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Speedtrap

Speedtrap’s sophomore album, Straight Shooter, will hit the shops September 11th via Svart Records, and the new single, also titled Straight Shooter, will be made available on vinyl on June 12th, also via Svart Records. The single will also be available on the band’s High Speeding Through Europe 2015 tour, which begins on May 30th from Sweden’s Muskelrock and continues at breakneck speeds through 15 other European cities (dates after the jump).

Speedtrap’s debut album, Powerdose, took many by surprise and left many established acts eating dust on several end-of-the-year lists in 2013. Metal Hammer called it “metal fed on a diet of Motorhead and alcohol, Exciter and suspect powders – high octane and hellbent for leather” while InvisibleOranges.com considered it a “fist-raising triumph.” Since then, Speedtrap have performed across the European continent and also gone through some lineup changes: Jaakko Hietakangas (ex-Ranger) has joined the ranks as second guitarist, and Antti Salminen has taken up bass duties while earlier bassist Markus Hietamies has switched to the drum-set.

Even though Speedtrap still are a loud, obnoxious bunch of catchy riff-mongers with no regard for speed limits, Straight Shooter also showcases the band’s ability to push the envelope and, with their new dual-guitar setup, write memorable songs that twist and turn like a drag racer on LSD. Cover and tracklisting are as follows:

Speedtrap: Straight Shooter

Tracklist:
1. Straight Shooter
2. I Want to Conquer the World

Tour Dates:
High Speeding Through Europe 2015
MAY 30 SWEDEN Muskelrock
MAY 31 SWEDEN Malmö
JUNE 01 GERMANY Hamburg
JUNE 02 GERMANY Würzburg
JUNE 03 GERMANY Mannheim
JUNE 04 TBA
JUNE 05 GERMANY Wilwarin Festival
JUNE 06 GERMANY Berlin
JUNE 07 GERMANY Leipzig
JUNE 08 CZECH REPUBLIC Pilsen
JUNE 09 TBA
JUNE 10 AUSTRIA, VIENNA
JUNE 11 SWITZERLAND Zürich
JUNE 12 TBA
JUNE 13 NETHERLANDS Breda
JUNE 14 DENMARK Copenhagen

United Forces Summer Slam 2015 w/ Forseen
JUNE 27 HYVINKÄÄ – Jalostamo
JULY 3 SEINÄJOKI – Bar 15
JULY 4 TURKU – TVO
JULY 10 TAMPERE – Vastavirta-klubi
JULY 11 OULU – Ykän pubi

SEPTEMBER 17-20 GERMANY Wiesau – STORM CRUSHER FESTIVAL


Speedtrap

Press release provided by Svart Records.