Doll Hazard’s debut album ‘Transatlantic Meltdown’ now available in digital format
Doll Hazard featuring Suicide Bombers‘ frontman Chris Damien Doll and Dirtbag Republic drummer/singer Sandy Hazard have finally released their debut album Transatlantic Meltdown in digital format. The album was released back in November 2017 and was kept under wraps until just before the release date.
Sleaze Roxx had the privilege of conducting the first interview ever with Doll Hazard and asked Doll and Hazard how long their project had been secretly going on. Hazard replied: “We were pretty excited about how things were coming along, but we wanted to keep it quiet until it was finished. We also didn’t want to detract from our other band releases [Dirtbag Republic’s ‘Downtown Eastside’ and Suicide Bombers’ ‘Suicide Idols’] that were coming out earlier this year. I think Chris and I discussed this around December 2015 and worked out the logistics of how to do the recording, working with the huge time differences, etc. A lot of preparation went into making sure the recording process would be as painless as possible.
Doll added: “Thanks! In a word YES! There have been so many times throughout the process where I have been dying to tell people. Especially when I’ve been hard at work with Doll Hazard and someone needed me for something I had to decline, but not wanting to take away focus from our main band’s releases was the reason and after that we were kinda set in it and thought we’d keep it under wraps until it was ready. Not the usual deal for people like us, but we made the right decision. We’ve been visiting the thought of doing something together for years, but it has always been more of a “Man, if we lived in the same city, we could do something” thing, so it was never seriously pursued. This time, the technology was there, we had the free time and we were able to get serious about it. We are both so glad we did.”
Sleaze Roxx stated the following in its review of Transatlantic Meltdown:
“The surprise union of Suicide Bombers‘ frontman Chris Damien Doll and Dirtbag Republic drummer/singer Sandy Hazard as Doll Hazard is a very intriguing one. Both singers are arguably the leaders and chief architects behind their respective groups. Each of their respective bands have released new studio albums earlier this year — Suicide Bombers with Suicide Idols and Dirtbag Republic with Downtown Eastside — which are arguably some of this year’s best records. Perhaps the most intriguing thing for me about their union is that each brings something that the other lacked.
As much as I love Dirtbag Republic‘s Downtown Eastside, it’s kind of one dimensional in that Hazard, lead guitarist Mick Wood and company deliver very enjoyable pedal to the metal sleazy rocker after another — but with no great variation from one song to another. In fact, there appears to be a bit of a formula or blueprint for the songs on Downtown Eastside and it’s followed almost to a T each time. And as much as I love Suicide Bombers‘ Suicide Idols — which had way more variety than Dirtbag Republic‘s Downtown Eastside — I felt that it would have been nice for the songs to be sped up a little more. This is where Hazard could help Doll and vice-versa. I was pretty sure that Hazard‘s presence would mean speedier punk like songs and having Doll on board would mean some more variety and some cool guitar riffs. And that is exactly what has happened as Doll and Hazard have essentially helped shore up each other’s — for lack of better word — “weaknesses.””
Doll Hazard‘s Transatlantic Meltdown album teaser:
Get our debut album here! – http://www.dollhazard.com10 songs of pure dirty rock n’ roll!