The End Machine, the band featuring George Lynch, Jeff Pilson, Mick Brown and Warrant/Lynch Mob singer Robert Mason have released their first song/video for “Alive Today”. The song is taken from bands debut album, which will be released on March 22 via Frontiers Music Srl.
The “Alive Today” clip was filmed with director Jamie Brown, who has previously worked with Dokken, Last In Line, and KXM.
Pilson said: “We think that, notwithstanding the obvious nod to our past experiences together, The End Machine sound has a unique identity. Sonically, this is not just ex-Dokken members with a different singer or a rebooted incarnation of Lynch Mob. This is a new sound. Everyone has been doing great on the album and there is a lot of energy and a lot of focus.”
Surely, some fans may be wondering to themselves, isn’t this just Dokken without Don Dokken? “Musically, of course there’s bound to be moments that will be reminiscent of Dokken. That’s only logical,” says bassist Jeff Pilson. “But, my guess is there will be less of that than people would expect. Some people who’ve heard it say they think it’s closer to Lynch Mob than Dokken, but really it is pretty much its own thing. We allowed ourselves to get a little deeper than either of those projects really have, while still staying extremely melodic and not being afraid of good old-fashioned guitar rock. Maybe Lynch Mob, a bit of Dokken, but then some 70’s guitar rock added in. George [Lynch] is playing fantastic on this…very inspired. Everyone is really, but George covers some new territory here and it’s very cool. Plus, the songs as compositions took on their own life, especially adding Robert [Mason] to the writing. That’s what I’m most proud of, is the way this stands on its own. It doesn’t step on our legacy together one bit, but it has it’s own personality and I think that’s important.”
“This is decidedly not me ‘stapled’ onto a Dokken record,” adds Mason. “I wouldn’t have been involved if that was the intent. Fans will hear bits of our styles in this collection of songs, and while reminiscent signatures are undeniable, The End Machine was purposely built to stand apart and on its own merit.”
“The End Machine” track listing:
01. Leap Of Faith
02. Hold Me Down
03. No Game
05. Ride It
06. Burn The Truth
07. Hard Road
08. Alive Today
09. Line Of Division
10. Sleeping Voices
11. Life Is Love Is Music