Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons Rock Steady in ‘Welcome to Hell’ Video
They say a band is like a family and it really is the case for Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons. The lineup features the Motorhead guitarist flanked by his sons as well as the non-familial singer Neil Starr. Their debut full length is on the way and fans can get another dose with the video for the new jam "Welcome to Hell" and, no, it's not a Venom cover.
True to his winning formula with Motorhead, Phil Campbell keeps this licks rooted in rock and blues, but brings his playing to the modern day, centered a little more on groove than straight up riffing. Lyrically, there's some word play going on as Starr's dirt-caked croon sings, "Let's face it / Both your faces / Need defacing / Well let's face it / All your faces / Need erasing."
"Writing and recording this album was a lot of fun," comments Starr. "We got to record at Rockfield studios where so many great artists had been over the years, it really was inspirational. Hearing the blistering riffs that the Campbell family seem to churn out effortlessly made me ensure I pushed myself to the limits when writing the melodies and lyrics. It's an album that I, and the rest of the band, are very proud of and can't wait to share it with the world!"
The Age of Absurdity will be released on Jan. 26 through Nuclear Blast and pre-orders for the album can be placed at the label's webstore.
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