BPMD releases metal cover of “We’re An American Band”

The wait is coming to an end! BPMD – featuring heavy metal icons Bobby Blitz (Exaggerated) on vocals, drummer Mike Portnoy (The dogs of the cellar, sons of Apollo), bassist Mark Menghi (Metal Allegiance) and guitarist Phil Demmel (Violenceex-machine head) – are preparing to release their first full album of 70s rock covers, American made, this Friday, June 12 via Napalm Records. Today, members of BPMD unveiled their third single, the loaded new version of the classic Grand Funk Railroad anthem “We’re An American Band”.

Bassist Mark Menghi says of “We’re An American Band”:
“The objective of American made was, and is, to pay homage to some of the great music of the 70s, especially 70s American music. We love music from around the world; England, Germany, Brazil, Canada, Australia, etc… but at the end of the day, we are an American band, so it only made sense to pay homage to one of the greatest American bands of the 70s by covering one of the most great songs of this decade by the mighty Grand Funk… Since this song was originally written to be on tour, we remembered the days on the road and how much we miss our fans! Touring is the lifeblood of most bands – we look forward to gigging and playing those BPMD tunes, and seeing the music flourish again in a live setting.

Singer Bobby Blitz adds:
“’American Band’, in my opinion, was the icing on the cake for this project. The idea of American made, the 70s demanded it. The song was iconic then and has truly stood the test of time. The call and response between my vox and Phil’s guitar on the outro makes the track even more special.

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