Thursday, March 27, 2014

EP REVIEW: Bleeding Gasoline Self Titled EP, by Collin Brophy

Bleeding Gasoline is 5 piece Metal band from The Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Band members are Jason Finlay – (Vocals), Luke Miller – (Rhythm Guitar/Backing Vocals), Jamie Mackey – (Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals), Toby Burke – (Bass/Backing Vocals), Bradd Shickadance – (Drums).
Bleeding Gasoline was formed in the middle of 2012 after 2 Central Coast bands had called it quits. BG wrote and recorded 6 songs and did a secret show for a chosen few, just to see how they felt and the feed back the got back from the crowd was very positive. In January and February the guys hit the recording studio and recorded a 3 song EP which blew everyone away.  The self titled EP was released on the 11 of May 2013.
Now with the release of the EP, the guys in BG travelled and did as many shows as possible.  They travelled down to Canberra, Wollongong, Newcastle, The Central Coast and played in Sydney quite a few times. The guys in BG had the pleasure of supporting bands such as Twelve Foot Ninja (Melbourne), Death Audio (Melbourne), Tensions Arise (Sydney) as well as sharing the stage with numerous amazing bands.  The guys in the band show no signs of slowing down.

In December 2013 the guys re-entered the recording studio again, and recorded a 5 song EP. The band had played possibly their biggest show to date as part of a Central Coast festival, called The Reunion. They shared the stage with some of the countries best known bands such as King Parrot (Melbourne), The Snowdroppers (Sydney), Something With Numbers (Central Coast,) as well as a swag of local talent, many of whom are good mates.

On the 26 January 2014 the guys in BG shared the stage with some of the east coasts best metal and hard rock bands as part of an "Australia Day Extravaganza", down at The Valve Bar (Agincourt Hotel Sydney). The guys are now hoping to travel down to Melbourne and even up to Brisbane for some shows.

The self titled 3 song EP reminds me, at first listen, of Rob Zombie, crossed between Drowning Pool and Machine Head, which is a really cool mix. The EP is just over 13 minutes long and kicks into the songs Leech, Set Me Free and No Religion Here.  The songs are all really catchy and have a head banging groove to them.

Groove laden riffs, fist pumping drumming, pounding bass along with some very diverse vocals, make this an EP you just want to get off your arse and jump around and start a pit in your lounge room. This is one of those EP’s that makes you want to get into the music from start to finish.  The guys from BG should be very happy with this little gem that they have created. If this is their start for an up and coming album, then bring that album on! BG has a big future in front of them and this is going to be a huge year for them. I can’t wait for the new EP later this year.

BG will be releasing a brand new EP which is set for a massive EP launch at the beginning of June this year.  I can’t wait for the EP launch to hear what the boys have come up with and the guys from BG, I’m sure can’t wait for the fans’ response.

If you are a fan of Rob Zombie, Drowning Pool, Machine Head, just to name few, you will like BG. Check out their video for “No Religion Here” on YouTube ( I spoke with the vocalist and he said that the video they did for No Religion Here, was done up at Morisset’s old mental facility, which is on the Central Coast of NSW, Australia.  He said that the whole area was very creepy, and the surroundings suited the song very well.

Keep up the great work guys!

Published by Collin Brophy

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