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28th October 2011


As a prequel to their fifth album, genre moulding legends Senser release 'Biting Rhymes', a compilation of early Hip Hop covers, paying homage to the artists who inspired their pioneering rap-rock-metal sound.

In their words: "This is really the music most of us grew up with, to us early Hip Hop represents a parallel with folk music, or the Jazz standards - a lexicon of classics."

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Senser have chosen songs from what can be considered the second wave of Hip Hop by Public Enemy, Eric B and Rakim, LL Cool J, and The Beastie Boys to rework in their own style. The versions vary from faithful renditions to explorations of the original themes and certain live recordings that date from early in their career.

To celebrate the release, Senser have made their killer cover of Public Enemy's Channel Zero, featuring a sample of 'Angel Of Death' by thrash legends Slayer, available to stream. Check it out here.

Senser - Channel Zero by Senserband

They continue: "It's fairly common knowledge that the track Channel Zero by Public Enemy was very important to us; a big catalyst in showing the possibilities. We've been playing it since the start."

As is to be expected they kick, groove, stomp and languish in a magnificently ill style that befits the originals. A head nodding tribute to the masters.

Track listing:

1 - Dont Believe The Hype (Public Enemy)
2 - Follow The Leader (Eric B and Rakim)
3 - Mama Said Knock You Out (LL Cool J)
4 - Channel Zero (Public Enemy feat. Slayer)
5 - Looking Down The Barrel Of A Gun (The Beastie Boys)

'Biting Rhymes' will be available digitally via Imprint Music on 27 November, with the track 'Looking Down The Barrel Of The Gun' available as a FREE download from

Catch Senser on tour in November:
11th - Scream Lounge, Croydon, UK
12th - Joiners, Southampton, UK (Support - Idiom)
13th - The Fleece, Bristol, UK (Support – Cars On Fire, Rock In Your Pocket)
14th - Cavern, Exeter, UK (Support - Idiom)
15th - The Haunt, Brighton, UK (Support – Idiom, Floors & Walls )
16th - Purple Turtle, London, UK (Support - The Painted Smiles , The Spindle Sect)
17th - Kasbah, Coventry, UK
18th - The Well, Leeds, UK (Support - Idiom)
19th - Moho, Manchester, UK (Support - Idiom)

1st - La Condition Publique, Roubaix, France

You can get your Senser tickets by clicking here.



Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.


As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

This limited edition hardback book, presented in a flight case and printed on silk paper, is an opportunity to own a unique selection of photos, most of which have never seen the light of day before.

This unique item is presented in an aluminium flight case and will be published in late November. Earlybird subscribers who order by 31st October will have their name printed within a dedicated page in the book.

To be sure not to miss out on this unique, future collector's item, hit the PayPal button here:

Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
Format: Casebound.
Pages: 128 pages, printed on 170 gsm, silk paper.
Size: A4 landscape.


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