Star & Dagger is a New Orleans based fe-metal group formed by bassist Sean Yseult (White Zombie), with her good friends guitarist Dava She Wolf (Cycle Sluts From Hell), and vocalist Von Hesseling. They are releasing their debut album Tomorrowland Blues recorded at Rancho de la Luna, produced by Ethan Allen and Dave Catching, and mastered by J. Yuenger (White Zombie) on Cauldron 333, distributed by MRI July 23. I’m hoping you’d consider posting their new video for “Freak Train” The video was made from live footage of their recent tour of England, and showcases the live show that they will be delivering in the US on their tour dates aug 1-10. The song is about a nihilistic ride through a world of brain- numbing monotony – and getting the hell outta dodge on the Freaktrain. The entire video was shot with gopro cameras by Chris Lee, and edited by Todd Perley. www.youtube.com/watch?
Star & Dagger was formed with auspicious beginnings: Sean and Dava were drinking late one night with the legendary Lenny Kaye (noted rock journalist and founder member of the Patti Smith Group) and he declared: “You two must start a band, I see it!” They took his word and set to it.
The band layers dense guitars onto a heavy groove, strung together by Von’s towering vocals, which have the soul and presence of Tina Turner crossed with Cherie Currie. The band has recently attracted much attention, selling out their first show in LA and opening for High on Fire, Helmet, Eagles of Death Metal, Down and Saint Vitus. They performed at the 2012 Voodoo Fest and have plans for shows on the West Coast and the UK for Spring 2013. Star & Dagger’s first recording emerged a few months ago, a 12″ vinyl titled In My Blood.
STAR & DAGGER RELEASE PARTY SHOWS:
August 1st – New Orleans – Tipitinas
August 3rd – New York City – The McKittrick Hotel
August 9th – San Diego – Brick by Brick
August 10th – Los Angeles – Los Globos