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Hypnotizer (2000)

1. Hypnotizer (night version)
2. Pleasures of the flash
3. Hard living man
4. Living machine (demo version)
5. Swim in the slime
6. Ammazza il prete
7. This world is empty (demo)
8. True skin
9. Goodbye to paradise
10. Lost my mind (dark version)
11. Whispers in the universe

Real Fire (2001)

1. Real fire
2. Freeman
3. This world is empty
4. Lost my mind
5. Overload
6. Living machine
7. Hypnotizer
8. Backbiter
9. Stardust
10. Pull the trigger
11. Nightman
12. What are you afraid of

Resurrection Fever (2007)

1. Trident
2. After the end
3. Out of control
4. Sons of the city
5. Eyes in the storm
6. Sweet little suicide
7. Reptile love
8. Living in the darkside
9. Resurrection fever
10. Scutter for freedom
11. Sandy

Made to be damned (2010)

1. Made to be damned
2. Dogs life
3. Whisky dancer
4. Iron wire
5. Train of lust
6. The finger
7. Addicted
8. Bad dream
9. Fuck you
10. Runaway
11. Broken bones
12. Smell of burning
- SCUTTERNASH


I calabresi Scutternash nascono nel 1996 per iniziativa del cantante Raff, che vanta anche esperienze musicali in Germania e Nord Italia. Raff si trasferisce (o torna?) in Calabria e inizia a reclutare gente per il suo nuovo progetto, contattando anche vecchie conoscenze come il batterista Nazza Pisani e il bassista Cosimo, sostituito poi con l'attuale Manny. Dopo due lavori agli inizi del decennio, "Demo 2000" e "Real Fire" (2001) i nostri si dedicano all'attività live fino al cambio di formazione riportato in precedenza. Oltre alla sostituzione del bassista si segnala anche l'entrata nel gruppo del chitarrista Dave Cusano, che si affianca così a Mike La Rizza, presente sin dai primi tempi….. E con la nuova classica formazione a cinque gli Scutternash rilasciano finalmente nel 2007 il presente "Resurrection Fever", contenente ben undici brani.
Una copertina chiara e quasi psichedelica con la sagoma dei cinque elementi in lontananza è il primo approccio con il CD; aprendo troviamo la loro foto a due facciate, che ci mostra una band non più di ragazzini, in ultima pagina ovviamente titoli e ringraziamenti.
Ma passiamo all'ascolto……Che dire... Ho ascoltato molte volte questo dischetto e vi ho trovato pregi e difetti.
Iniziando da questi direi che l'approccio generale è abbastanza approssimativo, soprattutto dal punto di vista esecutivo……. Ci sono diverse incertezze da un punto di vista ritmico e anche il cantante non è esente da pecche, visto che in alcuni punti l'intonazione c'è e non c'è e alcune partiture non risultano alla sua portata. Detto questo però devo anche dire che alcuni brani di questo CD mi hanno veramente coinvolto e anzi è un disco che pur dopo numerosi ascolti non mi ha assolutamente "stancato", anzi...
Gli Scutternash sono al confine tra l'hard rock e l'heavy metal e probabilmente amano allo stesso modo Steppenwolf e Iron Maiden, passando per Deep Purple ecc.
I migliori brani del disco a mio avviso sono "After The End", "Reptile Love" e "Scutter From Freedom".
Il primo è veramente bellissimo, con il suo arpeggio e il break centrale d'atmosfera. Stupenda la costruzione dell'assolo, veramente di gran gusto. "Reptile Love" ci mostra il lato più duro del gruppo, buono il ritornello e la struttura in generale, per quanto certi passaggi siano un po' "sbilenchi". "Scutter For Freedom" suona molto anni '70, con i suoi giri di basso "grossi" e i malinconici veli di tastiere; l'atmosfera generale è quasi sognante e va evidenziato ancora il lavoro delle chitarre soliste, veramente d'effetto.
Per il resto potrei ricordare l'inizio in arpeggio alla Scorpions di "Sons Of The City", sempre caratterizzato da un buon lavoro di chitarre, che si ripetono anche in "Sweet Little Suicide".
Insomma, un dischetto con luci e ombre, però assolutamente piacevole da ascoltare.
La foto interna a due facciate ci mostra poi un gruppo sorridente, con il bassista che ha addirittura un giubbino di jeans con i titoli delle canzoni del CD scritti a pennarello!!
L'impressione è che si tratti di gente che vive la musica come divertimento senza pressioni e non è difficile immaginarseli dopo le prove attorno a un tavolino del pub più vicino con il boccale in mano.
Bravi Scutternash, c'è qualcosa da migliorare però il vostro lavoro mi è piaciuto, soprattutto gli assoli di chitarra. C'è sempre bisogno di gruppi come voi...
- www.shapelesszine.com (Linho - Maggio 2008)


