For a very long time The Hangmen (Northeast, UK) have been creating & developing a punk-rockabilly hybrid under the generic term of “Psychobilly.” As “industry outsiders” band members Kill’em Gillham (Drums, Vocals), Loz Firewalker (Guitar) and Rick (Bass, Vocals) have achieved an ongoing and gathering interest against the odds!
The band has gigged and toured consistently throughout – releasing no less than Seven ‘cult classic’ albums released by small independent labels sell (and sell out) consistently to an ever expanding fanbase despite limited and erratic distribution. Along with countless compilation appearances, singles and even the odd art movie cameo – The Hangmen have never ran with any pack they’ve pursued and evolved their raw hi-octane rock & roll formula with guts, distinction and attitude, becoming influential in the process.
Sustained live performances across the UK, USA, Canada and Europe endorse the fact that this is a formidable and unique live band matching it’s word-of-mouth reputation. Live highlights include their movie-shot New York Rumble Festival appearance, performing at NYCs legendary CBGBs and the distinction of ‘Live-pick-of-the-week’ in the national music press during a Canadian tour. They have been choice support to touring acts such as Hellkat Records’ Transplants, Nekromantix or Tiger Army, and when not headlining in their own right are regularly seen warming up the masses for rejuvenated Punk-era heroes.
Their most recent, finest, most anticipated and fastest selling opus to date – Cacklefest! is described as a dark concoction of spare monster parts, pieces of crashed dragsters and lost voodoo artifacts!