Empire State Bastard, the supergroup heavy music act backed by drummer Dave Lombardo and fronted by Biffy Clyro‘s Simon Neil, revealed their signing to Roadrunner Records U.K. on Thursday (March 16).
The group, known as a “grindcore excessive steel” band in a press launch, makes a screeching type of screamo-indebted steel that borders on hardcore punk however nonetheless consists of extra dynamic passages.
Empire State Bastard’s debut single, “Harvest,” arrives on March 24. Hear a preview clip of the fuzzy stomp down towards the underside of this submit.
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Along with Neil and Lombardo, Empire State Bastard options Biffy Clyro stay guitarist Mike Vennart (ex-Oceansize) and bassist Naomi Macleod (Bitch Falcon).
Lombardo performs in lots of bands. The Slayer co-founder and present drummer for Misfits, Suicidal Tendencies and Mr. Bungle has additionally launched music with the experimental-industrial Satanic Planet.
Final week, Lombardo introduced his first-ever solo album, the instrumental Rites of Percussion. The drummer co-founded Slayer, a “Big Four” thrash act, with Kerry King, Tom Araya and the late Jeff Hanneman in 1981. Slayer disbanded in 2019 after a farewell tour with then-drummer Paul Bostaph.
See Empire State Bastard’s tour dates underneath the clip. The group’s U.K. shows this month are offered out.
Empire State Bastard, “Harvest” (Teaser)
Empire State Bastard 2023 Tour Dates
March 26 – Glasgow, Scotland @ Cathouse *
March 27 – Manchester, England @ Revolt Membership *
March 28 – London, England @ Underworld Camden *
June 15-18 – Clisson, France @ Hellfest
July 5-8 – Cheltenham, England @ 2000trees
Aug. 16-19 – Compton Martin, England @ Arctangent
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