David Reece
Photo: Julia Hochmuth

Red Blooded Hell Raiser

Last year I discovered David Reece’s solo work for the first time on Cacophony of Souls. Through that album, David told some great stories against a Classic Rock meets Blues Rock soundtrack. Reece has a lot more thought-provoking stories to tell on his upcoming solo album Blacklist Utopia, set for an October 29, 2021 release via El Puerto Records. As I write this paragraph I am listening to the latest reissue of On Target (1991) by Bangalore Choir, with bonus live tracks from their 2010 FireFest performance.

On Target is lost gem for sure if you’re a fan of those late 80s, high production Rock albums. The added live performances are worth the price of admission. Purists can say what they want, but Reece’s fling with Accept on Eat The Heat (1989) is also treasure lost in the shuffle of the drama that followed the band trying to break into the American market. I had the chance to speak with David ahead of the release of Blacklist Utopia.

Highlights Include

  • Discussion of his new solo album Blacklist Utopia
  • Co-writing with Jimmy Waldo (Alcatrazz) and Roland Grapow (Masterplan)
  • Discussion of his new collaboration with Herman Frank (Victory, Ex-Accept)
  • Will there be a tour to support Blacklist Utopia
  • How much more complicated it is to book a tour post lockdown
  • Opening for Udo Dirkschneider (Ex-Accept) on the Steel Factory Tour
  • New reissues of the Bangalore Choir catalog
  • Memories of releasing On Target in 1991
  • Releasing an album during the time of Grunge
  • His connection to Jared Leto (30 Seconds to Mars)
  • … and much, much more!

David Reece’s Backing Band

Andy Susemihl – Guitars
Matte Frederik Burkert – Bass
Francesco Jovino – Drums


  • George Dionne

    George was a contributor here at Metal Express Radio, reviewing albums and conducting interviews, out of Massachusetts, USA. George has contributed to numerous music related websites and blogs, and even managed his own from 2004-2009. George's first assignment was covering a live show by the mighty GWAR. By contrast his later assignments featured Judas Priest, Van Halen, and Bon Jovi. George was also the front man for the South Eastern Massachusetts cover band Sound Tower from 2009-2015.  Sound Tower played 300+ shows across MA and had two original songs on the Cape Cod radio station PIXY 103. George enjoys a good whiskey, scotch, and/or bourbon and fights crime in his spare time.

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1 Comment

  1. Coverdale is one of my Top 5 favorite rock singers ever, but he lost his thunderous voice more than a quarter of a century ago. Reece, on the other hand, sounds better than ever!

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