As previously reported, the former Queens of the Stone Age bassist and Kyuss member Nick Oliveri will release his sophomore solo album, Leave Me Alone, this September via Schnitzel Records. Today, we’re getting our first taste of the LP with its lead single, “Human Cannonball Explodes”.
As you may have gathered from the title, the track is anything but subtle, opening with the rev of a motorcycle engine before jumping into a jagged punk riff. Oliveri steadily screams throughout the track, sounding a bit like Fucked Up’s own Damian Abraham. The intensity only builds from there, with scorching guitar solos, disjointed megaphone rants, and the screeching of tires. Though billed as a solo effort, there’s definite threads of both QOTSA and Kyuss weaved throughout.
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