Romanian heavy rockers Blacksheep called it quits earlier this year but have come roaring back propelled by new drummer Herman Heidel, and they present their first single as this incarnation of the band in the Western-themed “Gunsmoke.” The track can be heard now in a kind of semi-video YouTube stream plugging its release alongside images of guns, smoke, etc. to go with the samples in the song itself from old Western movies, among them Once upon a Time in the West. Blacksheep momentarily tap into their inner Morricone as well, but the bulk of “Gunsmoke” revolves around its burly delivery and catchy hook. The band calls it “death and roll,” but if you’re thinking Entombed, that might be a little more extreme than where Blacksheep end up.
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BLACKSHEEP: ‘Gunsmoke’ single released
After Liviu Gugui, the band leader have decided to disband the band on 15 January 2016, the Romanian death’n’roll band BLACKSHEEP have reunited with a new line-up on 4 May 2016 by adding the drummer Herman Heidel (BREATHELAST, ex-MONARCHY, ex-CADAVRUL, ex-MAGICA) to their ranks.
The current band line-up of the band is:
Liviu Gugui <<L.G. “The Marshal” Shepherd>> – lead vocals, guitar (2012-)
Andrei Costan “The Stallion” – guitar (2014-)
Silviu Ruta “The Kid” – bass (2014-)
Herman Heidel “The Gunslinger” – drums (2016-)
Herman Heidel it is one of the most well known and versatile Romanian drummers. Along the years he have played and released albums with such bands as BREATHELAST (post-hardcore/metalcore), MONARCHY (heavy metal), CADAVRUL (death metal) and MAGICA (melodic/heavy power metal).
After the reunion, the band have released Gunsmoke, the first new single. The song Gunsmoke have been recorded at Big Fat Sound studio (https://www.facebook.com/bigfatproduction) from Bucharest, Romania with Cristian Dunarintu, the guitarist from Shesdead as a sound engineer, while the mix and master was made by the guitarist Andrei Costan “The Stallion”. The video is signed by Costin Chioreanu from Twilight13media (AT THE GATES, AURA NOIR, ARCTURUS, SIGH, VIRUS, Roadburn Festival etc).