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Farmikos Song Sampler 2014
12.8.14
FARMIKOS Album Release Details!
Farmikos will release their much-anticipated debut studio album, Farmikos, on January 15, 2015. Produced by Joe Holmes and Rich Mouser at The Mouse House, Los Angeles, California, The album will feature 10 songs including, "Scapegoat", "Am I One", "Kings Of Dust", "The Sound Of My Gun" and the previously unreleased "Facing East". Available in CD and digital download.










FARMIKOS Track List:
1. Scapegoat
2. Am I One
3. Kings Of Dust
4. Spoon And Sun
5. Fragile
6. The Sound Of My Gun
7. Ascension
8. I Was Them
9. Exit Stencils
10. Facing East (previously unreleased)
9.22.14
Farmikos - Fragile (Teaser)
7.16.14
Former OZZY OSBOURNE Guitarist JOE HOLMES' FARMIKOS: 'Am I One' Audio Snippet

An audio sample of "Am I One", a new song from FARMIKOS, the Los Angeles-based band featuring former OZZY OSBOURNE and DAVID LEE ROTH guitarist Joe Holmes and vocalist Robbie Locke, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below.

FARMIKOS released four digital singles on March 18. "Scapegoat", "Kings Of Dust", "Exit Stencils" and "The Sound Of My Gun" marked Holmes' long-awaited return to the music scene after taking a lengthy break following his five-year stint with Ozzy Osbourne. Recorded at the Mouse House in Pasadena, California with engineer/mixer Rich Mouser (SPOCK'S BEARD, TRANSATLANTIC, VAST), the songs feature guest contributions by Holmes' former Ozzy bandmate, bassist Robert Trujillo (METALLICA), drummer Brooks Wackerman (BAD RELIGION), and writing collaborator Brent Hoffort (MY OWN MACHINE).

Stated Holmes: "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 these four tunes digitally and 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." Holmes goes on to say, "We had another really productive session recently when Robbie was back in town to lay down vocals and work on new material, so more music is in the pipeline ready to be unleashed, leading up to a full-length album later in the year."

FARMIKOS is Joe Holmes' first venture under his own flag since first attaining local notoriety with TERRIFF, an L.A. band he formed after taking guitar lessons as a teenager from none other than original Ozzy axeman, Randy Rhoads. Holmes eventually went on to replace ALS-stricken Jason Becker on the 1991 David Lee Roth "A Lil' Ain't Enough" world tour. In 1995, Holmes was brought to the attention of Ozzy Osbourne who was looking for a new guitarist to take over Zakk Wylde's spot for the "Ozzmosis" album touring cycle. Holmes would go on to co-write three songs, "Facing Hell", "Junkie" and "That I Never Had", which appeared on Ozzy's 2001 album, "Down To Earth".

Holmes spent the last several years raising his family and eventually started to put together ideas for what would become FARMIKOS. Holmes began collaborating and creating material with Brent Hoffort and then joined forces with vocalist and Arkansas native Robbie Locke in 2011. "I really wanted to do my own thing and once Robbie came into the picture things really started to fall into place," he says. "It's taken us a bit longer than anticipated to get to this point but we're proud to finally present FARMIKOS to the world and letting people hear what we've been working on."

Read at BLABBERMOUTH.NET >
3.15.14
Blabblermouth.net: Former OZZY OSBOURNE Guitarist JOE HOLMES' FARMIKOS To Release Four Digital Singles
FARMIKOS, the new Los Angeles-based band featuring former OZZY OSBOURNE and DAVID LEE ROTH guitarist Joe Holmes and vocalist Robbie Locke, will release four digital singles on Tuesday, March 18.

A sampler has been posted on the band's YouTube channel and can be seen below.

"Scapegoat", "Kings Of Dust", "Exit Stencils" and "The Sound Of My Gun" mark Holmes' long-awaited return to the music scene after taking a lengthy break following his five-year stint with Ozzy Osbourne. Recorded at the Mouse House in Pasadena, California with engineer/mixer Rich Mouser (SPOCK'S BEARD, TRANSATLANTIC, VAST), the songs feature guest contributions by Holmes' former Ozzy bandmate, bassist Robert Trujillo (METALLICA), drummer Brooks Wackerman (BAD RELIGION), and writing collaborator Brent Hoffort (MY OWN MACHINE).

