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BioYou can call it Hard Rock, Heavy Rock, Biker Rock, Classic Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Sleazy Rock, Hippy-Trippy-Folk Rock, Garage Rock, Punk Rock… Whatever, it still ROCKS! Which is exactly what G M T do best. Effortlessly, in fact. On the surface, a simple three-piece, yet the pedigree of the members is unbeatable: Bernie Tormé – Guitar God/ Psychedelic Shredmeister/ Glam Punk Sleaze Rock Frontman. Universally known for heroically stepping in & saving the day for Ozzy Osbourne, when Randy Rhoads tragically died, world tours & international fame as lead axe-man in Gillan; also forming the nucleus of Desperado with Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider & ex Iron Maiden drummer Clive Burr, as well as fronting his own bands Electric Gypsies/ Torme (with Phil Lewis of L.A. Guns/ Girl fame), Bernie is renowned for bringing his punk vibe to the arenas. He's also an Irish nutcase. John McCoy – Lead Bass/ Living Legend/ Larger Than Life. Quite frankly who John hasn't played with, written for, or produced over the years isn't worth writing about! A small few include Gillan, Mammoth, Samson, Joey Belladonna (Anthrax), U.K. Subs, Atomic Rooster, Sun Red Sun etc etc. A man mountain with a huger sound, it should also be known that John McCoy has played on over 50 albums...! It's a similar story with UK powerhouse drummer Robin Guy, drumming since he was a glint in his Father's eye, a quick credit check reveals rhythmical involvement with such names as: Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden), Faith No More, Lars Frederiksen (Rancid), Casey Chaos (Amen), The Business, Rachel Stamp, All About Eve, Martin Grech, SackTrick, Adam Ant, & many more! His day job has included headlining Wacken Open Air to 40,000 metalheads, surviving 55 shows in 60 days in the U.S., & playing festivals in Belgium and Essex...on the same day! Robin's loud, obnoxious style helps him fit perfectly between Bernie's wit, and John's charm, in fact you could say G M T is a three-way marriage gone horribly right! Bernie: "Frankly it was going to take something really big to get me off my lazy arse and into the studio. John and Robin and G M T are that really big thing. G M T is big, loud, raw, rough, real, exciting, delicate, and unbelievably heavy. We're recording it just as it is: we don't need no stinking 1000 overdubs to create that wall of sound, we just play." John: "We popped out for a couple of shows, to test the material and word got out – a bunch of fans flew over from Denmark to see the show – seeing as how Bernie & myself haven't been on stage together since '81, we knew this had to be special. The Danish fans also brought their 50 albums for me to sign… I was happy to oblige!" Robin: "The first time I met Bernie Tormé & John McCoy, I was recording some session in Bernie's studio and we just clicked right away - the music, the style, the rock n' roll, the humour & vibes were right for one another (not to mention the free flowing Jamesons…). Or maybe we are the only people that can put up with each other... either way, the end result, for what we have achieved in a very short space of time speaks for itself! GMT have released three albums, all critically acclaimed: Bitter & Twisted (cat no firk112) Evil Twin (cat no firk114) Raw - Live (cat no firk116)
MembersBernie Torme guitar and vocal John McCoy bass and backing vocal Robin Guy drums and backing vocal
InfluencesMusic and life
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RELEASE DATE 6th JUNE - RELEASE DATE 6th JUNE
GMT - Robin Guy, John McCoy, Bernie Torme
"RAW - LIVE"
The way it was! The way it should be!
The only way they know how!
Your ears may need protection!
Check out the new GMT RAW LIVE album on Facebook
"Do You Remember How To Rock?"
And other downloaders 3rd May
Latest CD "Evil Twin"
The long awaited follow up to Bitter & Twisted! 10 Rocking New Tracks! More info!
USA RELEASE ON E1 ENTERTAINMENT/KOCH USA CAT NO RTR-CD-114
UK - Europe
EVIL TWIN REVIEWS AND INTERVIEWS
Evil Twin Is A Must-Have Rock 'n' Roll Smash-Up!!!
"....brilliantly surpasses its predecessor..... a savage, brutal rock and roll smash-up that will have rock fans smiling.
Absolutely chock full of broken glass, barbed wire, and twisted metal, GMT has provided a show-no-quarter/take-no-prisoners album....
This album is the real deal-a must-have for any rock and roller worth his or her salt-GET A COPY NOW!......"
Brent A. Soileau, Deep Purple Hub
Read full review ..HERE..
