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Queen V / Press

“Queen V has been rocking Manhattan for a good ten years but as this album's title insinuates, it's time for Queen V to rule over the rest of the country as well. And The Decade of Queen V is just the royal edict needed to reach that goal; V even addresses the situation directly with the words "Can you hear me America?" in radio-ready castle-stormer "America." Not unlike the best Heart albums, The Decade of Queen V alternates hard rocking numbers with sensitive numbers, but even the quieter songs like "Good Enough" have a heavy element to them. Fans of female rockers like Pat Benatar, Heart and Lita Ford will quickly submit to being a loyal subject of Queen V.”

““The Decade Of Queen V” is a nice encapsulation of what Queen V is all about. Listening to these songs, there's enough obvious talent on display that it's a bit confusing how it is she doesn't get more attention for herself. She's certainly got the voice and the songs for stardom.”

“QUEEN V is a rocker from New York with a set of lungs that would give any singer a run for their money.”

“Queen V produces good old-fashioned rock and roll, mixing toughness and vocal beauty. Queen V started in the mid-’90s in New York. Her influences come from hanging in clubs like CBGB, the Palladium, and the Green Door. She holds the grace and style perfectly with the toughness of the New York rock scene. Queen V has opened on the stage for some of the biggest and iconic names in the business… Bands like Twisted Sister, Billy Idol, and Jon Bon Jovi. The crowds for these bands are always difficult for most opening bands to win over. Not Queen V. She shows her toughness and determination on the stage better than most. This feeling she pushes out to the crowd makes her an easy sell. She believes in her music and supports it perfectly when playing live.”

“From the get go I was completely blown away. V is not only a gifted sounding vocalist but a skilled guitar player as well. Vocals range from snarling to a more tandem classic rock/current hard rock sounding focus (think Aerosmith meets Theory of a Deadman). The album has an impressively diverse amount of lyrical content that borders on the traditional rebellious rock topics to lighter material that reveals a softer side. Her guitar work defines the hard rock category with beefy power chords and impressive cuts that ramp up the adrenaline of the album from Million To One to Die For You. It’s nostalgic, but always sound current. Clearly an artist ahead of her time. How V isn’t big in the mainstream is beyond me. Looking at the current trend of female performers, not many hold a match to the power, the passion, and the ingenuity of what V has been up to in the past decade. Sad really, but that’s the state of things today. Well worth throwing your support behind...”

“The rock world can now bow down to Queen V with the release of The Decade Of Queen V. Filled with one blistering hard rocker after another, featuring the tough yet soulful, passionate and empowered vocals of Queen V, backed by an army of guitar slingers (including herself), The Decade Of Queen V encompasses her recorded output from 2005 to 2013. The album opens with “Revolution Baby” (2009) where Queen V snarls “if you think you own me, go to hell,” complete with a Led Zeppelin-styled blues-harp by Jon Paris, and ends with “Wasted” (2009), an anthem-for-the-ages co-written by Motorhead’s Lemmy who shares vocal duties with V. Other highlights on the album include the brand new “Cry Your Eyes Out,” the gutsy “My Machine (2009), which features a burning lead guitar solo by Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), and the deeply moving “Right Or Wrong” (2005).”

“What I heard was an in-your-face, no frills rock ‘n’ roll band that took me back to the early days of Joan Jett. While the comparison to Jett might not be completely fair to Queen V–let’s face it, Jett is a legend–still I feel like Queen V can live up to Jett’s reputation. She simply needs the break and the buzz will spread with songs like “Revolution Baby,” “Million to One,” “Die for You” and “Wasted,” which was not only co-penned with Lemmy Kilmister but features his vocals as well....if you’re a fan of catchy melodic, female fronted rock with huge choruses and loud, aggressive electric guitars, seek this album out. You will not be disappointed in the least.”

“Listen up! If you haven’t already heard of QUEEN V, then this is a band that should be on your radar! Led by fierce frontwoman V, the New York-based group formed in 1996 and hassince been working hard to build a strong local following while thoughtfully refining its sound and image, and readying for the next stage in the evolution of its career. In addition to gigging regularly in the Big Apple, QUEEN V has been performing in cities across the country, winning over new audiences, and generating an industry buzz. Of course, the Internet has also been key in helping to spread the word. QUEEN V’s latest release, The Decade of QUEEN V, is a collection of catchy and powerful anthems rooted in classic rock that are sure to grab your attention. The first two tracks, "Revolution Baby" and "America", will instantly draw you in. The album’s new single, "Cry Your Eyes Out", has just hit the airwaves along with a video. ”

“Make no mistake, Queen V doesn't create emo, waif songs about love and loss. Her songs are hard-driving, in-yer-face rock-and-roll that often has a political edge. Think AC/DC meets Pat Benatar. Queen V's sultry soprano seems to attack, alternately biting and caressing her lyrics, and her muscular guitar licks push the music into a combat zone.”

“Queen V is a New York based band that keeps it real with their hard hitting rock riffs. Tom Morello and Lemmy can't be wrong: both of the aforementioned heavyweights have recorded with Queen V. They are being featured in October's issue of Guitar World magazine, and have also won the voting battle for a spot on the Jones Beach stop of the Uproar tour, playing on the same bill as Jane's Addiction and Alice in Chains, this weekend (August 18, 2013). Queen V's voice is best described as kick-ass, but go listen for yourself. She's a combination of Joan Jett, Ann Wilson, Shirley Manson, and Blondie. V is also an awesome guitarist. Trust me. Go listen. Do it now.”

