Motörhead icon Phil Campbell says he has completed work on his debut record with his Bastard Sons.
Set for release in early 2018 via Nuclear Blast Records, Phil and his three sons Todd (guitar), Dane (drums) and Tyla (bass) plus vocalist Neil Starr recorded the album with producer Romesh Dodangoda in Cardiff and at Rockfield Studios in Monmouth.
Phil told Australian website The Rockpit: “We’ve done with (the album) now, we did the first three mixes yesterday and it's sounding brilliant, so we’ve just got to finish the mixes now and then it’s done.”
Heaping praise on Romesh Dodangoda, Phil added: “He’s a local guy from Cardiff, he’s done loads of records in the past. He did my guitars for Motörhead on ‘The World is Yours’ album, as when my Dad got sick I had to fly home from L.A.so I finished my guitars with Romesh. He’s pretty talented, an amazing lad.”
Since the interview, the producer has confirmed the mixes are now finished:
Explaining that the album is Welsh through and through, Phil continued to The Rockpit: “Yeah, I didn’t want to go travelling because I’ve got a lot on my plate at the moment with a few different things, so I didn’t want to go too far.
“So, we went to the famous Rockfield Studios in Monmouth in Wales and that’s only about an hour away. We went there for three or four days to do the drums and then a couple of weeks ago we were back to the studio in Cardiff. So, it’s all Welsh produce!”
Quizzed about whether, musically, it has parallels to the band’s self-titled EP, Phil said: “Because of all the touring involvement I think it’s gonna be a bigger sound I think. Everything will be bigger but it’s still classic rock with elements of punk in it.
“But it’s fantastic - best album you’ll hear in the next ten years! Honest to god, it’s huge the sound!”
Phil Campbell and Lemmy in 2015 © Getty Images
Having played four stadium shows with Guns N’ Roses this summer, Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons play support slots with Airbourne in November before playing Planet Rock presents Winter’s End on Friday 23rd February.
Airbourne tickets and select accommodation packages for Winter’s End are on sale from Planet Rock Tickets now.
See Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons at the following shows:
Bristol O2 Academy – Sat 11th (w/ Airbourne)
Glasgow O2 Academy – Mon 13th (w/ Airbourne)
Manchester Academy – Tue 14th (w/ Airbourne)
London Roundhouse – Wed 15th (w/ Airbourne)
Norwich UEA – Sat 18th (w/ Airbourne)
Oxford O2 Academy – Sun 19th (w/ Airbourne)
Sheffield O2 Academy – Mon 20th (w/ Airbourne)
Nottingham Rock City – Wed 22nd (w/ Airbourne)
Winter’s End, Sandford Holiday Park, Dorset – Fri 23rd