It’d actually be misleading to proclaim Spiralarms a retooling of Manmade God, as guitarist Craig Locicero is the only member of the band who played in Manmade God — but from the sound of the band’s songs, it sure sounds as if he’s the one calling the shots. Spiralarms, from the San Francisco Bay Area, also features Tim Narducci (ex-Systematic) on guitar/vocals, Chris Kontos (ex-Machine Head, Testament) on drums, Chris Lombardo on bass and Brad Barth on keyboards.

If you’re a fan of post-grunge flavored hard rock (think: Soundgarden, The Toadies, even some GN’R and Zeppelin in here) and you somehow missed Manmade God’s tremendous self-titled 2003 debut, you’ll definitely be wanting to check out the track “Safe Passage,” below. Big, chunky heavily distorted guitars drive the beast forward underneath Pann’s rich tenor, which reminds me of a mores soulful, gritty version of Filter’s Richard Patrick. There’s a also a fan-generated MySpace page with some Manmade God tunes on it.

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Like it? Good. Go download the whole album on your favorite torrent site or P2P app, as I’m sure the band doesn’t get a lick of royalties from you buying the CD, and good luck finding it on eBay. Now Check out the new project, Spiralarms, at their MySpace page.

Our L.A. readers can catch Spiralarms TONIGHT playing a showcase gig at the Viper Room in Hollywood at 9pm.


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