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Infidels Records
PO Box 119, Greenlawn, NY  11740
infidelsre@aol.com
631 623 6914

Summer 2017

 Infidels Records: Artist - UniversalDice; new CD release -  "birth, love, hate, death"  

 



“birth, love, hate, death” a new rock opera by UniversalDice released!  Infidels Records artists UniversalDice is a most unique band; just beneath their accessible, melodic and beautifully played and arranged classic rock sound lay an ambitious and rich lyrical content that challenges pop music orthodoxy.  There are few band that not only make you think and take you to another place musically while at the same time forcing you to re-think what was once taken for granted.

 

The songs of the latest CD, "birth, love, hate, death", the second rock opera written and produced by Gerry Dantone, are always relevant and usually intensely emotion and often unique in the rock music arena.  BLHD is focused on love in real life terms, imperfections and all.  This is a nuanced album and the lyrics are NOT what you would expect - there are no easy cliches here.  At the same time their memorable melodies recall the qualities admired in the Who, the Beatles, Green Day and the Killers even though their songs never sound like any of these classic band's tunes in particular.  Additionally, this is truly an album by UniversalDice.  Besides performing the songs, it was recorded, mixed and mastered by the band.  Even the band's web site, cover art and just about anything else you might think of were handled/created by band members.

 

Songwriter, singer and political and philosophical writer/activist Gerry Dantone has a writing style that is first and foremost humanistic, but also coherent, provocative and multi-layered.  In addition, the band's primary themes are as big as they get; life and death and meaning and purpose.  No other band is as prepared to tackle these subjects as UniversalDice.  Bandmates Bob Barcus on lead guitar and Eddie Canova on bass are among Long Island's finest session players and are given a chance to stretch.  Newest members are longtime Long Island musical giants Walt Sargent and Vincent Crici who add their keyboard support to the band's latest tunes.

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Music to "birth, love, hate, death":  

 

Lyrics to "birth, love, hate, death": http://www.universaldice.com/lyrics_to_birth_love_hate_death/ 

 

If you prefer, here is a link to a Spotify audio player -  you may need a Spotify free account: https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/05QPPMIufSsPAbcMdTSO5F   . 

 

We do have our songs posted to YouTube as well - no account needed:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDzwgiI-BVobZER3kiWxPtZne0rne9Hoz;

 

First reviews of "birth, love, hate, death":

 

“UniversalDice has found their niche with an ability to write songs that build insightful stories with memorable melodies and hooks that would allow each song to stand alone and shine, but when pieced together form a grand work of art.”  Noteworthy Music Reviews, by Bryon William;  http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=197716

 

“This is an astounding album that’s full of surprises, both lyrically and musically; I give them a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, with a (perfect) “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of 5.00… that means, of course, this gets my “PICK” for “best rock-opera”!”  Contemporary Fusion Reviews, Dick Metcalfe   http://contemporaryfusionreviews.com/provocative-multilayered-rock-opera-universaldice-birth-love-hate-death/

 

“birth, love, hate, death” is an album and rock opera from this band from Long Island. They define their genre as "classic rock" which (to be honest) can be a hit or miss proposition when it comes to new music, but in their case, it seems to be much more hit than miss.  It is original music that is a good reminder that the best of "classic rock" is classic for a reason.”  Ear to the Ground blog, by Joe Wolfe-Mazeres, http://ear2theground-music.blogspot.com/2017/09/featured-friday-morning-shuffle-hashtag.html;

 

Released on CDBaby, Amazon, iTunes, et al.


Sounds like Green Day, the Killers, the Who, the Beatles
Genre: Classic rock opera

Contact:
Gerry Dantone
PO Box 119
Greenlawn, NY 11740
631 623 6914
Infidelsre@aol.com
www.UniversalDice.com
https://www.facebook.com/UniversalDice/
https://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/Universaldice and for the 1st 3 CDs https://www.cdbaby.com/artist/universaldicecom

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