Canada's most insanest, undeadest and bestest psychobilly horror-punks are back with with their latest, greatest album to date.
The Brains has never been a band to follow the rules…in fact they've made it a point to utterly and completely destroy every single one of them with each album they release and every show they play. These hardworking road-warriors have brought their eye-popping live show to the four corners of the world; playing packed houses throughout Europe, Canada and the US alongside acts like Mad Sin, The Offspring, The Reverend Horton Heat, The Real McKenzies, The Creepshow and many more. A relentless tour schedule is in the works for 2013 that includes stops at CMW, PouzzaFest and The Pineda Psychobilly Meeting in Spain.
The Monster Within is an unholy collection of 14 mind-bendingly brain-melting tracks that will explode in your earholes like a hell-born volcano. The impossibly fast and unbelievably tight rhythm section of Pat Kadaver (skins) and Colin The Dead (stand up bass) threaten to push the limits of sanity and safety to the very edge… Rene D La Muerte's (vox/gretsch) haunting croon sends shivers up the spines of even the most jaded listener while his signature guitar stylings fuse the rockabilly sounds of the 50's with the intensity of an industrial chainsaw. The Brains continue to blur the lines between rockabilly, psycho, surf, punk and rock n' roll; kicking down genre barriers and demanding undying loyalty at every show they play. Incorporating elements from whatever the hell they feel like, The Brains concoct an irresistable brew of Motorhead-esque ferocity and sexed up latin swagger while adding a pinch of rockabilly revival and a whole lot of booze-fueled punk rock mayhem.
Drunk Not Dead is an unholy collection of mind-bendingly ear-scorching tracks that grab you by the neck, stare straight into your eyes and dare you to fight back. The impossibly fast, tight rhythm section of Pat Kadaver (skins) and Colin The Dead (stand up bass) threaten to push the limits of sanity and safety to the very edge… Rene D La Muerte's (vox/gretsch) haunting croon sends shivers up the spines of even the most jaded listener while his signature guitar stylings fuse the rockabilly sounds of the 50's with the intensity of a chainsaw-wielding maniac in a pitch black room full of teenagers. The Brains continue to blur the lines between rockabilly, psycho, punk and rock n' roll; kicking down genre barriers and demanding undying loyalty at every show they play. Incorporating elements from whatever the hell they feel like, The Brains concoct an irrestible brew of Motorhead-esque ferocity and sexed up latin swagger while adding a pinch of new-wave and a whole lot of booze-fueled punk rock mayhem.
The Brains are as versatile as they are deadly. "Pourquoi Me Laisser" is a poignant heart-wrencher sung entirely in French, while "Gato Calavera" is a proper raging Spanish shout-out to one of the baddest-ass concert venues in Mexico. All in all, Drunk Not Dead is a balls to the wall heart-stopper of an album from one of the hardest working bands in the biz….If you see The Brains in your town, be sure to approach with extreme caution, buy them a beer and be prepared to get swept into their apocalyptic world of never-ending parties, insanity and pure sinfulness….because one thing's for sure; The Brains are Drunk Not Dead!
Montreal's reigning vamps of punk-fuelled psychobilly pandemonium are set to unleash their seventh and most bone-chilling album to date.
The Brains don't fuck around. In the last year alone, they've toured Canada in support of The Reverend Horton Heat and The Nekromantix, completed two wildly successful European tours, played a circle-pit-inducing set at HEAVY MTL and even sold out 2 massive headlining shows in Russia. Their dark and disturbing music videos count in the hundreds of thousands of views and their ever-growing legion of fans are some of the most rabid on the planet. Not ones to be pinned down by genre labels, The Brains seamlessly blend rockabilly, horror, punkrock, new-wave, metal and sexed-up Latin swagger to create a signature sound that is beyond comparison.
Out In The Dark is a perfect example of The Brains' ability to smash down genre walls with eleven killer tracks of blistering Gretsch guitar, machine-gun percussion and relentless stand-up bass. After seven albums, the band have honed their craft to a level above exceptional, beyond tightness and surpassing awesome. Don't be left Out In The Dark. Look for The Brains on tour everywhere.
Don't believe me? Let's see what the fine folks in the press have to say:
"…a barnstormer that perfectly mixes psychobilly with meat n' potatoes punk rock…" – Montreal Mirror
"…the undead mob has managed to craft even sweeter lines to float over haunting riffs…" Chartattack
"Proving there's still plenty of piss, vinegar and venom coursing through the veins of psychobilly, Montreal's premiere genre purveyors rage again…" – Audio Drome Magazine
"The Brains are like the Stray Cats except faster, louder and paler." – The Coast
"Over the better part of the last decade, The Brains have become Montreal's premiere psychobilly brigade." – Exclaim Magazine
"This is another hella rollicking, hella fun, pitch perfectly produced record from Montreal's favorite members of the undead." – The Hour
"I have never been so overwhelmed." – The Punksite