The Raymen: Death’s Black Train EP

Hank Ray and the Raymen

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water The Raymen spew out a vile dirty thick oil-slick from the depths of prehistoric mystery in the form of Death’s Black Train.

It contaminates the lake and leaves you paralyzed with fear on the swimming platform.

This bullet from Berlin does not relent. From the dark and driving ‘Flame On’ to ‘Long Tall Shadow’, the EP delivers the corpse of Psycho/Country/Death/Swamp/Blues Billy in a jacked-up metal flake hearse to Baron Frankenstein’s laboratory. It gives you no choice; it demands to live and drives you to the very edge of sanity as the sparks of electricity fly from the turntable.

With fifteen albums since 1985 under their belt of shrunken heads, this hoodoo voodoo blend proves beyond doubt that lunacy lives and fear still lurks in these dark and dangerous velvety vinyl grooves.

No, they’re not a “Cramps wannabe band” but Hank Ray’s dark haunting vocals call to you like the ghost of the dearly departed Lux Interior, beckoning you to cross over to the other, more mysterious, side of the universe. As you fall to your knees tearfully masturbating to ‘Weird Generation’, the vision of Interior will surely come to you as you climax during those final echoing beats.

Rudy Protrudi by Carl Byron Batson

‘City Of The Living Dead’ transports you into the kitschiest Zombie B-Movie you’ve ever seen whilst the reanimated cadaver of Johnny Cash slips a guitar on one last time for ‘Death Black Train’. And when you think this cake just can’t be iced, The Fuzztones’ very own Rudi Protrudi provides backing vocals on the haunting ‘Long Tall Shadow (With Fire Eyes)’.

Marzipan with royal icing and fucking cherries on top.

If you don’t buy it you will die, if you do buy it you will die.
You may as well buy it and die happy.

Band Members
Hank Ray – Vocals
Tex Napalm – Guitar
T-Base – Bass
Tommy Favorite – Drums
Additional musicians
Rudi Protrudi – Backing Vocals on “Long Tall Shadow With Fire Eyes”

3 sleeves, 5 songs, 10 years, 12 inches – The Raymen are back!
Death’s Black Train is limited to 300 copies total. 25x toeterlein edition; 50 x mailorder edition; 225 regular. Comes in 3 different sleeves.

1. Flame On 2:26
2. City Of The Living Dead 2:52
3. Weird Generation 3:17
4. Death Black Train 2:51
5. Long Tall Shadow 4:55

Out on December 6th. For pre-order info, please write to info@houndgawd.com

UPDATE 19/11/2012:

Having just had a privileged listen to some preview tracks from the forthcoming Sinister Furniture album, expectant fans and music lovers everywhere can be assured that something very special is coming their way. Whether you want to twist, bop or ‘gator around the floor, this album promises to deliver all your heart’s desires.

Get your orders in now to avoid total disappointment which may well lead to severe depression and possibly suicide; and we wouldn’t want that now would we?

 

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Carl Byron Batson
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Photographer, published poet, former party animal, body builder, grave robber to the stars and renowned chainsaw juggler, Carl can often be spotted on his Harley Davidson pretending to be in Terminator 2. He is also frequently seen in the press pits of old London town, camera in hand, avoiding being hit by bottles of wee and crippling his opposition with secret Kung Fu moves.

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