BPMD: Feat. BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH, MIKE PORTNOY, PHIL DEMMEL & MARK MENGHI: veröffentlichen heute ihr Debüt Album & ein neues Lyric Video!

Text: Dark Lord
Veröffentlicht am 12.06.2020 um 04:17 Uhr

BPMD, der neue Heavy Metal Moloch mit Sänger Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth (OVERKILL), Schlagzeuger Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, SONS OF APOLLO), Bassist Mark Menghi (METAL ALLEGIANCE) und Gitarrist Phil Demmel (VIO-LENCE, Ex-MACHINE) HEAD) wird heute am 12. Juni sein Debütalbum "American Made" über Napalm Records veröffentlichen. Das 10-Track Album ist eine Hommage an einige der größten Schätze der Rockmusik wird durch die Erfahrung und Begeisterung ihrer vier Schöpfer aufgeladen.

Das Lyric Video zum neuen Song "We're An American Band"wurde gestern geteilt.

Bassist Mark Menghi sagte zum Song "We're An American Band": "The goal of American Made was, and is, to pay tribute to some of the great music of the '70s, in particular, American music from the 70’s. We love music from all over the world; England, Germany, Brazil, Canada, Australia, etc… but at the end of the day, we are an American band, so it made sense to pay tribute to one of the greatest American bands of the '70s by covering one of the greatest songs of that decade by the mighty Grand Funk…

Being that this song was originally written about being on tour, we’ve been reminiscing about days on the road and how much we miss our fans! Touring is the lifeblood of most bands - we can’t wait to perform some shows and play these BPMD tunes, and see music flourish in a live setting once again."

Frontman Bobby Blitz fügte hinzu: ""American Band", in my opinion was the icing on the cake for this project. The idea of American Made, the 70's called for it. The song was iconic then and truly stood the test of time. The call and answer between my vox and Phil's guitar on the outro make the track that much more special."

Im Mai haben die Mitglieder von BPMD einen weiteren Titel aus dem Album veröffentlicht ihre wiederbelebte Version des Blues Original "Evil", der ursprünglich vom amerikanischen Blues-Musiker Willie Nixon geschrieben wurde. Die Version von BPMD ist tatsächlich von einer weiteren populären Überarbeitung des Songs durch die Hardrock-Größen CACTUS inspiriert und kann über ein brandneues Lyric-Video erlebt werden und ist hier zu sehen.

Bassist Mark Menghi sagte zu "Evil": "Cactus is a lost American treasure that needs more recognition. They were doing things on their instruments (and as a band) before many of their contemporaries/peers/labelmates of the time. We were fully aware that the great Willie Dixon wrote this tune for Howlin’ Wolf in the early 1950’s… Cactus reimagined the song for the their time of the early '70s, we reimagined Cactus’ version for our generation in the early '20s… so for a tune that is 65+ years old that’s still being covered says something… a good tune can stand the test of time."

Frontman Bobby Blitz fügte hinzu: "I choose my cuts on the record for two reasons: 1) how they would fit my voice, and 2) a deeper, heavier cut. I really love the grit in Rusty Day's voice on the Cactus track and wanted to replicate it with my own, not copy per se, but for sure not lose that grit. The song to me, though blues based, is the perfect bridge into the heavy metal that followed. I used the basic vocal line as to not lose the integrity but reimagined it with more of a 'metal' phrasing. 'Evil' is really one of the BPMD tracks I am most proud of. You're a long way from home..."

Acclaimed Drummer und Cactus Member Carmine Appice sagte zum cover: "A new twist on ‘Evil’, one of the best, kick-ass blues/rock songs of all time. This version will appeal to BPMD's heavy metal fans. I was glad to hear the Cactus arrangement of the song, but with the bass, drums and guitar heavied up even more… Phil's guitar solo revs up with lots of energy… with Portnoy and Menghi kicking under it, while keeping that energy going. Bobby's vocals sit nicely on top and I really liked the change in some of the phrasing. Great job, guys!"

Track List:

01. Wang Dang Sweet Poontang 
    (TED NUGENT cover)
02. Toys In The Attic 
    (AEROSMITH cover)
03. Evil 
    (CACTUS cover)
04. Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers 
    (ZZ TOP cover)
05. Saturday Night Special 
    (LYNYRD SKYNYRD cover)
06. Tattoo Vampire 
    (BLUE ÖYSTER CULT cover)
07. D.O.A. 
    (BLOODROCK cover)
08. Walk Away 
    (THE JAMES GANG cover)
09. Never In My Life 
    (MOUNTAIN cover)
10. We're An American Band 

Quellenangabe: Napalm Records
Fotocredits: Napalm Records
Weitere Infos: BPMD