METAL VETERANS FORM THE CURSED, PREPARE RELEASE OF THEIR DEBUT:
June 4, 2007
METAL VETERANS FORM THE CURSED, PREPARE RELEASE OF THEIR DEBUT, ‘ROOM FULLOF SINNERS’ JUNE 26TH VIA SCREAMING FERRET WRECKORDS
In the 1980’s, many New Jersey-based metalheads witnessed the emergence oftwo bands that rocketed out of the metal underground – Overkill and Hades.Come 2007, the leaders of each band – Overkill singer Bobby ‘Blitz’Ellsworth and Hades guitarist Dan Lorenzo – have joined forces in a newband, The Cursed, who are readying the release of their debut full-length,’Room Full of Sinners,’ on May 22nd , via the Screaming Ferret label.
Along with bassist Job the Raver and drummer Mike Cristi, the group spentmuch of the spring and summer of 2006 writing and rehearsing new material.
“Leven Als God in Frankrijk” brings to mind vintage Motorhead, while thealbum’s first single, “Evil, in the Bag” wouldn’t sound out of place onone of Black Sabbath’s early ’70s classic albums.
‘Room Full of Sinners’ also benefits greatly from the sound of a band thathasn’t been processed through ProTools – it sounds pretty darn close tostanding in the middle of the group’s rehearsal space while they let itrip. As a result, The Cursed will undoubtedly appeal to headbangers wholike their metal lean and mean.
Shock jocks Opie and Anthony have been among the band’s first supporters,as the duo has featured The Cursed music on both their website as well astheir radio show.
And according to Mediabase, since “Evil, in the Bag” was first serviced toradio in February, the song has been heard by an estimated 60,000 people.
The buzz on The Cursed will only grow stronger.