Apr 08



Bristol’s classic rockers with a modern roll, TAX THE HEAT, release their full length Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut, Fed To The Lions today!

“We are so excited for the world to hear ‘Fed To The Lions’. It’s the culmination of three years of touring and writing,” comments frontman Alex Veale. He continues, “In my opinion it captures everything I wanted it to, the energy, the songs and the performances. I’ve been involved in releases before and always felt the recordings haven’t quite been right. With this though I wouldn’t change a thing about what we did or how we did it. We are immensely proud and hope you enjoy it.”. Drummer Jack Taylor adds, “It’s great to have the album finally released, it’s been a long time coming but we’re over the moon that we can now share it with the world! Turn it on and crank up that volume!!”.

The album perfectly illustrates why there is so much excitement around this release, with fellow musicians and press praising the band’s new offering:

“This is the most exciting band I’ve heard in years!  Hail, hail, rock n’ roll.”
Richard Fortus, Guns N’ Roses

“These guys are easily the best new band I have heard in years!”
Scott Gorham, Thin Lizzy & Black Star Riders

“All killer, no filler: outstanding debut from the Bristolians.”
9/10, Classic Rock Magazine

“The boys from Bristol are the UK counterpart to Rival Sons. No bullshit RocknRoll.”
Chris Goss, Kyuss & Queens of the Stone Age (producer), Masters Of Reality

TAX THE HEAT is a great band, as tight as duck’s arse, and much better looking. I hear the new record is great too.” 
Danny Bowes, Thunder

“So the music business has taken a bit of a tumble but there are talented hungry, young bands out there who can build a new foundation. The bold and brilliant Bristol outfit TAX THE HEAT is one of those bands that soars above the rest. Their song “Fed to the Lions” is already a true classic rock track and they’ve only just begun!” 
Joey Tempest, Europe

Order Fed To The Lions here:  http://nblast.de/TTHFedToLions

Below is the track list for Fed To The Lions:
1. Highway Home
2. Animals
3. Under Watchful Eye
4. Fed To The Lions
5. Hit Me Hard
6. Stood On The Platform To Leave
7. Some Sympathy
8. Devil’s Daughter
9. Learn To Drown (You’re Wrong)
10. Caroline
11. Your Fool
12. Lost Our Way

The band released the first track by track trailer for the new album last week and today sees the release of the second part. Watch as Alex and Jack explain how “Hit Me Hard”, “Stood On The Platform To Leave”, “Some Sympathy” and “Devil’s Daughter”  came about: Watch part 2 of the track by track on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel!

Just in case you missed it, part 1 of the track by track can be found here. 

Fed To the Lions perfectly illustrates why there is so much excitement at the release of this album. Previous singles “Some Sympathy,” “Highway Home,” and “Fed To The Lions” sit alongside future classics such as “Caroline,” “Animals,” and “Stood On the Platform To Leave.” The driving rhythms of Jack Taylor (drums) and Antonio Angotti (bass) are overlaid with the powerful riffs of JP Jacyshyn (guitars) and the distinctive melodies of Alex Veale (vocals, guitars).

Watch the official video for “Learn To Drown (You’re Wrong)
Watch the official video forFed To The Lions
Watch the official video for “Highway Home
Listen to “Some Sympathy

Watch the official video for ‘Animals’ on Nuclear Blast YouTube Channel! It was created by Louis Catlett from Rataplan Films, who created the Fed To The Lions video too.

The band commented: “‘Animals’ is a great example of what our debut album has to offer, hard hitting, high energy rock and roll. We played around with the song for a while but it was when we were in the studio that we somehow landed on that big chorus riff, and the song suddenly made sense. We shot the video with a Bristol based company Rataplan, which was an easy video shoot for us – Louis (director) really captured the energy and vibe of the song.”

Make sure to watch all the Fed To The Lions album trailers that are available below.

Trailer #1: We caught up with frontman Alex Veale and drummer Jack Taylor to find out how the band came together.

Trailer #2: Alex and Jack on how the band blends their classic sound with a more modern edge.

Trailer #3: Watch frontman Alex and Jack explain why the band decided to record the album live.

Trailer #4: Alex and Jack share their history and experience working with producer Evansson (ROBERT PLANT, SIOUXSIE SIOUX).

Visit TAX THE HEAT online at www.TAXTHEHEAT.com
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Order your copy of Fed To The Lions here

Or digitally:  http://nblast.de/TTHFedToLionsIT

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