What is Guitarcore? The answer is simple......J.F.L.!!
LoNero gave birth to Guitarcore with their first release “Relentless” in 2007. Fourteen tracks of punishing rhythms and strong melodic hooks. From the time “Relentless” was released, musical barriers were not only broken, but shattered! Fans of nearly every genre responded with more enthusiasm than the band could have ever imagined which gave even stronger resolve to LoNero's idea that the melody and song should be the most important aspect whether it's instrumental rock or not. Guitarcore is about the song, the band and the fans! No limits, no borders, no nonsense. Unlike most instrumental rock artists whose songs are a seemingly endless display of solos, LoNero chooses to focus on rhythm, groove, verse, chorus and melody. Their songs are constructed as if a vocalist is going to sing over them. As Guitar Player magazine stated “(LoNero) claims to have invented Guitarcore so you should really hate them! But you can’t because they’re just so damn good!”.
LoNero's vision and drive is evident in their 2011 release “J.F.L”. This time with the talents of Grammy Award winning producer/engineer Michael Rosen (Metallica, Joe Satriani, Santana, Papa Roach, Rancid, Testament, Todd Rundgren and many many more). Recorded entirely at LoNero’s rehearsal/recording studio, J.F.L takes Guitarcore to an even more refined level. With such songs as “Little Bastard”, “Eden”, Downside” etc, LoNero proves groove and melody are still king. Not only has LoNero created Guitarcore, but with “J.F.L.” they introduce “Punkstramental”. With a nod and wink to bands such as The Ramones and Social Distortion, the punkstramental songs “Fat Tat” and “Good Luck” keep the punk vibe alive within an instrumental format. Something truly unique within the instrumental genre.
With “J.F.L.”, LoNero continues to move forward and forge new ground while still retaining integrity and honesty in their music. Something that is tantamount to what Guitarcore stands for.
Order the new album "J.F.L." by LoNero for only $13.99 signed with free shipping. All orders will be shipped via USPS ground. Release date May 24th
" Put the preconceptions away and indulge yourself in an instrumental album that has as much, if not more power, emotion and clarity than most of the lyric based acts around. LoNero deserve to be huge, it's up to you to get them there!" - Steven Reid/Sea of Tranquility
".....Those of you who find it hard to get into compositions without lyrics should have no problem getting comfortable with LONERO’s music. Although the words aren’t there, the instruments are well capable of doing the speaking in a language that we all can understand. Also, unlike most instrumental albums, JFL doesn’t lose you in fifteen minute compositions full of everything but the kitchen sink. Instead, each song has it’s chosen path and sticks to that formula for a good four or five minutes, then on to the next one, giving you the feel of a conventional rock record, even if this is anything but run of the mill. Stream, buy or inject this entire album………..NOW!" - Lexington Music Press
".....LoNero’s “JFL” was a breath of fresh air for me. Words can sometimes get in the way even for a guy like me who loves lyrical music. Lyrically heavy music can be a lot to take so sometimes I want to just be moved by some well played, well written music. “JFL” is a great collection of well played, well written songs that are easy on the ears and not sonically overwhelming. It’s a great album to listen to when you just want to hear some great music. Do yourself a favor. Pick up this album and do as the title says; “JFL”!"The Great Southerrn Brain Fart
"They call it guitarcore. What I call it is great instrumental guitar driven rock and roll. It is a genre that has few who can do it well but many who try. LoNero has got it right. Instead of showing how many notes can be crammed into a bar of music or delving into what can only be called extended wanking, they remembered that the most important aspect of music is melody..... "Sea of Tranquility
"LoNero - No Regrets, No Excuses"
Relentless (Released 2007)
Bill Lonero's solo album featuring Stu Hamm and Gigi Gonaway
Bill Lonero - Lead/Rhythm/Harmony Guitar
Brandon Hayes - Rhythm/HarmonyGuitar
Mike McKaigg - Bass
Marco Bicca - Drums