Punk band Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes are touring to promote their third album, End of Suffering.
Recorded in six months during the London heatwave last year, End Of Suffering - named after the Buddhist term for enlightenment- is described as “the sound of a band entering an entirely new realm of the senses, a 40-minute rock’n’rollercoaster of molten-hot bangers, scorched-soul ballads and grunge lullabies laced through with a lacerating lyrical honesty”.
Blimey, you forget just how hot it was last summer.
The band worked with George Ezra and Jack Savoretti’s producer Cam Blackwood and engineer Alan Moulder (Nine Inch Nails/Queens Of The Stone Age).
“I saw an amazing bit of graffiti during the Paris riots which said, ‘We’ve cut off heads for less than this’” said Frank.
“I loved that attitude. People are sick of being force fed doom and gloom.”
The album, released on International Death Cult, also comes complete with a video directed by long-time collaborator Ross Cairns, who has also directed videos for Biffy Clyro and Queens Of The Stone Age.
Expect plenty of fury on the new album, alongside a fair amount of paranoia and existential despair.
The album also features Tom Morello from Rage Against the Machine as a guest guitarist on the track Tyrant Lizard King.
The two reconnected after many years at Resurrection Festival in Spain last summer, where Frank infamously sang the Rage classic Killing In The Name to a 40,000-strong crowd, finishing the track with a stage dive.
Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes play 92 Burton Road, Sheffield on Monday (February 18). 92burtonrd.com