Famous Underground featuring Slik Toxik frontman Nick Walsh to release new EP in June
Canadian rockers Famous Underground featuring Slik Toxik lead vocalist Nick Walsh have announced to BraveWords that they will be releasing a new EP featuring five new tracks in June and a new single titled “The Dark One of Two” in May.
Famous Underground released their debut self-titled album way back in May 2011.
Since then, the group has only released one new single titled “Corrupted” along with a mish mash cover of Megadeth‘s “Peace Sells” and Bob Marley‘s “Get Up, Stand Up” back in or about February 2017.
In terms of the covers that Famous Underground play during their live shows, Walsh indicated in an interview with Sleaze Roxx back in December 2013: “First and foremost, the obvious thing is I have always been a Megadeth fan and we started playing that cover in our shows. I am also a huge Bob Marley fan — I don’t know if you saw that version online but we bust in to “Get Up Stand Up” in the middle of Megadeth’s “Peace Sells”, which is kind of an ironic mash up that not a lot of people would expect but to me there is a common thread with Bob Marley and what he sings about and what Dave Mustaine sings about and I thought the two would be a great fit. For Motörhead, the same thing — Laurie[-Anne Green] and I got on stage with an old friend of ours, Dee Cernile, before he passed away. He played guitar for Sven Gali and we were doing a benefit for him while he was suffering with his cancer. We were planning on getting up and doing a couple of songs. I always wanted to do that song as well and when I suggested that Dee said, “That would be great. I would love to do that song with you” — he always wanted to play it as well. So, when we did it and my other band members were in the audience — they weren’t on stage — they were like, “Oh my God! It was so killer! We got to do that song as a band!” So again, to answer your question, yes, we like the songs and have fun playing them.”
In an interview with Sleaze Roxx back in October 2015, Walsh was asked about Famous Underground‘s status to which he stated: “Honestly, we’re still working on new material. There’s about 15 songs written. As I had stated before in some — I don’t remember where it was — but some recent press over the summer, I hope to have about 18 to 20 to choose from and we’re hoping to bring it out next year sometime.”
Famous Underground‘s “Corrupted” single:
Famous Underground‘s “Peace Sells / Get Up, Stand Up” single: