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Amps and Green Screens: “If you’re a guitar fan then you simply must own Careful with That Axe”

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Another review of the brand new John 5 album, ‘Careful With That Axe’, this time from Amps and Green Screens.

Enjoy!

I’m pretty picky about a lot of things which should come as a shock to none of you. And one of the things I’m extremely picky about is guitar albums. Maybe it’s because I can barely play myself, but more often than not it’s just too much: too much noodling, too many over the top solos screaming, “Look what I can do!”, and too much jacking off all over the fret board. Which brings me to JOHN 5 (you know who the fuck he is, stop it!) and his new album Careful with That Axe, out August 12 via 60 Cycle Hum. Now I was a YUUUGE fan of his last one God Told Me To, and it landed pretty high up on my Top 10 albums of 2012; an absolute masterpiece that was. So yeah, I was dying to see how this record turned out.  Read the rest of this page »

About.com calls ‘Careful With That Axe’ one of the “enjoyable” instrumental albums of 2014

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HeavyMetal.About.com have released this mini-review of the brand new John 5 album, ‘Careful With That Axe’.  The album became available for download from all good download stores (iTunes, Spotify, Amazon etc) this past August 12. The album will be available on CD later in the year, with some wickedly fiendish videos directed by Jonny Coffin to boot.

Get your copy of the album now: CarefulWithThatAxe

To read the review,  Read the rest of this page »

Guitar World posts exclusive live session video of ‘Jerrys Breakdown’ from John 5

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Careful With That Axe is available from tomorrow on Amazon, iTunes and all decent digital music retailers.  But in case you can’t wait, our friends at Guitar World have uploaded this Live Session video of John 5, Rodger Carter (drums) and Matt Wilson (bass), playing one of the tracks from the album; Jerrys Breakdown (written by Jerry Reed for the Chet Aitkens/Jerry Reed guitar duet album ‘Me and Chet‘). This is the second live session released by John 5, the first being for This Is My Rifle

The video is directed by Jonny Coffin (Coffin Case owner). Be on the lookout for more from John 5 and Coffin; they’re working on a horror miniseries called Tales from the Crossroads.

Watch the video after the jump >>>  Read the rest of this page »

J5 talks to About.com about ‘Careful With That Axe': “it’s interesting for the listener too, because you never know what you are going to get.”

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Heavymetal.about.com recently had a chat with John 5 about his upcoming album ‘Careful With That Axe’. He also teases info about the forthcoming internet concert (more info coming to john-5.com SOON) and working with Rob Zombie, Dave Lee Roth and much more.

To read excerpts from the interview, and find out how to read the interview in full, click >>>  Read the rest of this page »

Bloody Good Horror Reviews ‘Careful With That Axe’

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With just two days to go until John 5’s eight studio album, ‘Careful With That Axe‘ is released on digital music sites (with a physical release expected in the next couple of months), you may want to get a taste of what others are now saying, having had a chance to review the album.

Bloody Good Horror are one of the first to submit their review and here is is for you to read – incase you’re still trying to make your mind up; “The virtuosity and versatility of John 5 is the subtext of the record and the decision to put melody first is a great one. “Careful With That Axe” is a guitar album, yes, but a highly enjoyable one and an easy recommendation for fans of just about anything.”

Pre-order your copy of Careful With That Axe here: http://smarturl.it/CarefulWithThatAxe

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