Dangerous Toys have about eight or nine new songs but some of them are not record ready

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Dangerous Toys have about eight or nine new songs but some of them are not record ready

Dangerous Toys and Broken Teeth frontman Jason McMaster was recently interviewed by Metal Mike for the 80’s Glam Metalcast podcast.

With respect to his new Cassius King project and new Dangerous Toys material, McMaster indicated (as provided by the 80’s Glam Metalcast podcast with slight edits): “I’m always working on new music. I’m busy, there’s a lot of things on my plate right now. I’ve got a new thing called Cassius King that I’m doing with these guys out of New Jersey. The record is called “Field Trip”. It’s coming out this year. There’s a lot of things I’ve been working on off and on. One of those would be new Dangerous Toys music. We haven’t written together in so long. We didn’t feel like there was a reason to. There’s a lot of bands from back then that kept it alive and kept it going. They had different versions, sometimes two versions of the same band out on the road. We didn’t do that. As far as I’m concerned, we’re still all original guys. To keep that credibility going, we just went at our own pace. If that meant not getting in a room to write together….so be it. We never broke up, we just pulled way back. We have like 8 or 9 songs. Maybe not all of them are record ready. It’s basically me and Scott [Dalhover] putting them together. I feel like it’s the sound of Scott’s guitar and my voice that makes the band. I think the rest of the guys would agree.”

Dangerous Toys played their new song “Hold Your Horses” on Day Two of the Rocklanta Festival, which was held in Atlanta, Georgia, USA on March 30, 2019.

In terms of 1991’s Operation Rock & Roll Tour with Judas Priest, Alice Cooper, Motörhead, Dangerous Toys, and Metal Church, McMaster stated: “Fun times on that. Touring with what would seem like our peers to everybody else, but we were on tour with our idols. We just stayed true to ourselves and stayed in our own world. We were sandwiched right between Metal Church and Motörhead. If you let it, it’s an uncomfortable place! I can understand why someone might call it “ill-fated” if your just talking about the numbers. The fans that went to it are still talking about it and think it was fucking awesome. It was the summer of 1991 and there were a lot of things going on. All the bands were either on Epic or Columbia which is all Sony. It was a last ditch effort for Sony to try and sell off their catalog that was slowing down. Priest and Cooper were kinda winding down from their records. We were out for blood. We thought this tour was the only way to get “Hellacious Acres” to sell at all. A year later, we were off the label. Maybe two or three of the dates fell out completely because of poor sales. Then there were a few other shows that were brought down to a smaller venue. At those dates, not all five bands played. For those it would be Toys, Priest, and Cooper. It was a total mind screw. I know fans were pissed and I was too because I wanted Motörhead and Metal Church there. The reason we stayed on the bill is because we were selling more records than them in the market we were at.”

You can listen to the interview with Jason McMaster on the 80’s Glam Metalcast podcast below: