Down From Zero | Playlist for an Old Soldier
About the time you roll past 55 you figure you’ve seen everything old be new again at least twice, especially in the music world. Well I had to stop by the local guitar shop yesterday, Jim’s Ultimate Guitar Shop (JUGS) in Dublin Ga. I was looking for a replacement strap button for my bass, and a new strap as well, and I met Brian “DAWG” Doggins he was working behind the counter, and was trying his best to sell an instrument or two to me. Not pushy mind you just working hard. In the course of our conversation I mentioned working in Iraq and he inquired about how his band could get the opportunity to do that.
To make a long story short I gave him some info and he gave me info on his band and it was with a lot of pride that he mentioned their album “Chaos Theory”. So I looked it up this morning on You Tube and all I’ve got to say is WOW! These guys bring back a metal attitude to their music that is beyond the typical stuff you hear today. They are the real deal doing their own music, and in a style that blends some of the greats in hard rock to make their own unique sort of sound; and to top it all off they do a tribute/shoutout to the troops with “Real American Hero” ya gotta love these guys.
Now Dublin Ga is a small town in central Georgia and it is to me a fluke to find such a band here. I would certainly have been less surprised to happen upon a young country or bluegrass musician here but heavy metal / hard rock?? It just never occurred to me. Anyway, in the spirit of my fellow hubbers Tony0724 who introduced me to Imelda, mega 1 to Peter Rowan, and Shazwellyn to a host of Indie underground bands, I give you “Down from Zero”. I hope you enjoy their stuff I am.
Frontman and Lead Guitarist, Jason Scott, a.k.a. Fingers, fascinate audience members by ripping his guitar to shreds, playing with his teeth and behind his head; by the way, he is a damn fine singer too. Drummer, Brian Doggins, a.k.a. B-Dawg, a stick meister that delivers deep heart thumping beats. Bassist and backup vocalist, Jonathon Paul, a.k.a. Ballz, rolls the low riffs that get your feet and knees moving with the songs.
Some of their reviews:
“Take a pinch of Motley Crue, a dash of Guns and Roses, an ounce of Three Day's Grace, a tsp. of Puddle of Mudd, a squirt of Motorhead, a handful of Metallica, a pound of Joe Satriani, mix in a giant helping of musicianship, a cup of talent and showmanship, blend together, cook at 1000 degrees and serve red hot to a room full of music lovers.”