Dave Starr is a true Metal veteran with a career going back over 25 years, with numerous albums, MTV videos, DVD's, and concert tours to his credit. Known mostly for his bass work with Vicious Rumors over that last 22 years, Dave is also a talented guitarist and song writer who has just recorded the debut album "Arrival" with his new band WildeStarr. Having recorded albums with such guitar greats as Vinnie Moore, David Chastain, Brad Gillis, Geoff Thorpe and Mark McGee, Starr brings his own guitar style to the table, in WILDESTARR.
"I put more work into this album then all the other records I have done in the past combined." states Starr. "I think the results speak for themselves. I will put this album up against anything I have done in my past. This album was an incredible journey for London and I. It was an insane amount of work for the two of us, but we did it... and we are both very proud of the results and of each other. London's vocals are superb, and on par with all of my favorite singers, that includes the likes of Rob Halford and VR's very own Carl Albert. And I feel my guitar work and writing is right up there with the many talented people I have worked with over the years."
Female vocalist London Wilde has worked behind the scenes as a recording engineer, song writer, studio vocalist and keyboardist since 1994. While recording Bass tracks for the 2004 Chastain album, "In an Outrage", Wilde and then Bassist Dave Starr began discussing working together on his solo venture.
"Originally Dave approached me to do some keyboard work for him, but when I heard some of his material, I was really blown away, so I said, "Hey, can I be your vocalist?" explains Wilde. When asked to describe the WildeStarr sound, London responds: "Most people who have heard tracks off this new record say we sound like a combination of Judas Priest, Vicious Rumors, Queensryche, Crimson Glorry and Black Sabbath. For us, the WildeStarr sound is about huge, layered harmony guitars, soaring powerful Vocals, great melodies, and a thick fat sound that is both polished and raw at the same time. Our songwriting is very dramatic and intense....we like to keep building the intensity until you think we can't go any further...and then we do just that!"
As a song writing team, with Starr writing the music, and Wilde writing the lyrics and melodies, The two forged a collection of incredibly melodic and original material. Joined by Drummer Jim Hawthorne in 2008, the band began recording tracks at Big White studios in Alameda. The record was mixed and mastered at Spirit Wind Studios in Hayward California, and completed in April 2009.
Dubbed "ARRIVAL" after the bands single of the same name, the 10 original tracks are being released with a full color 16 page booklet on August 1, 2009.
Dave Starr Discography and credits:
Albums With Vicious Rumors:
Soldiers of the Night Shrapnel Records 1986
Digital Dictator Shrapnel Records 1988
Guitar Masters Compilation Shrapnel Records 1989
Vicious Rumors Atlantic Records 1990
Welcome to the Ball Atlantic Records 1991
Live in Tokyo Atlantic Records 1992
Tribute to Carl Albert GTM Records 1995
The Last Word TyperPaw Records 2000
WarBall Mascot Records 2006
Laaz Rockit "Prelude to Death" EP 1983 LR Records
Destillery "Behind the Mask" (song writer) Iron Glory Records 2000
Press "PRESS" 30 Days Records 2003
CHASTAIN "In an Outrage" Leviathan Records 2004
MTV Videos and DVD's
Vicious Rumors "Don't wait for Me" 1990
Vicious Rumors "Children" 1991
Vicious Rumors "10 years of Power" 1996
Vicious Rumors "Crushing the World" 2005
CHASTAIN "Bullet from a Gun" 2004
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