Guitarcore originators LoNero’s latest album, The Defiant Machine, was released on August 2nd and has already been getting some rave reviews!  Here’s what some folks are saying about The Defiant Machine:

THE instrumental record of 2016 wasn’t issued by [Steve] Vai, [Yngiwe] Malmsteen, [Paul] Gilbert or any of the ‘marquee names.’ That distinction belongs to LoNero for their album ‘The Defiant Machine.’ Who doesn’t love an underdog? – Oregon Music News

” ‘The Defiant Machine’ incorporates sound bites from familiar presidential speeches to help tie the songs together. In doing so it makes the album a powerful, intense, conceptual tour de force. The album as a whole is incredible.” – Metal Titans

“Undoubtedly influenced by six-string heroes Randy Rhoads, Eddie Van Halen, and Joe Satriani, [LoNero] is pushing the limits in both songwriting and shredding.”  – The Metal Den

The Defiant Machine is a concept album that tells a story using music and tying the songs together with sound bytes of past Presidential speeches.  “The concept of the album is about war throughout the last hundred years and how war is the ultimate defiant machine”, says Lonero.  “It doesn’t matter how many protests are out there, it doesn’t matter how many laws are passed, how many people put bumper stickers on their cars, there always has been war, there always will be war and there’s nothing we can do about it.  That makes war the ultimate defiant machine.”

I am so very proud of my LoNero boys and it’s an honor to be part of the “family.”

Please consider reviewing the album and/or conducting an interview with lead guitarist/founder, Bill Lonero.  Bill is available for phone, e-mail, and Skype interviews.  Please email us at press(at)darkwaterspr(dot)com. 

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