GUITAR LICKS AND MORE ON ENTER THE CHICKEN, THE NEW ALBUM FROM BUCKETHEAD & FRIENDS DUE OUT OCTOBER 25 ON SERJICAL STRIKE RECORDS
Moving beyond the great late Bruce Lee kung fu flick "Enter The Dragon," BUCKETHEAD & FRIENDS make a striking debut with ENTER THE CHICKEN on Serjical Strike Records, the label spearheaded by System of a Down's Serj Tankian. The release date is October 25, and master axeman BUCKETHEAD rises to new heights here.
Joining BUCKETHEAD is a wide spectrum of vocalists and players including Serj Tankian, Efrem Schulz of Death By Stereo, Saul Williams, Gigi Laswell, Maura Davis of Denali, Bad Acid Trip and Azam Ali of Vas, to name a few. When all was said and done, a total of 11 different singers specializing in musical styles ranging from opera, metal, rap, indie rock, grindcore, world and everything in between found their way onto Enter The Chicken.
The songs that appear on Enter The Chicken run the gamut from soft female vocal driven songs as heard on "Running From The Light" with Gigi Laswell and Denali's Maura Davis to sheer blood-pumping hard-rock like "Funbus" with Bad Acid Trip and "Botnus" with Efrem Schultz. Of course, what's a guitarist's album without the straight ahead instrumental? "Nottingham Lace" is a nearly seven-minute guitar odyssey. Other highlights include "We Are One" featuring Tankian (also to be heard on Showtime's TV series "Masters of Horror") and "Three Fingers" featuring Saul Williams (which also appears on "SAW II's" soundtrack). The 11-track adventure is filled with sonic twists, turns and loops that provide listeners with a unique musical voyage that Tankian refers to as "the most diverse rock record this year."
Buckethead, a covertly enigmatic guitarist known to many as the man with the mask and chicken bucket (preferably KFC) on his head, has played with Guns 'N Roses, Primus, Cobra Strike, Deli Creeps, Cornbugs and Praxis, plus has released numerous albums under his own bucket. On past projects, he's collaborated with such various notables as Viggo Mortensen, DJ Q Bert and Julian Schnabel, and has appeared on soundtracks for films like "Ghosts of Mars," "Stealing Beauty" and "Last Action Hero."
Look for more information soon on the BUCKETHEAD & FRIENDS national tour in support of Enter The Chicken.
BUCKETHEAD TOUR DATES
11.03 | Cincinnati, OH | 20th Century Theatre
11.04 |Detroit, MI | The Magic Bag
11.05 | Chicago, IL | The Metro
11.07 | Lawrence, KS | Granada Theater
11.08 | Tulsa, OK | Cain’s Ballroom
11.10 | Denver, CO | Bluebird Theatre
11.11 | Boulder, CO | Fox Theatre
11.12 | Ft. Collins, CO | Aggie Theatre
11.13 | Aspen, CO | Belly Up Tavern
11.15 | Salt Lake City, UT | In The Venue
11.18 | Flagstaff, AZ | Orpheum Theater
11.20 | San Diego, CA | 4th & B
11.21 | Los Angeles, CA | The El Rey Theatre
11.22 | Anaheim, CA | House Of Blues