· CLOSET MONSTER 96 - WHAT'S INSIDE TRIXIE'S CLOSET? (GYR163) ·

::T R A C K S::

01. THE WAY IT HAS TO BE
02. RUNNING BLIND
03. LOST
04. TIME WILL TELL ITS TALE
05. NO TIME
06. EVERY ROLL WILL ROCK
07. LOW
08. WAIT FOR NO ONE
09. SOMEDAY
10. BOX OF CLUES
11. RAM IT


FORMAT: Audio CD / 4 PANEL WALLET
GYR163 - $13.99

Outstanding studio disc by this awesome heavy rock band from South Dakota featuring 11 tracks (57 mins) of phenomenal, powerful, creative, dynamic, melodic, riff:machine heaviness that lands supreme with world-class, hard rock excellence. Closet Monster 96 draw from many killer musical influences and have created their own brand of superb, memorable heavy rock music on "What's Inside Trixie's Closet". Combining the impressive musical talents of Jon Koopman (Lead Vocals & Keyboards), Mike Dresch (Guitar & Vocals), Mike Pennock (Guitar), Brian Masek (Bass, Guitar, Keyboards & Vocals) & Jeff Koller (Drums & Vocals) who praise the loud & shake the walls down to the ground with their awesome brand of way-kool, super-sonic rock. Closet Monster 96 definitely produce & deliver the heavy rock riffage that matters on the amazing "What's Inside Trixie's Closet?" disc. An essential, classic, timeless heavy rock masterpiece of epic proportions that is all about Keeping the Rock alive.


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01. THE WAY IT HAS TO BE
02. RUNNING BLIND
03. LOST
04. TIME WILL TELL ITS TALE
05. NO TIME
06. EVERY ROLL WILL ROCK
07. LOW
08. WAIT FOR NO ONE
09. SOMEDAY
10. BOX OF CLUES
11. RAM IT

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· reviews ·

ARGUS LEADER ARTICLE - NOVEMBER 2017

Get ready to rock, Sioux Falls.

Local hard rock band Closet Monster is back with the re-release of its 1996 album "What's Inside Trixie's Closet."

Former Argus Leader entertainment reporter Bob Keyes awarded it the best local CD for technical quality and professionalism in 1996, and Tom Coyne raved about the band's Ozzy Osbourne-like sound in Hard Roxx Magazine.

"They are quite simply the most refreshingly, outrageously talented band I've heard in quite some time," wrote Coyne.

Closet Monster rocked around town in the late '90s, with the Pomp Room serving as its home base until the venue closed in 1998.

Every weekend for a couple of months, the band booked a recording studio and labored away at the debut album.

"We put a lot of work into the CD," said bass player and vocalist Brian Masek. "By the time we were done with it, we felt we put everything we had into it."

This past summer, an indie music label from upstate New York contacted the band about re-releasing the album. Grooveyard Records explained that "What's Inside Trixie's Closet" had always been one of their favorites.

The band members were initially surprised by the label's interest, but after looking into the company's mission of supporting hard rock musicians, they agreed to the re-release.

Each song on the new version of the album sounds better than the original, having been digitally remastered. The CD also features new cover art.

"What's Inside Trixie's Closet" is available at grooveyardrecords.com for $13.99.

Grooveyard describes the CD on their website as "an essential, classic, timeless heavy rock masterpiece of epic proportions that is all about keeping the rock alive."

Closet Monster will reunite at the Icon Lounge on Feb. 24 for a re-release celebration, playing together for the first time in nearly two decades.

All of the band's original members will be present, including guitarist Mike Pennock, who is flying back from his current home in Austin, Texas.

After the band broke up around 2001, each of the group's members continued to pursue their passion for music.

Lead vocalist Jon Koopman currently plays with Powerplay, drummer Jeff Koller rocks out with the Ron Keel Band and guitar player Mike Dresch gets his groove on with the Guilty Pleasures Band. Mike Pennock is gigging and recording with The Victoria Pennock Band in Austin, Texas.

Masek, now a software developer, is keeping busy with his jazz ensemble Brian Masek & Friends. He often jams out with other local rock bands and jazz groups, as well as taking gigs with the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra and the pit orchestra for the Sioux Empire Community Theatre.

"I’m able to do everything I want to do here. There are good players here, and we have places we can play," said Masek. "I’ve never played as much as I have in the last couple of years."

Alexa Giebink / Argus Leader (November 2017)
 



 


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