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15th January 2018

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Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons have their debut album, 'The Age Of Absurdity', released on January 26th on Nuclear Blast. The album was mastered at the acclaimed Abbey Road Studios in London with cover art by Matt Riste.

Phil and frontman Neil Starr talk about their favourite guitar solos in this exclusive video clip and there are some surprises in there so expect the unexpected.

'The Age Of Absurdity' album will feature eleven tracks plus a very special bonus track, 'Silver Machine' featuring Hawkwind's Dave Brock. This bonus track is only included in the first pressing of the CD version of the album. You can pre-order the album right here.

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Phil tells us:

"I am really excited for the fans to hear our debut record. Every part of the process was done in Wales, from the writing, to the recording and even the artwork.

"The album title, 'The Age Of Absurdity', was inspired by the crazy world we live in today. The world to me seems to be a bit of a theatre show, so the album artwork idea just seemed to fit so well with the whole concept and album title."

Neil added:

"Writing and recording this album was a lot of fun. We got to record at Rockfield Studios where so many great artists had been over the years - it really was inspirational.

"Hearing the blistering riffs that the Campbell family seem to churn out effortlessly made me ensure I pushed myself to the limits when writing the melodies and lyrics. It's an album that I, and the rest of the band, are very proud of and can't wait to share it with the world!"

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'The Age Of Absurdity' tracklist:
1. Ringleader
2. Freak Show
3. Skin And Bones
4. Gypsy Kiss
5. Welcome To Hell
6. Dark Days
7. Dropping The Needle
8. Step Into The Fire
9. Get On Your Knees
10. High Rule
11. Into The Dark

12. Silver Machine (featuring Dave Brock of Hawkind)

Here's a taster of the new album:

Phil paid a moving tribute to Fast Eddie Clarke, who sadly passed away last week. Phil said:

"Just heard the sad news that Fast Eddie Clarke has passed away. Such a shock, he will be remembered for his iconic riffs and was a true Rock N Roller. Rip Eddie."

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Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons are:
Phil Campbell - Guitar
Todd Campbell - Guitar
Dane Campbell - Drums
Tyla Campbell - Bass
Neil Starr – Vocals


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