Swedish hard rockers SHOTGUN will release their new live album “Live – Down Decadencia Drive” on May 6 through Livewire/Cargo Records. A rocking new half breed of the original SHOTGUN MESSIAH is now releasing an in your face live album with all the songs from Shotgun Messiah’s highly acclaimed first album.
Is the result of this collaboration and a damn good live album that captures the nerve, the riffs, the attitude – and that straight-in-your-face-style that once was the trademark of SHOTGUN MESSIAH.
“Live – Down Decadencia Drive” track listing:
1. Squeezin Teazin
2. I’m Your Love
3. Bop City
4. Nowhere Fast
5. Dirt Talk
7. Shout It Out
8. Don’t Care Bout Nothin’
The album was mixed by Chris Laney at LaneyLand and mastered by Classe Persson at CRP Recordings.
ZINNY J. ZAN – Vocals
STIXX – Drums
ROB MARCELLO – Guitars
CHRIS LANEY – Bass
SHOTGUN MESSIAH was the pioneers of the glam and sleaze era back in the 80’s and one of the first acts to come out of Sweden to relocate to the U.S. and actually hit the charts and make a name for themselves. With extensive tours, press, radio and TV covering the entire U.S. under the belt for some years, SHOTGUN MESSIAH was worn out in 1993 and decided to call it quits.
Later in the 90’s you could find the former members in bands like MARILYN MANSON, TOM WAITS and ZAN CLAN.
Over the years some of the members in former SHOTGUN MESSIAH has been made aware by their fans that they never got to play their songs live for their supporters in Europe, Latin America or Asia.
Now 25 years after the release of their first album, two of the band’s biggest supporters contacted singer ZINNY J. ZAN and drummer STIXX in order for them to consider a reunion and actually get the opportunity to play these songs for one last tour. An opportunity for the supporters that once missed out to hear the songs live – but also for it to be captured and released as a live album.
THE CATCH, YOU SAY? These two hardcore supporters wanted to see the original line-up reform. Since that was a definite no-go they gladly volunteered to fill the two missing slots. The two fanboys happened to be none other than… Rob Marcello and Chris Laney.