"Their time has come....Evil Twin is so raw, it makes sushi taste like seven-month-old haddock...." (Geoff Barton)
Read Evil Twin review in UK Classic Rock Magazine Feb 09 here
"..It's an ear shattering album full of trademark catchy guitar mastery and spine chilling bass lines atop a thundering beat, added with what I consider Bernie Torme's best vocal performance of his career..."
Larry Toering (Deep Purple Underground Forums) Read full review HERE
The album is a tidal wave of pure music guts and all. It is a rock and roll statement not to be forgotton. Each song is in your face, the wild masters at work.
Gritty spice swirled into truth and real leathery vibrations of solid sound. There is no filler music, just pure heavy real solid rock and roll.
Are you ready to rock and roll? This album should be turned up to 10. Each story is a true testement from the real source
Bernie Torme stands the test of time. Unchained and truely. An album everyone should get.You will play this over and over.
GET YOURS NOW!! GMT EVIL TWIN.
(Bahama Kin , CMO1 Connecticut Music Online)
"...(GMT) up the ante, creating a soundscape where heavy, punk -like riffs coexist with psychedelic Hendrix influenced guitar overtones and intelligent lyrics, all served up with a unique British flavor.......... something really special.......... Tabbed by this site as "Album Of The Month" for December....... the chemistry of this band cannot be denied..... passion fueled music which is only driven by their love of playing... which is how it should be.
Nightwatcher's House Of Rock
Top 10 Albums of 2008
".... the 'Evil Twin' to their debut, an even more nasty collection of wild songs featuring Torme's blistering guitar licks, rock solid rhythms, and most importantly, memorable, hard rockin' tunes.............ten tracks of 'get on your feet and rock' tunes.......
Nightwatcher's House Of Rock is proud to declare Evil Twin
'Album Of The Month' for December 2008
"Just like its predecessor, “Evil Twin” is an album that has to be experienced. Thought it’s dirty and basic rock, there’s so much going on during the 10 songs that it’s impossible to get bored...."
"Those who doubted the British trio would retain the level of intensity set in 2006 with "Bitter & Twisted" should run in fear ..... the veterans do deliver....." (Dmitry Epstein)
"'Punko Rocco' starts the album off in fine rocking style and features guest vocals from Twisted Sister's Dee Snider (who worked with Torme in the criminally underrated Desperado album). As an album opener you won't find many finer!" (Jason Ritchie)
"...You only have to listen to this CD once to understand that there is a remarkable chemistry between them that makes Evil Twin a very special album."(Dean Pedley)
"GMT’s debut album was one of the revelations of 2006. A thunderous, roaring opus full to the brim with raw excitement. It was always going to be a difficult act to follow..... John McCoy and Robin Guy must surely be one of the most powerful rhythm sections ever assembled and Bernie Tormé is undoubtedly the gypsy king of guitarists – screaming away with a wonderfully wild abandon... Evil Twin is a joy to listen to....... ."
Five Quick Q’s with…Bernie Tormé at
'The Rock'n Roll Oatcake' (scroll down)
"Batttttty at StrangersInTheNight celebrates the release of GMTs EVIL TWIN by going out for a meal of Irish stew,
soda bread and... errr... the hummus of Mr McCoy, with Bernie Tormé.."
GMT "Punko Rocco EP"
(Two brand new tracks "Punko Rocco" and "Wheel of Fortune" plus live version of "Wild West" (RBCS 2007)
GMT: Bitter & Twisted!
Title"Bitter & Twisted"
Artist: Guy McCoy Torme
Cat no FIRK112 (CD)
Guy McCoy Torme - GMT
"Bitter & Twisted"
GMT release "Bitter & Twisted" in the US on via Koch
28th October 2008
cat no: rtr cd 112
"BITTER & TWISTED"
REVIEWS AND INTERVIEWS:
This is an album that is on 11 from the start - it blows up in your face and pulls no punches throughout. There are literally loads of great songs on here - take the heavy-weight opener Cannonball as a brilliant example. the deep-rooted - Rocky Road (from Dublin) that has Ireland all over it; the old-school Saxon-esque - Can't beat rock n roll - you never can dude.
You can simply not get tired of playing this album from time to time as there is a lot of variety to as opposed to one single rock genre. I love the way in - Miss the Buzz ...... they mix kinda proggy-blues with a late Beatle-like arrangement or go for an atmospheric Doorsy vibe in - Summerland that also has the power of a heavy-ripping who number at the right moment. Then theres the extravagant - Vincenzo that closes the CD.
A real glower and grower of an album looking forward to seeing them live and hearing the next release from GMT !
