Kentucky thrashers Belushi Speedball have just released their animated lyric video for the song "We're Not Thrashers, We're Hipster Posers" off their upcoming double EP Stella 1 and Stella 2. Inspired by a mean comment the band received on Youtube, the tongue-in-cheek song lampoons the gatekeeping culture that's all too common in metal social media discourse.
The band says, "The chorus is all about how we aren’t metal. Then, we end the song with us singing the chorus in a pop punk style, complete with generic 'whoas.'"
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About Belushi Speedball
There are bands who do things by the book…and then there is Louisville, KY’s own Belushi Speed Ball, who have successfully thumbed their collective nose at conformism since 2013. Belushi Speed Ball nominally play an aggressive brand of crossover thrash, but their focus on absurdity and unorthodox aesthetics allows them to stand in a category of their own creation.
Notorious for thrashing (and trashing) venues with their eccentric theatrical performances, every Belushi Speed Ball live experience is deliberately very different from the one prior. Their most recent performance, to paint a vivid picture, was a post-pandemic show where the band played from a moving van, visiting socially distanced bar patios while dressed in apocalyptic Mad Max attire. Each unique live experience is documented on the band's official youtube channel, " The Se ñ or Diablo Show ." In the words of Leo Weekly , “Watching a Belushi Speed Ball show is a lot like going to a pro wrestling event. There are costumes, outlandish characters and antics, raw energy and the key ingredient: an involved audience.”
Stella 1 and Stella 2 is a double EP set to release January 21st, 2021 via sonaBLAST! Records on CD, digital streaming, and tapestry. Alongside a veritable bevy of crossover bangers, this release features the brand new single "We Are Not Thrashers, We are Hipster Posers," which was written in response to a harsh youtube comment left in regards to Belushi Speed Ball's physical appearance. Says vocalist Senor Diablo in regards to this latest opus: “We are super excited to have worked with Joel Grind and Chase Bensing in producing our new double EP. Keeping with the theme of obscure media release, we are proud to present our new album with informational VHS on literal wall tapestry, in addition to CD and all streaming platforms.”
Stella 1 and Stella 2 was mastered by Joel Grind (of Toxic Holocaust) and recorded and mixed by Chase Bensing. Album art created by Mxtro Catpiss.
Belushi Speed Ball is:
Vinny - Guitar/Vocals
Senor Diablo - Vocals
Kyle - Guitar
Jazzy - Bass
Daniel Neel - Drums
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