After the wide-spread critical acclaim for their debut album Black Wolf City, New Wave of South African Heavy Metal protagonists Deadline are back with a brand new single High Tops & Bullet Belts. From the sythnwave inspired intro to the pummelling rhythms, soaring vocals and triple guitar attack the song brings the 80’s kicking and screaming into the 21st century and makes it feel right at home.
Front man Jessy Switchblade delves a little deeper into the inspiration behind it all, ‘In a time where superhero movies have become so popular, we decided to write a tune about a group of heavy metal superheroes. (Who wear high-tops and bullet belts of course, haha!) It’s a song about power and revenge which ultimately results in the band/superheroes taking over their town, with the focus still strongly on the fictitious city we built with our debut album, Black Wolf City. The artwork is a tribute to the current synthwave music movement which is currently taking the world by storm and the track itself kicks off with a 52 second synth intro. We thought we would be a little more dynamic and it is to date our most ambitious track.’