ANDI DERIS & BAD BANKERS
Andi Deris&Bad Bankers
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Andi Deris is a name that stands by itself. Being the lead singer of one of the greatest and most popular heavy metal bands worldwide, Helloween, there is not much too add when it comes to Andi Deris’ musical achievements.
Now, Andi Deris returns with his first solo album since 1999. Not so much a solo effort in its original sense but recorded in a band envoirement to achieve a real band feeling. “Million Dollar Haircuts On Ten Cent Heads” will be released on November 22nd, 2013 via earMUSIC.
Written and composed by Andi Deris himself, “Million Dollar Haircuts On Ten Cent Heads” has a crispy, modern sound to it. The diverse, high class production is snotty, dirty and brutally honest. A healthy mixture of the recent sounding Helloween records combined with “Master Of The Rings” tradition (Andi´s first Helloween fronted album) and it features some extra ordinary Hendrix-like guitar sounds.
Recorded together with his band “The Bad Bankers”, Andi Deris criticises the grievances of the economic system and its corruption. Although the topic may seem a bit dull, the heavy guitar riffs and Andi Deris’ recognizable voice clearly make a point: “fuck banks, fuck managers, fuck bankers”. Explains Andi Deris: “Obviously we despise everything around banks, managers and bankers who are clearly responsible for the shit that goes on nowadays (and most certainly in our future), so it felt very good to vocally tell them what we think about them. Sure, therefore it´s highly explicit but hey… who gives a f***. That’s what they deserve... and it helps the music to really kick some ass.” Who would have thought that a bank crisis could result in something lik this?
Andi Deris (Bad Vocals, Bad Guitars)
Nico Martin (Bad Guitars)
Jezoar Marrero (Bad Bass)
Nasim López-Palacios (Bad Drums)