Happy New Year from Dive Bomber!!
2016 was a crazy year of change for us. As you know, Nomad and I (Catfish) moved from San Diego to Las Vegas. Since arriving here in June we had countless auditions to find a new bassist and a new drummer so we could be in a position to release the upcoming album “America the Beautiful”. We are very excited to announce that we found who we were looking for.
Russ Dust has enlisted as our new bassist and from the Northern reaches of Alaska, we are equally as excited to welcome Tony Terranova on drums. We are very happy that these two amazing musicians have agreed to join the Dive Bomber family. Here is a little more about our new band mates:
Russell Hammond a.k.a. Russ Dust is a sought after session bassist and recording artist with over 25 years in the music industry. Russ Dust has recorded and performed with such artists as: Fred Durst/Limp Bizkit, Artimus Pyle/Lynyrd Skynyrd, Wilton Rabb/Prince, Dave Hlubek/Molly Hatchet, Bobby Capps/38 Special, Brock Lindow/36 Crazyfists, Kottonmouth Kings/Judge D on Suburban Noize Records and many more amazing artists.
Tony Terranova’s love of drums began at age 8 and started touring nationally at age 17. He has had the pleasure of being invited to play with such legends as James Brown, and supporting acts such as Ozzy Osbourn, Quiet Riot and many more. He is comfortable playing venues as big as arenas to small clubs, as long as he is sitting behind the drum kit driving a good band and making people happy.
Our first show together was this past September at Las Vegas Bike Fest where we played a 90 min set under the hot sun of Las Vegas to a great crowd. It was a Baptism by fire if you will…hahaha. The success of that show put the wheels in motion for Tony to relocate to Las Vegas permanently in the middle of Jan 2017 (this month!) Once Tony joins us full time on the 19th, we anticipate playing out again ASAP and will be starting in March of 2017 here in Las Vegas at the Adrenaline Sports Bar and Grill with our brothers in arms from Hollywood, LA Story. LA Story happens to feature ex DAMA singer and my former bandmate Erik Hatchett.
Dive Bomber has some amazing things happening that we aren’t quite ready to announce yet although we will be signing with a new management company very soon and we anticipate doing a lot of touring as well as playing locally this year! And of course we are planning on releasing the new album that we have been patiently working on for over a year with legendary producer Bill Metoyer. Expect the album sometime this summer with a supporting tour.
In the meantime, Nomad was featured this month on a brand new single that has national distribution through EMP Label Group (owned by Megadeth’s bassist David Ellefson) in which he sings with our brothers in the band Dead by Wednesday.
Here is the link to the full story! https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1162390150497327&id=894690100600668
The Painted Man will also be featured in a new upcoming documentary called Strip Away the Paint that features a number of amazing artists that use body paint as part of their expression of their art through the medium of rock and metal music. Stay Tuned for more details about this film. It promises to ROCK! Here is the trailer with Nomad appearing at 1:29: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6bd-uA7zQY
And speaking of movies, Nomad is playing a lead role in a new independent movie called Alien Shadows will also be released soon. The entire band actually makes a cameo in the movie and we are all very excited to have the opportunity to participate in this project. We will have details of the release date very soon. Here is the IMDb page for the movie: http://m.imdb.com/title/tt5118616/fullcredits/cast?ref_=m_ttfc_3
If you have been paying attention to us on Facebook, you may have noticed that we have started a side project that is a completely different style of music than Dive Bomber (mostly funk oriented styles) and it’s called Disco Tangerine. It’s been a fun experience getting an opportunity to explore some different musical styles and the live broadcasts and small events we have done so far have been a great time. We will be playing our first show as Disco Tangerine sometime in Jan / Feb at Dealer’s Choice Bar in Las Vegas. Date is TBA but coming soon. So as soon as we have a confirmed date we will be letting everyone know.
In the meantime, please join our Disco Tangerine Facebook page here:
And of course if you haven’t already, please join the Dive Bomber Facebook page here:
So as you can see, we have been hard at work in the laboratory retooling Dive Bomber and getting ready to ramp up 2017 with more shows than ever before and a brand new album! Stay tuned for new shows, new tours, new merchandise and an album release date in the not too distant future!