GREASE HELMET, the new Finnish band featuring former HANOI ROCKS guitarist Andy McCoy alongside members of AMORPHIS, will release its self-titled debut album in Japan on September 5 and in Finland on September 19.
GREASE HELMET was founded in 2009 by Niclas Etelävuori (bass; AMORPHIS) and Jere Garcia (vocals). They were eventually joined by Jan Rechberger (drums; AMORPHIS) and Ben Varon (rhythm guitar, AMORAL) and McCoy.
According to a press release, “Grease Helmet” “travels from present time to the history of rock with flavors of funk, blues, classic hard rock and psychedelic colors.”
Commented the band: “We wrote the songs together in rehearsals from different ideas and riffs. They tell many stories. There is a message from Andy to all non-believers. Songs tell also classic rock stories and bring along L.A. vibes, celebration of rock, pretty women, fast cars and the true spirit.”
GREASE HELMET‘s first single, “Keep Your Helmet Greasy”, “represents traditional hard rock,” while the single’s “B-side, “Mustang Bebe”, “respects the early years of rock’ n’ roll with sounds from the ’50″s,” according to a press release.