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FORMAT: Audio CD / 4 PANEL WALLET
Outstanding debut studio disc by this mega-awesome heavy guitar power trio from Brazil featuring 10 tracks (57 mins.) of brain-damaging, killer, powerful, dynamic, blues-based, hard/heavy rock riffage that lands monumental. The "Self-Titled" disc by Motorgun kicks serious ass, landing supreme & authentic with Classic, timeless, heavy rock excellence.
Motorgun are an amazing heavy rock riff:machine who give the term "Power Trio" new meaning. Combining strong songs, awesome vocals and killer riffage with impressive musicianship, Motorgun have landed with strength & power on their excellent debut disc and have given us hope & faith that real heavy rock is still alive. Fronted by the insanely talented Bebeto Daroz on guitar & vocals, "The Man" is a true bad-ass riff:master of world-class magnitude who also nails down killer, serious legit lead guitar solos that speak the six string language of the guitar hero greats. Our #1 good, heavy, riff-rockin', ass kickin', guitar slingin' Motorgun Brother Bebeto Daroz also handles the vocals and delivers excellent, stand-out, vox with power and melody. Motorgun also features Edinho on low end bottom kool bass and Leo Mello on thunderous drums. Both Edhino and Leo Mello are killer musicians in their own right who both combine their excellent musical talents to nail down the kick-ass, powerful Motorgun sound. For Those About to Rock with Motorgun, We Salute You.
The Motorgun: "Self-Titled" disc is an essential, impressive heavy rock slab of monstrous proportions that is Highly recommended to fans of Black Sabbath, Ozzy, Randy Rhoads, Zakk Wylde, Soundgarden and all other Classic hard/heavy guitar rock bands from the 70s to current times. An Epic, modern day heavy rocker that stands tall, shines brightly and sets new standards for bad-ass power trio greatness.
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Addictive. It's possible only one word to define the debut album of the Brazilian power trio formed by Bebeto Daroz (guitar and vocals), Edinho Neto (bass) and Leo Mello (drums). The excellent "Heading For Tomorrow" strarts showing the way taken by the group: with an always functional groove in the cowbell, it is bluesy, heavy and carries an aura of jam thanks to the bass line and a traveler guitar solo. You can breathe an air of The Cult in "Rebel Souls", thanks to the initial riff, and "Deliverance"; A bit of Black Label Society in "Back To Ashes"; And even Black Sabbath, either a la Dio in "Beyond The Black" (with a great instrumental in the solo part) or a la Ozzy in Come And Go (beautiful bass work of Neto), "Hellhounds" is slow and heavy and the contagious "Going Home", have that "Children Of The Grave" groove that became a reference for Heavy Metal, ending with a spectacular guitar solo. And here we have the outstanding point. There are great choruses and melodies scattered all over the CD, but Daroz's work on the six strings is to stand up and clap. It does not matter if it's the right hand - that riff of Whiskey, Women And A Whole Lotta Blues! - or the left - that solo on hard blues Call Me A Loser! - because the result is an impressive good taste, from the tones to the notes in the right place in an execution that overflows feeling. Rating 9/10.
Daniel Dutra / Roadie Crew Magazine - Brazil (October 2016)
Think in a power trio that unleashes a high-octane thick-gauge sonority inspired by the good and old bluesy hard rock, but also with their style brought to the present days going through the vein of contemporary bands like Crobot and Monster Truck. Did you start to idealize? Welcome to Motorgun!
Coming from Rio de Janeiro/Brazil the powerful trio was already blazing their potential and quality with “Heading for Tomorrow” an EP released in 2014 that carried all that bluesy “mojo” associated with a speeding and incendiary rock´n roll full of malevolence. Tracks such “Whiskey, Women and a Whole Lotta Blues” delivered an extremely dignified business card that drew a lot of attention to the guys. Well it was now in 2016 that they came with their first album “Motorgun” and it was not a joke: they rocks. Inspired by the Hard Rock of bands like Led Zeppelin, Mountain and Soundgarden and also the Blues, the guys present ten visceral tracks with great groove and plenty of power.
