(Austin Weber introduces our premiere of a new single by NY’s Buckshot Facelift.)
For many of us, the metal scene is a family of its own, and when one of our own passes, we often try to pay tribute in some form, and in some situations help raise funds for their families who are left behind. As a band who have always viewed their local scene as their family, Buckshot Facelift are releasing a new song we’re premiering today called “Bobby Boy”, in honor of their local deceased friend Rob McAllister.
The song is a chaotic and interesting slice of weird, genre-bending grind, which is oddly the norm for Buckshot Facelift. It’s a raging elegy for a fallen comrade, one that’s played tightly, but in a free-flowing manner, cycling and rampaging through genres and passages with wild abandon like a drunken rhino on LSD.
The band recently released a fantastic new album, Ulcer Island, and “Bobby Boy” was a song recorded in the same sessions for that album, but saved for release until now to honor their friend as a stand-alone touching memorial.
To give you a bit more information on the song, its release, and the upcoming New York fest associated with it, here’s a short statement from Buckshot Facelift (and Artificial Brain) vocalist Will:
“The song “Bobby Boy” was written for Rob McAllister, who played guitar in the punk bands Capital and Iron Chic. He was a good friend to members of Buckshot and passed away a little over a year ago. We are playing on Saturday, May 27th, for his benefit show (Wild Fest Day 2) in Amityville, New York. The song was written and recorded in the same sessions as Ulcer Island with producer Keith Moore. We are posting it as a name-your-price download and all money collected goes directly to Rob’s widow and two kids.”
The event page and details can be found via the link listed below, and the Bandcamp link will allow you to download the single and make a contribution for the benefit of Rob McAllister’s family.