He needs no introduction, he is the legendary MOTORHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell and alongside his sons Todd, Dane and Tyla, plus vocalist Neil Starr, they release their debut Album for Nuclear Blast ‘The Age Of Absurdity’ on 26th January 2018. Casper spoke with Neil and Phil recently about the album before it is unleashed onto the world!
PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS features MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell alongside his sons Todd, Dane and Tyla, plus vocalist Neil Starr.
The birth of PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS was at the legendary Wacken Festival in Germany, August 2016. Since then, the band have released a self-titled EP, played many headline shows and festivals around Europe and have completed 2 separate tours with SAXON throughout November/December 2016 and GUNS N’ ROSES in June 2017 where the band performed in front of hundreds of thousands of fans in some of the largest stadiums in Europe!
Alongside some other appearances at Hellfest, Sweden Rock, Download Spain and others the band spent the remainder of Summer 2017 recording their debut album. Titled »The Age Of Absurdity«, the album was recorded at Rockfield Studios and Longwave Studios in Wales and produced, engineered, and mixed by Romesh Dodangoda. The record was then passed over to the acclaimed Abbey Road Studios in London for mastering.
The album will feature eleven songs and one bonus track and will be released on January 26, 2018 via Nuclear Blast. The first single ‘Ringleader’ is a hard hitting track, another blistering riff you would associate with Phil Campbell. The bonus track on the album is ‘Silver Machine’, a cover of the HAWKWIND track. The band even enlisted the guitars and vocals of Dave Brock from the legendary HAWKWIND.
Phil Campbell said: “I am really excited for the fans to hear our debut record. Every part of the process was done in Wales, from the writing, to the recording and even the artwork!”
The Age Of Absurdity tracklist
02. Freak Show
03. Skin And Bones
04. Gypsy Kiss
05. Welcome To Hell
06. Dark Days
07. Dropping The Needle
08. Step Into The Fire
09. Get On Your Knees
10. High Rule
11. Into The Dark
12. Silver Machine (HAWKWIND cover feat. Dave Brock of HAWKWIND)*
*=only to be included on the CD version of the album