Thrash Hits

January 9th, 2009

2009 Album Preview: Gallows – Grey Britain

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Gallows
Grey Britain
Warner Brothers
ETA Spring 2009

What they’re saying
Simon Neil of Biffy Clyro, Eva Spence of Rolo Tomassi and Liam Cormier of Cancer Bats are supplying some guest vocals on the album. Gallows are calling in their mates to help them out.

Liam Cormier told Kerrang!

There’s some serious mid-’90s hardcore groove on the album. This is the first time that we have heard any of their new songs, and it sounds great. It’s awesome to be a part of what we might call one of the most anticipated punk rock albums in UK history!

Simon Neil told Kerrang!

I did some singing on the outro of a track called ‘Graves’. I already knew GGGarth as he worked with us on [Biffy Clyro’s 2007 album] Puzzle and it was great to see him again. I know everyone in camp Biffy think Gallows are really special. It’s great to have a bond between both camps!

Thrash Hits verdict
Gallows are the great white hopes for British punk rock. They have had every opportunity to succeed opened up for them and as such, this puts a lot of pressure on their shoulders. The songs that we’ve heard Gallows play live sounded heavier but, as you know, we think metal is a Good Thing and all the songs fitted in seamlessly alongside their existing songs.

We reckon that with a major label backing these songs and the band touring the hell out of the album again (they’re already confirmed for The Vans Warped Tour 2009) the Gallows machine will conquer all.

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