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26th October 2017

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Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons will have their debut album released by Nuclear Blast on January 26th 2018 in various formats.

Titled 'The Age Of Absurdity', the album was recorded at Rockfield Studios and Longwave Studios in Wales and produced, engineered, and mixed by Romesh Dodangoda. It was then mastered at the acclaimed Abbey Road Studios in London with cover art by Matt Riste.

'The Age Of Absurdity' album will feature eleven tracks plus a very special bonus track, 'Silver Machine' featuring Hawkwind's Dave Brock. This bonus track is only included in the first pressing of the CD version of the album with pre-orders launching soon.

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Phil tells us:

"I am really excited for the fans to hear our debut record. Every part of the process was done in Wales, from the writing, to the recording and even the artwork.

"The album title, 'The Age Of Absurdity', was inspired by the crazy world we live in today. The world to me seems to be a bit of a theatre show, so the album artwork idea just seemed to fit so well with the whole concept and album title."

Added singer Neil Starr:

"Writing and recording this album was a lot of fun. We got to record at Rockfield Studios where so many great artists had been over the years - it really was inspirational.

"Hearing the blistering riffs that the Campbell family seem to churn out effortlessly made me ensure I pushed myself to the limits when writing the melodies and lyrics. It's an album that I, and the rest of the band, are very proud of and can't wait to share it with the world!"

'The Age Of Absurdity' tracklist:
1. Ringleader
2. Freak Show
3. Skin And Bones
4. Gypsy Kiss
5. Welcome To Hell
6. Dark Days
7. Dropping The Needle
8. Step Into The Fire
9. Get On Your Knees
10. High Rule
11. Into The Dark

12. Silver Machine (featuring Dave Brock of Hawkind)

The band will kick off their UK tour supporting Australian rockers Airbourne in two weeks. Here's the full dates:

11th November: Bristol, O2 Academy
13th November: Glasgow, O2 Academy
14th November: Manchester, Academy
15th November: London, Roundhouse
18th November: Norwich, UEA
19th November: Oxford, O2 Academy
20th November: Sheffield, O2 Academy
22nd November: UK Nottingham, Rock City

Tickets are on sale now right here.

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Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons recently released the exclusive digital only live EP, 'Live At Solothurn', which is available via all download and streaming platforms.

'Live At Solothurn' tracklist:
1. Big Mouth
2. Nothing Up My Sleeve (Motörhead Cover)
3. Spiders
4. Take Aim
5. R.A.M.O.N.E.S. (Motörhead Cover)
6. Sweet Leaf (Black Sabbath cover)

Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons are:
Phil Campbell - Guitar
Todd Campbell - Guitar
Dane Campbell - Drums
Tyla Campbell - Bass
Neil Starr – Vocals


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