New Video Premiere "She's a Runner"

 

New Video Premiere! "She's a Runner"

By Kilograph - Directed by Nathan Cox

In the Studio w/Manny Nieto - "She's a Runner"

 

In the Studio w/Manny Nieto tracking "She's a Runner"

The making of a Goldsboro video

Sneak a peek at the making of our new video for "She's a Runner" directed by Nathan "KARMA" Cox. 
With animation by Kilograph, and original art by @emsixfive

 

Another killer poster by EmSixfive!

 

 

L.A. SHOW!

 

Metal Hammer Magazine

 

Metal Hammer has spoken! [7/10]

The Garage, London UK

 

Thank you, England.

     

LOS ANGELES: Free Show/All Ages

Next Mon Jun 24 - 9pm at The Roxy


SO CAL LIVE SHOWS!
JUN 13 - SAN DIEGO COUNTY FAIR
JUN 24 - ROXY, WEST HOLLYWOOD

MAY UK DATES!

 

GOLDSBORO w/Helmet - May 4 Viper Room

 

Classic Rock Magazine, March 2013

 

"Ones to watch emerge with honours!"
The Classic Rock Magazine review is in. (7/10)

MOJO Magazine

MOJO says, "An impressive exercise in tersely anthemic power metal and more appealing than their previous employment." (3/5)

NEXT SHOW: Tues, March 5 - Boardner's, Hollywood

Classic Rock Magazine, Feb 2013

 

Classic Rock Magazine says, "Ones To Watch in 2013!"

KERRANG!

 

KERRANG! Magazine has spoken. 

"KKKK!" (4/5)


Announcement: Due to events beyond our control, Goldsboro will not be able to perform at Download. We wish everyone involved a great festival. We are working on coming over May time and look forward to seeing our UK friends.

Love,

Goldsboro                                                                                                                                            

Classic Rock Magazine, Feb 2013 Issue

GOLDSBORO in the February 2013 issue of Classic Rock Magazine! -

"Ones To Watch 2013: an all-killer 15-track CD including hot poop from Gary Clark Jr, Big Wreck, The Virginmarys, The Union, Black Drawing Chalks, Goldsboro…"

 


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50 Albums in 50 Weeks - Week 2 - Goldsboro:Goldsboro

 
They say that plagiarism is the sincerest form of flattery and whilst Goldsboro aren’t in Noel Gallagher’s league they certainly wear their influences on their sleeves.


“Is the snare better?No.” And we’re in. Goldsboro (the album) begins like all good rock albums; with a kick ass upbeat song. ‘Great White Buffalo’ is a mix of the best of Iron Maiden with a Phil Lynottesque delivery. The main riff having the gallop of many Maiden songs whilst borrowing its chord sequence wholesale from Maiden’s ‘The Trooper’. This can all be forgiven however because the song is greater than its individual parts and though it could have been released at any time in the last 30 years it sounds fresh and full of energy. If there is one song from this album that you should download then this is it!


Second song ‘The Bottom’ sounds great but it does feel like something that could have been left over from their previous band (the 3 members of Goldsboro were all members of mid-noughties pop rockers Orson). Next song ‘Redemption Man’ has its charms but its ‘Heading for the Sun’ that shows these guys have tunes to match their opener. Sounding like something Soungarden could have released with overtones of Sabbath, singer/guitarist Kevin Roentgen shows his vocal adaptability and gives an admirable take on Chris Cornell.  


‘Is it Heavy Enough’ brings an emotional core to the album whilst still maintaining a rock edge which a lot of bands lose when trying to write a ballad or slower song. Its a welcome change of pace and for the first time its a song that feels wholly Goldsboro rather than bringing to mind the bands influences.


‘I Surrender’ & ‘Headline Pigs’ feel a little like ‘Load’ era Metallica. No bad thing unless your a thrash metal fan!
‘Angels’ is a pleasant driving anthem that again has overtones of Soundgarden’s front man and is likely to be the other track on the album to get them mainstream attention. ‘Dogs of War’ is the only song on the album that feels a bit like filler and 1 song out of 10 is not to be sniffed at. ‘Red Room’ closes the album. Its a good tune with some great riffs and has that ‘final song’ feeling, twisting and turning as it goes.


It may seem then that this has all been done before and to be honest it has. To be a truly original and unique rock band these days is very difficult. But it doesn’t matter because the passion and the energy of the band coupled with the quality of the songs make this something special. This album doesn’t hide its influences rather it wears them with pride. It is it’s own beast though and something for the band to be proud of. I have high hopes for this band and I expect to see this album in the end of year polls in Classic Rock magazine and the like.

