LoNero Releases Much Awaited For New Album J.F.L.
LoNero gave birth to Guitarcore with their first release “Relentless” in 2007. Fourteen tracks of punishing rhythms and strong melodic hooks. From the time “Relentless” was released, musical barriers were not only broken, but shattered! Fans of nearly every genre responded with more enthusiasm than the band could have ever imagined which gave even stronger resolve to LoNero’s idea that the melody and song should be the most important aspect whether it’s instrumental rock or not. Guitarcore is about the song, the band and the fans! No limits, no borders, no nonsense. Unlike most instrumental rock artists whose songs are a seemingly endless display of solos, LoNero chooses to focus on rhythm, groove, verse, chorus and melody. Their songs are constructed as if a vocalist is going to sing over them. As Guitar Player magazine stated “(LoNero) claims to have invented Guitarcore so you should really hate them! But you can’t because they’re just so damn good!”.
LoNero’s vision and drive is evident in their 2011 release “J.F.L”. This time with the talents of Grammy Award winning producer/engineer Michael Rosen (Metallica, Joe Satriani, Santana, Papa Roach, Rancid, Testament, Todd Rundgren and many many more). Recorded entirely at LoNero’s rehearsal/recording studio, J.F.L takes Guitarcore to an even more refined level. With such songs as “Little Bastard”, “Eden”, Downside” etc, LoNero proves groove and melody are still king. Not only has LoNero created Guitarcore, but with “J.F.L.” they introduce “Punkstramental”. With a nod and wink to bands such as The Ramones and Social Distortion, the punkstramental songs “Fat Tat” and “Good Luck” keep the punk vibe alive within an instrumental format. Something truly unique within the instrumental genre.
With “J.F.L.”, LoNero continues to move forward and forge new ground while still retaining integrity and honesty in their music. Something that is tantamount to what Guitarcore stands for.
King Of Damage
LoNero knows a lot of you like to purchase your music on iTunes etc, but trust me, LoNero put a lot of work into designing the new album and nothing gives you the complete experience of an artists music like holding the CD in your hands and reading the liner notes (of which there are plenty).
KmS RoX Review:
Founding father Bill Lonero refused to take the short path to success in order to preserve the integrity of his visionary concept of “Guitarcore”. With Bill on Lead / Rhythm / Harmony Guitar, he recruited Mike McKaigg on Bass, Brandon Hayes on Rhythm / Harmony Guitar and Marco Bicca on Drums and they set out to take music to a new level. Guitarcore literally has each instrument doing the singing therefore one does not miss the vocals. The success of Guitarcore and raving reviews are well deserved. LoNero just set the bar higher for everyone else that picks up a guitar. Guitarcore is not instrumental music it is art pure and simple. Each person that listens will have their own individual interpretation of the music as it will invoke many emotions which can be interpreted differently each time you listen depending on your reception giving you a album and experience that will never get old. Why have a vocalist tell you what the song is about when you can feel the words? This is a must have album for any Rock / Metal and newly created genre Guitarcore fan. — Kimmie M Sharon – KmS RoX Founder/CEO