The BulletBoys are back. Marq Torien and company have just unleashed “D-Evil,” the first video and single from their forthcoming album From Out Of The Skies, and it’s a blistering hot, heavy metal tour de force. That alone should help put BulletBoys back on the map, but if it doesn’t perhaps the fact that the song features guest vocals from Jesse Hughes of Eagles of Death Metal will. Especially since Jesse’s vocals are so prominent in the mix. It almost sounds like an Eagles of Death Metal song with Marq Torien on guest vocals. I suppose that could rub some BulletBoys fans the wrong way, but has Marq ever made the same album twice? No, he always finds new and interesting things to do, as opposed to the classic heavy metal bands that just try to re-create their hit albums over and over again. I will admit that many of them wind up making some killer albums that way, but my ears tend to like new sounds and that’s one of the reasons that BulletBoys remain one of my favorite bands. They were never really heavy metal anyway. They were more like Aerosmith and Van Halen. Ted Templeman of VH fame even produced BulletBoys classic debut album.
If you ask me, BulletBoys should’ve been as big as Guns ‘N’ Roses. And they were for a short time when their early singles like “Smooth Up In Ya” and “For the Love of Money” were all over MTV. In fact, if you ask me BulletBoys would be the perfect band to open for G ‘N’ R on their next tour. I’d love to see that happen. In the meantime, I’ll be watching the video for “D-Evil” on repeat.
From Out Of The Skies drops via Frontiers Records on March 23, 2018. Press release: