|Norway’s hard driving anthemic rock ‘n’ rollers The Carburetors have signed to Steamhammer / SPV to release their stonking fourth studio album, ‘Laughing In The Face Of Death’, as a digipak CD, plus limited edition of 500 gatefold clear white 180gram vinyl (with double sided poster + CD containing the entire album) on November 20th.
The Carburetors, an explosive organic five-piece, who have been tearing up and (literally) setting fire to every stage they play on since their inception in 2001, had never managed to truly capture the essence of the band’s incendiary live performances, until now. Unlike their three previous studio recordings (‘Pain Is Temporary, Glory Is Forever’ , ‘Loud Enough To Raise The Dead’  and ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Forever’, [2010), ‘Laughing In The Face Of Death’ was not only written by all five band members together, but also recorded practically live in the studio.
Drummer Chris Nitro explains that “The whole band was in the recording room and performed the songs together, which was more demanding than a regular production, but the result sounds so much more alive and dynamic. Now at last the sound comes across the way our fans know it from our shows.”
‘Laughing In The Face Of Death’, the band’s first album for five years, contains ten brand new compositions, plus ‘Don’t Touch The Flame’, The Carburetors’ contribution to the Norwegian Eurovision Song Contest, which reached the Norwegian national finals in 2012. “Eurovision was a great experience for us, particularly since we didn’t have to bend over backwards but presented a typical Carburetors number,” Chris Nitro explains. Reactions to their participation were unanimously positive and proved to the band that their music has definite mass appeal, so: “It’s our target to reach a broader audience with the new album and stress our live potential even more strongly.”
Typical unfettered out and out rock anthems include the first single ‘Shot Full Of Noise’, a video for which has already been shot and can be viewed at HYPERLINK "https://youtu.be/Ms_6W_XzU6M" https://youtu.be/Ms_6W_XzU6M and ‘Lords Of Thunder’, featuring a spectacular duet between The Carburetors’ vocalist Eddie Guz and Dimmu Borgir frontman Shagrath. A conscious contrast is album closer ‘(Tonight We’re Gonna) Die Like Heroes’, a ballad to which Dimmu Borgir’s Geir Bratland contributed the piano parts: “At the end of the day, Dimmu Borgir are a product of the same musical tradition as we are; they’ve also grown up with acts such as Motörhead, Rose Tattoo and AC/DC. So looking at it from that point of view, this duet fits in perfectly” comments Nitro, concluding that “This album simply features good songs with strong hooks, a catchy chorus and a powerful rock’n’roll sound.”