TIMŌRĀTUS have gone in a new direction. Taking their unique metal sound, adding in a heavy dose of sarcasm and FUN, then hitting you over the head with a heavy dose of mediocre rock n’ roll. Why do I keep saying that? Well their new comedic metal album is titled, “My Life in a Mediocre Metal Band” and hits the streets on July 29th. You can preorder this great collection of METAL songs right here. It’s like hearing Extol join forces with The Locust, Devil Wears Prada, Faith No More, Bloody Sunday, and Weird Al all on one album.
The new album releases on July 29th and it’s a comedy metal album titled, My Life in a Mediocre Metal Band. The whole release is a comedic “inside look” at the struggles, joys and fun of being in a ‘mediocre’ metal band.
In total there are 7 songs and 3 interlude/skits that take a look at a different aspect of life in a metal band. From what it takes to have the best live show, to life on the road touring, to working day jobs to keep the band afloat.
Each member has their own identity and color such as, David “The Party” (orange), Courtney “The Style” (purple), Logan “The Redneck” (green), Mason “The Kid” (red), and finally “The Mystery” (blue). The joke for the bassist being that they can never find a consistent live bassist so it’s a rotating “mystery” on who the identity really is.
For the album, all the instrumentation and mixing was done by David Napier with the lyrics by both David and Courtney. The song Creative Control was instrumentally done by Eero Tertsunen of Renascent, The Slave Eye, and The Unworthy. Guest guitar solo in Day Jobs was done by Peter Watson of Elephant Watchtower.
The cover art was done by Garrett McGill as an homage to The Incredible Worlds of Wally McDoogle books by Bill Myers.