Opening the works from the 2014’s EP comes “Heading for Tomorrow”, which already begins the “talk” with the listener in a crude, fast and passionate way with a great hard rock groove full of great riffs and of soulful and inspired guitar work, very cool drums stuff and the omnipresent great vocal of Bebeto Daroz (who also takes care of the six strings). Guys know how to divide well between weight and swing in their work, which helps reinforce this ability to deliver something very pleasurable to hear. “Rebel Souls” in the sequel instigates that (hypothetical!) will of taking the car out of the garage throwing a few cold beers on the side bench and falling on the road at full speed. While the track is solid and energetic, it has a more “soft” and more “commercial” appeal, in the best side of the word. The track may refer to something like a jam between Audioslave and Led Zeppellin on a freeway heading to the Titty Twister from “From Dusk Till Dawn”!!!
“Back to Ashes” take the rhythm a little further in its beginning, throwing fuel on the fire and lowering its foot on the accelerator. More incendiary riffs, more awesome guitar developments and with the band’s rhythm section following very efficiently. There’s even place to a 80’s hard rock groove inserted into the song referring to the “hymns” of Hard Rock of that time. “Deliverance” alternates the more explosive vibe with a more cadenced and dense vein providing the appearance of other facets of the band with a slower, introspective and strong pace making something a little bit different of the more “traditional” hard / blues, referring to something more up-to-date. The great songs keep coming and on the way we have another very interesting tracks like the amazing “Hellhounds”, with a touch of Soundgarden, and another firecracker of the debut EP, “Come and Go”, another of the tracks that associate the hard-bluesy inspirations of the band with a different and more current vibe.
“Beyond The Black” brings again the sound of Motorgun to a more distinctive toning and more restrained step, everything so that an atmosphere is created and every nuance and every small great quality of the band’s work can be tasted with clarity and attention. The striking vocal, the sharped instrumental part … everything stands out at its time in the song. “Whiskey, Women and a Whole Lotta Blues" is already an “old-fashioned piece” of the band and follows the same: a great thundering song perfect to retrieve that spirit of putting the wheels on the road and to follow aimlessly just enjoying the sunset without major pretensions or plans. If you have a good company and some booze in your side, better yet.
Closing with the highest possible skill “Call Me a Loser” and “Going Home”. In this CD, “Call me to Loser” is perhaps the one with the greatest blues vein among all the tracks, in that passionate and very striking line of blues rock. Here, at the first moments come to my mind the excellent George Thorogood and the Destroyers. And to close with “Hallelujah and Amem!!” and fireworks “Going Home” brings some of the stoner rock style to the Hard Rock ground of the guys printing that final punch on the album without leaving any loose end or “missing something”.feeling!
The debut album of Motorgun realize with Grooveyard Records the perfect communion: the association between a great label that represents through the bands in his family the essence of hard’n blues and a band that is the perfect synthesis of the proposal of the label. The partnership is synchronous and perfectly functional. And Motorgun’s album is a blast that gets better with every audition. Fantastic!
Matheus Jacques / StonedUnionDoomed (November-2016)
“ Top of the hard rock class of 2016! Frickin’ awesome… “
Motorgun is a Brazilian hard rock power trio. Singer / guitarist Bebeto Daroz is the frontman, Edinho and bassist Leo Mello drummer of the band. The band debuted with a self-titled album, rock lovers take you back to the 70s.
Motorgun opens with the epic (seven minutes) "Heading for Tomorrow" in which they emit from the first chords of who they are. Bebeto proves that he is not only an excellent guitarist, but also an outstanding singer. Spiky "Rebel Souls" fits well with this. Bebeto's grooves balance between bluesy licks and technical unpretentious can. With "Back to Ashes", the trio is shifting gear and "Deliverance" is more psychedelic. Of the other songs are "Come and Go", the bluesy "Call Me a Loser" and the closing "Going Home" in itself definitely worth mentioning!
