CARCASS’s Bill Steer on joining Gentleman’s Pistols

Northern riff cavaliers Gentlemans Pistols are set to release their groove-laden album Hustler’s Row on October 16th. Formed as a three-piece back in 2003, the band has gone through a variety of lineup changes throughout its career but stabilised as a four-piece back in 2004. It may come as a surprise to those not in the know that Carcass axeman Bill Steer is a member of the band, having recorded the last album At Her Majesty’s Pleasure with them. The guys at Nuclear Blast were savvy enough to catch up with Bill and find out how this all came about.

Gentleman’s Pistols have been causing a stir on the underground for a while now with their debauched lyrics, melodic groove and general northern rock ‘n’ roll swagger. Speaking about the new release, vocalist James Atkinson comments:

“With this album, we tried to make a record that we would want to listen to; one that was heavy but melodic, intense but catchy, thoughtful but unruly. A record for reprobates and romantics, for gentlemen and hustlers.ˮ

The band recently released the first single from the new album, The Searcher, via YouTube.

Speaking about the track, Atkinson states:

“Basically the song is about becoming apathetic towards things you once enjoyed and searching for where you are going in life.”

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