California glam metallic jokesters STEEL PANTHER are mastering their new studio album for a tentative late 2022 launch. The band, which has not but secured a everlasting substitute for its unique bassist Lexxi Foxx, has been engaged on the follow-up to 2019’s “Heavy Steel Guidelines” for the previous couple of months and not too long ago accomplished mixing the LP.
Ultimately weekend’s Obtain competition in the UK, STEEL PANTHER guitarist Satchel advised the “Mike James Rock Present” concerning the band’s new album: “It is popping out as quickly as we’re finished with it. I do not know when that is gonna be. Hopefully quickly. I believe we’re mastering it proper now.”
Eight months in the past, Lexxi — whose actual title is Travis Haley — advised Rocking With Jam Man that he hadn’t spoken along with his former bandmates since his exit. “I nonetheless discuss to the singer a bit of bit; I’ve up to now,” he mentioned. “However I believe that these scars and I believe that the departure, the way in which that it went down, I believe there’s some sore spots. However that is robust for me to speak about.
“That was one thing that I am very pleased with — to be that character for such an extended time frame, and to play with these cats,” he continued. “They’re all superb musicians. And I simply suppose that it is completely different to not have that [in my life] — I might been in character for thus lengthy — however I’ve to say it is a bit of refreshing as effectively.”
When STEEL PANTHER first introduced Lexxi‘s exit in July 2021, the band jokingly mentioned that Foxx “began his facet enterprise, ‘Attractive Lexxi’s Prettiest Pets,’ to herald cash for Botox throughout the lockdown.” After realizing that “his love for making pets fairly was better than his love for being fairly himself,” he selected “to hold up his mirror and give attention to his newfound ardour: making ugly canines fairly,” the group wrote in a press release.
Again in December 2018, Lexxi sat out a STEEL PANTHER tour after being admitted to “intercourse rehab.” The actual purpose for his absence was by no means formally disclosed.
Throughout an look on an episode of the “2020’d” podcast, Satchel acknowledged about Lexxi‘s departure: “We did not need him to stop. No one needed him to stop, together with a variety of followers. I am certain a variety of followers are very unhappy that he left. However he is the man who left the band. I believe he is obtained his personal issues he is coping with, and he simply needed to go and do this. So, I do not know… I can not reply for Lexxi Foxx. However we’ll all miss Lexxi Foxx, and all of us want him the perfect in every thing that he does. However we did not fireplace him; he stop the band. So we’re gonna have to maneuver on and get any person else who’s youthful and foxier and would not want as a lot Botox,” referencing the drug medical doctors have been utilizing for years to deal with wrinkles and facial creases.
Fashioned in 2000, STEEL PANTHER makes a speciality of imitating and exaggerating the much less flattering facets of Eighties hair metallic, with unrepentantly crude, non-PC sexual content material as a favourite lyrical theme.
The group’s music has been described as “VAN HALEN meets MÖTLEY CRÜE meets RATT meets ‘Wayne’s World’, full with operatic shrieks, misogyny, shredding guitar solos and libidinal overdrive.”
Fourteen years in the past, STEEL PANTHER modified its title from METAL SKOOL to its present moniker and shifted the main target of its act from ’80s metallic covers to originals.
Haley, who was an unique member of STEEL PANTHER, not too long ago introduced the formation of his new band HOLLYWOOD GODS N’ MONSTERS with longtime good friend and tv superstar from MTV‘s “Pimp My Journey”, Diggity Dave.