02.01.07

New Ronin CD Out Now

Captain T's band, Ronin, has released a brand new CD called "Dissolving Pinch Roller." It contains 12 new
tracks. Pick up a copy today on CD Baby today.

 

06.12.06

New Album Almost Done

Captain T's band, Ronin, have finished recording for their new album. The album is now being mixed. The band hope to release the album by October 2006. It will feature special guest performances by Em Cody of the Mynks, Mike Ryan of El Gotten, Rob Fiore of Paisley Babelon and John Ostronomy. To hear a sneak preview of one of the tracks check out episode 5 of the Alien Rock Podcast. Ronin return to the stage next week for a show at the Continental on June 22. This will be Ronin's last performance at the historic NYC rock club. As of this coming fall, The Continental will no longer be hosting live music.

 

11.24.05

Turkey Day Update

The Captain has been busy as usual. He is still in the rehearsal studio and recording studio with his
SLUDGE/PROG/GRUNGE/METAL band, Ronin. Look for the new Ronin CD sometime in mid 2006. So far the new songs sound pretty damn good. Captain T's music is still getting play all over the world. Many podcasts have discovered the Captain's songs and they are playing the hell out of them... both Ronin and Captain T are checking in on the podcasts of this EARTH!

Speaking of podcasts, Captain T is now hosting his own podcast with fellow rocker, John Ostronomy. The name of their podcast is "Alien Rock". Guitarist Earl Slick (currently with David Bowie) will be a guest on
an upcoming episode. Captain T and Ostronomy blew the doors off NYC rock club, Snitch, a few weeks ago and Ronin take the stage at a show Brooklyn in two weeks. The Captain will also be contributing music to two movie trailers - stay tuned for more details on these films.

 

08.05.05

Captain T on Crap Monkey

Captain T's music has been doing really well on indie Podcasts. Check out episode 52 of the Crap Monkey
http://www.crapmonkey.com and episode 1 of "Talking Metal" http://striglsmusicnews.com. Both shows
feature songs by Captain T. Ronin's music has been featured on the ElmoCast podcast
http://www.dreamchasers.com/elmo. Subscribe to these podcasts and buy Captain T & Ronin songs on the iTunes Music store.

 

07.08.05

New Captain T Download Available

"2,000 Man", a brand new track by Captain T & Ostronomy is now available on Apple's iTunes for 99
cents. The track comes from the new KISS tribute album "Cover to Cover". "2,000 Man" was written by
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards and originally appeared on the Rolling Stones' album, "Their Satanic Majesties Request" in 1967. KISS covered the song on their "Dynasty" album in 1979. In 2005 Captain T and John Ostronomy have put their own twist on this classic for the "Cover to Cover" album. Check out
www.tributealbums.com for more info.

Captain T & Ostronomy with Marky Ramone, Richie Scarlet, and Emily Greene

Photo Credit: David Pomponio/davidnyc.com

Photographer David Pomponio captured a great shot of Captain T & Ostronomy with special guests Marky Ramone (The Ramones, The Misfits), Richie Scarlet (Mountain, Ace Frehley Band), and Emily Greene (The Mynks) from their recent VH1 Save The Music benefit performance.

Click here to check out a full size version!

 

05.21.05

Captain T Records With Ronin

Captain T's band, Ronin, have started recording theik herer next full length CD. The tracks will be recorded at
a few different studios in the New York and New Jersey area. The band plan to take their time with this
release. There will be an very limited amount of shows until the CD is completed. Look for an early 2006 release date. Check this site and www.roninband.com for updates. Download tracks off of Ronin's 2004 release, "The Sun Rises in The East" at Rhapsody and Apple's iTunes for 99 cents. Visit Ronin on My Space.

 

04.30.05

New York Rockers Stage Concert to Benefit VH1 Save the Music and Honor Marky Ramone

Five of New York’s most popular rock acts will perform at the Rock & Roll Ball, a Benefit Concert for VH1 Save the Music, at the Knitting Factory in New York City on Tuesday, May 10 at 7:00 PM. “Guest of Honor,” Ramones drummer Marky Ramone, will also be on hand to represent the legendary musicians who began their careers in New York. Hosted by concert presenter and VH1 “Metal Moments” Metal Expert, John Ostronomy, the show will feature Nef Jones, Captain T & Ostronomy with special guest Richie Scarlet, Lourds, Queen V, and Joker Five Speed.

