Pittsburgh's GENE THE WEREWOLF Inks Deal With Frontiers; Album Details Revealed
October 9, 2012, 5 years ago
Frontiers Records has announced the release of GENE THE WEREWOLF international debut album aptly entitled Rock N' Roll Animal on November 23rd in Europe.
The band hails from Pittsburgh when in 2007 five musicians disillusioned from their previous experiences decided to join forces in something "insanely different" from what they have been doing until then and “give a nod to the music we listened to growing up in the '80's. One of the more important aspects of the new project was to not take ourselves too seriously and have fun with it,” tells the band’s guitar player Drew Donegan.
Donegan describes Gene The Werewolf’s sound as “classic rock with a modern vibe”, similar to what bands like KISS, DEF LEPPARD, AC/DC and MÖTLEY CRÜE would sound like if they released their music today... a far cry from the pop-punk bands the band members had been in previously. “We also like the term diamond-core, because diamond is the hardest rock known to man,” Donegan adds.
When referring to Rock N' Roll Animal, the band's newest album, Gene exclaims: "It's the perfect soundtrack to a beer-infused Saturday night!"
Plenty of bands aren’t shy about flaunting cocky bios and making no secret of their self-perceived talent, but few take it as far as Gene the Werewolf. “We used to say we were the best rock band, but by now I’d say we’re just the best band ever,” Donegan said. “We play absurdly loud, sweat our asses off, and then sleep on filthy apartment floors together because we love doing it."
Ultimately, the band's intentions are as pure as they've ever been. "We formed this band to play loud, rowdy, and crude Rock N' Roll," says Gene. "I think with this record we've accomplished everything we've ever wanted out of being in a band together."
Gene The Werewolf newest videoclip 'I Only Wanna Rock N Roll' can be viewed below:
Rock N' Roll Animal includes the following cuts:
'I Only Wanna Rock N Roll'
'Heart Of Steel'
'Rock N Roll Animal'
'I've Got The Love'
'Light Me Up'
'Give It Up'
'The Ballad Of Gene'
'Make Love' (bonus track iTunes)
'I Only Wanna Rock n Roll' is streaming on Frontiers Records webradio at this location.
Gene The Werewolf is:
Jon Belan a/k/a Gene the Werewolf – vocals, guitar
Drew Donegan – guitar
Aaron Mediate – keyboards
Nick Revak – drums
Tim Schulz – bass and vocals