Thursday, January 24, 2013

TOMBSTONE HIGHWAY premiers new song

Italy’s Southern Rock/Doom Metal act TOMBSTONE HIGHWAY has premièred a new song off the debut album entitled "Ruralizer", coming out February 28th in Europe and March 19th in North America on Agonia Records. The song entitled "Bite the Dust (and bleed)" - featuring guest appearance by electric guitar virtuoso Mario Percudani (HungryHeartMitch Malloy) - can be streamed below.

Apart from Mario Percudani, "Ruralizer" will also feature guest appearances by Hammond maestro Paolo "Apollo" Negri (Wicked Minds, Black Widow, Hasselvander) and Razor SK (Forgotten Tomb).

Joe Hasselvander (ex-Pentagream / The Hounds Of Hasselvander) commented on the release: "Absolutely cool! Good old swamp infested blues metal!"

Music of TOMBSTONE HIGHWAY is a classic blend of feisty Stoner/Southern Rock and Doom Metal, with catchy guitar solos and old-school heavy metal parts that may remind of Lynyrd SkynyrdCorrosion Of ConformityPride and GloryDown,Black Sabbath, or even ZZ Top. Apart from Hard Rock instruments, the band uses also a banjo and Hammond organs.

"Ruralizer" will consist of 8 original songs and a cover of Mountain's "Mississippi Queen" with a playing time of almost 50 minutes. The album will be made available on Digipack CD and digital download. "Ruralizer" was recorded at Elfo Studiosby Daniele Mandelli who is also in charge of mix and mastering.

 The band commented: "We're very proud of how the album came out and we strongly believe it's the perfect way to begin our legacy. People into heavy, ballsy southern-tinged Hard Rock should take note!" 

1. Old Blood
2. Acid Overlord
3. Graveyard Blues
4. Hellfire Rodeo
5. Ruralizer
6. Bite The Dust (and bleed)
7. At The Bitter End
8. Mississippi Queen*
9. Hangman's Friend
*Mountain's cover


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