'80s Hard Rockers HURRICANE Resurrected; New Album In The Works

'80s hard rockers HURRICANE are reportedly being resurrected by guitarist and founding member Robert Sarzo (brother of former QUIET RIOT bassist Rudy Sarzo). This new version of the group will record a new album and tour throughout the world. The new CD will feature original material along with new music that will fuse different musical elements.

HURRICANE is now being managed by music industry veterans Alex Sarzo and Robert Sarzo Jr. under a new joint venture called Cuban Assassin.

HURRICANE's original lineup consisted of Sarzo, Kelly Hansen (vocals), Tony Cavazo (bass; brother of QUIET RIOT's Carlos Cavazo), and Jay Schellen (drums).

According to Wikipedia, QUIET RIOT's Kevin DuBrow introduced Robert Sarzo and Tony Cavazo in the early '80s. After deciding to form a band, Sarzo and Cavazo recruited singer Kelly Hansen and drummer Jay Schellen. With little label interest, the band decided to release a mini-album themselves, "Take What You Want". The album and constant touring led to them getting a major label deal.

HURRICANE released four albums during its career: "Take What You Want" (1985), "Over The Edge" (1988), "Slave To The Thrill" (1990), and "Liquifury" (2001). "Over The Edge" was their most successful album featuring their only top 40 hit, "I'm On To You". In 1989 Sarzo left the group and was replaced by ex-LION guitarist Doug Aldrich. This lineup recorded one album before Aldrich moved on to HOUSE OF LORDS and the rest of the group quickly disintegrated with the onslaught of grunge. Schellen recorded with both UNRULY CHILD and SIRCLE OF SILENCE while Hansen did a considerable amount of session work. Schellen suggested that Hansen help with the recording of UNRULY CHILD's second release, and shortly after they agreed to resurrect HURRICANE. Sean Manning (guitar), Carlos Villalobos (guitar) and Larry Antonino (bass) rounded out the new version of the band, and they released "Liquifury".

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