"Always Gonna Be A Ho", the new video from California glam metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's fifth studio album, "Heavy Metal Rules", which will be released on September 27. The disc, which is described in a press release as a "heavy metal version of a self-help manual and ultimate party album combined," was once again produced by Jay Ruston, who collaborated with the band on all of its previous recordings, including its latest LP, 2017's "Lower The Bar".
The new clip is a companion video to previously released "All I Wanna Do Is Fuck (Myself Tonight)". The first video depicts vocalist Michael Starr's journey to the wedding chapel alongside bandmates guitarist Satchel, bassist Lexxi Foxx and drummer Stix Zadinia. That video ends with Starr's bride-to-be running off with Satchel. The new video for "Always Gonna Be A Ho" goes deeper into the relationship between the bride (played by Syd Wilder) and the band. Frankie Nasso returns as the director of touching video showcasing Starr's heartbreak at losing his bride and the end shows what happens to cause the love to go south.
The band says in a statement: "'Heavy Metal Rules' is the ultimate party album. Anthem after anthem and hook after hook, the songs will provide the soundtrack to your new bitchin' heavy metal life."
From the opening track "Zebraman" (which is audio taken from the classic film "Heavy Metal Parking Lot") to the emotional album closer "I Ain't Buying What You’re Selling", STEEL PANTHER has created 36 minutes of audio eargasms. Songs like "Let's Get High Tonight", "Fuck Everybody" and "Gods Of Pussy" are destined to become natural additions to the band's setlist. "I'm Not Your Bitch" is an anthem for all acknowledged genders and sexual orientations worldwide.
"Heavy Metal Rules" track listing:
02. All I Wanna Do Is Fuck (Myself Tonight)
03. Let's Get High Tonight
04. Always Gonna Be A Ho
05. I'm Not Your Bitch
06. Fuck Everybody
07. Heavy Metal Rules
08. Sneaky Little Bitch
09. Gods Of Pussy
10. I Ain't Buying What You're Selling
STEEL PANTHER will celebrate the release of "Heavy Metal Rules" with a concert at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California on September 26.
The "Heavy Metal Rules Tour" will launch on October 8 in Mobile, Alabama and end on December 22 in Suquamish, Washington.
Starr recently stated about STEEL PANTHER's new LP: "You are gonna love this new group of songs. We have worked extremely hard and it's paid off. Be prepared to have your nuts fucking rocked off. Ladies, get a towel, 'cause your tits are gonna explode and it's gonna get messy. The future is bright!"
Zadinia said that he was more excited about STEEL PANTHER's upcoming album than he has ever been about any of the group's previous releases. "The riffs are fucking gnarly, dude — gnarly," he said.
STEEL PANTHER specializes in imitating and exaggerating the less flattering aspects of 1980s hair metal, with unrepentantly crude, non-PC sexual content as a favorite lyrical theme.
The group's music has been described as "VAN HALEN meets MÖTLEY CRÜE meets RATT meets 'Wayne's World', complete with operatic shrieks, misogyny, shredding guitar solos and libidinal overdrive."
Eleven years ago, STEEL PANTHER changed its name from METAL SKOOL to its current moniker and shifted the focus of its act from '80s metal covers to originals.
Photo by David Jackson