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"The band-sound comes very edgy and rough with a very own, raw note and melody. The guitars are set on fire and the solo's sound different and make you want to listen to them closer. It's absolutely not one of those bands that has this soft touch to it where Metal or Hard Rock plays the inferior role with more the party music playing in the front. It shows that this band has more depth to offer than similar acts....You can listen to the music multiple times and will still find new parts in it. That's something that not too often comes along on those records. If you like the US metal style but look for something more rough and outworked in the details I suggest to check out Swirl"
“Swirl in the The Knight Rider Radio Daily AGAIN- a Story and video this time!”
"Rise Up" video included in this issue ALL PRESS IS GOOD PRESS
“MONDAY MAY 18, 2015!!!! The 365 Radio Network has made Swirl the #Bandoftheday”
"Segno che gli Swirl hanno diverse carte da giocare, merito di un talento che va oltre gli standard medi e che potrebbe condurre il quartetto verso vette ancora più alte se solo riuscisse ad inquadrare meglio la proposta, a decidere da che parte stare. Al momento 'Swirl' merita già considerazione, e noi di Hardsounds non potevamo non dare loro una chance." ***Originally written in Italian and translated by Bing Translator. (The link takes you to the original Italian review) "A sign that the Swirl have several cards to play, thanks to a talent that goes beyond the average standards and that could lead the Quartet to even higher peaks ... ' Swirl ' already deserves consideration, and we couldn't not Hardsounds give them a chance."
“Swirl on BEHIND THE MUSIC! Brian "Bam Bam" Jones interview- I GOT STARTED IN MUSIC… after watching my bro DT play with his high school band and seeing KISS perform live. I wasn’t sure how at the time, but I knew I had to get in on that action. MUSIC TRENDS.. I think you are what you are. Of course you should know about what’s happening now and where things might be headed in the future, but I’m proud of the fact that we took the live aspect of the bands we grew up listening to and brought that live aspect to our shows. You are a musician in the studio, but you are an entertainer when you hit that stage.”
"Their work brilliantly amalgamates the best of the past couple of heavy rock decades, but carries their own distinctive signature...Swirl’s music is highly energetic and, frankly, rather contagious...It is fairly rare for me to like a band from the very first track I hear, and I must say that this can be a bit of a deal breaker. However, they totally converted me"
“Apes Metal (Germany) has built a Swirl page and reviewed the 'SWIRL' CD. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on "Reviews". "First off, we got the opening track 'Fourth of July' which combines banging riffs with a driving groove and funky nuances in the vocals and bridge of the song. This song kind of gives you an Alice in Chains-ish feeling from time to time which, of course, is really nice!...SWIRL are in no way content with cookie-cutter melodies and idiot-proof, sing-along hymns...Another song worth labeling a highlight of the album is 'Rise Up'...you can recognize this one as a kickass live tune...Every last song on SWIRLS self-titled album is highly worth checking out. The whole release manages to stay above average...SWIRL's self-titled album is a sweet deal of heavy music that certainly makes you wish for more!"”
"In my ears SWIRL sound like a band that balances between the U.S. rock and hard rock sound...their music is optimistic and passes that to the listener... SWIRL are definitely a band of musicians that know their sound very well...They know how to create music that is catchy and yet have quality... I think people who like this kind of sound will find here something to listen to for a long time." Review from Thessaloniki Greece
"Der Name Swirl ist mir vollkommen unbekannt, und da die Band eine EP vorlegt, tippe ich auf das Erstlingswerk einer Newcomer-Band..." -Review from Germany English translation- The name swirl is completely unknown to me, and since the band submits an EP, I tap the debut of a newcomer band...
“Swirl : "self titled" CD 2013 USA Rock/Hard rock band sent me the album for a review and I must say I'm very please to hear some good bands like this one. The first song make me think of Van Halen, four good musicians who know how to write groovy get into your head melodies and you'll shake like a snake ;) they also have some new 'kids' riffs that will mosh live crowd and some will jump. This is happiness for the ears. The band is touring like mad and shared the stage with Ratt, Skid Rows and many , you probably heard of them as they appeared in a movie! This tells you how much the band is good ;) go on check em out 90/100 Review from France”
"Swirl is a, in my opinion, a complete unknown in Europe, but energetic hard rock band coming from the other side of that great Lake...Swirl brings rather a kind of sleazy hard rock, with the occasional modern touch...Witness songs like Fourth Of July and, above all, We Are Alive. In that last is at times really tasty guitar work can be heard. I also think especially the rhythm section worth, that duo know what swinging is. This band will undoubtedly do just fine in the home country. Also in Japan the band seems to have a lot of supporters."
