Having recently announced the release of their debut album Nothing But A Bitter Taste via Hostile Media on 18th August 2017, Belfast heavy metal trio Rabid Bitch Of The North have now released the first single from the forthcoming album!
‘The Missionary’ is digitally released today via iTunes, Deezer, Amazon mp3 and all other major digital platforms as well as streaming on Spotify. Listen to the song right now: https://open.spotify.com/album/5DHxpCqaDRF2hl1DzutLMf
The band explains that motive behind the song was to try and harness the bizarre excitement and feeling heavy metal fans first experience on finding the genre, seeing the first album covers of Maiden’s Eddie or the devilish artwork depicted on Ozzy and Dio records. Frontman Joe McDonnell explains, “It’s a song about the journey of discovering metal, searching out new bands and sounds, and then becoming part of the scene creating your own songs.”
Wearing their influences on their sleeves, quite literally, patched denim and all things NWOBHM is their art, they are the purveyors of traditional heavy metal. “Nothing But a Bitter Taste has essentially been several years in the making. For the first time in over 10 years of performing live we had to find time to take off, go to our studio, and do this album justice,” comments Joe. “Nothing But A Bitter Taste, is a concrete slab of that classic British sounding metal. It’s something straight off a NWOBHM compilation cassette. A varied spectrum of styles and tempos, and each track has its own story. It is heavy metal with rock n roll, but it is definitely progressive sounding from the previous EP and singles we’ve released.”
Nothing But A Bitter Taste will be released on a limited edition gatefold 3 panel digipack via Hostile Media on 18th August 2017 as well as digital via iTunes, Spotify, etc. Pre-order HERE!