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PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS Announce Debut Album The Age Of Absurdity

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Friday, October 27, 2017 @ 11:28 AM


Release Date, Title, Cover And Track List Revealed

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PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS, led by the legendary long time MOTÖRHEAD guitarist, have announced the details for the band's upcoming debut album.

Their first full-length studio effort will be entitled The Age Of Absurdity and was recorded at Rockfield Studios and Longwave Studios in Wales and produced, engineered and mixed by Romesh Dodangoda and mastered at legendary Abbey Road Studios in London.

The album will feature 11 tracks + 1 bonus track (see track list below) and will be released on January 26, 2018 via Nuclear Blast. The album will be available in different formats, pre-orders will start soon.

The fitting cover art was created by Matt Riste and can be viewed below.

Commented Phil Campbell: "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 album title The Age Of Absurdity was inspired by the crazy world we live in today. The world to me seems to be a bit of a theater show so the album artwork idea just seemed to fit so well with the whole concept and album title."

Added singer Neil Starr: "Writing and recording this album was a lot of fun. We got to record at Rockfield studios where so many great artists had been over the years, it really was inspirational. Hearing the blistering riffs that the Campbell family seem to churn out effortlessly made me ensure I pushed myself to the limits when writing the melodies and lyrics. It's an album that I, and the rest of the band, are very proud of and can't wait to share it with the world!"

The Age Of Absurdity track list

  • "Ringleader"
  • "Freak Show"
  • "Skin And Bones"
  • "Gypsy Kiss"
  • "Welcome To Hell"
  • "Dark Days"
  • "Dropping The Needle"
  • "Step Into The Fire"
  • "Get On Your Knees"
  • "High Rule"
  • "Into The Dark"
  • "Silver Machine" (HAWKWIND cover feat. Dave Brock of HAWKWIND)*
* = only to be included in the first pressing of the CD version of the album

The band will kick off their UK tour supporting Australian rockers AIRBOURNE in two weeks.

PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS live
w/ AIRBOURNE

  • 11.11. UK Bristol, O2 Academy
  • 13.11. UK Glasgow, O2 Academy
  • 14.11. UK Manchester, Academy
  • 15.11. UK London, Roundhouse
  • 18.11. UK Norwich, UEA
  • 19.11. UK Oxford, O2 Academy
  • 20.11. UK Sheffield, O2 Academy
  • 22.11. UK Nottingham, Rock City
Phil Campbell was the lead guitarist in MOTÖRHEAD for 32 years. He has toured the world, sold millions of albums and headlined the biggest festivals. Phil has a passion for music and it is this passion that has led to the formation of PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS.

The band is unique as it features Phil's 3 sons on drums, bass and guitar. The band is completed by Vocalist Neil Starr.


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