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Death To All But Metal (Single)

Steel Panther

Steel Panther were, are, and always will be, the biggest heavy metal band in the world, ever.

New single Death To All But Metal is like a rallying cry for all the kids who still mourn the passing of metal. It’s a wake-up call for people around the world to buy tight leather trousers and grow their hair. It’s a warning to bands like the Goo Goo Dolls and Blink 182, and “artists” such as Kanye West, 50 Cent, Eminent and Madonna. Steel Panther are back, and this time nothing can stop them from taking over the world.

In all seriousness though, Steel Panther really are pretty damn good. Death To All But Metal is half metal tribute song and half puerile comedy genius. The thing with comedy or parody acts is that while it may be funny on first listen, the song actually needs to be good for people to want to listen to it again, and Steel Panther have this down to a fine art. If you think that you will be able to get this song out of your head, think again. And I dare anyone who plays the guitar to listen to this and not want to start playing this riff and strutting around their rooms like they are in Kiss.

Unfortunately, this song will almost certainly never get any airtime in the UK, at least not the uncensored version. Any song that contains the line: “Kill those fucking fuckheads who program MTV/They can suck my ass with all the record companies” and various other lines that are too filthy to write out here is not likely to get on Wogan, or any other show for that matter. Yet, while this may be the case, people need to hear Steel Panther because, put simply, they fucking rock.

Listen: www.myspace.com/steelpantherkicksass