By Glenn Milligan www.metalliville.com
"Possibly the sleeper hit of the year for people who are tired of cookie monster vocals and hardcore/lowcore/rotten-to-the-core, is the new CD by Bernie Tormé, John McCoy and Robin Guy, otherwise known as GMT. GMT's record Bitter & Twisted is simply put, phenomenal. Bernie has a guitar sound that just warms the cockles of the heart with his fuzz-driven, torque-y sound while John and Robin combine for a rhythm section that is potentially combustible. The record is a true labor of love, evident from even a cursory listen, offering up 11 perfect gems without a note that you would think was just tossed off carelessly..." Morley Seaver
Bernie Torme interview on GMT. READ MORE www.rocknworld.com
"Take one listen to Bitter & Twisted by GMT to make you remember what six-strings should sound like... This is a gritty guitar-driven record that is simply a joy to listen to .... McCoy and Guy crank into a belligerent rhythm that sounds like a brontosaurus locked in a tea shop" Morley Seaver
READ MORE BellaOnline
"Once you pop in the rocking debut, 'Bitter & Twisted' from GMT (Guy McCoy Torme), its like throwing a lit match in a pool of gasoline! Coming at you like a battering ram the trio unleash their rock fury with...Like the late Joe Strummer and Rancid, GMT have not only embraced Punk, but elevate it to its truest art and rawest form. Combining it around richly textured power guitar hooks and an attitude that would bring a brama bull to its knees. There is something incredibly special about this band." (The Atomic Chaser)
READ MORE ALL ACCESS MAGAZINE, LOS ANGELES, USA
"Bernie Torme: "The plan was really that there was no plan: just make it real...."
READ MORE of Bernie's interview about GMT at metal-mayhem.co.uk
"Bitter & Twisted" - The title says it all and makes you think of something as raw and heavy as gin and tonic. And the music pretty much meets your expectations! The first chords and pounding drums of the opener Cannon Ball set the tone for the whole record. And it doesn't get any milder even in the ballads as the music is a mix of hard rock and metal!" Kosh
READ MORE www.ultimateguitar.com
"...Bitter & Twisted lands harder and hits more solidly than any straightforward rock album this year (...) just turn it up as loud as it'll go and lose yourself in the noise.
Jo-Ann Greene, www.goldminemag.com
"'Bitter & Twisted' is a fantastic return for Torme and McCoy and on this evidence there is plenty of life left in these two veterans of the Rock scene. By recruiting Robin Guy and coming up with a stunning set of original material they are certainly not playing the nostalgia card and they really do deserve to be heard by a wide audience. Buy this one, it's a real gem."
READ MORE www.hardrockhouse.com
"...GMT have released an album that not only will peel the paint off your walls, but will definitely perk up the ears of any fan of no nonsense heavy rock, resulting in one of the finest records of the year in the process...Remarkably diverse, especially for the power trio format, what GMT have come up with is a most impressive, cohesive mix of songs certain to find favor with all those who seek this out. Rather than merely playing it safe and coming up with something predictable, these three extremely talented rock veterans have created an album which is as vital as anything being released in heavy rock today, while still retaining enough of the classic elements which brought them recognition in the first place."
READ MORE Nightwatcher for rock n roll universe
"If you thought the idea of a stripped-down rock'n'rock power trio was dead and buried in these technological times, think again.GMT are as raw as untreated sewage - and as environmentally unfriendly...Enjoy. This is as twisted as a tornado."
READ MORE Geoff Barton "Classic Rock Magazine"
READ MORE Jason Richie classicrocknewswire.blogspot.com
"..A unique blend of classic rock proving its utter relevance, and a welcome return to the Bernie and John combination..."
READ MORE Joe GeesinReady To Rock
"... What can I impart of Tormé's oeuvre that hasn't already been written? Very little. A typically monstrous slab of punk-tinged psychedelic hard rock, overlain with squalling guitars, Whammy bar torture tactics and barely intelligiable, electric soup-fuelled vocals,'Bitter & Twisted' is worth tracking down right away..."
READ MORE daveling.co.uk/diary.htm (scroll down to diary entry 10.10.06)
"The debut release from the thundering rock trio... It's a university level course in how to make a dead on balls accurate rock album. From the hot guitar riffs of Torme to the slamming rhythm foundation of McCoy and Robin Guy, the band puts to shame more than a lot of bands making hay these days..."
READ MORE Jay Roberts Rock Is Life
"Fans of no frills heavy rock & metal will get a kick out of the debut from GMT...These three have an obvious chemistry together, and it really shows..."