“A variety of NJ-born artists have poured out of the Garden State to achieve national success and win over the hearts of countless fans. Montclair native Queen V has done just that in her long tenure in the music industry and is now coming back to her home turf to perform at Dingbatz in Clifton on July 26 at 8 p.m. The brass knuckle punch of Queen V’s debut album, The Decade Of Queen V, is sure to turn heads and shatter eardrums, as the female-fronted ensemble take to the stage and remind us that good ol’ rock ‘n’ roll is alive and well.”

“...this collection really is a near perfect 11-track affair and, while I've never considered doing this before, it might just end up on my best of 2013 list at the year's end! Yes, it's that fine of a collection and no, I'm not blinded by the fact that Lemmy appears of the last track. I'd actually still love this collection even if Motörhead's main-man didn't appear on one of the songs...”

“Queen V has been nominated for a Visual Sound Award - January 10th, in the category of "Best Use of Indie Music in TV & Film" for - HBO & Queen V: "Real Time with Bill Maher" 2012 Season Promo, song "America" (Video by: Koivulan Filmi ja Video)”

““I wanted to be able to hand someone a CD and say, ‘Here, this is what we’re all about. This is Queen V.’ Through the recordings, The Decade Of Queen V tells the story of this incredible ride I’ve been on, making stops at key points along the way. The Decade is just beginning though, so this album is also a benchmark signalling what’s to come.””

“There is so much that could be written on Queen V. But suffice it to say that whether for the songs noted here, or the compilation’s others, including its closer—which was co-written by and features none other than Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead) on vocals—or any of the album’s other outstanding works, this compilation is an absolute must have for any hard rock purist.”

“ A-You've toured/shared the stage with quite the list of who’s who in the music industry including Twisted Sister and Billy Idol. Any shows that stick out the most? Q V– Playing in Portland with Billy Idol was pure magic for me. It was my first tour, and Billy had invited me to sing onstage with him during the “Mony Mony” finale. Something about the combination of the room, the band, the song, and the electric energy of the night just knocked me out. I knew that I’d made the right choice in sticking with music. What a thrill! Playing acoustic shows with Tom Morello was also amazing, in that I got to perform unplugged and jam with incredible musicians like Tom, Ben Harper and Kid Lightning. And of course, opening for Bon Jovi the Meadowlands was nothing short a dream come true, being from NY/NJ, seeing my first shows and games there… it was surreal! ”

“All hail the Queen! Queen V, that is. ‘The Decade Of Queen V’ the new release from feme fatal to rocker, Queen V. is loaded with enough rock and roll dynamite to level a city block ten times over. The songs span Queen V’s career with songs that are strong and rock solid! I kid you not, you can’t play this album loud enough....If you don’t have Queen V in your collection of rock music you haven’t even started one yet. – Highly Recommended”

“At Tammany Hall tonight, Queen V rocked – and I mean really rocked. The band rocked so hard and so well that I wondered why I had never heard of Queen V before this gig. In an era where the spotlight on rock often is thrown to indie rockers and rappers, Queen V provided the antithesis – a classic rock sound performed masterfully. Each song was punctuated by strong and passionate vocals, frequently stinging guitar leads, a powerful rhythm section and lots of rock and roll swagger and attitude. Think of other female-fronted classic rock bands, like Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, and Pat Benatar, and know that Queen V rocks harder...”

“Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of a new music video by New York City's Queen V. The song, “Cry Your Eyes Out,” is featured on Queen V's new album, The Decade Of Queen V, which will be released Tuesday, June 25, through Royal Noise Records. From “My Machine” (featuring Tom Morello), to “Wasted” (with vocal assists by Lemmy) to “Right Or Wrong,” this is a power-packed 11-song collection of passionate rock and roll.”

“Through the past 10 years, Queen V has demonstrated one thing consistently -- she rocks. In the male-dominated world of guitar-driven rock, Queen V has more than held her own, winning over tough audiences opening for the likes of Twisted Sister and Billy Idol. The best of her recorded work from the past decade makes up the new CD, Queen V -- The Decade of Queen V....Queen V -- The Decade of Queen V is an excellent introduction to her high-octane brand of rock and roll. Not too many people rock like this anymore, but Queen V certainly brings it in this fine collection.”

“ALL HAIL THE QUEEN! On June 25, the rock world will bow down to Queen V, with the release of new album The Decade Of Queen V on Royal Noise Records. Fronted by powerhouse frontwoman Queen V, who is a denizen of New York's underground scene, the band churns out melodic rock infused with emotionally-charged songwriting and empowered, soulful-yet-tough vocals. The Decade Of Queen V boasts a diverse range of songs, from the burning gusto of "My Machine" (featuring Tom Morello), to the anthemic "Wasted" (with vocal assists by Lemmy), to the deep impassioned "Right Or Wrong." Rebellious and rugged while passionate and powerful, Queen V's sound can be summed up in the first line of Decade's opener: "Revolution, baby, that's my sound." Check out this exclusive of Queen V's video "Cry Your Eyes Out." She and the band do rock.”