Damned Pilots signs with Sliptrick Records, new album produced by Ron Goudie (Gwar, Death Angel, Poison) and mixed and mastered by legendary producer Bill Metoyer (W.A.S.P., Trouble, Slayer).
Damned Pilots announce the release of their new cd ‘Overgalaxy’ via Sliptrick Records due to be available in Winter 2016.
‘Overgalaxy’ is a steam punk concept album as drummer/founder Don Nutz says ”..it is built on the story of four cartoon characters, The Damned Pilots Don Nutz, Sgt Ote, Willer Hertz and Erik Space. They travel through space in the year 2500 A.C. on a 1970 ‘s hippy van customized to fight against their archenemy Gorguss and his evil empire”.
The lyrics, written by Sgt Ote, are about love and hate, war and peace, past and future, rebellions against failed systems, with the sense of humor typical of a sci-fi b-movie.
The album has been recorded at Track Terminal Studio in Trieste, Italy by Francesco Bardy, except ‘Just Another Day’, ‘People Don’ t Die’ at Voodoosound Studios in Ijmuiden, Holland by Paul van Rijswijk.
‘Overgalaxy’ is produced by Ron Goudie (Gwar, Death Angel, Poison) and mixed and mastered by legendary producer Bill Metoyer (W.A.S.P., Trouble, Slayer) as the artwork (due to be revealed soon) has been made by Philipino artist Uzi Emperado.
‘Overgalaxy’ features nine songs written by Don Nutz and Sgt Ote and one by Ron Goudie (‘Hell Is Cold’). The style goes from mid tempo groovy metal to doom metal and psychedelics ballads combined by catchy melodies. ‘Damned Pilots’ and ‘Season of the endings’ are two groovy metal pounding numbers dominated by solid huge riffs made to bang your head to.
‘Desert Europa’ is a deep slow doom song with black metal influences characterized by a soul raspy metal voice. ‘Just Another Day’ and ‘People Don’t Die’ are two spaced out ballads.
‘Gorguss’ is a catchy doom pop song with monolithic riffs and memorable cosmic melodies. ‘Hell is Cold’ is the single of the album written by producer Ron Goudie, ‘Sylvanic’ is a song about Bigfoot from another planet, a powerful crossover between classic rock and 90’s metal.
‘Mos’ is a noise drone song written together with Mos DJ. Damned Pilots are influenced by Kiss, Monster Magnet, Trouble, Beatles, Mayhem, Turbonegro, Voivod, Ghost, Devil’s Blood, Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, ELO.
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