"Swirl – it’s the first time I heard about the band here in Germany when you contacted me by email. How “big”/well known is the band in the USA? Hello and thank you for the interview opportunity on the heels of the great review you gave our 'SWIRL' release. We have been recording and touring in North America & Japan since the late 90s. We have grown up in this lifestyle and love it. As for how well we are known in the USA...amazingly well even though we still consider ourselves a small band as we have not had any major FM radio exposure nor are we signed to any record label."
“'SWIRL' Review from Germany!!!! #GoingGlobal”
“Print interview with DT to catch up on all things Swirl since the release of the 'SWIRL' ep.”
“Swirl is the "Band Of The Day" in the UK- "Swirl are a magnificent rock n’ roll hailing stateside out of Southern California regions of Temecula & Pasadena. These ‘roaring & soaring’ rockers phenomenally walloped my ear rock module canons with heaping levels of ‘loud & proud’ rock salutes towards hardrock, heavy metal thunder and true roots rock n’ roll charms. These cats truly throw the tunes out with massive leaps of smooth riff jolting skies, vocal commends that pack a gigantic rock n’ roll stance alongside ‘bouncing and pouncing’ rhythm voltage packs that certainly backbone the beats and grooves with a motoring non-stop steady vibe. This surely is an exciting “Now” rock n’ roll and it is ‘easily’ foreseen here that rock n’ roll appreciators around our globe could aim their ear rockets towards these talents, ‘ace band’. Swirl will be very admirable listening to fans of: Hardrock, Heavy Metal, Rock N’ Roll Roots."”
“Swirl in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia??!! We received this link via twitter today...turns out an account from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia with over 4800 followers picked up the Breath-Fresher review”
"A very hard and heavy sound starts off the ep along with some melodic vocals and you can also hear a decent amount of melody in the guitar riffing and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and you can also hear clean playing being utilized in certain sections of the recording." "In my opinion Swirl are a very great sounding mixture of hard rock and hair metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Fourth Of July" and "We Are Alive". " 8 out of 10.
“Breath-Fresher.com presents "Rock or Die Monthly" segment for broadcast of Swirl. 4月3日放送の ROCK OR DIE Monthly #58 が、 現在 オンラインで ご視聴いただけます。 当サイト および Podomatic ページのポッドキャストで 3ヵ月間 視聴可能で、ダウンロードもできますのでぜひご利用ください。 http://www.breath-fresher.com/2015/04/04/rock-or-die-monthly-58/”
“SWIRL は、ギタリスト Duane “DT” Jones が作った 南カリフォルニアのロックバンドで、過去20年間の アメリカンロックやハードロックでの いいところばかりを組み合わせたような スタイルの音楽性をしています... SWIRL is a Southern California rock band formed by guitarist Duane “DT” Jones and their musical style is a combining the best of the past 20 years of American Rock / Hard Rock...”
"The songs on 'SWIRL' display their undeniable chops. Everything blasts forth with such enthusiasm"..."Swirl is bristling with an infinite number of scenarios and it executes them perfectly." "Swirl has an incredibly loud brash sound, the kind of sound plenty of bands promise but few deliver..."
“Song Chemistry The lyrics are inspired by life experiences and the world we live in.”
“Interview with DT discussing the photo shoot with legendary rock photographer Neil Zlozower, music licensed in 'Ditch Day Massacre, Swirl live shows and the state of the music business. Read it all in issue #12 PAGE #29”
"Highlights include the hooking you immediately opener, 'Fourth Of July' that even quotes Johnny Cash and the Soundgarden like 'Mad Disease' both musically and vocally. Then there's the gutsy 'Rise Up' with Zakk Wylde like urping as I like to call it that has that big hair like arena sound going down or the slammy 'n' agressive 'We Are Alive'. Excellent." 9/10 score
“DT and Shane discuss all things Swirl, from the origin of the band, current state of the industry (a response to the Gene Simmons "Rock is Dead" quote), the inclusion of the bands music in the film 'Ditch Day Massacre' and future plans for the band! Published Jan 6, 2015.”
"Loved the music by the group Swirl." "Sex, drugs, booze and an Ax makes a perfect orgy of mayhem. Teenage hormones and spin the bottle will be the last end result of teenage fun, as the blood and death run in all its horror inducing wonder. A fun, awesome, wild throwback slasher flick of great acting, twisted gore and a man seeking his solace through the pain of others."
