Dave Lavender of The Herald-Dispatch reports: [Huntington, West Virginia's] HYDROGYN is set to unleash its second CD, "Deadly Passions", Tuesday, June 10, in the United States and June 23, in the rest of the world.Out on the UK-based label DR2, an imprint of Demolition Records, the band is excited about the summer release that was produced by guitarist and band founder, Jeff Westlake. Westlake, who started the band in 2003 with Julie Westlake and fellow veteran guitarist Jeff Boggs, said they're anxious to get the CD out for people to hear the band's own home-grown blend of female-belted heavy metal, and thankful for the support of a good-sized label. "We're real excited because it's being able to take what we've done and put a big money player behind it," Westlake said of hooking up with Demolition Records. "Of course, they are a big label. They have made their living for their entire career off of classics bands like W.A.S.P., TWISTED SISTER and QUIET RIOT. They decided they wanted to get more modern and get to the here and now, so they signed us and signed a band out of the UK, called MCQUEEN, which is a great band, and they signed Steve Harris, out of IRON MAIDEN, his daughter, Lauren Harris." Westlake said the label was first in contact with them in September 2007 when HYDROGYN was playing a gig in Seattle. "We went out there and basically had a showcase but didn't know it," he said. "Before we left Seattle we were called by the label so we came straight home, threw the dirty clothes in the hamper, grabbed some clean ones and eight hours later we were on our way to New York City." Read the entire article from The Herald-Dispatch. HYDROGYN performing live in France November 2007:
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