HELLOWEEN's ANDI DERIS Discusses BAD BANKERS Project On France's 'Une Dose 2 Metal' (Video)

HELLOWEEN's ANDI DERIS Discusses BAD BANKERS Project On France's 'Une Dose 2 Metal' (Video)

HELLOWEEN singer Andi Deris was interviewed on a recent episode of the French show "Une Dose 2 Metal" on L'Enôrme TV. You can now watch the entire chat below.

Deris has returned with his first solo album since 1999. Not so much a solo effort in its original sense, but recorded in a band environment to achieve a real band feeling, "Million Dollar Haircuts On Ten Cent Heads" was released on November 22, 2013 via earMUSIC.

Written and composed by Andi Deris himself, "Million Dollar Haircuts On Ten Cent Heads" has a crispy, modern sound to it. The diverse, high-class production is snotty, dirty and brutally honest and is described in a press release as "a healthy mixture of HELLOWEEN's recent records combined with 'Master Of The Rings' tradition (Andi's first HELLOWEEN album)."

Recorded together with his band BAD BANKERS, "Million Dollar Haircuts On Ten Cent Heads" sees Deris criticizing the economic system and its corruption. Although the topic may seem a bit dull, the heavy guitar riffs and Deris' recognizable voice clearly make a point: "fuck banks, fuck managers, fuck bankers." He explains: "Obviously we despise everything around banks, managers and bankers who are clearly responsible for the shit that goes on nowadays (and most certainly in our future), so it felt very good to vocally tell them what we think about them. Sure, therefore it's highly explicit but hey… who gives a fuck? That's what they deserve... and it helps the music to really kick some ass."

"Million Dollar Haircuts On Ten Cent Heads" standard CD track listing:

01. Cock
02. Will We Ever Change
03. Banker's Delight (DOA)
04. Blind
05. Don't Listen To The Radio (TWOTW 1938)
06. Who Am I
07. Must Be Dreaming
08. The Last Days Of Rain
09. Enamoria 1.8
10. This Could Go On Forever
11. I Sing Myself Away

"Million Dollar Haircuts On Ten Cent Heads" limited-edition digipak track listing:

CD1

01. Cock
02. Will We Ever Change
03. Banker's Delight (DOA)
04. Blind
05. Don't Listen To The Radio (TWOTW 1938)
06. Who Am I
07. Must Be Dreaming
08. The Last Days Of Rain
09. Enamoria 1.8
10. This Could Go On Forever
11. I Sing Myself Away

CD2

01. Behind Dead Eyes (unreleased track; demo)
02. Little Lies (unreleased track; demo)
03. TWOTW 1938 (Don't Listen To The Radio) (unreleased demo version)
04. Must Be Dreaming (unreleased demo version)
05. EnAmoria (unreleased demo version)

"Million Dollar Haircuts On Ten Cent Heads" vinyl track listing:

A1. Cock
A2. Will We Ever Change
A3. Banker's Delight (DOA)
A4. Blind
A5. Don't Listen To The Radio (TWOTW 1938)

B1. Who Am I
B2. Must Be Dreaming
B3. The Last Days Of Rain
B4. Enamoria 1.8
B5. This Could Go On Forever
B6. I Sing Myself Away

ANDI DERIS AND THE BAD BANKERS lineup:

Andi Deris (Bad Vocals, Bad Guitars)
Nico Martin (Bad Guitars)
Jezoar Marrero (Bad Bass)
Nasim López-Palacios (Bad Drums)

Interview:

"Blind" audio stream:

"Don't Listen To The Radio (TWOTW 1938)" audio stream:

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