TAX THE HEAT: Alex and Jack discuss the band's classic sound having a modern edge in new album trailer

Bristol's original blues rockers with a modern twist, TAX THE HEAT,are set to release their […]
March 10, 2016

Bristol's original blues rockers with a modern twist, TAX THE HEAT,are set to release their full length Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut, Fed To The Lions on April 8th. In anticipation of the new release, we caught up with frontman Alex Veale and drummer Jack Taylor to find out how the guys blend their classic sound with a more modern edge. Check out the video on the Nuclear Blast YoutTube channel!

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).

"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

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

"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

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Track list for Fed To The Lions is below:
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 recently premiered the official video for new track "Animals," which can be viewed over on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel.

The video 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."

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