|Origin||London, United Kingdom|
|Associated acts||A New Tomorrow, Australian Pink Floyd Show, Power Quest|
|Website||Official Jackviper website|
Mister Kiss (a.k.a Davey Kiss)
|Past members||Jay R
David "The Dominator" Domminney
Jackviper (often written as "JackViper") is a hard rock band formed in London, UK in 2005 and active until 2009. Jackviper has supported Vixen and both incarnations of L.A. Guns on national UK tours.
Jackviper is the first unsigned band in history to have a full song pre-loaded onto 500,000 Creative Zen V MP3 players, in addition to making an endorsement deal with Marshall Amplification. Jackviper has been featured twice in international metal magazine Metal Hammer, which describes the band as having "The speed of Motörhead and the intensity of Guns N' Roses".
Jackviper recorded their first EP, 'Sleazy Listening' within months of forming. Shortly after they were asked to provide the soundtrack to the Axl Rose DVD: "The Prettiest Star". Their second EP, 'Another Dirty Threesome' was well received, with the song MerryGoRound named 9th best of 2005 on Sleazeroxx.
Jackviper recorded their third EP, 'Murder 1' early in 2006. A song from their live set featured on the 'Murder 1' EP, 'Go Fuck Yourself' was featured on PureRawk's compilation 'Unsigned and Unleashed'. The EP was voted 'Best EP of 2006' by users of the website. In February 2006, Jackviper appeared on US rock label Perris Records' 'Hollywood Hairspray 5' compilation.
Jackviper's song 'Walk the line' was included on Perris Records' Worldwide Network CD. The CD, including work by members of Yes, Survivor, Dangerous Toys and Celtic Frost, was released in February 2007. The band then began work for the soundtrack to the David A. Prior horror movie Zombie Wars.
The band toured while promoting the single release 'Devil May Care' on 1 October 2007. The band released an EP entitled "Bullets for the Faithful" shortly after, including 'Devil May Care' on the track list.
In June 2008, vocalist Jay R departed from the band, citing "musical differences" as the reason.
The band subsequently announced the permanent replacement lead vocalist was to be David "The Dominator" Domminney of "The Dean Howard Band".
In August 2010, it was announced via the band's MySpace page that they were on indefinite hiatus following the departure of vocalist David Domminney to join Australian Pink Floyd Show. Eddie Shredder now performs with A New Tomorrow, Dan Ferlanger lives in Berlin and performs with a number of bands including Jim Kroft, Jay R has since emigrated to Queensland, Australia and is working on a new project, and Mister Kiss' whereabouts are currently unknown.
Jackviper has toured as an opening support act. These include one of the incarnations of the L.A. Guns in Germany, and with Robin Black, ex-Warrior Soul frontman Korey Clarke, Vixen and House of Lords in the summer of 2006. In October 2006 Jackviper toured the UK with Slunt. In January 2007, Jackviper toured in the UK with L.A. Guns.
The band has been touring numerous regional music/entertainment festivals in the UK during the summer of 2007 and has also travelled to Los Angeles for the annual Crüe Fest (a tribute festival to rock legends Mötley Crüe at the infamous Whisky a Go-Go on Sunset Strip). The band was invited to play the first New York Crüe Fest on November 11.
- In April 2006, Metal Hammer, Europe's leading metal magazine ran a half-page article on Jackviper.
- In October 2006, Metal Hammer placed Jackviper's song 'Spider to the Fly' on their covermount CD along with major bands such as Trivium and Wednesday 13.
So far the band has released a total of four EPs. Track listings are included.
Sleazy Listening EP (2005)
Released for free download on the band's website
- Whiskey Town
- Junkie Queen
- Dog Days
Another Dirty Threesome EP (2005)
- Crashed By You
- Tears of Pearl
Murder 1 EP (2006)
"Go Fuck Yourself" was released for free on the band website
- Go Fuck Yourself
- Walk the Line
- Blown Away
- Murder City Blues
Bullets for the Faithful EP (2007)
- 0800 F*CKYOU
- Devil May Care
- Spider to the Fly
- Grab Some Brass
- Hit The Floor
Notes and references
- http://www.jackviper.com Accessed on 5 August 2007
- Metal Hammer May 2006
- http://www.myspace.com/jackviper05 Accessed on 8 August 2007
- Untitled Document
- http://www.sleazeroxx.com/news05/top2005s.shtml Accessed on 5 August 2007
- http://www.tower.com/details/details.cfm?wapi=106242410 Accessed on 17 August 2007
- http://www.jackviper.com/images/MetalHammerCoverevensmaller.jpg Accessed on 5 August 2007
- http://www.jackviper.com/merch.htm Accessed 17 August 2007