Great news, Boyd! Life is good!
For the last several months, my son Nick has been driving across town to rehearse with a band he told me is called Serpent Attack...I said that's cool, I was proud that he is branching out, but I didn't expect much to come out of it. I hear Chironex and the Monk Bunkeys here in the garage all the time, and I thought Serpent Attack was another project along similar lines, so I didn't bother to check them out...but today I did check them out on the local heavy metal website, and I smooth got knocked over backwards...they're #29 out of 176 bands in town, they have some high-profile gigs lined up, and their music is amazing...their singer and lead guitarist has a range and style that immediately reminded me of Ronnie James Dio, Bruce Dickinson and Ian Gillan...his guitar playing is old-school...flowing, melodic, lyrical phrasing and a precise and clear tone...this guy is really something special. They're all in their late teens. I joined their fanclub and shared the link to their page on my Facebook page. Check out the song "Ignorance" on their page. Nick's got it going on...Cheers, WC1