Title - 'The Big Game'
Artist - OGD
For those not in the know, The Big Game is the debut release from OGD featuring Derek Olivero (guitars, lead vocals), Bobby Gavin (drums), and Dave DeRanieri (bass).
The NYC-based power-trio recorded the album with legendary drummer Jerry Marotta as producer in upstate New York at Dreamland Recording Studios.
Hailing from the ashes of Outland, Olivero and DeRanieri joined forces with Gavin to form OGD creating modern day rock with shades of Rush, Kiss, and even Clutch.
The Big Game (out August 24th, 2020) features 10 original compositions co-written by Olivero, Gavin, DeRanieri.
1. 'Young Love'
2. 'Sweet Life'
3. 'The Word'
4. 'Out in the West'
5. 'Innocence Ran'
6. 'Setting Sun'
8. 'Scary Night'
Opening with the guitar and drum-led, forceful rocker 'Young Love,' they back that up with some funky guitar work on 'Sweet Life,' then follow that up seamlessly with the constructively free flowing 'The Word,' the atmospheric storytelling of 'Out In The West,' and then the, what seems at first, beautiful acoustic guitar ballad, that soon bleeds into the full on rock of 'Innocence Ran.'
The drum led 'Setting Sun' is then backed by the '90s grunge guitar rock sounds of 'Dreamland,' the powerhaus, gruffly vocalized 'Scary Night,' coming to a close on the frenetically sculptured 'Unknown,' and then the thoughtful, instrument showcasing 'Outland' wraps things up nicely.
“I love the record we made. I love these maniacs. We are now lifelong friends and the record is finally about to hit the airwaves. ‘The Big Game’ watch for the videos. Seek out the music. I mean what I say.” - Jerry Marotta
Famed album cover designer Hugh Syme (Rush, Aerosmith, Dream Theater) was recruited to create a package for the CD and vinyl harking back to the pre-digital days of rock-n-roll including a 20 page booklet of Hugh’s art.
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