Vocalist SEBASTIAN BACH recently spoke with antiMusic’s Morley Seaver about his new album, Give 'Em Hell. An excerpt is available below:
Q: Who were you thinking of in 'All My Friends Are Dead', or is that just a good lyrical idea?
A: "Well the term is funny. I just saw it on a T-shirt and I just thought it was funny... but we’re all getting older and it seems that everyday I lose a friend. Last week I lost a friend named Dave Brockie, better known as Oderus Urungus of GWAR. He cast me in the GWAR movie, Skulhedface and I went down to Richmond, Virginia and I lived with GWAR for a couple of days and shot their movie and got to know him and he’s dead. So, a lot of my friends are dead. And before that, Jeff Hanneman... it just keeps going on down the line.
You can also refer to a relationship that’s dead. “You’re dead to me”, it’s actually a song title I’ve had, 'Dead To Me', but I just blew it because I told you. (laughs) So it can mean that to. But I gotta say in the middle part of that song, we go a little crazy, musically, it’s like a freestyle heavy metal jam in the middle section. And I unleashed one of my favourite screams erupt out of my throat, in the middle of that song. And I love capturing the pipes on the new record cuz I ain’t getting any younger. When I hear my voice like that, at the full roar, like a lion, I’m like, 'damn this is great that I’m capturing this on a record in 2014'. I’m like, cool, I can’t believe that’s me."
Read the full interview here
Bach is set to release his new solo album, Give ‘Em Hell, on April 18th in Europe, and on April 22nd in North America, via Frontiers Records. A new EPK (Electronic Press Kit) that deals with the making of process for the new album can be seen below.
Produced, mixed and recorded by Bob Marlette (BLACK SABBATH, ALICE COOPER) and mastered by Tom Baker (NINE INCH NAILS, ROB ZOMBIE), Give 'Em Hell eatures writing and playing by very special friends and guest stars: Duff McKagan (VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N' ROSES), John 5 (MARILYN MANSON, Rob Zombie) and Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL). Rounding up the lineup on the album are Devin Bronson on guitars and Bobby Jarzombek on drums.
'Hell Inside My Head'
'All My Friends Are Dead'
'Gun To A Knife Fight'
'Rock N Roll Is A Vicious Game'
'Taking Back Tomorrow'
The 'Temptation' video was directed by Patrick Fogarty (BLACK VEIL BRIDES, PICTURE ME BROKEN) and is the first from Bach's forthcoming studio album, featuring quintessential rock bassist Duff McKagan (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) on bass.
Catch Sebastian Bach live in concert:
24 - B.B. King Blues Club - New York, NY
25 - Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ
26 - Merriweather Post Pavillion - Columbia, MD
27 - Asylum - Portland, ME
30 - Köln, Germany - Luxor
1 - Aschaffenburg, Germany - Colos-Saal
2 - München, Germany - Backstage
3 - Milan, Italy - Live Music Club
5 - Knebworth, UK - Sonisphere
6 - Weert, The Netherlands - De Bosuil
7 - Manchester, UK - Academy
8 - Wolverhampton, UK - Wolves Civic
9 - London, UK - 02 Academy
11 - Balingen, Germany - Bang Your Head Festival
15 - Malmö, Sweden - Kulturbolaget
16 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Sticky Fingers
17 - Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller
19 - Farsund, Norway - Uptown
25 - Royalton, MN - Halfway Jam
1 - The Port Theatre - Nanaimo, BC
2 - Deerfoot Inn And Casino - Calgary, AB
8 - The Machine Shop - Flint, MI
9 - Ground Zero Nightclub - Traverse City, MI
10 - Agora - Cleveland, OH