The Skinny: Italian Southern rock/doom metal act Tombstone Highway have premiered a new song off their debut album, Ruralizer, coming out February 28th in Europe/UK and March 19th in North America on Agonia Records. The song entitled “Bite the Dust (and bleed)” – featuring guest appearance by electric guitar virtuoso Mario Percudani (HungryHeart, Mitch Malloy) – can be streamed via the YouTube player just below!

Apart from Mario Percudani, Ruralizer will also feature guest appearances by Hammond maestro Paolo “Apollo” Negri (Wicked Minds, Black Widow, Hasselvander) and Razor SK (Forgotten Tomb). Joe Hasselvander (ex-Pentagream / The Hounds Of Hasselvander) commented on the release: “Absolutely cool! Good old swamp-infested blues metal!”

The music of Tombstone Highway is a classic blend of feisty stoner/Southern rock and doom metal, with catchy guitar solos and old-school heavy metal parts that may remind of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Corrosion Of Conformity, Pride and Glory, Down, Black Sabbath, or even ZZ Top. Apart from hard rock instruments, the band uses also a banjo and Hammond organ.

Ruralizer Track Listing:

01. Old Blood
02. Acid Overlord
03. Graveyard Blues
04. Hellfire Rodeo
05. Ruralizer
06. Bite The Dust (and bleed)
07. At The Bitter End
08. Mississippi Queen (Mountain’s cover)
09. Hangman’s Friend


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