Forged deep in the fiery pits of the underworld, the Battlesnake rises up to take the earth by storm….
The lovechild of Queen, Tenacious D, Judas Priest and Gwar, Battlesnake are a unique beast within the Australian music scene. The cult metallers are knocking at the door of what all underdogs dream of but few ever experience.
Just over a year ago they were playing at a small, sweaty dive bar in Sydney on a Sunday night. 10 months ago they opened for KISS and in April they did it again, hypnotising crowds everywhere they went as they opened for The Smashing Pumpkins and Jane’s Addiction…
So now what? Well for starters they dropped their self titled debut album on May 12 which has been receiving killer reviews everywhere – you can get that here: distrokid.com/hyperfollow/battlesnake/battlesnake
And they just released a video for the track Nazarene Extreme featuring some insane footage from said Pumpkins tour.
The band comment: “Nazarene Extreme’ and its accompanying music video are the result of a band with no money on tour with one of the biggest alternative rock bands in the world. The footage was recorded on a 2001 family-holiday handycam and features NWA professional wrestler Silas ‘Thrill Billy’ Mason slowly but surely ending the lives of each member of Battlesnake. Edited and recorded by our own Ben King.”
They continue: “This is a typical day in the life of Battlesnake, nothing out of the ordinary. We travel with our own entourage of professional wrestlers that we use for personal protection, we have one each. Although on this particular occasion, Thrill Billy, the ring leader and mightiest of all the wrestlers turned on us. He had had enough of our unreasonable demands so he beat the living daylights out of each and every one of us and broke us like twigs. Luckily our resident videographer Ben King was there to capture every moment.”
Fri, July 7: The Big Weekend, The Zoo, Brisbane
Sat, July 8: The Big Weekend, Solbar, Sunshine Coast
Fri, July 28: The Stag And Hunter, Newcastle
Sat, July 29: Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Thurs, August 3: Volta, Ballarat
Fri, August 4: Pelly Bar, Frankston
Sat, August 5: The Workers Club, Melbourne
Info at battlesnake.com.au