“Sometimes a gem just falls into your lap and that's exactly what's going on here. In the third song of the current collection we find the beefy riffs of the guitar driven lead single "Rise Up", possibly the best of the compilation with an insanely catchy chorus that could certainly be heard on today's rock radio. Who the hell is Swirl.....find out Just like The Meister did! I guess I'm now part of the Swirl Society, and you should be too!”
“This ensemble's #TimeToFly is NOW. SWIRL is fierce. A mixture of rock, metal and alternative. "Spell" is simplistic yet provocative. Prepare to be mesmerized. Great lyrical content, harmonies and instrumentation. Would make an excellent back drop for a 'car chase' scene in a movie. "Rise Up" is radical. Superb guitar riffs and drums. An anthem for those who have been oppressed or bullied. Very commercial piece of art with strong messaging. "Time to Fly" is a tale of taking your life to the next level. Extremely inspirational song. Stellar vocals, instrumentation, production and overall song composition. In short, SWIRL should be proud of their recent efforts. Every track is poignant and possesses immense commercial and radio use potential. This ensemble's #TimeToFly is NOW. Their marketability and sophistication will take them far. First step, is a spot on our #360WatchList.”
"After listening to “Swirl” in its entirety it has lifted me up mood wise! Now when music has a positive vibe like this it is what keeps Rock/Metal alive and well! You can really feel the passion and the exceptional quality in the music that SWIRL creates!"
“The seven tracks here display a mainstream edge production-wise while retaining their own approach with an uncompromising sense that is a welcome release from most of the mainstream fare we’ve experienced for the last decade.”
"...encapsulated everything that was great about post-glam pre-grunge, big arena rock that rode the line between hair metal and hard rock. Not only have they encapsulated that sound and style, they have distilled it to its best, strongest form. Don't think for a minute that SWIRL is dated or tribute laden in their sound and lyrics, the four piece hard rockers are writing original pieces that capture the spirit of American Arena Rock but do not copy anything that has come before...sometimes all one wants to hear and rock out to is balls to the wall, hard riffing, sweet hooking, power drumming, ROCK n' ROLL! SWIRL delivers just that. In spades and with solid craftsmanship in every note and every lyric.
“Swirl blends the heavy rifts of rock and metal influences with modern sounds and ideas. Combine this with their lyrics and you have some very powerful, soul changing music on your hands. When you listen to them, you aren’t just listening to music, you’re listening to your story. If you have never seen them live, I recommend taking a few hours to go out and catch a set. You can actually feel yourself being carried away by the music, the high levels of energy they put out just wash over you and sweep you away. It’s all about personality, in the end, and Swirl brings it in spades. The group work together as a team, on and off stage, determined to bring the best experience possible to their fans, blending their individual personalities together to bring Swirl to life. From vocal Casanova, to insanity on skins; from titillating riffs to proving there are more strings on a bass than the two focused on by most bands, this group has it down.”
"Strong vocals, scorching guitar leads and a high-energy stage presence were only some of the many positive traits of Swirl’s greatly enjoyable performance last night. - See more at: http://metalassault.com/gig_reviews/2013/12/13/jake-e-lees-red-dragon-cartel-makes-live-debut/#sthash.b3EauTzA.dpuf
"Released on March 25, 2013 worldwide via iTunes,Swirl`s self- titled CD is energetic and upbeat. It was a pleasant surprise to hear the familiar "Time To Fly" (written and titled "Adrenaline" in 2008) and "Mad Disease" (written and titled "Sleepwalker" in 2008) on this CD. Both songs were mixed and produced by Cinderella drummer Fred Coury... The rest of the songs on this CD were produced by Swirl and recorded at Baxter Rd Studios in Wildomar, CA and engineered by Bruce Copeland & Jeff Gaylor. Post Production and mixing were done by James Rieger who also played keyboards and mastered the entire CD. Additional vocals on "Rise Up" and "Message" were supplied by Carol Rieger. "Rise Up" was chosen by a majority vote from Swirl fans to be the first single release off the CD. The "Message" behind the music, according to Swirl, has to do with standing up for what you believe in and not giving up, despite any road blocks." 'SWIRL' CD review 8/10 score on pg 87
“All The World’s a Stage for SWIRL After an Unbelievable Year the Band is Adrenalized for 2010!”