Hotter Than Hell

Record Info

Released: 21. Dezember 2018

Label: Timezone-Records
Distribution: Timezone Distributions

Produced by Marceese Trabus.
Recorded, edited and mixed by: Marceese Trabus October 2018 at Zico Recordings Berlin-Kreuzberg.
Marceese Trabus • Vocals, Guitars, Bass guitars, Percussion & Drum-programming.

This is an KISS-Tribut album!

Got To Choose (Paul Stanley)
Parasite (Ace Frehley)
Goin’ Blind (Gene Simmons, Stephen Coronel)
Hotter Than Hell (Paul Stanley)
Let Me Go, Rock’n Roll (Paul Stanley)
All The Way (Gene Simmons)
Watchin’ You (Gene Simmons)
Mainline (Paul Stanley)
Comin’ Home (Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley)
Strange Ways (Ace Frehley)



“Like I wrote before, I don’t have any musical ability with folk music, but compared to Marceese’ first two albums (with the Southern whiskey summer night campfire feeling), it seems this 2018 recording has a darker vibe. Still most of the songs are folk, but this time, the album sounds more 60’s – early 70’s folk with distorted guitars. Sure, Marceese’s folk can be heard in the new arrangements of “Got To Choose”, “Hotter Than Hell” (with a cool instrumental part from halfway the song), “Strange Ways” and the Jazzy “All The Way”. “Parasite” ‘s new arrangement features a drum machine, together with the rhythm guitar makes it sounds funky, while “Goin’ Blind” is turned into a dramatic ballad. The 10 minute long vocal / distorted guitar version of “Mainline” reminds me to the early days of Pink Floyd. “Comin’ Home” is turned into acoustic sort Stray Cats Rock ‘n Roll song, but really misses Brian Setzer’s voice …
The album’s highlights are the dark mid-tempo country version of “Watchin’ You”, together with the White Stripes (without drums !) sounding “Let me Go Rock ‘n’ Roll”.”