MANRAZE — the rock outfit featuring Phil Collen of DEF LEPPARD, Simon Laffy from GIRL and Paul Cook of THE SEX PISTOLS — has released a free download of “Over My Dead Body”, the first single from the band’s recently released LP “punkfunkrootsrock”, now available via Rocket Science Ventures/RED. The download is available on SoundCloud where fans can also stream MANRAZE‘s cover version of the JIMI HENDRIX classic “Fire”.
Originally released as a limited holiday download to the MANRAZE and DEF LEPPARD social media outlets, “Over My Dead Body” reached the download limit within 10 minutes, and within 24 hours was streamed over 4500 times. “Fire” has been no less explosive, tearing up internet radio stations worldwide, currently #1 on the iHeartRadio.com‘s “Rock On Demand” chart, with both tracks set to be released to terrestrial rock radio in the spring.
MANRAZE recently completed a video for the track “Take On The World”, written for U.K. superbike champion Tommy Hill, the theme for the film “I, Superbiker 2: The Showdown”, chronicling Tommy‘s rise to the 2011 British Superbike championship, set to be released theatrically across England in apring.
It all started in 2004 when Phil Collen, after 20-plus years as lead guitarist for DEF LEPPARD, decided to express himself via another creative outlet — something a bit closer to his musical home. After a chance meeting on the street with Paul Cook, MANRAZE finally released their debut album, “Surreal”, through Universal Records in the summer of 2008 to rave reviews. The group’s debut album was chock-full of rebellious in-your-face mantras (“Turn it Up”, “This Is”, “Running Me Up”), ranging from hardcore punk to dub.