Still fresh from a blast of a performance at Leeds & Reading festival in the UK, Turbonegro one of the biggest underground rock bands have been shaking up the punk scene in Oslo since the late 80's. They are releasing their follow up album to 'Scandinavian Leather', 'Party Animals'. "We've got 11 hits, all of them beautifully negative switchblade serenades" Euroboy, 2005. Dark catch, dangerous and oversexed. While "Scandinavian Leather" was recorded at their own Crystal Canyon Studio in Oslo, Turbonegro decided to bring in Steve McDonald as co-producer for "Party Animals"
Turbonegro's own their own words: "Most rock 'n roll bands start as a riot but end up as a parody. We started up as a parody but ended up as a revolution." Happy-Tom, 2005.
Turbonegro are: Hank Von Helvete - Vocals, Euroboy - Lead Guitar, PÃƒÂ¥l Pot Pamparius - Rhythm Guitar, Rune Rebellion - Rhythm Guitar, Happy-Tom - Bass Chris Summers - Drums.
Check out Turbonegro on tour throughout the US during October:
10/07 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar (w/ Early Man)
10/08 - Worcester, MA - Palladium (w/ Early Man)
10/10 - Philadelphia, PA - Theater of the Living Arts (w/ Early Man)
10/11 - New York, NY - Webster Hall (w/ Early Man)
10/14 - Los Angeles, CA - Avalon (w/ International Noise Conspiracy)
10/15 - Hollywood, CA - Henry Fonda Theater (w/ International Noise Conspiracy)
10/16 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues (w/ International Noise Conspiracy)
10/18 - San Francisco, CA - Fillmore (w/ International Noise Conspiracy)
10/20 - Portland, OR - Roseland
10/21 - Seattle, WA - Showbox
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