Ronny Gutierrez Dismissed from Kobra and The Lotus

There seems to be some trouble in the Kobra and the Lotus camp. It seems guitarist Ronny Gutierrez was fired from the band last week after a blow-up inside the band between him and frontwoman Kobra Paige. The issue stemmed from posts Ronny made about the band being nominated for the 2020 JUNO Awards (the Canadian version of The Grammys). No official announcement has been made yet by the band, but judging from Ronny’s social media posts about this (which you can see below), this relationship not getting repaired and he is moving on. This is a bummer as we are big fans of this up and coming band. KOTL are nominated for their album Evolution out now on Napalm Records and are up against artists such as Striker, Single Mothers Dine Alone, and Lindsay Schoolcraft (Cradle of Filth). Continue reading

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CONCERT REVIEW: Sebastian Bach – Kobra and The Lotus Live at the Q Casino

Let’s face the facts, folks, the music industry has changed drastically in the last 30 years. I firmly believe that change is inevitable and most of the time I embrace change with open arms. The recording process has been completely revolutionized to the point that musicians can produce their own albums right from home on their computers. The problem with having the ability to record and release music so easily is the plethora of music that is flooding the market that just does not stand the test of time. Think of some of the current songs you hear on Fm radio stations, most of them will spin themselves out of rotation and vanish to the isle of forgotten songs within 6 months of their release. Career longevity has become an elusive beast in the music industry, so when an artist who released his first album over thirty years ago is touring and selling out venues, a Skullgurl must pay attention. Of course, I am talking about the original untamed mane rock star, Sebastian Bach. Continue reading

Kobra and the Lotus – Prevail II

Loud. Frenetic. Angry. It got my heart pumping and I’m only 68 seconds into it. That, my gentle readers, is Kobra and the LotusPrevail II (Napalm). Woah, I was not expecting that break down! Hell to the yeah! Oh, and yes, I’m still on the first track, ‘Losing my Humanity’. The lyrics are so kick ass. The phrasing is little gems dotted throughout this song. Continue reading

Kobra And The Lotus – Prevail I

The first part of a double album – the second half of which is set to be released within the next year –  Prevail I (Napalm) finds Kobra and the Lotus at not only their most ambitious, but also in their strongest form to date. Formed in Calgary, Alberta in 2009 by lead vocalist and songwriter Kobra Paige, the Canadian quartet have gone through a number of changes in sound and personnel, but this latest release could very possibly be the one to give the band that big push towards the next level. Continue reading