The Bulletboys Are Back with New Music and a National Tour
Cleopatra/Deadline Records to Release Elefante on June 9th World Wide
Coming Soon: “Rollover,” the first single to hit the airwaves, so stay tuned!!
Hollywood’s BulletBoys are back and ready to tear the house down with their new massive release Elefante, scheduled to take the world by storm on June 9. This long awaited album shows that the Bulletboys are unstoppable thanks to their suggestive “rock candy”- hard style and incredible vocals courtesy of singer and founding member Marq Torien, whose powerful voice hits every note perfectly but then takes it that little extra bit further to create his trademark sound. Says Marq, who is also responsible for lead guitar duties, “Can’t wait for our fans to hear this album. I put my heart and soul into this music…[It] has sick peaks and valleys … it is NOT a linear album, [it’s] a straight out labor of love that I’ve dedicated to my amazing father, all of our families and our unfaltering Bulletboys fans and friends.” Marq is not the only band member who gave his all to make this upcoming release a powerhouse: the rest of the guys ~ Nick Rozz (guitar), Chad MacDonald (bass) and Shawn Duncan (drums) all poured their blood, sweat, and tears into the group’s first album of original material since 2009.
Elefante was produced by Matt Thorne (Trapt/Disturbed) and Marq Torien and engineered by Ryan Greene (Alice Cooper/Lita Ford/Cheap Trick/Usher). The great Anthony Focx (Miley Cyrus/Aerosmith/Santana/Buckcherry) stepped up to master the album that’s already causing a major buzz, with tastemakers noting that the band has managed to preserve the best of their raunchy 80s style, ditch the rest, and somehow present that instantly identifiable sound, only all grown up. “Working with the Bulletboys was an amazing experience,” shares Greene. “Most singers from back in the 80s were pretty good but I will tell you Marq knocked it out of the park on this record. His power and passion was second to none and he can sing in tune! No auto-tune needed, he’s the real freakin’ deal. If you think for a second this is going to be some rehashed 80s record you are completely wrong!”
- The Villain
- Kin Folk
- Saving You From Me
- As Dumb As
- Superhuman Girl
- Drop Your Weapon
- Bitch Is Back
The BulletBoys are best known for their self-titled album that was released in 1988 on Warner Bros. Records and spawned two major hits: “Smooth Up In Ya” (I was obsessed with the song and video for months…and still have the original cassette!) and a remake of the O’Jays’ “For The Love Of Money,” followed by their next album, 1991’s Freakshow, noted for a cover of Tom Waits’ “Hang On St. Christopher,” “THC Groove,” and more. Both albums were produced by Ted Templeman. Also in 1991, BulletBoys covered Montrose’s “Rock Candy” for the Wayne’s World soundtrack.
The BulletBoys will be headlining a 3 month summer tour and details will be released very soon (check out some already-scheduled shows here). “Feel like I’m gonna jump out my skin … Can’t wait to take this on the road with the fellas!! All year!!! Hell yeah!!! Let’s do this!” And as any BulletBoys fan knows, Marq’s enthusiasm is contagious and translates into one killer performance after another, so catch the band live when they hit a stage near you.
Editor’s Note: Although no doubt we’ll be singing their praises [again!] with the release of Elefante, BulletBoys deserve kudos for some other projects they’re involved in as well: they are huge supporters of Rock Against MS (an amazing organization, thanks to the tireless efforts of their friend and ours, Nancy B. Sayle), are champions of Dr. Doghouse, Bully Crew Rescue, participate in USO meet and greets with the soldiers, and are involved in a bunch of other good causes…yet another example of hard rockers with heart, a combination we love!