Featuring the return of Joe Holmes (former guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne and David Lee Roth) on Lead Guitar with Robbie Locke from Laidlaw on vocals, Robert Trujillo from Metallica/Infectious Grooves/Mass Mental on bass, Brooks Wackerman from Bad Religion/ Tenacious D on drums, Ken Schalk of Mass/Mental Candiria on drums for several tracks  and additional vocals by Benjie Webbe from Skindred/ Mass Mental. 10522646_10201858874268224_904503088[2] Los Angeles based FARMIKOS, the new band featuring former OZZY OSBOURNE and DAVID LEE ROTH guitarist JOE HOLMES and vocalist ROBBIE LOCKE, has thus far released nine digital singles showcasing the band’s sound and have announced a January 15, 2015 release date for their debut CD.   The songs feature guest contributions by Holmes’ former Ozzy band mate, bassist ROBERT TRUJILLO (METALLICA/ INFECTIOUS GROOVES/ MASS MENTAL), drummer BROOKS WACKERMAN (BAD RELIGION) and KEN SCHALK (CANDIRA/ MASS MENTAL), as well as BENJIE WEBBIE (SKINDRED, MASS MENTAL). With 9 songs currently available for digital purchase/download, the album has been readied for release in physical CD format.   Holmes states, “We’ve been thinking long and hard about the best way put our music out.   Rather than going the conventional route and putting out an album, we are releasing the first four tunes digitally and we plan on making additional singles available at regular intervals.  We want people to experience our music as we create it instead of holding it to release all at once.  We’re excited because this approach allows our audience to grow with us.”   The available singles are getting national radio airplay with great response by numerous media outlets and fans alike.” The latest singles to be released are “Ascension” and “Fragile”.  9 digital tracks in total are available now and iTunes, CDBABY and Amazon and the CD will be available from the same outlets.

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FARMIKOS track listing (in order of digital release): 01. Scapegoat 02. Kings Of Dust 03. Sound Of My Gun http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/former-ozzy-osbourne-guitarist-joe-holmes-farmikos-another-new-song-posted-online/ 04. Exit Stencils – http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/former-ozzy-osbourne-guitarist-joe-holmes-farmikos-video-footage-from-the-studio/ 05. Spoon And Sun – http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/461916/ 06. Am I One – http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/former-ozzy-osbourne-guitarist-joe-holmes-farmikos-am-i-one-audio-snippet/#hkGvJktjVIMoe0RZ.99 www.farmikos.com 07.  I Was Them – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/i-was-them-single/id925866025 08.  Fragile – YOUTUBE 09. Ascension – YOUTUBE 10.  Facing East (unreleased/ TBA) Farmikos Website:  www.farmikos.com FACEBOOK:  https://www.facebook.com/farmikos  YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/user/FarmikosOfficial  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/FARMIKOS  INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/farmikos E_MAIL contact@farmikos.com     FARMIKOS Press Release Farmikos are excited to announce that they will be releasing their self-titled debut album “Farmikos” on January 15, 2015. “Farmikos” will be available in Digital Download and Compact Disc formats through iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, CD Baby. The self-titled debut album features ten original songs penned by Holmes & Locke with writing contributions on eight songs by Brent Hoffort. The album features Robert Trujillo on bass and Brooks Wackerman on drums alongside guest appearances by Skindred’s Benji Webbe & Candiria’s Ken Schalk. The album was co-produced by Joe Holmes and Rich Mouser. Mouser handled the engineering, mixing and mastering of the album at The Mouse House Studios. The album was recorded directly to two-inch tape. Mouser has lent his talents to albums by Weezer, Dream Theater, Transatlantic, and many others. “In making the album we always tried to keep the sounds raw and organic, recording to analog tape and using natural room reverb for the drums. We rode the line between classic and modern” – Rich Mouser Radio personality and host of VH-1 Classic’s “That Metal Show”, Eddie Trunk had this to say about Farmikos “I always get asked about new bands I like, The music Farmikos is making is amazing! Can’t wait for a full CD.” Farmikos are currently seeking a bassist and drummer to round out the band. TRACK LISTING: 01. Scapegoat 02. Am I One 03. Kings Of Dust 04. The Spoon And Sun 05. Fragile 06. The Sound Of My Gun 07. Ascension 08. I Was Them 09. Exit Stencils 10. Facing East FARMIKOS: Joe Holmes – Guitars Robbie Locke – Vocals Co-Produced by Joe Holmes and Rich Mouser Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Rich Mouser at The Mouse House in Los Angeles, California Official FARMIKOS website: http://www.farmikos.com/ Follow FARMIKOS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/farmikos Follow FARMIKOS on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/farmikos Official FARMIKOS YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/farmikosofficial