Whenever a discussion takes place about who the current heavyweights of the melodic hard rock scene are, the list of names bandied about will inevitably include Harem Scarem….and not without good reason. Following a five year hiatus, the band reunited in 2013 to completely re-record their milestone release ‘Mood Swings’ (originally out in 1993). They have subsequently made two more exceptional studio albums in ‘Thirteen’ and ‘United’, with both proving shining examples of the band showcasing their unique trademark sound while simultaneously offering a stylistic progression that still makes them a name to point to in the evolution of the genre.
Their brand new record, ‘Change The World’, is a logical next step. While not a million miles from where ‘United’ left off, it nevertheless shows a band at the top of its game and a cohesive unit still able to deliver a power-rock-packed punch, with swaggering riffs and hooks to die for. Without a doubt, Harry Hess and Pete Lesperance display that their partnership still has the magic touch.
“We really only have one goal when we start working on a record and that is to try and write the best songs we can,” says Lesperance, “In the beginning, Harry and I work individually on parts and then bring them together to see if we have a good starting point for some songs. I think we’ve finally found our stride (I should hope so after 30 years of being a band) and we just try to keep ourselves happy musically, but also deliver something that we feel the fans will like!”
With the addition of Mike Vassos on bass, Harem Scarem have returned and are ready to dominate once more.
CHANGE THE WORLD
TRACKLISTING
1  Change The World
2  Aftershock
3  Searching For Meaning
4  The Death Of Me
5  Mother Of Invention
6  No Man’s Land
7  In The Unknown
8  Riot In My Head
9  No Me Without You
10  Fire & Gasoline
11  Swallowed By The Machine
HAREM SCAREM
Harry Hess – lead & backing vocals, keyboards
Pete Lesperance – guitars
Creighton Doane – drums
Mike Vassos – bass
Darren Smith – backing vocals