Vancouver’s Rebel Priest is three friends that have been ripping it up through rock n’ roll for years now, across Canada and the world. Their current incarnation is grease-infused trash n’ roll with a penchant for turning it up loud and getting sweaty! They have a new album ‘Lesson In Love‘ coming out shortly which will be the fifth under their studded belts. The second single is ‘Dïvebomber‘, a classic sounding tune that the band explains further:
“’Dïvebomber‘ is a speed rock song that came together as we were chatting about WW2 dogfights and how crazy they must have been. We thought that nothing could be crazier than a dïvebomber so we picked up our instruments and it just bled out! It’s about flying high, going fast, and touching the sun, all before using gravity to get the job done. Red Hot Hate. ”
In the beginning, Rebel Priest started out flirting with a lot of different genres to see what they liked and what they could pull off, ultimately they returned to their roots and have their feet firmly planted in rock n’ roll, or at least their particular style of trash n’ roll. On “Dïvebomber”, fans will definitely hear their early speed rock influences and across the rest of the record – their own brand of heavy rock n’ roll that has a slurry of influences including NWOTHM, and glam metal.
Taking lyrical content from things they have seen or experienced, or cool stuff they are into like sci-fi, horror, 80’s comedies, and comics, Rebel Priest adds a kick-ass soundtrack to relatable lyrics that will get you up out of your seat and singing along. They work collaboratively, making sure that everyone is on board and the music just flows.
‘Lesson In Love‘ promises to be one hell of a time, especially for fans of ZZ Top, Rose Tattoo, and Deep Purple.
The EP comes out on June 24, 2022 via Batcave Records.
The Rebel Wolff Tour w/ Rebel Priest and Dead Wolff
June 24 – Vancouver, BC – Lana Lous
June 27 – Maple Ridge, BC – The Wolf Bar
June 28 – Kamloops, BC – Pogue Mahones
June 29 – Kelowna, BC – Missions Tap House
June 30 – Lethbridge, AB – Theoretically Brew
July 1 – Calgary, AB – The Palamino
July 2 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Temple
1. Lesson In Love (4:05)
2. Dïvebomber (5:01)
3. Coatcheck Girl (3:14)
4. Bonfire (1:47)
EP Length: 14:08
Rebel Priest is a no-nonsense, real-deal rock n’ roll band composed of three seasoned musicians who have been making their way through the Western Canadian rock n roll scene for years. Vocalist/bassist Jayme Black (Lust Boys, The Toxiks); guitarist/vocalist Benny Kemp (Lust Boys, Road Rash); and drummer/vocalist Nate Pole (Kill Matilda, The Toxiks) bring nothing but unadulterated, high energy grease infused Trash N’ Roll!
The band has had the pleasure of touring Japan, and performing alongside bands such as Udo (Accept), Lordi, Diamond Head, Crystal Pistol, Flotsam, and Jetsam along with playing many headlining gigs with the energy of Motorhead meets Motley Crue. Since forming in 2014, the band has released three studio albums ‘R’ley Heavy‘ (2019), ‘Enabler‘ (2017 ), ‘Self-Titled‘ (2015) along with one live record ‘Dead Alive @ SBC‘ (2017).
Now in 2022, they offering up a slab of new music in the shape of a new EP ‘Lesson In Love‘ via Batcave Records/Thundermoose Entertainment on June 24th to follow their 2021 EP ‘Lost In Tokyo‘. The forthcoming EP ‘Lesson In Love‘ is four tracks that ready’s fans to hear the band’s NWOTHM influences along with their brand of slurry heavy Rock n Roll.
Compared to last year’s EP ‘Lost In Tokyo‘, which was written in Japan at the very end of 2019 about their adventures in the country, ‘Lesson In Love‘ takes a new avenue as they explain:
“On this EP, we really tried to lighten it up and go back to the energy and feel that got us playing in the first place, music for and adventure or memory-making music! The soundtrack for that summer you’ll never forget or that time you did that thing and you’ll always think of it when you hear this song. It’s a feel-good and takes no prisoners combo at the same time!”
Rebel Priest is recommended for fans of Guns n’ Roses, AC/DC and Motley Crue.