Last Bullet to release new album ’80-69-64′ on June 17th with new look, new merch, etc.
Canadian hard rockers Last Bullet will be releasing their new studio album 80-69-64 on Saturday, June 17, 2017 when they headline a show that night at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Last Bullet will be joined that evening by guests The Dreamboats, The Anti-Queens, The Crooked and Return For Refund.
The group which consists of singer Bryan Fontez, guitarists Brendan Armstrong and Michael Silva, bassist Will Shannon and drummer Chris Galaz have promised some changes as one of their frontman’s Facebook posts today states in part: “New music, new show, new merch, new everything…”
Last Bullet have released two EPs to date — Last Bullet in 2011 and Love.Lust.Illusion in 2012 — along with two singles, “Sin” in 2015 and “Southern Lips” in 2016. It is expected that the band’s last two singles will be on their new upcoming album 80-69-64.
Sleaze Roxx interviewed Fontez back in January 2015 and noted that Last Bullet can seemingly share a bill with just about any band including ’80s type metal bands, alternative bands and even grunge bands. Fontez replied: “I think it’s 100% an advantage. Anytime you can appeal to more than one type of genre or person, I think you’re winning. I think that’s part of the reason why the biggest bands in the world do as well as they do, because they appeal to so many people. At the end of the day, the reason why we’re able to do that more than anything is two reasons. First, we don’t believe in genres and the type of music necessarily — it’s more we believe in good music. We believe that a good performance, an honest performance, and a good solid and honest song will always surpass whatever genre it is. I can’t tell you how many times we’ve played a show in front of hip hop fans after a hip hop group, or in front of people who came to hear a cover band, and didn’t expect to hear rock music or don’t listen to rock music at all and said, “That was awesome. I really loved that and I don’t even listen to one note of rock music ever.” I would like to think it’s because how much energy and effort we put in — how much conviction we put in.
It’s hard to look at someone who’s giving everything they have on a stage and not respect it or not think, “Damn, that person’s really giving it and I can appreciate that.” And then the other aspect of it is, I think we’re all kind of influenced by so many different things. I even kind of hear it in our music — it’s very dynamic, it’s anything but one dimensional. We have a lot of different styles in our music. We have songs that are very AC/DC sounding, we have ones that sound very Aerosmith or Guns N’ Roses/Slash, but then we also have some newer music that’s a little heavier that sounds almost metal — a little bit more Stone Temple Pilots, alternative, or grunge. We can also get really, really funky and lighthearted and positive and fun too. I really like the fact that there’s kind of no rules with this band, and to be honest with you, on our next album you can expect to hear some new sounds that you’ve never heard from us before. We are even experimenting with different things, a few new sounds we’ve never experimented with — electronic sounds, and I wouldn’t say hip hop, but a little bit more urban beats and things like that. But at our core, we will always be rock — we will always be rock and roll. But then again, rock and roll was influenced by a lot of those things too — as well as influencing those things.”
Last Bullet‘s “Sin” video:
Nominated for “Best Music Video” by the Toronto Independent Music Awards* Last Bullet’s new single “SIN” is now available on iTunes. Go to http://lastbulletmusic.com for more music, merch and tour dates.