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Brian Matthew Lee Streams New Single "Bittersweet Journey"

Brian Matthew Lee just released a single titled "Bittersweet Journey," featuring drummer Vinny Appice on drums (Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell, Kill Devil Hill).

The song intro is haunting and melodic and proceeds with a bang with nearly 5 minutes of metal. A full length preview can be heard at Brian Matthew Lee's website here.

In regards to fans asking when a full length CD will be on its way. "Hopefully never" laughs Brian Matthew Lee. "There's all this talk lately that Rock is dead and there's no money in music anymore. Well that's because most musicians STILL don't get it. Most musicians are still locking themselves up in a studio for 8-12 months hoarding up a bunch of shit-songs that should never see the light of day. Then they blame the streaming sites when nobody buys their crap.

"So for me, I hope I never release another CD. I'll be writing and collaborating with veteran metal musicians and target a new single release every 4-6 weeks. And if the song is not good - truly good, it'll never get released. (No more CD with designated 'shit-slots' to hide your crap songs in). In my opinion, that's why streaming is so popular. Fans are tired of all the lazy musician 'garbage' out there so they're turning to streaming to roll their own listening experience.

"Anyway, Bittersweet Journey is the first of many and is really picking up some major traction. Give a listen. I'm looking forward to the next release and already have a number of amazing musicians lined up."

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1. Terry writes:

This song is incredible didn't know Vinny was in another band but this ROX. BML is right about all the crap songs out there. \m/

# Jan 4, 2015 @ 12:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. FearlessX writes:

BML is right, bands today don't care about what they put out and they expect us to buy it and complain when we dont.
THIS song is really good. Listened to it a few times before grabbing it off itunes. Aways been a fan of Vinny's but this guy can really sing

# Jan 7, 2015 @ 6:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Drum_Junkie writes:

"...most musicians STILL don't get it. Most musicians are still locking themselves up in a studio for 8-12 months hoarding up a bunch of sh**-songs that should never see the light of day. Then they blame the streaming sites when nobody buys their crap."

Quite a bold and very subjective statement from someone relatively unknown. Ironically, I found his song rather uneven and, in my own opinion, a 'filler song'. The pacing of the song was really drawn out without a good build up. As much as I respect Vinnie's talent. I think it was a miss here. Good fills and technique, but poor choice of groove. It felt like doom/sludge drumming stuffed into a song calling for something more upbeat. The guitars were lackluster and clearly took a backseat to the vocals and drums. Good vocals, but the supporting instrumentation doesn't match up.

# Jan 8, 2015 @ 9:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Charvell2007 writes:

Bold statements but I only buy singles I like or greatest hits these days for that very reason. Tired of my library filled with songs I'll never listen to.
I agree drums and vocals are prominent online but the HQ download version has the mix right where I like it with more bass too.
Respectfully, I disagree with you on Vinny's playing. I'm a guitar player and I see you are a drummer so we probably hear the song differently.
Drum fills are really excellent and "Doom and Sludge Drumming" suits the groove imo. I've read the lyrics on cdbaby and they are also gloom and doom.

We agree on vocals btw. Sound aggressive and I hear pain and sincerity in his voice. Dio or Maiden influence and harmonies are spot on. Song is raw without being overly processed. Latest from Sebastian is too watered down for my liking and I hate that.

# Jan 8, 2015 @ 1:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Drum_Junkie writes:

I wasn't very clear in my comment. I intended to point out the audacity in BML's comment. Here we have someone with no proven track record boldly assessing that over half of his contemporaries release crap songs and filler material. He goes on to state that he won't.
Why should we believe that he won't? What body of work does he have that sets him above the rest? He's been working on this 'Album' for over two years, and all we've seen is this song and a reference to another song "I Believe", which isn't even on his website or anywhere else.

Basically, he's said some pretty strong words but hasn't anything to back them up. All hype and no substance.

# Jan 9, 2015 @ 11:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. LastInLine4ever writes:

DJ with a burn to Charvel! jk
I saw the press at globaldarkness but wouldn't let me comment there. My 2cents I could give a rats a$$ about his statement as long as the dudes not calling anyone out. Which as a true musician brother, he doesn't, so its simply his own opinion and I agree with others its deadon.
I never heard of the dude until now because of Vinny Appice but I think he backed up the statement with a fu%$@ major a$$ kicking song. I don't know if he wrote it or just sang it for Vinny or what the story is but I'm listening to Last In Line right now and this song fits right in hands down. (Mystery still $uck$)
I saved the website and will watch for the next one as time will tell.
4 horns for me on this one \m/ LIL4E

# Jan 10, 2015 @ 12:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. LastInLine4ever writes:

DJ with a burn to Charvel! jk
I saw the press at globaldarkness but wouldn't let me comment there. My 2cents I could give a rats a$$ about his statement as long as the dudes not calling anyone out. Which as a true musician brother, he doesn't, so its simply his own opinion and I agree with others its deadon.
I never heard of the dude until now because of Vinny Appice but I think he backed up the statement with a fu%$@ major a$$ kicking song. I don't know if he wrote it or just sang it for Vinny or what the story is but I'm listening to Last In Line right now and this song fits right in hands down. (Mystery still $uck$)
I saved the website and will watch for the next one as time will tell.
4 horns for me on this one \m/ LIL4E

# Jan 10, 2015 @ 1:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. grundcat writes:

hail from luxembourg i am great listener of brian matthew lee i found as singr from redd barron. his us band is favourite in germany many years. other metalunderground news http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=40936
i want him come to the grund when in the germany

# Jan 31, 2015 @ 11:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. grundcat writes:

hail from luxembourg i am great listener of brian matthew lee i found as singr from redd barron. his us band is favourite in germany many years. other metal underground news for redd barron
i want him come to the grund when in the germany

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