EMIL BULLS release their new album ‘Mixtape’ on 24th May via AFM Records.
EMIL BULLS have released their new video for single ‘You Should See Me In A Crown’ (Billie Eilish Cover) and you can check out the video here:
With their new album due out 24th May, the EMIL BULLS prove themselves to be one of the most versatile and positively unpredictable bands in the genre. With their new release ‘Mixtape’, the five-piece has given a fresh metallic touch to their own personal favourite rock and pop songs and rebuilt them in their own inimitable style.
The band has refined their recognizable signature sound and earned the status of one of the most independent, popular and successful formations in the metal scene, not only in Germany.
After their last studio album “Kill Your Demons” and two sold-out tours, Christoph von Freydorf (vocals, guitar), James Richardson (bass), Stephan Karl “Moik” (guitar), Andy Bock (guitar) and Fabian Feet (drums) didn´t rest on their laurels but wanted to take their fans by surprise by releasing this hugely entertaining covers album.
“Between working on our albums we still have to blow off in other ways to dissipate our excess energy,” explains vocalist Christoph about the emergence of ‘Mixtape’. “So we decided to cover the songs to that we listened when we were young, in the 80’s and 90’s and which inspired us to make music by ourselves. On the other hand, we did not just want to confine ourselves to the most formative songs of our musical socialisation, but we venture to sprinkle in even modern bands and artists”.
After a long selection process and out of more than 300 songs, the 14 most favoured remained, these were subjected to a distinctive EMIL BULLS makeover – from millionfold streamed hits from Eminem feat. Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars and Billie Eilish up to classics like ‘Rebel Yell’ by Billy Idol, ‘Where Is My Mind?’ PIXIES, ‘Every You Every Me’ PLACEBO, or ‘We Built This City’ by Starship – names that are usually not mentioned in the same breath with EMIL BULLS. But that´s what it´s all about. Bursting musical limits and being off the beaten track.
“In the past, I always recorded mixtapes for long car trips,” continues Christoph, “a colourful mix of all conceivable styles and artists. Exactly this variety we wanted to transport with this album. It was about translating other artist´s musical language into our own. The biggest challenge was creating something unique without loosing the original´s special character”.
A tightrope walk which EMIL BULLS mastered perfectly together with reliable producer Benny Richter (CALIBAN, MOONSPELL). In the hot summer of 2018 they hunkered down in a holiday home deep in the middle of nowhere, to improve their fresh interpretations.
“It was an extremely instructive experience,“ reported von Freydorf. “Although it was hard work, we got a kick out of doing this. We figured out a lot about other artist´s songwriting and tried many things we’ve never done before.“