New Disaster is: Natchet Taylor (vox/guitars); Abel Idle (guitars); Mark Johnson (bass); Dave Keel (drums)
Rock-n-roll is about to get blasted by a fabulous New Disaster and the misfits behind the trigger make no apologies for the wreckage.
“I want to play rock-n-roll that’s young, dangerous and heavy,” says guitarist and singer Natchet Taylor. “I want music to be utterly depraved and beautiful like Guns N’Roses, Rose Tattoo, the Stooges and the Dead Boys.”
And so it is. Exploding from the rubble of some of Austin, TX’s most promising young bands, New Disaster arrived in late 2005 like a hell bound locomotive from the wrong side of the tracks. Dosed with a snotty gob of punk-rock urgency and littered with alleyway trash, New Disaster grinds Stones-style swagger through Motorhead amps as tales of fast living, dirty deeds and lusty ladies are screamed with a vengeance. If the New Wave of British Heavy Metal bombed the seedy Sunset Strip circa 1987, the result would be a gnarly New Disaster.
“I always wanted to play in a band that sounded as raw and sleazy as possible,” says ace guitarist, Abel Idle. “From the first night we played together, I knew it was on.”
The Disaster boys’ debut album (Last Night Rites) was recorded at Texas’ legendary Arlyn Studios and mixed by the world renowned Andy Johns of The Rolling Stones and Zeppelin fame. Combine that with their brand new album (Automanic), and you find New Disaster locked and loaded to rekindle the flames of raw-power rock-n-roll. Already wanted for stealing the show on the local club circuit, New Disaster has its sights set on the world at large as songs such as “Virtuous Sin,” “Real Rock Chic,” “Shotgun Facelift” and “Cancion De Llello” are set to obliterate stereo speakers, audiences and anything else in harm’s way.
Full throttle and with both barrels blazing, New Disaster has already stormed audiences as the highly anticipated opening act for bands such as Skid Row, Quiet Riot, Drowning Pool, and L.A. Guns. With two albums up their sleeves, a touring van ready for combat, and a couple of European tours under their belts with another on the horizon, New Disaster welcomes the chance to navigate the highway to hell on the quest for knock ‘em dead notoriety.
“We decided at the beginning that we weren’t going to be just another local band,” says Johnson. “We’re out to be a national touring band and we’re willing to push ourselves through relentless playing and touring. I feel like we’re unstoppable. We’re playing what everyone else is trying to play and that’s some serious, bad-ass rock-n-roll.”
Consider yourself warned. A New Disaster is brewing in Texas and the aftershock is going to hurt.