2 years after Superstorm Sandy destroyed the offices and studios of Bald Freak Music, I have come all the way back.¬† Today, I’m closing the book on that chapter of my life – the floods, the failed romances, the unfulfilled destinies – with the release of The Last Q*Ball Album.
It’s out now on iTunes.¬† You can also pick it up at www.lastqball.com for $6.66 thru Halloween.¬† It’s coming soon to Amazon.com – and yes, there will be a physical release in late November for all you hardcore, old school fans.
Q*Ball has been a 12 year journey and – from the bottom of my heart – I want to thank all of my fans, friends, and especially all the amazing musicians who contributed to this often frustrating musical odyssey, and the 4 albums that came with it.
I’m glad it’s over.¬† I’m glad it happened.¬† More music coming soon.indie rock, new music, Q*Ball, Ron Scalzo, the last qball album
My Independent Minded podcast with Elvis Duran and the Morning Show features composer Jonathan ‚ÄúJB‚ÄĚ Benedict, along with director Jason Chaet, and producer/actress Allegra Cohen, who all came together to make the new independent film, Putzel. JB talks about his inspirations for scoring the film, including everyone from David Lynch to Kanye West, and how he was hired on through his band, Jones Street Station.¬† Songs from¬†Jones Street Station featured¬†in the podcast include¬†They Just Keep Disappearing On Me and Understanding.
If you’re an independent artist interested in being featured on an upcoming podcast, contact me via e-mail or Twitter. Enjoy!
After a lot of soul searching, I have decided to release The Last Q*Ball Album, a collection of 8 new songs that I have been working on – most since before Superstorm Sandy – plus 2 previously released tracks.¬† The album will be released on iTunes and Amazon through Bald Freak Music in late October.¬† A physical CD release will follow.¬† This is my first Q*Ball release in 7 years – read more about The Last Q*Ball Album here.new album, Q*Ball, Ron Scalzo, Superstorm Sandy
My Independent Minded podcast with Elvis Duran and the Morning Show features Southern California reggae rock act Pilot Touhill.¬† Pilot stopped by to talk about his New York origins, how losing his father changed his life, and his new EP, Keeping Secrets.¬† Songs from¬†Pilot Touhill featured¬†in the podcast include¬†Never Come Down and The One Thing.
This is the ninth in a series featuring independent artists. If you‚Äôre interested in being featured on an upcoming podcast, contact me via e-mail or Twitter. Enjoy! Click the image below for the full podcast.Elvis Duran and the Morning Show, Independent Minded, interview, Pilot Touhill, podcast, reggae, Ronnie Scalzo
Excited to announce a new digital single release from Return To Earth, my progressive metal band with Chris Pennie and Brett Aveni.¬† Bald Freak released the first RTE album, Captains of Industry, in 2006.¬† We signed with Metal Blade Records in 2010 and released our critically acclaimed sophomore album, Automata, soon afterwards.
The new single, I Got A Bomb, is 137 seconds of pure metal fury in the style of some of my favorite metal acts like Anthrax and Ministry.¬† It can be heard on YouTube, SoundCloud, and can be streamed and purchased for $1 on our BandCamp site.¬† Hope you dig it!
In addition to my duties on the syndicated Elvis Duran and the Morning Show, I am now the voice of three new features on our streaming radio app, iHeartRadio, including the Year In Rock Spotlight, running down the history of rock music for our Classic Rock formats, the New Release Rundown, detailing new album and single releases, and the Home Theater Throwdown, promoting new home video and digital movie releases.Elvis Duran and the Morning Show, iHeartRadio, voiceovers