Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons are about to fly a mighty Welsh rock’n’roll flag in your direction.
Motörhead guitarist Phil formed Phil Campbell’s All Starr Band after he and sons Todd, Dane and Tyla, along with vocalist Neil Starr played together at a party and now it’s getting serious.
“We had a big party for Todd’s birthday a few years ago and we played a few cover songs and had a jam. It sounded so good we decided to start a band,” said Phil.
And they played Wacken this year, smashing into a full set just before Iron Maiden headlined the night and finished off their Book Of Souls World Tour. Later that evening Motörhead’s Bomber made it’s final flight during Wacken’s tribute to Lemmy.
Just one hour before the band hit Wacken’s hallowed boards, they announced a name change to Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons and now their debut self-titled five track EP will be released by Motörhead Music on November 18th.
Todd Campbell produced the EP at their own Stompbox Studios in Wales and it was mixed by Motörhead’s producer Cameron Webb.
The EP includes the speedy biker-charged refrain of ‘No Turning Back’, the crunchy catchy jump of ‘Big Mouth’ and the bombastic balladry of ‘Life In Space’.
You can catch the band at the following dates.
October 18th: Magasin 4 Brussels, Belgium
October 20th: Kulturfabrik Kohfmel, Solothurn, Switzerland
October 21st: Campus Industry, Parma, Italy
October 22nd: Druso Club, Bergamo, Italy
October 24th: Progresja Music Zone, Warsaw, Poland
November 4th: The Scene, Swansea
November 5th: The Ironworks, Inverness
November 6th: Audio, Glasgow
November 10th: Bierkeller, Bristol
November 11th: FAC251, Manchester
November 12th: Hard Rock Hell Festival, Pwllheli
November 18th: The Venue, Selby
November 19th: Kasbah. Coventry
November 24th: Boston Music Room, Tufnell Park, London
November 25th: Open Club Room, Norwich
November 26th: The Gateway @ Seaton Town Hall, Seaton
December 2nd: Planet Rock Stock, Porthcawl
December 31st: Muni Arts Centre, Pontypridd
January 27th: Giants Of Rock (Date TBC), Minehead
April 20th: Wacken Full Metal Cruise, Palma De Mallorca
Tickets for UK dates can be purchased right here.
Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons EP tracklisting:
1 Big Mouth
3 Take Aim
4 No Turning Back
5 Life In Space
Pre-orders with an exclusive download of ‘Big Mouth’ will be available from September 30th.