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New BULLETBOYS Lineup Releases Music Video For First Single ‘Holy F**k’

The brand new BULLETBOYS lineup, that includes singer Marq Torien, guitarist Ira Black (OF GODS & MONSTERS, LIZZY BORDEN, METAL CHURCH), bassist Brad Lang (Y&T, BURNING RAIN) and drummer Fred Aching (POWERFLO, BILLYBIO), has launched the official music video for its first single, “Holy F*ck”. The observe, which was written by Black and Torien, produced and combined by Black, and mastered by multi-Grammy Award-winning mastering engineer Howie Weinberg, was made accessible through Rock Avenue Data USA. The clip was co-produced and co-directed by Black and Arron Kinser from Studio Vista.

Says Torien: “I’m so excited and happy with this superb and rad tune! We’ve been working diligently on presenting a brand new physique of labor to all of our followers which have been so loyal and loving to me and us all these years!!

“In life, God closes doorways and opens up new doorways to stroll by means of with grace, pleasure and keenness!!

“I’m so blessed to have an amazingly superior and magical band that may blow everybody’s thoughts!!”

Provides Black: “I am tremendous stoked to unveil our new video/single to the world! We as a band began planning this just a few days after our first present collectively, and it is completely unimaginable to see it coming to fruition. We assembled the right workforce of individuals to make all of it occur and I am grateful to everybody concerned within the planning, execution, and perception in our imaginative and prescient. Additionally, an ideal title for the state of the world… Holy F*ck! Brace your self!”

Upcoming exhibits:

July 14 – Picktown Palooza – Pickerington, OH
July 15 – The Canyon – Agoura Hills, CA
July 16 – The Canyon – Santa Clarita, CA
July 22 – The Canyon – Montclair, CA
July 30 – Beaver Dam Amphitheater – Beaver Dam, KY

BULLETBOYS‘ newest lineup made its dwell debut in January at RokIsland Fest in Key West, Florida. Torien launched the brand new model of BULLETBOYS after the band’s authentic lineup fell aside following a two-year reunion. Unique bassist Lonnie Vencent failed to indicate up for a scheduled BULLETBOYS efficiency on the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California in December, forcing the gig to be canceled. Torien as an alternative delivered an acoustic set with Black. It was later introduced by guitarist Mick Sweda and drummer Jimmy D’Anda that they’d not be returning to the band.

In January, Sweda mentioned his departure from BULLETBOYS in an interview with Waste Some Time With Jason Inexperienced. When requested if he knowledgeable Torien about his choice to exit the group after BULLETBOYS‘ canceled live performance on the Whisky A Go Go, Mick mentioned: “I feel that [Marq] just about anticipated that that was gonna occur. Who’s to say that this wasn’t a part of a plan, to start with, that on the first alternative he was going to discover a manner to return to having his subservient musicians taking part in. I do not know. It is exhausting to say. And albeit, it would not curiosity me in any respect at this level.

“Frankly, I really feel an enormous sense of aid and a way of weight lifted off my shoulders each time I go away this band [laughs], as a result of it may be nerve racking and abdomen churning,” he continued. “And there is no want for it in my life at this level. I’ve obtained loads of different issues I could possibly be doing. So that is what I will be doing.”

Sweda went on to say that he “all the time felt like” he “was spending extra time doing harm management” than he was having fun with his time as a member of BULLETBOYS.

“It is humorous, persons are, like, ‘Properly, dude, simply go play music. Why cannot you guys simply get collectively and also you exit and have enjoyable and play music.’ Properly, have been it really easy,” he added.

“The exhibits have been nice. We have been having a good time. Folks have been responding,” he mentioned. “It appeared like there was a possible for an upward trajectory. And as quickly as — and these aren’t my phrases; that is any individual who’s very shut with us and observing it… It is, like, ‘Whenever you guys are in a room, every little thing appears to be nice and also you’re having enjoyable. As quickly as everyone will get aside, that is when the voices in individuals’s ears begin talking and the noise begins to have an impact. And, actually, that is the way in which it was — as quickly as we completed the gig, that is when every little thing began to slip downhill.”

