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Just push play: A closer look at Hydrogyn

Jun. 07, 2008 @ 10:35 PM

Here's a closer look at the locally-based internationally-signed band, Hydrogyn.

ON THE WEB: Check out a few of the cuts from "Deadly Passions" online at www.hydrogyn.com and www.myspace.com/hydrogyn.

THE CD: The band's 11-song CD features the original songs "Rejection," "On and On," "Your Life," "Deadly Passion," "You Oughta Know," "Over U," "Candles Light Your Face," "Seroquil," "Silent Animation," "Shadow," and the bonus track ("I Know").

THE BAND: Lead vocals, Julie Westlake; guitars, Jeff Westlake; bass, Chris Sammons; drums, Josh Kitchen; crew, Live Sound: Dave " The Davo" Chandler.

SEE THEM LIVE: Hydrogyn will be playing live at the Paramount Arts Center at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 19. Southern rockers, Gypzy Rose and Larry Pancake will also be on the bill. Tickets are $10. Go online at www.paramountartscenter.com or call 606-324-3175.

FAN CLUB PARTY: Get a pre-show meet and greet, tickets to the show (first three rows), a copy of the new CD, and refreshments for $30. Get Fan Club tickets by contacting the band at www.hydrogyn.com and www.myspace.com/hydrogyn.

IN THE STORES: The new CD comes out June 10, in the United States and June 23, in Europe.

DID YOU KNOW? Hydrogyn is now labelmates on Demolition Records with such acts as David Lee Roth, Quiet Riot, Twisted Sister, W.A.S.P., Vixen and other metal acts.

OTHER TRI-STATE ROCK: The Tri-State may be all about the Country Music Highway, but several local native rock acts are out making a joyful noise across the country. Mason County-based metal act, Bobaflex released its sophomore TVT Records release, "Tales From Dirt Town," last year and just played the Rock on the Range concert in Columbus in May. The band plays Fluid in Huntington on July 23, with Dope and others.

Tri-State native Christian rock act, Our Hearts Hero dropped its first CD produced on Gotee Records on Sept. 18, 2007 and then hit the Punk The Halls tour to end the year. Compared to Switchfoot and Jimmy Eat World, Our Hearts Hero plays the main stage at Icthus Festival, at 3 p.m. June 12, at Wilmore, Ky., and a plays a 7 p.m. June 14, gig at the Live The Difference event at the Point Pleasant Riverfront in Point Pleasant, W.Va.