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KING KOBRA Release 'Turn Up The Good (Times)' Video

By Tokemaster General, Contributor
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 @ 3:41 PM


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KING KOBRA have released their new video, for the track 'Turn Up The Good (Times)'. View the clip below:

Frontiers Records released the self-titled comeback album from King Kobra in May.

Formed in 1984 by legendary drummer Carmine Appice (VANILLA FUDGE, ROD STEWART, OZZY OSBOURNE), Los Angeles heavy metal outfit King Kobra recorded two critically acclaimed albums for Capitol Records – the 1985 release Ready To Strike and 1986's Thrill Of A Lifetime.

Along with Carmine, the band featured four relatively unknown musicians at the time – David Michael-Philips and Mick Sweda on guitar, Johnny Rod on bass and Mark Free on lead vocals. King Kobra toured the US, Canada, Europe and Mexico playing shows with KISS, IRON MAIDEN, QUIET RIOT, TED NUGENT, QUEENSRŸCHE and AUTOGRAPH.

The band was featured regularly on MTV and performed the theme song for the #1 1986 motion picture Iron Eagle. After disbanding in 1988, each member continued his career in other successful major-label groups - Carmine to BLUE MURDER (Geffen), Mark Free to UNRULY CHILD (Interscope), Mick Sweda to the BULLETBOYS (Warner Bros.), Johnny Rod to W.A.S.P. (Capitol/EMI) and David Michael-Philips to LIZZY BORDEN (Metal Blade).

The year 2010 saw the band reunite the original classic '85 lineup, replacing original singer Mark Free (now Marcie Free) with veteran lead vocalist Paul Shortino (ROUGH CUTT, Quiet Riot).

“This album captures all the great points we had in the 80's, but better”, says Carmine Appice. “The music is more traditional King Kobra music. Great lyrics, kick ass songs with cool hooks and really good playing. A really great hard rock/metal record with lots of energy”.

David Michael-Phillips adds, “It truly is an all-star album. Paul Shortino is amazing! I can honestly say he is one of the best vocalists in the business along with being one of the nicest and most generous people I have ever met."

King Kobra:

Paul Shortino - vocals
David Michael-Philips - guitar
Mick Sweda - guitar
Johnny Rod - bass guitar
Carmine Appice - drums


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