 
“Is the snare better?” It sounds pretty damn good to me!


Rating 8/10 (********)


NEW! Photos by Katarina Benzova from Wiltern LA and Joint Las Vegas Gn'R shows!

Classic Rock Magazine

Dec 2012 - Classic Rock Magazine "what we're listening to" list!


37 MORE ACTS CONFIRMED FOR DOWNLOAD 2013!

 

It's official! GOLDSBORO confirmed for Download Festival 2013!

Donington Park UK, June 14-16

(Well, it was official. Hope to see you next year!)

SINGLE ON ITUNES NOW

UK DATES ANNOUNCED!

 

England here we come.

Goldsboro w/Gn'R in Vegas!

 

Thank you all in the Gn'R camp and The Joint at Hard Rock Vegas for taking such good care of us. Best of times. Chris, Johnny and Kevin x

XFM London 104.9

"Great White Buffalo" spins on XFM 104.9 London's Rock Show w/Ian Camfield. Listen here: 

http://ukrp.musicradio.com/xfm/london/aod?episodeId=208143

 

 

Vaskarc - Online Rock Zine (Hungary)

Especially for our Hungarian friends ;)

Los AngelesGoldsboro egy power-rock trió, akik debütáló lemezükkel az idei év első felében léptek a nyilvánosság elé...Bár többen modern hard rocként aposztrofálják a saját magukról elnevezett lemezen hallható zenét, elmondható, hogy dalaikban rendkívül sok a 70-es és 80-as évekbeli dallamos rockáthallás, így képezve ezáltal paradoxont, amit a srácok olyan fiatalos hévvel (pedig nem is olyan fiatalok!), lazasággal és természetességgel oldalanak fel, hidalnak át, hogy az minimum elismerést érdemel... A kötelezőket természetesen ők is abszolválják becsülettel a délies és stoneres mocsarakban való alapos megmártózással, ahogy az egy amcsi bandától el is várható, de valahogy a régies íz mellett ez a szétcsúszott, flegma attitűd is baromi jól áll nekik, ráadásulKevin Roentgen énekes/gitáros rendkívül modernül elnyomott, mégis hagyománytisztelő gitártémái csak felteszik az i-re a pontot! 


Goldsboro simán jobb banda annál, mint amiket manapság találhatunk hard rock, vagy modern hard rock címszó alatt... A hetvenes évek ősrock témái éppúgy elsülnek a kezükben, mint a tűzforró stoner, blues és southern témák, mindezt pedig olyan puritán egyszerűségű (garázs)rockbandaként vezetik elő, mintha csak ők lennének a modernkori Thin Lizzy vagy Dire Straits... Na jó, ilyen magasságokig még véletlenül sem szeretném emelni a Goldsborot, de nemhogy meggyőztek a debütálásukkal, hanem megvettek kilóra, ugyanis ez egy nagyon összeszedett, kidolgozott, komoly célokat maga előtt görgető album, ami lejön szinte minden másodpercéből, és amit az ember szerintem abszolút nem várna! Van ugyanis egy nagyon-nagyon jó gitáros/énekese a Goldsboronak, őt Kevin Roentgen-nek hívnak, akivel szerintem elég messzire is eljuthat ez a trió... Hangja egyszerűen unikális, érzékeny, kicsit vékonyka is, ám kétségtelen hogy megadja a sajátos karakterét ennek a sokszor punkba, vagy inkább újhullámba csúszó zenének... Gitártémáit és gyorsabban elnyomott kavarásait nem lehet elégszer méltatni, elég csak belefülelni a Great White Buffaloo-ba, a Black Label Society-re emlékeztető Bottomba, vagy a szinte heavy metálosan pörgő Dogs of War-ba...egyszerűségében mind nagyszerű, frappáns, helyénvaló! Párhuzamként említhetném még a Led Zeppelint és a Bad Company-t is, ám mindezek egy olyan fiatalos, modern mázzal lettek leöntve, amitől az ember simán elhiszi, hogy ezek a félig-újrahasznosított témák most, 2012-ben lettek megírva...Mert hát a Goldsboroék kezéből idén pörögtek ki ezek a témák, való igaz, ráadásul úgy hozzák vele a boogie-rock hangulatot, hogy az már-már emberfeletti! Még a végére a nagy kapkodásban van is kedvük-idejük egy kis Down-os, Black Sabbath-os lassúzásra a Red Room képében, ebben a szerzeményben Kevin is egy kicsit szenvelgősebbre, vontatottabbra veszi a figurát, de nagyon passzol ez is a lemez többi, eléggé más képet mutató formájához, úgyhogy jó tudni hogy akár egy Black Sabbath-stílusú, okkult-rock muzsikát is könnyedén abszolválnának a srácok!