Those who think that only Brazil Angra (one from São Paulo-derived power and progressive metal band) or Sepultura (a thrash / groove metal band that was founded in 1984 in the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte. The brothers Max and Igor Cavalera formed the pivot tire) hit the ball completely wrong. Motorgun's debut is definitely one that fans of Black Sabbath, Ozzy, Randy Rhoads, Zakk Wylde, Badlands, Pride And Glory, Black Water Rising and Soundgarden will enjoy.
Eric Schuurmans / Rootstime-Belgium (October-2016)
Brazilian power trio Motorgun storm on to the scene with old school hard rock and metal. Imagine Southern ‘70s band, Point Blank meeting up with NWOBHM band More to see a Black Sabbath concert – then you’re getting close. As the band plug in and light up their amps, the reverberating rumble is distinct, sonic thunder. ‘Heading for Tomorrow’ has its own video on YouTube and is the best place to start when cranking to these boys. The vocals of Bebeto Daroz are thick and powerful, while his guitar playing shreds and squeals. Bassist Edinho bares it all in his deep grooves and dense fiber as drummer Leo Mello pours the foundation with enough rattle, boom and shack to rival any seismic quake. Brash and cocky fueled, ‘Beyond the Black’ hits hard, with an open chord riff and smoking engine. ‘Whiskey, Women and a Whole Lot of Blues’ borrows from AC/DC as the chorus wails, the drums beat, and the guitar echoes.
Loaded with texture is the seven-minute ‘Hellhounds’ with its Sabbath dirge and Tank-like guitar matching the lyrics, “The hellhounds are coming / there’s nothing you can do or say.” Guaranteed this is no throwback to basement ‘80s brain killers. Motorgun is packed with vibrant energy and classy songwriting. ‘Rebel Souls’ merges might and muscle with melody and hooks. ‘Call Me a Loser’ is dirty blues with turbo guitar and grinding rhythm while ‘Back To Ashes’ takes a chugging Motörhead drive and laces it with killer guitar leads. The psychedelic cyclone ‘Deliverance’ draws from ‘90’s giants Soundgarden and Monster Magnet to create the album’s signature masterpiece. For a three-piece, this is a huge jam complete with epic passages and beastly beats. ‘Going Home’ leaves a lasting impression as the album closes with over seven minutes of metal riffing, pulsating drums and surging bass, A dramatic pause mid-song lasts just long enough for a drum refrain – then back to the lions. When it comes to modern heavy rock, these guys mean it!
Todd K. Smith / The Electric Beard (September 2016)
Those of you who thought Brazil was only Angra or Sepultura, forget that. Yes, I know there are plenty of other bands coming from Brazil, but this is by far the best retro style riff rock band I’ve ever heard from there! The band features guitarist/singer Bebeto Daroz, bassist Edinho and drummer Leo Mello. Fans of bands like King Karma, Badlands, Pride And Glory and Black Water Rising should definitely check this unit out. The album kicks off with the close to 7 minutes epic ”Heading For Tomorrow” where the band instantly kicks into heavy riff mode and Bebeto proves he’s not only an outstanding guitarist, but also a class A singer! ”Rebel Souls” continues in a Pride And Glory southern drop-D style heavy crunch vein. This is catchy, groove oriented and heavy as fuck! Bebeto perfectly balances between bluesy licks and technical runs, without it becoming show-off. ”Back To Ashes” bursts in like a raging steamroller, but with a cool melodic chorus that gives the song a new layer, while ”Deliverance” has a cool slightly psychedelic touch to it. I won’t get into each song. Basically because all of the songs are frickin’ awesome! Not a single filler! Not a weak moment! Together with the new Crobot, top of the class of 2016!
