Novadriver's space metal rockets out of Detroit to take you on a warped, interstellar trip "across the universe at the speed of light, alright, alright!" ("End of the Universe"). On Void, Mark Miers' real-deal rock vocals have a slight electronic fuzz, like they've been beamed in from somewhere out there. Blasting from behind are Billy Reedy's Black Sabbath, psychedelic power chords; Jim Anders' nuclear bass riffs; and Eric Miller's smash and bang drums. "Satellite Night" begins like the landing of some giant warship about to impose a close encounter on the Earth. "Sleep" burns the whole thing down with a slow-groove, psychic/psychotic trip that would fit well alongside the Queens of the Stone Age. The title track takes some of the best heavy metal vocals to infinity and back. Novadriver finishes the album with an amazing, big, drugged-out cover of Aerosmith's "Seasons of Wither." This album evokes the heaviness of early '70s metal, when the world was truly rocked by the music. Novadriver makes the wall of riffage leading into guitar deity solos and insanely on the edge drums sound totally new again. On "Particle Explosion," Miers welcomes the listeners to "the ending of all time." Void just might be another big bang.
From the riot-burned streets of the Motor City comes Novadriver...a sonic high-octane blast of shag-carpeted, metal flake Detroit muscle fused with classic British psychedelia. Imagine Sabbath and the Stooge's fist fighting at a Hawkwind concert over the last sheet of LSD. Exploring such topics as mind expansion, interstellar travel and tube amplification, Novadriver's musical attack and creative vision are sure to thrust you into another dimension. Performing at blistering volume, Novadriver's full-stack stage presence has all the raw power and appeal of late 1960's early 1970's classic mustache rock, plus the groove to boot. With rocket powered, cosmic overdriven guitars, rock god lead vocals, heavy, explosive, drumming and thundering atomic bass, the psychedelic maelstrom created by this four piece leaves in its wake a burning dirigible ambience that lingers well after the last power chord. With the launch of their new cd "Void" Novadriver initiates there mission of sound exploration and planetary domination...You should be able to catch the band live (a spectacle that you really don't want to miss) around the midwest and eastern seaboard later this spring.
released 20 March 2001
Mark Miers: Vocals, Keys
James B. Anders: Bass
Billy Reedy: Lead Guitar
Eric Miller: Drums & Percussion
Produced by: The Rust Brothers.
Recorded @ Rustbelt Studios.
Faders by: Bob Ebeling, Al Sutton.
Mastered by: Gary Spaniola @ SellarSound.
Illustration and design by Keith Scharwath.
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