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If You Crossed Ministry With The Sex Pistols You’d Get The Joy Thieves! Check Out The American Parasite Video!

If You Crossed Ministry With The Sex Pistols You'd Get The Joy Thieves! Check Out The American Parasite Video!

The Joy Thieves is an ever-expanding industrial/punk/hard rock collective that includes current, former, and touring members of bands such as Ministry, Stabbing Westward, The Rollins Band, Killing Joke, Pigface, Revolting Cocks, <PIG>, David Bowie, Machines of Loving Grace, Marilyn Manson, Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, KMFDM, Naked Raygun, Foetus, My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, Blue October, Pegboy, Nitzer Ebb, Die Krupps, White Zombie, and many more.

The Joy Thieves have come a long way since their ‘This Will Kill That’ debut waaay back in the pre-pandemic times. These troubled times make for troubled art, and the band’s first full length offering, ‘American Parasite,’ finds the band in violent, acerbic form.

With ‘American Parasite’ The Thieves have departed from their standard modus operandi of having a different vocalist front every track; the new album finds the mighty Chris Connelly (Ministry, Murder Inc., FiniTribe, The Damage Manual, RevCo) fronting every track. This time around the songs are also harder, faster and angrier, with Connelly describing the album as; “…Everything I wished I could have done with Ministry… It’s like being hosed down with lava…”

The Joy Thieves have always enjoyed an ever-changing lineup, and this time is no exception. New to the party this time around are drummer Paul Ferguson (Killing Joke, Warrior Soul), guitarist Chris Haskett (The Rollins Band, David Bowie, Iggy Pop), guitarist John Haggerty (Naked Raygun, Pegboy), drummer Joe Haggerty (The Effigies, Pegboy), songwriter Scott-David Allen (The Burying Kind, A Covenant of Thorns), and Grant Sutton(Jumpsuit, Monster Trux, The Party Downers).

Released on 23 July, ‘American Parasite’ is available to pre-order NOW! Each CD comes with a signed photo of a random Joy Thief (five to collect). We also have a small number of deluxe sets which feature the complete set of five photos. As an extra special incentive, everyone that orders ‘AP’ through Armalyte’s Bandcamp page will also receive a copy of ‘Disaster Film’ – a brilliant live audio and video document charting the first ever Joy Thieves live session.

AP is also available to order on Amazon USA and Amazon UK.PRE-ORDER HERE!

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Bobby Caughron

Bobby Caughron is a music journalist and Editor-In-Chief for XS ROCK. He began a life-long fan of hard rock and metal music after hearing KISS as a kid. He is still an avid fan of the 80s metal scene and continues to discover and write about new music in all rock genres today.

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