According to Ostronomy, the musical lineup is very diverse. “Lourds dazzled audiences with her violin at Carnegie Hall at age 6, Queen V embodies the rock and roll rebel, Nef Jones’ influences include everything from Sheryl Crow to Zeppelin and Hip Hop, and Joker Five Speed plays turbo charged, pile driving rock,” said Ostronomy. “Plus, I’ll be performing with my fellow VH1 “Metal Moments” Metal Expert, Captain T, a.k.a. Mark Strigl.”

Ostronomy is also looking forward to appearances by two of his favorite guitarists, Richie Scarlet, who will join Captain T & Ostronomy onstage, and Jimi K. Bones, who plays guitar with Nef Jones. “I’ve been a fan of Richie’s since his years with the Ace Frehley Band and Mountain, and I’ve followed Jimi K. Bones’ career from his days with Skin & Bones and Kix to his more recent tour with Blondie,” said Ostronomy.

The VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of education in America’s public schools by restoring music programs in cities across the country and raising public awareness about the importance of music participation for our nation’s youth.

Advance tickets for the event are $10 ($12/day of show) and are available online at KnittingFactory.com and TicketWeb.com as well as from the Knitting Factory box office at 74 Leonard Street in New York City. Tickets may also be purchased by phone by calling the Knitting Factory at 212-219-3132.


02.11.05

Download Captain T

Buy Captain T and Ronin MP3s online at MP3 Tunes

http://www.mp3tunes.com/Ronin
http://www.mp3tunes.com/Captaint

www.mp3tunes.com is a website selling MP3 files, so it needs no special software and works on *any* computer: Mac OS X, Mac OS 8/9, Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, etc

You can also download Captain T tracks at Apple's iTunes and Napster.

 

02.02.05

Music Extreme Reviews Ronin CD

Ronin has been receiving great press and radio play in South America. Here is yet another great review from our friends south of the Equator - Argentina's www.musicextreme.com

Opening with a climatic track called "Six Eight" that soon turns into a heavy guitar riff that while fitting
the mood of the previous music it gives a feeling of heaviness to the music. And that is a good way to
describe Ronin´s music: a good mix between climatic moments and heavier ones. "Take the Sky" opens with clean guitars and then the guitar adds some melody with some effects that makes it fit the rest of the band perfectly. Captain T´s vocals are melodic yet full of energy sounding really metal in the heaviest parts and really moody in the slower ones. A band of contrasts they use a really distorted guitar that clashes with the ultraclean used for the arpeggios. I find the seven tracks here really well developed and fullof ideas played within a song context. There is also originality here and I would recommend this album to people that like modern metal with a lot of climatic moments.

 

11.19.04

New Ronin CD Planned and Captain T & Ostronomy Cover W.A.S.P. and KISS!

Captain T's band, Ronin, are currently in pre-production for a new CD. The songwriting process is in full gear and new songs are being demo'd. Ronin hope to have a new CD recorded and released by May 2005. Captain T (AKA Mark Strigl) has also returned to the television airwaves on VH1 providing on-air commentary in a brand new special called 40 Least Metal Moments. Check www.vh1.com for air times.

Captain T & John Ostronomy will appear on a upcoming W.A.S.P. tribute album, which will be released by
Denmark's Valhalla Records, and the upcoming KISS tribute album, which will be released in the United
States by Lunar Moth Entertainment

 

11.12.04

Captain T & Ostronomy To Appear On VH1's 40 Least Metal Moments

NEW YORK, NY , Novermber 11, 2004 -- New York City heavy metal masters, Captain T & Ostronomy, will once again appear as "Metal Experts" on VH1's "40 Least Metal Moments", premiering Saturday, November 13 at 9:00 PM EST.

