The Rock and Roll Report Band of the Week is Special Ops

special-ops-300Rocking out of the barracks, Special Ops return to the battlefront with a fresh new release dubbed “Through The Heart of The Infidel”. In this third album, produced by award winning producer/engineer/mixer Glen Robinson (Voivod, The Ramones, ACDC, Gwar, Queensryche, Nashville Pussy). Special Ops capture 10 jaw dropping tracks that display the creative sound of Akbar Johnson’s intricate native Middle Eastern guitar work of finger picking and strumming in monumental riff’s and solo’s. Complemented with a unique blend of Abe Froman’s North American street style lyrics and backed with a well-armed rhythm section of bassist’s Waldo Thornhill’s thumping acid jazz and drummer Clarence McGillacutty’s pounding fury. Special Ops have unleashed a direct hit to follow up to their award nominated “Phase 2: Amidst The Madness” and successful single “Anger Is Creeping”, which was chosen as the TV theme song for “The Sid Cycle Show” (Global/Spike/Men TV/)(2 million viewers).

“Through The Heart of The Infidel” captures the hearts and minds of those who have struggled in protest and demonstrates the trial and tribulations they as a band have seen. Everything from one member’s cancer ordeal through tour to lost loves to industry bull shit that the everyday artist struggles with. Special Ops bring forward in their international collective an explosive return to hard chaotic sniper rock.

Make sure you tune into Rock and Roll Report Radio on May 4th, 2009 when Special Ops will be my in studio guests. You can tune in from 10:00 – 11:00 PM EST in Montreal at CKUT 90.3 FM or on the net at

You can download their latest single Pressure for free here!


SPECIAL OPS: Arterial Motives (Songs From: Through the Heart of the Infidel)Buy the CD

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