• Sun. Apr 21st, 2024

Now You Know is an album release from up-and-coming artist Madame Mayhem, and the release brings together an all-star lineup of musicians, including Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, Ray Luzier, Billy Sheehan, and Russ “Satchel” Parrish.

Prior to getting this album, I had no idea who Madame Mayhem was, but there has apparently been some positive press and a lot of shows going on in recent years. As someone who is always looking to discover new artists that rock, I was certainly eager to hear this record, combining up and coming talent with some of the music industry’s finest of all time.




Although it runs for a seemingly overlong 14-track duration, Now You Know is a surprisingly diverse and interesting album throughout its runtime. There is everything from modern pop style songs and more gritty, modern/alternative rock songs to the more old school; you never know what you are getting from track to track, and that is a part of why I find myself enjoying this release.

Madame Mayhem was an artist I was not familiar with prior to my discovering this album, but I truly hope now that she is going to be around for years to come. The all-star lineup on this album is worth the price of admission alone, so coupled with her talents, it makes for a fantastic listening experience. A strongly recommended release.



By Taylor T Carlson

Taylor T Carlson Assistant Editor/Senior Staff Writer Taylor T. Carlson was born August 17, 1984, and has called the Vegas Valley home his entire life. A die-hard fan of classic rock and metal music, Taylor has been writing album and concert reviews since he was 16 years old, and continues to do so, having done well over 1,000 reviews. He is also a fan of video gaming and cinema, and has reviewed a number of games and films as well, old and new alike. His thorough and honest (some would say brutally honest) reviewing style has won him the respect of hundreds of music fans and musicians alike, both local and abroad, and the ire of just as many others. Despite being one of the youngest attendees at classic hard rock/metal shows around Vegas, he is also one of the most knowledgeable, having gained the unofficial nickname of “The Eddie Trunk of Las Vegas.” In addition to reviews, Taylor has written and self-published three books on classic hard rock bands, and is a regular participant in rock and roll trivia contests. Taylor also holds a masters degree in special education from the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), and has appeared on the hit History Channel television series Pawn Stars. His dream is to be able to one day make a living from writing music books and reviews.

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