Glam Rock band from Riga, Latvia, has announced a brand new album 'Ignite The Sky' which is set to be released on 10th July 2020 through Frontiers Music Srl.
You can pre-order the album by clicking here
What are our thoughts about the new single 'Criminal Masterminds'?
The latest single 'Criminal Masterminds' reminds us old school Skid Row on their track 'Youth Gone Wild'. The music video, really shows that they where definitely inspired by 80's glam rock/metal. We personally enjoyed this new single, it feels like Rock n Roll is returning to it's former glory.
These guys are definitely a band to keep a close eye on, they truly hold talent and their own unique style.
How many skulls out of 10? (Rating)
In describing the album, singer Vicky White states that “it has some pretty heavy songs, but at the same time there’s plenty of melodic stuff, harmonies and big choruses. I like to call this album ‘Dark AOR’, haha! We managed to blend everything we love about music, to be honest. But one thing is for sure, we’ve never felt such a strong connection with the songs before.”
Discussing the first single, White continues: "'Criminal Masterminds' is definitely one of our heaviest songs to date. It was also one of the last that we wrote for the album. It's one of those songs that came together in just a couple of hours. We wanted to release it as the first single because I think it captures what Bloody Heels is about now. It's a bit heavier and more in your face, but still quite melodic, with a big chorus and lots of harmonies. It's quite different from anything that we've done before, but doesn't abandon who we are."
In regard to its video, White explains that “it was filmed in one day right before our European tour last October. A magical day for us, really, although we filmed it outside in quite cold weather, while the water poured on us was freezing! Luckily, we didn't get sick because we had to leave on tour 48 hours later.”
Concluding with a comment about current events, White ends: "I also want to say that of course we all know what's happening right now in the world. Hopefully we can cheer some people up with this song and video. We have to remember that we are all one in spirit and the only way we're gonna crawl out of this mess is together. Stay home, stay healthy, and keep up the positive vibes!"
Bloody Hells joined Frontiers label in 2017 with their debut album 'Through Mystery' bringing their mix of catchy & driving rock to the music scene. With nods to the best of classic 80's hard rock scene, but also bordering on heavy metal the band certainly brings a new breathe of fresh air.
Despite forming in 2012, Bloody Hells have already made a name for themselves in mainland Europe via their 2014 EP and debut album. They've toured Scandinavia, Germany, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, the Benelux and the Baltic States.
Valts Berzins (Vicky White) - vocals
Haralds Avotins (Harry Rivers) - guitars
Gunars Narbuts (Gunn Everett) - bass
Gustavs Vanags (Gus Hawk) - drums
'Ignite The Fire' additional members:
Erna Daugaviete - cello on ‘Silhouette'
Dagnis Rozins - saxophone on 'Healing Waters'
TRACK LIST for 'Ignite The Sky'
1 Ignite The Sky
2 Criminal Masterminds
3 No Matter
4 Sugar & Spice
5 Farewell To Yesterday
6 Black Swan
7 Stand Your Ground
8 Thin Line
10 Healing Waters
11 Streets Of Misery
Listen: Criminal Masterminds