A Quest

Posted: September 26, 2011 in Discography, Update

Rokkard’s sixth album, Rokkard II: Chester’s Quest, was meant to be their fifth but was postponed after Chester decided he needed to make what many call his break-up album, the self-titled Rokkard.

For the recording of the album, an allegory on Chester’s desire to sort himself out, our erstwhile leader displaced both guitarists. Clive Watter was fired after KK Jonas became available and Bobby Natcho was asked to leave. Folklore suggests it was Natcho’s sister who spurned Chester. He was replaced by Gerald Llama, who went on to form joke band Pissed Grannies on the Pull.

Rokkard’s self titled album, their fifth album, was seen as the start of a new beginning for for the Surrey metallers. Chester had a new vision for the band so he decided against an album title. He was then spurned by a woman so all the initial tracks were shelved (Rokkard fact: some were used on the follow up, Chester’s Quest, Rokkard’s mourning album). The simple black cover pre-dates quite a few other band’s albums which shamefully stole the idea.

But imitation is the highest form of flattery.

Enjoy Rokkard!

Posted: September 18, 2011 in Discography

Ghost Busters

Posted: September 7, 2011 in Discography

Newly added to the discography section is Ghostly Mansion, Rokkard’s fourth full length.

The album was named after the Ghostly Mansion pub owned by original drummer Hallelujah Smith where Rokkard made their first appearance. It was produced by Che Berkley and released on his own Lancashire Hot Pot label.

Fans will be also be salivating at the full gatefold cover that we have found! It is a sight to behold.

For Freedom We Fight

Posted: September 5, 2011 in Discography, Update

Just added are the tracks for Liberty Croissant.

Enjoy!

Going Ffrench

Posted: September 5, 2011 in Members

Details have emerged of Rokkard’s first piano player, Julian Glover-Ffrench. Glover-Ffrench played on the first two albums. Head over to the members section to read Glover-Ffrench’s story.

The President Expects

Posted: September 4, 2011 in Music

After much struggling with old technology and new, we have finally managed to start getting our Rokkard back catalog onto our server here at Rokkard HQ.

This is a historic moment, and there’s no better track to launch us than the opening track from Rokkard’s third album ‘Moon Pie (A White Man’s Lie)’

‘The President Expects’ is a haunting beginning to the album and sets the tone.

Enjoy it here on YouTube.

The Truth Is Out There

Posted: August 29, 2011 in Discography, Update

Details of Rokkard’s controversial third album Moon Pie (A White Man’s Lie) have been added to the discography section. The album is a hard hitting account of Chester’s refusal to believe the 1969 moon landings were real and was hastily written and recorded in a month after the historical event.

The album, which was well received in the former Soviet Union, is the first to feature integral member Roger Green.

Sonically and lyrically, this is powerful stuff!