Sweda beforehand opened up about his departure from BULLETBOYS in an interview with “This That & The Different With Troy Patrick Farrell”. Talking about why the reunion of BULLETBOYS‘ authentic lineup did not final greater than two years, Sweda mentioned: “You go into these items with what I would describe as hope however it’s type of certified hope. that there is a shelf life, you recognize that there is a ‘use by’ date, or not less than ‘greatest use by’ date, and also you simply hope it would not come too quickly. And for me, frankly, it got here too quickly. I used to be actually trying ahead to the yr and all of the exhibits we had booked and looking out ahead to going out and having a good time this summer time. We have been considering that the [aborted] Whisky present [on December 16] could be one thing that will kind of pull us collectively after a tricky 2021 and one thing which may kind of create bond that will carry over, and alas, that was to not be. We had a few guys that have been actually necessary to the functioning of the band, particularly the supervisor and the drummer, that determined that they did not wanna transfer on and be part of it. So, primarily my choice was made for me at that time.”

Relating to the non-public variations that in the end brought on the reunited BULLETBOYS to crumble, Mick mentioned: “It’s totally troublesome to elucidate. I do know there’s a variety of exterior noise, I do know that there are voices whispering in everyone’s ear, and as soon as everyone will get away from that buzz [from playing together], it begins to set in. I am not gonna converse for anyone else, however you begin questioning what’s occurring. And you then hear one thing occurred and any individual did this or any individual did that or mentioned this, and all of it simply begins manifesting on this… I suppose it is insecurity, I suppose it is mistrust. And for me, I’ve to have the ability to belief the fellows in my band; I’ve to have the ability to know that any individual is not gonna go behind another person’s again and say one thing or do one thing. And that simply begins to dissipate, I suppose, with the time away. It is humorous — while you get again collectively, all of that simply kind of subsides into the background as a result of there is a greater purpose in thoughts and an even bigger image; you wish to obtain that and you do not wanna let everyone down. So it is simple to miss that. However there comes a time the place it simply feels prefer it’s poisonous and toxic, and no person wants that of their life, particularly at our age.”

Sweda went on to say that he has had no direct conversations with Torien since he made the choice to depart BULLETBOYS. “I did not have to talk with Marq,” he defined. “The best way that performed out just about spoke volumes for me, and there was nothing else to be mentioned. My understanding is that he is already taking a look at placing collectively a bunch of fellows to exit and do there dates. My massive concern is that when individuals see Jimmy‘s image or see my image on the market, I simply need them to know that that isn’t gonna be the case and so they’re not gonna see the unique band. And there is no assure that that art work and people images will not be on the market representing the gigs as such. So so long as everyone is aware of what ticket they’re shopping for and what to anticipate, I am okay with that.”

When Sweda first mentioned his exit from BULLETBOYS throughout a January 3 Fb Reside stream, he mentioned: “Up to now, I do know it has been introduced up that anyone who is not in BULLETBOYS has stop on the followers. And which will or will not be one thing you may hear in interviews or no matter. And belief me, it has nothing to do with quitting on followers and every little thing to do with simply not eager to journey down a path that’s fraught with strife and mistrust and bitterness and every little thing else.

“It is actually, at this level in our lives, crucial — not less than for me; I will converse for myself right here — that I simply take away all types of toxicity,” he defined. “And I am positive all of you perceive it simply cannot be part of my life anymore. And the truth that we have been all authentic and having some good exhibits and having a good time taking part in the exhibits — there is no doubt about that; I had a beautiful time and I used to be trying ahead to doing all of it of 2022 — however as soon as it will get to some extent the place it is toxic, you may’t have it in your life…

“I am grateful that everyone understands, and I apologize to you. I used to be actually trying ahead to this being a pleasant run, being a pleasant yr and discovering a strategy to make our manner by means of it. However that isn’t to be.”

The unique BULLETBOYS lineup made its dwell return in December 2019 with a sold-out efficiency on the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California.

Other than one present in 2011, authentic BULLETBOYS members D’Anda, Sweda, bassist Lonnie Vencent and Torien had not carried out collectively since 1993.

BULLETBOYS fashioned in 1988 on the very peak of the Los Angeles glam metallic motion. As a set of proficient musicians, BULLETBOYS have been capable of shortly seize the eye of music followers around the globe. In contrast to different rockers of the day, the BULLETBOYS possessed extra exhausting rock-blues fusion than pure hair metallic. Because of comparisons to the likes of AEROSMITH and VAN HALEN, expertise scouts got here working and the band shortly acquired their first main label contract.

BULLETBOYS‘ self-titled debut was launched in 1988 through Warner Bros. and peaked at quantity 34 on the Billboard 200. The album spawned two hit singles, a canopy of the O’JAYS traditional “For The Love Of Cash” and “Clean Up in Ya”, each of which charted on the Mainstream Rock chart and noticed common airplay on MTV. BULLETBOYS went on to launch two extra albums, 1991’s “Freakshow” and 1993’s “Za-Za”, earlier than splitting up.

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