Az a helyzet, hogy ez a zene így jó ahogy van, és nem tudom hogy Kevin Roentgen-ék hogy találták azt ki hogy pont így szóljanak, a hetvenes évektől szinte minden évtizedet keverve és érintve dalaikban, de nagy ötlet volt mindenképpen, mert ezzel a lemezzel a sok félig-meddig hasonszőrű zenekar közül bizony nem is olyan nehéz kitűnniük! Ennek egyik oka lehet hogy Kevin egy egész más tónusú énekhang, mint amiket általában hallani, nem karcos, nem szőrös a hangja, inkább pimasz és a hetvenes évek nagy rockénekeseihez hasonló... Nos, én megtettem a magamét, reméljük tehát hogy többek is felfigyelnek aGoldsboro-ra, engem mindenesetre meglepett hogy a sok ismerős megoldást milyen újszerűen, frissen tálalják a srácok, izzadságszagtól mentesen, ráadásul fogós, dúdolható dalok formájában! 

GOLDSBORO by Little Queen Music

LATEST REVIEW by LITTLE QUEEN -

The first time I went to review Goldsboro’s latest album, it was very late at night and I decided I’d rather wait until the next day, so that I could really focus on the music. Well, today is that day. After spending the better part of the day, out in the hot sun, I decided to take a break from all of that and spend some time with this album.

The self titled album, Goldsboro, comes from a very hard rocking band out of Los Angeles. The following is an excerpt from the band’s official website, which gives some history.

“The members of the LA native power-rock trio known as Goldsboro (John Bentjen, Chris Cano and Kevin Roentgen), have previously made records and toured around the world in various bands together for a decade. They’ve just released their debut album produced by Noah Shain (Atreyu, Skrillex, Dead Sara), that the LA Weekly is calling ‘a taut, throbbing musical muscle that should be a thinking hesher’s must-have.’ “

So, I settled in to get acquainted with the album, to see what Goldsboro had to offer. From the first note of the first song, “Great White Buffalo”, the album comes charging out of the gate, at full speed. The following three songs (“Bottom,” “Redemption Man,” “Heading For The Sun”), although just as high energy as the first, all seemed pretty similar to one another. At first, I thought this might be a bad thing, but I decided to keep giving the album the time it needed, to show me more of what this band had to offer. I was not disappointed.

When the fifth song  (“Is It Heavy Enough”) began to play, I realized why the first four tracks were all so similar. This fifth song introduced a new realm on the album, one that was a bit more interesting, with melodic hooks, effects, and turns, which used a harmonious team of singer and guitars.

“I Surrender comes in as the sixth track, which is a great example of the singer’s vocal range. Although, Kevin Roentgen’s lead vocals on the album do put his range ability on display, I would love to hear him sing an acoustic ballad, sometime, just to get to the very core of his voice.

Within the album, lies a thread of social uprising, such as the anti-establishment track number seven, “Headline Pigs”. The lyrics on this song appear to focus on greed/money, those who are in it for the attention. This was a favorite of mine, out of all of the tracks on this album. It is also, the longest track, clocking in at 5 minutes, 25 seconds long.

While, up to this point, the album’s heaviest focus was on vocals and guitars, the eighth track (“Angels”), which opened sounding similar to AC/DC’s “Who Made Who”, focused more on Chris Cano and his drums. While the song was still strong on the guitars, they were less dominant, allowing me to get a better listen to the vocals and to appreciate those drums as being more than just the beat to a heavy rock song. I, also, enjoyed the little echo effects on the vocals at the very end.

The next song, “Dogs Of War” featured a singing guitar solo, followed by a punk-like bridge. While many of the other songs would fall under the hard rock/metal genre, this would fall more under the punk label, if you’re into labels.

I found this album to have a bit of everything, that is, everything except slow tempo. While the first half of the album was mainly heavy, followed by the second half that was showcasing a wider range of ability within the hard rock spectrum, the final track, “Red Room”, is really the only ballad-like song on the entire album. I still wouldn’t consider it quite a ballad, but it does manage to bring a high-energy album to a soft landing, bringing me down easy from that musical high.

So, for those who are looking for a hard rocking album that features cohesiveness, musicianship, and a broader spectrum, this is the album for you!

The Agent 88 Kickstarter w/music by GOLDSBORO! Please share!