READ MORE Pete Pardo seaoftranquility.org
- Check out interview with Bernie and John in
Classic Rock Magazine
- Bloody Brilliant Album:
This is one of the greatest line ups in British/Irish Rock music for many a year. Bernie, John and Robin....I have waited for a good few years for the McCoy/Torme collaberation and what an album it is too!! It sounds like they have just mikedeverything up, played as live and done the business!! Who needs loads of overdubs?? You never get what it sounds like on the album usually, but with this one,I can close my eyes and imagine the crowd in the background. AWESOME is the word. And I love Rocky Road to Dublin....obviously the N11 from Arklow!!
P.D.Brennan (review on amazon.co.uk)
Were it not the veterans but clean-faced boys behind these songs, the album would ferociously bite into the charts. But this band are too bitter and too twisted which requires a good taste to relish them.
DME Music Site, Let It Rock (Classic Rock and Beyond)
FOR FULL REVIEWS CLICK HERE
CANNONBALL DIGITAL DOWNLOAD EP!!
The Cannonball EP features the songs "Cannonball", "Bitter & Twisted" and "Ball & Chain"
None of these recordings are on the forthcoming "Bitter & Twisted " album
This release is a DOWNLOAD ONLY RELEASE, and is available from ITUNES and others
Click the ITUNES button to buy Guy McCoy Torme from ITUNES now!
Call it Hard Rock, Heavy Rock, Biker Rock, Classic Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Punk Rock.... whatever, GMT Rocks!
G.M.T., or GuyMcCoyTorme, are:
BERNIE TORME - Irish Guitar legend and frontman, known for saving the day for OZZY OSBOURNE when guitarist RANDY RHOADS tragically died, hits and tours with GILLAN, DESPERADO with TWISTED SISTER frontman DEE SNIDER and IRON MAIDEN drummer CLIVE BURR, TORME with LA GUNS singer PHILIP LEWIS and much much more....
JOHN McCOY- Larger than life lead bass player, a man mountain with a huger sound. Who John hasn't played with, written for, or produced, isn't worth writing about, and includes GILLAN, MAMMOTH, SAMSON, JOEY BELLADONNA (ANTHRAX), UK SUBS, ATOMIC ROOSTER, SUN RED SUN etc etc......
ROBIN GUY- Powerhouse tribal drum whore, Robin has slammed drums with BRUCE DICKINSON (IRON MAIDEN), FAITH NO MORE, LARS FREDERIKSEN (RANCID), CASEY CHAOS (AMEN), THE BUSINESS, RACHEL STAMP, ALL ABOUT EVE, MARTIN GRECH, SACKTRICK, ADAM ANT, ANTIPRODUCT & many others.
Check out a review of the Vibes from the Vines festival at GetReadyToRock
And another live review of GMT at GetReadyToRock
You can already catch G.M.T. rocking out with "Cannonball" as special guests on the Gillan "Live Edinburgh 1980" DVD cat nos NJPDVD625 and NJPDVD625N (US) on AngelAir Records.
Check out a recent interview with Bernie at GetReadyToRock!
Member Since:May 03, 2006
guitar, vocal - Bernie Torme
bass - John McCoy
drums - Robin Guy
Emaheevull! - Check Out the mighty Dee Snider and GMT rocking out!
(Youtube audience recording of the end of GMT's set at Hard Rock Hell)
Interview with Bernie with Bahama Kin (CMO1 Connecticut Music Online) March 24 2009
Thanks to the RBCS for a really great time!
We rocked, you rocked!
We hope to see you all again real soon!
"You can be the greatest player on Earth, but if you're not entertaining the audience, who bloody cares?!"
THE MOTHER OF ALL GMT INTERVIEWS!!!!"....it's kind of a magical thing that we've got going....."Check out John McCoy and Bernie Torme talking about GMT, life, the universe and everything, to
more pix and reviews here
The T-shirt count around the site rightly suggested that these guys would be popular. The trio's enjoyable set was based on the excellent 'Bitter And Twisted' album.............. and the place went absolutely mad when Twisted Sister's Dee Snider walked on from the wings to join them for an encore of 'Amaheevull'......"(Dave Ling)
Bernie Tormé listed in April 2007 Classic Rock Magazine's
"TOP 100 WILDEST GUITAR HEROES".
"Bernie Tormé does not actually play the guitar, he tames it, the way a fakir charms a cobra....."Click here for MORE. CLASSIC ROCK, YOU ROCK!