Janne Stark / Stark Music Reviews (August 2016)
Well, in Bebeto Daroz, singer of this upcoming band, we have found a mini Glenn Hughes, and in the end ‘Motorgun’ (the album) stands out precisely because of his voice, even in a field that’s been sowed and reaped so many times. Motorgun plays Classic Rock with a dark heaviness you wouldn’t expect to come out of sunny Rio de Janeiro. Highly appealing for lovers of the genre, as the band not only fulfill the visual conventions of the style, but also presents songs of serious quality.
Somehow you heard it all before, but it’s simply timeless – the 1/8 hard riff from “Rebel Souls”, The epic greatness of the catchy “Hellhounds” and the rock cliché-filled “Whiskey, Women and a Whole Lotta Blues". In the end, you are rewarded with the Hard Rock “Going Home” and you find yourself thinking that we need more records like this one.
Bottom line: Blues rock (with emphasis on Rock) and a voice that must be listened to. For those who appreciate both aspects (singing and playing) Motorgun is a worthy, solid work.
Andreas Schiffmann / Muskireviews.de (August 2016)
North Americans are not the only ones who breed blues impregnated Rock n Roll to match Deep Purple, Black Sabbath or Southern Rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd. South americans can do it, too.
The Power Trio from Rio de Janeiro, Motorgun, has released their self titled debut album, after only one EP. Or should we say, they busted it out of the exhaust pipe of a muscle car! Muscle cars also appear on the cover, giving us a hint on where the band is heading, with burning engines. All the way on the Highway to Hell and beyond.
Bebeto Daroz, the band Leader, comes through not only with his singing but also with his old school heavy rock riffing. Vocals, guitars bass and drums: no time is wasted here. Simple and good. Motorgun rocks with speed and talent through the 10 songs, as you can tell from titles such as “Rebel Souls“, “Hellhounds” and “Whiskey, Women and a whole lotta Blues“. Indeed, there's a lot of blues to be found hidden in the songs. The speedometer needle stays on the upper third, without ever reaching the red zone. A lot of Up Tempo songs and this road has, luckily, very few speed limits. When its time to chill, the trio shines with a bluesy atmosphere, and beautiful short leads.
Motorgun is not innovative in their first album, however, the record is a good choice for all those who dig some spicy no-bullshit Heavy Blues.
Pedal to the metal: those south American ramblers are on the right track!
Whiskey-soda (Germany) (August 2016)
A simply amazing debut from this power trio from Brazil, with 10 tracks for almost an hour of great music of the highest level. The Motorgun present themselves to the general public with this debut album just released by Grooveyard Records, a disc of powerful and dynamic sound, based on scratching Heavy / Hard Blues Rock sound atmospheres with references to the 70s, but offered with a dynamic, modern groove. A real killer album, powerful and compelling, not to be missed.
Southern Spirit Music Blog / Italy (August 2016)
The riff powered rock trio from Brazil known as Motorgun is a band surely resurrected from the 70's, although they are much louder and much heavier. Comprised of, Bebeto Daroz on vocals and guitar, Edinho on bass and Leo Mello on drums. The trio's powder keg self titled debut will give your senses a power trip ride of epic proportion into the land of the almighty riff. It's heavy as sin! The album contains songs that are extremely listenable because the good mix. Just listen to...well, any song. Almost every song is so damn heavy, with chugging, no doubt downtuned guitars and endless levels of distortion. Highlights include; "Heading For Tomorrow", "Deliverance", "Hellhounds" and "Whiskey, Woman & A Whole Lotta Blues". No two songs sound the same, yet at the same time, the whole album just trucks on by with it's uber-heavy blues based hard rock sound. This is the kind of pure, hard-driving rock you just wanna crank up on your car stereo and take a road-trip. Motorgun rock out with a genuine, talented immersion that will have guitars doing an intense psych/blues crawl all around your pure rock ‘n’ roll soul. The bottom line is, Motorgun's debut is intense as hell....I guarantee you will not be disappointed once you hit play, but rather impressed by the sheer force of this album and it's ability to move you.
Tony Sison / The Dedicated Rocker Society (July 2016)
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