|“For their fourth studio outing, Eat The Gun started their writing process with an acoustic guitar and a determination to focus on the lyrics and melodies first and foremost. Riffs and frills were added later... The result is a ridiculously infectious album full of pure melodic alt-rock gold. ‘At The End Of The Day’ is a great opener – energetic, strong drum and bass lines. The balance is really well done, each layer of vocals and instruments has its own clarity. ‘Wake Me Up’ has an infectious rhythm and some great riffs, especially in the solo. ‘Bad Memories’ is a highlight, starting with a drum-led intro, bass line to the fore, and an upbeat groove to the chorus. The pace, mood changes and vocal harmonies on ‘Won’t Let You Down’ make for another stunning track. Eat The Gun have done a damn fine job on this album. 5/5”.
(Clare Huckett – Black Velvet, Issue 80, 2013).
“The latest album from the Munster band features ten extremely catchy songs and, with a mix of alternative and hard rock, it’s easy to see how the band is gaining international success. Filled with fun hooks and occasional solos, each song is pretty high energy. The same formula is used throughout, with ready-for-radio choruses appearing on nearly every track. 7/10”
(Julianne Lee – Big Cheese, Dec. 2013.)
Melodic modern alternative hard rocking trio Eat The Gun are set to release their superlative fifth studio album, ‘Howlinwood’, on CD, Digipak (with foldout poster booklet), coloured red vinyl (with printed inner sleeves) and download on August 28th on Steamhammer / SPV. ‘Howlinwood’ contains eleven insanely catchy compositions, including the first single ‘How Does It Feel’, set for release on July 24th, and ‘Electric Life’, featuring guest guitarist John Konesky (Tenacious D / Kyle Gass Band).
The follow-up to 2013’s ‘Stripped To The Bone’ opus, ‘Howlinwood’ was, like its highly acclaimed predecessor, produced by Stephan ‘Gudze’ Hinx (H-Blockx), who helped Eat The Gun completely redefine their sound on the last album. Vocalist / guitarist Hendrik Wipperman states that “‘Stripped To The Bone’ was a liberation for us as a band and completely changed the way we write and record songs, maybe even our entire approach on how to make music. Back then we suddenly realized what kind of music we always wanted to make and this is what the new album is about, taking something that feels good and develop it into something even better.”
Eat The Gun, who formed in 2002, released their debut studio album ‘Cross Your Fingers’ in 2006, followed by ‘Super Pursuit Mode Aggressive Thrash Distortion’ in 2009. The band’s third album,‘Runner’ was propelled into the top 20 of the American college radio charts in 2011, bringing them to the attention of SPV, who signed them to release 2013’s game changing ‘Stripped To The Bone’ long player. Eat The Gun, who are permanently resident in the German Rock/Alternative radio and DJ charts, have played more than 700 concerts to date, inspiring fans at Open Flair Festival, Summer Breeze, Bochum Total, Taubertal Festival, Big Day Out and Wacken, appearing alongside acts such as Die Toten Hosen, HIM, Danko Jones, Duff McKagan, Donots, Mustasch, Status Quo, Backyard Babies and Hardcore Superstar.