Crashdiet Unveil “Cocaine Cowboys” Music Video
December 21, 2012
Swedish metal sensation Crashdiet have posted the official Rick-y directed music video for their new single “Cocaine Cowboys”, taken from the band’s forthcoming album ‘The Savage Playground’. Due for release on January 22nd in North America and January 25th in Europe (excluding Scandinavia) through Frontiers Records, the higly anticipated album can be pre-ordered at www.crashdiet.org.
Crashdiet will be hitting the road in February 2013 with Sister and ToxicRose in a package named the ‘Scandinavian Hell Tour’ before joining Jettblack for a handful of UK shows. Tour dates and ticket information can be found at www.livenation.se.
A leading force in the Swedish ‘sleaze rock’ scene of the 2000s — a revival of the glam metal of the 1980s, but with a more pronounced punk element — Crashdiet formed in 2000, taking inspiration from Skid Row, Guns N’ Roses, KISS, W.A.S.P., and G.G. Allin, and vowing to bring back the big shows and big songs of “unpredictable and dangerous” rock ‘n’ roll.
“Cocaine Cowboys is about us and them. When you had enough you need to be saved, thats the way it works. The cocaine cowboys is the providers we meet in our business and ultimately the godmother, but she is just one example of the initial source,” says singer Simon Cruz.
In April of 2010 the band’s third album ‘Generation Wild’ pretty much summed up the extraordinary but yet tragic history of a band, determined to never give up their dream. Crashdiet has become known as a band with a huge following of diehard fans, and the massive interest for them never seems to fade.
There has been extensive touring during the course of ‘Generation Wild’ and the absolute highlight saw the band conquer Hollywood and New York City with sold out shows at the Whisky A Go Go and Webster Hall. The band also supported their heroes Motley Crue and Ozzy Osbourne. “Supporting Motley Crue in Helsinki and headlining Whisky A Go Go have been the highlights of the Generation Wild tour,” says guitarist Martin Sweet.
With the new studio album ‘The Savage Playground’, recorded during summer/autumn 2012 in their native Sweden, the band has their minds set to break through on a world-wide basis with a tour that will see the band going back to the US as well as going to Japan for the first time. “We will put a lot of effort into the US for our new tour. We will start in Scandinavia in February, then we head to the US and Canada. Coming back end of April to do UK and then Europe and Japan will follow with Festivals in the summer and then South America to kick off in the autumn,” continues Sweet.
The new album sees Crashdiet going in a heavier and more live direction musicwise. “The Savage Playground is our playground, its the beginning and the end, its the place where we eat and breed,” tells Martin Sweet. “We thought the time was right for us to do an edgier and not so polished sounding album, kinda like what we sound like live. It’s more organic and rough sounding. And of course we’re always evolving as musicians and like to try new ways of expressing ourselves, and that can most definitely be heard this album.”
Courtesy of www.sleazeroxx.com