Coinciding with today’s release of new album Memoirs of a Rat Queen on Cruz Del Sur Music, THE NEPTUNE POWER FEDERATION has released the official video for “Flying Incendiary Club For Subjugating Demons.” Check out the video at youtu.be/dtc2mP1AIJk
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In case you missed it, the band previously released official videos for both “Watch Our Masters Bleed,” which is available at this location, and “Bound For Hell” here.
Infectious space rock and metal from Australia, delivered by the one and only Imperial Priestess. Bow to the Imperial Priestess! On Memoirs of a Rat Queen, Australian psychedelic rock and roll occultists The Neptune Power Federation have arrived to take you on a sonic journey like no other.
She came from outer space, a celestial being with supernatural powers, namely, inhuman vocals and a godly stage presence. She is the only one who can make four leather-clad bike-rockers readily dedicate their lives in subservience, ready to serve her in the name of rock and roll. Tales of her existence have already been shared, but there is a new chronicle, one that will shine a light on her trans-dimensional travels and accomplishments. Its name is Memoirs of a Rat Queen. Its subject? The Imperial Priestess. Her band? The Neptune Power Federation.
Formed in Australia in 2012, The Neptune Power Federation originally started as a studio project with a singer based in the United States. Their trajectory was forever changed when Imperial Priestess Screaming Loz Sutch joined the band in 2015. The Neptune Power Federation, who are rounded out by guitarists Inverted CruciFox and Search & DesTroy, bassist Jaytanic Ritual and drummer Mr. Styx, soon honed in on an image and sound that reflected progressive, metal and space rock, all with the goal of recreating music that was played from 1968 to 1978. Combined with an eye-catching stage presentation that finds the Imperial Priestess assuming the role of a time-traveling space witch, and what you have is one of the most distinctive bands to not only come out of Australia, but the world.
Memoirs of a Rat Queen is The Neptune Power Federation’s fourth studio album and first for Cruz Del Sur Music, and was tracked by Jaytanic Ritual at The Pet Food Factory in Marrkville, Sydney. The album is a mélange of various rock genres thrown into one rollicking set of songs that recalls the finer aspects of Queen, Motörhead and T-Rex. The album title is inspired by eight diary entries authored by the Imperial Priestess that detail everything she has lived through, from her role in the French Revolution, being falsely accused of manifesting the Black Plague in medieval Germany, all the way to the time she took a lover in the parking lot outside of a Judas Priest concert in 1986.
Accompanied by a graphic novel created by Inverted CruciFox, Memoirs of a Rat Queen is a rock and roll spectacle for the ages. The Imperial Priestess has arrived — bow to your knees and repent if you please!
“They specialize in the type of music that made MOTORHEAD and BLACK SABBATH famous; aggressive, no mercy Hard Rock that kicks the ass of weaker music fans. Australia’s music scene appears to be alive and very well if THE NEPTUNE POWER FEDERATION is any indication of the bands that are taking part in it.” (10/10)
– Metal Temple
“Throughout this wickedly catchy record there are plenty of easily identifiable reference signposts: the eclecticism of Blue Öyster Cult, the ferocity of Motörhead, the greasiness of the Godz, the party anthems of the Dictators, the blues jams of Ram Jam, the riff-meet-hooks savvy of the Runaways. And if you’re looking for Australian influences, too, you can hear the Angels all over this thing.”
“The Neptune Power Federation have drunk deep from the fountain of The Real Thing and are returned to tell tales of its rightness, its freshness, its goodness and greatness with a broken bottle lunge and a split-lip grin. Do you like Monster Magnet? Do you like Hawkwind? Do you like AC/DC? Do you like a band that sounds like they might set a bar on fire but still tip their servers extravagantly?”
– Last Rites
“Melding together psyched-out space rock a la Hawkwind with the hell-bent attitude of classic speed metal, the group has honed their own nostalgic brand of tripped-out righteousness intended to transport the modern listener into another dimension.”
– Invisible Oranges
“A wild ride of rocking heavy metal, funky bass lines, danceable beats, blazing guitar solos, pop-laced melodies and multi-tracked banshee wails with a glorious full-colour graphic novel to accompany it all. If it was any more fun, it would be illegal.”
– Loud Mag
“With 8 great tracks to enjoy, spread across nearly 40 minutes, there is plenty to enjoy here and enjoy most will. Do not miss out on this one. Bow down to the Imperial Priestess indeed.”
– Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life
“The Neptune Power Federation know you can’t just emulate what’s come before, you have to actually write songs that are catchy and entertaining, and Memoirs of a Rat Queen is full of them.”
– The Metal Crypt
“I loved every minute of it and will be seeking out the Priestess’s first three diaries. If you love a blend of rock genres then this is so much fun and has so many levels that it is different every time you listen to it. Give it a try.” (5/5)
“Under the spell of Seventies glam rock between SWEET’s ‘The Ballroom Blitz’ and T. REX, THE NEPTUNE POWER FEDERATION also sprinkle Mark WOLFMOTHER’s retro rock, play with some QUEEN theatricality and brazenly build a MOTÖRHEAD (‘Watch Our Masters’) Bleed’) and a LED ZEPPELIN memory part (‘Bound For Hell’).”
“The music of the Australians teem with corners, edges and contradictions, which defy any comfortable expectations. Even the dullest bystander might feel compelled to ask, “What the hell did I hear?” And then he puts on the whole album over again from the beginning. And again. And again.” (5/5)
Screaming Loz Sutch: Vocals
Inverted CruciFox: Guitar
Search & DesTroy: Guitar
Jaytanic Ritual: Bass
Mr Styx: Drums
Formed in 2012, The Neptune Power Federation originally started as a studio project with a singer based in the United States, but took off once vocalist Imperial Priestess Screaming Loz Sutch joined the fold in 2015. From there, the band’s indescribable blend of progressive, metal and space rock has helped them win over crowds of all types.
“We enjoy being hard to define!” says Inverted CruciFox. “Basically, if it was good music recorded between 1968 and 1978, we will pay tribute to it, be that hard rock, proto metal, prog, space rock, soul or garage.
The Priestess has her own distinctive singing style, which adds yet another strange element on top. Our recommendation to listeners is to enjoy the ride.”