by Andrew Sacher

Peelander-Z at Knitting Factory in 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

"Action Comic Punk Band" Peelander-Z can now amend that description of its sound to "Action Comic Metal Band." Referencing the glory days of hair metal's reign, the Brooklyn-by-way-of-Japan-by-way-of-planet-Peelander foursome Peelander-Z, along with the band's team of sonic engineers, absorbed hundreds of gear reviews and blogs, and started collecting era-appropriate guitar gear to construct the upcoming new Peelander-Z album Metalander-Z, a recording that is both completely of its time and completely timeless.

The album (the band's eighth studio recording) is set for release on September 10th, 2013 via Austin's Chicken Ranch Records and nothing will ever be the same. Some of the albums that inspired Metalander-Z include AC/DC's High Voltage, Cinderella's Night Songs, Def Leppard's Pyromania, Iron Maiden's Number of The Beast, Motley Crue's Too Fast For Love, Van Halen's 1984, and ZZ Top's Eliminator.

Peelander-Z have announced their first album since the unfortunate departure of Peelander Red, and as you can see above, they're going hair metal. The album's called Metalander-Z, and it will be out on September 10. You can hear it for yourself on the first single, "RIde on the Shooting Star," which opens with an intro that Bon Jovi's "Runaway" may or may not have something to do with. Download that track above, or stream it, along with the tracklist, below.

Peelander-Z also have upcoming tour dates this year, with include their appearances at Riot Fest Chicago and Riot Fest Denver. All of those dates are listed below.


Peelander-Z - "Ride on the Shooting Star"

Peelander-Z - Metalander-Z Tracklist:
01. Heavy Snake
02. High Five Boy
03. Ride On The Shooting Star
04. Killer Thunder
05. Alphabet
06. I Got Fired
07. Metal Man
08. Two Bass
09. Dye Your Hair
10. My Shake

Peelander-Z -- 2013 Tour Dates
09/11 Pittsburgh, PA @ 31st St. Pub
09/12 Toledo, OH @ Frankie's
09/13 Canton, OH @ The Auricle
09/14 Buckland, OH @ Buckland Community Center
09/15 Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest 1:10PM
09/17 Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
09/19 St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
09/20 Ames, IA @ The Maintenance Shop
09/22 Denver, CO @ Riot Fest 1:10PM
09/26 Norman, OK @ Opolis
09/27 Dallas, TX @ Three Links
09/28 Austin, TX @ Mohawk
09/29 Houston, TX @ Super Fun Happy Land
10/01 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks w/ Mudhoney
10/02 Atlanta, GA @ The Drunken Unicorn
10/04 Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall
10/05 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
10/16 Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
10/17 Knoxville, TN @ The Bowery
10/18 Nashville, TN @ The Mercy Lounge
10/20 Orlando, FL @ Orange County Convention Center Nerdapalooza
10/22 Lake Worth, FL @ Propaganda
10/23 Gainesville, FL @ High Dive
10/24 Ybor City, FL @ The Orpheum w/ Casulties, Negative Approach
10/25 Jefferson, LA @ House of Shock Haunted House
10/26 Mobile, AL @ Alabama Music Box


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