STRAPPING YOUNG LAD have embraced the fact that they are the bastard children of this year’s Ozzfest and in turn redefined the lyrics to “You Suck” to further represent their feelings on the massive summer festival. Jed Simon (guitars) further elaborates, “Playing ‘You Suck’ every day on the Ozzfest has become a bit of a legend. We keep hearing people talking about it, and Devin’s slightly changed lyrics are always hilarious. It’s cool to look around while we are playing it, and see the crews and other band members cracking up! Bob Meadows, vocalist from A Life Once Lost, has been joining us everyday on stage to help with the backup vocal duties and it is definitely a sight to behold.”
Click below to view their new E-card with the “You Suck” MP3
You can also view the clip on Century Media’s You Tube page listed below.
The highly acclaimed new STRAPPING YOUNG LAD album, The New Black, had a phenomenal first week at retail debuting at #200 on the Billboard charts. The album is already being hailed as the group’s most ambitious and dynamic offering yet. The group have been annihilating the masses on Ozzfest, and due to the sheer abrasiveness and intensity of their live performances, they quickly became one of the most talked about, must-see acts of the fest.
In conjunction with Ozzfest, a new video for the track “Wrong Side” was recently completed by renowned director David Brodsky (God Forbid, The Red Chord). Check it out at the link below.
The group welcomed bassist James MacDonough (ex-Megadeth, Iced Earth) to their line-up on August 1st for their remaining Ozzfest and offdate performances. MacDonough replaced Byron Stroud only for these remaining shows since Stroud had previous touring obligations with Fear Factory.
Century Media Records also recently re-released STRAPPING YOUNG LAD’s 1995 debut album, Heavy As A Really Heavy Thing, which changed the metal world forever. The re-issue features a re-mastered version of this classic debut, four bonus tracks, the “S.Y.L.” video and a 12-page booklet with extended liner notes from Devin himself.
In 2006, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD will leave their definitive mark on the genre, leaving their contemporaries wondering how they could ever possibly compete.