“Grave stompin’, brain munchin’ Halloween rock n roll zombie treats with Mike Watt and Zombie Iggy Pop! What else is there?” says Jason Cutthroat of the band’s new video.
The album will be available as vinyl LP, CD and digital download on December 3rd. The venomous blues-punk, swamp-garage sounds of The Cutthroat Brothers conjure bands like The Gun Club, The Cramps, The Stooges, and even a taste of Sonic Youth and Hawkwind. The Cramps / 13th Floor Elevators inspired ‘Like a Zombie’, and the trio paired up with director/animator Shittydizzny. The track, featuring lurching drums like a sledgehammer beating on Satan’s bedroom door, mix with horrorshow organ by Jack Endino himself, is sure to be a snarling, howling, Halloween anthem to curse the turntables of greasy creeps and ghouls everywhere for decades to come.
The gruesome twosome, along with punk legend Mike Watt (Minutemen, Firehose, The Stooges) are back in road sharpened form. Jason Cutthroat’s grinding, straight razor slide guitar and Donny Paycheck’s (ex Zeke) pummeling, heavy-as-hell drums beat down on you in a blues punk soaked fever. Mike Watt provides the blood-like glue that brings the monster’s heart to life.
As ‘Devil in Berlin’ by The Cutthroat Brothers starts to play, You can taste the packed booze and smoke filled caverns of every garage punk club in Europe. The walls like a lung, expanding as the audience falls into a feverish trance as if possessed. You can hear the crowd’s screams and the sinister laughter of The Devil himself.
Songs like ‘Devil in Berlin’, ‘Been Away’, and ‘Love, Drugs, Etc.’ provide hooks that stick in your brain like a grimy dance floor to the bottom of your motorcycle boots.
Screaming down the Autobahn like a rat rod hearse on fire, this is music born from punk touring. The ‘Sweeney Todd’s of Punk’ served a successful slashing of Europe that ended right before Covid came and stopped everything rock and roll, and otherwise.
‘Devil in Berlin’ oozes a seedy, primal slime that grips onto and feeds greedily off of audience energy and can only survive in the dark corners of the soul. Each track a sordid, sinful sketch that can be directly attached to a night on tour.
From cops in Rotterdam one day, rowdy audiences storming the stage in Liege, to audience members pulling at The Cutthroat’s blood and sweat soaked smocks in Köln, this album bares every kick and scratch then pours a bottle of whiskey over them so you never forget.
Jack Endino (Nirvana, Soundgarden, Mudhoney) produces and mixes in his 5th collaboration with The Cutthroat Brothers (in only 3 years since the band was formed), shaping ‘Devil in Berlin’ to a razor sharp edge fit to shave Satan himself.
If The Cutthroat Brothers made a deal with the Devil, this is the soundtrack to the signing party.