The Scutternash are a band that Italian self product in 2007 in "cellar" (like the first Van Halen ...) to register this new "Fever Resurrection", the album is the real confirmation of the group after the first demo in 2000 and "Real Fire" of 2001.
Curious and sympathetic to their biography, talk about it any five guys who are trying to achieve a common dream, tackling the difficulties and misadventures of who is really at point zero and must build its own path.
That history "any" is filtered and rearrange the texts of songs, but can not boast stellar production, to maintain their internal charm of the "street", of "this disc son made me alone!". And that is the beauty of "Resurrection Fever", the reality behind each track.
The songwriting is really exceptional, much less banal than what one might expect from a band emerging, and episodes like opener "Trident", "Out Of Control" and "Sons Of The City" feels the real strength of rock, the groove heavily influenced by giants such as Deep Purple, Dire Straits and Rolling Stones.
Riff exciting (frighteningly tasty than the aforementioned "Trident") and a breathtaking charge are the trump card of a disc that if it were not for the volumes are not very precise and well calibrated, a decidedly superficial editing and music stretch marks due to difficulties of home recording, it could really compete without too many problems in the European music scene.
- WILD - WWW.ENTRATEPARALLELE.IT (IT)


I don’t know many of you have been to Los Angeles, or have entered a typical country style pub and have seen the usual band that plays wholesome rock ‘n blues all night long, well I wouldn’t be surprised to find our entertaining friends.
What’s worse is that they may encourage people to dance and entertain all the passersby.

Forget resurrection, our friends go from rock to hard rock, well structured on the 11 tracks of the cd, with the typical hard rock sound that comes from the amplifier valves.
What’s more, the spontaneous work seems self-produced by this cheerful band, another reason of merit for the their brawn and commitment, don’t you think?

Eyes in the storm seems written to be envied by the guitar of a certain Slash, so as Sweet little suicide, keeping the level high on all the other tracks.
From 1999 when Scutternash were just an idea, they are now reality, very captivating and very rock 'n' roll live.
- MR. CASTELLANI - METALZONE (IT) - webzine


Initially this “Demo” captured my attentino for it’s coarse graphics even though quite pleasing, it’s short duration and it’s hand written titles.
I felt frightened for the first fifty seconds when I heard a slusky melody come out from the speakers despite relieved I wasn’t listening to the usual death metal group (something I suspected from the gothic fonts), the first impression was negative, but I was wrong this work by Scutternash is definitely good, absolutely rock, and certainly not slushy.
Unfortunately it’s also very derivative, albeit being from a low frequented area.
The role model is one and only: The Pixies, always the Pixies.
I would like to know it they aglee or not.
In fact in their biography appear clearly the charter influences, musical herpes, role model, leaving the reviewer on his own.
It’s nice to know however that in this country there are not only nostalgics of thrash-metal, in itself good news.
Pass by again, my arms are wide open and you have the right chips.
But next tine remember to add a contact, someone might ask you to play!! (sg).
(Demo Song: Hypnotizer, Living Machine, This World Is Emtpy, Lost My Mind).
- METALSHOCK – (SG)


Italy's SCUTTERNASH have just released a new album called ' Resurrection Fever'. The album contains eleven songs that kicks off with the punchy ‘Trident’ which is catchy enough, raw in sound vocally Raff Mongiana has a tone similar to Michael Olivieri of Leatherwolf and guitarists Dave Cusano and Mike La Rizza can certainly rip out a few chords.

‘After The End’ is fun and bouncy with keyboards, the song really grows on you and takes in many influences and styles, almost Alice Cooper in style at times, but always melodic, it’s a good song with only the production letting it down.

Crank it up next with ‘Out Of Control’, this is more like it, another fun track with cool guitars, makes me think of Bruce Dickinson. ‘Sons Of The City’ is more laid back and melodic whilst ‘Eyes In The Storm’ is typical hard rock from the NWOBHM style. ‘Sweet Little Suicide’ is more melodic, almost balladic with nice sharp guitars.

‘Reptile Love’ messes about with digital technology at the beginning making it a stand out cut. It is another fun rocker that unfortunately suffers from a poor production sound which is the albums major let down, however I can overlook this but I know many fans cannot and need everything crispy and polished.

The CD continues with ‘Living In The Darkside’ this song I didn’t care too much for being just mediocre against the rest of the material ‘Resurrection Fever’ is better, nice guitar tones and catchy chorus whilst ‘Scutt For Freedom’ is very melodic with great guitars and feel. Last song ‘Sandy’ features a cool slab of bass pumping, it’s another catchy song and is typical hard rock.

So then, not a bad release, but the band need to polish the tunes up and get a better production sound if they are to move forward. In the meantime check them out at www.myspace.com/scutternashlives and www.scutternash.altervista.org/
- NICKY BALDRIAN – FIREWORKS MAGAZINES (UK)


The idea of the "Scutternash" project was born in 1996 from the vocalist Raff Ierace that after different musical and discographic experiences in Germany (band "Strassenblitz") and in northern Italy (band "Amplex 69") moves to Calabria.
Here, together whit an old friend, the bass-guitarist Cosimo Manno, begins the search of musicians to recruit, like the guitarist Mike La Rizza (in 1998) and subsequently in 1999, the drummer Nazza Pisani (this old friend of infancy of Raff and Cosimo has different experiences in smaller groups).
The four components succeed immediately in melting their different artistic and musical tendencies giving origin to a warm, modern and actual sound of Hard Rock. The notable artistic abilities of Raff, gifted with an intense and exciting voice that can be hot tempered, melodic and passionate to necessity, mixed whit the fresh compositiveness of the guitarist, brings a stylistic imprint to the birth of a very original, mature and involving sound that distinguishes the band.

