“This is maybe the most obscure song on the EP. Bandlands were a kickass hard rock band that came out in the late ‘80s/early ‘90s after Jake E Lee left Ozzy’s band. The first album had Eric Singer on drums and the amazing, late, great Ray Gillen on vocals. He’s one of Russell Allen’s favorite singers – a huge influence.
“This was one of the tracks that was already in the repertoire; we were covering it live last year. I don’t think we put much of a twist to it. The idea was to pay tribute to the original but give it some more balls and life for 2013. Hopefully, we can introduce people to a hidden gem; it’s something of a long-lost classic at this point.”