Concrete Journal – TOUR: ‘LIFE ON EARTH’ TASTE – JUNE 30, 2016


Reformed ’70s rock legends TASTE  are soon to embark on their national I Am God tour. They have revealed their epic new single I Am God, alongside an apocalyptic film clip by acclaimed Australian director Clayton Jacobson (KennyAnimal Kingdom). Their highly anticipated new album Life On Earth was released on May 27…  click here to read the whole article


NOISE 11 – Taste – by PAUL CASHMERE on JUNE 27, 2016 


There is a lot of history in Taste. When Ken Murdoch, Joey Amenta, Michael Tortoni formed Taste with Virgil Donati in the 70s Queen was new, Countdown was just starting and breaking internationally was near impossible for an Aussie band… click here to read the whole article


GigDiggr – Taste – Life On Earth Tour Ticket Giveaway – JUNE 27, 2016


The exhilarating and thunderous I Am God demonstrates a maturity that only 40 years in the industry can provide. The explosive vocals, stark guitar harmonies and head-banging solos are all informed by the bands’ combined experience in the hard rock and jazz worlds… click here to read more


NOISE 11 – Interview Feature E-News Blast – June 24, 2016


Original taste members Ken Murdoch, Joey Amenta and Michael Tortoni and new kid in town Damian Corniola are about to head out on an Australian tour in July. They update the Taste story as well as talk about their old touring partners AC/DC and how AC/DC’s ‘Thunderstruck’ sounds like little bit like their song ‘Group E’. (well it actually sounds a lot like Group E)… click here to read the full article


WHAT’S MY SCENE Interview feature and e-news blast – JUNE 13, 2016


Ken Murdoch’s scene is one of contentment. The singer-songwriter and guitarist from legendary ‘70s Aussie rock band, TASTE, states that his scene is: “being incredibly happy with my band, my album and my life at the moment so don’t hassle me man!” With their highly appraised new album Life On Earth unleashed in May, TASTE now embark on a national tour to support the release in July, proving that the past need not dictate the present and the future… click here to read the full article


Star Scene: Ken Murdoch


Moreland Leader – “Second TASTE of Fame” – JUNE 13, 2016 by Emma Hastings


At the height of TASTE’s fame in the 1970s, high school girls would skip class to knock on the door of then teen Joey Amenta’s Fawkner home. “I would be asleep…” click here to read the full article


The Rock Pit – “TASTE Reform and Release new single ‘I am God’ – APRIL 13, 2016


“…One of the most revered drummers working in America today, Virgil (Donati) says from his home in Los Angeles,”TASTE was the band that set me on the rock’n’roll road as a teenager back in 1975…Ken Murdoch, Joey Amenta and Michael Tortoni are my musical brothers, and I can’t wait to get back on stage to play some of the songs that started this incredible journey.” click here to read more


Mint Magazine Editor’s Playlist Blurb, APRIL 6, 2016


TASTE – I Am God – Life on Earth: We’re in the midst of a comeback season for ’90s rock bands. But that hasn’t stopped the now considerably older gents from TASTE reforming their ’70s rock effort in a bid to revive gods of sound from even earlier times.  It’s a pretty good effort too, which I found more than a little surprising, all things considered. The track I Am God off their forthcoming new album is pure vintage hard rock, or what some people might call “heavy metal,” though by definition it doesn’t really come close.  It has everything a Metallica fan of the late ’80s could want – shredding solos, deep, crunching rhythmic chords and eeril airy vocals that descend into well-tuned yelling.  Whether it’ll kick-start the ‘reformed’ band’s career (their words!) is entirely up to the whim of fans old and new.  If you’re into heavy guitar riffs and a bit of headbanging, at the very least, check out the giant spiders in the video.


Mixdown Magazine – “Reunited rock legends TASTE set to launch their new single” APRIL 6, 2016 by Kate Eardley   click here to read more


The – Taste Return For One Show with Celebrated Original Drummer – MARCH 3, 2016


Infamous ’70s Melbourne rockers Taste have reformed and will be unveiling their new album Life on Earth next week in Melbourne – but the real kicker, the hometown performance will feature their original and now highly sought-after drummer Virgil Donati behind the kit. click here to read the full article


“Read What the Press has to Say About TASTE”

“The story of TASTE is a legend from the lost pages of Australian rock’n’roll: the meteoric rise and fall of a mid’70s glam-rock quartet with a fiery reputation among such lofty peers as AC/DC, Queen, Suzie Quatro and the Sweet.  But history can wait.  Fast forward 40 years and Life On Earth is a document of rare craft reunited with newfound passion. An album for our times.” Michael Dwyer

Australian Music Scene

“Queen meets Zeppelin, with just the right amount of Spinal Tap.” Jeff Jenkins

Mag Review

“Seventies Style lofty ambition – with warts and all attitude!

Rolling Stone

“I Am God is a stunning post-apocalyptic vision stalking the havoc of a world in flames.” Kate Eardley


“Thunderous epic sound driven by songs written from thought provoking stories and clearly not made to appease a record company. Everytime I listen to ‘Life On Earth’ I feel like I am witnessing a huge rock operatic spectacular on a giant theatrical stage. It’s sure to leave a great Taste in your ears…” Neil Bartlett

Aussie Radio Show

“Unlike other classic rock projects, TASTE are the real deal, and their groovy vibe feels just as at home in the post-modern dystopia of the film clip as it would at the grassy countryside of Woodstock. Where other bands of their ilk today may find themselves lost to nostalgia or faded by the plethora of modern recording processes, TASTE strut the tightrope with confidence and poise that does their legacy justice.” Jordan Sibberas

Music Injection

“If Queen & Metallica Had a bastard baby it would be called TASTE” Brian Mannix

Uncanny Xmen

“A breath of fresh air in a stale and somewhat contrived Rock market.”

Rob Manser

PopRepublic TV

“They’re back, with this epic rock song full of explosive vocals, stark guitar harmonies and head banging solos!” David Bruce

Australian Musician Network

“Timeless Rawk Vibe that will never go out of Style.”

The Music Network

“You’ll be hearing this a lot on Radio.”

Richard Stubbs

In the 70s there were no radio networks, no Internet and no 24-hour music television. Bands made their name by where they toured and lifted their profile city by city until the songs made the radio. Taste in the 21st century is one tough rock band.Paul Cashmere

Noise 11

“It blasts through with guitar riffs that essentially urge you to burst into a good old fashioned mosh pit.”

John Ardic

Rave It Up

“They Rock nice and hard!

Dylan Lewis

Nova 100

“It has everything a Metallica fan of the late ’80s could want – shredding solos, deep, crunching rhythmic chords and eerily airy vocals that descend into well-tuned yelling.” Editor's Playlist

Mint Magazine

“Distinctive ’70s sound with guitar echoes of Led Zeppellin’s Jimmy Page and Queen.”

Leon Gettler

The Age

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