Test Your Metal Records is proud to announce their latest signing of Mumbai rock ‘n rollers OVERHUNG for the re-release of their 2016 album “Moving Ahead”. The full length is an electrifying 10 tracks ready to blast from the stereo speakers and give fans that classic glam rock n’ roll feel of the 70’s and 80’s. In their native country of India, the Mumbai rock band has been garnering praise along with their straight to the point lyrics about sex and more sex that they feel is still a topic too taboo to be spoken of.
Indian press has said:
“Overhung make no bones that their songs are about sex.” – The Times of India
“Mumbai-based Glam rock band Overhung want to talk about sex. They say that is the only topic no one wants to talk about.” – The Hindu
“Overhung and lovin’ it! They are more than just a band, they’re a bunch of ‘brothers’ who make music and ‘shake the room’, with their sound and antics.” – The Goan
“Moving Ahead” will be distributed in North America in 2018 (date to be determined) by Test Your Metal Records along with a new single to be released by the band entitled “King Of Dreams” at a later date.
TYM label A&R Mujeeb Basha comments:
“The signing of OVERHUNG may raise eyebrows, as it should. The band has already built a reputation in their home country rocking the foundations of ‘Hard Rock Cafes’ all over INDIA peddling their signature “Sex, Rum, and Rock&Roll!” Coming soon to North America through a partnership with TYMR, what you can expect is that OVERHUNG will rock your socks off! The band has bold and audacious ideas and the cross-cultural partnership with Test Your Metal Records means 24/7 debauchery.”
OVERHUNG vocalist Sujit Kumar adds:
“We, at Overhung are really excited with the association with Test Your Metal Records. For a band that functions from different parts of the globe, Overhung has continued to write, record, release and tour and every year. Just as the album title “Moving Ahead” suggests, we’ve constantly moved ahead in some way or the other. Looking forward to taking the debauchery to North American shores.”
1. Sex Machine (3:42)
2. Insane (6:38)
3. Waiting (5:10)
4. I Don’t Believe Her (6:08)
5. Through The Slime (5:01)
6. Waste (5:44)
7. I Am I (6:02)
8. Must Drink (4:15)
9. Casual Bitch (5:06)
10. You Think You’re So Cool (2:20)
Album Length: 50:08
Album and Live Band Line Up:
Sujit Kumar – Vocals
Howard Pereira – Guitars
Crosby Fernandes – Bass
Sheldon Dixon – Drums
(Bio written by Steve Earles)
The steel seeds of hard rockin’ music find fertile ground all over the world. All races and religions embrace it. Music should become the new worldwide religion; we’d have moshing instead of wars! Good times!
The love of music is strong in India, and stronger than all in the splendidly named OVERHUNG who hail from Mumbai! The band owe their name to unique vocalist Sujit Kumar who changed Hungover to Overhung…which speaks even more volumes than their music!
OVERHUNG are making the most debauched melodic hard rock since Guns ‘n’ Roses released their classic ‘Appetite For Destruction’. With a successful debut full length ‘Moving Ahead’ under their belts set to be re-released in 2018 via Canadian label Test Your Metal Records, great live shows, and a planned follow up single entitled ‘King of Dreams’, OVERHUNG are ready to offer the world killer sounds coming straight outta India!
Influenced by Poison, AC/DC, Motley Crue, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin , guitarist Howard Pereira describes their sound as “loud, fun, sex, rum…rock ‘n’ roll! We are about devolution not evolution! We are still doing late 80s and 90s rock!”
Pereira explains the very reason for OVERHUNG’s creation was when the members jammed “the energy was infectious and all of us wanted to write more kick-ass music with together…We hope that people are open to hearing our music in 2017. The band’s music is largely arena rock sounding, so at live gigs people just lose it and have a blast!”
You have to see OVERHUNG play because they have “insane live energy! Quite frankly there is no one like Sujit Kumar when it comes to live performances. He is shameless and you can’t take your eyes off him. His antics include table dancing, interacting with women (and men too sometimes), climbing everything in sight from light poles to bartops! It is engaging for the audiences. Also we deliver tight and fun glam-rockish sets that go down well!”
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