdoch (bass) and Ben Dixon (drums). Crossing The Great Divide is from Daylight Robbery’s debut album Cross Your Heart. Its promo video is centred around around the band’s crowd-pleasing performance at last April’s inaugural HRH AOR festival, which took place at Magna Science Adventure in Rotherham. HRH AOR 2 is scheduled for March 2014 – with an all-important change of location. All the details are here.
5. The Graveltones – Catch Me On The Fly (5.37%)
Two Aussies wash up in London, meet by chance in Tin Pan Alley and start playing stripped-down blues rock. True or not, The Graveltones’ back story is a romantic one – and this song swaggers, swings and squeals in all the right places.
6. FM – Crosstown Train
7. Queensryche – Where Dream Go To Die
8. Megadeth – Forget To Remember
9. The Winery Dogs – I’m No Angel
10. Shinedown – Miracle
11. Nine Inch Nails – Come Back Haunted
12. The Artful Badger & Friends – Badger Swagger
13. White Wizzard – Strike The Iron
14. Beware Of Darkness – Sweet Girl
15. Stone Gossard – I Don’t Want To Go To Bed
16. = Born Of Fire – In The End
16. = Dekades – You & Him