US hard rock band, BULLETS AND OCTANE, have released a new single for ‘Waking Up Dead‘, the title track of their new album ‘Waking Up Dead‘, due out on May 25th worldwide via Bad MoFo Records/Cargo Records UK. The new single is available on all digital platforms: Spotify, iTunes and more. A promo video teaser can be viewed here:
‘Waking Up Dead‘ was produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Brent Clawson (Wednesday 13, Hell or Highwater, The Knives) at Joy Street Sound in Garden Grove, CA. Additional engineering by Travis Pavur (The Used, Anders Osborne) at Golden Beat Recording.
The ‘Waking Up Dead‘ offical video can be viewed here:
2018 is poised to be a jam packed year for BULLETS AND OCTANE starting with the album release party at The Viper Room in Los Angeles on May 25, 2018 and the subsequent festival and tour dates to be announced. Be on the look-out for BULLETS AND OCTANE in a city near you.
1. Bad Mother Fucker
2. Waking Up Dead
3. When We Were Young
4. Burning At Both Wicks
6. Fuck You Song
7. Murder Me Baby
8. Rolling Stone
10. Heart Attack
BULLETS AND OCTANE is:
Gene Louis – vocals
Felipe Rodrigo – guitar, backing vocals
Zachary Kibbee – bass, backing vocals
Jonny Udell – drums
May 25 – Viper Room, Los Angeles, CA – Album Release Party
July 5 – Helgea Festival, Knislinge, Sweden
July 6 – Uppsala Rock Nights Festival, Uppsala, Sweden
July 7 – Harry B James, Stockholm, Sweden
Bullets and Octane exploded onto the scene in 2003 with their debut EP “One Night Stand Rock N Roll Band” on Critereon Records. 2004 saw the 2nd EP “Bullets And Octane” and their debut album “The Revelry” produced by Gilby Clarke of Guns And Roses also on Critereon Records. In 2005-2006 they Supported Avenged Sevenfold in America and Europe on the City Of Evil Tour.
2006 was a big year for the band as they were signed to RCA/BMG Records. They released their first major label album “In The Mouth Of The Young“, which was produced by Page Hamilton of Helmet. They played The Download Festival and where on “The Family Values Tour” with Korn, Stone Sour, Flyleaf and Deftones. They headlined their own UK tour as well.
2007 saw them Leave RCA for Ares Records, released “Songs For The Underdog” album and tour with Unwritten Law. They had headlining UK Tour with The Knives that year as well. In 2009 they released “Bullets and Octane ” a full length album and Toured the U.K. with Gunfire 76 (Wednesday 13’s project).
In 2016 they played Lost Highway motorcycle show and concert with Social Distortion, Foghat and Eagles Of Death Metal as well as releasing a new song “Burning At Both Wicks“.
In 2017 back at it full time with a solid line up, released songs and videos for “Bad Mother Fucker” and “Waking Up Dead“, headlined a very successful tour of the U.K and Sweden. They finished the “Waking Up Dead” album and played a string of successful shows in Hollywood, Orange County and Las Vegas.
In 2018 they are looking to release the album “Waking Up Dead“. They are already slated to headline U.K. dates and Sweden dates in February to kick off the 20 Year anniversary of the band with what has been touted as the most solid line up in it’s history.
I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot!
My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!'
The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;)
Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!