Rusty Eye guitarist Tony “Baron” Murtland is pleased to announce his new guitar endorsement with ESP Guitars.
Said Baron, currently putting the final touches on Rusty Eye‘s new full length cover album “It’s great to start working with ESP officially I’ve been a big fan of their guitars for years…” Further adding “I’ve played every gig and recorded almost all guitars for Rusty Eye the past four years with my M-1000 from ESP and with the AX-360 in my arsenal I’m stoked for the future.”
ESP is an industry leader in Hard Rock and Heavy Metal guitars. Notable ESP endorsees include James Hetfield, Alexi Laiho, Jeff Hanneman, Joe Stump, Kirk Hammett, etc.
About Baron Murtland
Baron is an American guitarist from Herndon, Virginia has played for Rusty Eye since 2006. In that time he has shared the stage with artists such as Katatonia, The Faceless, George Lynch and has put out two studio and two live albums with a new album due late 2012. For more on Baron, visit him at www.facebook.com/barontmurtland, www.twitter.com/baronmurtland and www.rustyeye.com
“I’ve played every gig and recorded almost all guitars for Rusty Eye the past four years with my M-1000 from ESP and with the AX-360 in my arsenal I’m stoked for the future.”
Baron Murtland at ESP Guitars headquarters in Los Angeles, CA
WHAT’S WHAT: A product of Mexico City, Mexico, RUSTY EYE are the epitome of hard work in the music business. With a “make it or break it” attitude, the three piece could have gone anywhere when they left Mexico, but they went straight for the throat of the Heavy Metal scene in America and claimed Hollywood, California as base of operations. Nobody puts RUSTY EYE in a corner, meaning that you can’t slap a label on this band and lump them in with anybody else. The current lineup, consisting of Mr. Rust (bass/vocals), Miss Randall (drums/vocals) and Baron Murtland (guitars) broke the mold with the release of Stendhal Syndrome (2007), and followed strong with the impossible to wear out Possessor (2009), all on their own imprint Epoché Records. Constant work has earned them the respect of metal fans the world over, and also the love of critics in both the music and horror world, as they have done things the old school way, bypassing all of the bullshit and devoting themselves to standing out by writing and playing the gnarliest music possible. Now a certified legend in the Hollywood scene, RUSTY EYE have taken to the legendary Rainbow to record and unleash upon a new live album upon us. Live at The Rainbow MMX is 70-odd minutes of succulent metal, tinged with punk rock, including all the platters that matter from the fifteen-plus career of these DIY heroes. If this band isn’t already one of your favorites, they damn well need to be. (Bubbs Harris)
LOCATION: Hollywood, CA CURRENT RELEASE: Live at The Rainbow MMX (www.rustyeye.com) ROCKS LIKE: SEPULTURA, L7, SLAYER, THE LUNACHICKS
Note to Rusty Eye: Calling your live album a “sonic documentary” is unnecessarily pretentious, especially if you’re already a moderately well-respected underground horror-metal act with an awesome multi-camera gimmick on its website (rustyeye.com – seriously, check it out). Although suffering from the questionable recording quality (the band calls it “D.I.Y.,” but it may well be closer to “bootleg”), the second live album from the LA-based trio works hard to consolidate the best elements from the group’s canon, including songs from it’s 2005 Cryogenic EP and it’s latest, Possessor (disappointingly, sans Goblin’s Claudio Simonetti, who played on the album the track “Wings of a Demon”). The band’s passion for horror culture aside, these performances are occasionally loose, while basically re-treading familiar ground. Inevitably, this comes off as an unsolicited vanity project from a band that still needs to refine its sonic identity.
Kiss Army Warehouse, to Kiss nerds what Craigslist is to prostitute-slaughtering serial killers, have an issue of LA-based music paper Rock City for sale on their site, due to the fact that the issue (dated March 2006) carries a large Kiss article and a copy of one of Paul Stanley’s awful self portrait paintings on its cover. But also featuring on the cover are Rusty Eye, the horror metal band formed in Mexico in 1995 who later relocated to Hollywood.
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“Kiss Army Warehouse, to Kiss nerds what Craigslist is to prostitute-slaughtering serial killers, have an issue of LA-based music paper Rock City for sale on their site, due to the fact that the issue (dated March 2006) carries a large Kiss article and a copy of one of Paul Stanley’s awful self portrait paintings on its cover. But also featuring on the cover are Rusty Eye, the horror metal band formed in Mexico in 1995 who later relocated to Hollywood.”
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Like PARIS JE T’AIME, each filmmaker set her short story in a specific region of L.A. county. Unlike the beautiful city of light, love, and culture, Los Angeles is perhaps the most hated and berated metropolis in the world. Continue reading