Mobile Deathcamp readies new albumWritten by Mighty Wyte (Matt Feher) | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Mobile Deathcamp is a wicked national band from Toledo — a working, touring metal band with a record deal and a new album.
“Clear and Present Anger” officially releases this November on Turkey Vulture Records. To avoid relying wholly on any record label, MDC has been digitally distributing the album via online distributors and mobiledeathcamp.net.
During a recent interview with the band at its practice location, guitarist/vocalist Todd Evans spoke to the addition of drummer Dave Martin.
“Dave joined Boe [Skadeland] and me back in April. We worked with Dave so that he could play 50 minutes of the older songs with us. Once he was caught up we started working on new music,” he said.
According to MDC bassist Skadeland, the music on the new album is “better than the last batch.” With the sophomore slump vanquished, MDC’s new material pounds face.
“We feel that this record captures the energy and spirit of early speed metal,” Evans said.
What’s the difference between this and the last album?
“Well, for starters, we’re eating more Mexican food now that Dave is in the band,” Evans laughed. “But seriously, Dave has ‘punk foot’ and that’s really let us step things up. The new music is definitely more intense than the last.”
With its new “punk foot” drummer, MDC’s new record captures the speed metal sound when it was at a critical crossover point.
“People who like Slayer, Agnostic Front, D.R.I. will like this record. It sounds like speed metal when it first broke, before it was considered thrash metal,” Evans said.
MDC is focusing on one of the hardest things to conquer — its hometown.
“We are always letting people know where we come from. When we go out and tour we’re always wearing something that says ‘Toledo’,” Evans said. “We are just trying to gain mutual support here.”
MDC made sure to include at least one radio-ready single on its new album.
“We covered Thin Lizzy’s ‘Emerald’ on this record,” Skadeland said. “There’s no reason this shouldn’t be all over 104.7 or The Riff. It’s radio-friendly and fits their formats perfectly.”
MDC will resume touring this fall, starting with its record release show slated for early November.
“We are going to start touring again and our goal is to hitch our trailer to another big band’s hitch,” Evans said. “We want to be able to roll into a town like Wichita on a Tuesday night and play for a large crowd.”
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