(to read the complete review click on the link immediately following reviewers credit)
THE RBCS ROCK AND BLUES 2007, PENTRICH DERBYSHIRE, 28.7.07
" .....Bernie Tormé and John McCoy's band GMT lived up to the promise of their splendid debut album, 'Bitter And Twisted'......"
Dave Ling's Diary MORE
"It 's been a long time since I 've seen a band that has excited me this much. GMT might take its cue from such powerhouse trios of the ilk of Cream and Mountain, but if you can imagine the latter with enough performance enhancing anabolic steroids to run the Olympics, you have some idea of the power of GMT. (...) If there is a better three-piece than GMT currently doing the rounds then my name is Lord Lucan."
Jerry Bloom MORE
GMT at the Picture Drome Huddersfield 28th October 2006
GMT played in huddersfield UK on Saturday and what a show it was. Huddersfield is Bass player John McCoy's home town and the band didn't disappoint.
Opening with classic track 'Wild West' from Bernie Torme's Electric Gypsies album and then following it with 'Star' was a great way to open the show. The band fired into new track 'Cannonball' from the quite amazing new album 'Bitter and twisted'. The band showcased many tunes from that all of which were well recieved.(This new album is album of the year thus far-be sure to check it out).The jamming these guys do onstage has to be heard to be believed. Robin Guy(Drums) was on top form and his showmanship is second to NONE. We then were treated to the 'Gillan' faves 'Trouble' and 'New Orleans'.The set was closed with 'Smoke on the water' and no-one plays that like Bernie! The set closed with the Hendrix classic 'Fire' which was a nice suprise and ole Jimi himself would have been proud. Bernie handles vocals and lead guitar duties admirably and as a threesome they are an awesome powerhouse trio...
Simon C theofficialdougaldrichmessageboard
VIBES FROM THE VINES FESTIVAL Horam, 12 August 2006
A new festival, set in leafy middle of nowhere, in the heart of Sussex, which by the time GMT appeared attracted 3000 fans......
As darkness fell, the light show became more apparent, and enter GMT, or Guy, McCoy, Torme... Robin Guy is a local drummer of some repute, and bassist John McCoy and guitarist / vocalist Bernie Torme.. both recorded with Gillan, amongst a whole host of other projects.
Basically, they blew away every preceding band, their bluesy punk metal explosive. Torme..'s own 'Wild West' kicked off before they played several tracks from GMT's own forthcoming album.
'Rocky Road' is a real cracker with an Irish bent. Drummer Guy is a hard hitting rocker and a real showman too, and never stopped grinning ear to ear throughout the set. Torme.. and McCoy also add inter track banter and a sense of humour, something some of the other bands could learn from.
Closing with 'Smoke On The Water' the crowed seemed happy, rocking and oblivious to the weather..........
Joe Geesin GetReadyToRock
GMT (Robin Guy, John McCoy, Bernie Torme) The Peel, Kingston, London 13 August
GMT are drummer Robin Guy (Rachel Stamp, Bruce Dickinson), bassist John McCoy (Gillan, Mammoth, Gillan) and guitarist Bernie Torme (Gillan, Ozzy et al). Halfway through recording a new album, this gig was a one off and what a marvellous event it was too.
For a three piece band the sonic assault is full, the arrangements excellent and tight. Opening with a couple of old Torme numbers Wild West and Star. Bernie's guitar was blistering, fast, brilliant; McCoy's bass heavy, thundering, solid, and at times even a little intricate. Robin Guy's drumming was superb all night. Heavy too, one of the great young drummers of today.
Some new tracks off the forthcoming album were aired too, including the excellent Cannonball, Down To Here and Cant Beat Rock'n'Roll. These are excellent and make the new album a promising prospect.
Bernie is a good frontman too, interjecting with humour. "Everybody has their faults, I'm a stuttering Irish git, Robin's a drummer, and John's a fat bastard" before they all launched into Mammoth's Fatman. Summerland was a tad disappointing, but Rocky Road was one of the best rock songs I've heard. A cover of Presley's Trouble (an old Gillan staple) was another highlight, followed by a mammoth and incredible drum solo. Another old track made Gillan's own, New Orleans, went down a storm, with Torme playing Colin Town's old keyboard lines. When on this kind of form, there is no-one that touch these guys. Blistering speed without the overdose, energy, finesse, Closing with Smoke On The Water was rousing, and the encores of No Justice and the old Gillan classic Secret Of The Dance proved a brilliant finish to a brilliant set.
Review: Joe Geesin GetReadyToRock