BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION – HERE COME THE BRIDES!:
January 27, 2004
BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, FEATURING NIKKI SIXX, TRACII GUNS, SCOT COOGAN AND LONDON LEGRAND, SIGN WITH SANCTUARY RECORDS
DEBUT ALBUM ‘HERE COME THE BRIDES’ SET FOR NORTH AMERICAN RELEASE ON MARCH 9, 2004
The evolution of hard rock and heavy metal takes another step forward with the formation of Brides of Destruction. The new quartet — featuring bassist Nikki Sixx, guitarist Tracii Guns, drummer Scot Coogan and vocalist London LeGrand — has signed with Sanctuary Records. ‘Here Come the Brides,’ the band’s debut album, is scheduled for North American release on March 9, 2004.
Brides of Destruction signed a three-album deal with Sanctuary through Sixx’s company 12-11 Productions.
The nine songs on ‘Here Come the Brides’ include: “Shut the F**k Up,” “I Don’t Care,” “I Got a Gun,” “2 X Dead,” “Brace Yourself,” “Natural Born Killers,” “Life,” “Revolution” and “Only Get So Far.”
‘Here Come the Brides’ was produced by Steve Bruno and mixed by Steve Thompson, known for his production work with Metallica, Guns N’ Roses and Korn. Drummer Kris Kohls, a member of Adema, plays on half of ‘Here Come the Brides.’ “Shut the F**k Up” has been used in a skateboard video shot by Drew Stone of Stone Films.
The talent and past success the members of Brides of Destruction bring with them to this band is a cause for celebration in the world of heavy rock.
Sixx was the founding member and primary songwriting force behind Motley Crue, the most successful hard rock band of the 1980s. After bursting out of and then dominating the Los Angeles hard rock and heavy metal scene that exploded more than 20 years ago, Sixx and Motley Crue have sold more than 40 million copies of landmark albums such as ‘Shout at the Devil,’ ‘Theatre of Pain,’ ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’ and ‘Dr. Feelgood.’ Their wild, decadent, rock-star lifestyle became legendary — shaming all previous, supposed masters of excess.
Guns shot to fame with his band L.A. Guns. The band’s 11 albums have sold more than 6 million copies worldwide. Their biggest hit single was “The Ballad of Jayne.” Guns was a founding member of Guns N’ Roses but left and was replaced by childhood friend Slash. He has worked with the likes of Motorhead, Johnny Thunders and the Misfits, and he co-founded the supergroup Contraband with UFO guitarist Michael Schenker. Guns’ skills and diversity has led to a great deal of work as a session guitarist in LA.
Coogan, after hitting some dead ends, got his big break when he landed the gig as the touring drummer for the boy band All 4 One. He also became an in-demand session player and touring drummer for other artists. Coogan has played with Pete Yorn, Sinead O’Connor and Otep to name a few. Guns saw him play and after an electrifying studio jam, he was hired on the spot.
LeGrand is a total unknown, but he is obviously something special to hold his own with Sixx, Guns and Coogan. His restless, vagabond background and frustrating music experiences in Georgia ultimately led to a move to LA where he met Sixx and Guns. He won’t be anonymous for much longer as the frontman for Brides of Destruction, which Sixx calls a “band of underdogs.”
Brides of Destruction plays rock ‘n’ roll the way it was meant to be played: sweaty, sticky, sleazy and savage. The universe has now been sufficiently warned. Watch out, because ‘Here Come the Brides’!
Eleanor Blattel courtesy of Innate Music