Heavy Metal Magazine presents The Art Of 88 - featuring our "Great White Buffalo"

San Diego Comic Con 2012

GOLDSBORO is honored to be representing at the Heavy Metal Magazine 35th Anniversary Celebration at San Diego Comic Con 2012. The invite-only event will be held at The Haunted Hotel on Thursday, July 12 from 8pm-11pm. Guests will receive the new Goldsboro CD, along with an evening of Heavy Metal mania with rock and roll fashion, sublime fantasy art and surprise appearances all night! Thank you Heavy Metal, this is truly an honor and a thrill. Happy Birthday! Gx

Jonesy's Jukebox, KROQ 106.7

Jonesy strikes again. "Great White Buffalo" on KROQ, May 13!

JUST ADDED!

"ANGELS"

Our song "Angels" will be appearing in the upcoming Sons of Anarchy, episode 11, airing November 15 on FX! 

Goldsboro featured on HARD ROCK NIGHTS

GOLDSBORO@ROXY PRESS RELEASE: BEAST OF BOURBON BLOG

GOLDSBORO With Danko Jones And Fireball Ministry Wed. Sept. 14 At The Roxy

 

WHO: LA-based rockers GOLDSBORO

WHAT: Live show with Danko Jones and Fireball Ministry

WHEN: Wednesday, September 14, 8:30pm

WHERE: The Roxy Theatre, 9009 W. Sunset. Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069

MORE: LA natives GOLDSBORO, bassist Johnny Lonely, drummer Chris Cano and vocalist/guitarist Kevin Roentgen (American Pearl), were all previously members of rock/soul quintet ORSON. Orson was largely overlooked in the U.S. but made a smash in the U.K., garnering a place at the top of the British charts with their debut album, Bright Idea (Universal U.K.) in 2006, before drifting home road weary in 2008 with a UK number one single, platinum album and Brit Award in hand. With their singer and co-founding guitarist remaining in England, out of the power-pop ashes of Orson arose a very different, harder-hitting, super-power trio: GOLDSBORO. GOLDSBORO's forthcoming debut has been touted by Paul Rogers of the LA Weekly as, "…a taut, throbbing musical muscle that should be a thinking hesher's must-have.” A music video for single "Bottom", made by friend and MTV award-winning director Nathan Karma Cox, has just been posted to their site: http://goldsboroband.com. The majestically galloping, "Great White Buffalo" was recently premiered by Sex Pistols' Steve Jones on Jonesy's Jukebox, KROQ. The album produced by Noah Shain (Orson, Skrillex, Atreyu) is due out this month… Goldsboro currently uses as its image “El Toro de Oro,” or golden bull…but here’s something that isn’t bull: stream three songs here: http://goldsboroband.com/music or http://listn.to/Goldsboro/

GREAT WHITE BUFFALO

Jonesy spins Great White Buffalo!

LA WEEKLY

 

It's a truly great band that can lose two-fifths of its members (and the singer and co-founding guitarist at that) and simply morph into another, albeit very different, great band. But so it went with power trio Goldsboro, who were all previously in rock/soul enigma Orson - an overlooked local quintet whose Bright Idea album suddenly topped the U.K. charts in 2006 before they drifted apart. Bassist Johnny Lonely, drummer Chris Cano and guitarist (and now vocalist) Kevin Roentgen eventually reconvened back home as Goldsboro: a taut, throbbing musical muscle whose debut album (according to rough mixes) should be a thinking hesher's must-have. Standout "White Buffalo" distills much of Thin Lizzy's galloping, romantic majesty, while the chunky, semistoner boogie of "Bottom" just aches to be rechristened "Bell Bottom." Elsewhere, Goldsboro's soaring vowels and burbling riffs head straight for the (Sound) garden. With Orson, these lads graced Euro stadiums and megafests - expect them to murder little Silverlake Lounge. 

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One of the timeless traits of rock & roll is the allure of the classic power-trio. Whether it’s ’60s godfathers like Cream or the Jimi Hendrix Experience, ’70s icons ZZ Top and Rush, the full-throttle fury of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble in the ’80s or 21st Century progenitors Muse, this most basic of rock & roll formations has never failed to thrill. Now stepping up to the plate to carry on that proud tradition is Goldsboro, a hard-hitting, raucous rock trio consisting of Chris Cano, John Bentjen and Kevin Roentgen. The threesome, who have previously made records and toured around the world in various bands together for a decade, are preparing to release their debut album in the Summer of 2011. Goldsboro currently uses as its image “El Toro de Oro,” or golden bull…but here’s something that isn’t bull: take advantage of this golden opportunity to hop on the Goldsboro bandwagon before the train leaves the station!