With a middle finger proudly raised to your average schmuck and the mundane lifestyle they idly peddle, punk as fuck glam cult heroes SPiT LiKE THiS have returned amped to shove the metal right up all them tight asses with their 2nd full-length ‘Normalityville Horror’. Produced by Grammy-nominated Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest, Ozzy, Anvil) getting this hot-rod out the gates was no easy task but 2 years after its conception and 18 months after it was recorded, ‘Normalityville Horror’ is ready to burn rubber and take an already well-established underground band into top gear.
Since their inception in 2001, the band’s tireless and resourceful DIY ethic has gained them a great deal of attention from within and without the music world. Vocalist Lord Zion and bassist Vikki Spit’s incredibly successful t-shirt line ‘Smell Your Mum’ has famously caught the eye of Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee, and has seen them featured in major publications such as Bizarre Magazine and Skin Deep. This isn’t to forget that over the years they’ve shared the stage with the likes of Iron Maiden, Alice Cooper, Slayer, Twisted Sister, and the New York Dolls, but to name a few. Known for their provocative and theatrical performances, they were voted one of the top ten highlights of Hard Rock Hell III, beating out an entire roster of high profile while bands Kerrang! readers voted them number eight in the best unsigned band category.
Axe-wielder Rob Riot joins their ranks for while Vile Gilez returns to hold down the beat in what could be described as the unholy matrimony of The Cramps and The Damned in a sleazier metallic re-write of the Rocky Horror Picture Show hosted by Robin Black. But this isn’t cheesy, manufactured, flavour-of-the-month rockabilly; it’s the unbastardised, in your face spirit of rock and roll, fists up and ready to rumble.
Having already gained a great deal of praise for the unmastered version of the album they sent around to select press last year, 2012 has plenty of big things in store, including a triumphant return to both Hard Rock Hells. Expanding upon their already strong cult following (judging by the sheer number of people with their logos permanently inked on them – you can find a gallery on their website – they’re quite the dedicated crowd) SPiT LiKE ThiS and ‘Normalityville Horror‘ will doubtlessly see the band recruiting and converting legions more to their filth-mongering, trash-talking rock and roll ranks.