TRASHLIGHT VISION, the new band featuring featuring former MURDERDOLLS guitarist Acey Slade, will release its first album, titled "Alibis and Ammunition", in the U.S. on indie label EVO Recordings on November 14. The CD has early pre-release ordering at a discounted price available at www.evorecordings.com with a Halloween ship date. "Alibis and Ammunition", distributed by Redeye, will be available at all retailers on November 14.
TRASHLIGHT VISION may have formed as recently as March of 2004, but their story begins eight years ago. Bassist Roger "Rags" Segal and Acey Slade worked together at a retail store selling punk, rock 'n' roll, and heavy metal accessories as well as stripper attire and sex toys. The two talked about forming a band together, but nothing ever came of it. Years later, and a few near death experiences, forced Acey to clean up his act. He met guitarist Steve Haley while the two kicked their collective habits. Acey moved to New York City and began working as a touring musician for major label recording artists. On one tour, he befriended SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison. The two shared a love for bands like the NEW YORK DOLLS and THE DAMNED. Slade was quickly recruited for the MURDERDOLLS, Joey's other band on Roadrunner Records. After two years of solid worldwide touring, the MURDERDOLLS officially went on hold in January 2004. Acey wasted no time in putting TRASHLIGHT VISION into motion. The first recruit was Steve Haley with whom Acey had kept in contact with over the years. Next up was old roommate and fellow porn peddler Rags. "We just got together to hang out to talk about old times and not only was he still playing, but he had a drummer (Len Thomas). I wanted people that were not afraid to take chances and had a ton of charisma and most of all were friends," Acey said. With the lineup complete, the band started playing in New York and Philadelphia incessantly. Word quickly spread about their explosive live show. A U.K. tour was booked and TRASHLIGHT VISION received a four-"K" review in Kerrang! magazine for their London Underworld show.
To further facilitate their cause of bringing trashy punk/rock n'roll to the masses, the band all moved into their rehearsal spot (the Trash Can) where they have a DIY ethic. There, they make their own patches, CDs and T-shirts. "We have this weird lifestyle that combines GUNS N' ROSES debauchery with the MINOR THREAT work ethic," Slade said. They have toured Europe with STIFF LITTLE FINGERS as well as THE BUZZCOCKS and just completed their first American tour with former MISFITS singer Michale Graves. In addition, TLV have shared the stage with THE U.K. SUBS, THE WILDHEARTS, and ELECTRIC FRANKENSTEIN.
TRASHLIGHT VISION is:
Acey Slade - Vocals and Guitar
Steve Haley - Guitar
Roger "Rags" Segal - Bass
Len Thomas - Drums