The German-American Hard Rock group EZ Livin’ around mastermind and Bonfire guitar player Hans Ziller returns with former accept singer David Reece on the mic! Founded in 1991, EZ Livin’ in the same year have sold 20.000 copies of their debut album “After The Fire” in Europe alone. After the release of the record, the band successfully went on the road as part of the Metal Hammer Roadshow together with Axel Rudi Pell, Casanova, Coracko and Domain. Last year, Hans Ziller called some new colleagues to get the group going again. The guitarist added some familiar names to the line-up: Harry Reischmann, who’s known as drummer of Ziller’s other band Bonfire, Ronnie Parkes (Tango Down and Seven Witches) on bass guitar, Paul Morris (Rainbow) on keyboards, piano & organ and none other than the aforementioned former Accept front man David Reece (Bangaloire Choir) are completing this band which is playing melodic Hard Rock with a bluesy touch. Chris Lyne (Mother Road and ex Soul Doctor) appears as guest on guitars.
Only 8 tracks on offer, but with the musical calibre on offer here (if you don’t know Bonfire, you need to check them out – far too under rated in my eyes, but about to tour the UK with Tyketto and appearing at HRH AOR) but this is much heavier than Bonfire’s work. Yet another of the “Melodic Metal” category that I am now filling my life with but tracks like “Loaded Gun” have a fabulous classic rock vibe that pushes all the right buttons for me. Cool guitar riffs, great melody and great choruses throughout.
“Firestorm” is available now via Sony Music and was mixed & mastered by Alessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline etc.)