Friday, October 2, 2015

Rock crew Bugs Skully releases debut EP 'Rabbit'

The heavy metal project called Bugs Skully have released their debut EP album, “Rabbit.” The record contains five original Bugs Skully songs with an approximate total listening time of over 20 minutes, making for a comprehensive introduction to this explosive, dynamic, and creatively nostalgic rock group. A time bridge connecting the hardest music of the 1980s with the hardest lifestyle of the 1930s, “Rabbit” stands as proof that Bugs Skully can bring harder metal than prohibition would ever have allowed.

Asked to describe their artistic goals, Bugs Skully is clear and concise: “[We're] bringing back guitar-driven '80s metal tracks.”

And brought them they have.

Citing musical influences such as Guns N' Roses, Motley Crue, Aerosmith, AC / DC, Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big, Racer X) and Yngwie Malmsteen, Bugs Skully are what fans of these titans of rock have been waiting for. What is more, they've brought in a clutch of musicians who aren't afraid to work with the shady likes of Bugs beyond the long arm of Johnny law. Such featured artists include Guns N' Roses alum Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal on two tracks, Warlord's Mark Zonder, the Steve Vai Band's Philip Bynoe, YouTube sensation Juan “The Beast” C. Rodriguez, and popular performer/songwriter Chris Hodges.

“Rabbit” is the most prominent official release from Bugs Skully to date, the first glimpse coming in the form of summer 2013's “Cheap Regret” single, which garnered a fair following for the band and prepared them for the achievement that is the “Rabbit” EP. The single remains significant in the wake of “Rabbit” as it remains available but is not included on the newer record.

Thematically, “Rabbit” plays with common (and uncommon) heavy metal elements such as journeys beneath haunting full moons, the “enchantment” of witches, the interplay of hunter and hunted, the dangers of solitude, and “Halloween,” a closing track which the band calls “an ode to the things that go bump in the night.”

“Rabbit” from Bugs Skully is available online worldwide. Get in early, heavy metal fans.

Bugs Skully is a Dave Polites music project.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer

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