States Holmes: "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 these four tunes digitally and 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." Holmes goes on to say, "We had another really productive session recently when Robbie was back in town to lay down vocals and work on new material, so more music is in the pipeline ready to be unleashed, leading up to a full-length album later in the year."

FARMIKOS is Joe Holmes' first venture under his own flag since first attaining local notoriety with TERRIFF, an L.A. band he formed after taking guitar lessons as a teenager from none other than original Ozzy axeman, Randy Rhoads. Holmes eventually went on to replace ALS-stricken Jason Becker on the 1991 David Lee Roth "A Lil' Ain't Enough" world tour. In 1995, Holmes was brought to the attention of Ozzy Osbourne who was looking for a new guitarist to take over Zakk Wylde's spot for the "Ozzmosis" album touring cycle. Holmes would go on to co-write three songs, "Facing Hell", "Junkie" and "That I Never Had", which appeared on Ozzy's 2001 album, "Down To Earth".

Holmes spent the last several years raising his family and eventually started to put together ideas for what would become FARMIKOS. Holmes began collaborating and creating material with Brent Hoffort and then joined forces with vocalist and Arkansas native Robbie Locke in 2011. "I really wanted to do my own thing and once Robbie came into the picture things really started to fall into place," he says. "It's taken us a bit longer than anticipated to get to this point but we're proud to finally present FARMIKOS to the world and letting people hear what we've been working on."


Read at Blabbermouth.net >
3.14.14
Eddie Trunk
FORMER OZZY OSBOURNE AND DAVID LEE ROTH GUITARIST JOE HOLMES’ FARMIKOS RELEASE DIGITAL SINGLES; SAMPLER POSTED ONLINE

Scapegoat, Kings of Dust, Exit Stencils and The Sound of My Gun mark Holmes’ long-awaited return to the music scene after taking a lengthy break following his five-year stint with Ozzy Osbourne. Recorded at the Mouse House in Pasadena, CA, the songs feature guest contributions by Holmes’ former Ozzy band mate, bassist Robert Trujillo (Metallica), drummer Brooks Wackerman (Bad Religion), and writing collaborator Brent Hoffort (My Own Machine).
States Holmes, “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 these 4 tunes digitally and 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.” Holmes goes on to say, “We had another really productive session recently when Robbie was back in town to lay down vocals and work on new material, so more music is in the pipeline ready to be unleashed, leading up to a full-length album later in the year.”

Farmikos is Joe Holmes’ first venture under his own flag since first attaining local notoriety with Terriff, an L.A. band he formed after taking guitar lessons as a teenager from none other than original Ozzy guitarist, Randy Rhoads. Holmes eventually went on to replace ALS stricken Jason Becker on the 1991 David Lee Roth A Lil’ Ain’t Enough world tour. In 1995, Holmes was brought to the attention of Ozzy Osbourne who was looking for a new guitarist to take over Zakk Wylde’s spot for the Ozzmosis album touring cycle. Holmes would go on to co-write 3 songs, Facing Hell, Junkie and That I Never Had, which appeared on Ozzy’s 2001 album, Down To Earth.

Holmes spent the last several years raising his family and eventually started to put together ideas for what would become Farmikos. Holmes began collaborating and creating material with Brent Hoffort and then joined forces with vocalist and Arkansas native Robbie Locke in 2011. “I really wanted to do my own thing and once Robbie came into the picture things really started to fall into place. It’s taken us a bit longer than anticipated to get to this point but we’re proud to finally present Farmikos to the world and letting people hear what we’ve been working on.”

Read on EddieTrunk.com >
3.11.14
FARMIKOS on Youtube
The official youtube page for Farmikos www.youtube.com/farmikosofficial 
3.1.14
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