hard rockers HOLLYWOOD MONSTERS,
featuring Tim Bogert (Vanilla
Fudge, Cactus), Don
Airey (Deep Purple, Whitesnake, Michael
Appice(Dio, Black Sabbath), signs a
record deal with Mausoleum Records. The new album,
‘Big Trouble‘, to be released
on 23th May via Mausoleum
Records. A brand new song “Move
On” can be streamed using
the Soundcloud player.
Monsters are the brainchild of vocalist, guitarist,
composer, Stéphane “Steph” Honde,
a French expatriate, who’s been living in California since 2012.
became noticed when fronting Mamooth, subsequently garnering a
well-deserved reputation as a guitar virtuoso when playing in Café
Bertrand, a French rock group he joined in 2004. The band toured,
playing humongous stadiums such as the Stade de France, with an audience
capacity in excess of 80.000 – performing with classic rock giants such
as AC/DC and Deep Purple, the latter for whom
they opened on thirty-six dates across Europe in November 2006, and another 12
in March of 2007.Honde recorded two albums with Café
Bertrand – both critically acclaimed and commercially successful –
“Les Airs Empruntés” (2005) and “L’Art Délicat du
Rock’N’Roll” (2008), before leaving the band in 2011.
embarked on a length tour with Paul Di’Anno, oriignal voaclist
with Iron Maiden before absconding to California.
in Los Angeles Stéphane Honde befriended Tim
Bogert, coaxed him out of retirment and convinced Bogert to play on his
debut album…and voilà, the Hollywood Monsters were born.
Honde recently signed an agreement with Mausoleum
Records for the release of the debut album entitled “Big
Trouble” by his new band: Hollywood Monsters,
scheduled for release in May 2014.
talented Hollywood Monsters line-up on “Big
Trouble,” besides Tim Bogert (Vanilla
Fudge, Cactus – on bass, additionally welcomes the
performances of some more of Stéphane’s talented pals,
including: Don Airey (Deep
Purple, Whitesnake, Michael
Schenker and dozens more – on keyboards), and Vinnie
Appice (Dio, Black Sabbath– on
drums), the latter for whom Stéphane had written the song
“Village Of The Damned” as an hommage…before ever