Image for EXCLUSIVE: Stream The Birds Of Satan’s Self-Titled Debut LP

EXCLUSIVE: Stream The Birds Of Satan’s Self-Titled Debut LP

Written by Nastassia Baroni on April 7, 2014

The Birds Of Satan, side project of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, are gearing up to release their self-titled debut to the world this Friday, April 11th, but today Music Feeds are treating Australian fans with an exclusive first listen, right here.

The Birds of Satan line-up was formed out of Hawkins’ touring cover band Chevy Metal, who pay tribute to acts like Black Sabbath, Van Halen and Queen. The band features Hawkins, on drums as well as shared vocal duties, Wiley Hodgden on bass and vocals and Mick Murphy on guitar.

The outfit recorded their self-titled seven-track debut mostly during a one-week session at Dave Grohl‘s Studio 606. Grohl even guests on a few tracks and shares a couple of songwriting credits, including the nearly 10-minute blistering opener, The Ballad of the Birds of Satan.

The trio also got help from fellow Foos Pat Smear and touring keyboardist Rami Jaffee, Butch Vig, Drew Hester and current Yes frontman Jon Davison, Hawkins’ friend since childhood. According to Billboard, Hawkins described the Birds’ approach as a “mélange” of influences, including but not limited to Van Halen, Queen, Jane’s Addiction, David Bowie and The Police.

“I hope it’s not so on-the-nose that people go, ‘Oh, they’re just trying to sound like Van Halen’ or ‘They’re trying to sound like Queen’,” explained Hawkins. “But it’s there. I’m under the influence, no question. It’s in my DNA.”

Listen: The Birds Of Satan – The Birds Of Satan

More On Music Feeds

News

12 Rising Acts That Could Be The Festival Headliners Of Tomorrow

A new study has found that festival headliners are getting older and older.

News

AC/DC Are Finally Putting Their Music On Streaming Services

It’s actually happening — beloved Aussie rockers AC/DC have finally agreed to have their music available on music streaming platforms such as Spotify, Rdio and Apple Music.

News

Muscles Cancels ‘I Believe In Unicorns’ National Tour

Melbourne producer Muscles has cancelled his I Believe In Unicorns national tour after announcing it less than two weeks ago.

News

Rick Astley’s Cover Of ‘Uptown Funk’ Is Surprisingly On Point

We promise this isn’t a rickroll: Never Gonna Give You Up singer Rick Astley has indeed covered Mark Ronson‘s hit single Uptown Funk, and he’s done it at an ’80s-inspired festival, without Bruno Mars, but backed by an electronic disco ball.

Music Videos

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis’ London Studio Tour

UK family band Kitty, Daisy & Lewis are bound for Splendour In The Grass in only a few weeks time, and the siblings have prefaced their Australian trip with an intimate tour of their studio.

News

Watch Freddie Mercury React To Kanye West’s Awful ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Cover

The world may have been without Queen frontman Freddie Mercury since November 1991, but thanks to the wonders of the internet, some genius has used footage of Freddie to show us how he might have reacted to Kanye West‘s recent cover of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody.

Around the web

This May Also Interest You