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NEW MUSIC!!! “Mean Man” – Free download available!!!

Mean Man – Artwork by Dan Verkys!!
Tugra Ismail – Vocals

We often find when we’re making music that we are so inspired and end up with way too much stuff. These are usually in the way of writing too many songs to physically fit on an album, but once in a while we might do a version of someone else’s song as well, purely for fun, cause we are music lovers just like you guys! This happened during the creation of the forthcoming “Live To Fight Another Day” album as well. Somewhere, somehow, a cover of the great

Chris Szkup – Guitars, Bass, Backing Vocals

W.A.S.P. song “Mean Man” happened, and while we’re finishing that album up, we thought it would be cool to throw it out there for you guys to hear!!! Hope you enjoy!!! This song also marks the debut of Melbourne based singer / guitarist Tugra Ismail with us – great to have you along, and a special thanks for quite literally saving this song!!!

 

LINE UP AND CREDITS:

Dennis Leeflang – Drums and Mix

Tugra Ismail – Lead Vocals
Chris Szkup – Rhythm, lead and bass guitars, backing vocals

Dennis Leeflang – Drums, mix
Mathew Szkup – Rhythm guitar
Alexey Spectre – Backing vocals

Mixed by Dennis Leeflang @ Livelong Productions, Mastered by Maor Appelbaum Mastering, Artwork by Dan Verkys.

“Mean Man” (Written by Steve Edward Duren), originally appears on the W.A.S.P. album “The Headless Children” from 1989. That is a killer song and album, so make sure you check it out and go buy it you bastards!!

 


“Mean Man” – Mp3 Version

“Devil’s Lament” underway in LA and Melbourne!!

"Devils Drums" - photo from Dennis Leeflang's studio, during the tracking of "Devil's Lament".
“Devils Drums” – Photo by Dennis Leeflang

This past week, “Devil’s Lament”, the second track from the “Live To Fight Another Day” EP has begun to take shape in both LA and Melbourne. Earlier on, Dennis Leeflang, with a nice new location and gear to break in, smashed out a killer drum track in LA, then by week’s end, Chris added some final tweaks to the guide vocals before sending the song to Roy Bratbakken, who will be bringing the brewtality from his dungeon in Norway!!

The song is a real straight up rock n roller, perhaps reminiscent of AC/DC as far as the riffs go, with quite a bit of room for lead guitar stuff – luckily we have one or two guys who can cover this role well in The Feckers!

Guide Vocals at CS-Songs
Guide Vocals at CS-Songs

This song began as some off the cuff riffing from Rob Smith some years back in New Zealand, and was originally intended for another project, although that didn’t come to be. Richard and Chris had heard the stuff, and could see the potential in the riffs, using an afternoon at Chris’ place in Melbourne to come up with vocal ideas and lyrics, again in a very off the cuff style similar to how the music was created.

We think anyone that enjoyed our earlier music will certainly be ok with this song and then some!

This coming week will see Dennis playing his parts on “Out Here In The Real World” and “In These Quiet Moments”,  the third and fourth songs from the EP. Stay tuned for more!!