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Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons recently dropped their new album Kings Of The Asylum.
If you’re not familiar with the name Phil Campbell, then you’re not a big enough Motorhead fan. The former guitarist of one of rock and roll’s most notorious bands has spent the last few years building up The Bastard Sons, a band he has formed with his three sons Todd, Dane and Tyla.
When charismatic and legendary Motorhead front man Lemmy passed away in late 2015, it was the end of an era. But with music coursing through his veins, Phil Campbell was not ready to set down the guitar and retire just yet.
With his ‘bastard sons’ on board, the band that was originally assembled mainly for fun has well and truly taken off.
HEAVY spent some time this week chatting with Todd Campbell, one of the band’s guitarists.
“A few years before Lemmy passed, we started playing doing covers mostly, as like a party band sort of thing, doing little mini tours. We were called the All Star Band at that point,” Todd explained to HEAVY. “We just slowly morphed into The Bastard Sons doing original material and it’s just a good outlet for Phil now, now that he doesn’t have Motorhead.”
Once the ball was rolling with The Bastard Sons, things gathered momentum relatively quickly and the band has been busy releasing music, as well as playing hectic festival circuits around Europe for the past two summers now.
Kings Of The Asylum is the band’s third studio album and it’s first with new vocalist Joel Peters.
“It just felt really natural with Joel, the fans have really taken to him. Full steam ahead, basically!” Todd smiles.
Kings Of The Asylum is out now via Nuclear Blast Records.
Listen to the full interview now to hear about what it was like for Todd growing up around
Motorhead, what it’s like to be in a “family band”, what to expect of the new album and more!