Having previously appeared on VH1's "100 Most Metal Moments", Captain T, aka Mark Strigl, John Ostronomy, and fellow expert Eric Bohnenstiel, will provide commentary on the 40 most un-metal moments in heavy metal history. From Pat Boone's album of heavy metal covers to KISS' successful attempt at disco, the "Metal Experts" will wax philosophical about some of their favorite heavy metal gods.

A rebroadcast of VH1's highly successful "100 Most Metal Moments" will precede the show from 4:00 to 9:00 PM EST.

 

09.16.04

Ronin To Appear In Revolver Magazine

Captain T's band, Ronin, will be featured in the December issue of the great Metal magazine, Revolver.
See "The Maul" section of the issue which will hit newsstands on November 2.

Ronin will also be opening for a Warrior Soul reunion show in NYC on October 27th, 2004 at Don Hill's.
Warrior Soul is best know for ushering in a new era of rock with their classic 1990 release, "Last Decade Dead Century."

 

06.14.04

Captain T and Ostronomy To Perform Free Show In New York City

Captain T aka Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy, two of the three Metal Experts seen in VH1's 100 Most Metal Moments, will perform a special free show in New York City at the Continental on June 24th at 10:00 PM.

John Ostronomy, who has appeared with Richie Scarlet and Mitch Weissman on the 1997 Ace Frehley tribute album, Return of the Comet, is currently recording a cover of the Rolling Stones "2000 Man" with Captain T for an upcoming KISS tribute album featuring songs KISS covered. Karl Cochran, co-writer of "Into the Void" from KISS' Psycho Circus, is engineering the track.

Captain T and Ostronomy will begin recording new original material this summer for release on Artificial Records, a label founded by CD Baby CEO Derek Sivers.

Click here to check out the flyer!

 

05.01.04

New Ronin Interview Appears on Ballbuster

Click here to check out the brand new interview with Ronin on Ballbuster.

New Ronin CD Review Appears Online at Stoner Rock Chick.com

Ronin touches on all the aforementioned styles and compacts them into a fiery, focussed slab that I've been spinning non-stop for two weeks. -- Nick Muc at Stoner Rock Chick

Click here to read the entire review!

 

03.28.04

Six Years Later, Critics Still Praising Captain T's US Aliens CD

Check out this brand new review of the 1997 Captain T CD, US Aliens, on State Of Emergency, AND don't miss Captain T performing songs from this classic CD with Ostronomy on March 30th at the Continental in NYC. The show starts at 8:30PM!!

Captain T – ‘U.S. Aliens’

Captain T and their ‘U.S. Aliens’ EP is surrounded with conspiracy and paranoia. The Sci-fi plot and government cover-up twists blend seamlessly with the sonic, metallic rock - creating a rather unique and exciting record. Captain T is apparently an Ex-CIA agent who wishes to expose the various government and departmental lies through catchy and hard hitting music.

Song such as the soaring anthem; ‘America’s Free’ delve into the alien cover ups of Area 51. Whilst the riffs flow against you and the vocals soar and dip along the warm air currents above the ocean of guitar. Whereas the rather softer faux love song of; ‘Aqua Blue’ that sets the scene in Las Vegas with plenty of Elvis references and suspicious lyrics. There is a wealth of samples and sound effects interwoven throughout this record and thus create a very deep and layered atmosphere. Read the entire review.

 

03.07.04

Captain T and Ostronomy To Appear at the Conintinental

Captain T and John Ostronomy will perform together at the Continental in New York City on Tuesday, March 30th. The classic lineup of Mike Lincoln on drums and Ronin's Ranger X on bass will round out the group.

Plans for the show include special guest stars, the full Ostronomy costume and makeup, and a space age stage set.

The shows starts at 8:30 PM, and there is no cover charge!

 

01.20.04

Ronin to Play the Pussycat Lounge

Ronin will be performing at the Pussycat Lounge in New York City on January 30 and February 20.

Both shows start at 10:00 PM.


01.16.04

Captain T's recorded his latest CD with his band RONIN. The CD is currently being sent out to radio and press. In two weeks, it will be available for purchase online at CD Baby.com and Tower Records.com. Beginning in March, you will be able to download the RONIN CD at Apple's iTunes and BuyMusic.com.

Download Captain T tracks right now for just 79 cents each at BuyMusic.com.