Glam, Sleaze & Hair Metal Maniacs!
80’s Metal is Alive & Kickin’. We all crave the days of the mid-’80s and that electric sound and vibe that those amazing albums brought us and we think PLATINUM OVERDOSE has nailed it. Consisting of MATT THORR (Rough Cutt) on Rhythm Guitars, Steve Philbrook (Brass Kitten) on Vocals, Lance V. (Producer) on Bass and Rick Mead (Syre) on lead guitars – the guys pack an 80’s Metal bang with every track which you can get a sample of each on the ten-song album on the pre-order page. Just click the play button on the embedded player and feast on some pure 80’s magic.
In terms of how Platinum Overdose came to be, bassist Lance V. stated in an interview to Sleaze Roxx “Yes, I am the architect behind the project and I produced the album. It really started from me listening to some old demos of someone I worked with back in the early ’90s who passed away, and I thought, “What a shame it is that these songs never got recorded or saw the light of day.” So it started off with just wanting to record a couple of songs and put them out. I also really wanted it to sound the ’80s. I wanted that Ratt, Dokken, Mötley Crüe guitar sound, big drums layered in reverb — just that big over the top type sound and feeling I got from listening to all the great ’80s bands.
I’ve been friends with Matt Thorr for nearly 20 years and have so much admiration for his work in Rough Cutt and Jailhouse as well as co-writing Ratt’s “Back For More.” I approached him first and once he agreed to join me on the journey, we were off. I don’t think people really know how talented Matt really is. There isn’t much he can’t do and I was floored at what a great rhythm guitar player he was. In my mind, he is a musical prodigy. After the first two songs were rough mixed, I knew we had something good and we decided to go for a whole ten song album. We worked on it for nine months and finally got it where I wanted it to be and we as a band are all very happy with the result. We hope the listeners will enjoy it.”
ALBUM SHIPS AUG. 30, 2019
FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN PRE ORDERING THE DIGITAL ALBUM AND RECEIVING THE FIRST 2 SINGLES IMMEDIATELY CAN DO SO EXCLUSIVELY ON BANDCAMP.
This album will not be released as single-song downloads and will not be available on any streaming platform.