In 2000 they record first self-produced Demo "Hypnotizer" that subsequently brings at the end of 2001 to the realization of their first official album "Real Fire", characterized by an explosive mixture, rich of immediate Riff and with exciting passages and loads of energy, immediately appreciated by the local public from which is formed a first team of fans that follow, sustain and promote the band.
After the participation to different musical demonstrations around Italy, the group at the end of 2005 is forced to an interruption by the exit from the band of the bass-guitarist, for personal reasons (Manno will keep collaborating, to sustain and to support, even if from a distance the group).

At the end of 2006 the three remaining components start searching for substitute able to amalgamate with the style created by the band, and after various auditions with local musicians, they succeed in engaging two new components whit excellent technical qualities and with evident artistic composer potentialities.
From "Apocalypse" arrive Manny Loielo at bass and Dave Cusano at the rhythmic guitar (both old acquaintances and friends of the components of the group).
After several live performances, in 2007 the band realizes their third work “Resurrection Fever”.

For the unexpected death of Cosimo Manno in 2010 the band will record unedited pieces realized with the bassist and never published, transforming this way the demo “Hypnotizer” in the first official record of the band in memory of the latter.
At the end of 2010 the band will return to the studios for the recording of their fourth record titled “Made to be Damned”……………….

- SCUTTERNASH


Discography

..Hypnotizer (2000)..

1. Hypnotizer (night version)
2. Pleasures of the flash
3. Hard living man
4. Living machine (demo version)
5. Swim in the slime
6. Ammazza il prete
7. This world is empty (demo)
8. True skin
9. Goodbye to paradise
10. Lost my mind (dark version)
11. Whispers in the universe

..Real Fire (2001)..

1. Real fire
2. Freeman
3. This world is empty
4. Lost my mind
5. Overload
6. Living machine
7. Hypnotizer
8. Backbiter
9. Stardust
10. Pull the trigger
11. Nightman
12. What are you afraid of

..Resurrection Fever (2007)..

1. Trident
2. After the end
3. Out of control
4. Sons of the city
5. Eyes in the storm
6. Sweet little suicide
7. Reptile love
8. Living in the darkside
9. Resurrection fever
10. Scutter for freedom
11. Sandy

.Made to be damned (2010)..

1. Made to be damned
2. Dogs life
3. Whisky dancer
4. Iron wire
5. Train of lust
6. The finger
7. Addicted
8. Bad dream
9. Fuck you
10. Runaway
11. Broken bones
12. Smell of burning

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SCUTTERNASH BIOGRAPHY

The idea of the "Scutternash" project was born in 1996 from the vocalist Raff Ierace that after different musical and discographic experiences in Germany (band "Strassenblitz") and in northern Italy (band "Amplex 69") moves to Calabria.
Here, together whit an old friend, the bass-guitarist Cosimo Manno, begins the search of musicians to recruit, like the guitarist Mike La Rizza (in 1998) and subsequently in 1999, the drummer Nazza Pisani (this old friend of infancy of Raff and Cosimo has different experiences in smaller groups).
The four components succeed immediately in melting their different artistic and musical tendencies giving origin to a warm, modern and actual sound of Hard Rock. The notable artistic abilities of Raff, gifted with an intense and exciting voice that can be hot tempered, melodic and passionate to necessity, mixed whit the fresh compositiveness of the guitarist, brings a stylistic imprint to the birth of a very original, mature and involving sound that distinguishes the band.

In 2000 they record first self-produced Demo "Hypnotizer" that subsequently brings at the end of 2001 to the realization of their first official album "Real Fire", characterized by an explosive mixture, rich of immediate Riff and with exciting passages and loads of energy, immediately appreciated by the local public from which is formed a first team of fans that follow, sustain and promote the band.
After the participation to different musical demonstrations around Italy, the group at the end of 2005 is forced to an interruption by the exit from the band of the bass-guitarist, for personal reasons (Manno will keep collaborating, to sustain and to support, even if from a distance the group).

At the end of 2006 the three remaining components start searching for substitute able to amalgamate with the style created by the band, and after various auditions with local musicians, they succeed in engaging two new components whit excellent technical qualities and with evident artistic composer potentialities.
From "Apocalypse" arrive Manny Loielo at bass and Dave Cusano at the rhythmic guitar (both old acquaintances and friends of the components of the group).
After several live performances, in 2007 the band realizes their third work “Resurrection Fever”.

For the unexpected death of Cosimo Manno in 2010 the band will record unedited pieces realized with the bassist and never published, transforming this way the demo “Hypnotizer” in the first official record of the band in memory of the latter.
At the end of 2010 the band will return to the studios for the recording of their fourth record titled “Made to be Damned”……………….

For more information visit:
www.myspace.com/scutternashlives
www.myspace.com/scutternashfansclub