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  SUPERSUCKERS
'Get The Hell'
(Steamhammer/SPV)
24th January 2014


Gary 'Rockulus' Clarke

Rockulus Maximus



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The ninth studio album by these Hard Rockin' and attitude-driven bruisers is most welcome since their last studio offering arrived on our ears back in 2008 and went by the title of 'Get It Together'.

This new album has some notable elements in the background. 'Get The Hell' was recorded over at Willie Nelson's studio in Texas and was mixed by mastermind of The Dwarves Blag Dahlia and Andy Carpenter.

The gravely and familiar snarl of Eddie Spaghetti remains intact naturally and glows in the dark on fast and furious nuggets like 'Something About You' and the expletive-soaked 'Fuck Up'. The title track nestles in nicely after the 'Intro' which merely provides a siren and some panic amongst the masses, announcing the imminent arrival of the new Supersuckers album. 'High Tonight' and Pushin' Thru' maintain the momentum as the personal sentiment and observations ride the lyrical bombardment.

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Cover versions are always intriguing to me and on 'Get The Hell' the first one arrives in the shape of 'Never Let Me Down Again', originally recorded by Depeche Mode. On first glance, you'd be surprised to know that an electronica-based pop/rock band like the 'Mode can be translated by a Rock n' Roll beatin' heart like the brand of fury offered up by the Supersuckers.

Reminiscent throughout of the style and substance of Social Distortion, these guys are a lot of fun. Their rendition of Gary Glitter's Glam stomper 'Rock On!' which the 'suckers tuck on the end of this album, rips it up with plenty of gang-vocals, hand-clappin' and steady beats which are set alight by plenty of distortion. This is my favourite version of the track that I've yet witnessed.

The band assisting 'Spaghetti to create this beautiful noise includes "Metal" Marty Chandler, Dan "Thunder" Bolton and "Captain” Christopher "Chango" Von Streicher providing the solid beat.

Their stamina holds out as they plough through a series of relentless upbeat and in-your-face Rockers in the shape of 'Gluttonous', 'Disaster Bastard', 'Bein' Bad', 'That's What You Get' and 'Shut Your Face'. Quirky in moderation, they all blur in to the same groove and don't shake up the listening experience overly.

The Supersuckers have earned their respect with tours alongside the mighty Reverend Horton Heat, Bad Religion, Butthole Surfers, Ramones and White Zombie amongst a legion of others. They have a distinct sound and honest attitude but sometimes you feel they haven't yet full-filled their own potential by releasing a classic album.

Don't get me wrong, there are many good albums in their catalogue, but nothing makes you exhale with real genuine delight over something that can maintain quality and personality from start to finish without blemishes like throwaway tracks.

This is another example of a good album without reaching dizzy heights. If you're partial to some shout-a-long choruses and good quality Punk-infused Rock n' Roll with a decent production and no ballads, this is going to be your cup of proverbial. On the other hand, if those ingredients don't sit easily with your listening preference then you'd be best advised to avoid because this is an album that doesn't compromise.

Intro
Get The Hell
Something About You
Fuck Up
High Tonight
Pushin' Thru
Never Let Me Down Again
Gluttonous
Disaster Bastard
Bein' Bad
That's What You Get
Shut Your Face
Rock On!


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29.1.14







WACKEN WINTER NIGHTS IS HEAVY METAL WONDERLAND

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Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.

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Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.



Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.

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MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.

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Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

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