500 x black. With exclusive B-side track “I Want To Conquer The World”.
Speedtrap’s sophomore album, Straight Shooter, will hit the shops September 11th via Svart Records, and the new single, also titled Straight Shooter, will be made available on vinyl on June 12th, also via Svart Records. The single will also be available on the band’s High Speeding Through Europe 2015 tour, which begins on May 30th from Sweden’s Muskelrock and continues at breakneck speeds through 15 other European cities.
Speedtrap’s debut album, Powerdose, took many by surprise and left many established acts eating dust on several end-of-the-year lists in 2013. Metal Hammer called it “metal fed on a diet of Motorhead and alcohol, Exciter and suspect powders – high octane and hellbent for leather” while InvisibleOranges.com considered it a “fist-raising triumph.” Since then, Speedtrap have performed across the European continent and also gone through some lineup changes: Jaakko Hietakangas (ex-Ranger) has joined the ranks as second guitarist, and Antti Salminen has taken up bass duties while earlier bassist Markus Hietamies has switched to the drum-set.
Even though Speedtrap still are a loud, obnoxious bunch of catchy riff-mongers with no regard for speed limits, Straight Shooter also showcases the band’s ability to push the envelope and, with their new dual-guitar setup, write memorable songs that twist and turn like a drag racer on LSD.